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Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

City overcomes stubborn Newport to reach FA Cup quarters

Feb. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Manchester City broke through Newport's stubborn defense in the second half to beat the fourth-tier side 4-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday, although the result wasn't as straightforward as the scoreline suggested. Newport's hopes of an epic fifth-round upset were still intact when Padraig Amond pulled a goal back to...

Sounders announce commitment to be carbon neutral

Feb. 14, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have announced a commitment to become carbon neutral, or make no net contribution to carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere. The Sounders worked with the Seattle firm Sustainable Business Consulting to calculate the organization's greenhouse gas emissions and develop a...

Landon Donovan ready for debut with San Diego Sockers

Feb. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Landon Donovan doesn't look at it as coming out of retirement, since he never really considered himself retired. Donovan, the former U.S. national team and MLS star, will make his debut for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League on Friday night against the Tacoma Stars. The...

MLS extends commissioner Garber's contract through 2023

Feb. 14, 2019 1:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber's contract has been extended by league owners for five years through 2023. Garber's previous contract expired at the end of 2018. He was hired in August 1999 to succeed Doug Logan, MLS's first commissioner. Garber, 61, spent 15 years with the NFL....

United says Mourinho firing cost $25M, revived by Solskjaer

Feb. 14, 2019 10:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in payoffs. The club already sees it as money well spent. The compensation for dismissing Mourinho and his coaches was disclosed Thursday by United among "exceptional items" in the latest set of financial...

The Latest: Germany hopes for soccer Brexit

Feb. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:40 p.m. German diplomats are showing little sense of fair play before three crucial meetings in the battle to rule Europe. Germany's foreign ministry tweeted Wednesday that while it laments Britain's...

In France, footballers fight workplace bullying in court

Feb. 13, 2019 12:22 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — As it does for many footballers, the day finally came when Anatole Ngamukol was told by his club it was time for him to move on. Embarking on a new season in the French league , Reims decided it had no further use for the player who had helped the French side climb out of the second division....

World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

Feb. 12, 2019 3:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!" Aiming a header to bounce off the hard field, Pele was certain the ball would creep inside the England goalkeeper's right post and threw his arms into the air to celebrate what he...

Red Bulls sign Danish teen-age forward Mathias Jorgensen

Feb. 12, 2019 2:13 PM EST

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have signed Danish forward Mathias Jorgensen to a multi-year contract. The MLS said Tuesday it used targeted allocation money to complete the transfer of the Jorgensen from Odense. The 18-year-old is a member of Denmark's under-19 national team. Jorgensen will...