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UK government faces criticism over high-speed rail revisions

Nov. 18, 2021 13:23 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The British government came under fire Thursday for scrapping a long-planned high-speed rail line to the northern English city of Leeds as part of a package of revisions that potentially reduces costs by tens of billions of pounds. Critics argue the...

Beaten after 7 months, Liverpool stunned by soaring West Ham

Nov. 07, 2021 17:41 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The sound of West Ham fans singing “I’m forever blowing bubbles” could still be heard around the bars of the London Stadium an hour after beating Liverpool. Liverpool hadn't only been prevented from going a club-record 26th match unbeaten. Jürgen...

49ers increase minority stake in English soccer club Leeds

Nov. 05, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

LEEDS, England (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have increased their minority ownership stake in Premier League club Leeds to 44%, the English soccer team said Friday. The NFL franchise first bought 15% of the team from Andrea Radrizzani in 2018 and raised it to 37% in...

Revived under Moyes, West Ham keeps on winning

Oct. 31, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — West Ham has an unusual situation on its hands. It can't stop winning. Top of its Europa League group with three wins in three games, West Ham won its third straight Premier League game on Sunday, beating Aston Villa 4-1 to move level on...

Chelsea, Man City win big without playing a striker in EPL

Oct. 23, 2021 14:57 PM EDT

Chelsea and Manchester City didn't field a recognized striker between them for their Premier League games on Saturday. It didn't stop them combining for 11 goals in ominous displays by the two title contenders. Missing injured strikers Romelu Lukaku...

City reasserts title credentials as rivals drop points

Sep. 25, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City reasserted its Premier League title credentials on a day all of its big rivals dropped points. City delivered a statement performance in a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge on Saturday to move second in the league standings, level on points with...

Pulisic among UK-based who could miss US qualifier at Panama

Sep. 17, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

The British government is keeping Panama on its red list, which means the United States may have to play without star Christian Pulisic and several other U.K.-based players for its World Cup qualifier at the Central American nation on Oct. 10. The U.S. plays at Panama...