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Three things we learned from the Premier League weekend

Jul 13, 2020 - 10:05 PM

Chelsea falls prey to Sheffield United while Manchester City secures its place in the top 4 with a beating of Brighton

DOMINANT. Manchester City hands Brighton a 5-0 thrashing. Photo from Instagram/@mancity

No 'softening' from Liverpool as Salah keeps record chase on track

Jul 09, 2020 - 11:42 AM

Liverpool still looks poised to break Manchester City's Premier League record of 100 points

(L-R) Brighton's Australian goalkeeper Mathew Ryan, Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah, Brighton's English defender Dan Burn and Liverpool's Senegalese striker Sadio Mane vie for the ball during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Liverpool at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on July 8, 2020. (Photo by Catherine Ivill / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /

WATCH LIVE: Manchester City vs Newcastle pregame show

Jul 08, 2020 - 10:30 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the live pregame show between Manchester City and Newcastle

RETURN. John Stones is set to make his first appearance in the starting lineup after nursing an ankle problem. Photo from John Stones' Instagram

WATCH: Son Heung-min aces Tottenham Hotspur footgolf challenge

Jul 07, 2020 - 5:14 PM

Watch how Son Heung-min wins the Tottenham Hotspur footgolf title in this playful challenge

DIVERSE SKILLSET. Son Heung-min shows off his footballing skills in a playful footgolf challenge in the Tottenham Hotspur stadium. File photo by Ben Stansall/ AFP

WATCH: Son clashes with Lloris as Spurs beat Everton

Jul 07, 2020 - 1:21 PM

Tottenham stars Son Heung-min and Hugo Lloris make peace after a heated altercation

HEATED. Tottenham Hotspur's French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) and South Korean striker Son Heung-Min get heated during the game against Everton. Photo by Adam Davy/Pool/AFP

Klopp happy to develop Liverpool habit of winning ugly

Jul 06, 2020 - 3:33 PM

'We are where we are because we win difficult games,' says manager Jurgen Klopp of Premier League champions Liverpool

CONVERSION. A Sadio Mane goal helps Liverpool stretch its winning streak at home to 24 games. Photo from Instagram/@liverpoolfc

Man City gatecrashes Liverpool's champions party with 4-0 rout

Jul 03, 2020 - 10:47 AM

It’s a chastening night for the Premier League champions as Liverpool absorbs a thorough thrashing from Manchester City

FULL CONTROL. Manchester City's Belgian midfielder Kevin De Bruyne (left) scores the opening goal OFF a penalty kick versus Liverpool. Photo by Dave Thompson/AFP

WATCH LIVE: Liverpool vs Manchester City pregame show

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:10 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the live pregame show between Premier League champion Liverpool and Manchester City

BLOCKBUSTER. Liverpool tests its mettle as the newly-crowned Premier League champion against No. 2 seed Manchester City. Photo by  Phil Noble/Pool/AFP

WATCH: Klopp expects more teams in title race next season

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Jurgen Klopp believes that the upcoming clash between Liverpool and Manchester City would not be a marker for next season

DOMINANCE. Sadio Mane (left) and Mohamed Salah prepare for the top 2 clash between Liverpool and Manchestery City.  Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool FC highlights through the years

Jul 02, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Bookmark this page to relive Liverpool FC's best moments over the years

CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE. Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah (C) raises the European Champion Clubs' Cup as he celebrates with teammates winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

What now for Liverpool after ending Premier League title drought?

