Professional soccer

June 23, 2017 - 8:30 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend, a Spanish state prosecutor said Friday. State prosecutor Isabel Lopez Riera told The Associated...
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June 21, 2017 - 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Patrick Nyarko scored his first goal of the season in the 60th minute and D.C. United rallied to beat expansion Atlanta United 2-1 on Wednesday night. Nyarko took a cross in the box from Ian Harkes and volleyed inside the far post. D.C. United (5-8-3) improved to 2-0 against...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2012, file photo, National Soccer Hall of Famer Tony DiCicco stands on the sidelines before an international friendly soccer match between Brazil and the United States, in Landover, Md. DiCicco, who coached the U.S. to the 1999 Women’s World Cup title, has died. He was 68. U.S. Soccer confirmed DiCicco’s death Tuesday, June 20, 2017. His son, Anthony, tweeted that DiCicco died at home with his family present. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
June 20, 2017 - 6:35 pm
Tony DiCicco, who coached the U.S. to the 1999 World Cup title before an overflow Rose Bowl crowd in a landmark for women's soccer, has died at 68. He died Monday at his Wethersfield, Connecticut, home with his family present, son Anthony DiCicco said Tuesday on Twitter. No cause was announced...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 21, 2017 file photo, Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after winning a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain.A Spanish judge has summoned Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo to court to answer questions after he was accused of tax fraud by a state prosecutor. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor, File)
June 20, 2017 - 10:31 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has been summoned to appear before a Spanish judge, and Jose Mourinho could be next. Ronaldo and Mourinho are the latest members of the soccer elite to be accused of tax fraud in Spain. Lionel Messi and Javier Mascherano, among others, have already been...
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Mexico's Hector Moreno, right, celebrates with his teammates scoring his side's second goal during the 2017during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 20, 2017 - 10:13 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — FIFA has warned Mexico about the conduct of its fans after discriminatory chants at the Confederations Cup. The homophobic abuse was heard during Mexico's opening game against Portugal in Kazan on Sunday despite FIFA warning on the eve of the World Cup warm-up tournament that...
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Chile's Arturo Vidal, right, and Eduardo Vargas argue with referee Demir Skomina during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Cameroon and Chile, at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 18, 2017 - 6:38 pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Video reviews are not giving FIFA a quick solution at the tournament it is using to fast-track the system for the 2018 World Cup. Both Confederation Cup games played on Sunday in Russia left teams confused by decisions — reached more slowly than expected — by referees...
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Chile's Arturo Vidal, right, and Eduardo Vargas argue with referee Demir Skomina during the Confederations Cup, Group B soccer match between Cameroon and Chile, at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
June 18, 2017 - 4:11 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Arturo Vidal brushed off a hotly disputed video review to give Chile a 2-0 win over Cameroon in the Confederations Cup on Sunday. Vidal's 81st-minute header after a pass from substitute Alexis Sanchez gave the South American champion a Group B win which was anything but routine,...
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Mexico's Javier Hernandez , second from left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
June 18, 2017 - 1:28 pm
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Title contenders Portugal and Mexico fought out an entertaining 2-2 draw in the Confederations Cup on Sunday, with each team scoring in the last five minutes. Portugal looked set for a late win when Cedric Soares scored with a deflected shot in the 86th minute, but Hector...
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Surrounded by officials FIFA President Gianni Infantino seen during his visit to Media centre prior the Group A soccer match between Portugal and Mexico, at the Kazan Arena, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
June 18, 2017 - 11:10 am
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says it's time to focus on soccer and not worry about the future of the Confederations Cup. Speaking before Portugal faced Mexico in their Group A opener on Sunday in Kazan, Infantino also sent his condolences to the Portuguese people following...
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Germany team attends a training session in Sochi, Russia, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Germany's youthful Confederations Cup squad certainly isn't short of distractions away from the training pitch in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. And with the imitation of Bavaria's Neuschwanstein Castle looming over the Olympic Park, Germany feels right at home in the 2014 Winter Games host city where it will play two of its opening three matches. (AP Photo/Rob Harris)
June 18, 2017 - 10:12 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Beyond one goal, there's the beach. Behind another, a theme park with its roller coasters and fairytale castle. Germany's youthful Confederations Cup squad certainly isn't short of distractions away from the training pitch in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi. And with the...
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