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D.C. United's Luis Silva, center, celebrates with teammates after he scored the winning goal during an MLS soccer match against Orlando City, Friday, April 3, 2015 in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Stephen M. Dowell) MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Luis Silva’s return gives D.C. United a needed offensive spark

Given just 14 minutes to make an impact in his return to the field Friday, Silva didn’t disappoint. The attacking midfielder stepped up with a stoppage-time free kick that got past the wall and goalkeeper Donovan Ricketts.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring 2-2 during a Champions League soccer match round of 16 second leg, between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Real Madrid loses 4-3 to Schalke but advances in Champions

- Associated Press

Cristiano Ronaldo rescued Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday with two goals in a pulsating 4-3 defeat to Schalke that saw the holders squeeze through to the quarterfinals with a 5-4 victory on aggregate.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring 2-2 during a Champions League soccer match round of 16 second leg, between Real Madrid and Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Real Madrid advances despite 4-3 loss to Schalke

- Associated Press

Iker Castillas made a pair of diving saves in the final minutes, and Real Madrid advanced to the Champions League quarterfinals despite a wild 4-3 loss to Schalke on Tuesday night that left them with a 5-4 aggregate win in the home-and-home series.

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FILE - In this Friday, July 12, 2013 file photo, Jim Boyce, chairman of the FIFA tournament organizing committee speaks during a news conference in Istanbul. Boyce's power as FIFA vice president will end on Friday May 29, 2015, when the British vice presidency and the $200,000 annual pay goes to former Manchester United chief executive David Gill. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

Life on the inside of FIFA being treated like a criminal

- Associated Press

Within weeks of becoming a FIFA vice president, Jim Boyce was on a plane when he grasped the low regard in which soccer's leaders are held and the constant suspicion that they are corrupt.

FC United merchandise on sale inside the ground at Broadhurst Park in Manchester, England, Saturday, May 16, 2015. After a decade on the road, FC United of Manchester finally has somewhere to call home. FC United is a breakaway team set up in 2005 by a group of disaffected Manchester United supporters in protest at the 790-million pound (then $1.47-billion) takeover of their club by the Glazer family. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

Rebel soccer club on the rise in Manchester

- Associated Press

It's 90 minutes before kickoff and the stadium's concourse is filling up with excited United fans clutching their match tickets and wearing red-and-white scarves and jerseys.

New members of FIFA's scandal-hit executive committee

- Associated Press

The FIFA executive committee might have the worst reputation of any international sports body. Still, many candidates want to sit at soccer's high table, known as the ExCo.

Dnipro chasing a dream in Europa League final

- Associated Press

Against the backdrop of a conflict tearing its country apart, Ukrainian club Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk is aiming for success in the Europa League final.

FIFA challenger says he was offered Blatter's financial info

- Associated Press

Prince Ali bin al-Hussein's FIFA election team says it rejected a potentially illegal offer to help him oust President Sepp Blatter in Friday's election and informed law enforcement agencies about the approach.