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Pelé takes 'a little step back' in recovery from surgery

Sep. 17, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian soccer great Pele “took a little step back” in his recovery from surgery to remove a tumor from his colon, his daughter Kely Nascimento said Friday, but he is “recovering well” at a Sao Paulo hospital. She did not comment on local...

Atlanta, other U.S. cities make pitch for 2026 World Cup

Sep. 17, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After being slowed by the pandemic, the race among 17 U.S. cities to land a coveted spot hosting the 2026 World Cup is back on. Two FIFA inspectors were in Atlanta Friday to get a look at 72,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of a record-setting Major...

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualifier at the Central American nation on Oct. 10. The U.S. plays at Panama...

Juventus reports 210 million euros in losses amid pandemic

Sep. 17, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus reported a loss of 210 million euros ($250 million) for the 2020-21 financial year on Friday, attributed mainly to the pandemic’s effect on the transfer market and ticket sales. Revenue from player registration rights (transfer market)...

Guardiola defends his plea for 'more fans' at Man City game

Sep. 17, 2021 09:39 AM EDT

For Pep Guardiola, it was a rallying cry ahead of what he expects to be a tough game. For some Manchester City supporters, it was an ill-timed comment that questioned the loyalty of the club’s fan base. A clash has broken out between City’s...

Raducanu back in Britain and in demand after US Open win

Sep. 17, 2021 06:41 AM EDT

She’s been on American talk shows, attended the Met Gala, ticked off a “bucket list” item by visiting the New York Stock Exchange, and chatted to Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton — a major deal for a big motorsports fan. As for top soccer coach Jurgen Klopp,...

Carli Lloyd scores 5 goals, US women rout Paraguay 9-0

Sep. 16, 2021 22:33 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — No Carli Lloyd isn't reconsidering her retirement — even after a five-goal game. Lloyd hit a career high for goals in the U.S. national team's 9-0 rout of Paraguay on Thursday night. The 39-year-old forward has just three more games with the team...

CONCACAF under-20s instead of 23s to determine Olympic spots

Sep. 16, 2021 21:49 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — CONCACAF took an unusual decision to eliminate its men's Olympic qualifying tournament and will instead have under-20 teams determine its representatives at the Paris Games in 2024. The governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean...

Thorns awarded win and 3 points for forfeited Spirit game

Sep. 16, 2021 18:49 PM EDT

The Washington Spirit's postponed match against the Portland Thorns has been deemed a forfeit by the National Women's Soccer League. Portland will earn the victory and three points for the match, which was originally scheduled for Sept. 4 but postponed because of a...

Police: Man killed in brawl outside Philly cheesesteak spot

Sep. 16, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New York man was killed Thursday after he was beaten with a trash can lid and pummeled during a brawl outside a famous Philadelphia cheesesteak restaurant, police said. The violence at Pat’s King of Steaks may involve spectators who earlier...