• American owners of English football club Derby sell up

    DERBY, England (AP) — Derby’s American owners have sold the English second-tier club to a local businessman who made a fortune through the “Candy Crush Saga” mobile game.

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  • 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.

  • This is a Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's Anthony Martial of France as he reacts  during his French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium against Ajaccio.  The French Football Federation said Monday  Aug. 31, 2015 that Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry Henry, was granted permission to leave France's national squad to sign a contract at Manchester United. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    Martial signs for Man United, costliest ever teenager

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — French forward Anthony Martial became the most expensive teenager in football history on Tuesday when he signed for Manchester United for a reported 36 million pounds ($55.5 million), in the latest deadline-day deal by the English club.

  • This is a Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's Anthony Martial of France as he reacts  during his French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium against Ajaccio.  The French Football Federation said Monday  Aug. 31, 2015 that Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry Henry, was granted permission to leave France's national squad to sign a contract at Manchester United. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    West Ham signs 3 players on final day of transfer window

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United took a gamble in making French forward Anthony Martial the most expensive teenager in football history as Premier League spending in the summer transfer window reached record levels on Tuesday.

  • This is a Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's Anthony Martial of France as he reacts  during his French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium against Ajaccio.  The French Football Federation said Monday  Aug. 31, 2015 that Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry Henry, was granted permission to leave France's national squad to sign a contract at Manchester United. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    Man United turns to Monaco again in bid to sign Martial

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — For the second straight year, Manchester United is turning to French club Monaco to solve its striker shortage in the final hours of Europe’s summer transfer window.

  • Manchester United's captain Wayne Rooney, left, and Ander Herrera, third left, wait in the center circle to restart after they conceded a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Swansea City and Manchester United at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea, Wales, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    United’s biggest problems exposed in 2-1 loss at Swansea

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United’s early-season problems at both ends of the pitch were exposed in a 2-1 loss at Swansea on Sunday that ended its unbeaten start in the Premier League.

  • This is a Sunday, May 10, 2015 file photo of Wolfburg's  Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium, right, as he is challenged by Paderborn's Daniel Brueckner  during the German first division Bundesliga soccer match in Paderborn, Germany.  Kevin de Bruyne has joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg for a reported fee of 58 million pounds ($89 million), making the Belgium midfielder the second most expensive player in the history of English football. City announced the transfer on Sunday Aug 30, 2015, saying the 24-year-old De Bruyne has signed a six-year deal. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

    Kevin de Bruyne joins Man City from Wolfsburg

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City demonstrated its financial might by breaking the club’s transfer record for the second time this summer to sign Kevin de Bruyne on Sunday, making the Belgium midfielder the second most-expensive player in English football history.

  • Italy’s Valentino Rossi of Movistar Yamaha, left, takes a corner followed by Spain’s Marc Marquez of Repsol Honda during the Moto GP race at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone, England, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2015. Rossi won the race. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Rossi wins British GP, retakes sole lead in MotoGP standings

    SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Valentino Rossi won the British Grand Prix in wet conditions Sunday to reclaim the outright lead in the MotoGP championship, with Marc Marquez crashing out in another blow to his title defense.

  • FOR STORY BY SYLVIA HUI - BRITAIN LUXURY GOODS CHINA - Shoppers carry designer label branded bags at Bicester Village designer outlet centre, in Bicester, England, in this photo dated Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Chinese customers have become a powerful market force in the global trade in expensive clothes, jewelry, watches, perfumes and handbags, but nobody knows how the recent turmoil in Chinese financial markets will impact on the sales of designer brands. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?

    BICESTER, England (AP) — The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China.

  • Manchester United's Memphis Depay, centre, fights for the ball against Newcastle's Chancel Mbemba during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Newcastle at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Flamboyant Depay already a crowd-pleaser at Man United

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Players who have flourished in the iconic No. 7 jersey at Manchester United have had three attributes in common: attitude, ability and aura.