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US owners of Italian team chose basketball over soccer

Jan. 30, 2023 14:10 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Europe’s soccer leagues are so full of teams owned and operated by American investors that the market could soon be saturated. That’s why an eclectic group of professionals studying in the executive MBA program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School...

Liverpool's FA Cup defense over; Reynolds sees Wrexham draw

Jan. 29, 2023 14:28 PM EST

Liverpool's FA Cup title defense is over. Fifth-tier Wrexham, under its Hollywood owners, is still alive and well in the famous old competition. On a dramatic day of late goals, Liverpool became the latest high-profile club to exit the FA Cup as the defending champions conceded a...

Klopp grateful for small step after Liverpool-Chelsea draw

Jan. 21, 2023 15:50 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Despite reaching 1,000 games in management, Jurgen Klopp must feel like he is at the beginning of a new journey at Liverpool. An uninspiring 0-0 draw with Chelsea in the English Premier League on Saturday was in stark contrast to the glorious...

Arsenal and Man United back on top in throwback title clash

Jan. 19, 2023 08:41 AM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The idea of Arsenal and Manchester United going head-to-head for the Premier League title feels like a throwback to a bygone era many younger fans will never have known. The same goes for some players. Arsenal forward Bukayo Saka was only 2...

Zendejas, Gressel among 13 who could make US soccer debuts

Jan. 18, 2023 12:26 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Alejandro Zendejas, a 24-year-old forward who played twice for Mexico, is among 13 players who could make their U.S. national team debuts under interim coach Anthony Hudson in exhibitions against Serbia on Jan. 25 and Colombia three days later. Julian Gressel, a...

Jim Ratcliffe's firm INEOS to bid for Manchester United

Jan. 17, 2023 13:48 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jim Ratcliffe is entering the bidding to buy Manchester United. The billionaire owner of petrochemicals firm INEOS is ready to make an offer to United owners the Glazer family, who outlined their willingness to sell the Premier League club in November. ...

Arsenal 8 points clear, commanding Premier League title race

Jan. 15, 2023 14:29 PM EST

Eight points clear in the Premier League, playing the most free-flowing soccer in England, and now humbling its fiercest rivals in front of their own fans. For Arsenal, this season can hardly get any better. A 2-0 win over Tottenham on Sunday left no doubt over who the...

Mudryk signs for Chelsea in $108M deal on 8 1/2-year deal

Jan. 15, 2023 10:26 AM EST

Ukraine winger Mykhailo Mudryk became the latest big-money signing for Chelsea under the club's new American ownership, joining from Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday in a deal worth 100 million euros ($108 million) and on a remarkable 8 1/2-year deal. The 22-year-old Mudryk, who was...

Homophobic chant in English soccer deemed punishable offense

Jan. 13, 2023 13:15 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea welcomed the English Football Association's decision to make a homophobic chant aimed at its supporters a punishable offense, calling it a “step in the right direction” on Friday. The FA announced on Wednesday that chants of “Rent Boy,” which have...

Chelsea in free fall as new leadership faces early problems

Jan. 09, 2023 08:35 AM EST

It's hard to know what would have cut deeper for the men in charge of Chelsea — the ineptitude on the field or the chants in the crowd. Fed up with seeing their team being given a clinic in yet another loss to Manchester City, Chelsea fans started pining after the people who had...