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  • After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

    After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

    Associated Press
    After a decade online, YouTube is redefining celebrity

    It's a meet-and-greet worthy of an A-list star. Outside the three-story bookstore at the outdoor shopping mecca known as The Grove, hundreds of mostly young women have formed a line that stretches past ... …

  • English elite cast about in Chelsea's wake

    English elite cast about in Chelsea's wake

    AFP News
    English elite cast about in Chelsea's wake

    While Chelsea head into the close season serene in the knowledge of their Premier League supremacy, the English summer holds weeks of recalibration for the teams seeking to topple them. Can Manchester City, the usurped champions and runners-up this season, successfully rejuvenate a starting XI that has barely changed since their 2012 title triumph? Will third-place Arsenal, newly streetwise in confrontations with their major rivals, finally shake off the fragility that has prevented them from …

  • European roundup: Hamburg safe for now, Hull go down

    European roundup: Hamburg safe for now, Hull go down

    Reuters
    European roundup: Hamburg safe for now, Hull go down

    Hamburg SV avoided a first Bundesliga drop but must go through the torment again in a relegation playoff while Hull City were the fall guys in England. ENGLAND Hull City were relegated from the Premier League after two years in the top flight while Newcastle United survived the drop on a final day of drama as the season ended on Sunday. Hull went down because they were held to a 0-0 draw at home by Manchester United while Newcastle survived after beating West Ham United 2-0 with goals from …

  • The five best Premier League games of 2014-15

    The five best Premier League games of 2014-15

    AFP News
    The five best Premier League games of 2014-15

    The Premier League season came to an end on Sunday after serving up nine months of thrills and spills that ended with Jose Mourinho's Chelsea top of the pile. Here, AFP Sports selects the five most exciting matches from the campaign: Everton 3 Chelsea 6, August 30 Sweeping forward with an almost reckless abandon, Jose Mourinho's reshaped Chelsea struck twice in the first three minutes as they fired a warning to their title rivals at Goodison Park. Sparked by the astute signings of Diego Costa …

  • AFP's Premier League team of the season

    AFP's Premier League team of the season

    AFP News
    AFP's Premier League team of the season

    As the 2014-15 Premier League season fades into the sunset, AFP's London football writers present their team of the season, playing in a 4-4-2 formation: Goalkeeper David de Gea (Manchester United) The error-prone start to the Spaniard's Old Trafford career seemed a distant memory at the end of a superb campaign that could be his last in England if he is unable to resist the lure of an approach from Real Madrid. Defenders Branislav Ivanovic (Chelsea) Described by Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho …