For someone with little experience in soccer, American businessman Todd Boehly sure has made some big calls in his first 100 days as the face of Chelsea’s new ownership.
His first major decision really raised eyebrows: Boehly, Chelsea announced early in the offseason, would not just be the club’s new chairman but also its interim sporting director in charge of recruitment.
A look at what’s happening in the Champions League on Tuesday:
Battle-hardened in Europe after coming through three qualifying rounds, Dinamo Zagreb begins its first group stage campaign since 2019-20 against a Chelsea in a state of flux after a squad rebuild.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Chelsea squandered a lead to lose 2-1 at Southampton and continue its inconsistent start to the Premier League season on Tuesday.
Goals by Romeo Lavia and Adam Armstrong saw Southampton recover from going behind to a 23rd-minute strike from Raheem Sterling, who now has three goals since his move from Manchester City and has been one of Chelsea's few successes this season.
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling is aiming to become more of a leader and a direct attacking threat at Chelsea after leaving Manchester City in search for more playing time.
Chelsea may need both of those attributes on Sunday when it hosts Tottenham in the season’s first meeting between two of the “Big Six” teams.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Chelsea completed the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester City on Wednesday, with the winger signing a five-year deal.
Sterling earlier bid farewell to City after seven seasons in Manchester that included four Premier League titles.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Kevin De Bruyne produced a string of devastating finishes in scoring four of Manchester City's goals in a 5-1 win at Wolverhampton to restore its three-point lead over Liverpool in the Premier League title race on Wednesday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City started celebrations to mark a decade since its first Premier League title by trying to prevent the sixth success being as tense or dramatic with a rout started and ended by Raheem Sterling.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City moved on from the disappointment of its Champions League exit with a 5-0 rout of Newcastle that sent the defending Premier League champions three points clear of Liverpool at the top on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City retained its one-point lead over Liverpool at the top of the Premier League after a thrilling 2-2 draw between the title challengers on Sunday.
Kevin De Bruyne put the defending champions into the lead in the fifth minute at the Etihad Stadium but Diogo Jota leveled eight minutes later for Liverpool.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Manchester City responded to the challenge laid down by title rival Liverpool by winning at Burnley 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday to stay in first place heading into the seismic meeting of the top two next weekend.
NORWICH, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling scored a hat trick as Manchester City beat Norwich 4-0 to move 12 points clear in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Phil Foden also scored at Carrow Road as City extended its unbeaten run in the league to 15 games.
The gulf between the two Manchester clubs was at its most stark in the English Premier League on Saturday.
A few hours after United's latest disjointed display in a 1-1 draw at home to Southampton, City coped just fine with resting key players in a 4-0 win at Norwich — led by a hat trick from Raheem Sterling — that extended its lead to 12 points.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Riyad Mahrez scored for the seventh straight game for Manchester City in its 2-0 win over Brentford on Wednesday that moved the Premier League champions into a 12-point lead.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Manchester City's long winning run in the Premier League ended at 12 matches on Saturday after a 1-1 draw at Southampton, which took points off the leaders for the second time this season.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City isn’t short of goals in the title defense, and the champions found a way to make it unintentionally even more entertaining against Leicester.
A 6-3 victory — featuring a double from Raheem Sterling — put City six points in front at the top of the Premier League at the halfway point on Sunday, with second-place Liverpool having a game in hand.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League leader Manchester City made it 11 goals in two games by sweeping aside struggling Newcastle 4-0 on Sunday.
Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo scored before the break, and Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling netted in the second half.
LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League's top three kept up the furious pace of their title race by picking up hard-fought wins on Saturday, although all three needed second-half penalties to do so.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City needed a disputed penalty to secure a 1-0 win over 10-man Wolverhampton on Saturday and ensure it stayed atop the Premier League.
City was awarded a spot kick for handball when Joao Moutinho blocked a cross from Bernardo Silva with his arm outstretched, although Wolves argued that the ball hit his armpit.
LONDON (AP) — Defending champion Manchester City is on top of the English Premier League for the first time this season.
And if Pep Guardiola's team keeps playing like this, it could be difficult to knock City off its perch — even in a tight title race that saw three different teams lead the standings during Saturday.
WATFORD, England (AP) — Defending champion Manchester City was on top of the English Premier League for the first time this season after a dominant 3-1 win at Watford on Saturday.
Bernardo Silva scored twice as City took full advantage of Chelsea's loss earlier in the day to take top spot in a tight three-way title race.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Fresh from scoring Manchester City’s winner, Gabriel Jesus surely would not have intended to have a dig at Paris Saint-Germain.
