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Aaronson to join Leeds from Salzburg with 5-year contract

May. 26, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

American midfielder Brenden Aaronson will transfer to Leeds on July 1 following 1 1/2 seasons with Red Bull Salzburg. Leeds said Thursday that it had agreed to a transfer with the Austrian club. Aaronson, a 21-year-old from Medford, New Jersey, will have a five-year contract through...

West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

May. 26, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia...

How Abramovich was forced to sell Chelsea in fall from grace

May. 26, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

Standing by the bar in a small Stamford Bridge hospitality suite was a figure who had had not been spotted at the stadium in three years: Roman Abramovich. Last November, the Chelsea owner was back in London at his English Premier League club to host the president of Israel. There...

Canada cancels June 5 exhibition vs Iran after criticism

May. 26, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's exhibition against Iran at Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 5 was canceled on Thursday following criticism by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canada Soccer Association issued a short statement announcing the cancellation but did not include...

Portugal approves sale of Chelsea by Abramovich

May. 26, 2022 09:07 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — The Portuguese government has given its authorization for the sale of Chelsea by Roman Abramovich, who needed approval because he is a Portuguese passport holder. The decision by Portugal was announced Thursday, a day after the British government approved...

Benzema looks to cap great season with 5th European title

May. 26, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The last time Karim Benzema was in a Champions League final, it was in a supporting role to Cristiano Ronaldo. He was just another forward on a Real Madrid team in which Ronaldo attracted most of the attention. It will be a lot different when Benzema...

Style clash: Klopp, Ancelotti take different path to the top

May. 26, 2022 05:02 AM EDT

One is a chest-beating, arm-waving, emotionally fuelled leader whose team’s high-energy style is in his own image. The other is unruffled, unflappable, so nonchalant he almost appears uncaring, transmitting calm all around him with his seen-it-all-done-it-all approach. ...

Paxten Aaronson looks to follow brother's successful path

May. 25, 2022 17:53 PM EDT

While big brother Brenden Aaronson appears to be headed to the Premier League and possibly the World Cup, Paxten Aaronson is poised to break out on his own. Paxten, 18, is a product of the Philadelphia Union's academy system, just like his brother. Both signed homegrown contracts...

Albania police deport dozens of soccer fans after clashes

May. 25, 2022 15:29 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Dozens of soccer fans have been deported back to Italy following violent clashes in Tirana ahead of Wednesday’s Europa Conference League final, Albania’s deputy head of police said. Italian club Roma will face Dutch team Feyenoord in the match at the...

NBC finishes with second-most watched Premier League season

May. 25, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — NBC Sports averaged 507,000 viewers per match window for its Premier League coverage, making this the second-most watched season since the network began airing games in August 2013. Not only was the season the most watched since 2015-16, it also saw a 21%...