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U.S. Soccer president takes issue with image of organization

Dec. 6, 2019 9:28 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Soccer Federation President Carlos Cordeiro took issue with the image of a leaderless organization with no CEO and a poor work environment, though he acknowledged room to improve. “I think it's unfair to characterize us as being leaderless and in crisis,” he said following...

Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport

Dec. 6, 2019 6:00 AM EST
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Chelsea gets January transfer ban overturned by winning appeal against FIFA at Court of Arbitration for Sport.

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

Dec. 4, 2019 12:16 PM EST

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...

Elon Musk tells jurors insult provoked ‘pedo guy’ tweet

Dec. 3, 2019 10:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elon Musk testified Tuesday that he was being insulting, not literally calling a British cave diver a pedophile when he lashed out on Twitter and ended up in a defamation lawsuit from the man who helped rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach from a flooded Thailand cave last year....

The Latest: Elon Musk testifies British diver insulted him

Dec. 3, 2019 9:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a defamation lawsuit against Elon Musk (all times local): ___ 3:30 p.m. Elon Musk denied that he meant to call a British cave diver a pedophile when he dubbed him “pedo guy” on social media. Vernon Unsworth helped to rescue a dozen boys and their soccer coach...

Toronto selects Juan Agudelo in MLS re-entry draft

Dec. 3, 2019 5:06 PM EST

TORONTO (AP) — Former New England forward Juan Agudelo was selected by Toronto on Tuesday in the second stage of Major League Soccer’s re-entry draft. The 27-year-old’s option had been declined by New England, which paid him $605,000 this year. Agudelo has made 28 appearances for the U.S....

Messi, US captain Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or awards

Dec. 2, 2019 5:03 PM EST

After becoming the first six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi said he’s far from finished. “I hope to continue for a long time,” Messi said on Monday in Paris from behind a row of the trophies which honor the world’s best soccer player. “I realize that I am...

Klinsmann hired by Hertha Berlin 3 years after US dismissal

Nov. 27, 2019 10:21 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Three years after being fired by the United States, Jürgen Klinsmann returned to coaching on Wednesday. Hertha Berlin hired Klinsmann after Ante Covic left with the team already in a Bundesliga struggle. It is a decade since Klinsmann has led a club, lasting only nine months at Bayern...

Luis Enrique: Moreno disloyal for wanting to coach at Euros

Nov. 27, 2019 9:00 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Returning Spain coach Luis Enrique on Wednesday accused Robert Moreno of being disloyal for not wanting him to regain the job until after the 2020 European Championship. Moreno was promoted from assistant coach to take charge of Spain in June when Luis Enrique left to be with his ill...

WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia at Olympics

Nov. 25, 2019 7:53 PM EST

MONTREAL (AP) — Russian athletes will have a chance to compete at next year’s Olympics, but their flag would not fly in Tokyo if the World Anti-Doping Agency approves a recommendation it received Monday. The WADA compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on Russia hosting major events but...