Edmonton-raised Alphonso Davies watches from Bayern Munich bench as Bundesliga resumes play

Canadian teenager Alphonso Davies watched from the bench Friday as Bayern Munich defeated TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 3-1 to mark the Bundesliga’s return to action after its traditional winter break. Bayern teased Davies’ possible participation with a pre-game tweet showing his No. 19 jersey hanging in a locker-room stall. The caption, accompanied by an excerpt of dramatic music, read “It’s all […]

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DNA Sample Sought in Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Investigation

Nevada law enforcement officials investigating a sexual-assault accusation against the soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo have obtained a warrant for a sample of the player’s DNA, according to one of his lawyers, who dismissed it as a “very standard request.” The officials have sent the warrant to authorities in Italy, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the existence […]

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For Christian Pulisic and Dortmund, Chelsea Transfer Was a Team Effort

MARBELLA, Spain — It was just after lunchtime on Tuesday, and Christian Pulisic was facing a rare free afternoon. There was a nap in his plans, for sure, and maybe dinner at a local restaurant afterward. Pulisic was in this southern Spanish town, bracketed by mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, for a weeklong training camp with his German club, Borussia […]

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David Silva, Manchester City’s Key Piece, Is Now More Valuable Than Ever

MANCHESTER, England — A few weeks ago, before Manchester City’s serene season hit unexpected turbulence, David Silva ran into the parents of the club’s bright midfield hope, Phil Foden, after yet another routine Premier League win. Silva is, both in private and in public, a quiet soul. He does not court the limelight — he consents to only one regular […]

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Manchester United Romps in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Debut as Coach

Jesse Lingard scored twice as Manchester United celebrated its first match under the new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with a 5-1 victory at Cardiff in the Premier League on Saturday. Solskjaer took over this week after Jose Mourinho was fired for the club’s lackluster record. “Football is easy if you’ve got good players,” Solskjaer said. “They are a great bunch […]

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U.S. Soccer Team Maps Out Six-Month Schedule Ahead of Women’s World Cup

The United States national team’s road to the 2019 Women’s World Cup will run through Le Havre, France, and Alicante, Spain, but also Nashville, St. Louis and Harrison, N.J. Those sites, and five others, were part of a schedule of matches released Thursday by U.S. Soccer. The slate of games includes tests against World Cup mainstays like France, England, Japan […]

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