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Florida State beats BYU in PKs for 3rd national title

Dec. 07, 2021 00:04 AM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Yujie Zhao rocketed home the game-winning penalty kick and Florida State edged BYU 4-3 in PKs on Monday to win its third women's national championship in program history and second in the last four years. "I had faith that we were going to win in the...

Vardy's Rochester team joins MLS Next Pro, launching in 2022

Dec. 06, 2021 18:31 PM EST

When Jamie Vardy was cut by his local youth team at 16, the rejection certainly stung. But it didn't deter him. Vardy went on to play for a semipro team while working to make ends meet — persistence that eventually paid off for the Leicester City striker. Vardy is...

Norwegian team launches jersey to highlight abuses in Qatar

Dec. 06, 2021 07:20 AM EST

TROMSO, Norway (AP) — A Norwegian soccer club collaborated with Amnesty International and a former migrant worker in Qatar to launch a jersey Monday that highlights the human rights violations taking place in the host country of next year’s World Cup. Tromso, a team...

NYCFC outlasts Union 2-1 to reach 1st MLS Cup final

Dec. 05, 2021 19:06 PM EST

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Sean Johnson high-stepped his way up the stairs at the back of a makeshift stage as his New York City FC teammates parted to let the standout goalie slide through the gap. He crouched and then burst straight up with the MLS Eastern Conference...

New-manager bounce in full flow at Man United, Spurs, Villa

Dec. 05, 2021 13:53 PM EST

A 90-minute performance of off-the-ball intensity by Cristiano Ronaldo. A rare clean sheet. And something even more unlikely — a goal by Fred, off his weaker right foot. Ralf Rangnick is already working his magic at Manchester United. The...

Leipzig reacts after 3 league losses: Marsch no longer coach

Dec. 05, 2021 05:56 AM EST

LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — American Jesse Marsch is no longer coach of Bundesliga team Leipzig. The club said Sunday that the two had “mutually agreed to end the cooperation. That is the result of an in-depth analysis and intensive discussions” after Friday’s 2-1...

Ovechkin beats Tarasov for 750th goal, Capitals top Columbus

Dec. 04, 2021 22:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alex Ovechkin found a new goaltender to score on for another milestone goal, though this time the name rang a bell. Ovechkin beat Daniil Tarasov for his 20th goal of the season and 750th of his NHL career to help the Washington Capitals beat the...

Timbers down RSL 2-0 for conference title, MLS final berth

Dec. 04, 2021 22:17 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora and Santiago Moreno scored and the Portland Timbers advanced to the MLS Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Real Salt Lake in the Western Conference final on Saturday. Fourth-seeded Portland will host the winner of Sunday's Eastern...

Union without 11 players for MLS East final against NYCFC

Dec. 04, 2021 20:48 PM EST

The Philadelphia Union will be without 11 players on Sunday when the team plays NYCFC in the MLS Eastern Conference finals because of COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The players out for the game included captain Alejandro Bedoya and goalkeeper Andre Blake, as well...

Man City goes top of EPL after Chelsea loses at West Ham

Dec. 04, 2021 15:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Manchester City is on top of the English Premier League for the first time this season. And if Pep Guardiola's team keeps playing like this, it could be difficult to knock City off its perch — even in a tight title race that saw three...