Premier League
Real Madrid hosts Real Sociedad with Jude Bellingham leading the Spanish league with five goals since the 20-year-old England midfielder joined the club.
Never before in the Premier League era has Manchester United lost three of its first five games at the start of a season.
Roberto Mancini will this week start his bid to make Saudi Arabia’s national team as much of an international discussion topic as its big-spending professional league.
Chelsea and Everton have survived major scares against fourth-tier opponents to advance to the third round of the English League Cup.
Three places in the Champions League group stage will be decided when the qualifying playoff round resumes with second-leg-games.
Manchester United has bounced back from conceding two goals in the opening four minutes to beat Nottingham Forest 3-2 at Old Trafford in the English Premier League.
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Chelsea is set to hand a first start to Ecuador midfielder Moises Caicedo for a home match against Luton that kicks off the third round of games in the Premier League.
United States captain Tyler Adams is returning to the Premier League after completing a move from Leeds to Bournemouth.
NBC goes into its 11th season of Premier League coverage with plenty of momentum. Audiences continue to increase and American soccer fans’ knowledge and interest has increased to where all 20 clubs in England’s top soccer league have their own U.S. followings.
Harry Kane has a career-defining decision to make. The England captain must choose whether to stay at Tottenham or move to German giant Bayern Munich.
The Saudi Pro League kicks off Friday after a spending spree on new players grabbed the soccer world’s attention.
Wolverhampton has hired Gary O’Neil as its manager in a speedy response to the departure of Julen Lopetegui just days before the start of the new Premier League season.
Ball-playing goalkeepers and hybrid defender-midfielders are in fashion in the Premier League heading into the new season.
Julen Lopetegui has left his position as Wolverhampton manager after nine months in charge and less than a week before the start of the Premier League season.
Andre Onana, Declan Rice, Christopher Nkunku, Dominik Szoboszlai, James Maddison and Moussa Diaby are among the most interesting offseason signings in the Premier League in a summer dominated by big-name arrivals in Saudi Arabia.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola is still not satisfied after finally transferring domestic dominance to Europe by winning the Champions League last season.
Ryan Reynolds, Rob McElhenney and Hugh Jackman watched an eight-goal thriller which had an unhappy ending for the Hollywood stars as Welsh soccer club Wrexham lost its first match back in England’s Football League.
Manchester United has signed Denmark striker Rasmus Højlund from Atalanta in a move that ends the Premier League club’s search for a replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Newly signed Chelsea striker Christopher Nkunku might miss the start of the Premier League season after coming off injured in the team’s final preseason game in the United States.
NFL great Tom Brady has become a minority owner of English second-tier soccer team Birmingham and wants to bring a winning mentality to an underperforming club.
Manchester United has announced a 10-year extension to its partnership with Adidas that the English club says will be worth more than $1 billion.
Allan Saint-Maximin has become the latest player to swap the Premier League for the Saudi Pro League after leaving Newcastle to join Al-Ahli on a four-year deal.
Riyad Mahrez is the latest Premier League player to head to Saudi Arabia after signing with Al-Ahli.
Saudi Arabian soccer club Al-Ettifaq has signed Jordan Henderson weeks after luring Liverpool great Steven Gerrard to join as manager.
Jordan Henderson has confirmed his departure from Liverpool after 12 years at the Merseyside club ahead of an expected move to Saudi Arabia.
Brazilian defender Igor Julio has completed his move to Brighton from Fiorentina. The Premier League club says the 25-year-old Igor signed a four-year deal and will start training with his teammates next week when they return from the United States.
Soccer analyst and former Premier League goaltender Shaka Hislop says he is seeking “the best medical opinion” he can get, one day after collapsing on the set of ESPN’s pregame show ahead of an exhibition between Real Madrid and AC Milan at the Rose Bowl.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — With Lionel Messi on his way to Inter Miami and Cristiano Ronaldo already in Saudi Arabia, it’s time for soccer’s next global superstar to emerge.
Seven years after the most improbable Premier League title triumph of all Leicester has been relegated from English soccer’s top division.