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Chelsea takeover imminent after final agreement reached

May. 28, 2022 05:15 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...

Liverpool, Real Madrid play Champions League final in Paris

May. 28, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Thousands of soccer fans were descending on Paris to see Liverpool and Real Madrid meet in the Champions League final later Saturday. There are milestones at stake in the Stade de France. Carlo Ancelotti is looking to become the first coach to win...

Steffen to miss US World Cup prep matches, Johnson added

May. 27, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Manchester City's Zack Steffen will miss the United States' four World Cup prep matches next month for what the team said was family reasons, and he was replaced on the roster Friday by D.C.'s Sean Johnson. The 27-year-old Steffen was considered the top American...

Player fatigue concerns hang over Liverpool-Madrid CL final

May. 27, 2022 11:26 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — For a player who doesn’t consider himself to be a striker, Mohamed Salah is the envy of many forwards with his scoring record for Liverpool. “I don’t play No. 9, I play on the wing,” Salah said. “It’s completely different when you play as a winger.” ...

Aaronson to join Leeds from Salzburg with 5-year contract

May. 26, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

American midfielder Brenden Aaronson will transfer to Leeds on July 1 following 1 1/2 seasons with Red Bull Salzburg. Leeds said Thursday that it had agreed to a transfer with the Austrian club. Aaronson, a 21-year-old from Medford, New Jersey, will have a five-year contract through...

West mulls having Russian oligarchs buy way out of sanctions

May. 26, 2022 14:35 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Western allies are considering whether to allow Russian oligarchs to buy their way out of sanctions and using the money to rebuild Ukraine, according to government officials familiar with the matter. Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia...

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...

Canada cancels June 5 exhibition vs Iran after criticism

May. 26, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's exhibition against Iran at Vancouver, British Columbia, on June 5 was canceled on Thursday following criticism by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Canada Soccer Association issued a short statement announcing the cancellation but did not include...

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...

Benzema looks to cap great season with 5th European title

May. 26, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The last time Karim Benzema was in a Champions League final, it was in a supporting role to Cristiano Ronaldo. He was just another forward on a Real Madrid team in which Ronaldo attracted most of the attention. It will be a lot different when Benzema...