Man City beats Everton 3-1, stays 5 points behind Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City needed second-half goals from Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling to earn a 3-1 win over Everton and stay five points behind leader Liverpool in the Premier...
Man City cruises to win over Shakhtar in Champions League
KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Manchester City became the only English club to win its opening Champions League game, beating Shakhtar Donetsk 3-0 on Wednesday.
Newcastle beats Tottenham 1-0 for Bruce’s first success
LONDON (AP) — Steve Bruce claimed a first victory as Newcastle manager thanks to Joelinton sealing a 1-0 win at Tottenham in the Premier League on Sunday.
VAR denies Man City again in latest wild match with Spurs
Four months later, Manchester City was denied another crucial late goal against Tottenham by an intervention from the video assistant referee.
City denied by late VAR ruling in 2-2 draw with Tottenham
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus was denied an injury-time winner by an intervention from the video assistant referee as Manchester City had to settle for 2-2 with Tottenham in the English...
Man City routs West Ham 5-0 to start Premier League defense
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City began its bid for a third straight Premier League title with a 5-0 rout at West Ham on Saturday.
Brazil’s Jesus suspended for 2 months for bad behavior
SAO PAULO (AP) — Striker Gabriel Jesus has been suspended from international matches with Brazil for two months because of bad behavior in the latest Copa América final.
Community Shield: Man City beats Liverpool on penalties
LONDON (AP) — After completing a clean sweep of domestic trophies last season, Manchester City opened the new campaign by lifting the Community Shield following a shootout victory over Liverpool...
Gabriel Jesus scores, leads Brazil recovery at Copa América
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Three Brazilian stars will return to their European clubs boosted by their good performances and a Copa América title.
Brazil beats Peru to win 1st Copa América title since 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil didn't need Neymar to win another Copa América title at home.
With its injured star watching from the stands at a packed Maracanã Stadium on Sunday, Brazil beat...
Brazil looks to future, Peru chases glory at Copa América
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Can a team that was trashed by the favorites in a major soccer tournament win a final against the same opponent only two weeks later?
Jesus scores at last to take Brazil into Copa América final
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — No goals in five matches of the 2018 World Cup. None in four matches of the 2019 Copa América. That haunted Gabriel Jesus, Brazil's young number 9.
Brazil beats Argentina and advances to Copa América final
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil (AP) — Brazil without Neymar has proved to be better than Argentina with Lionel Messi.
In a performance that ended with "olé" chants from the crowd, Brazil beat...
Brazil routs Peru 5-0 to reach Copa America quarterfinals
SÃO PAULO (AP) — The Copa America has finally started for host Brazil.
After two lackluster performances that drew jeers from the home fans and added pressure on coach Tite, Brazil got it...
Brazil routs Honduras 7-0 ahead of Copa America
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil routed 10-man Honduras 7-0 Sunday in a show of strength in its last warmup match ahead of the Copa America tournament.
Neymar misses Brazil training session because of knee pains
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Neymar sat out Brazil's training session on Wednesday, a day after he limped off the field with knee pains as the team began its Copa America preparations.
Man City completes sweep of English trophies with FA Cup win
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City swept aside Watford to complete the first clean sweep of English men's football trophies.
The fourth piece of silverware of the season was sealed by four...
Quadruple-chasing Man City in FA Cup final with Brighton win
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City's fans seem more presumptuous than their quadruple-chasing players.
Thousands of the seat allocation went unsold at Wembley Stadium as City reached the FA Cup...
Man City goes top of EPL after beating Everton 2-0
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester City climbed atop the Premier League standings — at least provisionally — for the first time since December by beating Everton 2-0 on Wednesday, heaping more pressure on main title rival Liverpool.
Man City stays in hunt for quadruple after big FA Cup win
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola dismissed as "fantasy" the notion of his Manchester City players winning the quadruple this season.
It's certainly a long shot but, on current form, it's hard to see how or when they'll next be beaten.
Jesus keeps up scoring spree, Man City beats Wolves 3-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is keeping a close eye on Gabriel Jesus now the young striker's family are no longer with him in England.
Maintaining his hot streak in front of goal should keep the Brazilian's spirits high.
The 21-year-old Jesus scored twice in City's 3-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Monday, extending his spree to seven goals across three different competitions in the past nine days.
Jesus keeps up scoring spree, Man City beats Wolves 3-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus kept up his scoring spree for Manchester City with two goals in a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers in the English Premier League on Monday, moving the champion back to within four points of Liverpool.
The Brazil striker has seven goals across three competitions in the past nine days for City.
Man City thrashes 3rd-tier Burton 9-0 in cup semifinal
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Gabriel Jesus scored four goals in Manchester City's 9-0 win over third-tier Burton Albion on Wednesday in the first leg of an English League Cup semifinal that proved even more of a mismatch than anticipated.
