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Usain Bolt trains for 1st time with Central Coast Mariners

Aug. 21, 2018 12:01 PM EDT

GOSFORD, Australia (AP) — Usain Bolt practiced with Australian soccer club Central Coast Mariners for the first time Tuesday, taking part in light passing drills and agility tests on his 32nd birthday. Bolt, who said he passed up chances to try out for clubs in Europe before accepting an offer to come to...

Hillsborough charges dropped against former police chief

Aug. 21, 2018 11:43 AM EDT

PRESTON, England (AP) — A former police chief who was charged with lying about his involvement in the aftermath of the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy in 1989 will no longer face trial, prosecutors said Tuesday. Norman Bettison, who was chief inspector of the region where Britain's worst sports disaster took...

Beckham to get UEFA award for soccer, humanitarian work

Aug. 21, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — David Beckham will get the UEFA President's Award for 2018 next week in Monaco to recognize his soccer achievements and humanitarian work. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin says the former Manchester United and Real Madrid midfielder is "a true football icon." The annual award...

Pogba's future at Man United mired in uncertainty

Aug. 21, 2018 9:36 AM EDT

By placing the captain's armband on Paul Pogba, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho might have thought he would quell growing speculation about the World Cup-winning midfielder's future at the English club. Comments by Pogba himself, and the player's outspoken agent, over the last two days have only added to...

Nguyen, Rossi help LAFC beat the Rapids 2-0

Aug. 20, 2018 12:28 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Nguyen and Diego Rossi each scored in the second half to help Los Angeles FC beat the Colorado Rapids 2-0 on Sunday night. Nguyen scored the opener for LAFC (12-7-6) in the 49th minute, gathering Jack Price's attempted clearance back into the area, rolling it back with his right foot...

DC United stays hot, beats 10-man Revolution 2-0

Aug. 19, 2018 10:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Luciano Acosta scored early and Zoltan Stieber added a late goal to help D.C. United win its third in a row, 2-0 over the 10-man New England Revolution on Sunday night. Acosta opened the scoring for United (7-9-6) in the 13th minute, finishing Paul Arriola's cross with a left-footed shot...

Josef Martinez ties MLS single-season record with 27th goal

Aug. 19, 2018 6:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez scored his 27th goal to tie the MLS season record and help Atlanta United beat the Columbus Crew 3-1 on Sunday. Julian Gressel set up Martinez's scoring opportunity with a steal in the Crew's half of the field. He passed it up to Martinez, who broke down a pair of defenders...

Man United women's team off to winning start

Aug. 19, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — At least one Manchester United team won on Sunday. In its first competitive game in 13 years, United women's side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. United coach Casey Stoney has thrown the team together from scratch , with the club having...

With sloppy defending, Man United loses 3-2 to Brighton

Aug. 19, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Manchester United conceded three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half in a 3-2 loss to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. A few hours after Manchester City strolled to a 6-1 win over Huddersfield, United showed the gulf that currently exists to its fierce rival by...

Man City highlights gulf to fierce rival United in EPL

Aug. 19, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

Manchester City delivered yet another reminder that it is the team to beat in the Premier League this season. On Sunday's evidence, winning the league title looks beyond Manchester United. A few hours after City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 — mainly thanks to a hat trick by Sergio Aguero — United...