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AC Milan says coach Stefano Pioli is leaving the club at the end of the season

May. 24, 2024 04:31 AM EDT
MILAN, Italy (AP) — AC Milan says coach Stefano Pioli is leaving the club at the end of the season.

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

May. 24, 2024 02:32 AM EDT

May 16–23, 2024. British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak called the UK's national elections for July 4, months earlier than expected. Stars attended the Cannes Film Festival in France. Bayer Leverkusen and Manchester City won their national soccer leagues, the Bundesliga and the Premier...

Bayer Leverkusen finally loses but on list of storied sports teams with long unbeaten streaks

May. 23, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

The record-setting run of Bayer Leverkusen is over at 51. The German club was on the longest unbeaten streak by a team in a major European soccer league since the introduction of European competitions, but it ended after losing to Atalanta 3-0 in the Europa League final on Wednesday....

West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta has been charged with allegedly breaching betting rules

May. 23, 2024 11:23 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — West Ham midfielder Lucas Paqueta has been charged with allegedly breaching betting rules.

Bayer Leverkusen's unbeaten run ended 3-0 by Atalanta and Lookman hat trick in Europa League final

May. 22, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Spoiler alert. Atalanta winger Ademola Lookman was unstoppable and Bayer Leverkusen’s impossible dream of completing an entire season unbeaten with a hat trick of titles proved to be just that. Instead, Lookman was the hat trick hero in Atalanta’s...

Atalanta has won the Europa League title beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, ending German champion’s season-long unbeaten run

May. 22, 2024 16:56 PM EDT
DUBLIN (AP) — Atalanta has won the Europa League title beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-0, ending German champion’s season-long unbeaten run.

Leverkusen coach Alonso opts for Palacios over Andrich in Europa League final against Atalanta

May. 22, 2024 15:00 PM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso opted to start Argentina midfielder Exequiel Palacios over Robert Andrich in the Europa League final against Atalanta on Wednesday. Andrich, who made his Germany national team debut at age 29 this season, had started more games in...

Leverkusen the soccer team is famous. The city not so much

May. 22, 2024 08:46 AM EDT

LEVERKUSEN, Germany (AP) — Manchester, Barcelona, Milan, Leverkusen? An often-overlooked, small German city dominated by the pharmaceuticals industry is making an unlikely case to be considered one of Europe's soccer capitals this season because of Bayer Leverkusen’s historic...

Human rights experts urge FIFA to scrutinize Saudi Arabia before 2034 World Cup vote

May. 22, 2024 05:58 AM EDT

DUBLIN (AP) — FIFA was urged by international lawyers Wednesday to uphold its own policy and scrutinize Saudi Arabia’s human rights record before picking the kingdom to host the men’s 2034 World Cup. A 22-page document was delivered to FIFA headquarters in Zurich on behalf of...

Concussion replacements added for Copa America under the pink substitution pass system

May. 21, 2024 20:04 PM EDT

LUQUE, Paraguay (AP) — Coaches at next month's Copa America will be able to make a 6th and extra substitution in cases of suspected head trauma or concussion. South American soccer’s governing body CONMEBOL announced the decision Tuesday, making it valid for all its competitions...