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Former English soccer coach denies abuse charges
LONDON (AP) -- Former English soccer coach Barry Bennell has denied eight child abuse charges....

Guardiola virtually concedes title after heavy loss for City
MANCHESTER, England (AP) -- The Premier League season is barely past the halfway point and already Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has virtually given up on winning the title....

Lynch: US investigators continue to pursue soccer corruption
BALTIMORE (AP) -- American criminal investigators are continuing to pursue soccer corruption, according to outgoing Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who initiated the prosecution of fraudulent FIFA executives....

Klinsmann believes US Soccer made progress before his firing
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Jurgen Klinsmann is proud of his half-decade in charge of the U.S. national team, and the coach believes he left successor Bruce Arena in a position to make the Americans even better....

Chelsea reveals cost of firing Mourinho, ending Adidas deal
LONDON (AP) -- Chelsea says firing Jose Mourinho the second time cost about 8 million pounds, and 67 million pounds was paid for the early termination of the Premier League team's Adidas sponsorship....

Former England coach Graham Taylor dies at 72
LONDON (AP) -- Graham Taylor, the England coach derided for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after flourishing as a club manager working for pop star Elton John, has died. He was 72....

Benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team World Cup
ZURICH (AP) -- As the soccer world digests FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup, a look at the some of the benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team tournament in 2026:...