Soccer

October 17, 2019 - 4:35 am
The Spanish league is trying again to take a regular season game to Miami, despite abandoning plans last season after facing opposition from other soccer bodies. The league says it has asked the Spanish soccer federation to allow Villarreal's home game against Atletico Madrid on Dec. 6 to be moved...
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South Korean national soccer team player Son Heung-min answers a reporter's question upon his arrival after the soccer match against North Korea, at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019. North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match played in an empty stadium in Pyongyang, but specific details of the game weren't immediately available. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game at Kim Il Sung Stadium and South Korean spectators and media were denied entry. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
October 16, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's national soccer team has described their World Cup qualifier against North Korea in Pyongyang as a "rough" and strange match. The historic match Tuesday ended in a scoreless draw at huge Kim Il Sung Stadium, which was empty of spectators. Tottenham striker...
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A policeman uses a fire extinguisher on a burning barricade during clashes with protestors in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 16, 2019 - 6:16 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Spanish government says that isn't ruling out any means to guarantee security in Catalonia following three days of major protests over the imprisonment of separatist leaders. Clashes between...
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FILE - In this March 2, 2019 file photo, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, left, goes head to head with Real defender Sergio Ramos as they argue during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. The Spanish football league on Wednesday Oct. 16. 2019, has asked the Spanish football federation to change the location of the match between Barcelona and Real Madrid to avoid it coinciding with plans for a separatist rally. The league wants the federation to shift the match to Madrid. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
October 16, 2019 - 6:02 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on unrest in Spain's Catalonia region (all times local): 2:55 p.m. The Spanish soccer league wants Barcelona's game against Real Madrid to be moved out of the Catalan capital to avoid coinciding with a planned separatist rally. Separatist groups in Catalonia have...
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Policemen in riot gear move past a burning barricade during clashes with protestors in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 16, 2019 - 2:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain is on edge after two straight days of violent clashes in northeastern Catalonia between police and protesters who were angered by the Supreme Court's sentencing of nine separatist Catalan leaders to prison. Students in the restive region went on strike Wednesday and...
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Bulgarian fans leave the stadium during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 16, 2019 - 1:51 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — The Bulgarian government says it has detained four soccer fans linked to making racist gestures, including Nazi salutes, during a European Championship qualifying match against England. Bulgarian fans also directed monkey noises at England's black players during the match,...
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Canada midfielder Alphonso Davies (12) looks at forward Lucas Cavallini as they celebrate Cavallini's goal against the United States during the second half of a CONCACAF Nations League soccer match Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, in Toronto. (Cole Burston/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 15, 2019 - 7:37 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team lost to Canada for the first time in 34 years, allowing second-half goals to Alphonso Davies and Lucas Cavallini in a 2-0 defeat Tuesday night in the CONCACAF Nations League. A little over two years after the Americans failed to qualify for the 2018 World...
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Members of the South Korean football team pose for a photo before boarding an Air China flight to Pyongyang for a World Cup qualifier match against North Korea from the airport in Beijing on Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
October 15, 2019 - 1:44 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A historic World Cup qualifying soccer match in Pyongyang between North Korea and South Korea has been cast into media darkness in the South, with the North keeping out rival reporters and spectators and refusing a live broadcast from Kim Il Sung Stadium. The South Korean...
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EDS NOTE OBSCENE GESTURES - Bulgarian fans gesture as they stand in the stadium to watch the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
October 14, 2019 - 3:45 pm
Racism and politics overshadowed results in European Championship qualifying on Monday as England's players were subjected to a barrage of racist abuse in Bulgaria and Turkey celebrated an equalizer against France by lining up to give a military salute. The game in Bulgaria was halted twice because...
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England manager Gareth Southgate, right, speaks with Referee Ivan Bebek during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between Bulgaria and England, at the Vasil Levski national stadium, in Sofia, Bulgaria, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
October 14, 2019 - 12:51 pm
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — England's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the first half due to home fans chanting racist abuse on Monday. Bulgaria supporters in the crowd were seen directing monkey chants and England players, doing Nazi salutes and holding up shirts...
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