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Hollywood actors finalize takeover of Welsh soccer club

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney are officially the new owners of Welsh club Wrexham, the third-oldest professional team in soccer. “Can’t get ...

Thursday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL Alabama teammates Mac Jones and DeVonta Smith along with Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence and Florida’s Kyle Trask have been named finalists for the Heisman Trophy. ...

Kyril Louis-Dreyfus set to become Sunderland majority owner

SUNDERLAND, England (AP) — Sunderland reached an agreement with Kyril Louis-Dreyfus, whose family previously owned French team Marseille, to take control of the third-tier English club. ...

English soccer might need 'circuit breaker,' says club doc

IPSWICH, England (AP) — English soccer would benefit from being briefly suspended as more clubs are hit by COVID-19 outbreaks, including the new variant strain, a team’s medical staff member said on T...

The Latest: English League Cup final moved to April

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The English League Cup final has been moved from February to April in hope fan...

Points criteria for players moving to England after Brexit

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The Premier League has been unable to secure the continuation of the free movement of players from Europe after Brexit, with a new points system being adopted for all interna...

Steffen US No 1 keeper despite lack of Man City playing time

Zack Steffen figures to make a rare appearance in goal Thursday when the United States plays Wales in Swansea. The 25-year-old is the top American goalkeeper but has played two match...

Lower-division clubs reject Premier League bailout

LONDON (AP) — The rifts in English soccer grew Thursday when lower-league clubs rejected a proposed rescue package of 50 million pounds ($65 million) from the Premier League as they seek more cash wit...

Analysis: Liverpool, United created splits but hasten action

LONDON (AP) — Vilified by the Premier League, government, and even their own supporters, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United created a power-grab strategy that appeared unsavory and...

Premier League clubs reject controversial overhaul plan

LONDON (AP) — A plan to transform English soccer engineered by Liverpool and Manchester United was rejected by Premier League rivals at a meeting on Wednesday. Liverpool and United w...

English FA head says clubs threaten breakaway in power grab

The head of English soccer said he walked away from talks about a reshaping of the leagues being spearheaded by Liverpool and Manchester United over their pursuit of more power and threats to break aw...

Just like 3 decades ago, English soccer shakeup plan divides

LONDON (AP) — When Liverpool and Manchester United sought someone to front a push to shake up the English soccer system, they turned to the man who pulled it off before. “When we for...

Liverpool, United in EPL power grab with lower-league plan

LONDON (AP) — American-owned Liverpool and Manchester United want more control over Premier League decision-making and are behind proposals that will also reduce the size of the topflight to 18 teams....

Premier League yet to agree bailout for lower league clubs

LONDON (AP) — Premier League clubs are yet to agree to a financial bailout for England's lower-division clubs, who are struggling to cope with games being played without fans. The 20...

MATCHDAY: Tottenham to field weakened team vs Chelsea in cup

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Tuesday: ENGLAND Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho is likely to field a weakened lineup for the match against Che...