Soccer

Chelsea's Eden Hazard, centre, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game against Newcastle, during their English Premier League soccer match at St James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday Aug. 26, 2018. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP)
August 26, 2018 - 2:12 pm
Eden Hazard was repeatedly fouled, shoved and hacked down on his first start of the season in the Premier League. On one occasion, he was even kicked off the field by a particularly crude challenge. So the Chelsea forward responded in the best way possible to being targeted with rough treatment: By...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers' Willy Boly, left, scores the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 5:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — After failing to convince Premier League rivals of the need for VAR, Manchester City has contributed more evidence why the technology is needed. It came at the cost of dropping two points early in its title defense. The champions fell behind at Wolverhampton on Saturday when Willy...
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Arsenal's Nacho Monreal, left celebrates after scoring the equalizing goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and West Ham United at the Emirates Stadium in London, Saturday Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)
August 25, 2018 - 12:15 pm
LONDON (AP) — Arsenal did just enough to get a first Premier League win under new manager Unai Emery at the third attempt. The Gunners came from behind to beat West Ham 3-1 on Saturday, with the help of a fortuitous own-goal. West Ham opened the scoring after Felipe Anderson and Marko Arnautovic...
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Wolverhampton Wanderers players celebrate after Willy Boly, 2nd right, scored the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Manchester City at the Molineux Stadium in Wolverhampton, England, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
August 25, 2018 - 9:56 am
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — The Premier League's delay in introducing VAR came under the spotlight Saturday when Manchester City dropped early points in its title defense in a 1-1 draw at newcomer Wolverhampton. Television replays showed Willy Boly used his arm to put Wolves in front but they...
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August 25, 2018 - 6:28 am
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — The Palestinian soccer federation is lashing out at FIFA for banning its chief from games for a year for inciting against superstar Lionel Messi as part of his campaign to stop Argentina's national team from playing in Israel. The Palestine Football Association says...
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Atlanta United's Josef Martinez runs down the field with his shirt off after scoring a goal against Orlando City during the second half of an MLS soccer match Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 24, 2018 - 10:52 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martinez broke the MLS season goal record with his 28th, giving Atlanta United the lead in the 74th minute in a 2-1 victory over Orlando City on Friday night. Martinez broke a tie for the record with Roy Lassiter, Chris Wondolowski and Bradley Wright-Phillips. Martinez has...
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Liverpool Women's Rhiannon Roberts, down, and Manchester United Women's Kirsty Hanson, top, in action during a domestic cup game at Prenton Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 19, 2018. In its first competitive game in 13 years, Man United’s women’s side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. (Clint Hughes/PA via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 2:17 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — At least one Manchester United team won on Sunday. In its first competitive game in 13 years, United women's side beat Liverpool 1-0 in a domestic cup game that marked a new era on Sunday. United coach Casey Stoney has thrown the team together from scratch , with the club...
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Manchester United's manager Jose Mourinho gestures as he speaks to Paul Pogba during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at the Amex stadium in Brighton, England, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 19, 2018 - 1:42 pm
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Manchester United conceded three goals in a 20-minute span in the first half in a 3-2 loss to Brighton in the Premier League on Sunday. A few hours after Manchester City strolled to a 6-1 win over Huddersfield, United showed the gulf that currently exists to its fierce...
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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola kisses Manchester City's Sergio Aguero after he was substituted during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 19, 2018 - 1:32 pm
Manchester City delivered yet another reminder that it is the team to beat in the Premier League this season. On Sunday's evidence, winning the league title looks beyond Manchester United. A few hours after City thrashed Huddersfield 6-1 — mainly thanks to a hat trick by Sergio Aguero — United...
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Manchester City's Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his side's third goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 19, 2018 - 11:08 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero scored a hat trick, with one of the goals set up by his own goalkeeper, as Manchester City turned on the style in a 6-1 thrashing of Huddersfield in the Premier League on Sunday. Top of the highlight reel in the latest exhibition by City was a 70-meter pass...
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