Professional soccer

Fiorentina players hold banner reading "Ciao Davide" (Bye Davide), prior to the Serie A soccer match between Fiorentina and Benevento, at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy, Sunday, March 11, 2018. The 31-year-old Astori was found dead in his hotel room last Sunday after a suspected cardiac arrest. (Maurizio Degl'Innocenti/ANSA via AP)
March 11, 2018 - 12:18 pm
MILAN (AP) — Fiorentina played its first match since the death of captain Davide Astori, beating Benevento 1-0 on an emotional Sunday at the Stadio Artemio Franchi. The 31-year-old Astori was found dead in his hotel room last Sunday after a suspected cardiac arrest before his team was to play an...
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A Pitch invader is seized by security staff during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and West Ham at the Olympic London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Daniel Hambury/PA via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 3:21 pm
LONDON (AP) — West Ham captain Mark Noble grappled a pitch invader to the ground and the struggling English Premier League club's owners were forced to flee their seats to escape protests during a loss to Burnley on Saturday. Lax security allowed two more fans to come on the field at the Olympic...
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A Pitch invader is seized by security staff during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and West Ham at the Olympic London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Daniel Hambury/PA via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 2:48 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An ugly win for Manchester United. An even uglier loss for West Ham. United scored twice through Marcus Rashford in the opening 24 minutes then produced a gritty, ultra-defensive display to grind out a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool and strengthen second place in the...
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Chelsea's Willian celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
March 10, 2018 - 2:25 pm
LONDON (AP) — Chelsea prepared for its Champions League trip to Barcelona by beating Crystal Palace 2-1 on Saturday to close the gap on the English Premier League top four to two points. Palace defender Martin Kelly had an inadvertent hand in both goals. Willian's opener in the 25th minute took a...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford, left, and Romelu Lukaku celebrate after scoring their sides second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)
March 10, 2018 - 1:43 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — As Manchester United turned to established superstars to ignite its attack, young striker Marcus Rashford was in danger of becoming a forgotten man at Old Trafford. He reminded the world of his talent on Saturday. Making his first start of 2018 in possibly the biggest...
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A Pitch invader is seized by security staff during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and West Ham at the Olympic London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Daniel Hambury/PA via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 1:17 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An ugly win for Manchester United. An even uglier loss for West Ham. United scored twice through Marcus Rashford in the opening 24 minutes then produced a gritty, ultra-defensive display to grind out a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool and strengthen second place in the...
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A Pitch invader is seized by security staff during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and West Ham at the Olympic London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Daniel Hambury/PA via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 1:13 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — An ugly win for Manchester United. An even uglier loss for West Ham. United scored twice through Marcus Rashford in the opening 24 minutes then produced a gritty, ultra-defensive display to grind out a 2-1 win over fierce rival Liverpool and strengthen second place in the...
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Everton's Wayne Rooney takes and misses a penalty against Brighton & Hove Albion during their English Premier League soccer match at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Saturday March 10, 2018. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 12:40 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Everton eased its relegation concerns by beating 10-man Brighton 2-0 in the English Premier League on Saturday, despite Wayne Rooney missing a penalty. The hosts took the lead on the hour mark through Gaetan Bong's own goal before Cenk Tosun smashed in a shot off the bar...
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A Pitch invader is seized by security staff during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and West Ham at the Olympic London Stadium in London, Saturday, March 10, 2018. (Daniel Hambury/PA via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 12:36 pm
LONDON (AP) — West Ham captain Mark Noble pushed a pitch invader to the ground as frustrations boiled over during a 3-0 English Premier League loss to Burnley at the Olympic Stadium on Saturday. Moments after Ashley Barnes gave Burnley the lead, a man ran onto the pitch from the home end. With no...
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Leicester City manager Claude Puel, left, and West Brom manager Alan Pardew watch the game during their English Premier League soccer match at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, England, Saturday March 10, 2018. (Nick Potts/PA via AP)
March 10, 2018 - 12:33 pm
WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) — Alan Pardew's future as West Bromwich Albion manager looks bleak after losing to Leicester 4-1 in the English Premier League on Saturday. Jamie Vardy netted a volley and Riyad Mahrez, Kelechi Iheanacho, and Vicente Iborra also scored for eighth-place Leicester. They...
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