UEFA Champions League

FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 file photo, Liverpool owner John Henry and his wife Linda Pizzuti arrive ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield Stadium, Liverpool, England. John Henry is preparing for his first Champions League final as Liverpool owner. The game on Saturday May 24, 2018 against Real Madrid comes eight years after Henry led a takeover by the Boston Red Sox ownership group of a club on the brink of financial collapse. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)
May 24, 2018 - 10:57 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Preparing for the pride and angst of watching Liverpool contest the biggest game in club football, John Henry is ready to take stock of the often-fraught, eight-year journey as owner. The perilous plight of the club he inherited: The early mistakes as the Boston Red Sox...
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FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2017 file photo, Liverpool fans at the Kop sing "You'll Never Walk Alone" during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield, Liverpool, England. The famous tune will be sung Saturday by 16,000-plus Liverpool fans at Olympic Stadium in Kiev, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
May 24, 2018 - 9:58 am
"You'll Never Walk Alone" will be a hit this weekend from Broadway to Kiev. Written by Rodgers and Hammerstein for the 1945 show "Carousel," the ballad was adopted by Liverpool fans after a 1963 cover version by Gerry and the Pacemakers became a No. 1 single in Britain. A full-throated sing-a-long...
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FILE - In this Saturday, May 19, 2018 file photo, PSG head coach Unai Emery claps, during the League One soccer match between Caen and Paris Saint-Germain at the Michel d'Ornano stadium in Caen, western France. The last time Arsenal unveiled a new manager, social media didn’t exist. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018 the north London club announced the appointment of Unai Emery on Twitter. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
May 23, 2018 - 1:08 pm
LONDON (AP) — Unai Emery is the biggest change to come to Arsenal in 22 years, but the club's new head coach wants things to look very much the same when the Gunners are playing. The 46-year-old Spaniard became the Premier League club's first managerial hire since 1996 when the club ended weeks of...
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Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane walks along the pitch during a training session during the open media day at the team's Veldebebas training ground in Madrid, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Real Madrid will play the Champions League final match against Liverpool on Saturday 26. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 23, 2018 - 6:26 am
MADRID (AP) — Despite his successes as coach of Real Madrid, Zinedine Zidane doesn't see himself as a great tactician. Instead, he prides himself on being a manager of egos. Zidane, who will be trying to win his third straight Champions League title as Madrid coach on Saturday against Liverpool,...
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In this photo released by the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Brazil's soccer player Neymar takes physical and medical tests at the Granja Comary training center ahead of the 2018 FIFA WCup, in Teresopolis, Brazil, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. (Lucas Figueiredo/CBF via AP)
May 22, 2018 - 3:39 pm
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's goalkeeping coaches have no hesitation in anointing Alisson as the team's No. 1 for the World Cup, and are even comparing him to Germany's Manuel Neuer. Goalkeeping coach Claudio Taffarel, who played three World Cups for Brazil and won the trophy in 1994, said...
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May 22, 2018 - 11:50 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Gazprom is a major Champions League sponsor but don't expect to see its logo on the streets of Kiev. Ahead of the final on Saturday, the presence of Russia's state gas company angered some Ukrainians, so the logos were hurriedly removed from a UEFA-branded "Champions Festival"...
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FILE - In this Monday, Oct. 23, 2017 file photo, Portuguese soccer player Christiano Ronaldo, second from right, and son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr., right, sit beside Argentinian soccer player Lionel Messi, left, and wife Antonella during the The Best FIFA 2017 Awards at the Palladium Theatre in London. Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi put up impressive numbers, in life and on the field, going into a fourth World Cup for each. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament left both still lacking the game's most coveted prize. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)
May 22, 2018 - 7:33 am
GENEVA (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have put up impressive numbers — in life and on the field — going into a fourth World Cup. So much has happened for football's standout stars since the 2014 tournament, when both left Brazil still lacking the game's most coveted prize. Yes, each has...
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FILE - In a Saturday, March 10, 2018 file photo, Liverpool's Dejan Lovren, left, and Manchester United's Romelu Lukaku battle for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, England. That Lovren will finish the season as the man entrusted with marking Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League final against Real Madrid on Saturday is testament to own determination and the continued faith shown in him by Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
May 21, 2018 - 12:49 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — There were times this season when it felt like Dejan Lovren's days at Liverpool were numbered. Like when the defender was substituted 31 minutes into a humiliating 4-1 loss at Tottenham in the English Premier League in October, having been at fault for the opening two...
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Belgium's head coach Roberto Martinez presents his squad for the 2018 Russia World Cup soccer during a media conference at the Belgian Football Center in Tubize, Belgium, on Monday, May 21, 2018. The 21st World Cup begins on Thursday, June 14, 2018, when host Russia takes on Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)
May 21, 2018 - 7:43 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium left midfielder Radja Nainggolan out of its World Cup squad on Monday despite a standout season with Champions League semifinalist Roma. Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has long had a difficult relationship with the stormy midfielder but said he left him out purely for...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte stands during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Chelsea produced a lackluster Premier League title defense this season and the last thing the London club wants is to sign off its campaign with a second consecutive FA Cup final defeat. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)
May 18, 2018 - 6:56 am
There are cup finals in England and Germany, while the final rounds are played in the leagues in France, Italy and Spain where the titles have already been settled. What to watch in the leading soccer competitions in Europe this weekend: ENGLAND Even if Chelsea beats Manchester United in the FA Cup...
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