• Chelsea's Kurt Zouma shouts out after getting injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma out for 6 months with ACL damage

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma has been ruled out of the European Championship after he injured his anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee.

  • Leicester City players including Daniel Drinkwater, left, and Leonardo Ulloa, cenre left, clelebrate afrer their 3-1 win against Manchester City in the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    It’s now or never for Leicester in this odds-defying season

    LONDON (AP) — The wealth of elite clubs and financial restrictions on upstarts were thought to be locking in the established order in English soccer and suppressing ambition.

    Updated: 11:46 am

  • In this Thursday, April 30, 2015 file photo, Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa leaves the AFC Congress in Manama, Bahrain. The Confederation of African Football said Friday  it is backing Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in this month's FIFA presidential election. The decision also means CAF has turned its back on the only African candidate in the five-man field, South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale.  (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, file)

    Bility: 26 African nations won’t support Salman in FIFA vote

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 26 African countries will defy their continental confederation and not vote for Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in the FIFA presidential election, the outspoken head of the Liberia soccer federation said Monday.

    Updated: 10:25 am

  • Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery returns to training

    MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has completed his first full team training since a right thigh muscle injury put him out for two months.

  • Olympiakos wins again, beats PAOK 1-0

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Olympiakos beat PAOK 1-0 and increased its lead at the top of the Greek league to 19 points with AEK’s 1-0 defeat at Atromitos earlier Sunday.

  • Congo claims African Nations title, beats Mali 3-0

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Congo won the African Nations Championship title by convincingly beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda on Sunday.

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa gets round Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea to score a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Costa scores late as Chelsea holds Man United to a 1-1 draw

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea striker Diego Costa struck in stoppage time against Manchester United to maintain his scoring streak under interim manager Guus Hiddink, ensuring a 1-1 stalemate in Sunday’s meeting of fallen Premier League powers.

  • PSV beats Utrecht to stay atop the Dutch Eredivisie

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — PSV Eindhoven beat FC Utrecht 2-0 Sunday to stay one point ahead of Ajax atop the Dutch Eredivisie.

  • Paris Saint-Germain's players celebrates after Paris Saint Germain's Angel Di Maria,obscured, scored against Marseille, during the League One soccer match between Marseille and Paris Saint-Germain, at the Velodrome Stadium, in Marseille, southern France, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Claude Paris)

    Saint-Etienne routs Bordeaux 4-1 to move level with Nice

    PARIS (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored the first goal and set up the winner for Angel di Maria as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-1 away at bitter rival Marseille on Sunday, extending its record unbeaten league run to 34 matches and maintaining its massive 24-point lead.

  • Cologne's  Jonas Hector, left,  and Hamburg's Aaron Hunt challenge for the ball during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Hamburger SV and 1. FC Cologne in Hamburg northern Germany, Sunday Feb. 7, 2016.  ( Markus Scholz//dpa via AP)

    Hamburg held to 1-1 draw by Cologne in Bundesliga

    BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV was lucky to escape with a 1-1 draw against Cologne but the home side’s slump continued Sunday in its sixth Bundesliga game without a win.