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LONDON | Sarri state: Humbling loss endangers Chelsea coach’s future

LONDON (AP) — The squad has been publicly undermined. There’s been grumbling about the lack of contact from the owner. And the team was just handed its biggest loss in 28 years. Maurizio Sarri‘s reign at Chelsea already looks like it’s approaching the end, and he’s not even completed a season. “My job,” Sarri said … Continue reading LONDON | Sarri state: Humbling loss endangers Chelsea coach’s future

LONDON | Eriksen keeps Tottenham’s CL bid alive, sealing win vs Inter

LONDON — Christian Eriksen kept Tottenham’s Champions League campaign alive by coming off the bench to clinch a 1-0 win over Inter Milan on Wednesday, leaving the progress of both teams uncertain heading into the final round in Group B. Until Eriksen’s 70th-minute entry at Wembley Stadium, Tottenham was being thwarted by an ultra-defensive Inter … Continue reading LONDON | Eriksen keeps Tottenham’s CL bid alive, sealing win vs Inter

LONDON | No goal for Wayne Rooney in 120th, final England appearance

LONDON— Wayne Rooney couldn’t raise his England scoring record in a 120th and final appearance for the Three Lions as a new generation of players provided the goals in an easy, 3-0 victory over the United States on Thursday. The 33-year-old Rooney was denied a perfect farewell in stoppage time by U.S. goalkeeper Brad Guzan, … Continue reading LONDON | No goal for Wayne Rooney in 120th, final England appearance

LONDON | Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

LONDON — Back with the United States for only the second time in an injury-troubled year, Christian Pulisic has watched the Americans rebuild from afar after their failure to qualify for the World Cup. “I definitely need to be a more important piece of this team and continue to grow as a leader,” the 20-year-old … Continue reading LONDON | Pulisic assumes leadership role on return to American team

MANCHESTER, England | Gulf grows: Man City 12 pts clear of United with derby win

MANCHESTER, England — The fourth goal in the Manchester derby showed the gulf between the two rivals isn’t only widening in their Premier League positions but in technical quality as well. With slickness and finesse, Manchester City strung together a 44- pass move before Ilkay Gundogan completed a 3-1 victory for the league leaders over … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Gulf grows: Man City 12 pts clear of United with derby win

MANCHESTER, England | Man City goes 12 points clear of United with 3-1 derby win

MANCHESTER, England— Manchester City surged 12 points clear of Manchester United with a 3-1 derby win on Sunday that highlighted just how far Jose Mourinho‘s team is from dethroning its neighbor as Premier League champions. As United was run ragged, and unable to disrupt City’s passing, David Silva swept the league leaders in front in … Continue reading MANCHESTER, England | Man City goes 12 points clear of United with 3-1 derby win

LEICESTER, England | Leicester’s farewell to owner who delivered soccer fairytale

LEICESTER, England— The soundtrack to Leicester’s sporting fairytale now carries a mournful melody. On the streets where improbable success was toasted two years ago, the “Champions of England” chant reverberated again on Saturday, this time as the chorus for thousands of fans marching with players to the scene of unthinkable tragedy. A melancholic lyric has … Continue reading LEICESTER, England | Leicester’s farewell to owner who delivered soccer fairytale

LONDON | Guardiola raises prospect of new action over City finances

LONDON — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola raised the prospect Friday of soccer authorities punishing the Premier League champions over attempts to circumvent financial fair play rules. City is leaving Guardiola to field questions about the leaked internal correspondence published by European media outlets, while executives decline comment. The club has not disputed the authenticity … Continue reading LONDON | Guardiola raises prospect of new action over City finances