• English soccer champion Manchester United PLC projected Wednesday that it will generate revenues over $650 million in the current financial year.

    Manchester United's Antonio Valencia left, celebrates with team-mate Robin Van Persie after scoring the fourth goal of the game for his side during the Champions League Group A soccer match against Bayer Leverkusen, at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Tuesday Sept 17, 2013.
    LAST UPDATE : Sep 19, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT
  • In this picture taken Sept. 14, 2013, Dortmund's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang cheers after scoring during the Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Hamburg SV in Dortmund, Germany.

    Borussia Dortmund's impressive display over the weekend earned it first place in The Associated Press global soccer poll on Tuesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 17, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT
  • United States' Landon Donovan, right, scores a goal as Mexico goalkeeper Jose de Jesus Corona watches during the second half of a World Cup qualifying soccer match Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio.

    Argentina has climbed to second place behind World Cup champion Spain in the monthly FIFA rankings, and the United States moved up six places to No. 13.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 12, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT
  • United States fans hold up scarves as they sing the national Anthem before the start of the qualifying soccer match against Mexico in a World Cup, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, in Columbus, Ohio.

    The U.S. ensured it will be Brazil-bound after Eddie Johnson and Landon Donovan scored second-half goals in the now traditional 2-0 home qualifying win over Mexico on Tuesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT
  • The Netherland's Robin Van Persie, center right, celebrates scoring the first goal against Andorra with teammates during the World Cup qualifier soccer match at the Communal stadium in Andorra la Vella, Andorra, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013.

    Italy and the Netherlands became the first European teams to qualify for next year's World Cup, and the United States, Costa Rica and Argentina also grabbed spots in the field.

    LAST UPDATE : Sep 11, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT
  • Los Angeles Galaxy forward Landon Donovan speaks at news conference Wednesday, Aug 28, 2013, in Carson, Calif. Donovan signed a multiyear contract extension with the Galaxy on Wednesday, keeping the high-scoring U.S. national team star with his MLS club.

    Landon Donovan signed a multiyear contract extension with the Los Angeles Galaxy, keeping the high-scoring U.S. national team star with his MLS club.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 28, 2013, 4:50 PM EDT
  • Shakhter's players celebrate their second goal against Celtic during their Champions League playoff first leg soccer match in Astana, Kazakhstan, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013.

    A soccer club from Kazakhstan has been warned that it could face disciplinary action if it continues its ritual slaughter of sheep before matches.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 28, 2013, 10:38 AM EDT
  • A picture taken at the French national anti-doping laboratory, on June 23 2008 in Chatenay-Malabry, outside Paris, shows a technician removing urine samples to be tested for EPO.

    The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Tuesday it is withdrawing the lab's accreditation, less than 10 months before it is due to analyze players' samples for FIFA during the World Cup in Brazil.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 27, 2013, 2:22 PM EDT
  • Atletico de Madrid's Tiago Mendes from Portugal, centre, celebrates his goal during a Spanish La Liga soccer match against Rayo Vallecano at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013.

    Fraizer Campbell's two goals in Cardiff's stunning 3-2 win over Manchester City earned him the top spot in the player rankings Tuesday.

    LAST UPDATE : Aug 27, 2013, 2:28 PM EDT