• Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck has surgery on left knee

    LONDON (AP) — Arsenal says striker Danny Welbeck will be “out for a period of months” after having surgery on his left knee.

  • A man is silhouetted as he monitors the trading boards at a brokerage firm in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015. Asian stocks rose Thursday after Wall Street rebounded from a sharp sell-off and as a holiday in China gave investors a break from its torrid markets. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul)

    World stocks gain amid China holiday, eyes on ECB

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving steadily higher in the U.S. and Europe as markets regain their footing after a turbulent few weeks.

  • In this July 28, 1984 file photo, the Olympic flame is flanked by a scoreboard signifying the formal opening of the XXIII Olympiad after it was lit by Rafer Johnson during the opening ceremonies in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the global sports competition. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

    Los Angeles mayor pitches 2024 Olympic bid to IOC president

    LONDON (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti took his city’s newly-launched bid for the 2024 Summer Games to IOC headquarters on Thursday, saying it’s time “to bring the Olympics back home” to the United States after an absence of nearly three decades.

  • American owners of English football club Derby sell up

    DERBY, England (AP) — Derby’s American owners have sold the English second-tier club to a local businessman who made a fortune through the “Candy Crush Saga” mobile game.

  • In this Nov. 30, 2014 photo Wolfsburg's Kevin De Bruyne from Belgium plays the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Moenchengladbach at the Volkswagen Arena stadium in Wolfsburg, Germany. Kevin de Bruyne joined Manchester City from Wolfsburg for a reported fee of 58 million pounds ( US $89 million) on Sunday Aug. 30, 2015, making the Belgium midfielder the second most expensive player in the history of English football.  (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)

    England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle

    LONDON (AP) — For the final months of 2015, clubs in continental Europe can relax: English clubs cannot plunder their top talent until January.

  • This photo taken Nov. 29, 2014, shows the facade of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles. The U.S. Olympic Committee on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, named Los Angeles as its candidate for the 2024 Games, replacing Boston's soured bid and marking a comeback for LA's dream of becoming a three-time host of the global sports competition. (AP Photo/John Antzczak)

    Thomas Bach gets what he wants: A US bid for 2024 Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — When Boston’s troubled bid for the 2024 Olympics collapsed in late July, IOC President Thomas Bach made it pointedly clear he was counting on the U.S. to come up with another candidate.

  • This is a Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 file photo of Monaco's Anthony Martial of France as he reacts  during his French League One soccer match, in Monaco stadium against Ajaccio.  The French Football Federation said Monday  Aug. 31, 2015 that Martial, a 19-year-old forward who has been compared to France great Thierry Henry, was granted permission to leave France's national squad to sign a contract at Manchester United. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)

    Martial signs for Man United, costliest ever teenager

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — French forward Anthony Martial became the most expensive teenager in football history on Tuesday when he signed for Manchester United for a reported 36 million pounds ($55.5 million), in the latest deadline-day deal by the English club.

  • FILE -In this Aug. 22, 2015 file photo, backdropped by Sugar Loaf Mountain, athletes compete in the men's marathon swimming test event, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, off Copacabana Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rio's sewage-filled waters are more than just a health risk. For open-water swimmers at the Olympics next year on famous Copacabana Beach, avoiding the bacteria and viruses will become part of the race strategy and could determine who gets a medal, and who doesn't. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

    Rio head vows to introduce viral testing in Olympic waters

    LONDON (AP) — Olympic organizers promised Tuesday to introduce viral testing in the polluted waters in Rio de Janeiro where about 1,400 athletes will compete in next year’s games.

  • Quotes from voters in this week’s AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) — Quotes from voters in this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10:

  • Real Madrid's James Rodriguez, centre, performs an overhead kick to score his side's fourth goal past Real Betis' Bruno Gonzalez, right, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    James Rodriguez, Roma top Global Football 10 poll

    LONDON (AP) — James Rodriguez entered this week’s Associated Press Global Football 10 at the top of the player rankings after scoring twice — including a spectacular overhead kick — and propelling Real Madrid to a 5-0 victory over Real Betis.