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Women's soccer team placed on probation after hazing probe

Dec. 15, 2019 4:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — La Salle University has placed its women's soccer team on disciplinary probation through the end of next year — including restrictions on competition for the spring season — following an investigation that revealed what it called “nonviolent power-differential...

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...

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...

Julie Ertz named US Soccer women's player of the year

Dec. 13, 2019 12:42 PM EST

Julie Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer women's Player of the Year on Friday for the second time. Ertz, a versatile midfielder who also won the award in 2017, was on the U.S. teams that won World Cup championships in 2015 and again this summer in France. Ertz, who played a more defensive role in 2015, scored her...

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...