• Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates with team-mate Fernandinho after scoring his side's third goal during the Premier League match Manchester City versus West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Aug. 28, 2016.(Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

    City beats West Ham 3-1 to keep pace with United, Chelsea

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City kept pace with likely title rivals Manchester United and Chelsea by beating West Ham 3-1 on Sunday for a third straight victory in the early stages of the English Premier League season.

  • Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, centre, celebrates scoring his side's first goal against West Ham United during the English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)

    Sterling scores 2, Man City beats West Ham 3-1

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling offered further evidence of his improvement under Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola by scoring early and late goals in a 3-1 win over West Ham in the English Premier League on Sunday.

  • Ex-Manchester City manager Pellegrini takes charge at Hebei

    BEIJING (AP) — Former Real Madrid and Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini has taken over as head coach of Hebei China Fortune in the China Super League.

  • Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, right, scores the only goal of the game during the Premier League soccer match Hull City versus Manchester United at the KCOM Stadium, Hull, England, Saturday Aug, 27, 2016. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)

    Premier League: Rashford rescues Man United with late winner

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Zlatan Ibrahimovic having an off day, Manchester United turned to a striker at the opposite end of his career to keep its winning run going in the English Premier League on Saturday.

  • Manchester City Manager Pep Guardiola looks out before the match against Stoke City during their English Premier League soccer match at The Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent, England, Saturday Aug. 20, 2016. (Nick Potts/ / PA via AP)

    Bravo’s debut for City could come against United

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Claudio Bravo’s debut for Manchester City is set to come in the most high-profile match of the English Premier League season: The Manchester derby.

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family’s foundation against Donald Trump’s criticism on Friday and declared she’s confident there will be no major further accusations involving the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November.

  • City acquires goalie Bravo from Barcelona on 4-year deal

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City has completed the signing of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo from Barcelona for 13.75 million pounds ($18.2 million) in a move that could spell the end of Joe Hart’s decade-long career at the English club.

  • 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.

  • 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.