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US investors take over Spanish 2nd-division club Reus

Jan. 21, 2019 1:18 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — American investors are taking over Spanish second-division club Reus, keeping it from being dissolved and dropped from the league. The club says real estate investment bankers Russell Platt and Clifton Onolfo have purchased 99.7 percent of Reus' shares. Financial details were not immediately...

NFL to play 4 games in London next season, 1 in Mexico City

Jan. 21, 2019 11:15 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will play four games in London next season but did not say which would be at Tottenham's delayed new stadium and which would be at Wembley. The league also said Monday one game will be in Mexico City — Kansas City vs. the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium, which hosted...

Amid injury crisis, Tottenham finds scoring hero in Winks

Jan. 20, 2019 2:42 PM EST

With Tottenham's attacking options getting increasingly thin amid a striker crisis, Mauricio Pochettino is going to need goals from unlikely sources to keep alive his team's hopes of silverware this season. Harry Winks was the player to step up on Sunday. Nearly 800 days since his first goal for his boyhood club,...

'I've been robbed by the state:' Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

Jan. 20, 2019 12:31 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters had left him there. The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at...

Winter storm forces airline cancellations, road troubles

Jan. 19, 2019 11:13 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A plane carrying 129 people skidded Saturday from a slick Chicago runway and a plow driver was killed when his truck rolled over outside Kansas City following a winter storm that covered many parts of the Midwest in snow and ice. No injuries were reported on the United Airlines flight at...

Zlatan: I'm returning to MLS to lift Galaxy in standings

Jan. 19, 2019 8:08 PM EST

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. (AP) — Although Zlatan Ibrahimovic's first season in Major League Soccer was a smashing individual success, his LA Galaxy were a serious disappointment in the standings. The Galaxy's failure to make the MLS playoffs is a major reason why the Swedish superstar is back for another...

France ends 28-match US unbeaten run with 3-1 victory

Jan. 19, 2019 5:53 PM EST

Kadidiatou Diani scored twice and France ended the U.S. national team's 28-game unbeaten streak with a 3-1 victory Saturday in Le Havre, France. The top-ranked United States had not lost since falling 1-0 to Australia in 2017, The Americans were 25-0-3 over the span. Marie-Antoinette Katoto also scored for...

US national player Keaton Parks joins NYC FC from Benfica

Jan. 19, 2019 5:15 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. national player Keaton Parks has been acquired by New York City FC on loan from the Portuguese club Benfica for the 2019 season. The 21-year-old Texan is a versatile central midfielder. He joined Varzim of Portugal in 2015 when he turned 18 and then signed with Benfica in 2017. He made...

'I've been robbed by the state:' Zimbabwe, in chaos, mourns

Jan. 19, 2019 1:34 PM EST

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Before the family of Kelvin Tinashe Choto knew he had been killed, social media in Zimbabwe was circulating a photo of his battered body lying on the reception counter of a local police station. Angry protesters had left him there. The 22-year-old was shot in the head, one of at...

Sounders land new jersey sponsor in online retailer Zulily

Jan. 17, 2019 6:07 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have a new jersey sponsor after signing a multiyear deal with online retailer Zulily. The partnership was announced Thursday, along with Zulily's deal to be the jersey sponsor for the Seattle Reign of the NWSL. The Sounders had been sponsored by Microsoft and Xbox since...