Professional soccer

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, left, and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho shake hands after the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 17, 2018 - 6:57 am
Paul Pogba was soccer's most expensive player two years ago. He was lifting the World Cup with France only five months ago. So how has it gotten to the stage where, on Sunday, one of the world's most talented midfielders didn't even get off the bench for Manchester United in one of its biggest...
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Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri, right, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 16, 2018 - 2:55 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Substitute Xherdan Shaqiri scored two goals from deflected shots to help Liverpool beat fierce rival Manchester United 3-1 and lift his team back atop the Premier League on Sunday. Days after keeping Liverpool in the Champions League with a stunning late save against...
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Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, right, and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho seen prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 16, 2018 - 2:07 pm
Jose Mourinho chose his words carefully, and they proved to be as candid as they were concerning for Manchester United as its worst start to a Premier League season hit a new low. "Liverpool," Mourinho said, "is a better team than us." Liverpool's 3-1 win over its great rival on Sunday was...
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus scores his side's second goal of the game during the Englsih Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Everton at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England. Saturday Dec. 15, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 15, 2018 - 3:02 pm
LONDON (AP) — Facing opposition decked out in royal blue for the second week running, Manchester City avoided any surprises this time round. After watching his side crash to its first English Premier League defeat at Chelsea last weekend, Pep Guardiola was looking for a positive reaction from City...
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December 14, 2018 - 12:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The World Series champion Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees will open Major League Baseball's first series in Britain with a night game and conclude the next day in the afternoon. MLB said Friday that the June 29 game at London's Olympic Stadium will start at 6:10 p.m. local...
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Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, second right, goes for the ball last Chelsea's Marcos Alonso, right, Chelsea's Mateo Kovacic, second left, 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 13, 2018 - 1:30 pm
LONDON (AP) — Television advertisements for bookmakers will largely disappear from British broadcasts of live sporting events, although not completely. The restrictions bookmakers have accepted don't prevent them from sponsoring teams or continuing to flash betting odds on electronic hoardings at...
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El delantero brasileño Vinicius Junior del Real Madrid levanta la mirada mientras los jugadores de CSKA Moscú festejan su tercer gol en la victoria 3-0 en el Grupo G de la Liga de Campeones, el miércoles 12 de diciembre de 2018. (AP Foto/Paul White)
December 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm
Two of European soccer's grandest clubs paid the price for fielding weakened teams on the final night of Champions League group play, with Real Madrid slumping to a record home loss and Manchester United squandering a surprise opportunity to top its group. On an evening when Lyon celebrated...
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December 12, 2018 - 5:57 pm
LONDON (AP) — A look at the teams who have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage ahead of Monday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, for the round of 16: ___ GROUP WINNERS: Barcelona — Led by Lionel Messi, the Spanish giants went unbeaten through a tough group. As always, the team is among the...
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December 12, 2018 - 1:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL will stage four games in London and one in Mexico City next season, with the Jaguars, Chargers, Rams, Raiders and Buccaneers serving as hosts. When the games will be played and who the opponents will be won't be announce until the spring, when the league schedule for 2019 is...
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Marcelo Gallardo, coach of Argentina's River Plate, second from left, celebrates with the trophy after his team defeated Argentina's Boca Juniors to win the Copa Libertadores final soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
December 11, 2018 - 2:21 pm
PodcastOne Sports Now hosts Jim Litke and Tim Dahlberg debate what sports to watch and how to count real fans, then tell the cautionary tale of a game that became too popular and partisan for its own good. That game — the Copa Libertadores, arguably South America's prestigious soccer championship...
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