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Search resumes for plane carrying Argentine soccer player

Jan. 24, 2019 3:58 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The search has resumed to find the plane that was carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala as the operation moved into its third day. The light aircraft with the 28-year-old striker and pilot David Ibbotson on board disappeared from radar on Monday night near Guernsey in the Channel...

Landon Donovan signs with MASL's San Diego Sockers

Jan. 23, 2019 10:12 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former U.S. national team and MLS star Landon Donovan is coming out of retirement again, this time to play for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League. Donovan, 36, signed a contract Wednesday and will be introduced Thursday. He'll make his debut on Feb. 15 when the Sockers...

No trace of soccer player's plane after 2nd day searching

Jan. 23, 2019 1:02 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Search teams have yet to find any trace of the plane carrying Argentine soccer player Emiliano Sala after a second day searching the English Channel from the air and sea, authorities said Wednesday. Three planes, a helicopter and a lifeboat were part of a nine-hour search on Wednesday that...

New York Red Bulls sign midfielder Marcus Epps

Jan. 23, 2019 12:27 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have signed former Philadelphia Union midfielder Marcus Epps. The MLS team announced the signing on Wednesday. Epps was selected by New York in the MLS Waiver Draft in December. Epps played in 32 games for the Union over the past two seasons with three goals and...

Central African Republic war crimes suspect sent to court

Jan. 23, 2019 8:16 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A war crimes suspect who is also head of Central African Republic's soccer federation has been sent to the International Criminal Court, where he faces allegations of leading a mainly Christian militia that targeted Muslims in deadly interreligious fighting. The court says in...

Acosta, Glad, Bono, Miller cut from US roster

Jan. 22, 2019 7:05 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Colorado midfielder Kellyn Acosta has been cut from the U.S. soccer roster for upcoming exhibitions against Panama and Costa Rica. New coach Gregg Berhalter also dropped Salt Lake defender Justen Glad on Tuesday along with goalkeepers Alex Bono of Toronto and Tyler Miller of Los Angeles FC....

Sounders open camp with notable absences

Jan. 22, 2019 6:36 PM EST

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — For the first time in franchise history, Osvaldo Alonso wasn't on the roster as the Seattle Sounders opened preseason camp. For the first time since 2014, neither was Clint Dempsey. The process of saying farewell to a number of key figures from the first decade of Seattle's existence...

Atlanta stadium field already covered with Super Bowl paint

Jan. 22, 2019 6:06 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As if the road closures surrounding Mercedes-Benz Stadium were not convincing signs that the countdown to Super Bowl 53 has started in Atlanta, one look inside the facility drives the point home. The end zones and sidelines already are painted with the Patriots and Rams names and colors....

Sacramento soccer team gets new lead investor in bid for MLS

Jan. 22, 2019 5:43 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire Ron Burkle has become the new lead investor in the Sacramento Republic soccer team. Club CEO Kevin Nagle said Tuesday that Burkle's investment will help the team in its quest to move from the second-tier United Soccer League into Major League Soccer. Sacramento is...

Cristiano Ronaldo pleads guilty to tax fraud at Madrid court

Jan. 22, 2019 5:24 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — With a guilty plea and a huge fine, Cristiano Ronaldo finally put an end to his tax ordeal in Spain. Nearly four years after an investigation was opened, Ronaldo appeared at a court in Madrid on Tuesday to plead guilty to tax fraud and agree to a fine of nearly 19 million euros ($21.6...