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Chelsea shakes off blues with customary win over Tottenham

Jan. 23, 2022 14:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Once Hakim Ziyech's curling, dipping strike landed in the Tottenham goal, Chelsea never looked back. Sure, it took until two minutes into the second half to break the deadlock and the Moroccan was justified in ranking it “10 out of 10." But the space gifted for...

Authorities: 17 dead in nightclub fire in Cameroon's capital

Jan. 23, 2022 14:05 PM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — A fire erupted at a popular nightclub in the Cameroon capital of Yaounde, setting off explosions that killed at least 17 people and seriously injured seven others, government officials said Sunday. The tragedy comes as the central African country hosts...

American Bryan Reynolds loaned to Belgium’s Kortrijk

Jan. 23, 2022 12:51 PM EST

American defender Bryan Reynolds was loaned by Roma to Belgium’s Kortrijk for the rest of the season on Sunday after he played sparingly under coach Jose Mourinho. The 20-year-old joined Roma from Major League Soccer’s Dallas at the end of last winter’s transfer window and made...

Maine soccer standout hit by a car in Saudi Arabia

Jan. 23, 2022 11:15 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — One of the leaders of a high school soccer team that won its first state championship — and the hearts of many state fans — is struggling for his life after being hit by a car in Saudi Arabia. Zakariya Abdullahi, a defender on the Lewiston High School's...

NWSL board approves changes to Spirit ownership structure

Jan. 22, 2022 20:58 PM EST

Changes to the structure of the Washington Spirit's management group were approved Saturday, a move that ultimately could clear the way for Y. Michele Kang to assume the role of the Spirit’s controlling owner. The Board of Governors for the National Women’s Soccer League...

City drops points, drone stops play on unusual day in EPL

Jan. 22, 2022 15:13 PM EST

Man City dropping points. Newcastle winning a game. A drone stopping play. There were plenty of unusual occurrences in the Premier League on Saturday, even if a late, late winner by Manchester United at Old Trafford felt ever so familiar. Few could have expected City...

Morris, Weah, Dest, Zardes on US roster for WCup qualifiers

Jan. 21, 2022 21:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Jordan Morris, Tim Weah, Sergiño Dest and Gyasi Zardes returned from injuries to make the U.S. roster ahead of the next three World Cup qualifiers. Gio Reyna and Aaron Long were left off along with defenders John Brooks and Tim Ream, and forwards Daryl Dike, Jordan...

Young players highlight first US women's camp of 2022

Jan. 21, 2022 19:06 PM EST

The new year has brought new faces to the U.S. women's national team. The back-to-back World Cup champions opened their January camp in Austin, Texas, with 14 players who have fewer than 12 appearances for the United States. Coach Vlatko Andonovski is taking a look at...

American defender Justin Che loaned to Hoffenheim by Dallas

Jan. 21, 2022 10:59 AM EST

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — American defender Justin Che has been loaned to Germany's Hoffenheim by Dallas through the 2022-23 season. Dallas said Thursday that Hoffenehim has an option to purchase the 18-year-old's rights. Dallas also announced Che had agreed to a four-year contract that...

Africa's soccer show a virus risk and a vaccine opportunity

Jan. 21, 2022 05:43 AM EST

YAOUNDE, Cameroon (AP) — The risk is obvious when you hold a major international soccer tournament right after the emergence of the omicron variant and in a country with precariously low COVID-19 vaccination levels. Less evident is the opportunity it may bring in the fight against...