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FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Sevilla's Javier Hernandez celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a Europa League group A soccer match against APOEL Nicosia at the Estadio Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan stadium in Seville, Spain. The Los Angeles Galaxy have signed Javier “Chicharito” Hernández to a Designated Player contract, the MLS soccer club announced Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti, File)

Mexican goal-scoring star Chicharito signs with LA Galaxy

Jan. 21, 2020 9:52 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The biggest star in Mexican soccer is coming to the LA Galaxy. Javier “Chicharito” Hernández announced his move to the five-time MLS champions on Tuesday, bringing the veteran striker back to North America after a lengthy career in Europe. Hernández will...

A black cloth used to hide the vandalized statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic uncovers a bronze foot from the block of stone, outside the stadium of Malmo's soccer team in Malmo, Sweden, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. Two feet are all that remains of the local hero and one of Sweden's greatest ever sports stars. After a series of attacks by vandals, the statue is holed up in a secret location undergoing repairs. (AP Photo/David Keyton)

Debate in Malmo rages over battered Ibrahimovic statue

Jan. 17, 2020 10:31 AM EST

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — Two bronze feet protrude from a block of stone, a large and dusty black cloth draped down one of its sides. That's all that's left of a once-proud, 500-kilogram statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic that was unveiled to much fanfare in October outside the stadium of Malmo’s soccer team,...

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the game against Middlesbrough, during their English FA Cup third round match at the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough, England, Sunday Jan. 5, 2020. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)

Problems mount for Mourinho as Liverpool looks to add to woe

Jan. 10, 2020 9:53 AM EST

The “new-manager bounce” is over at Tottenham. In fact, things have gone rather flat under Jose Mourinho nearly two months since his high-profile arrival at the London club. The Portuguese coach's humble, meeker side, which he seemed eager to showcase upon joining Tottenham as the replacement for...

Inter Milan's Romelu Lukaku fires a shot during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Genoa, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Dec. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Old-fashioned No. 9's are back in fashion in Serie A

Jan. 9, 2020 5:55 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Forget the false nine. Traditional No. 9’s are back in vogue in Serie A. From Romelu Lukaku to Ciro Immobile and Andrea Belotti — and even the new-look Cristiano Ronaldo — old-fashioned center forwards are grabbing the spotlight as the Italian league approaches its midway...

LA Galaxy sign former Chicago midfielder Aleksandar Katai

Dec. 31, 2019 3:17 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy have signed former Chicago Fire midfielder Aleksandar Katai. The Galaxy announced the latest addition Tuesday. They are using Targeted Allocation Money to sign the Serbian veteran. The 28-year-old Katai spent the last two seasons in Chicago, scoring 18 goals in 62...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2012 filer, AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and AC MIlan at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Ibrahimovic will join AC Milan, the Milanese club announced Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 on its official twitter page. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

AC Milan's fans banking on Ibrahimovic to rescue ailing club

Dec. 27, 2019 4:05 PM EST

Veteran striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is returning to help his struggling former club AC Milan, which is reeling from a humiliating defeat and languishing way behind city rival Inter Milan. Ibrahimovic's arrival resembles something of a rescue mission for a seven-time European champion fallen on tough times. That's...

MLS veteran Sacha Kljestan signs with hometown LA Galaxy

Dec. 11, 2019 5:33 PM EST

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Veteran midfielder Sacha Kljestan has signed with the LA Galaxy as a free agent. The 34-year-old U.S. national team contributor officially returned to his native Southern California on Wednesday. Kljestan has scored 49 goals over 10 MLS seasons in a career that began as the fifth...

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Ibrahimovic’s statue, property vandalized as Malmo fans spew

Nov. 28, 2019 1:09 PM EST

Zlatan Ibrahimovic didn’t appear concerned in the slightest. “I think they in Malmo respect this ... I think they are happy for my sake,” the soccer superstar said upon announcing he bought a stake of nearly 25% in a rival of his boyhood club. Ibrahimovic got it completely wrong. The reaction...

FILE - In this March 31, 2018 file photo Los Angeles Galaxy's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, of Sweden, acknowledges fans as he walks off the field after an MLS soccer match against the Los Angeles FC in Carson, Calif. Ibrahimovic and the LA Galaxy both announced Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019 they are officially parting ways after two seasons. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, file)

‘A betrayal’: Malmo fury as Ibrahimovic invests in Hammarby

Nov. 27, 2019 5:32 PM EST

A statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic was vandalized and apparently set on fire outside the stadium of his boyhood club, Malmo, as fans reacted with fury at the Swedish soccer star buying a stake in one of its biggest rivals on Wednesday. Ibrahimovic outlined his desire to make Hammarby the “best in...