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Uncertainty over South Korea's World Cup visit to Pyongyang

Sep. 17, 2019 9:48 PM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's soccer association is unsure whether its World Cup qualifier against North Korea next month will take place in Pyongyang or on a neutral ground. The Seoul-based KFA said it hadn't yet received any information from its counterpart in Pyongyang regarding logistics for...

Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose in Champs League

Sep. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

On a night when Europe's biggest stars couldn't find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy. The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his Champions League debut, scoring a hat trick as Salzburg beat Genk 6-2. Meanwhile, Liverpool, Barcelona and Chelsea all failed to score. Haaland is emerging...

New parent charged in admissions scam, linked to $400K bribe

Sep. 17, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British...

Pride's Alex Morgan to miss remainder of NWSL season

Sep. 16, 2019 7:11 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Alex Morgan will miss the rest of the season for the Orlando Pride because of a patella stress reaction in her right knee. Morgan was injured while on duty with the U.S. national team, which won the Women's World Cup in France this summer, the Pride said. Morgan appeared in six matches...

Chelsea cashes out with ATM: English youngsters make impact

Sep. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea is collecting a rare currency from its "ATM": Goals from young English academy graduates. Abraham, Tomori and Mount. They have scored all 11 goals in Chelsea's five Premier League games so far. The trio — all under the age of 21 — might only be getting its chance in the...

Judo champion who defied Iran's rules now in hiding

Sep. 16, 2019 5:21 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Saeid Mollaei has been in hiding since he left the Iranian judo team last month, saying he had been ordered to withdraw from the world championships on political grounds. Now he's training for next year's Olympics without a guarantee he can compete. Mollaei was the defending...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hat trick, Galaxy routs Sporting 7-2

Sep. 16, 2019 12:23 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a hat trick and broke Los Angeles' season goal record with 26 in the Galaxy's 7-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night. The 37-year-old Swedish star tied it at 1 in 32nd minute to match the goal record set by Carlos Ruiz in 2002, then gave Los...

Own goal, Lodeiro's brace lift Sounders past Red Bulls, 4-2

Sep. 15, 2019 9:45 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In the jumbled MLS Western Conference, the Seattle Sounders know they can't afford to drop points at home. On Sunday, they found a way to pull out all three. A shot by Victor Rodriguez that was knocked in for an own goal in the 83rd minute put Seattle ahead, and Nico Lodeiro's goal in...

Quintero, Minnesota United beat Real Salt Lake 3-1

Sep. 15, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Darwin Quintero led Minnesota United FC to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake with a two-goal showing Sunday. Albert Rusnak struck first for Real Salt Lake (14-12-4) in the 17th minute on a shot 19 yards out from the edge of the box. Quintero put Minnesota United FC (14-10-6) on the board...

Toronto FC beats Rapids 3-2, spoiling Fraser's homecoming

Sep. 15, 2019 7:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jonathan Osorio broke a tie in the 70th minute and Toronto FC beat Colorado 3-2 on Sunday to spoil Rapids coach Robin Fraser's homecoming. Fraser, a former Toronto assistant coach, had won three straight since taking charge of the Rapids (10-15-6) on Aug. 25. Tsubasa Endoh and Alejandro...