No Madrid, no Ronaldo: Fresh feel for Champions League semis

Soccer 04/28/19, 18:10

There's a fresh feel to the lineup for the Champions League semifinals this season, even if it contains some of the most storied teams and recognized players in Europe.This time there's no Real Madrid, the three-time defending champion and Europe's dominant team of this generation.There's no Cristiano Ronaldo, the superstar ...

Technology helps Man City’s push for Premier League title

Soccer 04/28/19, 14:48

Cruelly denied by VAR in its agonizing Champions League exit, Manchester City relied on technology to keep its Premier League title charge on course on Sunday.City scraped past Burnley 1-0 thanks to a scruffy strike by Sergio Aguero that needed the confirmation of goal-line technology.The distance over the line? Less ...

United keeper De Gea gifts Chelsea equalizer in 1-1 draw

Soccer 04/28/19, 12:53

David De Gea made his latest mistake to cost Manchester United more points in its 1-1 draw against Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.The United goalkeeper has come under pressure in recent weeks and did little to answer his critics when he gifted Chelsea the equalizer just before halftime. ...

Man City beats Burnley 1-0, back on top of Premier League

Soccer 04/28/19, 10:14

Manchester City needed a helping hand from goal-line technology to secure a nervy 1-0 win over Burnley and stay in control of the Premier League title race on Sunday.Sergio Aguero's slightly scuffed shot after a goalmouth scramble in the 63rd minute was saved by Burnley goalkeeper Tom Heaton, but the ...

Arsenal wins Women’s Super League in England

Sports 04/28/19, 09:52

Arsenal Women became English champion for the first time since 2012 on Sunday.The team beat Brighton 4-0 in front of a record crowd of 5,265 fans at the Amex Stadium to clinch the Women's Super League title.It was Arsenal's 15th top-flight title, and third in the WSL era that started ...

Norwich promoted to EPL after 3-year absence

Soccer 04/27/19, 15:45

Norwich is returning to the English Premier League after a three-year absence, and Sheffield United is likely to be promoted, too.Norwich, from eastern England, clinched one of the two automatic promotion places from the second-tier League Championship by beating Blackburn 2-1 on Saturday.Norwich's return to the world's richest soccer league ...

Southampton secures EPL safety with 3-3 draw v Bournemouth

Soccer 04/27/19, 11:45

Southampton secured its Premier League safety on Saturday with a 3-3 draw at home to south-coast rival Bournemouth.With third-to-last Cardiff losing 1-0 at Fulham, Southampton is seven points clear of the relegation zone with two games to play and guaranteed to have an eighth straight season in England's lucrative top ...

Jota leads Wolves to 2-1 win in revenge mission at Watford

Soccer 04/27/19, 11:31

Diogo Jota led Wolverhampton Wanderers to a 2-1 victory in its revenge mission against Watford to take charge of the race for seventh in the English Premier League on Saturday.The Portuguese forward set up Raul Jimenez for the opening goal in the 41st minute, and clinched victory with a 77th-minute ...

‘Stress and fatigue’ hits Spurs at crucial stage of season

Sports 04/27/19, 11:21

Tottenham's thin and stretched squad might be close to breaking point at the most crucial stage of its season.Three days before making its first appearance in the Champions League semifinals, Tottenham produced a lethargic display in losing to West Ham 1-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday for a ...

Salah, Mane score 2 each, Liverpool beats Huddersfield 5-0

Soccer 04/26/19, 16:08

Beating Manchester City to the title might not be the only thing occupying the minds of Liverpool forwards Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane heading into the final two weeks of the Premier League season.Both players scored twice in Liverpool's 5-0 win over already-relegated Huddersfield that lifted the team back into ...

Interview: Blair on racism, human rights at sports events

Sports 04/26/19, 15:02

After leading Britain for a decade, believing society was becoming more tolerant, Tony Blair cannot comprehend how the national sport is being blighted by racism."I've been noticing and reading and hearing about it coming back in to football," the former British prime minister said in an interview with The Associated ...

Firmino an injury worry for Liverpool ahead of Barcelona

Soccer 04/26/19, 13:53

Liverpool has an injury worry over Roberto Firmino ahead of its Champions League semifinal match against Barcelona.The Brazil striker sustained a muscle injury in training on Thursday and was ruled out of the Premier League game against Huddersfield on Friday.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said Firmino's injury was "not a big ...

What to watch in Europe’s leading soccer countries

Sports 04/25/19, 11:43

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:SPAINBarcelona can clinch its 26th Spanish league title on Saturday. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Manchester City at Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester, ...

Back from Time: Salah OK for Liverpool after New York trip

Sports 04/25/19, 09:23

Named one of the world's most influential people by Time magazine, Mohamed Salah broke away from Liverpool's preparations for a crucial Premier League match to attend a gala in New York this week.Juergen Klopp was happy that his star player made the trip."In the world at the moment, it's very ...

Life after David Silva not such a harrowing prospect at City

Soccer 04/25/19, 07:27

David Silva's place in the pantheon of great Manchester City players is secure. For many, "Merlin" — as he is nicknamed by his teammates because of midfield wizardry — might be right at the top.Yet there have been signs this season that, at age 33 and after nine years at ...

Steyn’s Cricket World Cup at risk by more shoulder problems

Sports 04/25/19, 05:12

Dale Steyn is leaving the Indian Premier League and returning home to South Africa for treatment after experiencing more problems with his right shoulder just a month before the Cricket World Cup.Cricket South Africa says Steyn will be assessed by a specialist after a "flare-up." The fast bowler broke the ...

Man City 3 wins from retaining Premier League title

Soccer 04/24/19, 16:45

As an excitable Pep Guardiola congratulated his players one by one in the center of the field, a chant of "Champions" rang out from the Manchester City fans in one corner of an otherwise-deserted Old Trafford.Three more victories and City will indeed be a Premier League winner once again.A 2-0 ...

Arsenal’s away woes continue in 3-1 loss to Wolves

Soccer 04/24/19, 16:04

Wolverhampton Wanderers handed Arsenal another away loss in the Premier League on Wednesday, beating the Gunners 3-1 to deal a big blow to the visitors' hopes of a top-four finish.Wolves took advantage of several defensive mistakes to score three first-half goals through Ruben Neves, Matt Doherty and Diogo Jota and ...

City beats United 2-0, back on top of Premier League

Soccer 04/24/19, 15:58

Manchester City kept the destination of the Premier League title in its own hands by beating Manchester United 2-0 on Wednesday to climb back above Liverpool with three games left this season.United slumped to a seventh loss in its last nine matches under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer thanks to strikes in ...

Hudson-Odoi to miss rest of season, Nations League finals

Soccer 04/24/19, 11:54

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi will miss the rest of the season and also the Nations League finals for England in June after undergoing surgery on a ruptured Achilles tendon.The 18-year-old Hudson-Odoi was hurt in Chelsea's 2-2 draw against Burnley in the Premier League on Monday. He has only recently become ...

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