West Ham victorious in Olympic venue debut

Aug 22, 2016

West Ham victorious in Olympic venue debut

The first Premier League game staged at the centerpiece stadium of the London Olympics in 2012 served up some late drama Sunday, with new tenant West Ham scoring in the 85th minute to earn a 1-0 win over 10-man Bournemouth. Track-and-field stars like Usain ...

Aug 13, 2016

Tottenham's Alli to wear first name on jersey

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli will wear his first name on the back of his shirt this season, rather than his surname, his club announced on Saturday. “I wanted a name on my shirt that represented who I am and I feel I have ...

Aug 10, 2016

Leicester's Ranieri signs new contract until 2020

Manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new contract with Leicester City that would keep him at the club until June 2020, the Premier League champion announced on Wednesday. Appointed manager in July 2015, the 64-year Italian helped the club defy pre-season odds of 5,000:1 ...

Aug 6, 2016

Man City announces Moreno signing

Manchester City has completed the signing of 19-year-old Colombia international Marlos Moreno from Atletico Nacional, the Premier League team said on Saturday. Moreno, who has signed a five-year contract with City, now moves to La Liga side Deportivo La Coruna on loan until the ...

Jul 23, 2016

Hull announces Bruce's departure

Hull manager Steve Bruce has left the newly promoted Premier League club three weeks before the new season starts. Hull said the 55-year-old Bruce left by “mutual consent” after four years in charge. The departure comes as the club has failed to make major ...

Jul 22, 2016

Liverpool acquires veteran goalkeeper Manninger

Liverpool has signed veteran goalkeeper Alex Manninger on a short-term contract, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 39-year-old Austrian, who spent five years with Arsenal from 1997-2002, signed on a free transfer after leaving German side Augsburg at the end of last ...

Jul 2, 2016

U.S. investors to take over Swansea

Swansea said the Premier League has approved a deal for American investors to take control of the south Wales club. Steve Kaplan, a minority owner and executive vice chairman of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, and Jason Levien, a part-owner of Major League Soccer’s DC ...

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 ...