Professional soccer

Hoffenheim's Andrej Kramaric, right, and Dortmund's Abdou Diall, left, challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Borussia Dortmund in Sinsheim, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
September 22, 2018 - 1:32 pm
BERLIN (AP) — He did it again. Christian Pulisic came to Borussia Dortmund's rescue with a second goal in four days to salvage a 1-1 draw at Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Saturday. The American midfielder, who scored Dortmund's late winner on his 20th birthday at Club Brugge in the Champions...
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Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson waves as he takes his seat on the stands before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
September 22, 2018 - 11:18 am
LONDON (AP) — Alex Ferguson was back at Old Trafford for the first time since his serious health scare in May, but Manchester United was unable to mark the occasion with a win as it was held by Wolverhampton to 1-1 on Saturday. Ferguson, who underwent emergency brain surgery, received a standing...
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In this photo taken Sept. 20, 2018, Portland Thorns player Lindsey Horan speaks with reporters at a media event for the National Women's Soccer League at Nike in Beaverton, Ore. Horan was named the league's Most Valuable Player. (AP Photo/Anne M. Peterson).
September 21, 2018 - 8:56 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Crystal Dunn says the North Carolina Courage just need to stick with what's worked all season when the team faces the Portland Thorns for the National Women's Soccer League championship on Saturday. The Courage (18-1-6) won the league's Supporters' Shield for best record and...
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Borussia Dortmund's Christian Pulisic, center, scores his side's first goal as Brugge goalkeeper Karlo Letica dives to stop the ball during a Champions League group A soccer match between Club Brugge and Borussia Dortmund at the Jan Breydel Stadium in Bruges, Belgium, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
September 18, 2018 - 4:42 pm
BRUGES, Belgium (AP) — Christian Pulisic celebrated his 20th birthday by scoring on his return from injury to give Borussia Dortmund a late 1-0 win at Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday. "It was great to come back after injury to and to be back with the team," Pulisic said. The American...
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West Ham United's Marko Arnautovic celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game, during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and West Ham United, at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Sunday Sept. 16, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
September 16, 2018 - 1:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — After four straight losses, West Ham finally collected its first Premier League points of the season on manager Manuel Pellegrini's 65th birthday. "I was worried about the game," Pellegrini said after Sunday's 3-1 victory at West Ham, "because I was absolutely convinced we must win."...
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Liverpool's coach Jurgen Klopp center, celebrates with Liverpool's players after winning the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
September 15, 2018 - 8:58 am
LONDON (AP) — Liverpool can cope without Mohamed Salah scoring. Not so Tottenham when a lethargic Harry Kane is misfiring. Chasing a first English title since 1990, Liverpool swept to a fifth successive win at the start of the Premier League season on Saturday with goals from Georginio Wijnaldum...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Lucas Moura, left, celebrates with Harry Kane after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
September 09, 2018 - 12:32 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In a record result for European soccer, top-tier clubs combined to make a first-time profit of 600 million euros ($694 million) last year with spending on player transfers included. UEFA research — involving 711 clubs' financial accounts ending in 2017 — showed they turned around a...
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Spain goalkeeper David de Gea, Nacho Fernandez, Dani Carvajal and Sergi Roberto, from left to right, celebrate at the end of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between England and Spain at Wembley stadium in London, Saturday Sept. 8, 2018. Spain won 2-1. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 08, 2018 - 4:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — England's World Cup satisfaction has been punctured by Spain on its homecoming. Back in action after a surprising run to fourth place at the World Cup, England was sent to its first competitive home loss in 11 years on Saturday. Saul Niguez and Rodrigo scored as Spain came from behind...
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September 08, 2018 - 3:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — Spain fans have chanted "Gibraltar is Spanish" during a match against England at Wembley Stadium, risking a sanction from soccer authorities. Spain has been trying to get back Gibraltar from Britain for 300 years after ceding it in 1713. The territory sits on the southern tip of Spain...
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Italy's Mario Balotelli during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Poland at Dall'Ara stadium in Bologna, Italy, Friday, Sept. 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
September 07, 2018 - 4:41 pm
ROME (AP) — Ten months after failing to qualify for the World Cup, Italy still doesn't look World Cup-worthy. Playing their first competitive match since last year's playoff loss to Sweden, the Azzurri required a late penalty to draw with Poland 1-1 at home on Friday in the UEFA Nations League...
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