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Sheffield United's John Egan celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Sheffield United, at Turf Moor Stadium in Burnley, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Clive Brunskill/Pool Photo via AP)

Burnley, Sheffield United draw 1-1 in Premier League

Jul. 5, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Sheffield United’s unlikely hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were further reduced after a 1-1 draw at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. John Egan earned United a point with an 80th-minute equalizer at a virtually empty Turf Moor that left Chris...

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...

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...

Arsenal's Matteo Guendouzi, 2nd right, gestures at Brighton's Neal Maupay, on the ground, during an argument at the end of during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at the AMEX Stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)

Another loss, another injury: Arsenal struggles on PL return

Jun. 20, 2020 2:31 PM EDT

Another loss. Another big injury. Things are going from bad to worse for Arsenal in the early days of the Premier League’s resumption. A 2-1 defeat at Brighton on Saturday came only three days after a 3-0 beating by Manchester City, with the demoralizing results robbing Arsenal of the momentum it had...

Sané rejects City contract extension, opens door for Bayern

Jun. 19, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City forward Leroy Sané could leave the club after rejecting offers of a contract extension. The 24-year-old Sané, a German international and target for Bayern Munich, has one year left on his contract at City, meaning the club will have to negotiate the...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. The English Premier League resumes Wednesday after its three-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)

After 100-day wait, English soccer returns and takes a knee

Jun. 17, 2020 9:41 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Players kneeled in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and victims of the coronavirus were remembered as the Premier League made a somber return on Wednesday from a 100-day shutdown that deprived England of its national sport. Back on the sideline at Manchester City was...

Workers block the view of the entrance, at Villa Park stadium, a day ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Sheffield United, as the league resumes play after a 100-day pandemic-enforced shutdown, at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Premier League back with doubleheader after 100-day shutdown

Jun. 17, 2020 6:33 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Exactly 100 days after the last game, the Premier League is back. In stadiums restricted to around 300 people as the pandemic dangers persist, Manchester City will host Arsenal after Aston Villa plays Sheffield United on Wednesday night. It will usher in an unprecedented summer...

Protesters take over the elevated Interstate 10 during a march in New Orleans, Tuesday, June 2, 2020, protesting the death of George Floyd, who died May 25 in Minneapolis after being restrained by police. In the background is the Superdome. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The Latest: 32 positive virus tests for Superdome workers

Jun. 16, 2020 7:21 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Superdome officials say positive COVID-19 tests have come back for 32 of 275 workers contracted to perform stadium renovations. A statement released by the Louisiana Stadium and Exposition District on Tuesday says affected...

FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 9, 2020, gates stand locked outside the closed English Premier League soccer Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England. The Premier League resumes Wednesday June 17 after its three-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Talking points ahead of the Premier League restart

Jun. 16, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Some talking points ahead of the resumption of the Premier League following a three-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic: RECORD-BREAKING REDS The fact that Liverpool will win its first English league title in 30 years is not really in doubt. Still to be ascertained, however, is how much of a...