DOHA, Qatar (AP) — United States midfielder Tyler Adams is more frightened of spiders than he is of England.
Before both teams meet at the World Cup on Friday, Adams revealed what scares him most — and it’s not the prospect of coming up against one of the tournament favorites.
LONDON (AP) — Rodrigo Bentancur struck twice late on as Tottenham came back from behind three times to beat Leeds on Saturday.
A thrilling 4-3 win in the Premier League may have seen Spurs manager Antonio Conte avoid uncomfortable questions heading into the World Cup — but it required a late rescue act from Bentancur.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Crysencio Summerville scored another late goal to help Leeds complete a 4-3 comeback win over Bournemouth in front of an Elland Road crowd that had booed the home team off the field at halftime on Saturday.
HUDDERSFIELD, England (AP) — Winger Josh Addo-Carr's five tries powered Australia into the Rugby League World Cup semifinals as Lebanon was blown away by 48-4 on Friday.
Addo-Carr claimed a hat trick inside 19 minutes of the first quarterfinal, and added two more in the second half.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Leeds ended its four-match losing run in the English Premier League by beating Liverpool 2-1 thanks to Crysencio Summerville’s 89th-minute goal at Anfield on Saturday, easing the pressure on coach Jesse Marsch.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds’ American coach, Jesse Marsch, acknowledged he is under pressure to keep his job after a run of four straight losses in the Premier League.
Leeds is in the relegation zone heading into a match against Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday and without a win in the league since Aug.
LEEDS, England (AP) — The pressure mounted on Leeds' American coach, Jesse Marsch, after his team fell to a fourth straight defeat in the Premier League with a 3-2 loss at home to Fulham on Sunday.
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Harvey Barnes scored his sixth goal in as many games against Leeds to secure a 2-0 win for Leicester in the Premier League on Thursday.
Victory eased growing pressure on manager Brendan Rodgers and extended Leeds’ winless run to seven, leaving it above the drop zone on goal difference only.
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Last-place Leicester hosts Leeds with both teams desperate for points. Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers is under mounting pressure after his team won only one of its first 10 league games.
WARRINGTON, England (AP) — Top-ranked New Zealand opened its Rugby League World Cup account by seeing off Lebanon 34-12 on Sunday.
The Kiwis overcame conceding a try during the opening set by shining with six tries of their own.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Arsenal held on for a scrappy 1-0 win over Leeds in an eventful match brimming with controversy on Sunday to stay top of the Premier League and extend its lead over second-place Manchester City.
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — England gave its home Rugby League World Cup a dream launch in an astonishing 60-6 win over star-studded Samoa on Saturday.
A technical fault forced the Kaiser Chiefs to cut short the pre-match entertainment, but that was quickly forgotten as England raced 18-0 ahead and finished with 10 tries in front of a happily stunned crowd of 43,119 at St James' Park.
NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — Aston Villa is proving hard to beat but even harder to watch.
Prioritizing solidity after a miserable start to the English Premier League, Villa held Nottingham Forest to 1-1 on Monday in a low-quality match that will do little to ease the pressure on manager Steven Gerrard.
LONDON (AP) — Crystal Palace came from a goal down in the Premier League to win 2-1 at home to Leeds, which went ahead Sunday after Brenden Aaronson showcased the dribbling skills that are making him an exciting addition to the U.S.
LEEDS, England (AP) — English Rugby Football League chief executive Ralph Rimmer has escaped any sanctions for inappropriate comments about Fiji.
At an awards dinner in Leeds on Sept. 26, Rimmer discussed Fiji's preparations for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup: “Fiji have already arrived.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Leeds grabbed a point with a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Sunday after Luis Sinisterra’s moment of foolishness left Jesse Marsch’s team with 10 men against Aston Villa.
The home side held out at Elland Road but it was with little thanks to the Colombian forward, who was sent off just after halftime.
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — France midfielder Boubacar Kamara has been ruled out of the World Cup after sustaining knee ligament damage.
Kamara was injured while playing for Aston Villa in a 1-0 win against Southampton this month.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — St Helens underlined its status as the most successful rugby league team in the Super League era with a fourth consecutive grand final triumph at Old Trafford on Saturday.
England midfielder Kalvin Phillips withdrew from the national team squad on Tuesday because of a shoulder injury in a concern for coach Gareth Southgate ahead of the World Cup.
Phillips was replaced by central midfielder Jordan Henderson, with England playing Nations League games against Italy and Germany over the next week.
LONDON (AP) — Leeds manager Jesse Marsch was given a one-game ban by the English Football Association on Thursday for his behavior during a recent match.
The American was also fined 10,000 pounds ($11,475) for protesting during a 5-2 loss to Brentford in the Premier League on Sept.
LONDON (AP) — The Premier League will pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II this weekend by having a minute's silence before every game followed by the national anthem.
The league said Wednesday that fans will also be invited to applaud at the 70-minute mark, in recognition of the queen’s 70-year reign.
Three English Premier League games scheduled for this weekend were called off on Monday on safety grounds while authorities make preparations for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II.
Manchester United's home game against Leeds and Liverpool's match at Chelsea, both set to take place on Sunday, were postponed.
LONDON (AP) — Leeds manager Jesse Marsch has been charged with making improper comments to the media by the English Football Association after he was sent off during Saturday's Premier League game against Brentford.
LONDON (AP) — Ivan Toney can't miss.
The Brentford striker completed his hat trick before Leeds manager Jesse Marsch was sent off in the west London club's 5-2 win in the English Premier League on Saturday.
LEEDS, England (AP) — Luis Sinisterra's second-half goal helped Leeds salvage a point against Everton in a 1-1 draw Tuesday that kept Frank Lampard's team winless in the Premier League this season.
