Real Madrid resting Ramos and Kroos against Club Brugge

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane will rest captain Sergio Ramos and midfielder Toni…

Atlético Madrid held again in Spanish league

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid’s struggles in the Spanish league continued with a 0-0 draw at…

MLS teams no longer will play every opponent each season

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer is breaking away from soccer’s tradition of having each…

Extremists cited with racism for banner aimed at Balotelli

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Three leaders of the extreme-right Forza Nuova political party were stopped by…

Ronaldo crowned Italian league player of the year

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Italian league’s player of the year award. Ronaldo…

Napoli fines contested by world players’ union FIFPro

ROME (AP) — Napoli’s decision to fine its players for abandoning an in-season training camp ordered…

Inter leapfrogs Juventus to top Serie A as Bianconeri draw

MILAN (AP) — A teenage goalkeeper restricted Juventus to a 2-2 draw at home to Sassuolo…

Balotelli overshadowed by another Mario in Brescia loss

ROME (AP) — Mario Balotelli showed flashes of form as he returned to Brescia’s lineup after…

Yokohama on verge of J-League title after win over Kawasaki

TOKYO (AP) — Yokohama F Marinos took a major step toward its first J-League title since…

Pulisic, Kovacic the unlikely stars of blossoming Chelsea

One required some tough love. The other needed a new coach and his fresh set of…

Ajax takes control of Group H with 2-0 win at Lille

LILLE, France (AP) — Two moments of brilliance were all that Ajax needed to secure a…

Martinez, Lukaku score as Inter Milan beats Slavia Prague

PRAGUE (AP) — Lautaro Martinez grabbed two goals and Romelu Lukaku also scored as Inter Milan…

US private equity firm buys $500M stake in City ownership

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A U.S. private equity firm has bought a $500-million stake in the…

Brugge gets late equalizer, 2 sent off at Galatasaray in CL

ISTANBUL (AP) — Krepin Diatta scored a late equalizer and was sent off for a second…

Balotelli targeted with more racism _ by his club president

MILAN (AP) — Mario Balotelli was the subject of a racist remark by the president of…

Alli revitalized after Mourinho’s motivational teasing

LONDON (AP) — The improvisation was exquisite, and Dele Alli couldn’t have chosen a better place…

Iceland drawn to play Romania in Euro 2020 playoffs

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Iceland’s road back to the European Championship will go through a playoff…

Communication items stolen at Copa Libertadores final venue

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lima police say more than 100 items of communications equipment have been…

Attorney General to FCC head: ‘Huawei and ZTE cannot be trusted’

The Justice Department is backing a Federal Communications Commission plan to block Huawei and ZTE from…

Tunisia beats Libya 4-1 in African Cup qualifying

RADES, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisia beat Libya 4-1 to start African Cup of Nations qualifying with…