Kevin De Bruyne, Oleksandr Zinchenko, Phil Foden, Kyle Walker and Riyad Mahrez also scored at Etihad Stadium for a result that virtually renders the second leg meaningless in two weeks.
Man City cruises to biggest win under Guardiola
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City swept to its biggest win under Pep Guardiola with a 7-0 thrashing of second-tier Rotherham in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday.
There were seven different scorers at Etihad Stadium. Ilkay Gundogan wasn't one of them but he set up four goals.
Man City back on top of EPL; Eriksen saves Spurs
LONDON (AP) — Facing opposition decked out in royal blue for the second week running, Manchester City avoided any surprises this time round.
After watching his side crash to its first English Premier League defeat at Chelsea last weekend, Pep Guardiola was looking for a positive reaction from City on Saturday and the home team responded in style by defeating Everton 3-1 on a bitterly cold day at Etihad Stadium.
Jesus double leads Man City past Everton 3-1; De Bruyne back
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City showed there was no lasting damage from last week's surprise defeat at Chelsea as the Premier League defending champions beat Everton 3-1 Saturday.
Gabriel Jesus scored twice and substitute Raheem Sterling grabbed the other goal to lead City back to the top of the standings ahead of second-placed Liverpool's standout game against rival Manchester United at Anfield on Sunday.
Sane stars as Man City beats West Ham 4-0 in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City wingers Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling produced dazzling displays in a 4-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Saturday as the leaders picked up where they left off before the international break.
Sterling's deflected cross fell into the path of David Silva to turn in the opener in the 11th, and the winger tapped in at the far post from Sane's low center to make it 2-0 in the 20th.
Sterling earns farcical penalty, Man City wins 6-0 in CL
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling went from the farcical to the sublime in helping Manchester City to a 6-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk and the brink of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage on Wednesday.
Jesus scores as Brazil beats Saudi Arabia 2-0 in friendly
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Gabriel Jesus and Alex Sandro scored a goal each as Brazil defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in a friendly on Friday.
Jesus opened the scoring after a pass by Neymar in the 43rd minute and Alex Sandro sealed the victory with a header near the end of the match at King Saud University Stadium.
Dutch referee Danny Makkelie sent off Saudi goalkeeper Mohammed Al-Owais in the 84th after a video review showed he touched the ball with his hand out of his box.
Brazil recall Jesus for friendlies vs Argentina and Saudis
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has been recalled by Brazil for friendlies against Saudi Arabia and Argentina in October.
Coach Tite announced his squad on Friday, with three new faces: Bordeaux defender Pablo, Hannover midfielder Wallace, and Barcelona striker Malcom. He also brought in under-21 goalkeeper Phelipe to give him international experience.
The friendlies will be in Saudi Arabia on Oct. 12 and 16.
Jesus and Marcelo out of Brazil’s 1st post-World Cup squad
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil coach Tite has left striker Gabriel Jesus and defender Marcelo out of his squad for two friendlies next month in the United States.
The matches against the United States and El Salvador will be the team's first since the World Cup in Russia.
Tite says he wants to give opportunities to new players ahead of next year's Copa America, which will be played in Brazil.
MOSCOW (AP) — What to watch for in Friday's matchups at the World Cup quarterfinals:
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Brazilian soccer federation says FIFA has dismissed its complaint over the use of video review in the team's World Cup opener against Switzerland.
The federation said Wednesday FIFA didn't specifically address the plays contested by Brazil: non-calls on a push inside the area before Switzerland's equalizer and a penalty on Gabriel Jesus.
It said FIFA reiterated VAR is used only to eliminate clear and obvious mistakes by the officiating crew.
Gabriel Jesus or Firmino? Brazil’s dilemma vs Costa Rica
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The liveliest selection debate swirling around Brazil's national team heading into the World Cup has become more intense one game into the tournament.
Should it be Gabriel Jesus or Roberto Firmino in the lone-striker role?
A favorite of Tite's since the coach took charge in June 2016, the 21-year-old Jesus started Brazil's opening group game — a 1-1 draw against Switzerland — but struggled to impose himself.
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — The Brazilian Football Confederation is questioning FIFA about the procedures used for video review during Brazil's match against Switzerland at the World Cup.
The confederation says it is asking FIFA to clarify if the system was used during two key second-half decisions that went against the five-time world champion in the 1-1 opening draw on Sunday.
Kickoff: Brazil, Germany face high expectations at World Cup
MOSCOW (AP) — Brazil's quest for World Cup redemption begins Sunday. So does Germany's title defense.
The nations are forever linked by Germany's 7-1 humiliation of host Brazil in the 2014 World Cup semifinals. This year's Brazil squad is stacked with talented strikers as usual, while top-ranked Germany is a threat to become the first repeat winner since Brazil went back-to-back in 1958 and 1962.
