• Hull City's Shaun Maloney, center, celebrates scoring during their English Premier League soccer match against Swansea City at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea, Wales, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (Simon Galloway/PA via AP)

    Hull confounding grim preseason forecasts in Premier League

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Hull started the season as the English Premier League’s “crisis club,” regarded by some as the worst-prepared team ever to begin a top-flight campaign.

  • Manchester City's Fabian Delph, second left, scores his side's first goal against Steaua Bucharest during their Champions League Play-off, Second Leg match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday Aug. 24, 2016. (Nigel French / PA via AP)

    Man City, Moenchengladbach cruise into Champions League

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City and Borussia Moenchengladbach built on commanding first-leg advantages to cruise through the Champions League playoffs on Wednesday, while Russian side Rostov thrashed Ajax 4-1 to reach the group stage for the first time.

  • Watford's team manager Walter Mazzarri getures, during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Janmaat becomes Watford’s 3rd signing in a week

    LONDON (AP) — Netherlands right back Daryl Janmaat has become Watford’s third signing in a week after completing his move to the Premier League club from relegated Newcastle on Wednesday.

  • In this Aug. 18, 2016 file photo, Usain Bolt from Jamaica celebrates winning the gold medal in the men's 200-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)

    Without Bolt, track and field starts life after Olympics

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — As Usain Bolt parties in London, around 30 Olympic medalists including nine champions have headed to Switzerland for the first major track and field meeting since the Rio de Janeiro Games.

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at Vicarage Road stadium in London, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side.

  • Bravo lands in Manchester to tie up move to Man City

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Barcelona goalkeeper Claudio Bravo has arrived in England to conclude a move to Manchester City.

  • Burnley's Andre Gray, right, and Liverpool's Ragnar Klavan battle for the ball during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)

    Premier League player charged over Twitter posts from 2012

    LONDON (AP) — A Premier League player is set to be punished by English football authorities for discriminatory comments he made on social media more than four years ago.

  • Members of the GB squad form a group as they arrive at London's Heathrow Airport, Tuesday Aug. 23, 2016, on their return from the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Team GB arrive back in the United Kingdom after finishing second in the Rio 2016 Olympic medal table, surpassing their London 2012 medal haul with a total of 67 medals. (Steve Parsons/PA via AP)

    Record-breaking British Olympic team welcomed home

    LONDON (AP) — Arriving in a plane with a gold-painted nose cone and “victoRIOus” emblazoned on the livery, Britain’s Olympic team returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after the country’s record-breaking medal haul in Brazil.

  • FILE -- In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, right, and Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan shake hands during their meeting in Moscow, Russia. Dehghan was quoted by Iranian State TV website Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, as saying an announcement by Russia on using an Iranian airbase to attack Syrian militants was “a kind of show off and ungentlemanly.” The remarks suggest that the operation was not supposed to get public by either side. (Vadim Savitsky/ Russian Defense Ministry Press Service pool photo via AP, File)

    The Latest: London police arrest 2 suspected IS aspirants

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Syrian war (all times local):