BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund showed it can thrive this season without suspended forward Ousmane Dembele by opening its Bundesliga campaign with a 3-0 rout at Wolfsburg on Saturday.
Free-scoring, tight at the back, and confidence oozing through the side, Manchester United already might be the team to beat in the English Premier League.
SWANSEA, Wales (AP) — Manchester United swept to its second straight 4-0 win to start the Premier League season by thrashing Swansea on Saturday, with Romelu Lukaku, Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial all scoring again for Jose Mourinho's side.
PARIS (AP) — France midfielder Blaise Matuidi completed his move from Paris Saint-Germain to Juventus on Friday.
BERLIN (AP) — After a decade in Germany's second division, Bibiana Steinhaus will make Bundesliga history this season by becoming the first woman to referee in the country's top flight.
MILAN (AP) — A look at Spal, Hellas Verona and Benevento as the promoted teams prepare for the start of the Italian league season this weekend.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo made a big impact in his truncated appearance at Camp Nou on Sunday, scoring a goal before being sent off in Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup.
GUINGAMP, France (AP) — Declaring he was "more alive than ever," Neymar did not disappoint on his debut for Paris Saint-Germain.
GUINGAMP, France (AP) — World-record signing Neymar scored and set up another goal on an impressive debut for Paris Saint-Germain in a 3-0 win at Guingamp on Sunday.
BERLIN (AP) — Even against 10 men from the third division, Hamburger SV couldn't get past the German Cup's first round.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Two summer signings costing $150 million inspired Manchester United to an easy victory in its opening Premier League match of the season.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — New signing Romelu Lukaku scored twice and Paul Pogba capped an ominous team display with a long-range strike as Manchester United beat West Ham 4-0 in their opening game of the Premier League season on Sunday.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Tottenham capitalized on Jonjo Shelvey's senseless sending-off to beat Newcastle 2-0 in the Premier League on Sunday, with Dele Alli and Ben Davies scoring in the final half-hour.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund says France forward Ousmane Dembele remains suspended from team training "until further notice" as he agitates for a move to Barcelona.
The Detroit Red Wings are considering legal action to stop white nationalists from using their logo as part of a "disturbing" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea had two players sent off and lost 3-2 to Burnley as it started its English Premier League title defense on Saturday.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Liverpool conceded in second-half injury time to draw 3-3 at Watford on Saturday as the team's defensive frailties flared in its first game of the Premier League season.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carlos Vela was intrigued and surprised when Los Angeles Football Club approached him several weeks ago to join an MLS expansion franchise that doesn't have a uniform, a completed stadium or any other players.
NEW YORK (AP) — Trying to gauge what it can sell directly to cord cutters, NBC is launching its direct-to-consumer Premier League product with the start of the season this weekend.
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia's Supreme Court has overturned a decision to extradite an Albanian soccer fan to Serbia where he is wanted for allegedly flying a drone with a nationalist banner during a match.
MILAN (AP) — New AC Milan signing Lucas Biglia will be out for at least a month with a thigh strain.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's national soccer team and club Atlas issued cautious statements Thursday backing embattled star Rafael Marquez but also apparently distancing themselves somewhat after he was sanctioned by the U.S. government for alleged drug trafficking ties.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — In a story Aug. 9 about 22 people sanctioned for alleged drug ties, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. Treasury Department sanctions involving Raul Flores Hernandez were the largest ever of a drug trafficking organization under the Kingpin Act. The Tre…
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Legendary Mexican soccer player Rafael Marquez Alvarez and a well-known band leader are among 22 people sanctioned for alleged ties to a drug trafficking organization, the U.S. Treasury Department announced Wednesday.
NEW YORK (AP) — With new streaming services in the works, Disney is trying to set itself up for a future that's largely been framed by Netflix: Providing the stuff you want to watch, when you want to watch it.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The owners of the Minnesota Vikings have joined a group trying to bring a Major League Soccer expansion franchise to Nashville, after a failed bid to bring a club to their enclosed NFL stadium.
AMSTERDAM (AP) — American goalkeeper Hope Solo is looking to resume playing and says she has had offers to play overseas.
LONDON (AP) — Five teams to keep an eye on in the English Premier League, which starts on Friday.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian tycoon Roman Abramovich and his wife, art collector Dasha Zhukova, have announced they are splitting up.
SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho issued a challenge to his former club, saying he'd be happy to pursue Real Madrid striker Gareth Bale if it no longer considered him a key player.
LONDON (AP) — Here's a look at five offseason signings to watch in the upcoming Premier League season:
SAO PAULO (AP) — When Tite became Brazil coach last year, millions of Corinthians fans had mixed feelings.
PARIS (AP) — Lille's attacking potential this season was on display as coach Marcelo Bielsa's new team started its French league campaign with a 3-0 win over Nantes on Sunday.
MILAN (AP) — Armando Trovati, a longtime photographer for The Associated Press and skiing beat expert, has died. He was 73.
ENSCHEDE, Netherlands (AP) — Striker Vivianne Miedema scored twice Sunday as the Netherlands beat Denmark 4-2 to win its first Women's European Championship title and set off a huge party among thousands of orange-clad fans.
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal will start the Premier League season on a high note after mastering the experimental ABBA penalty shootout pattern to beat Chelsea to the Community Shield.
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The latest from the Pro Football Hall of Fame inductions (all times local):
PARIS (AP) — Even before joining Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar was assisting the team.
PARIS (AP) — The star was missing but the party went ahead successfully at the Parc des Princes on Saturday as Paris Saint-Germain won its French league season-opener.
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Sven Ulreich saved two penalties Saturday as Bayern Munich defeated Borussia Dortmund 5-4 in a shootout to win the season-opening German Supercup.
PARIS (AP) — After lapping up the adulation at the Parc des Princes for 20 minutes, Neymar whipped up fans into an even greater frenzy by removing his Paris Saint-Germain jersey and tossing it into the crowd.
When Canadian goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe returned home from the Rio Olympics last summer, everyone wanted to see her bronze medal. It became a constant refrain: Where's the medal? Can I see the medal? Show us the medal!
LONDON (AP) — When Chelsea faces Arsenal in the Community Shield on Sunday, the winner may be which team can best put a turbulent offseason behind them.
PARIS (AP) — Neymar opened a new extravagant chapter in soccer history Friday as the game's costliest player by fending off questions about his financial motivations as deftly as he repels opponents on the pitch.
MONACO (AP) — Monaco lost key players during the offseason but not its fighting spirit as the French champion started its title defense with a 3-2 win over Toulouse on Friday after twice coming from behind.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish soccer club, Legia Warszawa, said Friday it condemns anti-Semitism and vehemently denied that any of its fans were behind an attack on an Israeli soccer team.
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on Brazil soccer star Neymar's move from Barcelona to PSG (all times local):
ATLANTA (AP) — There was a time when Major League Soccer depended on a shortlist of marquee names to generate excitement about a match.