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Infantino focuses on tackling workload in player talks

LONDON (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino assured players during talks Thursday that a reshaped international calendar will tackle their workload and fixture congestion concerns, while backing awa...

Postponements farce sees EPL explore tightening of rules

When Arsenal this week sent Pablo Mari away on loan and released Sead Kolasinac, trimming the squad looked perplexing for a club already struggling to muster a team to play. Folarin ...

Ticket price hike for World Cup final in Qatar reaches 46%

The cost of attending the World Cup final is up to 46% higher in Qatar than the previous tournament in Russia, fans discovered Wednesday as tickets went on sale. The steep rise in th...

Qatar World Cup ticket sales to open, lowest $70 globally

Fans can start registering to buy Qatar World Cup tickets on Wednesday with prices for visitors starting at around $70, one-third cheaper than the tournament in Russia, The Associated Press has learne...

Djokovic leaves Australia but debate goes on in vaccine saga

Australia sent Novak Djokovic home, but opinion remains divided worldwide on the No. 1 men's tennis player and whether he should have been allowed to compete in the Australian Open despite not being v...

Fired after 200 days, Benitez never won over Everton fans

The terse 40 words from Everton announcing Rafa Benitez’s firing Sunday lacked any expression of thanks, reflecting a challenging 200-day reign that saw fans uneasy at being led by a former managerial...

Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received a...

Chelsea finishes job against Spurs to reach League Cup final

LONDON (AP) — Even before celebrating his first anniversary as manager later this month, Thomas Tuchel has achieved a first with Chelsea. Defeating Tottenham in the League Cup semifi...

Arsenal to wear white jerseys in stand against teen murders

LONDON (AP) — The teenage blood being increasingly shed on the streets of London made Arsenal realize it had to use its platform as an English Premier League club to help curb the scourge of youth vio...

Leadership change at struggling Man United with new CEO

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United appointed a new chief executive on Thursday in the latest step by the fallen English Premier League giant to regain its elite playing status and restore stability. ...

Chelsea gifted goals by Spurs to gain 2-0 cup semifinal lead

LONDON (AP) — With Tottenham's defenders giving away easy goals, Chelsea could restore tranquility while easing Romelu Lukaku back into the team. For Antonio Conte, though, it was a ...

Chelsea-Liverpool draw thriller leaves Man City celebrating

LONDON (AP) — The only winner Sunday was Manchester City. And Romelu Lukaku certainly lost out. What a pulsating, entertaining encounter for Lukaku to miss — not out of his own choos...

Lukaku set for Tuchel talks after being dropped for outburst

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea record-signing Romelu Lukaku heads into talks with manager Thomas Tuchel on Monday uncertain when he will play again but assured he has a future despite being dropped for going p...

Chelsea takes a stand, pioneers end to all-seater EPL games

LONDON (AP) — Coming to watch his beloved Chelsea since the 1960s, Gary Owen has witnessed first-hand the changing matchday experience. From the dangers that saw soccer fans penned b...

Messi among 4 PSG players with COVID, 3 more Liverpool cases

Lionel Messi is isolating at home in Argentina after being among four Paris Saint-Germain players announced Sunday as testing positive for the coronavirus ahead of the team's return to playing after a...