Surprise striker stars in PSG’s 4-0 win but still no Neymar
PARIS (AP) — After being involved in one of the most comical moments in European football last season, striker Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting distinguished himself with a fine goal and scored a second...
Fans call for Neymar’s departure as PSG beats Nimes 3-0
PARIS (AP) — Fans expressed their anger at Neymar with chants and banners demanding his departure as Paris Saint-Germain started the defense of its French league title with a 3-0 win over Nimes on...
FRENCH LEAGUE 2019-20: PSG set to dominate once again
PARIS (AP) — After winning its sixth French championship in seven years last season, Paris Saint-Germain is expected to continue its dominance in what at times can look like a one-team...
SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — Uruguay is counting on eight players who have already won Copa América to show their experience and beat Peru in the quarterfinals on Saturday and remain on course for its...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The lively rivalry between Chile and Uruguay will have a new chapter on Monday as the two teams fight for top spot in Copa America's Group C.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Uruguay, Chile and Colombia impressed at the start of the Copa America, eclipsing hosts Brazil and embattled Argentina early in the South American tournament.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez has relied heavily on experience in his 23-man squad for the Copa America, including Barcelona star Luis Suarez, who is recovering from an...
PSG coach: Signing Griezmann is “not realistic”
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel says signing Antoine Griezmann is not a "realistic" goal as the French champion is looking to bolster its defense.
Neymar returns as PSG celebrates title with 3-1 home win
Neymar returned from injury and the prolific Kylian Mbappe reached the 30-goal mark as Paris Saint-Germain celebrated retaining the league title earlier on Sunday with a 3-1 home win against...
PSG looks to win French league title with depleted squad
After running away at the top of the standings all season, Paris Saint-Germain has found it hard to wrap up its eighth French league title.
PARIS (AP) — A rare goal from Marco Verratti combined with strikes from Kylian Mbappe and Daniel Alves helped Paris Saint-Germain advance to the French Cup final for the fifth consecutive year...
PSG without Cavani, Draxler, Neymar against Marseille
PARIS (AP) — Runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain will be without striker Edinson Cavani and winger Julian Draxler against bitter rival Marseille on Sunday, a clash between France's two biggest...
PARIS (AP) — Lille strengthened its chances of qualifying automatically for next season's Champions League, moving seven points clear of third-placed Lyon with a 1-0 win at Saint-Etienne in the...
CAEN, France (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe rescued a 2-1 win at Caen for the runaway French league leader to avoid embarrassment on Saturday before Manchester United's Champions...
Mbappe scores again as runaway leader PSG beats Nimes 3-0
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored twice to take his league-leading tally to 22 goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nimes 3-0 on Saturday to move 17 points clear at the top.
Mbappe scores 20th league goal as PSG routs Montpellier 5-1
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe scored his league-leading 20th goal of the season as Paris Saint-Germain beat Montpellier 5-1 on Wednesday to move 15 points clear, having played one game less than...
Mbappe scores superb goal as PSG wins 1-0 at Saint-Etienne
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe displayed his match-winning abilities once again Sunday, scoring off balance with a superb volley as Paris Saint-Germain beat Saint-Etienne 1-0 to move 12 points clear at the top of the French league.
Latching onto a clever lobbed pass from veteran Dani Alves over the defense, Mbappe was at full stretch yet still hooked a powerful shot into the top left corner while sliding forward to meet the ball in the 73rd minute.
Champions League: PSG inflicts Solskjaer’s 1st United loss
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When the reality check came for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, it wasn't even handed out by a full-strength Paris Saint-Germain.
A 2-0 victory in the Champions League — consigning Solskjaer to the first loss 12 games under his caretaker command — was produced by PSG on Tuesday without two of the French club's fearsome forwards.
PSG fans have cause to worry ahead of Manchester United game
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fans were no doubt brimming with confidence about facing Manchester United when the Champions League draw was made nearly two months ago.
