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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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2014 file photo, construction work is under way at the Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar. An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a Qatar World Cup site has raised concerns about stadium roof safety. World Cup organizers on Thursday, June 22, 2017 released partial findings of the assessment of the accident at the Khalifa International Stadium, but said the full report cannot be released while local authorities continue their own investigation. (AP Photo/Rob Harris, File)
June 22, 2017 - 8:06 am
An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a building site for the 2022 Qatar soccer World Cup has raised concerns about stadium roof safety. World Cup organizers on Thursday released partial findings of an assessment of the accident at the Khalifa International Stadium, but said...
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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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Mexico's and New Zeland's players fight during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Mexico and New Zealand, at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
June 21, 2017 - 7:35 pm
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment on Wednesday, coming from behind to win a fiery Group A encounter 2-1 that ended in a brawl. The on-pitch fracas involved so many players that the referee had to...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 file photo, United States' Serena Williams makes a backhand return to her sister Venus during the women's singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps and Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook are among the finalists for best male athlete at the ESPY Awards. Tennis star Serena Williams and gymnast Simone Biles are two of the finalists for best female athlete. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)
June 21, 2017 - 4:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Multiple stars from last summer's Rio Olympics highlight this year's ESPY Awards nominees for best male and female athletes. Swimmer Michael Phelps, who won five gold medals in Rio, joins National League MVP Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney...
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Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo jumps for the ball during the Confederations Cup, Group A soccer match between Russia and Portugal, at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Wednesday, June 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
June 21, 2017 - 1:09 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for Portugal on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia in the Confederations Cup. Ronaldo headed Portugal in front in the eighth minute at Moscow's Spartak Stadium. The European champions struggled to kill...
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A helicopter flies past the Spartacus statue at the Spartak Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, June 20, 2017. The 25-meter high monument, a metal gladiator atop a vast soccer ball, towers outside Moscow's Spartak stadium, one of Russia's Confederations Cup stadiums. (AP Photo/Denis Tyrin)
June 21, 2017 - 3:38 am
MOSCOW (AP) — He towers over the crowds at Moscow's Spartak stadium, a metal gladiator atop a vast football. The meaning of the 25-meter high monument outside one of Russia's Confederations Cup stadiums is rarely clear to foreign fans, even as they shoot selfies in front of the giant. Some reckon...
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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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June 20, 2017 - 2:21 pm
Tony DiCicco, who coached the U.S. to the 1999 Women's World Cup title, has died. He was 68. Son Anthony DiCicco says on Twitter his father died Monday at home with his family there. DiCicco became the U.S. coach in 1994 and led the team to the gold medal at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, the first...
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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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