Jun 27, 2020 - 3:55 PM

Relentless Liverpool can smash more records before the season ends

TEAMWORK. Chemistry among stars like Mohamed Salah (right), Roberto Firmino (center), and  Trent Alexander-Arnold proves to be one of the keys to Liverpool’s rise. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

'A season for the ages': Liverpool crowned Premier League champion

Jun 26, 2020 - 9:05 AM

After an agonizing wait, Liverpool ends a 30-year title drought with a record 7 games remaining

Liverpool's English defender Trent Alexander-Arnold (R) celebrates scoring the opening goal with Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (C) and Liverpool's English midfielder Jordan Henderson during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on June 24, 2020. (Photo by PHIL NOBLE / POOL / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /

WATCH LIVE: Manchester City vs Chelsea pregame show

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:12 PM

Catch the live pregame show of the Manchester City and Chelsea match that may just pave the way for Liverpool to bag the Premier League title

CRUCIAL. Chelsea FC can help propel Liverpool to its first Premier League title in 30 years. Photo from Chelsea FC Twitter

Liverpool waits on Man City slipup to clinch long-awaited title

Jun 25, 2020 - 11:50 AM

There remains no doubt that Liverpool’s 30-year title drought is coming to an end

PUMPED. Liverpool star Mohamed Salah (right) celebrates scoring his team's second goal with striker Sadio Mane during their Premier League match against Crystal Palace Wednesday at Anfield. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Man City crush 'embarrassed' Burnley to keep Liverpool waiting

Jun 23, 2020 - 11:15 AM

Burnley promises to hand lifetime bans to fans who carried the 'White lives matter' banner

MAN OF THE MATCH. Phil Foden scores a brace to propel Manchester City to a dominant win. Photo from Premier League Twitter

WATCH LIVE: Manchester City vs Burnley pregame show

Jun 22, 2020 - 6:09 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the Premier League pregame show between Manchester City and Burnley live for free

MAN OF THE MATCH. Kevin de Bruyne looks to propel Manchester City to back-to-back wins to solidify its hold of 2nd place. Photo from Sergio Aguero's Twitter

Liverpool takes center stage as title countdown recommences

Jun 21, 2020 - 10:18 AM

Liverpool gets back on the road to clinching its first Premier League title in 30 years

TITLE ROAD. Liverpool is aiming to nab two wins in the last 9 games after its three-month hiatus from the pitch. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Call us the 'asterisk champions': Klopp ready for Liverpool title push

Jun 20, 2020 - 9:38 PM

'Whoever will be champions, it will be historic because it is a year that we will never forget,' says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

SO NEAR. Liverpool inches closer to a historic romp. Photo from @LFC

100 days later: Premier League returns after coronavirus exile

Jun 18, 2020 - 11:47 AM

Premier League restarts with goal-line howler as players take a knee

VIRTUAL FANS. A giant screen displays Manchester City fans as they watch the match on their computers during the Premier League football match between Manchester City and Arsenal at the Etihad Stadium. Photo by Laurence Griffiths/AFP

Premier League chief urges fans to 'stay away'

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:36 PM

After a three-month hiatus, the Premier League returns behind closed doors but worries fans will congregate outside the playing grounds

BACK AT IT. Manchester City's Sergio Aguero (left) scores a goal canceled for an offside position during their Premier League match against Manchester United last March. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Liverpool cleared to win Premier League at Anfield

Jun 06, 2020 - 6:12 PM

In just 3 weeks, Liverpool may be holding its first Premier League crown in 30 years

JOY, FEAR. Games will be played behind closed doors but thousands of fans may turn up outside to celebrate. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

What next for Premier League's 'Project Restart'

Jun 03, 2020 - 4:49 PM

The Premier League’s remaining games may be crammed into just 5 weeks

BACK SOON. Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (left) vies with Watford's Craig Cathcart (center) and Belgian defender Christian Kabasele during their Premier League match last February. Photo by Justin Tallis/ AFP

Fans could return for 2020-2021 season – Premier League chief

May 31, 2020 - 1:25 PM

Football fans may be back in the stands in a 'phased basis' starting next season

NO CHEERS. There will be no fans when Liverpool players celebrate their impending title romp this season. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Premier League return: The issues to resolve

May 29, 2020 - 9:32 AM

After a three-month virus shutdown, the Premier League restarts its season on June 17

SO CLOSE. Liverpool only needs two wins to claim the crown. Photo by Geoff Caddick/AFP

