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UEFA fines Copenhagen for burning Smurf fan banner at Malmö

Nov. 22, 2019 2:01 PM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Copenhagen 70,000 euros ($77,000) for incidents at a Europa League game against Malmö, including a fan banner of a burning Smurf cartoon character. UEFA says its disciplinary panel judged charges of “illicit banner” and fireworks being lit at a 1-1...

IOC’s Bach asked to intervene in Tokyo Olympic labor dispute

Nov. 22, 2019 1:31 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — An international trade union wants IOC President Thomas Bach to intervene and investigate alleged labor and safety violations at venues being built for next year’s Tokyo Olympics. The Building and Wood Workers’ International has been critical for several years of workers’...

LA Galaxy in contract negotiations with Romain Alessandrini

Nov. 21, 2019 4:47 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy are negotiating with midfielder Romain Alessandrini in a bid to keep him with the club after the recent expiration of his contract. The five-time MLS champion Galaxy announced the negotiations Thursday amid several roster decisions. The Galaxy also are negotiating for...

Humble One: Mourinho says he’s emotionally stronger at Spurs

Nov. 21, 2019 4:34 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — After touting his humility and willingness to learn from past mistakes, Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a flash of the old familiar cheekiness. Even after opening his first comments as Tottenham manager by praising his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho couldn’t resist a...

New York Red Bulls decline option on goalie Luis Robles

Nov. 21, 2019 2:29 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have declined the contract option on Luis Robles, the league’s goalkeeper of the year in 2015. The 35-year-old Robles completed his eighth season with a 13-14-6 record and nine shutouts. For his career, Robles has a 114-71-53 mark with 72 shutouts and a...

Reyna quits New York City for Austin expansion team in MLS

Nov. 21, 2019 12:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former U.S. captain Claudio Reyna quit as sporting director of Major League Soccer's New York City team on Thursday to take the same job with the Austin expansion club that starts play in 2021. He will report to Austin owner Anthony Precourt, who owned MLS's Columbus Crew from 2013-18. Josh...

AP Interview: Commisso promises to keep Fiorentina ‘forever’

Nov. 21, 2019 9:22 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was...

MLS to meet Mexican league counterparts in All-Star Game

Nov. 20, 2019 6:28 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Landon Donovan can be excused for thinking Major League Soccer’s top players had faced their Mexican league counterparts in an All-Star game before. The MLS showcase has had various formats over the years, so it can be hard for former players and fans to keep track. Next...

It’s World Children’s Day and anniversary of child rights

Nov. 20, 2019 6:19 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — It was World Children’s Day on Wednesday, and British teenage actress Millie Bobby Brown and former England soccer star David Beckham urged people everywhere to listen to youngsters and ensure their rights and their futures. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the U.N. adoption...

Tottenham hires Jose Mourinho as manager

Nov. 20, 2019 1:46 AM EST
LONDON (AP) — Tottenham hires Jose Mourinho as manager.