• Dortmund's Mats Hummels smiles during the break of a German first division Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Dortmund in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Dortmund’s defender Hummesl wants Bayern move

    DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund captain and central defender Mats Hummels has asked to be released from his contract so that he can move to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich next season.

  • Real Madrid's Karim Benzema, left and Real Madrid's Jese Rodriguez wait to kick off after Rayo scored during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Rayo Vallecano and Real Madrid at the Vallecas stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday April 23, 2016. (AP Photo/Paul White)

    Real Madrid says Benzema has hamstring injury

    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid says Karim Benzema has a hamstring injury in his right leg and is doubtful for Wednesday’s Champions League game against Manchester City.

  • FIFA President Gianni Infantino, right, talks to President Football Association of Thailand Somyot Poompanmoung during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Infantino takes part in the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Football Association of Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    FIFA president says Leicester proves fairytales are possible

    BANGKOK (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the headquarters of Leicester’s ownership company on Thursday and said the club’s Premier League title run shows that fairytales are still possible.

  • FILE- In this file photo dated Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho during the English Premier League soccer match against Watford at Vicarage Road stadium in Watford, England. It has been announced Saturday April 23 2016. Sakho is being investigated by UEFA over failed drugs test after last month’s Europa League game against Manchester United. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

    UEFA opens case against Sakho after failed doping test

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mamadou Sakho after the Liverpool defender failed a doping test.

  • A man places candles for each of the 96 Liverpool fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster at St George's Hall in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Liverpool is commemorating the deaths of 96 soccer fans crushed to death in a crowded stadium in 1989 after a jury found that blunders by police and emergency services contributed to their deaths. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP) UNITED KINGDOM OUT

    Lawyers representing Hillsborough families reveal lawsuit

    LONDON (AP) — Lawyers representing some of the families of 96 soccer fans crushed to death in a U.K. soccer stadium in 1989 have filed a civil suit against two British police forces, alleging misuse of power in office.

  • Atletico's coach Diego Simeone reacts during the Champions League 1st leg semifinal soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Sticking to its plan, Atletico Madrid keeps surprising

    MADRID (AP) — It’s getting harder and harder to bet against Atletico Madrid.

  • Malmo soccer player Tobias Sana, centre, reacts after being hit by a large firecracker, thrown from the stands during the Goteborg against Malmo soccer match on Thursday April 27, 2016.  An assistant referee was injured by the blast and the match was called off. (Adam Ihse / TT via AP) SWEDEN OUT

    Goteborg apologizes over crowd trouble at abandoned match

    GOTEBORG, Sweden (AP) — Swedish club IFK Goteborg has apologized for crowd trouble that resulted in a league match against Malmo being abandoned after a firework landed next to a visiting player warming up on the sidelines and he responded angrily.

  • Portland Timbers' Lucas Melano (26) and New England Revolution's Gershon Koffie (7) vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Revolution ties with Timber 1-1 on late own goal

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Portland’s own goal in the 89th minute gave the New England Revolution a 1-1 draw with the Timbers on Wednesday night.

  • Portland Timbers' Lucas Melano (26) and New England Revolution's Gershon Koffie (7) vie for control of the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer game Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Revolution ties with Timber 1-1 on late own goal

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Portland’s own goal in the 89th minute gave the New England Revolution a 1-1 draw with the Timbers on Wednesday night.

  • Argentina's Tigre soccer club directive Ezequiel Rocino, shows the place in his arm where he had a biochip implanted for testing, at Tigre stadium, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Tigre launched a new identification system consisting in a biochip implanted under the skin. The club called this innovative idea, the Passion Ticket. According to Tigre’s officials, they will become, after passing the testing stage, the first club in the world to let the fans into the stadium using a tech gadget inside their bodies. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Soccer-crazy Argentina club offers fans an implantable chip

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Fans in soccer-mad Argentina often chant: “I carry you inside me!” when talking about their favorite club. It might soon be more than just a slogan.