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Aston Villa loans American Indiana Vassilev to Inter Miami

Jul. 07, 2021 14:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — American forward Indiana Vassilev was loaned Wednesday from Aston Villa to Inter Miami for the rest of the Major League Soccer season. The 20-year-old from Savannah, Georgia, made his Aston Villa debut against Fulham in the FA Cup on Jan. 4, 2020, and made...

UK policeman sentenced to 8 years for soccer star's killing

Jun. 29, 2021 11:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in prison for the killing of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head. Benjamin Monk was cleared of murder but convicted of...

Police officer guilty of manslaughter in soccer star's death

Jun. 23, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British police officer was convicted Wednesday of manslaughter in the death of Dalian Atkinson, a former professional soccer player who died after being Tasered and kicked in the head. A jury unanimously found Constable Benjamin Monk guilty of...

Galaxy: Defender Derrick Williams targeted with racial abuse

May. 28, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy say new defender Derrick Williams was a recent target of racial abuse on social media after committing a red-card foul that ended the season of Portland's Andy Polo. The Major League Soccer club is working with the league and “the...

Premier League: Liverpool, Chelsea into CL, Leicester 5th

May. 23, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool and Chelsea secured the final two Champions League qualification spots on a thrilling last day of the Premier League season, with Leicester missing out in the three-way fight for a top-four finish on Sunday. Chelsea's 2-1 defeat at Aston Villa...

Eni Aluko relishes chance to build a new team in Los Angeles

May. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

Given the chance to move to Los Angeles to prepare a team for its debut season, it's easy to see why Eni Aluko has left Aston Villa for Angel City. “There’s no rain and snow in May," the former England international beamed. “L.A. is a city that I think we all...

Goalkeeper Alisson heads his way into EPL history books

May. 16, 2021 16:19 PM EDT

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson made the 80-meter journey into West Bromwich Albion's penalty area more in hope than any expectation of scoring the goal that would keep alive his team's chances of reaching the Champions League. After all, he'd never scored a goal in his...

Back-up to star man: Iheanacho's stunning rise at Leicester

May. 14, 2021 08:04 AM EDT

Being a back-up was all Kelechi Iheanacho ever knew. Fresh from being voted the best player at the Under-17 World Cup in 2013, the Nigeria striker signed his first professional contract at Manchester City the following year but had Sergio Aguero, among others, ahead of...

Protests outside, struggles inside: Man U loses to Liverpool

May. 14, 2021 03:08 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The beefed-up defense outside Old Trafford was more robust than Manchester United's on the pitch inside. While United supporters again protested against the owning Glazer family — facing riot police and new steel barriers to guard the...

United makes City wait to capture EPL title, West Brom down

May. 09, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

The wait goes on for Manchester City. Time is up for West Bromwich Albion. Manchester United underlined its determination to make City, its fierce local rival, fight to clinch the Premier League trophy by prolonging the title race for at least a couple more days. ...