1st FA Cup final without fans becomes campaigning platform

LONDON (AP) — There will be no walk up to the royal box. No Prince William to hand over the trophy. Either Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Chelsea counterpart César Azpi...

Saudis' Newcastle bid ends after piracy, human rights issues

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund withdrew its bid to buy English Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday after the process was stalled by concerns about piracy by the kingdom and human rights co...

Irish Cup final will see fans return to a UK soccer stadium

Unable to drink beer but back chanting in a stadium again, supporters will attend soccer in Britain on Friday for the first time since the country's coronavirus lockdown four months ago. ...

Boateng recounts pain of racist abuse to Bayern teammates

For weeks Bayern Munich players had been showing solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement at games when Jerome Boateng was approached by teammates for a deeper conversation. “...

Man City 'strongly condemned' for obstructing case by court

Manchester City obstructed the investigation into its finances that led to the club being fined €10 million ($12 million), the Court of Arbitration for Sport said in a ruling published Tuesday. ...

Bayern chair says UEFA 'didn't do a great job' on City case

UEFA “didn’t do a great job” investigating Manchester City after the English club’s two-year ban from European competitions was overturned, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Monday. ...

EPL's longest season ends, pandemic issues linger for clubs

Once the final whistle blew on the Premier League’s longest season, 352 days after it began, there was a sense of relief and grief for Dean Smith. Joy at Aston Villa ensuring it avoi...

Man United qualifies for Champions League, denies Leicester

LEICESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United will return to the Champions League at the expense of Leicester after winning 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on the final day of the Premier League season on...

$250M+ at stake for teams fighting relegation in EPL finale

The anguish of Leeds and Nottingham Forest provides a reminder of just what is at stake on the final day of the English Premier League for the teams fighting relegation. Leeds has on...

Prized seat at pandemic-era games as longest EPL season ends

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Long after the Premier League trophy was handed out inside Anfield, Liverpool fans were still clambering onto the gates after midnight, setting off flares that filled the sky...

AP Interview: Full English stadiums 'difficult' for a year

LONDON (AP) — The pandemic will make it “very difficult” for Premier League matches to be staged with full crowds for at least another year and capacities face being capped at 25% when stadiums eventu...

Sane says he won't suffer if City lifts Euro Cup without him

In a season shaken up by the pandemic, Leroy Sane took the decision to prioritize the next one. Spurning the chance to resume the Champions League with Manchester City, the winger de...

Liverpool players receive Premier League trophy on Kop

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — In the stand Liverpool's most fervent fans usually sit, sway and sing, captain Jordan Henderson received the Premier League trophy. The party on the Kop was...

2 England Champions League places left open until final day

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Chelsea was too hospitable as Anfield title party guests. Before collecting the the Premier League trophy, Liverpool won 5-3 on Wednesday to prevent Chelsea...

Liverpool beats Chelsea 5-3 before collecting PL trophy

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Fireworks on and off the field at Anfield. As the fans shut out of the stadium lit the sky with pyrotechnics, Liverpool and Chelsea provided their own explo...