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The Associated Press

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Past articles by Rob:

How Abramovich was forced to sell Chelsea in fall from grace

Standing by the bar in a small Stamford Bridge hospitality suite was a figure who had had not been spotted at the stadium in three years: Roman Abramovich. Last November, the Chelsea owner was back in London at his English Premier League club to host the president of Israel. → Read More

Man City clinches 6th Premier League title in 11 seasons

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City clinched a sixth Premier League title in 11 seasons on Sunday by scoring three times in five minutes to come from behind to beat Aston Villa 3-2 in the finale and hold off Liverpool's challenge. After starting the day in first place, City was at risk of an historic choke when it conceded twice to trail 2-0 at home to Villa. → Read More

Kylian Mbappe set to stay at PSG after rejecting Real Madrid

The France forward will sign a new three-year contract after a long-running saga over his future → Read More

Leeds and Burnley demand Premier League action over Everton’s financial losses

The two clubs want to know where the league is at in investigating Everton’s losses of £371.8million over the last three years → Read More

Liverpool beats Chelsea to win FA Cup, keeps quad bid alive

LONDON (AP) — Add the FA Cup to the collection. Jürgen Klopp has now won every major title for Liverpool. → Read More

FIFA takes on EA Sports video game in soccer's new rivalry

LONDON (AP) — The name “FIFA” can bring to mind images of the World Cup and soccer’s greatest players, like Pele, Zinedine Zidane or Lionel Messi. The acronym for the sport’s governing body may also remind some of shameless bribery and corruption. → Read More

Stadiums built but scrutiny endures for Qatar World Cup head

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A dozen years of defending Qatar's suitability to host the World Cup can leave Hassan Al-Thawadi exasperated at the enduring glare of scrutiny and the accusatory, rather than celebratory, tone. At times, Al-Thawadi can seem to be the face — even leader — of this Persian Gulf nation given his prominence. → Read More

Inside the Qatar control room watching over the World Cup

The command center in Qatar for the upcoming World Cup is all quiet and calm → Read More

Fifa allow Russian Premier League foreign players to leave their clubs until end of the season

The Ukrainian league has been suspended but matches remain ongoing in Russia → Read More

EXPLAINER: What's at stake as World Cup qualifying resumes

The eight stadiums are ready in Qatar and World Cup tickets have been on sale for a week → Read More

World Cup final price hike as Qatar 2022 tickets go on sale to fans

The most expensive tickets on general sale for the 18 December showpiece at Lusail Stadium are 5,850 Qatari riyals ($1,607) → Read More

Qatar World Cup ticket sales to open, lowest $70 globally

Fans can start registering to buy Qatar World Cup tickets on Wednesday with prices for visitors starting at around $70, one-third cheaper than the tournament in Russia, The Associated Press has learned → Read More

Andy Murray rejects offers to play in Saudi Arabia due to human rights concerns

The Brit is about to compete in the Australian Open → Read More

Fifa not ‘enemy of football’ for World Cup plan, Gianni Infantino insists

Plans are being discussed for the men’s competition to be held every two years → Read More

Newcastle United: Premier League clubs block potential Saudi-sponsorship deals

It is understood clubs held an emergency meeting to impose a freeze on any of them agreeing to commercial arrangements with businesses their owners are associated with → Read More

NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird out amid scandal, AP source says

The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the move Friday had not been made public. → Read More

NWSL commissioner Lisa Baird out amid scandal, AP source says

The person spoke to the AP on the condition of anonymity because the move Friday had not been made public. → Read More

EXPLAINER: Argentina soccer chaos over Brazil quarantine row

They were pitch intruders with a good reason, they claimed, to be confronting players only seven minutes into Brazil's World Cup qualifier with Argentina. As Argentina great Lionel Messi and Brazil star Neymar watched on, the qualifier was halted on Sunday and chaos ensued. → Read More

AP PHOTOS: Kindness, empathy highlight humanity of Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — In the close-up photos of this pandemic-era Olympic Games, you can imagine the world's most competitive athletes saying to their rivals: “Are you OK?” → Read More

Soccer players kneel to start new era of Olympic activism

TOKYO (AP) — The referee’s whistle blew, the British players glanced at one another and they dropped to their knees. Their Chilean counterparts responded in kind, all taking a knee at the Sapporo Dome. → Read More