Soccer

Portugal weighs resting Ronaldo for New Zealand…

Portugal coach Fernando Santos could deny himself the pleasure of seeing Cristiano Ronaldo play against New Zealand on Saturday

Atlanta United's best defense? Offense

Messi offers to pay $558,000 to avoid 21-month jail sentence

Lionel Messi has offered to pay an additional fine of 500,000 euros ($558,000) to ensure he avoids a 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud that a judge is expected to suspend

Sochi club withdraws from league in blow to World…

The Russian city of Sochi's only professional soccer club says it's withdrawing from the league, in a move which calls World Cup legacy plans into question

Russians hit the bar as beer ban lifted for…

Russia's soccer team couldn't hit the target against Portugal, but at least its fans could hit the bar

Sanchez scores early but Chile held by Germany to…

Alexis Sanchez has become Chile's all-time leading scorer as they were held by Germany to 1-1 in the Confederations Cup

Qatar stadium safety concerns raised by death…

An investigation into why a British man fell to his death on a Qatar World Cup site has raised concerns about the safety of a catwalk in a stadium roof

Where Europe meets Asia, Kazan offers rich…

Exotic Kazan offers fans rich history, diverse culture, beautiful buildings _ and even a beach

Abu Danladi breaks tie, Minnesota beats Portland 3-2

Abu Danladi broke a tie in the 64th minute and expansion Minnesota United beat the Portland Timbers 3-2

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Sutter's last-second goal gives Orlando 1-1 tie with Seattle

Scott Sutter headed in a free kick on the last play of second-half stoppage time to lift Orlando City to a 1-1 tie with the Seattle Sounders

Jack McBean scores twice, Galaxy beat Rapids 3-1

Jack McBean scored two goals to double his career total and the LA Galaxy beat the Colorado Rapids 3-1

Nyarko breaks tie, DC United beats Atlanta United 2-1

Patrick Nyarko scored his first goal of the season in the 60th minute and D.C. United rallied to beat expansion Atlanta United 2-1

Toronto, Montreal tie 1-1 in Canadian Championship 1st leg

Matteo Mancosu and Jozy Altidore traded goals in the first half and the Montreal Impact and Toronto FC played to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Canadian championship final

Albuquerque swelters in near-record heat

Mexico recovers to beat NZ 2-1 in fiery Confed…

Mexico asserted its superiority in the second half against New Zealand to avoid a Confederations Cup embarrassment, coming from behind to win a fiery Group A encounter 2-1

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Ronaldo heads Portugal to 1-0 win over Russia at…

Cristiano Ronaldo set aside his legal troubles to score the winning goal for Portugal on Wednesday in a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia in the Confederations Cup

Chile says it will consider joint bid for 2026…

Chile says it will consider making a bid to host the 2026 World Cup with some of its South American neighbors