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Stories with place: England
  • 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.

  • Crystal Palace beat Everton 3-2 to dent UCL hopes 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 6:49 pm
  • LIVERPOOL, England - Crystal Palace dented Everton's hopes of Champions League football next season following a 3-2 away win in the English Premier League on Wednesday.

  • 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.

  • Liverpool boosted by diagnosis of Sturridge injury 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:18 pm
  • LIVERPOOL, England - Liverpool's Premier League title hopes have been boosted by a positive injury prognosis on striker Daniel Sturridge.

  • Eugene, Doha and Barcelona bid for 2019 worlds 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:36 pm
  • LONDON - Eugene is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time.

  • Memorial service marks Hillsborough anniversary 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 12:47 pm
  • LIVERPOOL, England - Scarves donated by football clubs across the world were laid out in the center circle at Anfield, forming the shape of the number "96" beneath a clear blue sky.

  • CAS cites doping sample flaws in Jamaican case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 11:56 am
  • LONDON - Jamaican sprinter Veronica Campbell-Brown was cleared of doping because of blatant flaws in the test collection procedures and possible "environmental contamination" of her urine sample, sport's highest appeals body said Tuesday.

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

  • Aston Villa suspends assistant manager, official 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 9:29 am
  • BIRMINGHAM, England - Aston Villa has suspended the assistant manager and a key off-field official as the club fights to stay in the English Premier League.

  • 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.

  • Victoria's Secret announces London fashion show 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:58 am
  • LONDON - London is getting a new fashion extravaganza - the Victoria's Secret Show, which will take place for the first time in the British capital this year.

  • Mercedes technical director leaving after season 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:50 am
  • BRACKLEY, England - Mercedes says its technical director will leave the Formula One team at the team of the 2014 season and will not be replaced.

  • English city probes Islamic influence in schools 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 8:28 am
  • LONDON - The city of Birmingham in central England has expanded an investigation into an alleged Muslim plot to greatly expand Islamic influence in the city's school system.

  • Liverpool, Atletico continue sparkling form 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 7:08 pm
  • LIVERPOOL, England - There could be unlikely league winners in England and Spain this season, with Liverpool and Atletico Madrid keeping up their good form with wins on Sunday.

  • 'Chimerica,' 'Book of Mormon' win at Oliviers 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:53 pm
  • LONDON - Irreverent musical "The Book of Mormon" and hit geopolitical drama "Chimerica" were the big winners Sunday at Britain's Olivier stage awards, on a night when London's small theaters flexed their substantial muscle.

  • Winners of Britain's Olivier Awards 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 4:50 pm
  • LONDON - The winners of London's 2014 Laurence Olivier Awards, honoring achievement in theater, opera and dance:

  • Hull reaches 1st FA Cup final in 110-year history 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 3:27 pm
  • LONDON - Hull reached the FA Cup final for the first time in its 110-year history as the Premier League side twice came from behind to beat third-tier club Sheffield United 5-3 in a lively encounter on Sunday.

  • Liverpool beats City 3-2, on course for EPL title 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 2:50 pm
  • LIVERPOOL, England - Embracing his teammates after a hugely significant win in the Premier League title race, Steven Gerrard looked to the skies and cried tears of joy.

  • Wilson Kipsang wins his 2nd London Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 9:35 am
  • LONDON - The last of the elite runners to arrive in London but the first over the line, Wilson Kipsang's week of travel chaos had no impact on his marathon running. The world record-holder saw off a strong field to capture his second London title by breaking the course record on Sunday.

  • Hillsborough tribute ahead of Liverpool-City match 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:50 am
  • LIVERPOOL, England - Liverpool fans held up a mosaic spelling out "96 25 years" during a minute's silence to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Stadium disaster, ahead of the club's Premier League match against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

  • Arsenal beats holder Wigan to reach FA Cup final 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 4:47 pm
  • LONDON - Arsenal avoided FA Cup embarrassment against second-tier club Wigan on Saturday, coming from behind against the holder and winning a penalty shootout to reach the final where the London club will be looking to end a nine-year trophy drought.

  • Spurs recover to draw 3-3 at West Brom 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:28 pm
  • WEST BROMWICH, England - Tottenham came from three goals down after 31 minutes to draw 3-3 at West Bromwich Albion on Saturday, with Christian Eriksen's strike deep into stoppage time sealing the English Premier League comeback.

  • 25 years on, English football recalls Hillsborough 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 1:17 pm
  • LONDON - By the Wembley pitch, 96 seats remained empty on Saturday. Just a Liverpool scarf draped over each of them: a powerful tribute to the 96 Liverpool fans who went to an FA Cup semifinal 25 years earlier but never returned home.