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Mbappe celebrates new deal with 3 goals, Marseille takes 2nd

PARIS (AP) — Three more years, three more goals. Kylian Mbappe celebrated a new-three year deal to stay at Paris Saint-Germain with a hat trick for the French champions against strug...

Ben Yedder scores 3 as Monaco moves into 2nd above Marseille

PARIS (AP) — Wissam Ben Yedder’s rapid hat trick helped Monaco rally from 2-0 down to beat Brest 4-2 for a ninth straight French league win on Saturday and move above Marseille into second place and t...

Pulisic, McKennie, Adams start US qualifier vs El Salvador

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Christian Pulisic, Weston McKennie and Tyler Adams started together for the first time in almost three years, and Jesús Ferreira was picked over Ricardo Pepi at forward for the U...

Stampede at religious ceremony in Liberia kills 29 people

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in a densely populated area of the ca...

Weah, back from thigh injury, plays 1st match since Dec 1

American forward Tim Weah ended a seven-week layoff and put himself in better position to make the U.S. roster for upcoming World Cup qualifiers, entering in the 68th minute of Lille's 3-1 win over vi...

What other than a referendum can unite Taiwan?

In 1963, Taiwan established its first football team, known as the Tatung Team (大同隊), but for various management-related reasons, it ceased operation on Dec. 19, 2021. The team bade farewell to its fan...

US sanctions Liberia's ex-warlord and senator Prince Johnson

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The U.S. government has sanctioned Liberia’s ex-warlord and current senator Prince Yormie Johnson for alleged corruption. The sanctions against Johnson come ...

Weah's goal gains US bumpy 1-1 draw at Jamaica in qualifier

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Damion Lowe leapt above Walker Zimmerman at the top of the 6-yard box in the 84th minute and headed Leon Bailey's corner kick to the left of U.S. goalkeeper Zack Steffen. ...

Pulisic sparks US over Mexico 2-0 in World Cup qualifying

CINCINNATI (AP) — Christian Pulisic sent a message — with his head and his undershirt. Take that, Mexico. Pulisic and the Americans are back atop the region. Pulisi...

Friday's Sports In Brief

COLLEGE BASKETBALL LOS ANGELES (AP) — ohnny Juzang scored 25 points and No. 2 UCLA overcame a 10-point, second-half deficit before taking control in overtime to beat fourth-ranked Vi...

Solskjaer feels heat at United as Champions League resumes

LONDON (AP) — The main talking points for the third round of matches in the group stage of the Champions League: SOLSKJAER PRESSURE Losing at Young Boys last month ...

Liberian teen becomes hero for finding and returning $50,000

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — A teenager in Liberia who has become a national hero after finding $50,000 and returning it to its rightful owner said he will meet the country's president next week. ...

Weah, Dest spark US to 2-1 win over Costa Rica in qualifier

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Sixty seconds in, Costa Rica was celebrating and the U.S. World Cup campaign was spinning out of control. Sergiño Dest and Tim Weah, two young Americans unscar...

Rennes beats PSG 2-0 to hand league leader its 1st defeat

PARIS (AP) — Rennes scored just before and after the break to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 on Sunday and hand the runaway league leader its first defeat of the season. Gaetan Laborde...

Heat on Manchester United in Champions League after losses

Key talking points ahead of the second round of Champions League games in the group stage: UNITED STRUGGLES With 55 shots in the last two games, no goals and a pair...