• Sunderland and Bournemouth reach League Cup third round

    LONDON (AP) — Sunderland needed a late winner from on-loan Manchester United midfielder Adnan Januzaj to beat third-tier Shrewsbury 1-0, while Bournemouth settled for a 2-1 win at fourth division Morecambe in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Robbie Keane to retire from Irish national team next week

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Robbie Keane will retire from international play for Ireland after a match with Oman next week in Dublin.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Roma's Daniele De Rossi leaves the pitch after getting a red card during  a Champions League, play-off, return-leg soccer match between Roma and Porto, at the Rome Olympic stadium Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. (Maurizio Brambatti/ANSA via AP)

    9-man Roma out of Champs Lg after 3-0 playoff loss to Porto

    MILAN (AP) — Roma failed to reach the Champions League group stage after having two men sent off in a 3-0 defeat at home to Porto in the second leg of their playoff on Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champions waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting.

  • Investigator of Russian doping to speak at FIFA-hosted event

    ZURICH (AP) — The investigator who detailed Russia’s state-backed doping program will speak at a FIFA-hosted conference on ethics in sport next month.