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German Bibiana Steinhaus becomes first female referee in Europe's top football leagues
French league slams 'undignified' Spanish league boss
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All-woman league says national anthem is 'far too sacred'
2017-09-28 03:39:04   Read More ...
Little league football linked to mood problems later: study
2017-09-19 18:42:53 Paris (AFP) - Taking up American football before the age of 12 may have an impact on behaviour and mood much later in life, a study of former players said Tuesday. Those who started the sport early were at higher risk by age 51 of suffering from depression, apathy or other behavioural problems, though memory and thinking skills did not seem to be affected, according to a paper in the journal Translational Psychiatry   Read More ...
Football League clubs to discuss transfer deadline date
2017-09-15 18:38:36   Read More ...
TV auction falls flat for Football League
2017-09-13 00:15:05   Read More ...
Lower English soccer leagues generate $800M from Sky TV
2017-09-12 17:42:11   Read More ...
Sky agrees 5-year deal with English Football League
2017-09-12 15:12:35   Read More ...
New £600million TV deal puts Sky Sports' Football League coverage front and centre in battle with BT Sport
2017-09-12 13:35:16 The Football League have agreed a new five-season deal with Sky Sports that could put the Championship head-to-head with BT Sport's midweek Champions League coverage. The EFL have negotiated a new £600million agreement for live domestic rights from 2019-20. The deal, which sees Sky Sports exclusively broadcast the EFL, Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and Play-Offs through until May 2024, represents a 36 per cent year-on-year increase on the current deal   Read More ...
Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal
2017-09-12 11:33:52 Sky will be able to stream midweek Championship matches after agreeing a new £600m five-year domestic rights deal with the English Football League. All EFL clubs will be able to stream midweek league games via their websites if Sky are not broadcasting it live. The contract will run from 2019-2024, with the value of the rights increasing by 36% from the present agreement   Read More ...
Tony Blair wanted British football league
2017-09-11 01:33:10 Tony Blair became "obsessed" with creating a British football league as a way of bringing the UK together, the former prime minister has revealed. Mr Blair said he believed merging the Scottish and English leagues would strengthen the bonds between the two nations after devolution. But he said a British national football team would have been a "step too far". The referendum was held just four months after he led Labour to a landslide victory in the 1997 general election   Read More ...
Tony Blair says he was once obsessed with the idea of a British football league
2017-09-11 01:33:08   Read More ...
German Bibiana Steinhaus becomes first female referee in Europe's top football leagues
2017-09-10 20:40:37 The 38-year-old police officer became the first woman to ref a top-tier match in the German, English, French, Italian or Spanish leagues when she took charge of Hertha Berlin's home Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen. Germany's Bibiana Steinhaus made history on Sunday by becoming the first female referee to officiate a match in a top European league. The 38-year-old police officer became the first woman to ref a top-tier match in the German, English, French, Italian or Spanish leagues when she took charge of Hertha Berlin's home Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen   Read More ...
Spanish soccer league worried about Barcelona’s future if Catalonia breaks away
2017-09-08 19:32:20 MADRID—The Spanish soccer league is worried about the future of the Barcelona club if Catalonia goes ahead with its independence process. La Liga president Javier Tebas said Friday that Catalan clubs will not be allowed to play in the league if the region in northeastern Spain unilaterally breaks away from the rest of the country in a contentious referendum planned for Oct   Read More ...
French League and Man City condemn La Liga chief over FFP comments
2017-09-08 15:01:05 France's football league labelled Javier Tebas, the head of the Spanish league, "undignified" and Premier League side Manchester City hinted at legal action after he again publicly criticised the club and Paris St Germain on Wednesday. Tebas, president of the Spanish football league (LFP), accused PSG of "financial doping" and "peeing in the pool" over their purchase of Brazilian striker Neymar and reiterated his view that City were breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules   Read More ...
Manchester City v Liverpool: An entire XI of stars who played Premier League football for both clubs
2017-09-08 10:03:44 Ahead of their meeting on Saturday, we've put together a team of Premier League players who represented both Man City and Liverpool... and it's pretty attacking. There are not many footballers who move between Liverpool and Manchester. The very obvious animosity between the two cities (and the football supporters in those cities) makes it tricky to switch. That is why, if you tried to list the Premier League players who have represented both Liverpool and Manchester United, you'd get Paul Ince, Michael Owen, Peter Beardsley… and that's about it   Read More ...