Football return: League-by-league guide around Europe

May 24, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Some of the world’s top football leagues look to complete their season with Spain’s La Liga the latest to announce its comeback in June

BACK SOON. Barcelona forward Lionel Messi (left) challenges Real Sociedad's goalkeeper Alex Remiro during their La Liga match last March. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Premier League says 2 more people test positive for coronavirus

May 24, 2020 - 12:58 PM

More virus cases turn up just weeks before the Premiere League’s proposed restart

QUARANTINED. Watford defender Adrian Mariappa (left) tests positive for COVID-19. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Premier League chief 'confident' of June restart

May 23, 2020 - 6:23 PM

‘We have done everything we possibly can to make return to training as safe as possible,’ says Premier League chief executive Richard Masters

VIRTUAL CHAMP. Liverpool stands so close to winning it all. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

6 test positive for coronavirus at Premier League clubs

May 20, 2020 - 1:39 PM

As clubs return to training, the Premier League confirms new positive cases

ON HOLD. Last March, Chelsea's English midfielder Callum Hudson-Odoi (center) was among the early positive cases that forced the Premier League to suspend its games. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Premier League clubs return to group training

May 19, 2020 - 4:05 PM

The Premier League sets strict training protocols for players to practice social distancing

CONTACT SPORT. The Premier League aims for a return like Germany's Bundesliga. Photo by Geoff Caddick/AFP

Player divide threatens Premier League's restart plan

May 16, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Resume or abandon the season? Premier League players’ debate rages on

PROCEED WITH CAUTION. Tottenham striker Harry Kane (left) wants to ‘get back to some normality’. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Premier League gets green light for June restart

May 12, 2020 - 2:09 PM

The teams of the English top-flight league continue to meet for further talks on 'Project Restart'

LONG WAIT OVER? Will Liverpool be able to end its 30-year title drought with the Premier League re-start? Photo from Twitter (@LFC)

Premier League does not have 'green light' yet, minister warns

May 09, 2020 - 5:29 PM

Premier League clubs are due to meet to discuss the latest plans for 'Project Restart'

TOP OF THE TABLE. Mohamed Salah and Liverpool are set to win the Premier League title once the season resumes. File photo by Geoff Caddick/AFP

Premier League restates commitment to finish season

May 02, 2020 - 7:50 PM

As the English top flight attempts to resume action, players question whether they’re being rushed back to save the clubs money

SO CLOSE. Before the league shutdown, Liverpool stands on the brink of their first league title in 30 years. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Everton 'appalled' by Kean's house party amid virus lockdown

Apr 26, 2020 - 6:59 PM

The Premier League club says it’s highly disappointed that one of its players broke government guidelines

DELINQUENT. Although Everton didn’t name the offending player, it has been widely reported that Moise Kean (left) violated quarantine rules. Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

Premier League eyes June return behind closed doors

Apr 26, 2020 - 12:26 PM

It's going to be a financial nightmare for the clubs should the season abruptly ends

SO CLOSE. Before the league shutdown, the championship was within reach of Mohamed Salah (left) and Liverpool. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

UEFA president says Liverpool should be awarded Premier League title

Apr 07, 2020 - 12:57 PM

'Theoretically, they still haven't earned the title but they almost certainly will,' says UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin

VIRTUAL CHAMPIONS. Liverpool's English midfielder James Milner (center) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on December 26, 2019. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Rooney says handling of Premier League pay row 'a disgrace'

Apr 06, 2020 - 9:40 PM

Wayne Rooney says he would be "proud" of helping support health care workers as long as he knows where his money is going

ANNOYED. Wayne Rooney says football players have become scapegoats amid the coronavirus pandemic. Photo from Instagram/@dcfofficial

LIST: How the coronavirus has hit global sports

Mar 27, 2020 - 5:59 PM

(UPDATED) Sporting events worldwide come to a complete standstill as the virus continues to wreak havoc

MAJOR HIT. The Tokyo 2020 Olympics has been pushed back to 2021. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA-EFE