Neymar, Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe were scoring with ease, Marco Verratti was pulling the strings in midfield, and the club had secured impressive back-to-back wins against Liverpool and Red Star Belgrade to qualify for the last 16 at Napoli's expense.
PSG missing Cavani for Champions League 1st leg v Man United
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani will miss the Champions League match against Manchester United on Tuesday after damaging a tendon in his right hip.
Cavani sustained the injury scoring a penalty late in the first half of PSG's 1-0 win against Bordeaux on Saturday. He limped off the field before the halftime whistle.
PSG facing injury crisis ahead of Man United match
PARIS (AP) — Facing a rampant Manchester United side in the Champions League was already a tough enough prospect for Paris Saint-Germain.
Tuesday night's match in chilly northwest England now looks a daunting one amid an ongoing injury crisis.
PSG will be without the world's most expensive player Neymar and possibly 192-goal, all-time club leading scorer Edinson Cavani against a revitalized United side unbeaten under its new coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
PSG taken to extra time in French Cup by third-tier side
PARIS (AP) — A week before facing Manchester United in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain needed extra time to see off a struggling third-tier side in the French Cup.
PSG beat lowly Villefranche-Beaujolais 3-0 to reach the quarterfinals of the competition it has won for the past four seasons. Germany winger Julian Draxler netted in the 102nd minute after being set up by striker Edinson Cavani.
Lille beats Nice 4-0 to maintain push for second in Ligue 1
LILLE, France (AP) — Lille maintained its push for second place and an automatic Champions League spot next season with a 4-0 home win against Nice on Friday.
Lille's slick forward line overwhelmed Nice's defense, as Nicolas Pepe took his tally to 16 league goals and 19-year-old Portuguese striker Rafael Leao continued his fine form with the opening goal.
PSG coach Tuchel has to re-think plans with Neymar injured
PARIS (AP) — Neymar's latest foot injury comes at a particularly inconvenient time for Paris Saint-Germain, with its biggest game of the season fast approaching.
PSG travels to face Manchester United on Feb. 12 without the Brazil forward, who faces about 10 weeks out. With Neymar so influential to the way PSG plays, it means coach Thomas Tuchel must have a tactical re-think. He has three matches in which to do so, two in the league and another in the French Cup.
PSG beats Strasbourg 2-0 but star Neymar limps off injured
PARIS (AP) — French Cup holder Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 against Strasbourg on Wednesday to reach the last 16, but lost Neymar to what appeared to be a right foot injury.
Neymar, who sustained a groin injury two months ago playing for Brazil and also broke his right foot nearly one year ago with PSG, looked visibly upset as he limped off after 60 minutes of the game at Parc des Princes.
PSG won the game with an early goal from Edinson Cavani and a late one from Angel Di Maria.
Cavani and Mbappe score 3 each as PSG routs Guingamp 9-0
PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe scored hat tricks as league leader Paris Saint-Germain crushed bottom club Guingamp 9-0 on Saturday.
Neymar netted twice while Thomas Meunier was also on target as PSG avenged Guingamp's League Cup quarterfinal win earlier this month .
Mbappe scores 14th of Ligue 1 in PSG’s 3-0 win at Amiens
PARIS (AP) — Kylian Mbappe struck his French league-leading 14th goal as Paris Saint-Germain won at Amiens 3-0 on Saturday.
The 20-year-old Mbappe has 14 goals in only 13 games, compared to 13 in 27 matches last season for PSG. France's World Cup star is well on course to eclipse his best tally of 15 in 2017, when he was a rising star of world soccer and won the title with Monaco.
League Cup holder PSG scrapes through to quarterfinals
PARIS (AP) — French League Cup holder Paris Saint-Germain scraped through to the quarterfinals of the competition with a late goal in a 2-1 win at second division Orleans on Tuesday.
Four minutes after coming off the bench, midfielder Moussa Diaby dribbled his way through the penalty area to score an 81st-minute winner.
French scoring race produces a couple of surprise candidates
PARIS (AP) — The race to finish as the French league's top scorer was expected to be a three-way contest between Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
But while that trio is scoring regularly as expected, a couple of unheralded players are keeping pace.
