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LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mo Salah scored twice as Liverpool kept up its relentless Premier League title charge with a 2-0 win over last-place Watford on Saturday. Liveropol looked shaky defensively at times but Salah finished off a lightning counterattack to give the host the lead in the 38th minute at Anfield and then made …

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MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — More than two dozen political leaders in South Florida have written letters to the U.S. Soccer Federation’s board of directors, urging them to allow top-tier international matches to take place in the Miami region. Relevent Sports, the soccer-promoting group owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, filed suit against the …

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Renato Sanches gave home fans a sign of things to come with a fine winning goal, as Lille strengthened its grip on third place in the French league by beating Montpellier 2-1 on Friday. Lille moved three points behind second-placed Marseille, which looks for a seventh straight win when it travels to Metz on Saturday. …

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VITÓRIA, Spain (AP) — Alavés striker Joselu Mato scored his seventh goal in the Spanish league to salvage a 1-1 draw at home against Leganés on Friday. Alavés ended a two-game losing run and remained six points above the relegation zone. Leganés stayed in the second-to-last place and winless on the road this season. Alavés …

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SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Florian Niederlechner led Augsburg at Hoffenheim to a 4-2 win that lifted his side to 10th on Friday ahead of the rest of the Bundesliga’s 15th round. Niederlechner gave Philipp Max a tap-in in the 11th minute – three minutes before Robert Skov equalized – and was fouled for a penalty …

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MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The excitement at being talent-spotted by Manchester United brought on moments of youthful giddiness for Andreas Pereira. From being told by his footballer father of United’s tentative interest in him as a teenager, to the first meeting with the managerial colossus Alex Ferguson and being greeted in Portuguese. “I was starstruck …

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SAO PAULO (AP) — One of the six survivors of the air crash that killed almost all of the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense in 2016 announced his playing retirement on Friday. Neto, a 34-year-old defender, spent two years rehabilitating after the crash that killed 71 people in Colombia. He returned to training in March. But …

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FIFA has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women’s World Cup. Soccer’s international governing body will now assess the bids, which will include visiting each country. Evaluations will be submitted to the FIFA Council and a vote on the host will be …

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Julie Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer women’s Player of the Year on Friday for the second time. Ertz, a versatile midfielder who also won the award in 2017, was on the U.S. teams that won World Cup championships in 2015 and again this summer in France. Ertz, who played a more defensive role in …

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Julie Ertz was named the U.S. Soccer women’s Player of the Year on Friday for the second time. Ertz, a versatile midfielder who also won the award in 2017, was on the U.S. teams that won World Cup championships in 2015 and again this summer in France. Ertz, who played a more defensive role in …

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