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Box-office Mourinho center of attention again in EPL

Oct. 20, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

Deflated after seeing his team concede a last-minute goal against his former club, Jose Mourinho looked up from his seat in the dugout to see a rival coach taunting him just a few meters away. So began a chain of events that offered another illustration of why the Manchester United manager remains the biggest...

Mourinho melee as United concedes late, draws 2-2 at Chelsea

Oct. 20, 2018 10:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was involved in a touchline skirmish after his team conceded a goal in the sixth minute of injury time to draw 2-2 at former club Chelsea in the Premier League on Saturday. One of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri's assistants celebrated wildly in front of...

Chelsea chairman says don't make club join 'great unwashed'

Oct. 11, 2018 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Railing against attempts to make soccer more equal, Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck said Thursday that big teams should not be forced to join the "great unwashed" through new regulations. UEFA has been exploring ways to improve the competitive balance, to close the divide between clubs across...

Life after Wenger looking rosy for Arsenal with Emery

Oct. 8, 2018 6:15 AM EDT

As the goals piled up and a ninth straight win began to look increasingly secure, a chant of "We've got our Arsenal back" boomed out from the away end at Craven Cottage. So much for life after Arsene Wenger being fraught and a worrying leap into the unknown. Arsenal hasn't had it this good in years. The 5-1 win...

Liverpool, City in Anfield stalemate, Hazard lifts Chelsea

Oct. 7, 2018 4:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Premier League title favorites Liverpool and Manchester City can usually be relied on to provide open and expansive games with goals aplenty. Sunday's 0-0 draw at Anfield, however, was a drab affair that only came to life in the closing stages. City substitute Leroy Sane was sent sprawling by...

After United recovers to win, Mourinho lashes out at critics

Oct. 6, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Just when Jose Mourinho needed it most, Manchester United dug deep to pull off a gutsy victory. The under-fire manager still managed to lash out at detractors after the 3-2 victory over Newcastle on Saturday, claiming he would even be blamed for the weather and the progress of Brexit...

With leveler at Chelsea, Sturridge shows worth to Liverpool

Sep. 29, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — When Daniel Sturridge sent the ball swerving into the roof of the net, it not only recovered a point for Liverpool at Chelsea. It showed Juergen Klopp just how useful the former Chelsea striker can still be. Since Klopp's arrival in 2015, Sturridge has struggled with injuries and the...

Man U slips further behind Man City and Liverpool after loss

Sep. 29, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — After a third loss in seven English Premier League games so far, Jose Mourinho was quick to apportion blame for Manchester United's collapse at West Ham. While the moans about refereeing decisions were predictable after the 3-1 loss on Saturday, holding the media partly responsible was a...

Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

Sep. 24, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of a...

Europa League hangover hits flat Chelsea

Sep. 23, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The grueling Thursday-to-Sunday turnaround that comes with playing in the Europa League might already be taking its toll on Chelsea. By drawing 0-0 at West Ham, Chelsea dropped its first points in the Premier League and failed to score under Maurizio Sarri for the first time this season. That...