Jun 14, 2016

Koeman steps down at Southampton, takes managerial post at Everton

Ronald Koeman was hired to manage Everton on Tuesday after quitting English Premier League rival Southampton. Southampton said it has begun a search for Koeman’s replacement. The 53-year-old former Barcelona player had only a year remaining on his contract at Southampton, which he led ...

May 29, 2016

Hull City returns to Premier League

Hull City secured an immediate return to the English Premier League and a minimum $250 million cash bonanza by beating Sheffield Wednesday 1-0 in the League Championship playoff final on Saturday. Mohamed Diame’s goal was worthy of winning soccer’s richest single match, the Senegal ...

Mourinho returns to spotlight as Manchester United manager

May 27, 2016

Mourinho returns to spotlight as Manchester United manager

Manchester United on Friday anointed Jose Mourinho as its new manager to launch a third bid in less than three years to transform the Red Devils into a title-winning force again. After three days of talks, Mourinho agreed a three-year contract on a bumper ...

Man United fires van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho

May 24, 2016

Man United fires van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho

Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined. United is looking for its third manager since Ferguson’s trophy-laden 26-year dynasty ended in 2013 after firing Louis van Gaal on Monday following months of uncertainty around his position. Jose Mourinho ...

Fake bomb forces Old Trafford evacuation

May 16, 2016

Fake bomb forces Old Trafford evacuation

A security blunder at Manchester United prevented the Premier League completing the season on Sunday, with a fake bomb spotted inside Old Trafford only discovered to have been left from an anti-terrorism exercise long after the game against Bournemouth was postponed. Police conducted a ...

May 13, 2016

Arsenal's Wenger says future undecided

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has not yet decided on his future, with his contract due to expire at the end of next season, the Frenchman said on Friday. He denied any knowledge of British media reports that he would be offered a new deal. ...

Sunderland survives as Newcastle, Norwich are relegated

| May 12, 2016

Sunderland survives as Newcastle, Norwich are relegated

Sunderland completed its latest escape from relegation in the English Premier League on Wednesday — and consigned bitter northeast rival Newcastle to the second tier in the process. A 3-0 win over Everton guaranteed safety for Sunderland with a game to spare this season, ...

Jubilant Leicester lifts EPL trophy

May 8, 2016

Jubilant Leicester lifts EPL trophy

In a scene that would have seemed absurd a year ago, Leicester captain Wes Morgan collected the English Premier League trophy on Saturday after one of the most improbable turnarounds by a sports team. “It’s the best time of my life,” Morgan, who joined ...

May 6, 2016

Tottenham closes in on Wembley move: F.A. boss

Tottenham Hotspur are a “long way” toward reaching an agreement that will allow them to play home games at Wembley Stadium in 2017-18, Football Association chairman Greg Dyke said Thursday. Dyke also suggested Spurs, whose White Hart Lane home in north London is just ...

Okazaki in wonderland after Leicester's Premier League triumph

May 4, 2016

Okazaki in wonderland after Leicester's Premier League triumph

Count Shinji Okazaki as one of those people who are having a hard time believing that Leicester City has actually won the Premier League. “I still can’t believe it,” the Leicester forward said on Tuesday, a night after the Foxes captured the title thanks ...

Leicester City completes miracle season with title

May 3, 2016

Leicester City completes miracle season with title

Leicester City players crowded around a television inside the house of teammate Jamie Vardy, locked arm in arm, watching the action 160 km away. And when the final whistle blew at Stamford Bridge, they raised their arms in triumph. One of the greatest sporting ...

May 3, 2016

Burnley promoted to Premier League

Burnley returned to the Premier League at the first attempt with a 1-0 home win over Queens Park Rangers guaranteeing promotion from the Championship on Monday. Brighton & Hove Albion’s earlier 1-1 draw with Derby County meant Burnley would go up with a game ...