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Suspect in 2010 Cabanas shooting gets 20 years in Mexico

Feb. 17, 2019 5:52 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The man suspected of shooting former Paraguay national soccer team standout Salvador Cabanas in the head in 2010 has been sentenced to 20 years in prison in Mexico. But federal prosecutors said in a statement Sunday that a man known as Jose Jorge "B," with no full last name given, was...

Amazon Peladao: a soccer tournament unlike any other

Feb. 17, 2019 4:16 PM EST

MANAUS, Brazil (AP) — It's 4:10 a.m. in the largest city in Brazil's Amazon region, and striker Suzy Carvalho is busy preparing for the biggest game of her amateur career. Dressed in jeans, a T-shirt and sneakers, the 34-year-old mother of two steps out of her boyfriend's rented bedroom and into the night,...

Wolverhampton hangs on to beat Bristol City in FA Cup

Feb. 17, 2019 4:05 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Wolverhampton held on to beat Championship side Bristol City 1-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the FA Cup on Sunday. The second-tier team threatened from a series of set-pieces late in the game but could not find an equalizer against their Premier League opponents who took the lead in the...

Italian soccer team loses 20-0 after fielding only 7 players

Feb. 17, 2019 12:54 PM EST

CUNEO, Italy (AP) — A third-tier Italian soccer team had a day to forget when it lost 20-0 after being able to field only seven players, all of them teenagers. Pro Piacenza, which has financial problems, had already forfeited three matches and not playing a fourth on Sunday would have seen it thrown out of...

NISA given provisional 3rd division sanctioning by USSF

Feb. 17, 2019 11:43 AM EST

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation has given provisional third division sanctioning to the proposed National Independent Soccer Association. The NISA said last September it will start play in August 2019, and it has announced teams in Atlanta; Charlotte, North Carolina; an unspecified site...

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...

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....