How Premier League stars keep busy during the coronavirus shutdown

Mar 16, 2020 - 5:05 PM

Manchester United star Paul Pogba, for example, organized a fundraising page as he celebrated his 27th birthday

MORE THAN FOOTBALL. Paul Pogba gives back to the community amid the coronavirus outbreak. Photo from Instagram/@manchesterunited

Players treated like 'guinea pigs' over coronavirus – Rooney

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:59 PM

Former England captain Wayne Rooney says he'll 'never forgive the authorities' if anyone from his family gets infected

FURIOUS. Wayne Rooney slams British football officials for their late action on the virus pandemic. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Liverpool left to wait and wonder after virus strikes

Mar 15, 2020 - 5:29 PM

'If it's a choice between football and the good of the wider society, it's no contest,' says manager Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool's title bid grounds to a halt

FULL CONTROL. Liverpool midfielder Mohamed Salah (right) celebrates with teammate Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after scoring in their Premier League match against Bournemouth.Photo by Geoff Caddick/AFP

Sporting calendar shredded as coronavirus ravages top events

Mar 14, 2020 - 11:06 PM

All major sporting events worldwide are swept aside by the coronavirus pandemic

More European football players test positive for virus

Mar 14, 2020 - 9:10 PM

All 5 of Europe's top football leagues have been suspended as more players fall victim to the coronavirus

OUTBREAK. Paderborn's German defender Luca Kilian becomes the first Bundesliga player to contract COVID-19. Photo by Ina Fassbender/AFP

Premier League in doubt as Arteta, Hudson-Odoi get coronavirus

Mar 13, 2020 - 12:00 PM

Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta test positive for the virus as other players show symptoms

POSITIVE. The Premier League plans to hold an 'emergency talk' after Chelsea’s Callum Hudson-Odoi (left) and Arsenal’s Mikel Arteta  contracted the virus. Photos from AFP

Premier League suffers first postponement as Arsenal players quarantined

Mar 11, 2020 - 7:25 PM

Arsenal players and staff have been isolated at their homes after coming into contact with the owner of Olympiakos, who tested positive for the virus

ISOLATED. Liverpool players are being quarantined at home for 14 days. Photo from Instagram/@liverpoolfc

Liverpool bounces back, Arsenal closes gap on top 4

Mar 08, 2020 - 12:28 PM

Liverpool is on the brink of claiming the Premier League title as the Reds bounce back from their 1st Premier League loss this season

BOUNCING BACK. Liverpool is 9 points away of ending its Premier League title drought. Photo from Twitter (@LFC)

Premier League drops pre-match handshake over coronavirus concern

Mar 06, 2020 - 12:41 PM

Teams have been told that they will still line up as usual before kickoff, but the home team will walk past the away side without shaking hands

CAUTIOUS. Liverpool says it will not use child mascots as Premier League leaders take action against the virus. Photo from Instagram/liverpoolfc

'It is not over': Liverpool warns after unbeaten run ends

Mar 01, 2020 - 5:17 PM

‘We don't think it is the biggest catastrophe in world football,’ says Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp

UPSET. Liverpool's star midfielder Mohamed Salah (left) vies with Watford defenders Craig Cathcart (center) and Christian Kabasele in the showdown that resulted in a shocker. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Lim, Orbon strike double gold in Ukraine Karate Premier League

Feb 23, 2020 - 4:06 PM

National karatekas Jamie Lim and Joane Orbon bring home a pair of gold medals from the 2020 Ukrainian Premier League

DYNAMIC DUO. Joane Orbon (left) and Jamie Lim impress in the Karate Premier League tournament in Ukraine. Photo from Richard Lim/ Karate Pilipinas Inc

Junna Tsukii bags 2nd straight bronze in Paris Premier League

Jan 26, 2020 - 6:42 PM

National karateka Junna Tsukii secures another podium finish to rake in more points and boost her bid for a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

ON A ROLL. Junna Tsukii shows her fine form with her second international bronze in a span of two weeks. Photo courtesy of Junna Tsukii