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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer celebrates his win against Cardiff City after the English Premier League match between Cardiff City and Manchester United at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, Saturday Dec. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/ Jon Super)
December 25, 2018 - 6:05 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can't wait to lead Manchester United out at Old Trafford for the first time on Wednesday against relegation-threatened Huddersfield. Having been parachuted in as caretaker manager for the rest of the season, the fan favorite got the post-Jose Mourinho...
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Tottenham's Harry Kane celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Tottenham at Goodison Park Stadium, in Liverpool, England, Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
December 23, 2018 - 2:04 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Tottenham crushed Everton 6-2 Sunday to move within two points of second-placed Manchester City in the Premier League. England captain Harry Kane returned to Tottenham's starting lineup and scored two goals at Goodison Park. After 18 rounds, league leader Liverpool has 48...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
December 21, 2018 - 2:03 pm
Wanted: a host for the sixth annual Newby awards. Yes, we're in a bit of a bind, though nothing like the good folks at the Academy Awards. You see, we never even got to the point where Kevin Hart accepted the honor, then had to withdraw because people capable of working the screengrab function...
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Manchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer attends a press conference at Carrington Training Ground, Manchester, England Friday Dec. 21, 2018 ahead of his first match in charge away to Cardiff on Saturday. (Simon Peach/PA via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 7:40 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hopes to be managing Manchester United beyond this season. After Jose Mourinho was fired on Tuesday, Solskjaer was hired until the end of the season as United undergoes a restructuring process and searches for a new fulltime manager. Solskjaer says "...
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Schalke's Haji Wright, left, scores his side's first goal after he got the ball from Schalke's Weston McKennie, up, during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
December 19, 2018 - 6:20 pm
Haji Wright became the second young American in less than two weeks to score his first Bundesliga goal. The 20-year-old forward from Los Angeles scored in first-half stoppage time with the help of fellow American Weston McKennie, Schalke's only goal of the night in a 2-1 loss to visiting Bayer...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 file photo, Molde's head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer watches his team prior to the Europa League play-off round, first leg soccer match between Zenit and Molde at Petrovsky stadium in St. Petersburg, Russia. Manchester United announced Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018, they have hired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as its manager until the end of the season, bringing the Norwegian back to the club 20 seasons after he scored its winning goal in the Champions League final. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky, File)
December 19, 2018 - 5:10 am
Manchester United turned to a popular former player by hiring Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager until the end of the season on Wednesday, 20 seasons after he scored the winning goal in the Champions League final. Nicknamed the "Baby-Faced Assassin" during his time as a United player from 1996-2007,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018. file photo, Manchester United coach Jose Mourinho sits on the bench during the Champions League group H soccer match between Manchester United and Juventus at Old Trafford, Manchester, England. Manchester United announced Tuesday Dec. 18, 2018, Jose Mourinho has left the Premier League club with immediate effect. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, File)
December 18, 2018 - 1:02 pm
Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer. It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho. United brought an end to Mourinho's turbulent 2½-year spell at the storied English club by firing him on Tuesday, an inevitable move that...
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Manchester United former manager Jose Mourinho leaves the Lowry Hotel in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. Jose Mourinho was fired by Manchester United on Tuesday after failing to restore its status as a major European force in a turbulent 2½-year spell marked by clashes with players and increasing disgruntlement at the team's style of play. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
December 18, 2018 - 10:28 am
He started off as a translator before becoming a self-styled "Special One," as close as it gets to being a guaranteed winner of titles. Now he's unemployed, with a philosophy seemingly unsuited to modern soccer. Jose Mourinho's firing by Manchester United on Tuesday is the latest chapter in a...
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FC Barcelona's forward Lionel Messi during their La Liga soccer match between Levante UD and FC Barcelona at Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.(AP Photo/Jose Miguel Fernandez de Velasco)
December 18, 2018 - 8:14 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi has received his record fifth Golden Shoe award for leading all of Europe's leagues in scoring last season. Messi's fifth win breaks the tie he had with Cristiano Ronaldo. Messi scored 34 goals in the Spanish league last season to lead Barcelona to the trophy...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2018 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for the annual general meeting of FC Bayern Munich soccer club in Munich, Germany. The club said Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018 that Winterkorn stood down as FC Bayern Muenchen AG supervisory board member at Monday's board meeting. He had informed supervisory board chairman Uli Hoeneß of the decision earlier. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader, file)
December 18, 2018 - 7:07 am
MUNICH (AP) — German soccer champion Bayern Munich says former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn has left its supervisory board, three years after he resigned from the automaker amid its diesel emissions scandal. The club said the 71-year-old Winterkorn stood down on Monday after nearly 16 years as...
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