Even if the striker’s comment after City’s 2-1 win Wednesday — as both teams advanced in the Champions League — did cut to the heart of the contrasts in their performances.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Joao Cancelo’s latest brilliant assist and a long-range thunderbolt from Rodri led Manchester City to a 3-0 win over Everton in the Premier League, lifting the defending champions back to within three points of leader Chelsea on Sunday.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling ended his scoring drought as Manchester City netted three second-half goals Wednesday to move closer to the Champions League knockout rounds with a 4-1 win over Club Brugge.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Phil Foden led a masterful first half from Manchester City in a 4-1 win at Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday.
The defending champions were untouchable before halftime as Phil Foden scored in the 28th and 31st minutes after the recalled Ilkay Gundogan had opened the scoring at Amex Stadium.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said Friday he cannot give assurances to Raheem Sterling about more regular playing time after the winger said he was open to leaving the Premier League champion.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Raheem Sterling is open to leaving Manchester City to be sure of more regular playing time and says he dreams of moving away from England.
The winger, who is regular starter for European Championship runner-up England, has fallen down the pecking order at the Premier League champions.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Indispensable for his country. Increasingly overlooked by his club.
Raheem Sterling is, at 27, in the prime of his career but also in a curious place at the moment.
LONDON (AP) — Hungary was ordered by FIFA on Tuesday to play one game without a crowd for the racist abuse of England players, although European football's leading anti-discrimination group said it could be time to expel the team from World Cup qualifying for repeated discriminatory conduct by its supporters.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — A near-capacity crowd failed to inspire Manchester City as the English Premier League champion was held by Southampton to a frustrating 0-0 at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.
England's players were jeered for taking a knee, pelted with plastic cups after goals and then targeted with alleged racist chants.
They still weathered the hostile atmosphere to earn a 4-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday in the team's first game since losing the European Championship final.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Jack Grealish scored his first goal since a British-record $139 million move to Manchester City in a 5-0 win over Norwich on Saturday, helping the champions earn the first points of their Premier League title defense.
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Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand says he cannot understand how a decisive penalty was awarded against his team in the 2-1 loss to England in the European Championship semifinals.
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Ukraine had reached the round of 16 at the European Championship with two losses and the worst record of the advancing teams.
And now the quarterfinals, too.
Ukraine eliminated previously unbeaten Sweden 2-1 on Tuesday with a goal in stoppage time at the end of extra time from a player who was left on the bench for the entire group stage.
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Artem Dovbyk scored late in extra time to give Ukraine a 2-1 win over Sweden and a spot in the European Championship quarterfinals.
LONDON (AP) — Bukayo Saka was put on the field to turn possession into penetration, to create chances for an England team that had scored only one goal in two matches at the European Championship.
He did all that and more, but he still came up short in one particular area.
LONDON (AP) — At least England now knows it can rely on Raheem Sterling for goals.
The scoring touch missing at his last three tournaments has been rediscovered on home territory, and it gave his team first place in its group.
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Croatia advanced to the round of 16 at the European Championship by beating Scotland 3-1.
Raheem Sterling scored his first goal in a major soccer tournament to give England a 1-0 win over Croatia on Sunday at the European Championship.
The goal ensured England overcame its opening-game stumbling block, finally making a winning start to the continental tournament in its 10th appearance.
LONDON (AP) — Raheem Sterling grew up in the shadow of Wembley Stadium as it was being rebuilt, even getting a tattoo of its famous arch on his left forearm.
Now playing for his country at the iconic venue, he used his right foot to give England the start it had been longing for at the European Championship.
They’ve been Pep Guardiola’s go-to players for goals at Manchester City.
Sergio Aguero, the penalty-box predator described by his manager as a “lion in the jungle.”
Raheem Sterling, the once-streaky winger who has grown into a composed and prolific finisher.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — No title celebrations yet for Manchester City, just so much frustration.
Losing to Chelsea 2-1 on Saturday left City still needing one win from its remaining three games to clinch a third English Premier League title in four seasons...
LONDON (AP) — When John Stones gave the ball away to concede an equalizer, Harry Maguire was quick to reassure his England central defensive partner...
A look at what’s happening in the second-leg matches of the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday:
Kylian Mbappé and Raheem Sterling have started their new seasons a lot better than they finished their last...
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — When Manchester City scored the first goals the Premier League had seen in 100 days, only medics were in the stands to applaud...
MILAN (AP) — Lionel Messi won his sixth FIFA player of the year award, while Megan Rapinoe won her first at a lavish ceremony at Milan's iconic Teatro all Scala on Monday.
Rapinoe was rewarded at the FIFA Best awards for leading the United States to the women's World Cup title in July, as was Jill Ellis who won the women's coach award.
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.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City was denied a late penalty as it remained third in the Premier League after a goalless home draw with Everton on Wednesday.
Raheem Sterling went down under a challenge from John Stones in injury time but nothing was given.