Salah ends goal drought, helps Liverpool back to top of EPL

Soccer 04/05/19, 15:59

Mohamed Salah ended a goal drought of nearly two months as Liverpool came from behind to beat Southampton 3-1 on Friday and move back to the top of the Premier League.The Egypt forward completed Liverpool's comeback after it fell behind in the ninth minute when he collected the ball 10 ...

Pele remains hospitalized in Paris with urinary infection

Soccer 04/05/19, 15:30

Pele remains in a Paris hospital two days after he was admitted with a urinary infection, his spokesman said.Pepito Fornos told The Associated Press that the three-time World Cup champion was still hospitalized despite an initial prediction he would be released Friday.Pele's social media channels posted a message from the ...

Valverde focused on Barca’s defense for game vs. Atletico

Soccer 04/05/19, 12:05

Ernesto Valverde has a message for his players before Barcelona hosts Atletico Madrid on Saturday in a match that will go a long way toward deciding the Spanish league title.Mind the gap — in defense.Barcelona's back line was exposed on several occasions by Villarreal on Tuesday, when Lionel Messi and ...

Everton manager says ‘no problem’ selecting Pickford

Soccer 04/05/19, 09:11

Everton manager Marco Silva says he has "no problem" selecting Jordan Pickford to play against Arsenal in the Premier League while the England goalkeeper is being investigated by police for his alleged involvement in a street fight.Video footage of the incident, which took place Sunday in Pickford's home city of ...

Bundesliga at stake as Bayern, Dortmund meet in ‘Klassiker’

Soccer 04/05/19, 07:50

Bayern president Uli Hoeness was on the field when his team earned its most-lopsided victory over rival Borussia Dortmund, an 11-1 rout in 1971.Hoeness, then a sprightly forward and soon to be a World Cup champion, scored two of those goals to go along with another four from Gerd Mueller, ...

Leagues, clubs to meet for tricky Champions League talks

Soccer 04/05/19, 07:45

Leaders of the top leagues and clubs will hold talks next month on Champions League reforms that risk creating splits in European soccer.The European Leagues group says its leaders will meet the European Club Association on May 6-7 in Madrid, then head to UEFA headquarters in Switzerland the next day.European ...

Race for top 4 set to go to the wire in Premier League

Soccer 04/05/19, 04:08

The race for the title isn't the only issue likely to go down to the wire in the Premier League this season.Below Manchester City and Liverpool, there are four big teams chasing the final two qualification spots for next season's Champions League. They are separated by only three points with ...

Pugh scores 2 and US women beat Australia 5-3 in exhibition

Soccer 04/04/19, 22:35

Mallory Pugh scored twice in her return to Colorado to cap a three-goal rally, and the U.S. women's national team held on to beat Australia 5-3 in an exhibition on Thursday night.Tobin Heath and Megan Rapinoe scored goals early in the second half and Alex Morgan also scored for the ...

Head of Asian soccer running unopposed for new term

Soccer 04/04/19, 19:56

The Asian Football Confederation holds its presidential election on Saturday with incumbent Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa of Bahrain standing unopposed for a new term.With soccer politics in the region fractured, it was expected that the election in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, would be fiercely-contested when Mohammed Khalfan Al Romaithi ...

Atalanta wins to close in on Champions League places

Soccer 04/04/19, 16:08

Atalanta produced four goals in the opening 15 minutes of a 4-1 win over visiting Bologna in Serie A on Thursday to move within one point of the Champions League places.Josip Ilicic scored twice and also set up Atalanta's third from Hans Hateboer.Duvan Zapata also scored, giving the Colombia striker ...

Uruguayan Football Fans detained in Brazil

Soccer 04/04/19, 12:33

Police say they've detained nearly 100 fans of Uruguay's Penarol soccer team following a brawl with fans of Brazil's Flamengo club hours before a Copa Libertadores match in Rio de Janeiro's Maracana Stadium.The police department's press office says the confrontation broke out Wednesday afternoon in Rio de Janeiro's Leme Beach ...

Back in his vest, Southgate gets honor at Buckingham Palace

Soccer 04/04/19, 11:37

An unlikely fashion icon during the World Cup, England manager Gareth Southgate was looking sharp again in his trademark vest on Thursday.Not on the sideline of a soccer field but at Buckingham Palace.Southgate was there to collect his OBE — Officer of the Order of the British Empire — from ...

Picture perfect: Ronaldo’s fitness goes beyond vanity

Soccer 04/04/19, 08:23

Those perfectly sculpted abdominal muscles that Cristiano Ronaldo constantly shows off on social media are not just for vanity.Ronaldo's well-documented fitness has enabled him to stay remarkably healthy throughout his glittered career.With the Juventus striker currently working his way back from a minor right thigh muscle issue, it's worth remembering ...

Atletico visits Barcelona with last chance to make title run

Soccer 04/04/19, 07:56

Just days before a game that could save Atletico Madrid's season, players got together for a barbecue at the team's training camp.They gathered after a practice session to unwind and share a relaxed meal by one of the training fields in the outskirts of Madrid.It was time to unite the ...

Genesio’s future at Lyon in doubt following French Cup exit

Soccer 04/04/19, 05:26

Bruno Genesio held all the cards in his hands but has significantly misplayed them.Despite a season marred by ups and downs and the hostility of many fans, the Lyon coach had reportedly reached a deal with president Jean-Michel Aulas on a two-year contract extension.Instead, Lyon lost 3-2 to Rennes at ...

Kosovo forward Milot Rashica blossoming at Werder Bremen

Soccer 04/04/19, 03:51

Milot Rashica is blossoming at Werder Bremen, where the young Kosovo forward's standout performances are sure to prompt offers from rival clubs.The 22-year-old scored a stunning goal to set Bremen on its way to the German Cup semifinals with a 2-0 win at Schalke on Wednesday. Rashica let fly from ...

Valencia hands Madrid its first loss since Zidane’s return

Soccer 04/03/19, 16:42

Valencia beat Real Madrid 2-1 in the Spanish league on Wednesday, handing Zinedine Zidane his first loss since returning as coach.Goncalo Guedes and Ezequiel Garay scored in each half for Valencia at Mestalla Stadium, before Karim Benzema pulled one back for Madrid in second-half injury time.The result extended Valencia's unbeaten ...

Man City back atop Premier League with 2-0 win over Cardiff

Soccer 04/03/19, 16:10

Manchester City rested many of its best players and was still too strong for Cardiff in a 2-0 win that lifted the defending champions back to the top of the Premier League on Wednesday.Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane scored in the first half as City won an eighth straight ...

Tottenham beats Palace 2-0 in first game at new stadium

Soccer 04/03/19, 15:47

Tottenham opened its delayed 1-billion pound ($1.3-billion) stadium with a 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Wednesday.After an opening ceremony led by a marching band featuring fireworks exploding over the north London sky, Tottenham endured 55 nervy minutes until Son Heung-min claimed his piece in club ...

Man City back atop EPL; Spurs win 1st match in new stadium

Soccer 04/03/19, 15:46

Manchester City is back atop the Premier League. Tottenham is finally back home — and winning again.On a dominant night for some of the biggest teams in English soccer, City eased past Cardiff in a 2-0 win to replace Liverpool in first place in a to-and-fro title race that looks ...