Professional soccer

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the Champions League semifinal, first leg, soccer match between Liverpool and Roma at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
April 24, 2018 - 6:50 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah looked to the ground and held up his hands, almost apologizing for the sheer beauty of his goals. Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp laughed to himself in incredulity. Roma's players, former teammates of Salah, were shellshocked. Anfield rocked in jubilation. In...
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In this photo taken on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, Egypt's national soccer team pose for a photograph ahead of the 2018 World Cup group E qualifying soccer match between Egypt and Congo at the Borg El Arab Stadium in Alexandria, Egypt. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
April 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm
CAIRO (AP) — Mohammed Salah has the ability to light up any team, including Egypt. The Liverpool striker has been in superb form this season, but playing at the World Cup will be a new experience for him. Egypt qualified for the tournament for the first time in 28 years, and its chances in Group A...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 file photo, Uruguay's Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Bolivia during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Montevideo, Uruguay. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico, File)
April 24, 2018 - 11:25 am
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay's priority will be keeping Luiz Suarez tamed at this year's World Cup. After the striker was expelled from the 2014 tournament in disgrace for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini, Uruguay was eliminated by Colombia in the round of 16. Suarez promises he is a...
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April 24, 2018 - 7:09 am
LEEDS, England (AP) — English soccer club Leeds has announced a tour next month in Myanmar, where the United Nations has described the country's treatment of Rohingya Muslims as ethnic cleansing. Leeds says it will play Myanmar's national team on May 11 in Mandalay, two days after facing an all-...
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Head of Morocco's Bid Committee Moulay Hafid Elalamy speaks during a press conference to promote Morocco's bid for the 2026 soccer World Cup after the visit of the Task Force in Casablanca, Morocco, Friday April 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)
April 23, 2018 - 9:08 pm
Morocco's World Cup bid is facing fresh scrutiny this week with the arrival of another delegation from FIFA after an initial task force found deficiencies in the proposals for the 2026 tournament. In a downbeat conclusion to the visit by the inspectors last week, Morocco's bid leader acknowledged...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:33 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Porto routed Setubal 5-1 to regain the Portuguese league lead on Monday. Moussa Marega, Ivan Marcano, Yacine Brahimi and Jesus Manuel Corona scored first-half goals and Alex Telles closed the scoring near the end of the match at Estadio do Dragao in Porto. Joao Amaral scored...
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April 23, 2018 - 6:08 pm
MADRID (AP) — With two free kick goals by the same player from nearly the same spot only two minutes apart, Levante came from behind to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 and move a step closer to avoiding relegation in the Spanish league on Monday. Macedonian midfielder Enis Bardhi scored from eerily...
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Everton's Theo Walcott, second left, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle United at Goodison Park, Liverpool, England, Monday, April 23, 2018. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
April 23, 2018 - 5:38 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Theo Walcott's second-half strike helped Everton beat Newcastle 1-0 on Monday and move up to eighth in the English Premier League, its highest position since August. The result ended Newcastle's four-match winning streak and prevented Rafael Benitez's side from...
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April 23, 2018 - 4:36 pm
GENEVA (AP) — FIFA is forcing the pace on talks over a $25 billion offer to revamp the Club World Cup and create a global national team competition. FIFA President Gianni Infantino is seeking an urgent meeting in the next week with leaders of the six continental governing bodies, following his...
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April 23, 2018 - 10:56 am
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has signed state-controlled diamond miner Alrosa as a fourth Russian sponsor, completing its slate of third-tier European backers for the World Cup. FIFA describes Alrosa as a "giant in the world diamond mining industry." The value was not disclosed. Alrosa joins Alfa-Bank,...
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