Professional soccer

December 13, 2017 - 7:37 pm
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Pineda on a two-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS —Acquired RHP Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland and LHP Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay for future considerations. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed C Craig Lepre to a...
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Manchester City's David Silva, right, scores his side's first goal of the game against Swansea City, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 6:48 pm
Another win, another record for rampant Premier League leader Manchester City. And this one might be the most impressive of the lot. By beating Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday, City racked up its 15th straight victory — a feat never achieved in the 129-year history of England's top division. Second-place...
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December 13, 2017 - 6:41 pm
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Pineda on a two-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS —Acquired RHP Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland and LHP Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay for future considerations. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed C Craig Lepre to a...
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West Ham's manager David Moyes reacts from the side line during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Arsenal at the London stadium in London, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
December 13, 2017 - 6:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal was held to a 0-0 draw at West Ham on Wednesday to extend its winless streak in the Premier League to three games. Arsene Wenger's side dominated for long spells at the Olympic Stadium but was unable to break down a home team that has become more organized since David Moyes...
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Bayern's Robert Lewandowski , left, celebrates with team mate Franck Ribery after scoring his side's opening goal during the German Soccer Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Munich and 1.FC Koeln in Munich, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
December 13, 2017 - 5:59 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski's goal was enough for Bayern Munich to stretch its Bundesliga lead with a 1-0 win at home over last-place Cologne on Wednesday. Bayern now leads second-place Schalke by nine points after 16 rounds, with Lewandowski extending his league-leading tally to 15 goals in...
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December 13, 2017 - 5:07 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment is adding the Grey Cup champion Argonauts to its Toronto sports portfolio. Already the owner of the NHL's Maple Leafs, NBA's Raptors and MLS' Toronto FC, MLSE said Wednesday it has an agreement to buy the Canadian Football League team. There...
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December 13, 2017 - 5:05 pm
BASEBALL American League MINNESOTA TWINS — Agreed to terms with RHP Michael Pineda on a two-year contract. SEATTLE MARINERS —Acquired RHP Shawn Armstrong from Cleveland and LHP Anthony Misiewicz from Tampa Bay for future considerations. Frontier League FLORENCE FREEDOM — Signed C Craig Lepre to a...
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Manchester City's David Silva, centre, scores his side's first goal of the game against Swansea City, during their English Premier League soccer match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, England, Wednesday Dec. 13, 2017. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
December 13, 2017 - 4:47 pm
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — David Silva scored twice to help Premier League leader Manchester City beat last-place Swansea 4-0 on Wednesday for a 15th straight victory, a record run in England's top flight. Kevin De Bruyne curled in a shot from a free kick between Silva's goals and Sergio Aguero added...
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Jose Maria Marin, of Brazil, arrives to federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017. Closing arguments are set to take place in the New York trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the bribery scandal engulfing the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
December 13, 2017 - 4:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in closing arguments at the first U.S. trial stemming from the FIFA corruption scandal accused three former South American soccer officials on Wednesday of making themselves rich off a vast bribery scheme while their defense lawyers called the evidence too weak to...
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December 13, 2017 - 3:10 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Portland Timbers have traded midfielder Darlington Nagbe to Atlanta United in exchange for $1.65 million in allocation money. Portland is also sending defender Gbenga Arokoyo to Atlanta and receiving a 2018 international spot as part of the trade. Nagbe, who has become a...
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