- England a magnet for players as clubs flex financial muscle Updated: Sep-02-15 6:42 pm
LONDON - For the final months of 2015, clubs in continental Europe can relax: English clubs cannot plunder their top talent until January.
- James Rodriguez, Roma top Global Football 10 poll Updated: Sep-01-15 10:36 am
LONDON - James Rodriguez entered this week's Associated Press Global Football 10 at the top of the player rankings after scoring twice - including a spectacular overhead kick - and propelling Real Madrid to a 5-0 victory over Real Betis.
- Wolfsburg snatches Germany midfielder Draxler from Schalke Updated: Aug-31-15 1:33 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Awash in cash, Wolfsburg broke its club transfer record by signing Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke on the final day of the European transfer window Monday.
- Dortmund beats Berlin 3-1 to stay atop Bundesliga Updated: Aug-30-15 1:50 pm
FRANKFURT, Germany - Late substitute Adrian Ramos secured Borussia Dortmund's 3-1 victory over Hertha Berlin on Sunday that preserved his team's lead in the Bundesliga.
- Bayern signs Kingsley Coman on loan from Juventus Updated: Aug-30-15 10:18 am
MUNICH - Bayern Munich says it has signed France under-21 player Kingsley Coman from Juventus on a two-season loan deal from Juventus.
- Defender Dante leaves Bayern for Bundesliga rival Wolfsburg Updated: Aug-30-15 7:47 am
MUNICH - Bayern Munich says Brazil defender Dante is leaving the club to join Bundesliga rival Wolfsburg.
- City doesn't waste Chelsea slip, Madrid wins big in Spain Updated: Aug-29-15 7:50 pm
LONDON - Chelsea's Premier League title defense is already floundering after a rare home loss let Manchester City increase its lead following a fourth consecutive win on Saturday.
- Blind replaces Van Persie with Robben as Netherlands captain Updated: Aug-28-15 11:38 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Arjen Robben replaced striker Robin van Persie as captain of the Netherlands on Friday in Danny Blind's first squad since taking over from Guus Hiddink as national coach.
- Bayern sends Pierre Emile Hoejbjerg to Schalke on loan Updated: Aug-28-15 11:18 am
MUNICH - Bayern Munich says it is sending midfielder Pierre Emil Hoejbjerg on loan to Schalke for the season.
- Spain coach calls up David de Gea for Euro 2016 qualifiers Updated: Aug-28-15 9:56 am
MADRID - Spain coach Vicente del Bosque on Friday included goalkeeper David de Gea, Diego Costa and Juan Mata in his squad to take on Slovakia and Macedonia in qualifying matches for next year's European Championship.
- Germany picks Liverpool's Emre Can for Euro qualifiers Updated: Aug-28-15 9:09 am
FRANKFURT, Germany - Germany coach Joachim Loew called up Liverpool midfielder Emre Can on Friday for the upcoming European Championship qualifying matches against Poland and Scotland.
- Bayern, Leverkusen clash; Dortmund leading Bundesliga Updated: Aug-27-15 7:56 am
BERLIN - After perfect starts, something has to give when Bayern Munich hosts Bayer Leverkusen for the first Bundesliga clash of the season among Champions League participants. Borussia Dortmund, currently leading on goal difference after two league games, hosts Hertha Berlin, while Borussia Moenchengladbach aims to avoid its third straight defeat at the other end of the table. Here are some things to know about the third round of games:
- Barcelona heads 32-team draw for Champions League groups Updated: Aug-26-15 5:06 pm
GENEVA - The Champions League season takes shape Thursday when UEFA draws 32 elite teams into groups in Monaco.
- Austria's Alaba, Leitgeb return for Euro 2016 qualifiers Updated: Aug-25-15 6:36 am
VIENNA - Austria midfielders David Alaba and Christoph Leitgeb will return from injuries for next month's Euro 2016 qualifiers against Moldova and Sweden.
- Rooney's form a concern as United back in Champions League Updated: Aug-17-15 9:23 am
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester United will want more than just a first-leg lead from its Champions League playoff against Bruges on Tuesday.
- Bayern beats Real Madrid 1-0 to win Audi Cup friendly Updated: Aug-05-15 5:09 pm
- Sterling boost but City senior trio must shine for title bid Updated: Aug-04-15 4:17 am
MANCHESTER, England - Manchester City has gambled on Raheem Sterling being the key signing that manager Manuel Pellegrini needs to lift his team back to the top of English soccer.
- Ronaldo, Benzema to miss preseason tournament Updated: Aug-03-15 9:32 am
MADRID - Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema will miss two preseason matches with Real Madrid after picking up injuries during training.