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Liverpool overwhelms Villarreal 2-0, on course for CL final

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool looks like being one European giant too many for Villarreal. Wins in the Champions League semifinals are rarely as routine as Liverpool’s 2-0 firs...

Benzema keeps Madrid alive in CL despite 4-3 loss to City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It was the coolest of penalties at the end of one of the wildest matches in Champions League history. With his cheekily dispatched “Panenka,” Karim Benzema...

Villarreal faces next giant at Liverpool in CL semifinals

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Juventus and Bayern Munich learned the hard way that Villarreal, despite its modest reputation, is no pushover even in Europe’s elite competition. Now the clu...

Gabriel Jesus providing goals and versatility for Man City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The match ball clutched by Gabriel Jesus as he left Manchester City’s stadium following his first Premier League hat trick was covered in messages from teammates. ...

Liverpool wins derby, dumps Everton into EPL relegation zone

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Staying in the slipstream of Manchester City in the Premier League title race wasn’t Liverpool’s only cause for celebration following victory in another fast and furious Mer...

'Unbeatable' Fury determined to stick to retirement pledge

LONDON (AP) — Sitting in nothing but some tight-fitting shorts, Tyson Fury grabbed the flabby part of his belly and started shaking it. “I’m a normal-looking man,” he said, “an avera...

'I'm a legend': Fury retains heavyweight belt in final fight

LONDON (AP) — What might be the final punch of Tyson Fury’s controversial boxing career smashed into the chin of Dillian Whyte, sending him to the canvas and one of his teeth flying through the air. ...

Jesus scores 4 and Man City leads EPL by 4 points

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus scored more goals in 53 minutes on Saturday than he had in the previous eight months in the English Premier League. Becoming the f...

Man United loses 3-1 at Arsenal, further damages top-4 hopes

LONDON (AP) — Erik ten Hag looks increasingly likely to be taking over a Manchester United team missing from the Champions League. Potentially a squad of superstars in disarray, too....

Retirement looms for Fury in homecoming fight against Whyte

So much comes out of Tyson Fury’s mouth during fight week that it’s hard to know which aspects to gloss over and what to take seriously from one of boxing’s most colorful and controversial characters....

Man United hires Erik ten Hag as 5th manager in 9 years

Once a model of coaching stability in Alex Ferguson’s long trophy-filled tenure, Manchester United hired a fifth full-time manager in nine years since his retirement by bringing in Erik ten Hag from A...

Man City wins to stay in charge of Premier League title race

It's still advantage Manchester City in the Premier League title race. Three second-half goals earned City a 3-0 win over Brighton on Wednesday, lifting Pep Guardiola's team back int...

'I was a thug': Whyte's wild ride to heavyweight title shot

Dillian Whyte’s journey to a long-awaited shot at the world heavyweight title has followed a well-worn path for boxers, from survival on the streets to salvation in the ring. Fightin...

Burnley fires Dyche in late bid to avoid relegation from EPL

The longest-serving manager in the Premier League was fired on Friday when Burnley got rid of Sean Dyche in a late-season gamble to avoid relegation from England's lucrative top flight. ...

Root quits as England test cricket captain after 5 years

Joe Root stepped down as England’s test cricket captain on Friday, ending his five-year spell in a role that became increasingly challenging because of the team's long run of series defeats — includin...