AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:59:37 -0500 Player power strikes again as Ranieri unseated at Leicester Fri, 24 Feb 2017 05:47:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/24/SOC--Leicester-Ranieri/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Leicester-Ranieri c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-b37 For many, Claudio Ranieri deserved a job for life at Leicester. Expect more gung-ho attacking in Man City-Monaco Part II Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:51:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/22/SOC-Man-City-Monaco/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Man-City-Monaco c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-184c MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola and Leonardo Jardim were up and down from their seats in the dugout, trying to get messages to their players but ultimately powerless to exert any control in a chaotic game that was unfolding before them. Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:40:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/21/SOC--Abby.Wambach-Engagement/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Abby.Wambach-Engagement c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1c26 Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton. Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at FA Cup game Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:31:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/21/SOC--FA.Cup-Big.Eater/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FA.Cup-Big.Eater c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-1d09 LONDON (AP) — A backup goalkeeper paid the price for eating a meat pie during his team's landmark game against Arsenal, resigning from Sutton United as authorities launched investigations into the apparent betting stunt. Rejuvenated and reinvented, Toure integral to Man City again Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:43:07 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/20/SOC--Man.City-Toure.Reinvented/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.City-Toure.Reinvented c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-208d MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It has been one of the great sights of English soccer in recent years, Yaya Toure picking up possession in central midfield for Manchester City, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path. Wenger to coach next season, even if he leaves Arsenal Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:16:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/17/SOC--Arsenal-Wenger/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Arsenal-Wenger c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-31bd LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger wants to continue coaching next season, even if it's not at Arsenal. Referee Mark Clattenburg quitting England for Saudi Arabia Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:18:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/16/SOC--Saudi.Arabia-Clattenburg/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Saudi.Arabia-Clattenburg c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-37f4 LONDON (AP) — Mark Clattenburg, who refereed the top games in world soccer in 2016, suddenly quit the English Premier League on Thursday for a job in Saudi Arabia. Madrid police talk to Maradona after altercation at hotel Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:25:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/15/SOC-Maradona-Police/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Maradona-Police c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-3ee0 MADRID (AP) — It didn't take long for Diego Maradona to start making headlines on his short trip to Europe. Carli Lloyd signs for English women's champion Man City Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:38:31 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/15/SOC--Man.City.Women-Lloyd/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.City.Women-Lloyd c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-3d42 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Preparing for a new challenge at Manchester City, FIFA player of the year Carli Lloyd is relishing the chance to improve her game. Study of footballers' brains highlights dementia concerns Wed, 15 Feb 2017 08:26:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/15/SOC--Brain.Injuries-Dementia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Brain.Injuries-Dementia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-417f LONDON (AP) — The degenerative damage potentially caused by repeated blows to the head in soccer has been highlighted by a rare study of brains of a small number of retired players who developed dementia. PSG playing its best soccer since Qatari takeover in 2011 Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:35:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/15/SOC--Flourishing.PSG/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Flourishing.PSG c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-3ea5 PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain is dreaming big, just like its motto says. Maradona to try to give Napoli a boost against Real Madrid Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:50:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/14/SOC-Maradona-Napoli/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Maradona-Napoli c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-44ff MADRID (AP) — Diego Maradona couldn't do much on the field to keep Napoli from being eliminated by Real Madrid the last time the teams met in a European competition. Spanish football sees major drop in doping tests Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:21:17 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/13/SOC--Spanish.League-Doping.Tests/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Spanish.League-Doping.Tests c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-4a00 BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Political stalemate in Spain and failure to reach a deal with football's governing bodies have damaged efforts to maintain doping tests in the Spanish league. Leicester loses again with fairytale turning into nightmare Sun, 12 Feb 2017 14:01:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/12/SOC--English.Roundup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Roundup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-4e71 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Soccer's greatest fairytale is proving to have the gloomiest of sequels. 17 killed in stampede at Angolan football stadium Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:37:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/10/SOC--Angola-Deadly.Stampede/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Angola-Deadly.Stampede c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-57d8 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A crowd stampeded at a football stadium in Angola on Friday, leaving at least 17 people dead and dozens injured. Judge places St. Louis soccer measures on April ballot Thu, 09 Feb 2017 18:14:02 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/09/SOC--MLS-St.Louis.Stadium/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--MLS-St.Louis.Stadium c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-5e5d ST. LOUIS (AP) — A circuit judge has approved the city's plans to put a measure on the April 4 ballot asking voters to approve funding for a new Major League Soccer stadium in St. Louis. Megan Rapinoe left off US roster for SheBelieves Cup Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:12:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/08/SOC-US-Women-Rapinoe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-US-Women-Rapinoe c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-65cf CHICAGO (AP) — Midfielder Megan Rapinoe has been left off the U.S. roster for a training camp ahead of the SheBelieves Cup tournament. Washington University lifts suspension of men's soccer team Mon, 06 Feb 2017 10:48:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/06/SOC-Washington-University-Team-Suspended/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Washington-University-Team-Suspended c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-72b5 KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Washington University in St. Louis lifted its suspension of the men's soccer team Monday after an internal investigation found that the squad didn't violate the school's sexual harassment policy. Cameroon fights back to beat Egypt 2-1 in African Cup final Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:25:50 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/05/SOC--African.Cup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--African.Cup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-7645 LIBREVILLE, Gabon (AP) — Cameroon rallied from 1-0 down and won the African Cup of Nations title with a sublime 89th-minute winner from substitute Vincent Aboubakar to beat Egypt 2-1 in the final on Sunday. Relegation a genuine prospect for stumbling Leicester Sun, 05 Feb 2017 16:18:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2017/02/05/SOC--English.Roundup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Roundup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-45eb403a:15a069003c8:-76ff MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Relegation is looming as a genuine prospect for stuttering Premier League champion Leicester.