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Judge denies American women’s soccer players immediate appeal

A federal judge has denied a request by American women’s soccer players to allow an immediate appeal of his decision to throw out their claim of unequal pay against the U.S. Soccer Federation. U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner in Los Angeles has scheduled a trial for Sept. 15 on the players’ remaining claim of…

Dummies become soccer supporters as Belarus club puts virtual fans in stands

MOSCOW — Belarus’s FC Dynamo Brest, one of a handful of soccer clubs still playing in Europe, is filling its stands with mannequins sporting cut-out portraits of fans to boost the atmosphere as many supporters stay home because of the coronavirus. Belarus has the only professional league in Europe still playing, as its authoritarian president,…

Too much sex hurting Romanian soccer club’s performance, owner says

Gigi Becali, the flamboyant owner of Bucharest football club FCSB, formerly known as Steaua Bucharest, thinks he knows what to blame for his team’s recent poor run in the Romanian league: too much of the wrong kind of exercise. The 1986 European Cup winners, Romania’s most successful club with 26 league titles, have failed to…

Soccer player charged for knocking over policeman during celebration

Copenhagen forward Michael Santos has been charged by police with assault after the Uruguayan barged into a policeman while celebrating Pep Biel’s goal in Thursday’s 3-1 Europa League win over Celtic, the Danish club said on Friday. As Copenhagen’s players celebrated Biel’s late goal — which put them ahead on aggregate — in front of…

Italy's female soccer players aim to change law limiting pay

FILE – In this June 9, 2019 file photo, Australia’s Ellie Carpenter, left, chases Italy’s Barbara Bonansea during a Women’s World Cup Group C soccer match between Australia and Italy at the Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, France. Italy won 2-0. Italy’s surprise run to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup this year went…