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North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier

Oct. 15, 2019 6:58 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw Tuesday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match, though it is unclear how many people saw the game in Pyongyang. South Korean soccer officials were unable to watch a telecast of the historic game and believe it was played in an empty Kim...

Racist abuse, military salutes mar European qualifying

Oct. 14, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

Racism and politics overshadowed results in European Championship qualifying on Monday as England's players were subjected to a barrage of racist abuse in Bulgaria and Turkey celebrated an equalizer against France by lining up to give a military salute. The game in Bulgaria was halted twice because of fans...

England's Euro qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse

Oct. 14, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — England's Football Association called on UEFA to take "very stringent" action after the country's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the first half because of racist chants and Nazi salutes from the home supporters. England's 6-0 win was halted in...

German club releases Turkish player over Instagram post

Oct. 14, 2019 12:45 PM EDT

HAMBURG, Germany (AP) — Turkish midfielder Cenk Sahin has been released by German soccer club St. Pauli following his Instagram post in support of his country's invasion of Kurdish-held regions in northern Syria. The second-division club said on Monday that "Sahin has been released from his training and...

The Latest: Cincinnati, Miami now NFL's only winless teams

Oct. 14, 2019 1:36 AM EDT

The Latest on the NFL's Week 6 (all times EDT): ___ 7:25 p.m. The NFL is down to just a pair of winless teams with the New York Jets and Washington Redskins finally getting their first victories of the season. Washington won the battle of winless teams by edging Miami 17-16 with the Redskins smothering a 2-point...

Poland, Russia qualify for Euro 2020; Croatia must wait

Oct. 13, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

Poland and Russia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Sunday, while Gareth Bale's goal forced Croatia to wait after a 1-1 draw with Wales. Germany beat Estonia 3-0 despite playing with 10 men from the 14th minute. Robert Lewandowski set up both goals for Poland as Chicago Fire midfielder Przemyslaw...

NFL's Week 6 starts with Panthers-Buccaneers in London

Oct. 13, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

The Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the NFL off to an early start with their meeting in London. The two NFC South rivals are playing Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the second of four games this season in London. Carolina made defensive Efe Obada an honorary captain for the game. The Nigeria...

US defender Miles Robinson hurt, will miss Canada game

Oct. 12, 2019 2:11 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Defender Miles Robinson will miss the United States' CONCACAF Nations League match against Canada on Tuesday night because of a strained left hamstring. Robinson did not play in Friday's 7-0 win over Cuba, then got hurt in a post-match training session. The U.S. Soccer Federation said the...

Eritrean soccer players who defected say they live in fear

Oct. 12, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an authoritarian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. After scoring two goals for Eritrea's national under-20 soccer team during a tournament in Uganda late last month, Mewal defected with...

Czechs stun England in Euro qualifying; France, Portugal win

Oct. 11, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

It was a night of European soccer to forget for England, and one to remember for Andorra. England conceded a late goal against the Czech Republic on Friday and paid the price with its first defeat in a qualifying game in 10 years, while France and Portugal made progress in their bids for places at next year's...