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Stories with place: Manchester
  • 5 things to know about the English Premier League 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:14 am
  • MANCHESTER, England - A run of 10 straight victories has propelled Liverpool to the top of the Premier League and into the unfamiliar position of title favorite.

  • Real Madrid wins 19th Copa del Rey title 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 7:42 pm
  • VALENCIA, Spain - Gareth Bale raced down the field, avoided a defender and rolled the ball under goalkeeper Jose Pinto in the 90th minute, giving Real Madrid a 2-1 win over Barcelona on Wednesday night and its 19th Copa del Rey title.

  • Man City slips further out of title contention 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:54 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - The Premier League trophy could be out of reach for Manchester City after a 2-2 home draw with last-placed Sunderland on Wednesday that capped a demoralizing four days for title chasers.

  • City's title hopes hit with 2-2 draw vs Sunderland 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:40 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City's hopes of winning the Premier League took a big hit with a 2-2 draw at home to last-place Sunderland on Wednesday, with the title chasers needing an 88th-minute goal from Samir Nasri to earn a point.

  • Quotes from voters in this week's AP football poll 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:23 am
  • LONDON - Mark Rodden, Eurosport, France

  • Toure set to miss half of Man City's final 6 games 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:26 am
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City could be without midfielder Yaya Toure for three of the team's final six Premier League games.

  • United losing luster on Europe's biggest stage 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:36 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United has just about faded into European soccer irrelevance.

  • United losing luster on Europe's biggest stage 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 9:20 am
  • MANCHESTER, England - As Manchester United waved goodbye to the Champions League for almost certainly 18 months at least, the reality is dawning on England's biggest club of the last 20 years that it has now sunk to second-tier status in European football.

  • Wembley becoming 2nd home for surprising Wigan 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 2:24 pm
  • WIGAN, England - Entry signs on roads approaching the town center are adorned with the word "Believe." Paving stones in the town's busy high streets have been painted blue in the team's colors and decorated with messages of support.

  • 5 Ivory Coast players to watch at the World Cup 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:13 am
  • Ivory Coast will stick with its tried and trusted veterans and only a few young players at the World Cup.

  • Chelsea, Man United face uphill task in CL 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 4:30 pm
  • LONDON - Once again, English clubs look set for a premature exit in the Champions League. On Wednesday, Manchester United must beat Bayern Munich or earn a high-scoring draw following their 1-1 result at Old Trafford, and Chelsea must overcome a 3-1 deficit from the first leg to reach the semifinals at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday.

  • Man City beats Southampton 4-1 in Premier League 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 10:38 am
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City kept the destiny of the Premier League title in its hands by beating Southampton 4-1 on Saturday, with the visitors' defeat further marred by a serious-looking injury to England striker Jay Rodriguez.

  • Rooney doubtful for Bayern game with toe injury 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:57 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League game against Newcastle with a toe injury, and is doubtful for the Champions League return leg against Bayern Munich next week.

  • Bayern held 1-1 by Man United in Champions League 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 6:37 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United confounded grim pre-game predictions by drawing 1-1 with Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday, with Bastian Schweinsteiger equalizing for the holders before being sent off.

  • Guardiola proves a safer pair of hands than Moyes 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 2:00 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - As David Moyes lurches from one setback to another in his troubled first season at Old Trafford, Manchester United's hierarchy may well be casting envious glances at Bayern Munich to discover just how smooth managerial transition can be.

  • Rooney double powers United to 4-1 win over Villa 
    Updated: Mar-29-14 12:48 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Wayne Rooney scored twice as Manchester United came from behind to beat Aston Villa 4-1 in the Premier League on Saturday as fans came out in support of struggling manager David Moyes at Old Trafford.

  • Anti-Moyes banner to fly over Old Trafford 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 2:18 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - A plane carrying a banner calling for Manchester United manager David Moyes' departure is set to fly over Old Trafford at the start of Saturday's Premier League match against Aston Villa.

  • Dzeko double helps City to 3-0 win over United 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 7:53 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City rammed home its superiority over beleaguered rival Manchester United in a comprehensive 3-0 win at Old Trafford on Tuesday, cutting its deficit to Premier League leader Chelsea to three points.

  • United, City renew hostilities in Manchester derby 
    Updated: Mar-24-14 1:54 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - As statements of intent go, it couldn't have been much bigger.

  • Chelsea routs Arsenal 6-0 in Wenger's 1,000th game 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 6:09 pm
  • LONDON - Chelsea handed Arsene Wenger one of his most demoralizing defeats as Arsenal manager as his 1,000th game ended in a 6-0 rout, and the referee also endured embarrassment at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.

  • Man City beats Fulham 5-0 in Premier League 
    Updated: Mar-22-14 1:32 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Yaya Toure scored a hat trick Saturday as Manchester City brushed aside last-place Fulham 5-0 to keep pace in the Premier League title race.

  • Van Persie out for 4-6 weeks with sprained knee 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 2:33 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United striker Robin van Persie will miss up to six weeks with a left knee injury, ruling the Netherlands striker out of both legs of a Champions League quarterfinal against Bayern Munich and potentially six Premier League games.

  • Boxer Tyson Fury lives up to name at media event 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 1:09 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - British boxer Tyson Fury lived up to his name by tipping over a table and shouting expletives before storming out of a news conference ahead to his world heavyweight title eliminator against Dereck Chisora.

  • United beats Olympiakos, through in Champs League 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 8:01 pm
  • MANCHESTER, England - Robin van Persie ushered Manchester United into the Champions League quarterfinals - and potentially saved his manager's job - with a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Olympiakos that completed one of the competition's greatest comebacks on Wednesday.

  • London 'draining life' from rest of UK economy 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 8:38 am
  • LONDON - There's London. And then there's the rest of the country.