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People watch the inauguration ceremony, Thursday, May 16, 2019, of the Al Wakrah stadium, which is the first stadium has been built from the scratch for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Doha, Qatar. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
May 22, 2019 - 3:15 pm
A person with knowledge of the situation says the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will have 32 teams, with FIFA scrapping a proposal to expand the tournament to 48 nations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the decision publicly...
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Arsenal manager Unai Emery looks from the bench prior to the Europa League semifinal soccer match, second leg, between Valencia and Arsenal at the Camp de Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)
May 21, 2019 - 8:33 am
LONDON (AP) — Henrikh Mkhitaryan will not play for Arsenal in the Europa League final against Chelsea next week because of concerns about political tension between his native Armenia and Azerbaijan, which is hosting the game. Arsenal said on Tuesday it reached the decision following discussions...
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In this April 12, 2019, photo, Washington Redskins head athletic trainer Larry Hess demonstrates a salt water float orb inside a recovery room at the team's NFL football training facility in Ashburn, Va. With the use of state-of-the-art machines and techniques, the Redskins hope to cut down on injuries after leading the NFL in players on injured reserve last season. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 20, 2019 - 4:26 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Ugg boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees. Then comes the sensory deprivation of floating pitch black in 1,000...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi shoots to score in front Eibar's goalkeeper Marko Dmitrovic during a Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Sunday, May 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Ion Alcoba)
May 19, 2019 - 2:38 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career on Sunday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing in the final round of the Spanish league. Messi scored his 49th and 50th goals in all...
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San Jose Earthquakes forward Chris Wondolowski, center back, is congratulated by teammates after scoring a goal against the Chicago Fire during the first half of an MLS soccer match in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
May 18, 2019 - 10:31 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Chris Wondolowski scored four times to pass Landon Donovan for most career MLS goals, and the San Jose Earthquakes beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 on Saturday. Wondolowski tied Donovan's record at 145 with his first goal in the 21st minute. Shea Salinas sent in a curling pass that...
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Front from left, Bayern's Arjen Robben, Rafinha, Franck Ribery and Manuel Neuer lift the trophy to celebrate Bayern's 7th straight Bundesliga title after the German Soccer Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, Saturday, May 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 18, 2019 - 12:51 pm
First came the tears, then the cheers. Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben scored in their last Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich to clinch a record-extending seventh straight league title after routing Eintracht Frankfurt 5-1 on Saturday. Ribery was honored for 12 years of service before the...
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St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington (50) protects the puck as San Jose Sharks center Melker Karlsson (68), of Sweden, closes in during the second period in Game 4 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Western Conference final series Friday, May 17, 2019, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
May 18, 2019 - 2:02 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Jordan Binnington made save after save to pull off yet another playoff victory — and make some team history — for the Blues. The rookie goalie stopped 29 shots to set a franchise record with his 10th postseason win this year and St. Louis edged the San Jose Sharks 2-1 on Friday...
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FILE - In this July 5, 2015, file photo, United States goalkeeper Hope Solo hoists the trophy as she and her teammates celebrate defeating Japan to win the FIFA Women's World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Solo was in goal four years ago in Canada when the United States won soccer’s most prestigious tournament. She has no regrets about her acrimonious breakup with the team, which will seek to defend its title at the Women’s World Cup in France. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 3:25 pm
Hope Solo has moved on. She was in goal four years ago when the United States won the Women's World Cup in Canada. She will be a spectator when the team seeks to defend its title starting June 7 in France. Solo was dismissed following the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after calling the Swedish team "...
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FILE - In this Saturday, June 3, 2017 file photo, Juventus fans leave San Carlo's square at the end of the Champions League final soccer match between Juventus and Real Madrid, in Turin, Italy. Four young men have been convicted of the deaths of two women in the stampede they caused among soccer fans using an irritating spray to trigger panic so they could steal wallets and phones in the crowd, Friday, May 17, 2019. (Alessandro Di Marco/ANSA via AP)
May 17, 2019 - 12:36 pm
ROME (AP) — Four young men have been convicted of the deaths of two women in a soccer stampede in the northern Italian city of Turin and given prison sentences of just over 10 years. The Italian news agency ANSA said the court on Friday ordered the sentences after convicting the men of involuntary...
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May 16, 2019 - 11:46 pm
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Carli Lloyd left no doubt. She hates her role as a super sub for the U.S. women's national team. "If I liked coming off the bench there would be something wrong," Lloyd said. "That's not my mindset." Lloyd may not like it, but she does it quite well. The 37-year-old Lloyd scored...
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