Soccer

Prosecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA…

A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino

MLS players balance health history with virus risk

The majority of Major League Soccer players will be taking part when the league resumes play next week with a tournament in Florida

Messi calls off contract renewal negotiations and…

Lionel Messi has called off contract negotiations with Barcelona, according to a report by Spanish radio station Cadena Ser.

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Week after toasting title, Klopp hurting after…

Liverpool has been beaten 4-0 by Manchester City in its first game since sealing the Premier League title

Brazil network ends Rio soccer deal over new Bolsonaro rule

Brazil’s TV Globo has terminated its contract with Rio de Janeiro state’s local soccer body after powerhouse club Flamengo broadcast a home match using the team’s YouTube account under a new federal rule

Human foosball: New form of soccer developed for…

Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with…

The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium

Trio of former UConn greats leading social…

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform

MLS confirm that six FC Dallas players test…

Entire FC Dallas team has been quarantined ahead of the "MLS Is Back" tournament in Florida.

Six FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19 in Florida

Six players with FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire team has been quarantined ahead of the MLS Is Back tournament

Sane close to completing permanent Bayern move…

Manchester City manager Leroy Sane confirms that winger Leroy Sane has decided to move on from the club and is likely to begin his next chapter with German champions Bayern Munich.

Campaign for Black soccer player denied by England in 1925

A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor a man who was denied the chance to play for England’s national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black

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Wigan FC calls in the administrators

The club, who are 14th in the Championship, are now urgently looking for a buyer to save them.

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M…

The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year

Football's first big transfer of the summer is…

The summer transfer window is officially open and we’ve already seen some big decisions take place. This is definitely going to be a wild one.

Ertz, Short say soul-searching led to…

Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while they knelt during the national anthem as the NWSL opened its season

'Nothing to say' about players linked with…

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard refuses to be drawn into speculation linking him with players ahead of Wednesday's match at West Ham.

VIRUS DIARY: Soccer in UK loses passion, soul with no fans

In Britain, where one AP writer and soccer fan lives, some said the return of the game would lift morale

Man City joins Arsenal, Chelsea, Man U in FA Cup…

Holder Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling secured an untroubled 2-0 win at Newcastle

How Germany did it: completing the soccer season…

Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief

Williams' stoppage time goal lifts Courage over…

Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women’s Soccer League Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday

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The Latest: Man City will give Liverpool guard of…

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says they will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday

Liverpool condemns fan behavior in title celebrations

English champion Liverpool has condemned the behavior of some fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win after a 30-year wait

Ending title drought deepens Klopp's affinity with Liverpool

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp says he hopes that ending the club's 30-year English title drought lifts the spirits of the city emerging from the coronavirus pandemic shutdown