Men's soccer

Adrien Rabiot of Paris Saint Germain challenges for the ball with Jessy Deminguet of Caen during their League One soccer match at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, western France, Saturday, May 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)
May 23, 2018 - 10:43 am
PARIS (AP) — Adrien Rabiot made a "huge mistake" by asking to be taken off the list of reserve players for the World Cup, France coach Didier Deschamps said Wednesday. Speaking at France's training camp, Deschamps said Rabiot sent him an email earlier this week letting him know he was not prepared...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, PSG head coach Unai Emery claps, during the League One soccer match between Caen and Paris Saint-Germain at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, western France. The last time Arsenal unveiled a new manager, social media didn’t exist. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 the north London club announced the appointment of Unai Emery on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
May 23, 2018 - 10:28 am
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal's new head coach will have to overcome some problems that developed both on and off the field during the final part of Arsene Wenger's long tenure. Unai Emery, who was hired Wednesday to replace Wenger after 22 seasons in north London, will take over a club that finished sixth...
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El arquero Sergio Romero (izquierda) conversa con su compañero Wilfredo Caballero, durante un entrenamiento de la selección de Argentina, el martes 22 de mayo de 2018, en Buenos Aires (AP Foto/Gustavo Garello)
May 23, 2018 - 10:03 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina goalkeeper Sergio Romero will miss the World Cup because of a right knee injury. The Argentine soccer federation says the Manchester United reserve may need surgery. Romero was one of the three goalkeepers chosen by Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli for the 23-...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, PSG head coach Unai Emery claps, during the League One soccer match between Caen and Paris Saint-Germain at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, western France. The last time Arsenal unveiled a new manager, social media didn’t exist. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 the north London club announced the appointment of Unai Emery on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
May 23, 2018 - 8:07 am
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal hired Unai Emery as Arsene Wenger's successor on Wednesday in the Premier League club's first managerial appointment in 22 years. The 46-year-old Spaniard will not enjoy the same authority as Wenger built up at Arsenal, being handed the title of head coach rather than manager...
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In this photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018, boys stand next to trophies during a children soccer tournament at the Start Stadium in Saransk, Russia. The Start Stadium in Saransk may not look like much, but it’s the jumping-off point for hundreds of young Russians’ dreams of soccer stardom. (AP Photo)
May 23, 2018 - 7:45 am
SARANSK, Russia (AP) — A large white banner hangs above a stand covered in peeled paint flakes and discarded sunflower seeds: "The Best Start Here." The Start Stadium in Saransk may not look like much, but it's the jumping-off point for hundreds of young Russians' dreams of football stardom. Few...
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FILE - In this July 3, 1974 file photo, Netherlands forward Johann Cruyff scores his team's second goal against Brazil in their World Cup soccer match in Dortmund, West Germany. The Netherlands beats Brazil 2-0 to qualify for the World Cup final, where it lost 2-1 despite going ahead. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo, File)
May 23, 2018 - 6:42 am
So close yet so far. That pretty much explains the World Cup experience for the Netherlands, a three-time losing finalist. The first time they made it to the final was in 1974 in West Germany, the team's first involvement in the World Cup since World War II. Along with the Hungary team of 1954, the...
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Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane walks along the pitch during a training session during the open media day at the team's Veldebebas training ground in Madrid, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Real Madrid will play the Champions League final match against Liverpool on Saturday 26. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 23, 2018 - 6:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Despite his successes as coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane doesn't see himself as a great tactician. Instead, he prides himself on being a manager of egos. Zidane, who will be trying to win his third straight Champions League title as Madrid coach on Saturday against Liverpool,...
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David Tepper smiles as he speaks to the media during a news conference where he was introduced as the new owner of the Carolina Panthers at the NFL owners spring meeting Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
May 22, 2018 - 8:35 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The new owner of the Carolina Panthers is committed to keeping the team in the Carolinas. And Charlotte is clearly his preferred choice. But David Tepper left a bit of wiggle room on his first day as owner of the team. The NFL unanimously approved Tepper's $2.2 billion purchase of...
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In this photo released by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Brazil's soccer player Neymar takes physical and medical tests at the Granja Comary training center ahead of the 2018 FIFA WCup, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Lucas Figueiredo/CBF via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 3:39 pm
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's goalkeeping coaches have no hesitation in anointing Alisson as the team's No. 1 for the World Cup, and are even comparing him to Germany's Manuel Neuer. Goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel, who played three World Cups for Brazil and won the trophy in 1994, said...
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This photo taken on Thursday, May 17, 2018 shows a view of the interior of the Olympic Sports Center where Panama's soccer team will live during the 2018 World Cup in Saransk, Russia. Russia is trying to wipe its sports reputation clean by hosting the World Cup after years of doping scandals. In the host city of Saransk, a training center notorious for doping abuses and tainted medals will now be the home of Panama’s soccer team. (AP Photo/Julia Chestnova)
May 22, 2018 - 2:24 pm
FIFA has found insufficient evidence of doping by any players in Russia's World Cup squad but continues to investigate other footballers in the country. In an investigation sparked by World Anti-Doping Agency evidence, FIFA has been examining doping samples provided by Russian players seized from a...
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