Men's soccer

November 21, 2017 - 2:17 pm
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Porto's Yacine Brahimi, front, and Besiktas' Ryan Babel, rear, challenge for the ball during the Champions League Groug G soccer match between Besiktas Istanbul and FC Porto in Istanbul, Turkey, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
November 21, 2017 - 2:01 pm
ISTANBUL (AP) — Besiktas came from behind to clinch a place in the Champions League last 16 by drawing with visiting Porto 1-1 on Tuesday. Porto defender Felipe stunned the boisterous home fans when he scored inside the first half hour, but his Brazilian compatriot Talisca equalized before the...
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November 21, 2017 - 1:55 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A witness says a sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain team president Nasser Al-Khelaifi. Santiago Pena, a former executive of the Argentina-based Full Play...
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November 21, 2017 - 1:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Payments to the head of Peruvian soccer were masked under the name "Fiat." Money for Paraguay's boss was listed as "Honda." Excel spreadsheets detailed the cloak-and-dagger recording system of money given to "Benz," ''VW," ''Toyota," ''Kia," and "Peugeot," among others, including a...
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November 21, 2017 - 1:16 pm
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — After Lionel Messi was twice approached by fans on the field during a Champions League game, UEFA has fined Olympiakos 60,000 euros ($70,000). UEFA says Greek champion Olympiakos was found guilty of "field invasions by supporters" among a range of charges relating to the...
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November 21, 2017 - 11:09 am
T25-TRUMP-UCLA PLAYERS WASHINGTON (AP) — Outspoken basketball dad LaVar Ball isn't backing down from his questioning the extent of President Donald Trump's involvement in securing the release of his son and two other UCLA basketball players from custody in China after they allegedly shoplifted. In...
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Everton's Oumar Niasse, left, and Crystal Palace's Joel Ward challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match Crystal Palace versus Everton at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday Nov. 18, 2017. (Steven Paston/PA via AP)
November 21, 2017 - 9:52 am
LONDON (AP) — Everton striker Oumar Niasse could become the first Premier League player to be handed a retrospective ban for diving after he was charged with "successful deception of a match official." The Senegal international won a penalty after he was adjudged to have been fouled by Crystal...
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November 21, 2017 - 9:32 am
All Times EST TOP 25 BASKETBALL Men No. 3 Kansas vs. Texas Southern, 8 p.m. No. 6 Wichita State vs. Marquette at the Lahaina (Hawaii) Civic Center, 1:30 p.m. No. 12 Cincinnati vs. Richmond at Truman Bodden Sports Complex, George Town, Cayman Islands, 7:30 p.m. No. 13 Notre Dame vs. LSU at Lahaina (...
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FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 file photo, Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah, president of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) speaks at the European Olympic Committees General Assembly in Minsk, Belarus. Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday Nov. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File)
November 21, 2017 - 9:28 am
GENEVA (AP) — Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday. They include former FIFA audit committee member Richard Lai of Guam, who testified in federal court that the source of his bribe money was...
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