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Journalist in Ghana who exposed soccer corruption shot dead

Jan. 17, 2019 1:42 PM EST

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — An investigative journalist in Ghana who helped expose a high-ranking official at world soccer body FIFA as corrupt was shot dead by gunmen on a motorbike as he drove home alone at night, police said Thursday. His employers said he was assassinated. Ahmed Hussein-Suale was killed late...

Garza leaves US training camp due to strained quadriceps

Jan. 17, 2019 10:45 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Cincinnati defender Greg Garza has left the U.S. national team training camp because of a strained quadriceps. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Thursday that Garza will not be replaced. The roster dropped to 27 players. The U.S. is training in Chula Vista, California, for a pair of...

Crisis infects soccer tournament as Qatar faces Saudi Arabia

Jan. 16, 2019 4:06 PM EST

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Traveling to the Asian Cup should have been a simple flight lasting barely an hour for Qatar's soccer players. Instead, it involved a circuitous route to the United Arab Emirates via Kuwait, lasting more than five hours. The journey demonstrates how the Persian Gulf...

MVP Martinez signs 5-year extension with Atlanta United

Jan. 16, 2019 12:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Major League Soccer MVP Josef Martinez kept insisting he was happy with Atlanta United. He backed it up Wednesday by signing a five-year contract extension with the MLS Cup champion, ending any questions about whether might be looking for another shot in Europe after a record season. No...

Wolff follows Berhalter from Columbus to US national team

Jan. 16, 2019 10:27 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. forward Josh Wolff has been hired as assistant coach under new American national team head coach Gregg Berhalter, moving with his former boss at Major League Soccer's Columbus Crew. Wolff, who turns 42 next month, was a teammate of Berhalter on the U.S. World Cup teams in 2002...

In life and death, fight against India joins Kashmir teens

Jan. 16, 2019 6:12 AM EST

HAJIN, India (AP) — On a hot day in August, members of a Kashmiri youth soccer team watched their 16-year-old captain, Saqib Bilal Sheikh, and goalkeeper Mudassir Rashid Parray, two years his junior, walk off the field toward a man on a motorcycle. The two teenagers were not seen again until months later,...

De Boer takes over Atlanta United with big shoes to fill

Jan. 14, 2019 7:37 PM EST

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Frank de Boer was sacked by Inter Milan after less than three months on the job. He lasted just four Premier League games at Crystal Palace. Now, after two short-lived coaching stints, de Boer has a chance to revive his career with the wildly popular champions of Major League Soccer....

Australia praises Thai move on Saudi, concerned about player

Jan. 10, 2019 7:44 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Australia's foreign minister praised Thailand for its handling of a young Saudi woman who fled her family to seek asylum in Australia, but also reminded it of continuing concern about a Bahraini soccer player granted asylum in Australia who remains in Thai detention. Marise Payne met with...

Las Vegas police seeking soccer star's DNA in rape case

Jan. 10, 2019 6:45 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo is being asked by police to provide a DNA sample in an investigation of a Nevada woman's allegation that he raped her in his Las Vegas hotel penthouse in 2009 and paid her to keep quiet, the soccer star's lawyer and Las Vegas police said Thursday. Attorney Peter S....

The Latest: Police seek Italy's help in Ronaldo rape case

Jan. 10, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on police Las Vegas seeking a DNA sample from Cristiano Ronaldo in a investigation of a 2009 rape claim (all times Pacific): 2:40 p.m. Las Vegas police say investigators are asking Italian authorities to obtain a DNA sample from soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in an ongoing rape...