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Airbnb signs up as Olympic sponsor through 2028 Games

Nov. 18, 2019 10:20 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The IOC has signed home-sharing company Airbnb to a sponsorship deal that will run from next year’s Tokyo Olympics through the 2028 Los Angeles Games. The Olympic leadership, however, will not be swapping its luxury hotels for rental accommodation. International Olympic Committee...

Record Women’s Super League crowd sees Arsenal win at Spurs

Nov. 17, 2019 5:35 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The drive to raise women’s football attendance in England is taking on a more persuasive tone, almost obliging supporters of the men’s game to see the quality on offer. The Women’s Super League campaign — “ a true fan supports their whole club ”...

Ronaldo stuck on 99 goals but Portugal through to Euro 2020

Nov. 17, 2019 5:30 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will have to wait a little longer for his 100th international goal, scoring only once as defending champion Portugal secured its place at next year’s European Championship with a 2-0 win at Luxembourg on Sunday. The Juventus star needed two goals for a century, but...

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and boycott threats

Nov. 17, 2019 3:57 PM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Soccer superstar Lionel Messi finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel on Sunday, after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again. Messi and his Argentine teammates are in...

Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Croatia qualify for Euro 2020

Nov. 16, 2019 6:39 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Croatia qualified for the 2020 European Championship on Saturday. For the Germans, it’s a record 13th straight time that they will appear at the tournament, continuing a run going back to 1972. The three-time champion advanced with a 4-0 win over...

In second spell at Man United, Zelem leads transformed club

Nov. 16, 2019 6:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Katie Zelem had to leave Manchester United to chase her dream, just to get a chance of making a career out of playing the game she loves. Zelem’s journey — from the return to United to becoming captain and a face of Adidas marketing — captures the rapid advances in...

Garrett’s helmet swing is latest violent incident in sports

Nov. 16, 2019 4:05 AM EST

Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors. The Cleveland Browns’ star defensive end ripped the helmet off Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph and hit...

Alumnus gets surprise honor at North Carolina university

Nov. 16, 2019 12:05 AM EST

HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — Paul Lessard didn’t know what awaited him when he walked through High Point University’s Witcher Athletic Center on Wednesday (Nov. 6). He thought he was there to see the men’s soccer locker room named for his lifelong friend, Jorge Lagueruela. Instead,...

Dest makes quick impact as US rebounds to beat Canada 4-1

Nov. 15, 2019 11:36 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest needed just a couple minutes to his show why his talent was coveted on both sides of the Atlantic. Dest set up a goal in the second minute of his American competitive debut, Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the United States overwhelmed Canada in the first half of a 4-1...

Dest starts against Canada, tied to US

Nov. 15, 2019 7:10 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Sergiño Dest started at right back for the United States in Friday night's CONCACAF Nations League match against Canada, an appearance that tied him to the American program. The 18-year-old defender has become a regular for Ajax this season and played in a pair of exhibitions for...