Southampton signs Chinese firm as shirt sponsor

Soccer 05/13/19, 09:53

Premier League club Southampton says it has signed a Chinese company which has yet to launch as its new shirt sponsor.Southampton says in a statement that LD Sports is a "sports content, marketing and entertainment platform, which is launching this summer for the Chinese market."The value of the three-year deal ...

Brighton fires manager Hughton after slump in Premier League

Sports 05/13/19, 04:22

Brighton has fired manager Chris Hughton after barely avoiding relegation from the Premier League.Brighton owner Tony Bloom says in a statement it is "one of the most difficult decisions I have had to make ... but ultimately one I have made due to how we struggled in the second half ...

Man City prolongs Liverpool drought by retaining EPL title

Soccer 05/12/19, 16:37

Earning 97 points is almost always enough to win the Premier League. Not for Liverpool, which had the misfortune of running up against a Manchester City team setting new standards of excellence.Only for 21 minutes during Sunday's season finale was the title in Liverpool's hands.But by completing the season with ...

Key moments as City beats Liverpool to Premier League title

Soccer 05/12/19, 14:15

Manchester City came out on top in one of English soccer's most thrilling and high-quality title races, retaining the Premier League trophy for the first time after finishing a point clear of Liverpool on Sunday.Here's a look at the key moments in their gripping duel:PRESEASON SIGNINGSManchester City's Vincent Kompany lifts ...

Huddersfield avoids most losses in Premier League season

Sports 05/12/19, 13:45

Relegated Huddersfield avoided tying the record for most losses in a Premier League season by coming from behind to draw 1-1 at Southampton on the final day of the campaign on Sunday.Nathan Redmond's thunderous first-half strike left the last-place Terriers in danger of a 29th top-flight defeat to cap a ...

Watford’s FA Cup final preparations hit by loss to West Ham

Soccer 05/12/19, 13:42

Watford's preparations for next weekend's FA Cup final against Manchester City were hit by a 4-1 loss to West Ham on the final day of the Premier League season on Sunday.Aside from the psychological damage inflicted by a big loss, Watford also had left back Jose Holebas sent off — ...

Arsenal can’t catch Spurs, Aubameyang shares Golden Boot

Soccer 05/12/19, 11:34

Arsenal couldn't overtake London rival Tottenham but had the consolation of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang sharing the Premier League Golden Boot after scoring twice in the Gunners' 3-1 victory over Burnley on Sunday. Three days after netting a hat trick against Valencia to send Arsenal through to the Europa League final against Chelsea, ...

The wait goes on: Elusive league title evades Liverpool

Soccer 05/12/19, 11:31

For about 20 minutes on an afternoon of extraordinary highs, lows, twists and turns at Anfield, Liverpool thought the wait could finally be ending.Liverpool was leading Wolverhampton Wanderers; Manchester City was drawing, briefly losing, and then only drawing again at Brighton.The Reds were top of the "as it stands" Premier ...

Man City retains Premier League title on final day of season

Sports 05/12/19, 11:04

Manchester City retained the Premier League trophy after coming from behind to beat Brighton 4-1 and see off Liverpool's relentless challenge on the final day of the season on Sunday.The quality and intensity of the title race was emphasized by City requiring a 14th successive league victory to finish a ...

Man United ends mediocre season with home loss to Cardiff

Soccer 05/12/19, 11:01

Manchester United ended yet another Premier League season in disappointing fashion, losing 2-0 at home to already relegated Cardiff on Sunday.While bitter rivals Liverpool and Manchester City fought for the title down to the wire, United slumped to its first league loss to Cardiff since 1960 in front of many ...

Liverpool beats Wolves, misses out on Premier League title

Soccer 05/12/19, 10:56

The wait goes into a third decade for Liverpool.Despite a 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers, Liverpool missed out on becoming English champion for the first time since 1990 because title rival Manchester City beat Brighton 4-1 on an afternoon of fluctuating emotions on Sunday.The Reds finished on 97 points — ...

Pakistan falls short as England wins 2nd ODI by 12 runs

Sports 05/11/19, 14:49

Pakistan's run chase faltered in the last over as England clinched a 12-run victory in the second cricket one-day international on Saturday.England's heavyweight hitter Jos Buttler reached his eighth ODI century in just 50 balls and finished on 110 not out after Pakistan chose to bowl.Buttler and captain Eoin Morgan ...

Man U midfielder Herrera confirms leaving club

Soccer 05/11/19, 05:19

Midfielder Ander Herrera confirmed he's leaving Manchester United after its season ends this weekend.Herrera's contract ends this season after five years at United, and he posted a goodbye on the club's Twitter account on Saturday.He was signed from Athletic Bilbao in the 2014 offseason, and helped United win the FA ...

Women’s World Cup Group D team capsules

Soccer 05/10/19, 16:24

The teams playing in the 2019 Women's World Cup in France, with ranking, qualification, appearances, coach, players to watch, facts to know and the state of women's soccer in each nation: ___ Group D FILE - In this June 5, 2016, file photo, Japan defender Rumi Utsugi dribbles upfield during the first half ...

Guardiola: City will get ‘destroyed’ if it throws away title

Soccer 05/10/19, 09:37

To Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, surrendering the English Premier League title on the final day of the season would not detract from his team's brilliant year.After all, Guardiola said on Friday, City was still on course to win every trophy possible with just a few weeks left in the ...

Salah set to return for title-chasing Liverpool’s final game

Soccer 05/10/19, 04:55

Mohamed Salah is set to return for Liverpool's last Premier League game as the team looks to win the English top-flight title for the first time since 1990.The Egypt forward was concussed in Liverpool's 3-2 win over Newcastle in the league last weekend, and missed the 4-0 win over Barcelona ...

Phelan staying as Man United’s assistant under Solskjaer

Sports 05/10/19, 04:23

Mike Phelan is staying as the assistant to Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being hired on a permanent basis.United says Phelan has signed a three-year deal.Phelan was a long-time assistant under Alex Ferguson at United. When Solskjaer joined as interim manager in December, he brought in Phelan to ...

Arsenal into Europa League final; Chelsea, Frankfurt to ET

Sports 05/09/19, 15:56

Arsenal qualified for the Europa League final by beating Valencia 4-2 thanks to a hat trick from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Thursday, completing a 7-3 win on aggregate.The other semifinal between Chelsea and Eintracht Frankfurt headed for extra time at Stamford Bridge following a 1-1 draw after 90 minutes. It was ...

Scientists liken Anglo-Saxon burial site to King Tut’s tomb

Science 05/09/19, 11:17

Archaeologists say an underground chamber discovered accidentally by road workers may be the site of the earliest Christian royal burial in Britain.The chamber was uncovered between a road and a railway line in the village of Prittlewell in 2003. It turned out to be a 1,400-year-old burial site containing items ...

Ban it like Beckham: Phone costs soccer star right to drive

Sports 05/09/19, 09:30

David Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using a mobile phone while behind the wheel of his Bentley.A prosecutor said a member of the public spotted the former Manchester United and England soccer star holding a phone while driving through central London on Nov. 21.Beckham's lawyer, ...

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