Loons
November 21

AP Interview: Commisso promises to keep Fiorentina 'forever'

Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy's infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club.
Loons
November 20
Abu Danladi (99) of Minnesota United FC took a shot in the first half of a friendly against Bundesliga team Hertha Berlin on May 22 at Allianz Field.

Loons lose injury-prone Danladi to Nashville in MLS expansion draft

Minnesota United took the UCLA star first in the 2017 SuperDraft before its inaugural season, hoping he would become a centerpiece for its future.
November 19

US beats Cuba 4-0 to reach Nations League semifinals

Five weeks after a dismal loss in Canada left the United States on the verge of elimination from the first CONCACAF Nations League, the Americans…
St. Paul
November 19
Rich Purcell, who co-owns the Holcomb-Henry-Boom-Purcell Funeral Home on Snelling Avenue in St. Paul, sold parking spots for $20 a game in July.

Fund will support neighborhoods around Allianz Field

Neighbors United Funding Collaborative launched this week.
November 19

Pochettino fired by Tottenham after magic wears off

Mauricio Pochettino was widely lauded as something of a miracle worker by elevating Tottenham into English soccer's established elite and inspiring its improbable run to a Champions League final.
November 19

Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after daughter's death

Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter's illness.
Loons
November 18
Philadelphia Union's Alejandro Bedoya, right — an MLS Players Association bargaining-committee member — has endorsed in labor-contract conversatio

As MLS expands, players want charter air travel, 'truer' free agency

They're among issues on the bargaining table, trying to reach a new labor deal for a sport in an aspiring "league of choice."
Loons
November 18

MLS expansion draft Tuesday, other key dates

Besides a Jan. 31 deadline for a new labor agreement with players, MLS has more immediate key deadlines in the coming days and weeks:
November 18

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

The IOC signed up Airbnb as an Olympic sponsor sparking concerns from 2024 host city Paris that the home-sharing company is contributing to the rising cost of rents in the French capital.
November 18

Man United debt climbs 55% as club spends to halt decline

Manchester United's attempt to strengthen its underperforming squad has proved costly with debt rising more than 55% in a year to 384.5 million pounds ($498 million).
November 18

Old traditions persevere as new Davis Cup begins in Madrid

Costume-wearing fans, boisterous crowds, exciting matches.
November 17

Record Women's Super League crowd sees Arsenal win at Spurs

The drive to raise women's football attendance in England is taking on a more persuasive tone, almost obliging supporters of the men's game to see the quality on offer.
November 17

Record attendance at women's soccer game in Brazil

Brazilian women's soccer set an attendance record on Saturday with more than 28,000 fans at the Arena Corinthians stadium to watch the second leg of the Sao Paulo state championship final.
November 16

In second spell at Man United, Zelem leads transformed club

Katie Zelem had to leave Manchester United to chase her dream, just to get a chance of making a career out of playing the game she loves.
November 16

Garrett's helmet swing is latest violent incident in sports

Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their…
November 15

Dest makes quick impact as US rebounds to beat Canada 4-1

Sergiño Dest needed just a couple minutes to his show why his talent was coveted on both sides of the Atlantic.
November 15

Party time: Finland into its first major soccer tournament

Flag-waving Finland fans poured onto the field, embracing each other and mobbing the players as fireworks exploded outside the stadium.
November 15

Man City loses attempt at CAS to block UEFA investigation

Manchester City lost its attempt Friday to block an investigation into allegations it deceived UEFA while violating rules that monitor soccer club finances.
November 15

Spanish league loses court battle, won't play match in US

The Spanish league lost another battle against the Spanish soccer federation on Friday and won't be allowed to take a regular-season match to the United States, at least not for now.
November 14

AP Source: Champions League TV rights in Britain kept by BT

The rights to broadcast Champions League games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport for another three seasons in a deal worth more than $1.5 billion, The Associated Press has learned.

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