• Rival supporters separated by stewards shout and gesture at each other during the English League Cup soccer match between West Ham United and Chelsea at the London stadium in London in London, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. West Ham defeated Chelsea by 2-1. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    British government: Don’t return to soccer’s ‘dark days’

    LONDON (AP) — The joyful spirit from the 2012 London Games has gone from the Olympic Stadium, replaced instead by hatred and ugly skirmishes.

  • FIFA parts with CEO of its $140M soccer museum

    ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says the CEO of its $140 million soccer museum in Zurich is leaving amid reports of poor visitor numbers since opening in February.

  • Harvard condemns lewd scouting report by men’s soccer team

    BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University has condemned a sexually explicit document that members of the 2012 men’s soccer team called their scouting report of the women’s soccer team.

  • Manchester United's Juan Mata celebrates scoring a goal during the English League Cup soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

    United beats City 1-0 in derby match in English League Cup

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jose Mourinho got his own back on great managerial rival Pep Guardiola as Manchester United beat a weakened Manchester City 1-0 in the fourth round of the English League Cup on Wednesday, with Juan Mata scoring the second-half winner.

  • Inter Milan's Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Torino at the Milan San Siro stadium, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

    Icardi double sinks Torino and saves Inter coach De Boer

    MILAN (AP) — Mauro Icardi ended the longest goalscoring drought of his Inter Milan career with two goals that may have saved the job of coach Frank De Boer.

  • With a beauty by Nacho, Madrid routs Leonesa in Copa del Rey

    LEON, Spain (AP) — With Nacho Fernandez stealing the show with a spectacular scissor-kick goal in the second half, Real Madrid cruised to a 7-1 win over third-division Cultural Leonesa in its Copa del Rey debut on Wednesday, despite playing without most of its top players.

  • Barcelona defender Mathieu to be sidelined for 3 weeks

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says defender Jeremy Mathieu will be sidelined for about three weeks because of a right foot injury.

  • U.S. businessman Frank McCourt looks on during the French League One soccer match between PSG and Marseille at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016. Marseille's American owner Frank McCourt has taken a swift and strong first step to making the ailing club competitive again. Three days after officially taking over, he hired highly-rated coach Rudi Garcia in time for Sunday's match against bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Marseille parts ways with sporting director Gunter Jacob

    MARSEILLE, France (AP) — Marseille says that sporting director Gunter Jacob has left the club by mutual consent.

  • FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi, second right, argues with the crowd after they threw objects, after scoring a penalty during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Valencia and FC Barcelona at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Valencia fined for bottles thrown at Barcelona players

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer federation on Wednesday fined Valencia 1,500 euros ($1,600) after water bottles were thrown at Barcelona players celebrating a goal in a Spanish league game last weekend.

  • UEFA broke no rules in granting $4.4 million Slovenian loan

    GENEVA (AP) — After an internal investigation, UEFA has found that former general secretary Gianni Infantino and current president Aleksander Ceferin did not break any rules when the governing body of European soccer sent a multimillion dollar loan to the Slovenian federation.