MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As they stepped onto the pitch, Liverpool’s players were given a guard of honor from Manchester City. It was the only time they looked like Premier League champions on Thursday. “I think they drank a lot of beers in the last week,” City manager Pep GuardiolaContinue Reading

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Sergio Ramos scored a late penalty to give Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over Getafe on Thursday, increasing its lead over Barcelona to four points with the Spanish league nearing its end. Ramos converted the 79th-minute spot kick after Getafe made its first mistake in anContinue Reading

Bethany Balcer didn’t come to the National Women’s Soccer League by way of a powerhouse college program like North Carolina or Stanford. She didn’t have a national team history and wasn’t a draft pick. Balcer is soccer’s version of a walk-on wonder, forging her own path to the OL Reign.Continue Reading

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Even a 4-0 drubbing is forgivable for Jürgen Klopp now the Premier League trophy has been sealed. But losing so comprehensively — to Liverpool’s closest yet very distant challenger — was still a painful way for Liverpool’s reign as champions to begin. “The attitude was good,Continue Reading