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Musk tweet joking about buying Manchester United causes stir

Aug. 17, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Elon Musk caused a stir by tweeting that he was buying the English soccer team Manchester United — whose current owners are opposed by many fans — then saying several hours later that it was a joke. It comes as the billionaire Tesla CEO faces a legal battle in the...

World Cup Watch: Jesus out to reclaim Brazil's No. 9 jersey

Aug. 16, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

It's one of the biggest honors in soccer: Playing as the center forward for Brazil at a World Cup. Gabriel Jesus knows all about that, having been handed the No. 9 jersey at the 2018 tournament in Russia and — as every Brazilian is acutely aware — failing to score a goal. ...

Prince Harry, Meghan to visit UK, Germany next month

Aug. 15, 2022 08:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, will visit the U.K. next month for the first time since they returned for Queen Elizabeth II 's Platinum Jubilee celebrations. A spokesperson for the couple said Monday that they will “visit with several...

Meltdown: Man United feels heat after 4-0 loss at Brentford

Aug. 13, 2022 15:25 PM EDT

Temperatures soared in England on Saturday and no one was feeling the heat more than Manchester United's latest manager, Erik ten Hag. On another humiliating day for a massive club in freefall, United conceded four goals in the first 35 minutes and was swept aside in a 4-0 loss at...

Officials: Missing girl, Harmony Montgomery, was murdered

Aug. 11, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Investigators now believe a 5-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared in 2019 was murdered, authorities said Thursday. The monthslong search for Harmony Montgomery, who was only reported missing last year, has become a homicide investigation, Attorney...

Ex-Manchester United star Ryan Giggs starts assault trial

Aug. 08, 2022 12:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Former Manchester United star Ryan Giggs, adored by fans throughout a 24-year career, has a more sinister side to his character, prosecutors said Monday as he went on trial on charges of assault and use of coercive behavior against an ex-girlfriend. Prosecutor Peter...

Haaland shines for Man City, United loses under Ten Hag

Aug. 07, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Erik ten Hag pleaded for time after starting his Manchester United reign with a disappointing loss. Erling Haaland didn't need much time at all to show what kind of impact he will have at Manchester City. The two biggest offseason arrivals in Manchester had starkly...

EPL sets high bar in European soccer, finances and glamor

Aug. 04, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The world’s richest soccer league starts a new season in England on Friday as the rest of Europe looks for ways to catch up. Off the field, the English Premier League is a commercial juggernaut with broadcasting deals worldwide fueling player transfers and wages...

Nunez scores as Liverpool wins Community Shield

Jul. 30, 2022 16:29 PM EDT

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Darwin Nunez shaded Erling Haaland in their first matchup by scoring Liverpool's final goal as they beat Manchester City 3-1 in the Community Shield on Saturday. City, last season's English Premier League champion, and Liverpool, the FA and League Cup...

Ronaldo back at Man United, future shrouded in uncertainty

Jul. 26, 2022 15:20 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Manchester United remained shrouded in uncertainty after the Portugal great returned to the club's training ground with his agent on Tuesday. Ronaldo has yet to start preseason training with United — he missed the team’s...