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FIFA boss says he doesn't know why prosecutor was suspended

Nov. 15, 2018 4:22 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says he doesn't know why the lead investigator into corruption within the organization was suspended from that role. Infantino is a friend of the federal prosecutor, Olivier Thormann, who also teaches law at the same university in Switzerland where the FIFA...

Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

Nov. 14, 2018 1:28 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. "I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a leader," the...

Fulham hires Claudio Ranieri after firing Jokanovic

Nov. 14, 2018 4:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Claudio Ranieri is back in the Premier League with Fulham, two years after overcoming 5,000-1 odds to win the title with Leicester. The 67-year-old Italian coach was hired Wednesday by Fulham, which announced the firing of Slavisa Jokanovic at the same time. The London club is in last place...

Romain Gall rebounding after fall to Sweden's 3rd tier

Nov. 13, 2018 6:54 PM EST

Signed with fanfare by Columbus 18 months earlier, Romain Gall was released by the Crew in February 2016 after making just four first-team appearances in 1½ seasons. Just 21 years old, the midfielder had seen his hopes with Major League Soccer and the U.S. under-20 national team crater. A little more than a...

Atlanta United's Martino voted MLS coach of year

Nov. 13, 2018 4:03 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Gerardo "Tata" Martino was voted coach of the year in Major League Soccer on Tuesday in his last season with Atlanta United. Martino guided Atlanta through another record-breaking season. Backed by record crowds, Atlanta United won a playoff series for the first time by beating New York City...

Premier League hires Discovery's Susanna Dinnage as CEO

Nov. 13, 2018 2:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League hired broadcasting executive Susanna Dinnage as chief executive on Tuesday, making her the most powerful female executive in global sports. Dinnage will leave her role as global president of Discovery's Animal Planet brand early next year to succeed Richard...

Real Madrid says it has hired coach Santiago Solari on a permanent contract until June 2021

Nov. 13, 2018 2:24 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid says it has hired coach Santiago Solari on a permanent contract until June 2021.

UEFA warns clubs over financial abuses after Man City leaks

Nov. 12, 2018 6:10 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Previously concluded Financial Fair Play cases could be reopened, UEFA warned on Monday as evidence grows of Manchester City's attempts to disguise its source of income and spending. The UEFA statement on the prospect of the financial compliance system being "abused" by teams...

Jonathan Klinsmann added to US roster vs England, Italy

Nov. 12, 2018 3:09 PM EST

Jonathan Klinsmann, the son of former American coach Jurgen Klinsmann, has been added to the U.S. roster for exhibition games against England and Italy and could make his national team debut. Now 21, Klinsmann left Cal Berkeley to sign with Hertha Berlin before the 2017-18 season. He made his team debut last Dec....

Red Bulls beat Crew to advance, frees Berhalter for US

Nov. 12, 2018 12:07 AM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — About 90 seconds remained in stoppage time when Columbus Crew coach Gregg Berhalter walked down the sideline to exchange a handshake and hug with New York counterpart Chris Armas. The Red Bulls are moving on, and it appears Berhalter is, too. Daniel Royer scored twice in a 2:44 span...