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Britain's cycling team to lose top sponsor after Tokyo Games

Feb. 25, 2020 8:30 AM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The governing body of British cycling will lose its main sponsor after the Tokyo Olympics, potentially harming the long-term strength of the country's top-performing sport at recent games. HSBC has decided to exercise a break clause midway through an eight-year partnership with...

Chelsea Manager Frank Lampard celebrates his team winning their English Premier League soccer match against Tottenham Hotspur in London, England, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Vital win for Chelsea as VAR calls take center stage again

Feb. 22, 2020 4:15 PM EST

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard made all the rightcallsto mastermind another win overhis old coachJose Mourinho and strike a significant blow in the bunched race for Champions League qualification. Yet, it was a slew of contentious decisionsby video assistant referees which caused the biggest fuss in the English...

Tottenham Hotspur's Son Heung-min celebrates after the English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at Villa Park, Birmingham, England, Sunday Feb. 16, 2020. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

Spurs boost Champions League bid, Arsenal ends winless run

Feb. 16, 2020 5:27 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Jose Mourinho couldn't resist a little swipe at Manchester City following its European ban. Mourinho's current priority is securing Tottenham's own qualification for the Champions League but he also remembers missing out on the Premier League title to City while Manchester United manager....

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero reacts after Crystal Palace's Cenk Tosun scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

Feb. 15, 2020 6:57 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City is now a tainted champion. A club transformed by lavish investment in part to promote the emirate of Abu Dhabi on the world stage is damaged by deceptions in the pursuit of glory on the soccer field. Cut through all the raging against the footballing prosecutors by City, UEFA...

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, and Liverpool's Jordan Henderson celebrate at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Liverpool at Carrow Road Stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Unbeaten Liverpool 25 points clear after winning at Norwich

Feb. 15, 2020 3:01 PM EST

NORWICH, England (AP) — Winning five of the remaining 12 games will guarantee Liverpool the end of its 30-year title drought. Sadio Mane produced the sole moment of quality as Liverpool fended off Storm Dennis and Norwich for a 1-0 win that sent the visitors 25 points clear at the top of the Premier...

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)

UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2 seasons

Feb. 14, 2020 8:45 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — English Premier League champion Manchester City was banned from the Champions League for two seasons by UEFA on Friday for “serious breaches” of spending rules and failing to cooperate with investigators in a seismic ruling against one of world football's wealthiest clubs. The...

Waves crash into the wall at Newhaven south east England, as Storm Ciara, named by the Met Office national weather agency, hits the UK, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. Trains, flights and ferries have been cancelled and weather warnings issued across the United Kingdom as a storm with hurricane-force winds up to 80 mph (129 kph) batters the region. (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

Premier League game, other soccer in Europe off due to storm

Feb. 9, 2020 11:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday was called off due to a storm battering northern Europe , as were matches in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The announcement was made five hours before the scheduled kickoff in the northern English city of Manchester,...

FILE - This undated photo issued on Wednesday July 17, 2019 by Force for Deterrence in Libya, shows Hashem Abedi, the brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi. The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester is just as guilty as the attacker, a British prosecutor said Tuesday Feb. 4, 2020, as the surviving sibling went on trial for murder. (Force for Deterrence in Libya via AP, File)

Brother of Manchester Arena bomber goes on trial for murder

Feb. 4, 2020 10:21 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The younger brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester is just as guilty as the attacker, a British prosecutor said Tuesday, as the surviving sibling went on trial for murder. Hashem Abedi, 22, is accused of conspiring with his brother Salman...

Tottenham's Steven Bergwijn, 2nd left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)

Guardiola wonders if league's OK with Liverpool's huge lead

Feb. 2, 2020 6:46 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Pep Guardiola doesn't forget. After Manchester City failed to cut into Liverpool's 22-point lead by losing 2-0 at Tottenham on Sunday, Guardiola's mind turned back to 2018 and irritation at comments from the Premier League leadership. Guardiola's team winning the league by 19 points prompted...

Cushing signs off with Man City win before move to New York

Feb. 2, 2020 12:16 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Nick Cushing signed off from Manchester City with a 2-1 victory over Arsenal in the Women's Super League on Sunday before heading to Major League Soccer. Cushing is leaving women's soccer after six years in charge of City to become assistant manager of New York City FC, which is...