• FC Barcelona's Neymar leaves the national court after testifying at an investigation into alleged irregularities regarding his transfer to Barcelona, in Madrid, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016.  The court is looking into a complaint made by a Brazilian investment group which claims it was financially harmed when Barcelona and Neymar allegedly withheld the real amount of the player's transfer fee from Brazilian club Santos in 2013. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Brazilian company tells Neymar to come clean over transfer

    MADRID (AP) — The Brazilian company that says it hasn’t been properly compensated for Neymar’s transfer to Barcelona wants him to come clean and put an end to his judicial problems in Spain and Brazil.

  • Leicester’s Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring against Liverpool during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Liverpool at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Leicester’s charge relegates Chelsea-Man United to sideshow

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It sums up the erratic nature of this season’s Premier League that a match between Chelsea and Manchester United has been relegated to a mere sideshow just as the title race is getting interesting.

  • Belgium remains on top of FIFA rankings

    ZURICH (AP) — Belgium has kept the No. 1 spot in the FIFA rankings among an unchanged top 18 for February.

  • Fearing strike, US Soccer Federation sues women’s team union

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Soccer Federation sued the union of its world championship women’s soccer team on Wednesday, saying it fears players may attempt to strike ahead of this year’s Olympics.

  • PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic, left, and Lorientss Didier Ndong challenge for the ball during a French League One soccer Match, Paris Saint Germain against Lorient at Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    PSG sets French league record with 33rd game unbeaten

    PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored again as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lorient 3-1 to set a new French league record of 33 consecutive games unbeaten on Wednesday.

  • Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain celebrates after scoring during a Serie A soccer match between Lazio and Napoli at Rome's Olympic stadium, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

    Napoli and Juve win again to continue push for Serie A title

    MILAN (AP) — Napoli and Juventus extended their club record winning streaks to maintain their Serie A title challenges on Wednesday, while Hellas Verona finally recorded its first victory of the season.

  • Everton's Ross Barkley, second left, celebrates with teammates after scoring his first penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Newcastle at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Wednesday Feb. 3,  2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Everton beats Newcastle 3-0 after 2 penalties from Barkley

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Ross Barkley converted two late penalties to complete Everton’s 3-0 win over relegation-threatened Newcastle in the English Premier League on Wednesday.

  • In this July 24, 2013, file photo, United States Stuart Holden (11) attempts a shot on goal during the second half of the Gold Cup semifinals against Honduras at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Holden, unable to recover from a knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years, announced his retirement from professional soccer on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade, File)

    American midfielder Stuart Holden retires from soccer at 30

    CHICAGO (AP) — American midfielder Stuart Holden is retiring from soccer, unable to recover from knee injuries that have sidelined him for most of the past four years.

  • FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez reacts after scoring against Valencia during a semifinal, first leg, Copa del Rey soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

    Barcelona routs Valencia 7-0 in Copa del Rey semifinals

    MADRID (AP) — Luis Suarez scored four goals and Lionel Messi a hat trick as Barcelona defeated 10-man Valencia 7-0 on Wednesday to move into position to reach the Copa del Rey final for the third straight season.

  • Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic reacts after he failed to score  during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at the Vicarage Road stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea held to 0-0 draw by Watford in Premier League

    WATFORD, England (AP) — Chelsea failed to turn sustained late pressure into a goal in a 0-0 draw at Watford in the English Premier League on Wednesday.