Brazil’s Jesus admits challenge against Firmino for No. 9
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The most loved Brazilian at Anfield, especially after Philippe Coutinho left for Barcelona, is Roberto Firmino. And it may seem likely that a striker who netted 27 goals for Liverpool last season would be strongly favored to be Brazil's No. 9 at the World Cup. But that doesn't intimidate 21-year-old sensation Gabriel Jesus, who has held that shirt for two years now.
Neymar set to return for Brazil against Croatia in Liverpool
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Neymar is set to play for Brazil on Sunday for the first time since being injured in February.
But the striker will only come on in the second half of the friendly game against Croatia in Liverpool, Brazil coach Tite said at a news conference on Saturday.
Neymar has been sidelined for more than three months due to surgery on his right foot.
Brazilian favela paints tribute to local hero Gabriel Jesus
SAO PAULO (AP) — Four years ago teenager Gabriel Jesus was painting the streets of Jardim Peri, a favela on the northern edge of Sao Paulo where crime is rife and fetid creeks flow past children playing football.
Now, as he battles to become Brazil's number 9 at football's main event, having just turned 21, it is the favela that paints him on its walls to thank the striker for the inspiration he provides.
Brazil fitness concerns grow before friendly against Croatia
LONDON (AP) — Brazil winger Douglas Costa and midfielder Renato Augusto will miss Sunday's friendly against Croatia in Liverpool, raising further worries about the fitness of the squad for the World Cup.
Coach Tite already had injury concerns over Neymar, his fellow striker Gabriel Jesus and reserve right-back Fagner following troubled seasons for all three.
The Brazilian football confederation said on Friday that Costa and Augusto would sit out the team's first World Cup warm-up match at Anfield.
Neymar left out of main Brazil team at World Cup camp
LONDON (AP) — After saying last week that he was not 100 percent healthy, Neymar was left out of Brazil's main team Thursday at its World Cup training camp.
The Paris Saint-Germain striker is still being hampered by a foot injury.
Before heading to London on Sunday, Neymar said he had not fully recovered after a week of training with the national team in Brazil. But he predicted that he would be better for the tournament in Russia, which begins on June 14.
Firmino arrives early and gets tested in Brazil training
LONDON (AP) — Roberto Firmino joined up with Brazil's World Cup squad earlier than expected and was rewarded by coach Tite with a place up front alongside Neymar in training on Tuesday.
The Liverpool striker, expected to vie for a spot with Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, lined up with Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar and Chelsea's Willian in an open session at Tottenham's training center.
Brazil tests Willian up front with Neymar and Jesus
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's second pre-World Cup training featured Willian in the attack with Neymar and Gabriel Jesus on Thursday, a hint that coach Tite might change his starting lineup.
Willian played with the two star strikers for about one hour in the first training with footballs at the Granja Comary ground in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.
TERESOPOLIS, Brazil (AP) — Neymar was back in training on Tuesday to give Brazil a big boost ahead of the World Cup.
Neymar has been sidelined since February after having surgery on his right foot but spent an hour training on the main pitch at Brazil's Granja Comary training ground in Teresopolis, outside Rio de Janeiro.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Newly crowned champion Manchester City became the first club to amass 100 Premier League points after Gabriel Jesus scored a stoppage-time winner at Southampton with almost the final kick of the season on Sunday.
Pep Guardiola's record-breaking side looked like missing out on a win on the south coast until the substitute forward found space to lift the ball over goalkeeper Alex McCarthy in the fourth minute of additional time.
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City passed the 100-goal mark in the Premier League by beating relegation-threatened West Ham 4-1 on Sunday, leaving the newly crowned champions in sight of a slew of records.
After goals by Leroy Sane, Gabriel Jesus and Fernandinho, as well as an own-goal by former City player Pablo Zabaleta, Pep Guardiola's side moved to 102 goals for the campaign — one off the team record held by Chelsea in 2009-10.
Chasing records, EPL champion Man City thrashes Swansea 5-0
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City is chasing more records now the Premier League title has been wrapped up.
A 5-0 win over Swansea got the champions closer to a few of them.
David Silva scored one goal and set up another for Raheem Sterling in the first half, before further strikes by Kevin De Bruyne — a thunderous 25-meter effort — Bernardo Silva and Gabriel Jesus sealed an easy win for City amid a party atmosphere at Etihad Stadium on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Key victories that carried Manchester City to the Premier League title:
SEPT. 5: MAN CITY 5 LIVERPOOL 0
After opening the campaign with three successive wins, City made a serious statement with this thrashing of a leading side. Sergio Aguero put City ahead before Liverpool had Sadio Mane sent off following a collision with goalkeeper Ederson. Gabriel Jesus and Leroy Sane scored two each.