Neymar endorses Romario's bid for Rio governor

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar has endorsed former Brazil international Romario in his bid to be Rio de Janeiro state governor. Romario's social media channels published a video of Ney...

Messi scores another hat trick, Mbappe's mistake sinks PSG

PARIS (AP) — If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer's pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains at the top of his game. ...

Firmino strikes late to give Liverpool 3-2 victory over PSG

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino had an eye for goal just when Liverpool needed a winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Liverpool had thrown away a two...

Red Star holds Napoli to 0-0 draw in Champions League

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Red Star Belgrade used a bit of luck to come away with a point against Napoli in its long-awaited return to the Champions League on Tuesday as it held the Italian club to a 0-0...

Kovac and Lopetegui kick off Champions League quests

Coaches with something to prove will kick off their Champions League seasons on Wednesday. Bayern Munich's Niko Kovac will be coaching in Europe's top competition for the first time,...

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TOP STORIES: SOC--CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUNDUP The group stage of the Champions League returns and Liverpool hosts Paris Saint-Germain at Anfield. Both teams have five ...

Amid fresh criticism over theatrics, Klopp defends Neymar

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Neymar's diving is a normal part of the game, according to Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp. Neymar and his Paris Saint-Germain teammates play at Liverpool i...

Strict and astute, Thomas Tuchel is the right coach for PSG

PARIS (AP) — Behind a great team there is always a great coach, and Paris Saint-Germain might have found the right one. Appointed as a successor of Unai Emery, Thomas Tuchel has alre...

With new kickoff times, Barcelona opens Champions League

LONDON (AP) — Barcelona helps to usher in a new-look to the Champions League on Tuesday as fans adjust to new staggered kickoff times. Most matches in the group stage will now begin ...

Reims 'keeper makes brilliant saves in 0-0 draw at Nantes

PARIS (AP) — Reims goalkeeper Edouard Mendy made a series of decisive saves to help his team to a goalless draw at Nantes in the French league on Sunday. Reims, which gained promotio...

Lyon continues to struggle ahead of Champions League

PARIS (AP) — If Lyon was looking for a confidence boost in Caen ahead of its trip to Manchester City next week, the seven-time French champion got the opposite on Saturday. Against a...

Liverpool unsure about extent of Firmino's eye injury

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool is unsure about the severity of Roberto Firmino's eye injury ahead of Tuesday's Champions League group-stage opener against Paris Saint-Germain. The forward t...

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TOP STORIES: TEN--CROATIA-US ZADAR, Croatia — Borna Coric pulled off a through-the-legs lob shot winner that drew bows from the crowd en route to giving Croatia a 1...

AP Weekly Sports Calendar

EDITORS: These are among the top sports events of the week. Coverage of most of these events will move on this circuit: ...

European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

What to watch in European football this weekend as the leagues resume after the international break. ___ ENGLAND The Premier League's fifth round ...