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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola looks out prior to the match against Southampton, during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
January 02, 2019 - 10:43 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When Manchester City and Liverpool last met in the Premier League, a matchup usually bulging with goals failed to live up to its billing as the most entertaining in English soccer. A 0-0 draw at Anfield in October left a worldwide audience somewhat underwhelmed. Expect a...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba, centre, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's first goal of the game against Bournemouth, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 30, 2018 - 3:01 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City finally rediscovered the kind of football that made it Premier League champion, just in time for this week's crucial top-of-the-table clash against Liverpool. Paul Pogba and Manchester United are finally looking like their old selves, too, although whether there's...
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Manchester City's Vincent Kompany, right, tackles Southampton's Mario Lemina, during their English Premier League soccer match at St Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Adam Davy/PA via AP)
December 30, 2018 - 2:24 pm
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Manchester City got its faltering Premier League title defense back on track with a 3-1 win at Southampton on Sunday thanks to two quick goals just before halftime. After throwing away an early lead, City provided a reminder of its devastating attacking potential by...
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Manchester United's Paul Pogba, foreground, scores his side's first goal of the game against Bournemouth, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
December 30, 2018 - 2:21 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Paul Pogba is feeling so good at Manchester United these days that he's practicing his goal celebrations during the pre-game warmup. With good reason, too, as the French World Cup winner is once again finding plenty of reasons to celebrate. Pogba scored another two goals...
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Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, left, celebrates with teammates after he scores his sides 5th goal and his 3rd from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
December 29, 2018 - 3:39 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Roberto Firmino scored with an impudent no-look finish. There were jubilant cries of "Ole!" as Liverpool played possession football near the end, and the final whistle was met with a chant of "We shall not be moved" from The Kop. Juergen Klopp's players look unstoppable as...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 16, 2017, movie director Christopher Nolan poses at the premiere of the movie "Dunkirk," in Dunkirk, northern France. Nolan is among those being recognized in Britain’s royal New Year’s Honors List, according to the list of recipients released Friday Dec. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, FILE)
December 29, 2018 - 5:04 am
LONDON (AP) — British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin. Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, July 16, 2017, movie director Christopher Nolan poses at the premiere of the movie "Dunkirk," in Dunkirk, northern France. Nolan is among those being recognized in Britain’s royal New Year’s Honors List, according to the list of recipients released Friday Dec. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, FILE)
December 28, 2018 - 6:51 pm
LONDON (AP) — British divers who rescued young soccer players trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand are among those being recognized in Britain's New Year's Honors List, along with 1960s model Twiggy and Monty Python star Michael Palin. Twiggy, a model who shot to stardom during the Beatles era,...
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FILE -In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Louisville head coach Rick Pitino reacts on the sideline during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Pitino has won his first game in Greece, lifting troubled Panathinaikos to a win Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, over CSKA Moscow in Europe's main competition. The victory comes two days after he arrived in Athens to take over the club. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:30 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Rick Pitino has won his first game in Greece, coaching troubled Panathinaikos to a 96-84 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night in Europe's main competition. The victory came two days after he arrived in Athens to take over Panathinaikos (pronounced pa-nath-een-eye-KHOS). He...
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File-This Nov. 4, 2018, file photo shows, Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam walk on the field prior to an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs, in Cleveland. The Browns owners have bought the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the team will not relocate. The Haslams have been working for months with the a group to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)
December 28, 2018 - 1:56 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have agreed to buy the Columbus Crew, guaranteeing the soccer team will not relocate. Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam have been working for months with a group headed by former Crew team doctor Peter Edwards to keep the Major League Soccer franchise in Ohio...
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In this image taken on Wednesday, Dec.26, Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly, right, leaves the pitch after receiving a red card from the referee 2018 during a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Napoli, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. At left is Inter Milan's Kwadwo Asamoah. Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan. Next to a photo of him being marked by Koulibaly during a match earlier this season, Ronaldo writes on Instagram, "In the world and in football there always needs to be education and respect. No to racism and to any sort of insult and discrimination!!!". (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)
December 27, 2018 - 11:18 am
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has come to the defense of Kalidou Koulibaly after the Napoli defender was the target of racist chants during a match at Inter Milan. Next to a photo of him being marked by Koulibaly during a match between Napoli and Juventus earlier this season, Ronaldo writes in...
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