Jags' Lambo poised to return at Chargers, who cut him in '17

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars placekicker Josh Lambo is returning in time to face the team that cut him three years ago. The Jaguars (1-5) activated Lambo from the i...

Arsenal, Roma open Europa League with comeback wins

Arsenal opened its fourth straight Europa League campaign with a 2-1 come-from-behind win at Rapid Vienna on Thursday in an opening round of games affected by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Lukaku-centric Inter Milan becoming all too predictable

MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan's dependence on Romelu Lukaku could be making the Nerazzurri a bit too predictable. Touted as title challengers at the start of the season, it has been a wee...

African CL semifinal postponed with team in quarantine

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — The Confederation of African Football agreed Thursday to postpone one of its Champions League semifinals because players and officials of Moroccan club Raja Casablanca h...

Draw for European World Cup qualifying groups set for Dec. 7

ZURICH (AP) — The European qualifying groups for the 2022 World Cup will be drawn at FIFA headquarters on Dec. 7, soccer’s world body said Thursday. A gala ceremony with coaches of t...

Jobless in 2014, goalkeeper Mendy now Chelsea's savior

Money was tight, his girlfriend was expecting their first child, and Edouard Mendy was getting concerned. It was 2014 and Mendy — aged 22 at the time — had been without a soccer club...

Man U's Rashford keeps pressure on government to feed kids

Soccer star Marcus Rashford's campaign to feed poor students has sparked a partisan political battle that makes scoring goals for Manchester United seem trivial by comparison. The 22...

European breakaway talk 'nonsense,' UEFA veteran says

GENEVA (AP) — The “nonsense” of a European soccer Super League is back again. Lars-Christer Olsson, a veteran of the veiled breakaway threats that come and go almost as often as the ...

Lille believing it can upset PSG and win French title

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's poor start has opened the door for Lille. The 2011 French champions are unbeaten so far this season and captain Jose Fonte leads the league’s best ...

Players of Azerbaijan soccer club warned for military salute

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Players and officials of Azerbaijani club Qarabag who made military salutes at a Europa League game while the country was in conflict with Armenia were warned by UEFA on Thurs...

Dortmund seeking a lift in derby against troubled Schalke

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Something crucial is missing for Borussia Dortmund, and not for the first time. Dortmund has lost three of its last five games after starting its Champions...

Leroy Sané back in training with Bayern Munich after injury

MUNICH (AP) — Leroy Sané is back in full training with Bayern Munich after recovering from a knee injury, the club said Thursday. Sané took part in sprint and game drills with the re...

AP Week in Pictures, Middle East

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between Oct. 15-21, 2020. ...

Ancelotti defends Pickford after challenge on Van Dijk

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton manager Carlo Ancelotti came to the defense of Jordan Pickford on Thursday after criticism of the goalkeeper for his role in the serious injury sustained by Liverpool...

After 2 losses, Madrid reeling before trip to Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After being humbled by a recently promoted club and a Ukrainian side playing with reserves, Real Madrid faces a trip to Camp Nou. Barcelona hosts Madrid on Sa...