Stuck in Spain, Wuhan soccer team gets to watch Madrid-Barça

MADRID (AP) — It’s been a tough journey for the first-division soccer club from Wuhan, the city at the epicenter of the ...
12:03 28 February 2022

US Olympic marketing chief Lisa Baird is NWSL commissioner

The marketing executive who branded the U.S. Olympic squad “Team USA” will now try to turn American women’s soccer playe...
18:35 27 February 2022

Manchester City files appeal against UEFA ban at CAS

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City has filed an expected appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against ...
10:47 26 February 2022

Virus pushes beyond Asia, taking aim at Europe, Mideast

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The new virus took aim at a broadening swath of the globe Monday, with officials in Europe and...
1:32 24 February 2022

World Cup champion women pushed: Could they beat German men?

Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men.“Do you think the women’s national team could ...
3:03 22 February 2022

American women seek more than $66M in damages from US Soccer

Players on the U.S. women’s national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part their gender discriminati...
6:18 21 February 2022

Swiss prosecutors charge Al-Khelaifi in FIFA bribery case

GENEVA (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in conn...
13:18 20 February 2022

For Napoli fans, the team is a religion and Maradona is god

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — When Lionel Messi climbs up the steps from the moat surrounding the field at the San Paolo Stadium ...
12:04 20 February 2022

Messi demands calm after chaotic 2 months for Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has been hit recently by a series of setbacks on the field and conflicts inside the cl...
11:30 20 February 2022

Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

LONDON — Manchester City is now a tainted champion.
23:56 15 February 2022

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez,...
5:02 14 February 2022

US soccer men’s union says women’s pay should be tripled

NEW YORK — The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body ...
22:20 12 February 2022

US women beat Canada 3-0 in Olympic qualifying final

CARSON, Calif. — Lynn Williams broke open a scoreless stalemate with a goal in the 61st minute and the United States beat Canada 3-0 on Sunday in the ...
1:25 10 February 2022

Hurricane-force winds pound UK and Europe, upend travel

LONDON — Storm Ciara battered the U.K. and northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains Sunday, halting flights and trains and producing...
23:18 9 February 2022

The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic spot

CARSON, Calif. — Samantha Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night...
5:17 8 February 2022

Federer tops Nadal in South Africa & 51,000 turn up to watch

Roger Federer wasn't going to lose this one to Rafael Nadal.
22:58 7 February 2022

MLS salaries, charter flights rise in new labor deal

NEW YORK — The minimum salary for senior players in Major League Soccer will rise from $70,250 last year to $109,200 in 2024 as part of a five-year co...
17:19 6 February 2022

Lakers play outside to lighten spirits after Bryant’s death

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Before the Los Angeles Lakers practiced on the final day before their first game since Kobe Bryant’s death, they played.
22:25 30 January 2022

US national team also looks toward Olympic soccer qualifying

NEW YORK — U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter will be looking toward Olympic soccer qualifying when the senior national team plays Costa Rica on Saturday in a...
20:19 27 January 2022

Soccer players union promises to defend Olympic protesters

GENEVA — Soccer players who defy Olympic rules by making protest gestures at the 2020 Tokyo Games will be supported by their global union.
13:21 22 January 2022

Debate in Malmo rages over battered Ibrahimovic statue

MALMO, Sweden — Two bronze feet protrude from a block of stone, a large and dusty black cloth draped down one of its sides.
15:30 17 January 2022

UK police use of facial recognition tests public’s tolerance

LONDON — When British police used facial recognition cameras to monitor crowds arriving for a soccer match in Wales, some fans protested by covering t...
9:17 16 January 2022

Humble Aguero still the standard bearer for strikers in EPL

There’s a shelf above the television in his home in a plush area of northwest England where Sergio Aguero keeps the match balls — signed by all his te...
12:12 13 January 2022

US men’s soccer team cancels plan to train in Qatar

CHICAGO — The U.S. men’s soccer team has canceled its plan to train in Doha, Qatar, from Jan. 5-25 “due to the developing situation in the region.”
13:54 4 January 2022

Sudan’s women pursue soccer dream, challenging conservatives

OMDURMAN, Sudan — All her life, Elham Balatone wanted to play soccer — like her brothers, like the boys on her street. But in the Sudan where she grew...
6:21 3 January 2022

Beckham’s Inter Miami taps Diego Alonso as first coach

MIAMI — David Beckham’s new MLS team finally has its first coach, with Inter Miami hiring Diego Alonso.
16:38 30 December 2022

In-game anti-racism warnings as Rüdiger faces abuse at Spurs

LONDON — Chelsea defender Antonio Rüdiger demanded swift punishments for Tottenham fans who aimed monkey noises at him on Sunday during a London derby...
23:54 22 December 2021

Liverpool lands 1st world title, Qatar passes pre-2022 test

DOHA, Qatar — After tens of billions of dollars spent on infrastructure, and skepticism over this tiny gas-rich nation's suitability as a sporting hos...
23:34 21 December 2021

Police, protesters clash outside Barcelona-Real Madrid game

BARCELONA, Spain — Riot police clashed with protesters in the streets Wednesday night outside a soccer match between Barcelona and Real Madrid, as aut...
22:35 18 December 2021

The substituted substitute: Kean humiliated by cruel call

Moise Kean trudged along the touchline, his head facing the ground and never moving, after what for many soccer players is the ultimate indignity.
10:57 16 December 2021