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UK govt approves sale of Chelsea by sanctioned Abramovich

May. 25, 2022 02:31 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Roman Abramovich’s 19 years as Chelsea owner is closer to ending after the British government approved the sale of the Premier League club by the sanctioned Russian oligarch to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The government had to...

British government grants license for sale of Chelsea by sanctioned owner Roman Abramovich to group led to Todd Boehly

May. 25, 2022 02:21 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British government grants license for sale of Chelsea by sanctioned owner Roman Abramovich to group led to Todd Boehly.

Premier League approves Chelsea sale to Boehly consortium

May. 24, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has approved the proposed sale of Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly, although the British government still needs to sign off on the deal before it can be completed. Boehly has already agreed to buy the...

Tottenham owners to give club cash boost of $188 million

May. 24, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The owners of Premier League club Tottenham plan to give the club a cash injection of up to 150 million pounds ($188 million), amid calls from manager Antonio Conte to reinforce the squad following qualification for the Champions League. Majority shareholder ENIC...

Madrid tries to forget Mbappé, focus on Champions League

May. 24, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid wants to quickly forget about Kylian Mbappé and turn its focus back on the Champions League final against Liverpool. Four days before the final in suburban Paris, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and his players tried their best to avoid talking about the...

Gioacchini to leave France's Montpellier after 1 season

May. 23, 2022 19:20 PM EDT

Nicholas Gioacchini will leave France's Montpellier after one season. Gioacchini, a 21-year-old winger from Kansas City, Missouri, had three starts among 28 league appearances this season. He was loaned to Montepellier from second-tier Caen just ahead of the close of last summer's...

Russian ties shred German ex-leader Schroeder's standing

May. 23, 2022 02:25 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Gerhard Schroeder left the German chancellery after a narrow election defeat in 2005 with every chance of a future as a respected elder statesman. His ambitious overhaul of the country’s welfare state was just beginning to kick in and he had won plaudits among...

Philadelphia scores early and goes on to down Portland 2-0

May. 23, 2022 01:59 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Daniel Gazdag scored in the opening minutes and the Philadelphia Union went on to defeat the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night. Sergio Santos also scored for the Union (6-1-6), who came in with a streak of five straight draws. Goalkeeper Andre Blake...

USC-Upstate grad’s bold artwork is gaining global acclaim

May. 23, 2022 00:03 AM EDT

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Early on a school day sometime in 2014, a retired police cruiser pulled around to the loading dock at Dorman High School. Strapped to the top of the Crown Victoria were a pair of giant canvases, paintings in progress for Ludovic Nkoth, who was trying,...

Lewis helps Rapids beat Sounders to keep home streak alive

May. 22, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Jonathan Lewis scored a goal five minutes into the second half and the Colorado Rapids upped their home unbeaten streak to 24 with a 1-0 victory over the Seattle Sounders on Sunday. With the win, the Rapids (5-5-3) matched the current run of Nashville SC...