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Pulisic, McKennie, Adams, Dest on US Nations League roster

May. 10, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Christian Pulisic is among 29 Europe-based players on the 40-man U.S. preliminary roster announced Monday for the CONCACAF Nations League semifinal against Honduras on June 3. Weston McKennie, Tyler Adams, Sergiño Dest and Gio Reyna also are on what...

Hopes fade for minke whale stuck in River Thames near London

May. 10, 2021 13:28 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Hopes faded Monday for a young minke whale who became trapped in the River Thames near London, authorities said. Rescuers trying to recapture the whale said that by 5 p.m. (1600 GMT; 12 p.m. EDT) its condition had deteriorated rapidly and it would soon be...

Red Bull seeking more race pace to stay close to Mercedes

May. 10, 2021 11:37 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — After coming up short again on Sunday, Red Bull wants to find more race pace to keep contending with Mercedes for the Formula One title. Red Bull driver Max Verstappen had another promising start to the weekend at the Spanish Grand Prix, but again it was...

The Latest: France welcomes EU curb on AstraZeneca vaccine

May. 09, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed the decision from the European Union not to renew its order for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. Macron said the EU policy is aiming at “responding in particular to the variants... We see that some other vaccines are...

Street parties celebrate end of Spain's state of emergency

May. 09, 2021 10:48 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Impromptu street celebrations erupted across Spain as the clock struck midnight on Saturday, when a six-month-long national state of emergency to contain the spread of coronavirus ended and many nighttime curfews were lifted. In Madrid, police...

9 Super League clubs accept UEFA fines, 3 rebels face bans

May. 07, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

Only nine of the 12 European clubs who launched an ill-fated bid to form a Super League have agreed to a peace deal with UEFA and accepted being fined millions of dollars. The remaining trio of rebels are at risk of being banned from the Champions League for not...

Chelsea, Barça reach WCL final after Harder, Martens shine

May. 02, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pernille Harder's late header made the difference for Chelsea, and Lieke Martens scored twice for Barcelona, as they took a step closer to becoming European champions. Both teams advanced to the Women’s Champions League final when Chelsea beat Bayern...

American defender Alana Cook earning her stripes at PSG

Apr. 29, 2021 09:04 AM EDT

Alana Cook joined an exclusive club when she headed in a goal for Paris Saint-Germain against Barcelona last weekend. Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press and Carli Lloyd are the only other United States internationals to have scored in the semifinals or final of the Women's...

Organizers: Pilot Barcelona concert could pave way for more

Apr. 27, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Mid-sized cultural events could be held without social distancing — but with other precautions — after a pilot concert attended by 4,500 mask-wearing Spaniards who'd been screened for COVID-19 produced no significant outbreaks, event organizers argued Tuesday. ...

Madrid president says Super League clubs 'can't leave' plan

Apr. 24, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid’s president insists all 12 clubs that signed up for the ill-fated Super League are still bound by contract to launching the controversial breakaway of Europe’s elite soccer teams. In an interview with Spanish sports daily AS on Saturday,...