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Chelsea, Lyon, Monterrey and Thorns to play in Women's ICC

Jun. 08, 2022 12:03 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Women’s International Champions Cup will feature European teams Chelsea and Lyon, as well as Mexico’s Monterrey and the host Portland Thorns. The annual club competition will run from Aug. 17-20 at Providence Park, organizers announced Wednesday. ...

U.S. seeks to seize 2 luxury jets linked to Russian oligarch

Jun. 06, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. authorities moved Monday to seize two luxury jets — a $60 million Gulfstream and a $350 million aircraft believed to be one of the world’s most expensive private airplanes — after linking both to Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich. A federal magistrate...

Pulisic critical of level of US support at win over Morocco

Jun. 01, 2022 23:47 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — U.S. captain Christian Pulisic was critical of the level of American support from the crowd of 19,512 at TQL Stadium during a 3-0 victory over Morocco on Wednesday night in the first of four World Cup warmup matches in June. “For whatever reason, I’m not super...

Champions League final averages 2.76 million viewers in US

Jun. 01, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Real Madrid's 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final set a record for the largest audience to view the final in the U.S. on English-language television. Nielsen ratings show the game Saturday averaged 2.76 million viewers on CBS, surpassing the...

Sanctioned Abramovich files lawsuit at EU general court

May. 31, 2022 11:48 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Roman Abramovich has filed a lawsuit at the EU's general court against the European Union Council, which imposed sanctions on the former Chelsea owner as part of measures targeting Russia and President Vladimir Putin’s close allies. The EU in March included the...

Abramovich completes $3.2 billion sale of EPL team Chelsea

May. 30, 2022 12:42 PM EDT

The fast-tracked purchase of English soccer club Chelsea for 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) — the highest price ever paid for a sports team — was completed Monday by a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. It marked the end of the trophy-filled,...

Chelsea says Roman Abramovich completes sale of club to group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital

May. 30, 2022 11:08 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea says Roman Abramovich completes sale of club to group led by Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital.

Chelsea takeover imminent after final agreement reached

May. 28, 2022 10:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The sale of Premier League club Chelsea is expected to be completed Monday after a “final and definitive" agreement was reached with the consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. The club said Saturday that “a final and definitive agreement...

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...

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...