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Burnley, Leeds seek EPL action on Everton losses

LONDON (AP) — Relegation-threatened Burnley and Leeds have asked the English Premier League to form a panel to decide if Everton should be punished for breaching financial rules to fund the squad that...

English soccer player Jake Daniels says he is gay

LONDON (AP) — English soccer player Jake Daniels said he is gay on Monday in a trailblazing moment for the European men's game. The 17-year-old forward made the announcement at the e...

British govt yet to OK Chelsea sale by sanctioned Abramovich

The British government has yet to approve the sale of Premier League club Chelsea to a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. Outgoing Russian owner Roman...

Liverpool beats Chelsea to win FA Cup, keeps quad bid alive

LONDON (AP) — Add the FA Cup to the collection. Jürgen Klopp has now won every major title for Liverpool. A 6-5 victory over Chelsea on penalties in Saturday's final produced Liverpo...

FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

LONDON (AP) — The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players, like Pele, Zinedine Zidane or Lionel Messi. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also r...

AP sources: UEFA explores 4-team season opening tournament

VIENNA (AP) — Forget the Final Four, European soccer could be getting the Opening Four. UEFA has discussed creating a mini-tournament to start the season with four teams from the Cha...

8 rounds in expanded Champions League first stage from 2024

VIENNA (AP) — A scaled-back first phase to the expanded Champions League in 2024 was approved by UEFA on Tuesday to quell a backlash around Europe. The reformatted group stage has be...

Guardiola gets spiky with Liverpool over City title rivalry

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola has become irritated over Liverpool's stature and he wants everyone to know it. After seeing his Manchester City side go three points clear o...

Sterling puts City 3 points clear of Liverpool in title bid

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City started celebrations to mark a decade since its first Premier League title by trying to prevent the sixth success being as tense or dramatic with a rout star...

Liverpool title setback: Drawing with Spurs aids City's bid

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Frustration but no moaning from Jürgen Klopp, even after a title setback for Liverpool. Klopp's side being held 1-1 by tactically disciplined and defensivel...

Chelsea being sold to Dodgers owners for sports record $3BN

The forced sale of Chelsea is ending after attracting the highest price for a sports team of 2.5 billion pounds ($3.1 billion) from a consortium fronted by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly. ...

3m ticket requests for World Cup final; 1.4m for England-US

FIFA has received 3 million ticket requests for the World Cup final in Qatar and high demand to attend some of its biggest group-stage games, even as issues linger about the tiny Persian Gulf nation's...

Infantino on Qatar: Migrant workers get pride from hard work

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said migrant workers gain pride from hard work when he was questioned on Monday about workers suffering in Qatar while building World Cup infrastructure. ...

Euro leagues tell UEFA to cut extra CL games, special spots

Europe's domestic leagues told UEFA on Friday to scale back the number of Champions League matches intended in the new expanded format and scrap plans to help teams qualify based on their historical p...

New bid provides late twist to enforced sale of Chelsea

A late bid to buy Chelsea was launched by British billionaire Jim Ratcliffe on Friday even as the sale process was reaching its end-game with the selection of a preferred bidder for the English Premie...