• In this Nov. 30, 2014 photo Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium plays the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Volkswagen Arena stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany. Kevin de Bruyne joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg for a reported fee of 58 million pounds ( US $89 million) on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, making the Belgium midfielder the second most expensive player in the history of English football.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle

    LONDON (AP) — For the final months of 2015, clubs in continental Europe can relax: English clubs cannot plunder their top talent until January.

  • FILE -In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, backdropped by Sugar Loaf Mountain, athletes compete in the men's marathon swimming test event, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, off Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's sewage-filled waters are more than just a health risk. For open-water swimmers at the Olympics next year on famous Copacabana Beach, avoiding the bacteria and viruses will become part of the race strategy and could determine who gets a medal, and who doesn't. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

    Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters

    LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year’s games.

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa kneels on the pitch after a challenge during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    City extends winning streak as Mourinho endures rare loss

    LONDON (AP) — Breaking a 103-year club record, Manchester City reeled off its 10th straight Premier League victory on Saturday. For Jose Mourinho, a landmark day produced an unwelcome result, with his 100th home league game in charge of Chelsea ending in only a second loss.