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Pulisic makes first exhibition start for Chelsea

Jul. 23, 2019 8:49 PM EDT

American midfielder Christian Pulisic made his first start for Chelsea in a 2-1 exhibition loss to Barcelona at Saitama, Japan, on Tuesday night. Pulisic played on the left flank, and the 20-year-old from Hershey, Pennsylvania, displayed his pace. He was replaced by Olivier Giroud in the 60th minute. New signing...

Sevilla beats Liverpool 2-1 in Fenway Park friendly

Jul. 21, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Joris Gnagnon took out Liverpool midfielder Yasser Larouci's legs at Fenway Park like a baserunner trying to break up a double play. The Sevilla defender was sent off in the 76th minute for a reckless tackle near where second base usually is in the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox. Despite...

Mongolia awaits star players in 2022 World Cup qualifying

Jul. 17, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

ULAANBAATAR, Mongolia (AP) — European glamor teams such as Manchester United and Real Madrid do not visit Mongolia on lucrative preseason tours, but this oft-forgotten Asian soccer outpost is about to get a taste of the big time on the qualifying road to the 2022 World Cup. Soccer is far from the most...

Timberwolves hire Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach

Jun. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach, after the native of Argentina spent last season on staff with the Brooklyn Nets. Prigioni spent the majority of his 20-year playing career in the Spanish League. He became the NBA's oldest rookie at age 35 in the...

Dani Alves leaving PSG after 2 seasons with the club

Jun. 23, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving French champion Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club. The 36-year-old attacking right back scored eight goals in 73 appearances for PSG, winning the league title in both seasons. Although he scored a good goal in the French Cup final...

Spanish league denies charges about microphone in its app

Jun. 12, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league says the country's data protection agency doesn't understand the technology being used on its official app. The league was fined 250,000 euros ($283,000) for using a microphone in its app, but says it will challenge the decision. The league says the agency's charge...

Teenager João Félix drawing comparisons to Ronaldo

Jun. 11, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — When João Félix first found himself in the same locker room as Cristiano Ronaldo, he said it felt like being in a video game. "It was weird. I had never seen him live, so close to me like that," the Portuguese teenage sensation said. "I told my friends later that it looked...

Fighting for rights, Spain women aim for landmark tournament

Jun. 8, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish women's national team is hoping a strong performance at the World Cup will give the sport a boost just at the moment that players are fighting for their rights as professional athletes. Women's soccer has experienced massive growth since the 2015 World Cup, when Spain...

Real Madrid signs Eden Hazard from Chelsea

Jun. 7, 2019 4:10 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid signs Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

Salah joy, Liverpool beats Tottenham to win 6th European Cup

Jun. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah. Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago. Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool was on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory on...