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Messi breaks arm as Barcelona regains lead in La Liga

Oct. 20, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona ended its slump and regained the Spanish league lead but there was little to celebrate as Lionel Messi broke his right forearm and will be sidelined for three weeks. Also, Real Madrid lost again while suffering its worst scoring drought. Messi scored and walked off injured in the...

Crowd of 50,000-plus will watch Minnesota's last home game

Oct. 19, 2018 8:25 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — After almost two full years as a Major League Soccer franchise, Minnesota United FC has been an unquestionably successful draw in a crowded sports market. The Loons have more than 50,000 tickets sold and distributed for their final home game of the season to prove it. When Minnesota...

Power failure: Leading teams struggle across European soccer

Oct. 19, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

Glance across the European soccer standings and there is an unfamiliar look. At least one powerhouse team in each of the five biggest domestic leagues is finding it much tougher to challenge for the title two months into the season. Associated Press writers across Europe take a look at the struggles of AC Milan,...

European Leagues urge UEFA to make Champions League fairer

Oct. 19, 2018 8:38 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The European Leagues group has urged UEFA to allocate club competition entries and billions in Champions League prize money more fairly. The leagues' proposal on Friday includes reversing changes which took effect this season giving four guaranteed Champions League group-stage places to...

Lamar Hunt's legacy looms large over Garber's induction

Oct. 18, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Back in 1999, NFL team owners Lamar Hunt and Robert Kraft approached Don Garber and asked if he might be interested in serving as commissioner of Major League Soccer. The domestic soccer league was in trouble in just its fourth year, and at the time Garber was head of NFL...

US wins CONCACAF qualifying final 2-0 over Canada

Oct. 18, 2018 12:24 AM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Rose Lavelle is still trying to regain some of the confidence that was shaken when she was injured. Lavelle has been back to full strength for a while since battling a nagging hamstring injury, but it's the mental part that she's been working hard to overcome. On Wednesday night she...

Track star Semenya adds fans as testosterone battle drags

Oct. 17, 2018 11:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — South African track star Caster Semenya can add LeBron James to the list of admirers ahead of her showdown with the international track and field governing body. James watched the world and Olympic 800-meter champion win a race last month in Berlin. She's his fan, and they're both...

Jamaica earns World Cup trip on penalties after draw

Oct. 17, 2018 8:39 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Jamaica earned a spot in next year's Women's World Cup on penalties after a 2-2 draw with Panama on Wednesday in the third-place at the CONCACAF qualifying tournament. Both teams were vying for a first-ever trip to soccer's premier tournament. Panama still has a chance to qualify for...

Jaguars, Fulham owner Khan drops divisive Wembley bid

Oct. 17, 2018 5:31 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Wembley Stadium is staying in the hands of English soccer. American sports magnate Shad Khan abandoned a 600 million pound ($790 million) bid for the English Football Association's main asset on Wednesday after recognizing the extent of opposition to the sale. Khan, who owns the NFL's...

Sargent scores, US gives up late goal in 1-1 tie with Peru

Oct. 16, 2018 11:59 PM EDT

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Dave Sarachan keeps giving the U.S. a glimpse of its soccer future. His successor will find out whether these kids are all right. Josh Sargent scored early in the second half and three more Americans made their debuts under Sarachan before a young United States team conceded an...