No handshakes in EPL but Klopp fist-pumping again after win

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — No handshakes were allowed but Anfield saw plenty of fist pumps from Jürgen Klopp. The trademark celebration was back, and repeatedly, with added gusto. Suc...

Liverpool rallies to beat Bournemouth and go 25 points ahead

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — A scare survived this time, and Liverpool moved closer to lifting the Premier League trophy. By recovering from conceding early to beat Bournemouth 2-1, Liv...

British government to meet with sports bodies about fan bans

LONDON (AP) — British sports are stepping up preparations for events to take place without spectators as the coronavirus spreads, with the Premier League keen to find a way to complete the season as t...

UEFA seeks to dampen Euro 2020 panic over virus outbreak

AMSTERDAM (AP) — With a European Championship being staged across the continent in three months, UEFA is trying to dampen any panic about the impact of the fast-spreading virus even as uncertainty per...

Man City beats Aston Villa 2-1, wins 3rd straight League Cup

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City won the League Cup for a third consecutive season by beating Aston Villa 2-1 on Sunday, providing the club with a moment of celebration as it fights to protect its reputa...

Man City keeps winning trophies amid bigger off-field fight

LONDON (AP) — Even as the investigations continue into how Manchester City's squad was funded, its ability to collect trophies is undisputed. Particularly the League Cup. ...

Infantino says 'wrong' only men deciding laws of soccer

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino acknowledged it was “wrong” that the annual laws of football meeting had only men taking the decisions on Saturday. ...

Review of soccer offside law to give advantage to attackers

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Changes to the offside law are coming to soccer that will aim to give the benefit of the doubt to attacking players when goal decisions are reviewed by video replays....

5 Serie A games postponed in bid to contain virus outbreak

Five Serie A soccer games in Italy were postponed on Saturday in an attempt to contain the spread of a virus outbreak. The fixtures were originally due to be played without fans this...

Concussion substitutes could be trialed in Olympics soccer

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Concussion substitutes could be trialled in soccer at the Tokyo Olympics, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said ahead of a meeting of the game's lawmakers on Saturday....

Infantino: Soccer without fans no long-term virus solution

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland (AP) — Playing soccer matches in the long term without fans is unsustainable, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday as a fast-spreading new virus caused havoc with ...

Gnabry, Lewandowski combine in Bayern's 3-0 win at Chelsea

LONDON (AP) — The city where Serge Gnabry's career stalled now provides the stage for him to shine. After scoring four goals at Tottenham in the Champions League group stage, the win...

England's women to open Euro 2021 at Old Trafford

LONDON (AP) — The 2021 Women's European Championship will open at Old Trafford featuring host England, UEFA announced on Sunday with 500 days to go until the tournament. If there is ...

Champions League: Mourinho worried as Spurs lose to Leipzig

LONDON (AP) — Dele Alli showed his frustration by hurling a water bottle and shoe after being substituted. Jose Mourinho just used his words. Tottenham, a Champions League finalist l...

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 ...