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Granada relegated in Spain after missed penalty

MADRID (AP) — After seeing his low penalty shot go just wide of the left post, Granada striker Jorge Molina raised his hands to cover his face in despair. He knew it was a big miss....

Leeds ensures EPL survival with final-day win over Brentford

LONDON (AP) — Leeds survived in the Premier League for another season after Jack Harrison's injury-time goal sealed a tense 2-1 win over nine-man Brentford on Sunday, with Burnley relegated instead. ...

3 goals in 5-minute recovery wins Premier League for City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City had been here before, losing at home and risking throwing away the title. Would the leaders choke like never before in the Premier League? ...

MATCHDAY: Last chance for Hertha Berlin to avoid relegation

A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Monday: GERMANY It’s the last chance for Hertha Berlin to avoid relegation from the Bundesliga and a wave of “schad...

Man City apologizes for 'assault' on Aston Villa GK Olsen

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City issued an apology for what the club described as an assault on Aston Villa goalkeeper Robin Olsen during a field invasion by City fans celebrating winning th...

Burnley's 6-season EPL stint ends with loss to Newcastle

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley was relegated from the Premier League after six seasons Sunday with a 2-1 loss at home to Newcastle that allowed rival Leeds to survive. Burnley neede...

China's Global Times editorials on Taiwan are so bad they are funny

TAICHUNG (Taiwan News) — Chinese Communist Party (CCP) mouthpiece Global Times is always good for a laugh. In the CCP’s press ecosystem it serves as the repository for foaming-at-the-mouth...

Real Madrid held by Betis before Champions League final

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid’s regular starters were held by Real Betis to 0-0 on Friday in the team’s last match before the Champions League final. Madrid began with the team that is e...

Avenatti, facing sentencing, apologizes to Stormy Daniels

NEW YORK (AP) — Convicted California lawyer Michael Avenatti wants leniency at sentencing for defrauding former client Stormy Daniels of hundreds of thousands of dollars, his lawyers say, citing a let...

Police, FA probe after Vieira altercation with fan on field

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Police opened an investigation Friday after Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira was involved in an altercation with a fan during the latest in a series of pitch invasions t...

Dortmund decides not to continue with Marco Rose as coach

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Borussia Dortmund is looking for a new coach after deciding not to continue with Marco Rose following what the Bundesliga club called an “unsatisfactory” season. ...

Cultures clash as Freiburg plays Leipzig in German Cup final

BERLIN (AP) — Cultures and ideologies will clash Saturday when fan-run Freiburg plays Red Bull-backed Leipzig in the German Cup final. Build-up has been dominated by a dispute over m...

China's international schools hit by exodus of teachers dejected by COVID curbs

After teaching for three years at an international school in Shanghai, Michael is preparing to break his contract and leave, worn down by stringent measures against the coronavirus. Following two y...

Hamburg beats Hertha 1-0 in 1st leg of promotion playoff

BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin was left tottering on the verge of Bundesliga relegation on Thursday after a 1-0 defeat to Hamburger SV in the first leg of their playoff. Ludovit Reis’ s...

Italian club Spezia in court to challenge FIFA transfer ban

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Italian club Spezia challenged FIFA at sport’s highest court Thursday trying to overturn a two-year transfer ban for alleged trafficking of young players from Africa under...