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January 20, 2020 - 10:43 am
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto midfielder Michael Bradley needs surgery on his right ankle and likely will be sidelined about four months. Bradley was hurt during Major League Soccer's championship game on Nov. 10 when Seattle's Román Torres attempted a shot and hit the ankle with his follow-through...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 19, 2020 - 3:33 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah ripped off his Liverpool jersey at a freezing Anfield after completing a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in stoppage time on Sunday, rousing fans on the Kop to sing: “We're gonna win the league.” It's been a 30-year wait but there is no longer any...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020.(AP Photo/Jon Super)
January 19, 2020 - 1:06 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — After providing the assist, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson wasn't going to miss out on joining the celebrations. Even if it meant racing the length of the field to slide into Mohamed Salah. By that time, on a freezing winter's evening on Merseyside, Salah was shirtless,...
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Manchester City's goalkeeper Ederson, left, and Manchester City's John Stones react after Manchester City's Fernandinho scores an own goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
January 18, 2020 - 11:54 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — On a standout day for the Premier League's underdogs and English managers, Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham all dropped points Saturday. Pep Guardiola's Manchester City was held 2-2 by Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace, further boosting Liverpool's title hopes,...
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Dortmund's Erling Haaland, left, celebrates with Giovanni Reyna after scoring a goal in a German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Augsburg and Borussia Dortmund in Augsburg, Germany, Saturday, Jan.18, 2020. ( Stefan Puchner/dpa via AP)
January 18, 2020 - 11:16 am
AUGSBURG, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna became the youngest American to play in the Bundesliga when he made his league debut for Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. Aged 17 years, 2 months, 5 days, Reyna came on in the 72nd minute at Augsburg and was booked in the 76th, with his performance impressing...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Rose Lavelle, left, is challenged by Netherlands' Danielle Van De Donk during the Women's World Cup final soccer at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Twenty players have been named to the U.S. women's soccer team that will play for a spot in the Tokyo Olympics. Coach Andonovski announced the roster for the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
January 17, 2020 - 11:56 am
The United States’ roster for the upcoming CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament will look very similar to the one that won the Women’s World Cup in France, with notable exceptions. Alex Morgan, Mallory Pugh, Allie Long, Morgan Brian and Tierna Davidson were on the title team but were left off the...
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January 17, 2020 - 9:33 am
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's soccer federation said Friday it has been told it will not be hosting any international matches on Iranian soil. The federation said it received a letter from the Asian Football Confederation saying that all matches involving Iranian teams will be held in a third country...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, Chairman and CEO of Alibaba Group Daniel Zhang Yong attends the Alibaba Group's listing ceremony at the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) in Hong Kong. Known globally as an online retail platform, Alibaba chief marketing officer Chris Tung announced Wednesday Jan. 15, 2020, plans to change how broadcasters, fans and organizers experience the Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, FILE)
January 15, 2020 - 9:26 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Alibaba’s promise to the Olympic family is to bring its technological might to help organizers, broadcasters and fans. The Chinese tech giant's Olympic sponsorship deal is worth hundreds of millions of dollars and runs for 12 years, starting in 2017 and continuing...
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January 15, 2020 - 8:49 am
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund promoted American teenager Gio Reyna to its first team Wednesday. Dortmund signed the 17-year-old attacking midfielder from New York City FC in July. Since then he's scored eight goals in 16 games for Dortmund's under-19 team across all competitions. Reyna...
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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos holds up the trophy, at the end of the Spanish Super Cup Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)
January 12, 2020 - 2:24 pm
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi Arabia despite criticism from human rights groups. Madrid won the shootout 4-1 after the final ended 0-0 after extra time...
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