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World Cup ticket buyers discovering seats aren't together

May. 20, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

Fans planning to attend the Women's World Cup in France are finding out that the seats they bought might not be together. Tickets were made available to print Monday and ticket holders learned that their seats were sometimes split up in separate rows and even sections — even families with young children...

NJ contractor, union leader ally, sentenced to 18 months

May. 20, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey electrical contractor and longtime ally of a powerful Philadelphia labor leader indicted earlier this year has been sentenced to 18 months in prison. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that George Peltz, MJK Electrical Corp. co-owner, was sentenced Monday on earlier pleas to...

Only on AP: Redskins recovery methods aim to reduce injuries

May. 20, 2019 4:27 PM EDT

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Ugg boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees. Then comes the sensory deprivation of floating pitch black in 1,000 pounds of...

US defenders John Brooks, DeAndre Yedlin to miss Gold Cup

May. 20, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American defender John Brooks will miss the CONCACAF Gold Cup because of a knee ligament injury, joining DeAndre Yedlin on the sidelines. Brooks, a central defender, did not play in Wolfsburg's last two games of the Bundesliga season. Yedlin, a right back, had left groin surgery last week....

Spanish soccer federation ending its contract with Adidas

May. 20, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain says it is ending its soccer contract with Adidas and has opened negotiations with other apparel companies. The Spanish soccer federation said on Monday "the conditions agree upon when the contract was signed years ago do not meet the criteria of legality, transparency and fairness that...

Shinyashiki, Rapids beat Galaxy 1-0, snap eight-game skid

May. 19, 2019 10:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Andre Shinyashiki scored late, Tim Howard had his first shutout of the season and the Colorado Rapids beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 on Sunday night for their first win of the season. Howard finished with a season-high six saves for Colorado (1-9-2), which snapped an 11-game winless...

Vela's late goal helps LAFC to 1-1 tie with FC Dallas

May. 19, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Carlos Vela scored a late goal and Los Angeles FC rallied for a 1-1 tie with FC Dallas on Sunday night. FC Dallas (5-5-3), which is winless in its last five games, played a man down after Matt Hedges was shown a red card for denial of an obvious goal-scoring opportunity by Carlos Vela...

Soccer referee dies after collapsing at match in Bolivia

May. 19, 2019 9:19 PM EDT

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — A 31-year-old referee soccer collapsed during a Bolivian league match high up in the Andes and died after being taken to the hospital. The match between the Always Ready and Oriente Petrolero clubs was played at Municipal Stadium in El Alto, which sits about 3,900 meters (12,795...

Barlow, short-handed Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0

May. 19, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Tom Barlow scored his first MLS goal to help the short-handed New York Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0 on Sunday night and snap Atlanta's MLS-record streak of five consecutive shutouts. Atlanta United (6-4-2), which had 66.9% possession and outshot the Red Bulls 12-6, conceded its...

Nani, Akindele help Orlando City beat FC Cincinnati 5-1

May. 19, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Luís Carlos "Nani" Almeida da Cunha and Tesho Akindele each scored twice and Orlando City beat FC Cincinnati 5-1 on Sunday to snap a four-game winless streak, including three consecutive losses. It was the most goals scored by Orlando City (4-6-3) since a 6-1 win over New England...