Professional soccer

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri gestures when looking at the fourth official during the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
February 19, 2019 - 10:36 am
LONDON (AP) — The volley of abusive chants from Chelsea supporters were aimed in a different direction this time. Toward the sideline at Stamford Bridge. Players were spared on Monday, there was no need to dig out the "rats" banners from 2015, and supporters seem just fine with Eden Hazard and Co...
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Wolverhampton players celebrate after Ivan Cavaleiro, center left, scored the opening goal during the English FA Cup fifth round soccer match between Bristol City and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol, England, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
February 17, 2019 - 1:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — Wolverhampton held on to beat Championship side Bristol City 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on Sunday. The second-tier team threatened from a series of set-pieces late in the game but could not find an equalizer against their Premier League opponents who took the lead in...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
February 13, 2019 - 12:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:40 p.m. German diplomats are showing little sense of fair play before three crucial meetings in the battle to rule Europe. Germany's foreign ministry tweeted Wednesday that while it laments...
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FILE - In this May 5, 1965 file photo Gordon Banks jumps to make a save in a soccer match against Hungary at Wembley stadium in London. English soccer club Stoke said Tuesday Feb. 12, 2019 that World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81. (PA via AP, File)
February 12, 2019 - 6:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Gordon Banks, the World Cup-winning England goalkeeper who was also known for blocking a header from Pele that many consider to be the greatest save in soccer history, has died. He was 81. English soccer club Stoke, one of Banks' former teams, posted a statement from his family on...
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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri, right, reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
February 11, 2019 - 9:55 am
LONDON (AP) — The squad has been publicly undermined. There's been grumbling about the lack of contact from the owner. And the team was just handed its biggest loss in 28 years. Maurizio Sarri's reign at Chelsea already looks like it's approaching the end, and he's not even completed a season. "My...
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Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen scores his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
February 10, 2019 - 4:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Christian Eriksen created the opener before scoring himself as Tottenham beat Leicester 3-1 on Sunday, putting the north London club five points behind front-runners Manchester City and Liverpool. It was third-placed Tottenham's fourth successive league win without injured top-scorer...
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Chelsea at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
February 10, 2019 - 4:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Sergio Aguero is scoring for fun, and even referee Mike Dean got in on the japes. Only Chelsea had nothing to smile about after a 6-0 humiliation at Manchester City. Scoring a hat trick for a second successive Sunday in the Premier League meant Aguero was owed another match ball. Not...
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Friends and relatives carry the coffin containing the remains of the young soccer player Arthur Vinicius, one of the victims of a fire at a Brazilian soccer academy, during his burial in Volta Redonda, Brazil, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing several and injuring others, most likely teenage players, authorities said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 09, 2019 - 7:25 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Under mounting criticism Saturday, Brazilian soccer club Flamengo defended its management of the training ground where a fire killed 10 of its academy players — all between 14 and 16 years old — at a dormitory that had been registered with the city as a parking lot. Rio de...
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp greets supporters at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and AFC Bournemouth at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
February 09, 2019 - 3:10 pm
LONDON (AP) — With fans growing increasingly nervous, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp knew his players needed to make a statement about their title credentials against Bournemouth on Saturday. They delivered just the right message with a rampant display in a 3-0 win at Anfield that not only put the...
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Debris from the deadly fire at the Flamengo soccer club training complex litters the ground in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 8, 2019. A fire tore through the sleeping quarters of the Flamengo soccer club development league, one of Brazil's most popular professional soccer clubs, killing several people who were most likely players and injuring others, authorities said. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
February 08, 2019 - 3:21 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo, killing 10 people and injuring three, most likely teenage players, authorities said. Firefighters were called just after 5 a.m. to the sprawling Ninho...
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