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Players of Argentina's River Plate celebrate with the trophy after beating Argentina's Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
December 09, 2018 - 7:54 pm
MADRID (AP) — Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night Sunday, with tens of thousands of Argentine fans transforming Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu into a stadium of their own. River Plate fans were the only ones celebrating in the end, both at home and in Spain, after the historic victory over...
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Chelsea's Antonio Rudiger, left, and Manchester City's Raheem Sterling compete for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 09, 2018 - 3:33 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. Two screenshots were posted on...
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Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez, right and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly battle for the ball, during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at St James' Park, in Newcastle, England, Sunday Dec. 9, 2018. (Owen Humphreys /PA via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 2:34 pm
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle held on with 10 men for most of the second half before conceding in injury time to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-1 win in the Premier League on Sunday. The visitors took the lead at St. James' Park in the 17th minute when a cross from the right from Helder...
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Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) celebrates with his teammates as they take the stage for the trophy presentation after the MLS Cup championship soccer game against the Portland Timbers, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, in Atlanta. Atlanta United won 2-0. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
December 09, 2018 - 12:17 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The players bounced up and down on a hastily erected stage in the middle of the field, confetti falling all around as they hoisted the championship trophy. It's a familiar scene at the end of any season. Only this time, a team from Atlanta was doing the honors . The title drought in...
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Chelsea's David Luiz, left, celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 08, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions. Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a more advanced...
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Chelsea's David Luiz, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge in London, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
December 08, 2018 - 3:58 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea inflicted Manchester City's first loss of the Premier League season on Saturday, winning 2-0 as the champions were replaced by Liverpool in top spot. After losing two of its last three league games, Chelsea was forced to repel waves of City attacks before N'Golo Kante scored...
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France coach Corinne Diacre stands next to the World Cup trophy during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 2:39 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the draw for the Women's World Cup (all times local): 8:30 p.m. France coach Corinne Diacre is urging her players not to let the pressure of playing at home get to them. The French have been drawn in Group A with South Korea, Norway and Nigeria. They open at Parc des...
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United States' Carli Lloyd waves as she stands by the World Cup trophy, during the women's soccer World Cup France 2019 draw, in Boulogne-Billancourt, outside Paris, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
December 08, 2018 - 2:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for the Women's World Cup next summer in France. Host France will open the tournament on June 7 with a match against South Korea in Paris. The draw for soccer's premier tournament was held Saturday at a gala...
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Manchester United's Ashley Young, left and Fulham's Andre Schurrle battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Fulham, at Old Trafford, Manchester, England, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Barrington Coombs/PA via AP)
December 08, 2018 - 12:35 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United ended a four-match Premier League winless run as Jose Mourinho's sixth-place team eased to a 4-1 victory over rock-bottom Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. Ashley Young struck into the top corner to put United ahead in the 13th minute, Juan Mata...
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File - In this June 24, 2018, file photo, Atlanta United midfielder Miguel Almiron (10) has a shot defended by Portland Timbers defender Larrys Mabiala (33) in the second half of an MLS soccer match in Atlanta. Before an expected crowd of more than 70,000, Atlanta United will host the Portland Timbers in the MLS Cup championship game Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Brett Davis, File)
December 07, 2018 - 6:38 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business. In his annual state of the league address leading up to the MLS Cup final, Don Garber said the transfer deals that sent teenagers Alphonso Davies and Tyler Adams to the German Bundesliga should be...
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