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Benzema gets 1-year suspended sentence in sex-tape case

Nov. 24, 2021 06:12 AM EST

VERSAILLES, France (AP) — France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema was given a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine of 75,000 euros ($84,000) Wednesday in a sex-tape case that rocked French soccer and put the talented striker's international career on hold for more than five...

Liverpool, Ajax cruise into Champions League knockout rounds

Nov. 03, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Liverpool and Ajax extended their perfect winning records in the Champions League on Wednesday to advance into the round of 16 — which is starting to take a 1970s throwback look. Liverpool cruised past Atlético Madrid 2-0 at Anfield and Ajax hit 10-man...

Column: Solskjaer, Koeman strain bonds of fans' affection

Oct. 25, 2021 09:58 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was utterly devastated, at his lowest ebb at Manchester United. Humiliated by a 5-0 loss to Liverpool, the manager still had to reach his car to leave Old Trafford. After hearing his team booed off the field two hours...

Many European states support UEFA in Super League legal case

Oct. 20, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — More than half of the European Union member states have formally opposed soccer’s Super League project at the European Court of Justice, UEFA said Wednesday. Of the 27 EU members, 16 filed written submissions against the league to the court in Luxembourg...

Messi, Salah score 2 each in Champions League goal rush

Oct. 19, 2021 18:57 PM EDT

There was a goal rush in the Champions League on Tuesday and it was hardly a surprise to see Lionel Messi and Mohamed Salah among the scorers. By converting coolly taken penalties late in their games, Messi and Salah sealed 3-2 wins for Paris Saint-Germain and Liverpool,...

Keylor Navas hurt right adductor muscle in qualifier vs US

Oct. 13, 2021 20:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Costa Rica goalkeeper Keylor Navas injured his right adductor muscle during Wednesday night's World Cup qualifier against the United States and was replaced by Leonel Moreira at the start of the second half. The 34-year-oild Navas, the starter for...

Barcelona says audit shows club was technically bankrupt

Oct. 06, 2021 09:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona was technically bankrupt when president Joan Laporta took over earlier this year, the club said Wednesday. Barcelona CEO Ferrán Reverter presented a grim picture of the club’s financial situation while releasing the results from a Deloitte...

American Hoppe debuts with Mallorca in draw with Villarreal

Sep. 19, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American forward Matthew Hoppe came off the bench in the second half to make his debut with Mallorca in a 0-0 draw against Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday, missing out on the potential winner after his late goal was called off for offside. Hoppe...

New stars, old problems for Man United in Champions League

Sep. 15, 2021 05:07 AM EDT

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — With Cristiano Ronaldo back at Manchester United, missing out on the Champions League knockout rounds for a third straight season is unthinkable. Yet the same kind of problems carried over from last season’s failed campaign to the one that...