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 ...

Leicester's Vardy named Football Writers' Player of Year

May 2, 2016

Leicester's Vardy named Football Writers' Player of Year

Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy has been voted Player of the Year by the Football Writers’ Association (FWA) in the latest twist to his fairy-tale ride from minor-league journeyman to international striker. The 29-year-old, who built his career at clubs like Stocksbridge, Halifax Town and ...

Apr 26, 2016

Leicester's Vardy suspended for upcoming game

Leicester striker Jamie Vardy has been banned for an extra game and will miss Sunday’s trip to Manchester United, where the Foxes could clinch the English Premier League title. The England forward has also been fined £10,000 ($14,500) following his outburst at referee Jon ...

Spurs stumble hands Leicester keys to title

Apr 26, 2016

Spurs stumble hands Leicester keys to title

Leicester is one victory from becoming one of the unlikeliest champions in English soccer history — a year after nearly being relegated from the Premier League. The path to the trophy became clearer Monday after closest challenger Tottenham was held to a 1-1 draw ...

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

Apr 25, 2016

Leicester moves closer to EPL title

No Jamie Vardy, no problem for Leicester. Even with their top-scorer suspended, the Premier League leaders still overpowered Swansea 4-0 on Sunday to move another step closer to collecting the trophy. The only team that can catch Leicester is Tottenham, but the preseason 5,000-1 ...

Arsenal climbs to third; many fans steer clear

Apr 22, 2016

Arsenal climbs to third; many fans steer clear

Alexis Sanchez was surrounded by thousands of empty seats inside Emirates Stadium as he scored twice against West Bromwich Albion to ease Arsenal back into third place with a 2-0 win on Thursday. Because Arsenal announced 59,568 tickets were sold for the English Premier ...

Newcastle claims point from City

Apr 20, 2016

Newcastle claims point from City

Sergio Aguero’s 100th Premier League goal was not enough for Manchester City to force victory as it was held to a 1-1 draw at relegation-threatened Newcastle United on Tuesday. Aguero, City’s top scorer, claimed his landmark goal after 14 minutes, but Manuel Pellegrini’s side ...