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The first stadium built for a National Women's Soccer League club is ready to open in Kansas City

The first stadium built for a National Women's Soccer League club is ready to open in Kansas City

Feb 29, 2024 / 9:33 am

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — One by one the women walked onto the field for the first time, shortly before they departed for a warm-weather camp in Florida, and...

Golf Canada chief sport officer Kevin Blue named Canada Soccer general secretary, CEO

Golf Canada chief sport officer Kevin Blue named Canada Soccer general secretary, CEO

Feb 29, 2024 / 8:14 am

Canada Soccer has turned to the world of golf to find its new general secretary and CEO. Kevin Blue comes from Golf Canada, where he has served as chief sport...

UK government to tighten regulation of soccer owners but won't rule out more state-backed buyouts

UK government to tighten regulation of soccer owners but won't rule out more state-backed buyouts

Feb 29, 2024 / 7:28 am

LONDON (AP) — Plans to tighten regulation of English soccer club owners will not rule out more state-backed takeovers, a U.K. government minister said on...

Vlahovi? spearheading Juventus renaissance after finding his goalscoring form

Vlahovi? spearheading Juventus renaissance after finding his goalscoring form

Feb 29, 2024 / 6:25 am

MILAN (AP) — A few months ago, Juventus was looking for a buyer to offload Dušan Vlahovi?. Now the Italian club is hoping to tie the forward to a long-term...

PSG must choose whether to save star striker Mbappé for Champions League

PSG must choose whether to save star striker Mbappé for Champions League

Feb 29, 2024 / 6:16 am

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Luis Enrique must choose whether to rest star striker Kylian Mbappé for the trip to Monaco in the French league on...

Real Madrid star Vinícius visits Valencia for first time since racist attack at Mestalla

Real Madrid star Vinícius visits Valencia for first time since racist attack at Mestalla

Feb 29, 2024 / 6:06 am

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Vinícius Júnior will return to play at Valencia on Saturday in Real Madrid's first visit to Mestalla Stadium since the Black player...

Former Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic hired by Algeria for 2026 World Cup qualifying

Former Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic hired by Algeria for 2026 World Cup qualifying

Feb 29, 2024 / 5:59 am

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — The coach who helped Switzerland to eliminate then-world champion France at the last European Championship was hired to coach Algeria...

Juventus midfielder Pogba banned 4 years for doping. Verdict is 'incorrect,' he says

Juventus midfielder Pogba banned 4 years for doping. Verdict is 'incorrect,' he says

Feb 29, 2024 / 4:22 am

ROME (AP) — It's looking more and more like Paul Pogba's career is heading to a premature end. Once one of the world's top midfielders, Pogba was banned for...

Spanish police arrest man who threatened and insulted 8-year-old girl for wearing Vinícius shirt

Spanish police arrest man who threatened and insulted 8-year-old girl for wearing Vinícius shirt

Feb 29, 2024 / 3:37 am

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested an Atletico Madrid fan for using racist language and death threats to terrorize an eight-year-old girl who was...

Manchester derby can further expose gulf between City and United

Manchester derby can further expose gulf between City and United

Feb 29, 2024 / 2:07 am

Jim Ratcliffe’s determination to bring down Manchester City is abundantly clear. So is his admiration, it seems, for the team he calls “the enemy.” Since...

Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for one match over alleged offensive gesture in Saudi league game

Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for one match over alleged offensive gesture in Saudi league game

Feb 28, 2024 / 6:57 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for one match for making an alleged offensive gesture during a Saudi Arabia league game while playing for Al Nassr in the...

Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for one match over alleged offensive gesture in Saudi league game

Cristiano Ronaldo suspended for one match over alleged offensive gesture in Saudi league game

Feb 28, 2024 / 6:14 pm

Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended for one match for making an alleged offensive gesture during a Saudi Arabia league game while playing for Al Nassr in the...

Canada defeats Costa Rica 3-0 to remain perfect at CONCACAF W Gold Cup

Canada defeats Costa Rica 3-0 to remain perfect at CONCACAF W Gold Cup

Feb 28, 2024 / 5:06 pm

HOUSTON — Canadian defender Shelina Zadorsky had a night to remember Wednesday, after a year she would probably like to forget. The 31-year-old from...

Leeds fan reportedly injured in fall from stands at Stamford Bridge during match against Chelsea

Leeds fan reportedly injured in fall from stands at Stamford Bridge during match against Chelsea

Feb 28, 2024 / 4:44 pm

LONDON (AP) — A Leeds fan was taken to a hospital after an incident in the stands during the team's FA Cup fifth-round match at Chelsea on Wednesday. British...

Man United and Chelsea grab late winners in FA Cup. Youngsters deliver again for Liverpool

Man United and Chelsea grab late winners in FA Cup. Youngsters deliver again for Liverpool

Feb 28, 2024 / 1:59 pm

Manchester United and Chelsea kept alive their hopes of silverware this season by scoring late winners in the FA Cup on Wednesday. Liverpool also advanced to...

Major League Soccer fines three Toronto FC players for actions in season opener

Major League Soccer fines three Toronto FC players for actions in season opener

Feb 28, 2024 / 1:30 pm

TORONTO — Major League Soccer has fined Toronto FC midfielder Richie Laryea and forwards Federico Bernardeschi and Lorenzo Insigne an undisclosed amount "for...

Mexico women's soccer team shows great progress in the Gold Cup and shoots for more

Mexico women's soccer team shows great progress in the Gold Cup and shoots for more

Feb 28, 2024 / 1:27 pm

MEXICO CITY (AP) — After failing to qualify for last year’s World Cup and the 2024 Olympics, women's soccer in Mexico was in disarray. Changes were made and...

World Cup champion Spain beats France 2-0 to win inaugural edition of Women’s Nations League final

World Cup champion Spain beats France 2-0 to win inaugural edition of Women’s Nations League final

Feb 28, 2024 / 12:09 pm

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Spain hasn’t lost momentum since winning its first World Cup title, defeating France 2-0 on Wednesday to also win the inaugural...

Honduras striker Alberth Elis is 'waking up' from an induced coma after head injury with Bordeaux

Honduras striker Alberth Elis is 'waking up' from an induced coma after head injury with Bordeaux

Feb 28, 2024 / 12:05 pm

BORDEAUX, France (AP) — Honduras striker Alberth Elis “is waking up” from an induced coma after suffering a head injury while playing for Bordeaux, his...

Man United, Liverpool meet in FA Cup quarterfinals. Man City continues title defense vs. Newcastle

Man United, Liverpool meet in FA Cup quarterfinals. Man City continues title defense vs. Newcastle

Feb 28, 2024 / 11:34 am

LONDON (AP) — Great rivals Manchester United and Liverpool will meet in the quarterfinals of the FA Cup while Manchester City will continue its defense of the...

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