• Manchester City's Samir Nasri, center, celebrates with teammate and fellow goal scorer Aleksandar Kolarov, left, as David Silva looks on after scoring against during the English Premier League soccer match between Everton and Manchester City at Goodison Park Stadium, Liverpool, England, Sunday Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    Manchester City, Pedro Rodriguez lead AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester City is top of the first Associated Press Global Football 10 of the new season and Pedro Rodriguez is the leading player after scoring on his Chelsea debut.

  • San Diego Chargers' Josh Lambo, right, prepares to kick the game-winning field goal against the Arizona Cardinals as holder Mike Scifres (5) sets the football during the second half of an NFL preseason football game Saturday, Aug. 22, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz.  The Chargers won 22-19. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

    Ex-soccer player Josh Lambo hopes to make Chargers as kicker

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Josh Lambo’s soccer career ended sooner than he would have liked, so he turned to football.

  • Arsenal's Calum Chambers, centre, vies for the ball with Liverpool's Christian Benteke during the English Premier League soccer match between Arsenal and Liverpool at Emirates stadium in London, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Cech an asset this time for Arsenal in draw with Liverpool

    LONDON (AP) — After Petr Cech’s opening-day blunders proved so costly for Arsenal, the veteran goalkeeper demonstrated against Liverpool on Monday why he will be an asset rather than a liability for his new team.

  • Ex CONMEBOL head asks end of US extradition request

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A lawyer for the former president of South America’s soccer confederation is requesting a Paraguayan judge to throw out a request by U.S. prosecutors to extradite him to the United States for his role in a corruption scandal.

  • CAS ruling clears Olympiakos for Champions League entry

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says Olympiakos will enter the Champions League groups draw on Thursday despite match-fixing allegations after sport’s highest court rejected an appeal by Panathinaikos.

  • FC Barcelona's Luis Suarez of Uruguay,  center with shirt number 9, celebrates his goal with team members after scoring against Athletic Bilbao soccer team during their Spanish La Liga soccer match,  at San Mames stadium in Bilbao, northern Spain, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

    While Real stalls, Barcelona finds way to overcome problems

    MADRID (AP) — In the hothouse of Spanish football, traditional giants Real Madrid and Barcelona entered the Spanish league facing different burdens of expectation.

  • Russia plans to reverse cuts to World Cup budget

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian government proposed a 2-percent increase to its budget for the 2018 World Cup on Monday, reversing a trend of repeated cuts this year.

  • Manchester United's Wayne Rooney walks from the pitch after his team's scoreless draw in 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)

    Different pedigree, same goal for Man United, FC Astana

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FC Astana did not exist when Manchester United became European champion for the third time in 2008.

  • Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder Steven Gerrard, right, of England, helps New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo, of Italy, up during the first half of a MLS soccer match, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015, in Carson, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

    Robbie Keane has 2 goals, LA Galaxy rout NYC FC 5-1

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Keane knocked another goal into the open New York City FC net and took off sprinting with his arms outstretched, basking in the sellout crowd’s relentless roars.

  • Chelsea players celebrate after Chelsea’s Cesar Azpilicueta, right, scored against West Brom during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

    Pedro stars for Chelsea; Man City earns 3rd straight win

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Pedro Rodriguez was signed by Chelsea to inject some life into the English champions after their lackluster start to the season.