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UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 18, 2020

Tottenham’s Son Heung-min could be out for season after arm surgery

Tottenham forward Son Heung-min could be out for the season because of a broken right arm.

Man United fills striker void by signing Odion Ighalo from China

The coronavirus-enforced suspension of soccer in China has led to Manchester United filling a void in its strike force.

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Manchester United on brink of signing long-time target Bruno Fernandes

Manchester United has agreed to sign midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon in a deal worth up to 80 million euros ($88 million)

English roundup: Arsenal endures worst run since 1977; Newcastle wins in EPL

Not since 1977 have things been this bad at Arsenal.

Fit, fresh and firing, Jamie Vardy a striker reborn at Leicester

Hours after being hired as Leicester manager, Brendan Rodgers was walking around the locker room at King Power Stadium and introducing himself to his new players when he reached Jamie …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 2, 2019

English roundup: EPL title contenders Liverpool and City leave it late to win

Manchester City left it late to win. Liverpool left it even later.

European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

What to watch in the leading football leagues in Europe this weekend:

EPL roundup: Christian Pulisic scores 3 for Chelsea; City wins

Christian Pulisic seemed to surprise himself with his hat trick for Chelsea. As he left the field after the 4-2 defeat of Burnley on Saturday, the young American needed reminding …

Paul Pogba ruled out of Liverpool game; David De Gea major doubt

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday’s Premier League game against Liverpool, while goalkeeper David De Gea is unlikely to recover …

England spotlight: Teenage prodigy Mason Greenwood delivering on hype at Man United

Teenage striker Mason Greenwood is proving to be one of the few bright sparks in another underwhelming season for Manchester United.

UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

English roundup: United survives scare against lowly Rochdale in League Cup

Manchester United narrowly avoided one of the most embarrassing cup exits in its history, only beating third-tier struggler Rochdale in a penalty shootout after conceding a goal to a 16-year-old …

Fractured squad hampers Mauricio Pochettino’s rebuild of Tottenham

Tottenham broke into English soccer’s established elite through squad unity, the energy of youth and a common purpose created by manager Mauricio Pochettino. More than five years into Pochettino’s tenure, …

UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019

English roundup: Spurs ousted from League Cup by 4th-tier Colchester

Tottenham was eliminated from the English League Cup by fourth-tier Colchester after a penalty shootout on Tuesday, an embarrassing loss amid a tough season for a team that was playing …

Liverpool headed to court to resolve sponsor dispute

New Balance is taking Liverpool to court in a bid to remain the European soccer champion’s uniform supplier beyond their current contract.

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 17, 2019

Premier League roundup: VAR denies Man City again in latest wild match with Spurs

The video assistant referee denied Manchester City another crucial late goal in its latest wild match against Tottenham as the English Premier League champion dropped points for the first time …

EPL spotlight: Frank Lampard unfazed by new-look Chelsea’s tough start to season

Two losses in four days – one, admittedly, via a penalty shootout – is hardly the way Frank Lampard would have envisaged his tenure starting at Stamford Bridge. For someone …

European Soccer Weekend: Spanish, German leagues begin

The Spanish league opens with Barcelona playing Athletic Bilbao and Antoine Griezmann set for his debut. Real Madrid plays Celta Vigo. The Bundesliga is also beginning with Bayern Munich hosting …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019

Tottenham signs Ryan Sessegnon, Giovani lo Celso on deadline day

Tottenham made the biggest moves on the Premier League’s transfer deadline day as it signed winger Ryan Sessegnon and midfielder Giovani lo Celso. Spurs, which ended 18 months of transfer …

Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku joins Inter Milan from Man United

Inter Milan completed the signing of Belgium forward Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United. Lukaku put pen to paper on a five-year deal with Inter, joining his younger brother in the …

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 6, 2019

Wayne Rooney returning to England from D.C. to play for Derby

Wayne Rooney will be leaving Major League Soccer after less than two seasons to return to play in England and be closer to his family. The 33-year-old former England captain …

UPDATED: Wed., July 24, 2019

Anfield’s next expansion may be larger than 1st planned

The next proposed expansion of Anfield may be more substantial than initially envisioned, Liverpool chief executive officer Peter Moore tells The Associated Press. Capacity at Liverpool’s stadium rose by about …

American defender Matt Miazga lent back to Reading by Chelsea

American defender Matt Miazga has been lent back to second-tier Reading by Chelsea for the 2019-20 season. The 6-foot-4 center back from Clifton, New Jersey, was sent to Nantes last …

Tottenham breaks transfer record to sign Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon

Tottenham signed midfielder Tanguy Ndombele for a club-record 60 million euros ($68 million) as the English club ended 18 months of transfer inactivity. The France international moved from Lyon, which …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Financial case a cloud over unprecedented City titles’ feat

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he trusts the Abu Dhabi ownership saying the club has followed financial rules. He was speaking after a 6-0 rout of Watford ensured the …

UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

Man City completes sweep of English trophies with FA Cup win

Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus scored twice as Manchester City completed the first sweep of English men’s football trophies by routing Watford 6-0 in the FA Cup final. Victory came …

Man City, Watford seek landmark win in FA Cup final

Manchester City and Watford contest the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. City is looking to complete an unprecedented domestic treble that would bolster its status as possibly …

UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019

Premier League ratings on NBC increase

The final-day drama in England’s Premier League delivered big viewership numbers for NBC. The network and Nielsen say 2.2 million viewers tuned in for “Championship Sunday,” which was the most-watched …

Man City facing 1-season ban from Champions League

A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that Manchester City has not been cooperating with investigators and is facing a one-season ban from the Champions League …

UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019

FIFA rejects Chelsea appeal against 1-year transfer ban

FIFA has rejected Chelsea’s appeal against a one-year transfer ban for breaking youth transfer rules. FIFA says its appeals committee upheld the ban imposed in February. Chelsea is expected to …

Mauricio Pochettino says may leave Spurs if they win Champions League

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has suggested he may look for a new challenge if he can lead his team to the Champions League title this season. Tottenham is 1-0 down …