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9 arrests in Belgian football fraud, match-fixing scandal

Oct. 12, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Three days into Belgium's biggest football scandal in decades, nine people are behind bars, including one top referee and three agents. In all, 19 people faced charges ranging from match fixing to money laundering. Yet, after Wednesday's extraordinary police operation covering 57 raids in...

Authorities charge 5 in Belgian soccer corruption case

Oct. 11, 2018 12:43 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgian authorities charged five people Thursday in relation to a massive financial fraud and match-fixing probe into soccer. Four were charged with belonging to a criminal organization and corruption, while a fifth person was charged with money laundering. Prosecutors said match-fixing...

Messi sets another record in Spain as Barcelona loses points

Sep. 23, 2018 6:22 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi set the record for the most Spanish league appearances by a non-Spanish player on Sunday, but the Argentine's goal couldn't prevent 10-man Barcelona from dropping its first points of the season in a 2-2 draw with Girona. Messi, the league's all-time leading scorer,...

Europa League wins for Chelsea, Milan, Arsenal, Sevilla

Sep. 20, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

Chelsea maintained its perfect start to the season when Brazil forward Willian scored in a 1-0 Europa League victory at PAOK Thessaloniki on Thursday. Two goals from Ever Banega and Wissam Ben Yedder led Sevilla, the most successful team in Europa League history, to a 5-1 thrashing of Standard Liege while...

Former US defender Oguchi Onyewu retires at 36

Sep. 18, 2018 11:55 AM EDT

American defender Oguchi Onyewu is retiring from soccer, a year after he was released by Major League Soccer's Philadelphia Union. The 36-year-old center back had six goals in 69 international appearances from 2004-14. A native of Olney, Maryland, he played for Metz, La Louviere, Standard Liege, Newcastle, AC...

Chara, Guzman score in Timbers' 2-0 victory over Toronto

Aug. 30, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Diego Chara scored his first goal of the season in the 64th minute and the Portland Timbers went on to snap a four-game losing streak with a 2-0 victory over short-handed Toronto FC on Wednesday night. Portland's skid, which followed a 15-game unbeaten streak, was the Timbers' longest...