BRIGHTON, England (AP) — Brighton extended its unbeaten English Premier League streak to a club record nine games after Pascal Gross’ second half strike earned a 1-0 win over Leeds on Saturday.
Brighton wasted a host of chances at Amex Stadium before Gross coolly claimed his third goal of the season in the 66th minute.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel will not be in the dugout against Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday after failing in his appeal against a one-game touchline ban for a post-match scuffle with Tottenham counterpart Antonio Conte.
LONDON (AP) — Newcastle, Leeds and Brighton carried their strong Premier League form into the English League Cup on Wednesday by beating lower-league opposition in the second round despite fielding lineups containing fringe players.
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If there is to be any Champions League newcomer among the 32 group-stage teams this season, it can only be Bodø/Glimt of Norway.
LEEDS, England (AP) — A bad error by goalkeeper Edouard Mendy prompted a collapse by Chelsea in a 3-0 loss at Leeds on Sunday featuring a first Premier League goal by American winger Brenden Aaronson.
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has been fined 35,000 pounds ($41,000) and given a one-match touchline ban over his scuffle with Tottenham counterpart Antonio Conte after Sunday's Premier League derby.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi court has sentenced a doctoral student to 34 years in prison for spreading “rumors” and retweeting dissidents, according to court documents obtained Thursday, a decision that has drawn growing global condemnation.
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton goalkeeper Jose Sa saved a late penalty by Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic as the teams played out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League at Molineux on Saturday.
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Southampton erased a two-goal deficit in the second half to salvage a 2-2 draw with Leeds in the Premier League on Saturday.
Kyle Walker-Peters' shot from a tight angle squeezed under goalkeeper Illan Meslier's right arm and into the net to equalize in the 81st, nine minutes after substitute Joe Aribo got the comeback started at St.
LONDON (AP) — While Liverpool made a stuttering start to the English Premier League, Tottenham showed it might be ready to take another step forward under Antonio Conte.
LEEDS, England (AP) — American midfielder Brenden Aaronson helped Leeds open the English Premier League with a 2-1 comeback win over Wolverhampton on Saturday.
Aaronson, making his debut for Leeds after joining Jesse Marsch's team this offseason, looked poised to convert a cross from Patrick Bamford in the 74th minute after a run into the area, forcing defender Rayan Ait-Nouri to stick out a foot for an attempted clearance that ended up in his own net.
LEEDS, England (AP) — After a busy summer that included a slew of new signings, Leeds' American coach Jesse Marsch is hoping he has the players he needs to to play his own brand of soccer.
Marsch is entering his first full season in charge of the English Premier League club after replacing the hugely popular Marcelo Bielsa in February and then helping the team narrowly avoid relegation on the final day of the campaign.
PARIS (AP) — A look at 10 young players who could stand out this season in Europe's five major leagues:
LEEDS, England (AP) — England and South Africa drew their one-day international series 1-1 after the third and final match was abandoned because of rain at Headingley on Sunday.
Only 27.4 overs were possible in Leeds, during which South Africa reached 159-2, before a no result was called about 4 p.m.
Leeds manager Jesse Marsch acknowledges last season’s relegation battle was “intensely stressful.”
A preseason trip Down Under for the American and his squad — now featuring two compatriots in midfielders Brenden Aaronson and Tyler Adams — has been more laid-back.
LEEDS, England (AP) — American midfielder Tyler Adams joined English Premier League team Leeds on Wednesday in a move which reunites him with coach Jesse Marsch.
Adams signed a five-year contract, with a reported fee of 20 million pounds ($23.8 million).
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — A confident and positive England motored to 259-3 in its chase of a record 378 against India on day four of the fifth test at Edgbaston on Monday.
England needs 119 more runs with seven wickets in hand to win the test and square the series 2-2.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Premier League champion Manchester City bought an England midfielder and a controlling stake in an Italian club on Monday.
City said it completed the expected signing of Kalvin Phillips, who left his hometown and boyhood club Leeds at age 26 to sign a six-year contract.
LEEDS, England (AP) — The Overton twins did get to play test cricket together for England, after all.
Even if it was only for a few minutes.
Jamie Overton made his debut for England in the third test against New Zealand at Headingley on Thursday after being picked ahead of his twin Craig, who was also in the squad.
LONDON (AP) — There are twins in England’s cricket squad for the final test of the series against New Zealand.
Jamie Overton was called up on Thursday, joining Craig — the older brother by three minutes — in a 14-man party for the match at Headingley starting on June 23.
LONDON (AP) — England goalkeeper Fraser Forster will end his eight-year spell at Southampton by joining Tottenham on a free transfer when his contract expires at the end of the month.
His move to Tottenham — likely as the backup to Hugo Lloris — was announced on Wednesday, with the 34-year-old Forster agreeing to a two-year deal.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Brenden Aaronson was in a cafe in Vienna not too long ago, viewing Leeds' season finale against Brentford. The American midfielder had a deal to join the Whites, but it was contingent on Premier League survival.
LONDON (AP) — Leeds survived in the Premier League for another season after Jack Harrison's injury-time goal sealed a tense 2-1 win over nine-man Brentford on Sunday, with Burnley relegated instead.
BURNLEY, England (AP) — Burnley was relegated from the Premier League after six seasons Sunday with a 2-1 loss at home to Newcastle that allowed rival Leeds to survive.
Burnley needed only to match Leeds' result against Brentford and for much of the second half, a draw would have been enough, something Burnley nearly achieved when Maxwel Cornet headed straight at Martin Dubravka three minutes before the end.