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Teammates appear to stop Marega leaving after racist slurs

Feb. 16, 2020 5:08 PM EST

LIBSON, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, who tried to walk off the field after being the target of racist slurs from fans, faced apparent attempts Sunday by his own teammates and opposition players to prevent him from leaving. Marega, who is black and from Mali, was visibly angered by...

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates after the English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Sunday Feb. 16, 2020. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Spurs boost Champions League bid, Arsenal ends winless run

Feb. 16, 2020 1:33 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Jose Mourinho couldn't resist a little swipe at Manchester City following its European ban. Mourinho's current priority is securing Tottenham's own qualification for the Champions League but he also remembers missing out on the Premier League title to City while Manchester United manager....

Costa Rica midfielder David Guzman (20) grabs United States forward Paul Arriola (7) during the first half of an international friendly soccer match in Carson, Calif., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

DC United midfielder Paul Arriola injures knee

Feb. 15, 2020 9:35 PM EST

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — DC United midfielder Paul Arriola left Saturday night's preseason exhibition at Orlando during the first half with a right knee injury. Arriola, a 25-year-old midfielder, will have a scan to determine the extent of the injury, team spokesman Sam Legg said. Arriola has been a regular...

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero reacts after Crystal Palace's Cenk Tosun scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

Feb. 15, 2020 6:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City is now a tainted champion. A club transformed by lavish investment in part to promote the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the world stage is damaged by deceptions in the pursuit of glory on the soccer field. Cut through all the raging against the footballing prosecutors by City, UEFA...

Barcelona players wearing Ousmane Dembele shirts in support of their seriously injured team mate shake hands with Getafe players in the company of boys and girls of Chinese origin from the Penya Dracs Units Xinesos, the Chinese FC Barcalona supporters club based in Barcelona, wearing a shirt with the message Stronger Together in English and

Barcelona's Twitter accounts hacked after team's league win

Feb. 15, 2020 3:11 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's Twitter accounts were hacked after the team's 2-1 home win over Getafe in the Spanish league on Saturday. A group calling itself “OurMine” took over Barcelona's accounts and posted a fake image hinting that the club had re-signed Brazilian forward Neymar....

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road Stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Unbeaten Liverpool 25 points clear after winning at Norwich

Feb. 15, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NORWICH, England (AP) — Winning five of the remaining 12 games will guarantee Liverpool the end of its 30-year title drought. Sadio Mane produced the sole moment of quality as Liverpool fended off Storm Dennis and Norwich for a 1-0 win that sent the visitors 25 points clear at the top of the Premier...

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2 seasons

Feb. 14, 2020 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The...

Former Irish national team player Jimmy Conway dies at 73

Feb. 14, 2020 6:11 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jimmy Conway, a former Irish international whose club career included stops with Fulham and the Portland Timbers, has died from complications of dementia. He was 73. Conway, also the first soccer coach at Oregon State, was diagnosed with dementia in 2009 and was hospitalized in recent...

LAFC signs MLS veteran striker Bradley Wright-Phillips

Feb. 14, 2020 3:11 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC has signed veteran Major League Soccer striker Bradley Wright-Phillips. LAFC announced the move Friday. The defending Supporters' Shield winners begin CONCACAF Champions League play next week. Wright-Phillips spent the past seven seasons with the New York Red Bulls,...

Soccer player Mara Gomez poses for a portrait at her home in La Plata, Argentina, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Gomez is a transgender woman who is limited to only training with her women's professional soccer team, Villa San Carlos. She is waiting for confirmation from the Argentina Football Association (AFA) she can play. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

Feb. 14, 2020 2:29 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina. Tall and athletic, Gómez looks at the mementos...