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Promoter sues USSF over proposed Ecuador match in Florida

Apr. 23, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter has sued the U.S. Soccer Federation, asking a court to order the governing body to sanction an Ecuador league match in Florida. Relevent Sports filed suit Monday in New York Supreme Court in Manhattan, alleging the USSF illegally denied its application to have Ecuador's Barcelona...

Lowe switches from Premier League horse race to real equines

Apr. 23, 2019 10:30 AM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Rebecca Lowe is making a one-weekend switch from the Premier League horse race to actual equines. Lowe will co-host NBC's coverage of the Kentucky Derby on May 4 with Mike Tirico, the network said Tuesday. She also will co-host the Kentucky Oaks on NBCSN on May 3, when she anchors...

Vela, LAFC hand Sounders first loss of season, 4-1

Apr. 21, 2019 9:22 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela scored two goals, Mark-Anthony Kaye had three assists and Los Angeles FC beat Seattle 4-1 on Sunday to hand the Sounders' their first loss of the season. Vela leads MLS with 10 goals and is tied for the assists lead at five with Toronto FC's Alejandro Pozuelo. Kaye cut back...

Mitrita, Héber help NYCFC snap skid, beat DC United 2-0

Apr. 21, 2019 7:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Héber Araujo dos Santos scored and assisted on a goal by Alexandru Mitrita and New York City FC beat D.C. United 2-0 on Sunday for its first victory of the season. NYCFC (1-1-5) snapped an eight-game winless streak, dating to the 2018 MLS playoffs. Héber tapped it to Mitrita,...

Neymar returns as PSG celebrates title with 3-1 home win

Apr. 21, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

Neymar returned from injury and the prolific Kylian Mbappe reached the 30-goal mark as Paris Saint-Germain celebrated retaining the league title earlier on Sunday with a 3-1 home win against Monaco. The 20-year-old Mbappe increased his league-leading tally with his third hat trick of the campaign. Neymar...

Lyon, Barca win 1st legs of Women's Champions League semis

Apr. 21, 2019 3:41 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — Defending champion Lyon defeated Chelsea 2-1 Sunday in the Women's Champions League semifinals, and Barcelona beat host Bayern Munich 1-0. Watched by a crowd of almost 23,000, Delphine Cascarino opened the scoring for Lyon in the 27th minute and Amandine Henry doubled the lead for the...

Liverpool returns to top spot; Everton humiliates Man United

Apr. 21, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Before returning to the top of the Premier League, Liverpool got to savor a Manchester United humiliation. Now, unusually, Liverpool needs a swift recovery by its great rival after United's despair at being routed 4-0 by Everton on Sunday. Liverpool's hopes of ending a 29-year English title...

Arsenal top-4 bid dented by 3-2 home loss to Crystal Palace

Apr. 21, 2019 1:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Christian Benteke's first goal in almost a year set Crystal Palace on its way to a 3-2 victory at Arsenal in the Premier League on Sunday, denting the north London club's top-four bid. After Benteke netted his first goal in 20 games in the 17th minute, Mesut Ozil equalized at the start of the...

Liverpool top of Premier League again after beating Cardiff

Apr. 21, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Liverpool returned to the top of the Premier League with a 2-0 victory at Cardiff on Sunday, which was secured in the second half by Georginio Wijnaldum's strike and James Milner's penalty. It gave Liverpool a club-record 88 Premier League points, beating the 86 managed in the 2008-09...

Solskjaer's latest setback as Everton crushes Man United 4-0

Apr. 21, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — In the latest setback since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was handed the manager's job on a permanent basis, Everton humiliated Manchester United 4-0 in the Premier League on Sunday. The United coach saw his team exit the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday with a 4-0 aggregate loss...