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English soccer player Jake Daniels says he is gay

May. 16, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game. The 17-year-old forward made the announcement at the end of his first season as a professional player with second division club Blackpool. ...

'Disastrous': Arsenal loses again to damage top-4 bid in EPL

May. 16, 2022 18:54 PM EDT

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — With his team's Champions League qualification ambitions in ruins, Arsenal midfielder Granit Xhaka felt it was time to deliver some home truths. “Disastrous” was how Xhaka summed up Arsenal's 2-0 loss to Newcastle on Monday that left Tottenham in...

Dempsey: Steffen, Turner should consider loans next season

May. 16, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Clint Demspey says he thinks American goalkeepers Zack Steffen and Matt Turner should consider going on loans for the start of next season to get sharp ahead of the World Cup if they are not going to be playing regularly for their Premier League clubs. Turner is...

Fotopolous' push helps get Bohon to Florida as soccer coach

May. 16, 2022 17:30 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — One of Samantha Bohon's best friends started nudging her toward the Florida women's soccer job a year ago. The friend happened to be the greatest scorer in NCAA history. Danielle Fotopolous first suggested Bohon for the Gators' head coaching position when...

FIFA clears Cameroon to pick new recruits ahead of World Cup

May. 16, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Cameroon’s recruitment drive ahead of the World Cup continued on Monday with FIFA approving the change in international eligibility of former France Under-21 winger Georges-Kévin Nkoudou. Nkoudou, who was with Marseille and Tottenham before joining current club...

'Wagatha Christie' offers her side in whodunnit libel case

May. 16, 2022 14:04 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The woman known to British tabloid readers as Wagatha Christie testified Monday about the sleuthing techniques that led to her nickname, saying she posted fake news about herself on social media as a ruse to discover who was leaking stories about her family to the press. ...

British govt yet to OK Chelsea sale by sanctioned Abramovich

May. 16, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

The British government has yet to approve the sale of Premier League club Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. Outgoing Russian owner Roman Abramovich is not allowed to profit from the proceeds of the sale since he was sanctioned and his...

Serbia's capital Belgrade paralyzed by numerous bomb threats

May. 16, 2022 12:05 PM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Belgrade was targeted by a series of bomb threats on Monday, including threats against schools, bridges, restaurants and a soccer match, bringing rush hour traffic to a standstill in the Serbian capital. Police said in a statement that no explosive devices...

Ian Harkes selected as Dundee United's player of the year

May. 16, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

American midfielder Ian Harkes was selected Monday as Dundee United's player of the year. The 27-year-old, a son of former U.S. captain John Harkes, had three goals in 28 Scottish Premier League matches in his fourth season with the club. Dundee United finished fourth, earning a spot...

American Richy Ledezma scores 1st goal for PSV Eindhoven

May. 15, 2022 22:26 PM EDT

American midfielder Richy Ledezma scored his first goal for PSV Eindhoven, putting the visitors ahead in the second half Sunday in a season-ending 2-1 victory at Zwolle. The 21-year-old from Phoenix ran onto a long through pass after the ball took two bounces and beat goalkeeper...