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Emotional funeral for Sala held in his Argentine hometown

Feb. 16, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PROGRESSO, Argentina (AP) — Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown on Saturday, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel. The 28-year-old Sala's body received a hero's welcome in...

City overcomes stubborn Newport to reach FA Cup quarters

Feb. 16, 2019 3:09 PM EST

Manchester City broke through Newport's stubborn defense in the second half to beat the fourth-tier side 4-1 in the FA Cup on Saturday, although the result wasn't as straightforward as the scoreline suggested. Newport's hopes of an epic fifth-round upset were still intact when Padraig Amond pulled a goal back to...

Flamengo soccer club fire in Brazil: bad luck or negligence?

Feb. 16, 2019 12:07 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Within hours of a fire at soccer club Flamengo's training facility that would kill 10 teenage players, the club's president called it "the worst tragedy" in the team's 123-year history. Soccer greats around the world expressed condolences, Rio de Janeiro's mayor declared three days of...

Thai party fields transgender candidate for prime minister

Feb. 15, 2019 2:07 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she's pursuing a bid to become the country's first transgender prime minister. The 52-year-old is one of three candidates put forward by a...

Sounders announce commitment to be carbon neutral

Feb. 14, 2019 5:12 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders have announced a commitment to become carbon neutral, or make no net contribution to carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere. The Sounders worked with the Seattle firm Sustainable Business Consulting to calculate the organization's greenhouse gas emissions and develop a...

Landon Donovan ready for debut with San Diego Sockers

Feb. 14, 2019 4:20 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Landon Donovan doesn't look at it as coming out of retirement, since he never really considered himself retired. Donovan, the former U.S. national team and MLS star, will make his debut for the San Diego Sockers of the Major Arena Soccer League on Friday night against the Tacoma Stars. The...

MLS extends commissioner Garber's contract through 2023

Feb. 14, 2019 1:21 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber's contract has been extended by league owners for five years through 2023. Garber's previous contract expired at the end of 2018. He was hired in August 1999 to succeed Doug Logan, MLS's first commissioner. Garber, 61, spent 15 years with the NFL....

United says Mourinho firing cost $25M, revived by Solskjaer

Feb. 14, 2019 10:39 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The firing of Jose Mourinho cost Manchester United 19.6 million pounds ($25 million) in payoffs. The club already sees it as money well spent. The compensation for dismissing Mourinho and his coaches was disclosed Thursday by United among "exceptional items" in the latest set of financial...

Refugee footballer thanks Australian leader for freedom

Feb. 13, 2019 10:13 PM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee soccer player who was detained in Thailand for three months under threat of extradition to Bahrain shook hands Thursday with Australia's prime minister, whom he credits with securing his freedom. Three days after he was released from a cramped Bangkok cell, Hakeem...

The Latest: Germany hopes for soccer Brexit

Feb. 13, 2019 12:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:40 p.m. German diplomats are showing little sense of fair play before three crucial meetings in the battle to rule Europe. Germany's foreign ministry tweeted Wednesday that while it laments Britain's...