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Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Apr. 19, 2021 18:04 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The deceptions, distrust and divisions in European soccer erupted in public on Monday between teams and even within the clubs breaking away to form a Super League that could leave them and their players outcasts in the global game. ...

Mourinho fired by Tottenham 6 days before cup final

Apr. 19, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

If the ending came earlier than usual for Jose Mourinho, the manner of it was all too familiar. Dressing-room apathy and growing disillusionment at his tactics cost Mourinho his latest job in the English Premier League, with Tottenham firing the Portuguese coach on Monday...

Johnson scraps Delhi trip; UK puts India on virus 'red list'

Apr. 19, 2021 11:19 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has called off a trip to New Delhi amid surging coronavirus cases in India, as the U.K. imposed a travel ban on most visitors from the vast Asian nation. The British and Indian governments said Monday that “in the...

Review: New collection of columns by the late Jenny Diski

Apr. 19, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

“Why Didn’t You Just Do What You Were Told?” by Jenny Diski (Bloomsbury Publishing) A lot of criticism doesn’t age well because it’s tied to ephemeral moments in our cultural life. Jenny Diski’s is likely to stand the test of time because it offers readers a...

UN experts slam UK report for repackaging 'racist tropes'

Apr. 19, 2021 08:10 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A body of experts that advises the United Nations on human rights concerns has slammed a widely criticized British government-backed report that concluded there was no systemic racism in the country. The U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African...

European soccer split as 12 clubs launch breakaway league

Apr. 18, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of...

Russia expels Czech diplomats, says Prague took hostile step

Apr. 18, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia on Sunday ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave the country within a day in response to the Czech government's expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats it identified as spies for a military intelligence agency that Prague claims was involved in a 2014 ammunition depot explosion....

The queen says goodbye to Philip, continues her reign alone

Apr. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — Sitting by herself at the funeral of Prince Philip on Saturday, Queen Elizabeth cut a regal but solitary figure: still the monarch, but now alone. The queen sat apart from family members at the simple but somber ceremony at Windsor Castle, in...

AP PHOTOS: Reflections on a royal funeral amid a pandemic

Apr. 17, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

WINDSOR, England (AP) — As military bands played and a procession of royals escorted his coffin to the church, Prince Philip was laid to rest Saturday in a funeral ceremony that honored his lifetime of service to the U.K., the crown and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II. ...

Chelsea ends Man City's quadruple bid, reaches FA Cup final

Apr. 17, 2021 15:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's quadruple dream has been extinguished by Chelsea. Even more concerning could be the injury to Kevin De Bruyne for the ongoing pursuit of a treble. Chelsea will be back at Wembley Stadium next month for the FA Cup final after a 1-0 victory...