PSG beats Red Star to reach Champions League knockout stage
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani struck again as Paris Saint-Germain advanced to the round of 16 of the Champions League with a 4-1 win at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday.
Cavani and Neymar were both assisted by their 19-year-old teammate, with Mbappe putting on an excellent display of speed, strength and dribbling throughout the game. The France striker sealed PSG's win with a goal in added time.
In lopsided French league, PSG wins without Neymar, Mbappe
PARIS (AP) — Even without stars Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain keeps winning in the French league.
PSG extended its victorious streak to 14 matches by beating Toulouse 1-0 on Saturday. At the other end of the table, Thierry Henry got his first win with Monaco as manager.
PSG routs Monaco 4-0 to win 13th straight league game
PARIS (AP) — Runaway French league leader Paris Saint-Germain won 4-0 at Monaco on Sunday to secure a 13th straight league win and move 13 points clear at the top.
Striker Edinson Cavani scored a hat trick as Monaco coach Thierry Henry watched helplessly from the sidelines as his team crumbled.
PSG concedes first goal but beats Reims 4-1; Lyon wins 3-0
PARIS (AP) — Conceding first was little setback for Paris Saint-Germain, which beat Reims 4-1 on Wednesday to record a seventh straight win and move eight points clear at the top of the French league.
Reims scored in the second minute, after PSG winger Julian Draxler carelessly lost possession and midfielder Xavier Chavalerin rounded off the visitors' move.
PSG prepares for Liverpool with Saint-Etienne thrashing
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's margin is so big that the reigning champions don't even need Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to thrash rival French teams.
PSG got ready for next week's Champions League opener at Liverpool with a 4-0 win over Saint-Etienne at the Parc des Princes on Friday, extending its perfect record to five league games.
Dijon on a hot streak in French league and level with PSG
PARIS (AP) — A small city best known for making mustard is now on a hot streak in the French league.
Dijon, in eastern France with about 150,000 inhabitants, is level at the top with defending champion Paris Saint-Germain.
Both have won the opening three games with an identical goal difference but the similarities end there.
Dijon started producing mustard in the 1850s and it's now a worldwide product. But the tiny soccer club was founded in 1998 and it has never won a trophy.
Neymar, Mbappe, Cavani guide PSG to 3rd straight league win
PARIS (AP) — Brazilian Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani scored as Paris Saint-Germain made it three wins from as many Ligue 1 games this season with a 3-1 victory against Angers on Saturday.
Cavani got the defending champions off to a good start after Neymar was given too much space by the Angers defense.
The Brazilian's pass was deflected in the 12th minute and Cavani had no trouble converting on his first league start of the season.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — It didn't work at either end of the field for Uruguay in the World Cup quarterfinals.
Most clearly, when goalkeeper Fernando Muslera allowed Antoine Griezmann's seemingly straightforward shot to bounce off his hands and into the net to put France ahead 2-0 on Friday.
"Fernando is a top goalkeeper. We all make mistakes. That's football," Uruguay captain Diego Godin said. "We have to move on."
Before that blunder at the back, Uruguay was struggling up front.
MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest at the World Cup (all times local):
Edinson Cavani is not in Uruguay's starting lineup for the World Cup quarterfinal against France in Nizhny Novgorod.
The striker, who scored two goals and then injured his left calf in the round of 16 win over Portugal last Saturday, hasn't fully recovered and is replaced by Cristhian Stuani.
That's the only change made by Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez from the 2-1 victory over Portugal.
SAMARA, Russia (AP) — Brazil captain Thiago Silva is hoping Neymar plays as well as some of his Paris Saint-Germain teammates have done in the knockout round of the World Cup.
Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored a pair of goals in France's 4-3 victory over Argentina, sending Lionel Messi out of the tournament. Edinson Cavani then scored both goals in Uruguay's 2-1 victory that eliminated Portugal and Cristiano Ronaldo.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Edinson Cavani upstaged Cristiano Ronaldo, first with his head and then with his right foot, and sent Uruguay to the World Cup quarterfinals.
