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Image taken from PA Video showing newly appointed Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho during a press conference at Tottenham Hotspur Training Centre, in London, Thursday Nov. 21, 2019. Mourinho is back in the English Premier League management by joining Tottenham. (PA Video/PA via AP)
November 21, 2019 - 1:33 pm
LONDON (AP) — After touting his humility and willingness to learn from past mistakes, Jose Mourinho couldn’t resist a flash of the old familiar cheekiness. Even after opening his first comments as Tottenham manager by praising his predecessor Mauricio Pochettino, Mourinho couldn’t resist a one-...
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Wales' Aaron Ramsey celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Hungary, with team-mates Gareth Bale, left, and Joe Allen, right, during their UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifying soccer match at the Cardiff City Stadium, in Cardiff, Wales, Tuesday Nov. 19, 2019. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
November 19, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Wales claimed the last automatic spot remaining in qualifying for next year’s European Championship by beating Hungary 2-0 in a winner-takes-all match in Cardiff on Tuesday. Aaron Ramsey scored a goal in each half to propel the Welsh to a second straight Euros, after they reached the semifinals in...
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Argentina's Lionel Messi celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during a friendly soccer match between Brazil and Argentina at King Fahd stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. (AP Photo)
November 17, 2019 - 10:00 am
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — International soccer superstar Lionel Messi has arrived in Israel for a much-anticipated match, despite calls for boycott and the threat of rocket fire. The Argentinian national team landed Sunday in Israel for an international friendly match against Uruguay in Tel Aviv. A...
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November 17, 2019 - 9:09 am
LONDON (AP) — The first north London derby in the Women’s Super League produced a record crowd of 38,262 for the competition on Sunday when Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Tottenham. The newly fully professional side held out until the 66th minute when Kim Little struck for the champions and...
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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 15, 2019 - 6:36 am
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City lost its attempt Friday to block an investigation into allegations it deceived UEFA while violating rules that monitor soccer club finances. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled that City’s appeal against UEFA’s handling of the investigation was...
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November 15, 2019 - 2:13 am
MADRID (AP) — The match between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid in the United States next month was called off Friday after the Spanish league lost a court battle against the Spanish soccer federation. The league said a Madrid court denied an injunction to force the federation to approve the staging...
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England's Harry Kane, right, celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the Euro 2020 group A qualifying soccer match between England and Montenegro at Wembley stadium in London, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
November 14, 2019 - 5:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as England secured qualification for the 2020 European Championship with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro on Thursday in the team’s 1,000th game. On a landmark night that saw England field its youngest starting lineup in 60 years, the 22-year-old...
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Guy Fawkes Night fireworks go off outside the stadium during the Champions League group E soccer match between Liverpool and Genk at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 14, 2019 - 2:56 pm
LONDON (AP) — UEFA has sold the rights to broadcast Champions League soccer games in Britain for more than $1.5 billion with BT Sport signing up for another three seasons, The Associated Press has learned. BT will continue to show every game live and air highlights for three seasons from 2021-2024...
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In this photo released by Villarreal Club de Futbol on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019, Giuseppe Rossi laces up his sneakers during a training with Spanish club Villarreal, Spain. The 32-year old Rossi, the American-born striker who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. (Villareal F.C via AP)
November 11, 2019 - 2:22 am
VILLARREAL, Spain (AP) — Giuseppe Rossi is back home — in Spain. The American-born striker, originally from New Jersey and who played for the Italian national team before a series of injuries slowed his career, is back at Villarreal, the Spanish club where he thrived in his prime. "It's been a...
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Seattle Sounders' Victor Rodriguez, who scored a goal in the match, drinks from the cup Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, after defeating Toronto FC in the MLS Cup championship soccer match in Seattle. The Sounders won 3-1. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
November 10, 2019 - 5:41 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — They waited a decade to enjoy a celebration like this. As the Seattle Sounders paraded the championship trophy around their home stadium, only those clad in red headed for the exits. Ten years after helping change the scope of Major League Soccer, Seattle finally got to see its home...
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