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Soccer

Everton beats Nottingham Forest to launch rebuilding job after record points deduction

Everton has launched its rebuilding job after the record points deduction for financial mismanagement by winning at Nottingham Forest 1-0 in the English Premier League thanks to Dwight McNeil’s second-half goal.

Pulisic scores again as AC Milan beats promoted Frosinone in Serie A

Christian Pulisic has scored again and Luka Jović got his first goal for AC Milan to beat promoted Frosinone 3-1 in Serie A.

Nantes hands Nice first loss, Lens beats Lyon in French league after Arsenal nightmare

Hiring new coach Jocelyn Gourvennec brought an immediate reward to Nantes. The eight-time champions snapped a four-game winless run to hand Nice its first lost in the French league only days after Gourvennec was appointed.

Titleholder Italy joins Spain, Croatia in tough group at Euro 2024. Host Germany opens vs Scotland

Defending champion Italy has been drawn in a tough group at the 2024 European Championship with two-time winner Spain, 2022 World Cup semifinalist Croatia and Albania.

Euro 2024 draw ceremony interrupted by noises in German concert hall in claimed social media prank

The draw ceremony for the European Championship in men’s soccer has been disrupted by unexplained noises that competed for attention with the team names being read out on stage in Hamburg.

Germany wins U17 World Cup final for first time

Germany has won the Under-17 World Cup for the first time after beating France in a penalty shootout in the final in Indonesia.

Brentford scores 3 second-half goals to beat Luton 3-1 in EPL

Brentford has scored three second-half goals to beat Luton 3-1 in the English Premier League. Neal Maupay opened the scoring in the 49th and Ben Mee added a second seven minutes later.

Newcastle defies long injury list to earn dominant win over Man United. Arsenal leads by 4 in EPL

Newcastle has beaten Manchester United 1-0 in a dominant win at St. James’ Park that was testament to the unwavering spirit in a squad being stretched to the limit.

Tim Howard, Tisha Venturini-Hoch, Josh McKinney, Francisco Marcos elected to US Soccer Hall of Fame

Goalkeeper Tim Howard was elected to the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame and will be inducted on May 4.

Arsenal dominates early and then hangs on to beat Wolves in EPL

Arsenal carved through the Wolverhampton defense with a couple of intricate team moves and held on for a 2-1 home win to extend its lead atop the English Premier League.

Burnley scores inside 16 seconds in 5-0 win over Sheffield United to end losing run at home in EPL

Burnley has scored inside 16 seconds for the fastest goal in the English Premier League this season on its way to a 5-0 win over 10-man Sheffield United.

Gladbach beats Hoffenheim in Bundesliga, Bayern game called off because of snow

Nathan Ngoumou has scored late for Borussia Mönchengladbach to beat Hoffenheim 2-1 in the Bundesliga and bounce back from its loss at Borussia Dortmund.

Stuani leads Girona fightback over Valencia. Madrid beats Granada to stay top with Catalan club

Veteran striker Cristhian Stuani has come off the bench to rally Girona past Valencia 2-1 and keep the season’s surprise package on top of the Spanish league.

UEFA sets $360 million prize fund for 24 national teams at Euro 2024 from revenue of $2.6 billion

UEFA says it will pay 331 million euros ($360 million) in total prize money to the 24 national teams at the men’s European Championship.

Legia Warsaw fans appear in court after charges filed from violence before Aston Villa game

Police have filed charges against the Legia Warsaw fans who were arrested for violent disorder outside Villa Park on Thursday night before a Europa Conference League game against Aston Villa.

Bayern Munich’s game with Union Berlin called off due to snow chaos in southern Germany

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich’s home game against Union Berlin was called off Saturday because of heavy snowfall.

Montoya and Doms each score in the opening four minutes to help Stanford beat BYU in College Cup

Allie Montoya and Maya Doms each scored in the opening four minutes and Stanford held off BYU 2-0 to advance to its sixth championship appearance in school history.

Ronaldo walks off to chants of ‘Messi! Messi!’ as his team loses 3-0 in Riyadh derby

Cristiano Ronaldo walked off the field with the gleeful chants of “Messi! Messi!” ringing in his ears from delighted Al-Hilal fans.

Las Palmas overpowers Getafe 2-0 in Spanish league win

California-born Julian Araujo got his first goal of the season and veteran striker Cristian Herrera scored his first top-tier goal since the 2014-5 campaign as Las Palmas beat Getafe 2-0 in the Spanish league.

Reims returns to winning ways in France with a 2-1 win over struggling Strasbourg

Reims has scored twice in a commanding first half to beat Strasbourg 2-1 in the French league. Amir Richardson and Mohamed Daramy got Reims’ goals on Friday before Kevin Gameiro scored a late consolation from the penalty spot.

Juventus goes top after scoring late to beat Monza 2-1 in dramatic Italian league encounter

Juventus has scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to beat Monza 2-1 and go to the top of the Italian league.

Cologne beats Darmstadt 1-0 in Germany to climb off the bottom of the Bundesliga

Cologne has moved off the bottom of the Bundesliga with a much-needed 1-0 win at Darmstadt. Davie Selke got the goal that mattered early in the second half.

Forest Green apologizes to fans after its FA Cup match is called off because of investigation

Forest Green’s FA Cup match with Blackpool has been called off because of a Football Association investigation.

Postecoglou has stunned the Premier League. Now the blunt-talking Australian is ready to take on Pep

Ange Postecoglou has made a record-breaking start as Tottenham manager. Now he is experiencing the other side to life in a job that has proved too much for some of the biggest names in soccer.

France coach Didier Deschamps to miss Euro 2024 draw after undergoing surgery

France coach Didier Deschamps will not be at Saturday’s draw for next year’s European Championship after undergoing surgery.

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Tottenham midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur likely to be out for about two months with ankle injury

Tottenham manager Ange Postecoglou says midfielder Rodrigo Bentancur is likely to be out of action for about two months with an ankle injury.

Griezmann and Atletico vie for Spanish title as they visit Barcelona and former teammate João Félix

Antoine Griezmann knows what João Félix is going through at Barcelona. The French forward once tried to make the switch from Atletico Madrid to the flashier Barcelona.

Everton files appeal against points deduction imposed by Premier League

Everton has filed an appeal in a bid to overturn the Premier League’s decision to deduct 10 points from the club for breaching the competition’s financial rules.

Man United defender Malacia due to return early next year after setback in recovery from injury

Manchester United defender Tyrell Malacia is expected to return from a knee injury early next year. The left back had surgery during the offseason and United said he required another operation following an unspecified setback.