Soccer

February 17, 2018 - 5:21 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Benfica routed Boavista 4-0 to move ahead of FC Porto at the top of the Portuguese league on Saturday. Benfica is one point in front of Porto, which has two games to play. Ruben Dias opened the scoring for Benfica in the 18th minute when he headed in a pass from Jardel...
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FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi competes for the ball with players from SD Eibar's Cote during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and SD Eibar, at Ipurua stadium, in Eibar, northern Spain, Saturday, Feb.17, 2018. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
February 17, 2018 - 4:56 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi looks ready for London. Barcelona's star helped to set up two goals to beat 10-man Eibar 2-0 on Saturday as the Spanish leaders warmed up for their visit to Chelsea in the Champions League. Barcelona broke its mini-slump of back-to-back draws to remain unbeaten...
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PSG's Neymar hugs teammates after Angel Di Maria scores a goal against Strasbourg during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Strasbourg, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
February 17, 2018 - 3:35 pm
PARIS (AP) — After falling short in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain returned to its French league comfort zone and beat Strasbourg 5-2 on Saturday. Edinson Cavani netted twice, and Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, and Neymar also scored to ensure PSG stayed 12 points clear of second-place...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United has been drawn against Brighton in the FA Cup quarterfinals. Last year's beaten finalist, Chelsea, is paired with Leicester. Manchester City will face Southampton if the English Premier League leader defeats Wigan in their fifth-round match on Monday. The...
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Cyprus' President Nicos Anastasiades unveils the FIFA World Cup trophy during its world tour at a stop at the international airport in the southern city of Larnaca, Cyprus, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. The trophy will visit some 50 countries as it make its journey round the world to Moscow for the start of the World Cup 2018 in Russia. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
February 17, 2018 - 2:58 pm
Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up as part of a far-reaching conspiracy. Outlining his involvement in soccer for the first time to The Associated...
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February 17, 2018 - 2:52 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Second-half headers by Dimitris Pelkas and Mauricio led Greek league leader PAOK over newcomer Lamia 2-0 on Saturday. PAOK is five points ahead of AEK, which hosts Xanthi on Sunday, and nine ahead of defending champion Olympiakos, which plays Panionios at home, also on Sunday...
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Southampton's Dusan Tadic celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game with James Ward-Prowse, left, during the English FA Cup, Fifth Round soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England. Saturday Feb. 17, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 12:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — Misfortune comes in threes, so the saying goes, and West Bromwich Albion knows it well. Capping a miserable week, West Brom was dumped from the FA Cup by Southampton, a 2-1 winner in the fifth round on Saturday. The latest defeat for the English Premier League's bottom club came after...
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Munich's Robert Lewandowski, left, and teammate David Alaba celebrate the 2-1 leading goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Bayern Munich, in Wolfsburg, northern Germany, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 12:08 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Robert Lewandowski scored an injury-time penalty for Bayern Munich to beat Wolfsburg 2-1 and move 21 points clear in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Lewandowski converted his league-leading 20th goal from the spot after Arjen Robben - who earlier missed a penalty - was pulled back by the...
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Udinese's Valon Behrami, left, and Roma's Cenzig Under, vie for the ball during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Udinese and Roma at the Friuli stadium in Udine, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018. (Stefano Lancia/ANSA via AP)
February 17, 2018 - 11:08 am
ROME (AP) — Cengiz Under scored his fourth goal in three matches and Roma won at Udinese 2-0 for its third straight win in Serie A on Saturday. Roma moved into third place, two points ahead of Inter Milan, before Inter's match at Genoa later. Roma went ahead when Under unleashed a powerful, rising...
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February 17, 2018 - 3:00 am
Adv17 (All times Eastern) Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts Monday, Feb. 19 COLLEGE BASKETBALL 7 p.m. ESPN — Miami at Notre Dame ESPNU — Howard at NC Central FS1 — Maryland at Northwestern 9 p.m. ESPN — Oklahoma at Kansas ESPNU — Alcorn St. at Alabama St. FS1 — Minnesota at Wisconsin...
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