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Georgetown wins NCAA title, beating Virginia on penalty kick

Dec. 15, 2019 9:30 PM EST

CARY, N.C. (AP) — Georgetown goalkeeper Tomas Romero stopped Virginia's Axel Gunnarsson in the seventh round of penalty kicks to give the Hoyas their first NCAA men’s soccer championship Sunday night. The teams fought through two scoreless 10-minute overtime periods after finishing regulation tied...

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil criticism

Dec. 15, 2019 3:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City on Sunday after Mesut Ozil, a forward for the London club, criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims in the country. China is the Premier League's most lucrative overseas broadcast...

Arsenal loses to Man City as Spurs go 5th with Man U drawing

Dec. 15, 2019 3:38 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Tottenham is enjoying a resurgence in the Premier League, while Arsenal and Manchester United are wilting. Only four points now separate the teams in the Premier League but their recent fortunes have been very different. Jose Mourinho has overseen Tottenham's climb from 14th to fifth. Jan...

Liverpool extends EPL lead as Leicester draws, Chelsea loses

Dec. 14, 2019 2:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Mo Salah and Liverpool are running away with the Premier League. Salah used his blistering pace and a bit of trickery to score both goals in Liverpool's 2-0 win over Watford on Saturday — a result that extended the Reds' lead to 10 points in the table as they move closer to a first...

Couple drops off newborn girl at Chicago-area fire station

Dec. 13, 2019 8:51 PM EST

A newborn girl was dropped off Friday at a suburban Chicago fire station by her parents, officials said. The girl, a few hours old, was brought to Engine One in Cicero, town spokesman Ray Hanania said. Paramedics and police determined she was in good health, but she was taken to a hospital for further...

South Florida officials seeking more international soccer

Dec. 13, 2019 8:08 PM EST

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen political leaders in South Florida have written letters to the U.S. Soccer Federation’s board of directors, urging them to allow top-tier international matches to take place in the Miami region. Relevent Sports, the soccer-promoting group owned by Miami...

Police brace for Catalan separatist protest during clásico

Dec. 13, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Police in Spain’s restive northeast are preparing to ensure that next week’s clásico soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid won’t be adversely affected by a massive protest. Catalan separatists are planning to gather in large numbers around the Camp...

FIFA to consider four bids to host 2023 Women's World Cup

Dec. 13, 2019 2:06 PM EST

FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women's World Cup. Soccer's international governing body will now assess the bids, which will include visiting each country. Evaluations will be submitted to the FIFA Council and a vote on the host...

AP sources: Charlotte getting Major League Soccer team

Dec. 13, 2019 12:37 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — People familiar with the situation say Charlotte will be the home of a Major League Soccer expansion team. The people spoke to The Associated Press Friday on condition of anonymity because no public announcement has been made about the team. Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and...

Klopp extends Liverpool deal to project image of stability

Dec. 13, 2019 11:53 AM EST

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Keen to project an image of security and stability for future transfer targets, Jürgen Klopp extended his contract as Liverpool manager until 2024 having re-established the team's elite status in England and Europe. Klopp said he had no intention of signing a new deal with...