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Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final for political reasons

May. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

The choice of Baku as host of the Europa League final provided Arsenal with further grounds for discontent Tuesday when one of the team's most talented players pulled out of the game for political reasons. After holding lengthy talks with Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan said he would not be traveling to Azerbaijan...

Messi hits 50 goals for Barca, Madrid ends season to forget

May. 19, 2019 2:39 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi scored twice to hit the 50-goal mark for the sixth time in his career on Sunday while Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing in the final round of the Spanish league. Messi scored his 49th and 50th goals in all...

Title addict Guardiola retains Premier League with Man City

May. 12, 2019 6:56 PM EDT

BRIGHTON, England (AP) — All the strain Pep Guardiola feels during the pursuit of titles becomes worthwhile when a winners' medal is placed around his neck. It happens a lot. Manchester City won its second straight Premier League trophy on Sunday, finishing one point ahead of Liverpool in a thrilling title...

Ceferin to AP: UEFA will explore CL revamp despite attacks

May. 11, 2019 1:04 PM EDT

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin countered "negative energy" from critics of any Champions League overhaul that could lock in places by defending the need to be "constantly thinking about improving" European competitions. Leagues across the continent — particularly Spain's La Liga — fear their...

The long wait: Liverpool looks to win elusive league title

May. 10, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

Celebrating their 10th English league title in 15 years, Liverpool players jumped joyously at Anfield on April 28, 1990, never suspecting a decades-long wait for the next. When they took a nine-point lead in late December, Kopites thought that elusive 19th English championship was just ahead. Not quite. Liverpool...

Man City, Liverpool vie for title in Premier League finale

May. 9, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — They've combined for nearly 200 points, lost only five times between them, and won every single game in the past two months. Compliments have flowed between their managers, each describing the other's side as among the best in the world. They are separated by a single point...

Tottenham stuns Ajax 3-2 to reach Champions League final

May. 8, 2019 7:27 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Facing a three-goal deficit at halftime in their Champions League semifinal, Tottenham's players only had to think back 24 hours or so to find a source of inspiration. "We saw Liverpool last night — it goes to show it's not over until it is over," Tottenham fullback Danny Rose said....

British lawmakers urged to take a lesson from Liverpool

May. 8, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a display of political opportunism, British Prime Minister Theresa May has urged lawmakers to take a lesson from Liverpool's extraordinary comeback win over Barcelona as the country looks to finalize its protracted separation from the European Union. Asked by opposition leader Jeremy...

'Mentality of giants': Self-belief fueling Klopp's Liverpool

May. 8, 2019 7:39 AM EDT

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Like the rest of the soccer world, Juergen Klopp had his doubts. Given the scenario — the big first-leg deficit, the presence of Lionel Messi on the other side, injuries to important players — the Liverpool manager just wasn't sure, deep down, that his team could...

Sounders sign defenders Arreaga, Jones ahead of deadline

May. 8, 2019 12:57 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Sounders bolstered their defense by signing Ecuadorian central defender Xavier Arreaga and bringing back Joevin Jones ahead of the MLS transfer window deadline. Seattle announced the pair of signings on Tuesday night. Arreaga is being signed as a designated player after the...