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Chelsea fires manager Antonio Conte after 2 years in charge

Jul. 13, 2018 5:59 AM EDT

Antonio Conte's protracted divorce from Chelsea was finalized on Friday when he was fired after a two-year tenure in which he won the English Premier League and FA Cup but failed to gain the power he craved at the London club. Chelsea began a terse, four-sentence statement on its website, "Chelsea Football Club...

The Latest: Croatia defender demands respect at World Cup

Jul. 11, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Wednesday at the World Cup (all times local): 2 a.m. Croatia defender Dejan Lovren says people should show him more respect now he's going to play in a World Cup final. Lovren says "I deserve this" after Croatia's 2-1 extra-time win over England, and used an expletive to...

WORLD CUP KICKOFF: A look at what's ahead in the World Cup

Jul. 10, 2018 6:19 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A look at what's coming up at the World Cup: It has been two decades since Croatia last played in the World Cup semifinals, and 28 years since England made the final four. Croatia has never advanced to the championship match. The wait for England to reach a second final dates back to 1966,...

The Latest: Pogba dedicates France win to freed Thai players

Jul. 10, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 12:15 a.m. Paul Pogba has paused after the biggest win of his international career to dedicate it to the Thai soccer team whose last members were freed from a flooded cave hours earlier. The France midfielder took to Twitter shortly...

Enforced development helps give Europe a grip on World Cup

Jul. 10, 2018 4:16 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Explaining Europe's stranglehold on the World Cup requires delving into a thick handbook of seemingly mind-numbing regulations. The eligibility requirements for clubs playing in Europe's elite club competitions go far beyond guidelines for stadiums, spectators and players at Champions League...

France goalkeeper Lloris braces for 'complete' Belgium team

Jul. 9, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris was back to his best in the World Cup quarterfinals, and he's going to need to be just as good when his team takes on Belgium in the semifinals on Tuesday. The experienced Lloris, set to make his 103rd international appearance, will be facing a...

The Latest: Fan detained after "England" inscribed on statue

Jul. 3, 2018 6:46 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Latest on Tuesday at the World Cup (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Moscow police say they have detained a person after a statue was vandalized with an "England" inscription at the stadium where England played Colombia in the World Cup. Russian social media users posted a picture of the...

England could end run of knockout futility against Colombia

Jul. 1, 2018 8:10 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — A mostly meaningless final group game could end up defining England's World Cup. With two very different paths through the draw on offer and qualification in the bag, England coach Gareth Southgate rested players for the match against Belgium. England lost 1-0 in a game where both teams only...

Alli expects England response after 1st World Cup loss

Jun. 30, 2018 11:39 AM EDT

REPINO, Russia (AP) — As a youngster, when he used bikes for goalposts and played with kids much older than him at his housing complex, Dele Alli would go home and cry if he lost a game. Those emotions haven't really changed. "I'm the same now," the England midfielder said Saturday, "you feel like the...

Players from Premier League, Spanish league scoring the most

Jun. 28, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Players from the Premier League and the Spanish league scored nearly half of the goals at the World Cup in the group stage. Of the 122 goals in the 48 matches so far, 31 came from players in England's top league and 29 from players in Spain. Four other goals came from players on teams...