Glued to the telly: English soccer returns, a nation sighs

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — English soccer’s first suspension since World War II is coming to an end with two matches that will bring the country’s favorite sport back to a nation that has struggled to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League was suspended on March 13 as the virus began to rapidly spread from Italy and Spain to the rest of Europe. Britain has seen more than 40,000 deaths attributed to the virus. The first Premier League match in more than three months will be between Birmingham club Aston Villa and Sheffield United. That will be followed by second-place Manchester City taking on London club Arsenal.