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AP Source: Britain’s BT retains Champions League TV rights

Nov. 14, 2019 5:56 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — UEFA has sold the rights to broadcast Champions League soccer games in Britain for more than $1.5 billion with BT Sport signing up for another three seasons, The Associated Press has learned. BT will continue to show every game live and air highlights for three seasons from 2021-2024 as...

Kane nets hat trick as England seals Euro 2020 spot

Nov. 14, 2019 4:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as England secured qualification for the 2020 European Championship with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro in the team’s 1,000th game on Thursday. The landmark night was completed by Tammy Abraham’s first England goal. England will be back at...

Iraqi protests celebrate 2-1 win over Iran in soccer match

Nov. 14, 2019 12:37 PM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Anti-government protesters in Iraq’s capital city are celebrating with fireworks a 2-1 win over Iran in a much-anticipated World Cup qualifying match, hoping it’ll return momentum to their movement. Crowds watched the game Thursday on a large screen in Baghdad’s main...

Atlanta United deals Darlington Nagbe to Columbus Crew

Nov. 13, 2019 8:10 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has dealt Darlington Nagbe to the state where he grew up, trading the midfielder to the Columbus Crew. United will receive up to $1,425,000 in allocation money and a 2020 international roster spot from the Crew. The 29-year-old Nagbe was acquired from the Portland Timbers...

Galaxy, Zlatan Ibrahimović mutually part ways after 2 years

Nov. 13, 2019 5:30 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — You’re welcome and goodbye, Los Angeles. Zlatan Ibrahimović and the LA Galaxy are officially parting ways after two eventful seasons, the 38-year-old Swedish superstar and the club announced Wednesday. “I came, I saw, I conquered,” Ibrahimović wrote on...

Dest: Best decision was stay with US and not switch to Dutch

Nov. 13, 2019 5:27 PM EST

DAVENPORT, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest’s decision to stay with the U.S. national team rather than switch to the Netherlands got a mixed reaction from his Ajax teammates. "Some of them, they didn't like it," Dest said. "Some of them, they said just: `Congratulations: You followed your heart. So...

Fire part with Paunović after 4 seasons

Nov. 13, 2019 4:41 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Fire have parted with coach Veljko Paunović after four seasons. The 42-year-old Serbian was 41-58-37 with Chicago along with one playoff appearance. He was let go after leading the Fire to a 10-12-12 mark this season. Paunović took over for the fired Frank Yallop...

Study: MLS improves racial hiring, slides in gender hiring

Nov. 13, 2019 3:46 PM EST

A diversity report shows improved racial hiring practices for Major League Soccer but also highlighted a continuing decline in gender hiring efforts. The annual report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport (TIDES) at Central Florida on Wednesday gave MLS an A with 93.9 points for racial hiring...

NYC agrees to sell 16-year-old defender to Moenchengladbach

Nov. 13, 2019 1:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Scally, a defender on the U.S. team that was eliminated in the group stage of the Under-17 World Cup, will leave Major League Soccer's New York City team and transfer to Germany's Borussia Moenchengladbach in January 2021. NYC said Wednesday the transfer fee for the Lake Grove, New...

Beckham’s Miami team to play MLS home opener March 14

Nov. 13, 2019 1:35 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — David Beckham’s new MLS team will play its first home match against his former club. Inter Miami officials announced Wednesday that the club's home debut will be March 14 at 2:30 p.m. against the LA Galaxy. That means Inter Miami will begin its inaugural season on the...