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Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Bournemouth at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Peter Powell/Pool via AP)

Youngsters justifying the faith of top Premier League teams

Jul. 4, 2020 5:31 PM EDT

Some of the top Premier League teams are putting their faith in youth in the high-stakes finale to the longest-ever soccer season in England. Two 18-year-old English players justified that backing on Saturday. On a day of more twists in the race for Champions League qualification, Mason Greenwood showed why he...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, Salzburg soccer coach Jesse Marsch stands on the sidelines during a Champions League group E soccer match against Genk at the KRC Genk Arena in Genk, Belgium. Marsch led Salzburg to this season’s Austrian league title, the most significant trophy won by an American coach in Europe, and says he wanted

American coach makes his mark by winning Austrian title

Jul. 4, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Jesse Marsch came to Europe to make a name both for himself and for every other American soccer coach. He managed that in a big way. Marsch led Salzburg to this season’s Austrian league title, the most significant trophy won by an American coach in Europe. “My...

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, second right, celebrates after his team's fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Laurence Griffiths,Pool)

Week after toasting title, Klopp hurting after rout by City

Jul. 2, 2020 8:16 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Even a 4-0 drubbing is forgivable for Jürgen Klopp now the Premier League trophy has been sealed. But losing so comprehensively — to Liverpool's closest yet very distant challenger — was still a painful way for Liverpool's reign as champions to begin....

Campaign for Black soccer player denied by England in 1925

Jul. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor the late Jack Leslie, who was denied the chance to play for England's national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black. Leslie, an attacking player who scored 137 goals in 401 matches during a 14-year career with...

American defender Miazga suspended for 3 matches after fight

Jun. 29, 2020 5:41 PM EDT

American defender Matt Miazga will be suspended for Reading’s next three matches after getting into a fight with Derby’s Tom Lawrence following a 2-1 loss. Both players received red cards following the fight in the second tier League Championship on Saturday. Miazga threw a punch, received a...

Arsenal's head coach Mikel Arteta, right, gestures against linesman during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium, in Southampton, England, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Andrew Matthews/Pool via AP)

VIRUS DIARY: Soccer in UK loses passion, soul with no fans

Jun. 29, 2020 11:14 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — What have I learned about pandemic soccer — I mean football, of course — since its return in England? You watch soulless matches with no fans out of ingrained habit — and the misplaced hope that slays you. Your team implodes, also out of ingrained habit. All in all, an...

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne scores the opening goal from the penalty spot during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP)

Man City joins Arsenal, Chelsea, Man U in FA Cup semifinals

Jun. 28, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

Holder Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling secured an untroubled 2-0 win at Newcastle. City conceded the Premier League title to runaway champion Liverpool this week, and must beat 13-time FA Cup winner Arsenal to reach another cup final. In...

FILE - In this file photo dated April 17, 2020, showing nearly empty streets in Leicester to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The English city of Leicester is reported Sunday June 28, 2020, to be suffering from a spike in coronavirus cases, leading to speculation that the city could be subject to Britain's first local COVID-19 lockdown later this week. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

UK considers first local lockdown in COVID-19 pandemic

Jun. 28, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is considering a lockdown for the central English city of Leicester amid a spike of COVID-19 cases — the first time that a single U.K. area would face such an extreme measure during the pandemic. The Sunday Times first reported that a lockdown could come...

FILE - In this June 18, 2020 file photo, Jason Day of Australia, follows his shot from the 12th tee, during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C.  Day has asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single Saturday, June 27 as a precautionary measure.  (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The Latest: Man City will give Liverpool guard of honor

Jun. 27, 2020 6:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Manchester City will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said. Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two years this...

Liverpool soccer fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool, England, Friday, June 26, 2020. Their team clinched the English Premier League title. Liverpool took the title after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

Liverpool condemns fan behavior in title celebrations

Jun. 27, 2020 11:50 AM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — English champion Liverpool has condemned the behavior of some fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win after a 30-year wait. Merseyside Police issued a dispersal order for Liverpool city center on Friday night. This allowed police to...