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UEFA fines Man United, warns Mourinho for bad timekeeping

Oct. 19, 2018 11:01 AM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has fined Manchester United 15,000 euros ($17,250) and warned coach Jose Mourinho after the team was late to arrive for a Champions League home game and then late for the delayed kickoff. Mourinho blamed police in Manchester for the team's arrival at Old Trafford only 45...

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...

Real Salt Lake eases past Revolution 4-1

Oct. 18, 2018 11:12 PM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Nick Besler, Sebastian Saucedo and Corey Baird scored in the first 30 minutes and Real Salt Lake eased past the New England Revolution 4-1 on Thursday night. Salt Lake (14-12-7) is sixth in the Western Conference — two points shy of Portland, which will host RSL on Sunday. New...

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...

Cristiano Ronaldo expected to play for Juventus on Saturday

Oct. 18, 2018 9:50 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Juventus started with a selfie, included a goal in a practice game, and will likely end up with a starring role on Saturday. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape and is facing a civil lawsuit in the United States, had the weekend off while his Italian team was...

Fulham's struggles give frustrated Khan more thinking to do

Oct. 18, 2018 8:40 AM EDT

For American sports magnate Shad Khan, the collapse of ambitious plans to purchase Wembley Stadium won't have been his only source of frustration in recent days. He might also be concerned about the plight of the English soccer club he owns, too. Fulham's return to the Premier League is turning sour, with a...

Rodriguez, Sounders beat Orlando City, clinch playoff berth

Oct. 17, 2018 10:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Victor Rodriguez had a goal and an assist to help the Seattle Sounders beat Orlando City 2-1 on Wednesday night and clinch their 10th consecutive playoff berth. Seattle (16-11-5) has won three games in a row and 12 of its last 14. Rodriguez tapped the volley of an arcing pass from...

Rooney, Hamid help DC United beat Toronto FC 1-0

Oct. 17, 2018 10:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wayne Rooney scored a long-range goal and Bill Hamid had four saves to help D.C. United beat Toronto FC 1-0 on Wednesday night. D.C. United (13-11-8) has won four games in a row and is unbeaten in its last eight. The Washington club has a four-point lead over Montreal for the sixth and...

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...