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Kings of Europe: Chelsea beats City to win Champions League

May. 29, 2021 19:39 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — As Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta cradled the European Cup before thrusting it into the air to the backdrop of fireworks, Pep Guardiola and his distraught Manchester City players stood way behind the winner’s rostrum and looked on in anguish. ...

Pulisic 1st American man to play in a Champions League final

May. 29, 2021 19:33 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Christian Pulisic became the first American man to play in a Champions League final on Saturday. He came away with a winner's medal, too — and almost a goal. The Chelsea forward came on as a substitute in the 66th minute...

Wealth prevails as Chelsea, Man City contest European final

May. 28, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Looming over Liberdade Square, the giant European Cup replica that supporters of Chelsea and Manchester City crane their necks to photograph is a reminder of the prize being sought in Saturday's Champions League final. And the footballing heritage...

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...

Man City title celebrations on hold after losing to Chelsea

May. 08, 2021 16:02 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — In a haze of blue smoke produced by fans, Manchester City's team buses were serenaded into their stadium with chants of “Champions.” They proved premature. There was still a game — closed to crowds due to the pandemic — to be won. ...

NBC's White rides rollercoaster of crazy Premier League week

May. 07, 2021 17:42 PM EDT

Arlo White is fond of saying fans can always count on the Premier League to supply an abundance of storylines. The past couple of weeks have run the gamut. White and NBC have had one of the more interesting weeks since they started covering England's top soccer league in...

Chelsea beats Madrid to set up all-English CL final vs City

May. 05, 2021 19:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea's decision to fire a club legend suddenly doesn't seem so callous after all. While Frank Lampard's name has hardly been forgotten by the Chelsea fans — there were chants outside Stamford Bridge before kickoff on Wednesday — new manager Thomas...

King to kingmaker: Liverpool can seal EPL title for Man City

May. 01, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Liverpool will like nothing more than to officially hand over its title as English Premier League champion to Manchester City on Sunday. City moved to the brink of reclaiming the league crown by beating Crystal Palace 2-0 on Saturday. One more win will complete the job...