Financial irregularities in African soccer exposed by audit

Financial wrongdoing across African soccer has been unearthed in a confidential audit of the continent’s governing body that raises concerns about the legitimacy of millions of dollars of payments to ...

Premier League looks to reduce microscopic armpit offsides

To the relief of attackers, the armpit offside could be disappearing from the Premier League. One of the most jarring aspects of VAR's debut in the English topflight this season has ...

Guardiola wonders if league's OK with Liverpool's huge lead

LONDON (AP) — Pep Guardiola doesn't forget. After Manchester City failed to cut into Liverpool's 22-point lead by losing 2-0 at Tottenham on Sunday, Guardiola's mind turned back to 2...

Bergwijn debut goal helps Tottenham beat Man City 2-0

LONDON (AP) — Steven Bergwijn volleyed in a debut goal and Son Heung-min also netted to give Tottenham a 2-0 victory over 10-man Manchester City on Sunday to revive Jose Mourinho's pursuit of Champion...

FIFA declares Samoura's clean-up of African soccer complete

FIFA's six months in control of African soccer appeared to end when Fatma Samoura's six-month spell in temporary charge of the continent's governing body was not extended on Sunday. ...

Video game helps English Premier League grapple with Brexit

LONDON (AP) — Stepping away from his team of programmers, Miles Jacobson moves into a chair upholstered with a jersey from Premier League team Watford to talk — like so much of the country — about Bre...

'This isn't good enough': Solskjaer's Man United loses again

LONDON (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer knows how badly he's doing at Manchester United. However, the manager can't seem to find any solutions. “When you're at Man United there's always g...

One deal agents can't reach in transfer window is with FIFA

LONDON (AP) — The super agents of soccer have pressing priorities beyond trading players in the January transfer window: Protecting their ability to enjoy unrestricted cuts of deals. ...

Spanish league head takes on FIFA over expanding club event

LONDON (AP) — FIFA’s determination to have a bigger role in club football worldwide is troubling the head of the Spanish league. Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, fears FIFA expand...

Liverpool fans already celebrating title after United win

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — After providing the assist, Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson wasn't going to miss out on joining the celebrations. Even if it meant racing the length of the fie...

Liverpool goes 16 points clear by beating Man United 2-0

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Mohamed Salah ripped off his Liverpool jersey at a freezing Anfield after completing a 2-0 victory over Manchester United in stoppage time on Sunday and rousing fans on the K...

In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery

LONDON (AP) — A trip to Anfield is a journey into Manchester United's deepest anxieties. Liverpool is the club setting the standards which United tries to emulate while dreading rep...

Chelsea denied by overhead kick; Arsenal beats Man United

LONDON (AP) — Having finally ended a goal drought, Alireza Jahanbakhsh is now celebrating the greatest strike of his career. With an acrobatic overhead kick, the Brighton forward stu...

VAR-aided victory for runaway leader Liverpool; Chelsea wins

LONDON (AP) — Liverpool fans ended 2019 by chanting “Champions of the world” for the first time at Anfield. “Champions of England" will surely be sung by the Kop in 2020. Sadio Mane ...

Liverpool goes 13 points clear of Leicester with 4-0 win

LEICESTER, England (AP) — First came the Champions League title, then the Club World Cup last week. Now, with a 13-point lead, Liverpool will surely be champions of England again by May. ...