Cavani scored twice and Ronaldo none Saturday to give Uruguay a 2-1 victory over Portugal.
MATCH MOMENTS: World Cup ends for Messi, Ronaldo
MOSCOW (AP) _ The two most recognizable names in global soccer were eliminated from the World Cup on Saturday. But the first day of knockout matches still had plenty of star power.
France's lightning teenager Kylian Mbappe and Uruguay's silky veteran Edinson Cavani each scored two goals as their teams knocked out Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, respectively.
NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (AP) — Uruguay waited for 12 long years before the national team could celebrate goals from Luis Suarez and Edinson Cavani in the same match at a World Cup.
For the first time in coach Oscar Tabarez's tenure, both forwards scored in the same game and they couldn't have chosen a better time: The convincing 3-0 defeat of host Russia secured Uruguay's status as group winner and as one of the most solid teams of the tournament's opening stage after taking a full nine points.
ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia (AP) — After a 5-0 World Cup defeat with a match against Uruguay still to come, optimism may be running low for some Saudi Arabia fans, but not for Ahmed Benawi.
The retired airline engineer is following the Green Falcons across Russia on his 1,800cc touring bike with three Saudi companions, known as the Travelers. They have contingency plans to stay on the road with the team through the quarterfinals.
PARIS (AP) — Neymar won the French League's Player of the Year award on Sunday, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain teammates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.
Marseille winger Florian Thauvin, the other nominee, finished fourth in Sunday's Ligue 1 awards ceremony in Paris.
"I would like to thank all of my teammates," Neymar said on beIN Sports television. "I'm honored and very happy with our season. I couldn't have won this trophy without my teammates."
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain can no longer reach 100 points after being held at Amiens to 2-2 on Friday.
The French champion led twice through league top scorer Edinson Cavani and midfielder Christopher Nkunku, but Amiens rallied with two goals from Senegal forward Moussa Konate.
PSG has 92 points with two games left and can beat its own league record of 96 set two years ago.
Amiens, which drew at deposed champion Monaco 0-0 last weekend, is in 12th place and guaranteed to stay up.
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain's season is drawing to a close, the coach is preparing to leave and tongues are starting to loosen up as senior players speak their minds.
Angel Di Maria is still angry at being left out of PSG's biggest game of the season, even though that was back in February. The Argentina winger also does not know if he will be staying, given the French champion is under pressure to sell players.
PARIS (AP) — Edinson Cavani rescued a lackluster Paris Saint-Germain team from its first home defeat with both goals in a 2-2 home draw with Guingamp on Sunday.
French champion PSG had won its previous 17 league games at Parc des Princes this season, but fell behind on the stroke of halftime and trailed 2-0 midway through the second half.
PARIS (AP) — Neymar is among the four nominees for the French league's Player of the Year award.
The Brazil striker was shortlisted Friday along with Paris Saint-Germain teammates Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. The other nominee is Marseille winger Florian Thauvin.
Neymar has scored 19 league goals in only 20 games, but has not played since cracking a metatarsal in his right foot against Marseille on Feb. 25. He had surgery in Brazil in March.
CAEN, France (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain remained on course to win another domestic treble as it won 3-1 at Caen on Wednesday to reach the final of the French Cup.
PSG clinched its fifth league title in six seasons on Sunday and has already won the League Cup.
It will face third-division Les Herbiers on May 8 in a bid to win its third treble in four seasons.
PSG dominated at Caen and Kylian Mbappe fired home Edinson Cavani's cross to give it a deserved lead in the 25th minute.
How PSG’s 5th league title in 6 seasons was a procession
PSG's league title win with five games to spare was a procession, one which started from the moment Monaco sold the spine of its title-winning side last summer.
While Monaco made a small fortune selling for 360 million euros ($440 million), PSG broke the world record by signing Neymar from Barcelona for 222 million euros ($260 million) and further weakened Monaco by signing its teen star Kylian Mbappe in a deal worth $180 million ($216 million).