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LAFC forward Adama Diomande enters MLS health program

Sep. 20, 2019 7:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande has entered Major League Soccer's substance abuse and behavioral health program. MLS announced Diomande's voluntary decision Friday. Diomande won't play for LAFC at least until the program's doctors complete their evaluation and he is cleared by...

Juventus revenues and losses rise in Ronaldo's 1st season

Sep. 20, 2019 4:04 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's hefty transfer fee of 100 million euros and a salary of 31 million euros ($34 million). The publicly traded...

AP Interview: Serie A CEO cites 'billion' lost to TV piracy

Sep. 20, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO. Speaking in the aftermath of a Europe-wide crackdown this week against allegedly fraudulent pay-TV subscription services, Luigi De Siervo also said in...

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...