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Soccer authorities meet with Twitter over racist abuse

Sep. 20, 2019 7:55 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities say they have had a "productive and positive" meeting with representatives from Twitter in the wake of black players receiving racist abuse on the social-media platform this season. The Football Association, the Premier League and the English Football League were...

MLS meets with supporters groups over political displays

Sep. 19, 2019 10:49 PM EDT

Major League Soccer officials met Thursday with supporters' groups from the Seattle Sounders, the Portland Timbers and the Independent Supporters Council to discuss a new league policy that bans fan displays deemed as political. At the heart of the issue is display of the Iron Front symbol, first used by an...

Rooney wants another trip to MLS playoffs before going home

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home to England, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs. The longtime Manchester United and English national team striker is in the final regular-season stretch with D.C. United, which is 12-10-9 this season for fifth in...

United's Kallman suspended 10 games for substance abuse

Sep. 19, 2019 3:51 PM EDT

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota United defender Brent Kallman has been suspended 10 games for violating the MLS substance abuse policy. The league announced Thursday he tested positive for an identified performance-enhancing substance. He will also be fined 20% of his salary. Kallman will miss the...

Barcelona says it will surpass 1 billion euros in revenue

Sep. 19, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it will become the first sports team in the world to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in revenue this season. The Spanish club made the announcement on Thursday while presenting revenue of 990 million euros ($1.09 billion) for last season, also a record an 8%...

What to watch in Europe's top soccer leagues this weekend

Sep. 19, 2019 10:48 AM EDT

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Chelsea has conceded on average more than two goals a game under new manager Frank Lampard this season, and the team's fragile defense will be tested this weekend by the most devastating front three in the Premier League. Liverpool...

AP Interview: Alexander-Arnold on Liverpool mission, racism

Sep. 19, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After Liverpool's euphoric start to the season, a trip to Italy provided a more sobering experience for Trent Alexander-Arnold and his teammates. Five successive victories had sent Liverpool five points clear at the top of the Premier League. There had already been an addition to the trophy...

Prince William told British PM to imagine FIFA voter naked

Sep. 19, 2019 8:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister David Cameron has recalled being told by Prince William to imagine an American FIFA voter naked to ease nerves at a presentation for England's World Cup bid in a process that was mired in wrongdoing. Cameron and the prince led an English delegation to Zurich in...

FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women soccer fans

Sep. 19, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month. Attention on the ban intensified when a 29-year-old activist, Sahar Khodayari, died this month after setting herself on fire outside a...

Dutch soccer player Kelvin Maynard killed in Amsterdam

Sep. 19, 2019 6:47 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say that a man killed in an overnight shooting was former professional soccer player Kelvin Maynard. Police in Amsterdam confirmed his identity Thursday morning. The 32-year-old Dutchman died Wednesday night after being shot in the city. Maynard was a defender for...