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Manchester United's Fred reacts after objects are thrown at him during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England Saturday Dec. 7, 2019. (Mike Egerton/PA via AP)
December 08, 2019 - 4:21 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Police were questioning a man on suspicion of racism on Sunday after a fan was seen directing abuse at Manchester United players during Saturday's Premier League game at Manchester City. The incident happened during the second half of United's 2-1 victory in the...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 07, 2019 - 11:38 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City fans hurled objects at Manchester United midfielder Fred as their Premier League title defense faded further with a 2-1 loss in the city derby on Saturday. In the same incident, as Fred prepared to take a corner with United leading 2-0, a fan was caught on...
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Tottenham's manager Jose Mourinho shakes hands with Manchester United's Harry Maguire the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 04, 2019 - 3:06 pm
Jose Mourinho was standing on the edge of his technical area near the halfway line when Manchester United midfielder Daniel James came sliding off the field and clattered head-first into the right knee of the Portuguese coach. Mourinho just about stayed on his feet but grimaced as he clutched his...
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December 04, 2019 - 9:15 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a move to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer, UEFA is changing the Champions League format to include a group stage. The 2021-22 edition will have a 16-team group stage with increased revenue from the sale of centralized broadcast and sponsor deals,...
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Leicester City players celebrate after Leicester's Kelechi Iheanacho scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Everton at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 01, 2019 - 11:31 am
LONDON (AP) — Leicester continued another improbable Premier League title run with a last-gasp 2-1 win over Everton on Sunday, while Arsenal great Freddie Ljungberg couldn’t end the Gunners’ winless streak. Kelechi Iheanacho’s 94th-minute winner completed a comeback victory for second-place...
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Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Brighton at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
November 30, 2019 - 11:35 am
Liverpool’s march to a first English league championship in 30 years is turning into a procession. Manchester City certainly looks in no state to stop it happening. The gap between the two main title contenders in the Premier League grew to a remarkable 11 points on Saturday, with a match-winning...
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Berlin's head coach Juergen Klinsmann looks up before the start of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Dortmund in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. (Andreas Gora/dpa via AP)
November 30, 2019 - 9:32 am
BERLIN (AP) — Jürgen Klinsmann’s debut as Hertha Berlin coach ended in defeat as 10-man Borussia Dortmund held on for a 2-1 win in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Early goals from Jadon Sancho and Thorgan Hazard were enough for Dortmund to ease the pressure on coach Lucien Favre with his team’s first...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019, Arsenal's head coach Unai Emery during the Europa League soccer match against Vitoria at the D. Afonso Henriques stadium in Guimaraes, Portugal. Emery was fired by Arsenal on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, 18 months after succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager of the English Premier League club. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira, FILE)
November 29, 2019 - 10:51 am
There's another managerial vacancy at a north London club in the English Premier League, this time at Arsenal. Unai Emery was fired on Friday after 18 months as the successor to long-time coach Arsene Wenger, with Arsenal on its worst run of results in 27 years. The Spaniard arrived at training the...
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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)
November 27, 2019 - 2:32 pm
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...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2014, file photo, a Russian flag is held above the Olympic Rings at Adler Arena Skating Center during the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) panel on Monday Nov. 25, 2019, has recommended Russian athletes be forced to compete as neutrals at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and other major upcoming events. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
November 25, 2019 - 1:46 pm
MONTREAL (AP) — Russian athletes should be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other major events, a key World Anti-Doping Agency panel recommended on Monday. WADA’s compliance review committee proposed a four-year ban on hosting major events in Russia and a ban for...
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