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FILE - In this June 9, 2018, file photo, Egyptian national team soccer player and Liverpool's star striker Mohamed Salah smiles as he greets fans during the final training of the national team at Cairo Stadium in Cairo, Egypt. Salah has revived a months-long dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
August 27, 2018 - 10:36 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Salah has reignited a months-old dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. The dispute over image rights — such as the prominent featuring of his image on the national team's plane —...
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho leaves the field at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 27, 2018 - 2:35 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — In four previous Premier League visits to Old Trafford, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino had never seen his team score. He has now — three times. Tottenham humiliated Manchester United 3-0 on Monday to stay perfect after three rounds and increase the pressure on...
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Roma's Kostas Manolas celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Roma and Atalanta, in Rome's Olympic stadium, Monday, Aug. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
August 27, 2018 - 2:00 pm
ROME (AP) — Comeback specialist Kostas Manolas scored the equalizer for Roma in a 3-3 draw with Atalanta in Serie A on Monday. Eight minutes from time in Roma's home opener, Manolas was waiting at the far post when a free kick from Aleksandar Kolarov came over the top, allowing the Greece center...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, left, duels for the ball with Crystal Palace's James Tomkins during the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
August 27, 2018 - 4:58 am
CAIRO (AP) — Mohamed Salah has revived a months-long dispute with soccer authorities in his native Egypt, accusing them of ignoring his complaints about their unauthorized use of his image. The dispute over image rights and lingering tensions over his treatment during the World Cup have cast doubt...
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Genoa fans display a banner reading "In silence for you, hurt 43 times in the heart. Get back on your feet proudly and become splendid again!" to honor the 43 people who lost their lives when the Morandi highway Bridge collapsed last Aug. 14, prior to the Serie A soccer match Genoa and Empoli at the Luigi Ferraris Stadium in Genoa, Italy, Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018. (Simone Arveda/ANSA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 2:01 pm
For the first 43 minutes of their club's Serie A opener, Genoa fans remained silent on Sunday. That was one minute for each of the 43 victims of the Morandi Bridge collapse in the port city this month. In the 43rd minute, spectators began applauding respectfully as the names of those who died in...
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Chelsea's Eden Hazard, centre, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Newcastle, during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday Aug. 26, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 11:12 am
Eden Hazard was repeatedly fouled, shoved and hacked down on his first start of the season in the Premier League. On one occasion, he was even kicked off the field by a particularly crude challenge. So the Chelsea forward responded in the best way possible to being targeted with rough treatment: By...
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Chelsea's Alvaro Morata, left, and Newcastle United's Ciaran Clark in action during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday Aug. 26, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 10:09 am
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — American defender DeAndre Yedlin scored an 88th-minute own-goal to hand Chelsea a 2-1 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Sunday, sealing a third straight victory for the London club to open the season. Yedlin had just set up Newcastle's equalizer, scored by Joselu...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly, left, scores the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 2:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — After failing to convince Premier League rivals of the need for VAR, Manchester City has contributed more evidence why the technology is needed. It came at the cost of dropping two points early in its title defense. The champions fell behind at Wolverhampton on Saturday when Willy...
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FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo Jibril Rajoub, president of the Palestinian Football Association speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA has banned the head of the Palestinian Football Association from attending soccer games for a year for inciting hatred and violence toward Lionel Messi. Jibril Rajoub called on Arab soccer fans to burn Messi posters and shirts if he participated in an Argentina game in Israel in June. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP, File)
August 25, 2018 - 6:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The head of Palestinian soccer said Saturday he will appeal FIFA's year-long ban on him for inciting fans against Argentine superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. Jibril Rajoub told The Associated Press he...
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Atlanta United's Josef Martinez runs down the field with his shirt off after scoring a goal against Orlando City during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 24, 2018 - 8:02 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez broke the MLS season goal record with his 28th, giving Atlanta United the lead in the 74th minute in a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Friday night. Martinez ran past the defense for a through ball, cutting back his defender and chipping it over Joe Bendik. Martinez...
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