AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Thu, 25 Aug 2016 09:19:25 -0400 Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins Thu, 25 Aug 2016 08:59:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/25/SOC---FIFA-Blatter/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC---FIFA-Blatter c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2ddc LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport Hull confounding grim preseason forecasts in Premier League Thu, 25 Aug 2016 04:30:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/25/SOC--English.Preview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Preview c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2e5f MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Hull started the season as the English Premier League's "crisis club," regarded by some as the worst-prepared team ever to begin a top-flight campaign. Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months Wed, 24 Aug 2016 23:53:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/24/SOC--Hope.Solo.Suspended/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Hope.Solo.Suspended c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:2832 CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics. Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs Wed, 24 Aug 2016 04:19:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/24/SOC--England-Referee.Clampdown/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--England-Referee.Clampdown c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1d16 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side. Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match Tue, 23 Aug 2016 14:35:51 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/23/SOC--Israel-Security/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Israel-Security c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:17cf JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champions waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting. Established order fights back early in Premier League season Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:30:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/20/SOC--English.Roundup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Roundup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:9a8 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The established order is fighting back in these early days of the English Premier League season — and there are some familiar names atop the scoring charts, too. Detroit MLS bid comes amid minor league soccer boom in area Wed, 17 Aug 2016 02:07:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/17/SOC-Detroit-Soccer-City/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Detroit-Soccer-City c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-cd2 HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Immediately after the opening kickoff, colorful smoke was already floating through the air and fans were in full voice, singing and chanting in a display reminiscent of matches in Europe and South America. Joao Havelange, former president of FIFA, dies at age 100 Tue, 16 Aug 2016 12:51:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/16/SOC--Obit-Havelange/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Obit-Havelange c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-12e6 RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer's governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100. ESPN acquires US rights to 2020 European Championship soccer Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:51:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/15/SOC--ESPN-Euro.2020/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--ESPN-Euro.2020 c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-17d6 BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN will televise the European Championship in 2020 for the fourth straight time. Contrasting fortunes for Wenger and Mourinho Sun, 14 Aug 2016 16:38:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/14/SOC--English.Roundup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Roundup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-1ce1 LONDON (AP) — While a defeated Arsene Wenger was counting the cost of Arsenal's young defenders, a triumphant Jose Mourinho highlighted the value of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's experience to Manchester United on a day of contrasts for the two managers on Sunday. Lineker presents soccer show in shorts only after bet Sat, 13 Aug 2016 18:44:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/13/SOC--Lineker-Bet/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Lineker-Bet c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-20d1 LONDON (AP) — Former England striker Gary Lineker presented the start of Britain's best-known soccer show wearing only a pair of white shorts, after a bet he made last season about Leicester City's chances of winning the Premier League. Points for Guardiola, pain for Ranieri as EPL season starts Sat, 13 Aug 2016 15:52:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/13/SOC--English.Roundup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--English.Roundup c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-2264 LONDON (AP) — Pep Guardiola's first match in charge of Manchester City ended with an unconvincing 2-1 win over Sunderland on Saturday, just hours after the new English Premier League season got underway with a shock defeat for champion Leicester at Hull. Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team Fri, 12 Aug 2016 20:06:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/12/SOC--Messi-National.Team/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Messi-National.Team c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-2722 BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — For the love of his country, Lionel Messi has reconsidered his decision to quit international soccer and will continue playing for Argentina's national team. Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:14:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/12/SOC-Messi-National-Team/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Messi-National-Team c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-279f BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi has reconsidered his decision to quit international soccer and will continue playing for Argentina's national team. Chinese investors set to inject $111M into French club Lyon Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:58:06 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/12/SOC--Lyon-Chinese.Investors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Lyon-Chinese.Investors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-27bd LYON, France (AP) — A group of Chinese investors is set to inject 100 million euros ($111 million) into French club Lyon in a move that could threaten Paris Saint-Germain's supremacy. FIFA confirms ethics probe into head of Brazilian soccer Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:42:29 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/10/SOC--FIFA-Brazil-Del.Nero/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Brazil-Del.Nero c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-36ab RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — FIFA ethics investigators confirmed Wednesday that they are formally investigating the indicted head of Brazilian soccer, just days after he met with FIFA President Gianni Infantino . Nashville joins cities seeking Major League Soccer team Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:49:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/09/SOC-MLS-Nashville/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-MLS-Nashville c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-3cd7 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Some Nashville investors and supporters are making a push for Music City to be among the communities awarded expansion franchises by Major League Soccer. Pogba 'back home' at Man United in world-record transfer Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:59:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/09/SOC--Man.United-Pogba_s.Return/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Man.United-Pogba_s.Return c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-3e85 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Emerging from the shadows, Paul Pogba — a red devil emblazoned on the side of his head — removed his hood, looked straight into the camera and uttered the words Manchester United fans had been waiting to hear: "I'm back." Guardiola vs. Mourinho duel resumes in Manchester Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:37:38 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/09/SOC--Premier.League-Manchester_s.Giants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Premier.League-Manchester_s.Giants c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-3f03 MANCHESTER, England (AP) — They've hired the two most coveted coaches in world football. Their spending on new players this offseason has almost reached the $400-million barrier. Their stated aim is to win the English Premier League. French club Nice plans match tribute to victims of attack Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:59:23 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/08/09/SOC--Nice.Attack-Tribute/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Nice.Attack-Tribute c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:-3f13 NICE, France (AP) — French club Nice will pay a tribute to victims of the deadly attack in the Riviera city by playing in a white outfit with no sponsor logos for its season-opening game.