Soccer

Valencia players celebrate with the trophy after winning the Copa del Rey soccer match final between Valencia CF and FC Barcelona at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville, Spain, Saturday. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
May 25, 2019 - 6:38 pm
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — There was no lifting of a winner's trophy this time for Lionel Messi. The Barcelona star had to settle on receiving the runner-up plate from Spanish King Felipe VI after Valencia beat his side 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday. The defeat ruined Barcelona's chance to...
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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates his goal against RB Leipzig during the German soccer cup, DFB Pokal, final match between RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich at the Olympic stadium in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, May 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 25, 2019 - 4:05 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich captain Manuel Neuer returned from six weeks out injured to help his side complete a domestic double after beating Leipzig 3-0 in the German Cup final on Saturday. Robert Lewandowski scored twice and Kingsley Coman grabbed the other as Bayern claimed a record-extending...
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Celtic's Scott Brown, left, and Mikael Lustig celebrate with the trophy after winning the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland, Saturday, May 25, 2019. Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup Final on Saturday. Having already won the Scottish League Cup and league titles, Celtic rallied at Hampden Park with a brace from striker Odsonne Edouard. (Jeff Holmes/PA via AP)
May 25, 2019 - 1:38 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic wrapped up a domestic treble for an unprecedented third straight season after beating Hearts 2-1 in the Scottish Cup final on Saturday. Immediately afterwards, Celtic offered manager Neil Lennon the job permanently. Lennon said there's "a good chance" he'll accept...
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Megan Rapinoe, a member of the United States women's national soccer team, speaks to reporters during a news conference in New York, Friday, May 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
May 24, 2019 - 6:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at...
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Soldiers of French anti terrorist plan "Vigipirate Mission", secure the area, near the site of a suspected bomb attack in central Lyon, Friday May, 24, 2019. A small explosion Friday on a busy street in the French city of Lyon lightly injured several people, local officials said. (AP Photo/Sebastien Erome)
May 24, 2019 - 1:56 pm
LYON, France (AP) — A small explosion Friday on a commercial street in the French city of Lyon injured seven people, local officials said. The cause of the blast that occurred in or outside a branch of the bakery chain Brioche Doree wasn't immediately clear, according to Kamel Amerouche, the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 4, 2014 file photo, Chelsea's John Terry and Frank Lampard walk around the pitch at the end of their English Premier League soccer match against Norwich City, at the Stamford Bridge Stadium in London. Derby and Aston Villa meet at Wembley Stadium on Monday, May 27, 2019 in the League Championship playoff final as they look to secure promotion to the Premier League. Derby manager Frank Lampard and Villa assistant manager John Terry are recently retired former teammates for Chelsea and England who are in their first seasons in coaching. (AP Photo/Bogdan Maran, file)
May 24, 2019 - 7:32 am
They've won the Champions League together, were teammates for three Premier League title-winning campaigns, and stood shoulder to shoulder at World Cups and European Championships. Whether in the blue of Chelsea or the white of England, Frank Lampard and John Terry were often inseparable. Now, with...
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FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016 file photo, President of Paris Saint-Germain soccer club, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, gestures during the UEFA Champions League draw at the Grimaldi Forum, in Monaco. A French judicial official says the president of Paris Saint-Germain has been placed under investigation for suspected corruption. (AP Photo/Claude Paris, File)
May 23, 2019 - 9:54 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is under investigation for corruption related to Qatar's bids to host the 2017 and 2019 track world championships, a judicial official said Thursday. The official told The Associated Press the preliminary charge of "active corruption"...
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People watch the inauguration ceremony, Thursday, May 16, 2019, of the Al Wakrah stadium, which is the first stadium has been built from the scratch for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 22, 2019 - 3:15 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision publicly...
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery looks from the bench prior to the Europa League semifinal soccer match, second leg, between Valencia and Arsenal at the Camp de Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
May 21, 2019 - 7:47 am
LONDON (AP) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play for Arsenal in the Europa League final against Chelsea next week because of concerns about political tension between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan, which is hosting the game. Arsenal said Tuesday it reached the decision following discussions with...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi shoots to score in front Eibar's goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Ion Alcoba)
May 19, 2019 - 1:35 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career on Sunday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing in the final round of the Spanish league. Messi scored his 49th and 50th goals in all...
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