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Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams

Dec. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EST

Two of European soccer's grandest clubs paid the price for fielding weakened teams on the final night of Champions League group play, with Real Madrid slumping to a record home loss and Manchester United squandering a surprise opportunity to top its group. On an evening when Lyon celebrated becoming the 16th and...

A look at the teams in the Champions League round of 16

Dec. 12, 2018 5:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A look at the teams who have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage ahead of Monday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, for the round of 16: ___ GROUP WINNERS: Barcelona — Led by Lionel Messi, the Spanish giants went unbeaten through a tough group. As always, the team is among the...

Columbus Crew's Steffen to join Manchester City next summer

Dec. 11, 2018 1:34 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — American goalkeeper Zack Steffen will transfer to Manchester City from the Columbus Crew in July. The Crew said Tuesday that Steffen will join City when the summer transfer window opens July 9. The 23-year-old played two seasons at the University of Maryland and joined Germany's...

English announcer Champion to become lead MLS voice for ESPN

Dec. 10, 2018 3:56 PM EST

Jon Champion is making a Brexit of his own, leaving England to become ESPN's lead announcer for Major League Soccer. The 53-year-old has been broadcasting British matches since 1988 and is heard around the world calling games for Premier League Productions. He has been working part-time for ESPN during...

Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea's title bid

Dec. 10, 2018 5:25 AM EST

A midseason tactical switch sparked Chelsea's surge to the Premier League title two years ago under Antonio Conte. Could the same happen under his successor this season? For the first time in his debut season at Chelsea, Maurizio Sarri deployed a lineup without a genuine striker for the match against Manchester...

Man City's Raheem Sterling says media coverage fuels racism

Dec. 9, 2018 3:34 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British newspapers are helping to "fuel racism" with their portrayal of black footballers, Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling said Sunday as police investigate whether he was racially abused during a Premier League match at Chelsea. Two screenshots were posted on Sterling's...

Title defense opens up as Chelsea ends City's unbeaten start

Dec. 8, 2018 5:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — For 45 minutes Chelsea was under siege, pinned back in its own half by Manchester City. With halftime approaching, Chelsea finally managed a shot from an unlikely source and broke through the impervious champions. Just when he seemed to be struggling to adapt to a more advanced attacking...

Man United beats Fulham 4-1 to end 4-match EPL winless run

Dec. 8, 2018 4:58 PM EST

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United ended a four-match Premier League winless run as Jose Mourinho's sixth-placed team eased to a 4-1 victory over rock-bottom Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday. Ashley Young struck into the top corner to put United ahead in the 13th minute, Juan Mata coolly...

Man City loses 1st game of Premier League season at Chelsea

Dec. 8, 2018 3:59 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea inflicted Manchester City's first loss of the Premier League season on Saturday, winning 2-0 as the champions were replaced by Liverpool in top spot. After losing two of its last three league games, Chelsea was forced to repel waves of City attacks before N'Golo Kante scored from the...

Buzzcocks co-founder Pete Shelley dies at 63

Dec. 6, 2018 9:18 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Pete Shelley, the singer-songwriter and co-founder of the punk band the Buzzcocks, has died at age 63. On Thursday, the band confirmed "with great sadness" his death and called him "one of the U.K.'s most influential and prolific songwriters." The Buzzcocks announced in a tweet on its...