• 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.

  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, foreground, scores his side's first goal of the match from the penalty spot, during the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Manchester City, at The Bet365 Stadium, in Stoke-on-Trent, England,  Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Established order fights back early in Premier League season

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The established order is fighting back in these early days of the English Premier League season — and there are some familiar names atop the scoring charts, too.

  • Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, foreground, scores his side's first goal of the match from the penalty spot, during the English Premier League soccer match between Stoke City and Manchester City, at The Bet365 Stadium, in Stoke-on-Trent, England,  Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)

    Aguero, Nolito both score 2 as Man City beats Stoke 4-1

    STOKE, England (AP) — Sergio Aguero rediscovered his accuracy from the penalty spot in scoring one of his two goals for Manchester City in a 4-1 win at Stoke in the Premier League on Saturday.

  • Manchester United's Zlatan Ibrahiovic, right, scores a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Southampton at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Friday, Aug. 19, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Pogba to start for United vs Southampton

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored twice and Paul Pogba excelled in his first game back at Manchester United as the team’s high-profile offseason signings starred in a 2-0 win over Southampton in the Premier League on Friday.

  • Guardiola says Hart can leave Man City if he wants to

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola made it clear on Friday he will not stand in Joe Hart’s way if the goalkeeper would rather leave the club than try to adapt to a new style of play.

  • Manchester United's Team Manager Jose Mourinho grimaces during the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Manchester United at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Pogba set to play ‘some minutes’ in 2nd debut for Man United

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says Paul Pogba “is OK to play some minutes” against Southampton on Friday in the English Premier League.

  • Leicester City's Riyad Mahrez, right, celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game from the penalty spot during the Premier League soccer match at the KCOM Stadium, Hull, England, Saturday Aug. 13, 2016. (Nigel French / PA via AP)

    Leicester and Arsenal meet after false starts to EPL season

    LONDON (AP) — When the English Premier League champions take on the runners-up, the stage should be set for a clash between two teams bursting with confidence.