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Euro 2024 study: Human rights concern in Turkey, not Germany

Sep. 21, 2018 12:27 PM EDT

A week before the 2024 European Championship hosting vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and logistics, while raising no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids. Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under Recep Tayyip...

Spanish federation refuses request for league game in Miami

Sep. 21, 2018 10:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt Friday after the national soccer federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. The person told The Associated Press that the...

Europa League wins for Chelsea, Milan, Arsenal, Sevilla

Sep. 20, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

Chelsea maintained its perfect start to the season when Brazil forward Willian scored in a 1-0 Europa League victory at PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday. Two goals from Ever Banega and Wissam Ben Yedder led Sevilla, the most successful team in Europa League history, to a 5-1 thrashing of Standard Liege while...

Fox-Comcast battle to buy Sky to be settled by auction in UK

Sep. 20, 2018 2:40 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Comcast and 21st Century Fox will settle their battle for control of broadcaster Sky through a rare auction designed to put an end to months of offers and counteroffers from the American media empires seeking a foothold in the European pay TV market. The auction will begin after the London...

FIFA to upgrade flights, raise prize money for Women's WCup

Sep. 20, 2018 2:08 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — In a concession to women's soccer, FIFA will start funding business-class flights for some of the Women's World Cup teams traveling to France for next year's tournament. Total prize money will also "significantly increase" from the $15 million shared among 24 teams at the 2015...

Croatia soccer leaders deny WCup final ticket scalping claim

Sep. 20, 2018 1:36 PM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's soccer federation says its leaders were not involved in suspected scalping of World Cup final tickets. Prosecutors in Zagreb asked police to investigate the illegal re-sale of tickets for Croatia's 4-2 loss against France in Moscow in July. FIFA says it is "gathering...

UEFA to judge Cristiano Ronaldo red-card case next week

Sep. 20, 2018 7:47 AM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo should learn next Thursday if he is banned from playing at former club Manchester United in the Champions League. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will judge the case of Ronaldo's first Champions League red card on Sept. 27. Ronaldo tangled with Valencia's Jeison...

Sluggish Tottenham under scrutiny after 3 straight losses

Sep. 20, 2018 6:14 AM EDT

Tottenham had more players in the World Cup semifinals than any other team. It also was the only Premier League club to not sign anyone in the European transfer window. As Mauricio Pochettino's sluggish side stumbles in the first busy period of the season, those factors might be starting to show. Tottenham has...

Earthquakes star Chris Wondolowski chases MLS goals record

Sep. 20, 2018 3:30 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski goes to work for the San Jose Earthquakes with little fanfare, the pursuit of Landon Donovan's Major League Soccer career scoring mark hardly weighing on his mind as he focuses his energy on providing an example for his teammates and the youth. Wondo, as everyone...

Union ends Sounders' win streak on Picault's late goal, 1-0

Sep. 20, 2018 2:29 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Fafa Picault made sure this one counted. Picault scored in the third minute of second-half stoppage time Wednesday night, and the Philadelphia Union halted Seattle's MLS-record nine-game winning streak by beating the Sounders 1-0. Goalkeeper Stefan Frei rolled a soft clearance pass out...