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France threatens economic retaliation over Amazon fires

Aug. 23, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — In a sharp escalation of tensions over fires ravaging the Amazon, France on Friday accused Brazil's president of having lied to French leader Emmanuel Macron and threatened to block a European Union trade deal with South American states including Brazil. Ireland joined in the threat...

Hurtado scores in 88th minute, Sporting KC beats Minnesota

Aug. 23, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Erik Hurtado scored his second goal of the season in the 88th minute and Sporting Kansas City beat Minnesota United 1-0 Thursday night. Hurtado ran past his defender to get to Johnny Russell's through ball, took one touch to elude keeper Vito Mannone and tapped it into the empty...

Nashville soccer CEO: Stadium cost up as much as $75 million

Aug. 22, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The head of the Nashville Soccer Club says the new MLS stadium is on schedule to open in 2022 and will cost at least $50 million more than original projections. Chief executive officer Ian Ayre updated the Nashville Sports Authority board Thursday. The Metro Nashville Council...

Teacher accused of sex assault can't go to his kids' games

Aug. 22, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A judge says a former Tennessee middle school teacher accused of sexually assaulting five male students can't attend his two 16-year-old daughters' soccer games. News outlets report Sumner County Judge Mike Carter denied Robert Ring's request Wednesday to amend his bond restrictions....

NWSL players say investment key to sustaining World Cup bump

Aug. 22, 2019 3:14 AM EDT

While record crowds at National Women's Soccer League games are evidence of a World Cup bump, players want the momentum to extend beyond the ticket office. Portland drew a league-record 25,218 fans to a game against the defending champion North Carolina Courage earlier this month, and last weekend Sky Blue staged...

Vela scores 2 goals, LAFC beats Earthquakes 4-0

Aug. 22, 2019 1:04 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Carlos Vela scored two goals to reach 26 on the season, Diego Rossi got his 14th in the sixth minute and Los Angeles FC beat the San Jose Earthquakes 4-0 on Wednesday night. Los Angeles (19-3-4) has won all four meetings between the clubs, outscoring the Earthquakes 15-3. San Jose...

Castellanos scores 10th goal, NYCFC tops Crew 1-0

Aug. 21, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Valentín Castellanos scored in the 36th minute, Sean Johnson got his seventh shutout of the season and New York City FC beat the Columbus Crew 1-0 on Wednesday night. New York (12-5-8) won for the fifth time in seven games to move within a point of Eastern Conference leaders...

Kaku, Royer score, Red Bulls top United 2-1 in Atlantic Cup

Aug. 21, 2019 11:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Romero "Kaku" Gamarra scored in the sixth minute, Daniel Royer got his ninth goal on a penalty kick, and the New York Red Bulls beat D.C. United 2-1 on Wednesday night in the Atlantic Cup. New York (12-10-5) has a nine-game undefeated streak in the series. D.C. United (10-9-9) hasn't won...

Impact change coaches as they struggle to make MLS playoffs

Aug. 21, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MONTREAL (AP) — The Montreal Impact have fired coach Remi Garde and replaced him with Wilmer Cabrera. The move Wednesday comes 27 games into the Garde's second season with the team, which is struggling to hang on to a Major League Soccer playoff spot. The Impact are coming off a 3-3 draw with FC Dallas at...

Ronaldo says 2018 'probably worst year' of his life

Aug. 21, 2019 11:18 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life. Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas more than 10 years ago but won't face criminal charges after it was determined the investigation failed...