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FIFA senior VP Villar resigns amid another corruption case

The corruption crisis in world soccer has removed another top FIFA official. Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar has resigned his top positions at FIFA and European governing body UEFA. FIFA confirmed Thursday that Villar resigned as its senior vice ...

Morris lifts U.S. past Jamaica in Gold Cup final

Jul 27, 2017

Morris lifts U.S. past Jamaica in Gold Cup final

Jordan Morris scored a tiebreaking goal in the 88th minute, and the United States beat Jamaica 2-1 Wednesday night for its sixth CONCACAF Gold Cup title and first since 2013. Jozy Altidore's goal on a 25-meter free kick in the 45th minute beat backup goalkeeper ...

Neymar hits double for Barcelona

Jul 23, 2017

Neymar hits double for Barcelona

Neymar gave Barcelona fans a dazzling reminder of what they could be about to lose on Saturday, scoring twice as the Spanish giants defeated Juventus 2-1 in a preseason friendly. The 25-year-old Brazilian superstar is at the center of frenzied speculation linking him to a ...

Jul 23, 2017

Minamino on target in season-opening win for Salzburg

Striker Takumi Minamino was on target to help visiting Austrian Bundesliga champion Salzburg beat Wolfsberg 2-0 on the opening day of the season Saturday. Reinhold Yabo fired Salzburg into a 28th-minute lead and Munas Dabbur set up Minamino to seal the victory in the dying ...

Jul 22, 2017

Pele's son back in jail for 12-year sentence

A son of Brazilian soccer legend Pele has returned to jail to serve a sentence of more than 12 years on drug trafficking and money laundering charges. A Brazilian court Friday ordered Edson Cholbi do Nascimento returned to jail after turning down his appeal. He is ...

Jamaica, Mexico advance to Gold Cup semifinals

Jul 21, 2017

Jamaica, Mexico advance to Gold Cup semifinals

Jamaica got an early goal from Shaun Francis and led the rest of the way, holding off Canada 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the CONCACAF Gold Cup on Thursday night. Romario Williams put Jamaica up 2-0 five minutes into the second half. Canada's Junior Hoilett scored ...

Jul 21, 2017

Madrid, Barcelona to square off right after Club World Cup

Real Madrid will host Barcelona in an El Clasico match in late December, just after Madrid returns from playing at the Club World Cup. The Spanish League calendar, released Friday, pits Madrid against Barcelona on Dec. 20, a Wednesday, in the Spanish capital. That will ...

Ozil poised to sign new deal with Arsenal

Jul 21, 2017

Ozil poised to sign new deal with Arsenal

Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil is close to signing a new contract with the Gunners, according to British media reports on Friday. The German World Cup winner's current deal runs out at the end of the 2017-18 season, but Arsenal is confident of wrapping up negotiations ...