French league slams ‘undignified’ Spanish league boss
2017-09-07 00:18:43 France’s soccer league on Wednesday labelled the head of the Spanish league “undignified” after he accused Paris St Germain of “financial doping” and “peeing in the pool” over their purchase of Brazilian striker Neymar. Spanish football league (LFP) president Javier Tebas had already lambasted Qatar-owned PSG and UAE-owned Manchester City on Monday, accusing them of being funded by state aid and circumventing Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules   Read More ...
Soccer-French league slams "undignified" Spanish league boss
2017-09-06 22:43:20   Read More ...
French league slams 'undignified' Spanish league boss
2017-09-06 20:49:34 MANCHESTER/PARIS (Reuters) - France's soccer league on Wednesday labelled the head of the Spanish league "undignified" after he accused Paris St Germain of "financial doping" and "peeing in the pool" over their purchase of Brazilian striker Neymar. Spanish football league (LFP) president Javier Tebas had already lambasted Qatar-owned PSG and UAE-owned Manchester City on Monday, accusing them of being funded by state aid and circumventing Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules   Read More ...
French league slams "undignified" Spanish league boss
2017-09-06 20:14:22   Read More ...
Key dates for the 2017 National Football League season
2017-09-05 21:40:51   Read More ...
Cristiano Ronaldo a transfer target for David Beckham's new Major League Soccer side in Miami
2017-09-02 00:04:19 The Real Madrid megastar will be 35 and perhaps looking for one last move by the time the Florida team begins play. David Beckham is ready to target a remarkable move for Cristiano Ronaldo. England legend Beckham will officially announce this month that he is launching a Major League Soccer team in Miami. Former Manchester United ace Becks, who played in MLS himself with LA Galaxy, believes he can attract huge names to the Florida city — and Ronaldo would certainly fit the bill   Read More ...
Watford fined £4.3million by English Football League
2017-08-24 22:12:21   Read More ...
South Korean news uses robots for Premier League reporting
2017-08-17 10:03:51   Read More ...
Bournemouth squad fantasy football league revealed
2017-08-14 18:04:43   Read More ...
Sportsmail's tips for winning your fantasy football league
2017-08-11 12:04:32   Read More ...
Sky Sports retain Football League rights for £120m a year
2017-08-10 23:38:54   Read More ...
Käser und Swiss Football League begrüssen Urteil gegen Pyro-Werfer
2017-08-09 18:01:28 BERN - Der Präsident der kantonalen Justiz- und Polizeidirektorenkonferenz, Hans-Jürg Käser, und die Swiss Football League sind mit dem Urteil des Bundesstrafgerichts gegen einen 24-jährigen Hooligan zufrieden. Dessen Pyrowurf hatte in Luzern 2016 einen Mann schwer verletzt.   Read More ...
Nine reasons to be excited about the start of the new Premier League football season
2017-08-07 18:34:31 The new Premier League football season is almost upon us! With record amounts of money being spent by top flight teams, and with players competing for places at the World Cup in the summer, this campaign could be the most exciting yet. But as well as new players and new managers, football fans will notice some new rules and regulations. Here are some reasons to be excited ahead of this season's opening fixture   Read More ...
Football League Q&A: Millwall defender Tony Craig
2017-08-04 18:38:52   Read More ...
Football League set to double their money with TV rights
2017-08-03 23:38:14   Read More ...
Lower-tier U.S. teams take promotion/relegation fight to CAS
2017-08-03 22:39:32   Read More ...
La Liga rejects PSG's record $262 million transfer fee for Neymar
2017-08-03 21:32:12 A Spanish lawyer representing Neymar arrived at La Liga headquarters in Madrid on Thursday bearing a check for $262 million, the record-smashing transfer fee that French club Paris Saint-Germain must pay to Barcelona to secure the services of the 25-year-old Brazilian soccer sensation. Under normal circumstances, the Spanish soccer league would have accepted the check and bid Neymar's representatives good day   Read More ...
French Football League urges Spanish League to release Neymar
2017-08-03 18:17:19 PARIS, Aug 3 (KUNA) -- France's ruling Football League on Thursday joined the fray over the controversial transfer of Brazilian soccer superstar Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain, urging its Spanish counterpart to stop blocking the Euros 220 million (USD 265 million) deal. In a strongly-worded statement, the French League authorities expressed astonishment at the decision by Spain's Football League to refuse to accept the transfer money and sign a release of Neymar from Barcelona   Read More ...
Spanish soccer league: Neymar lawyer tries to pay release clause
2017-08-03 16:07:35 Neymar has made his first getaway attempt. The Spanish league said Thursday that representatives of the Brazil soccer star tried unsuccessfully to pay the $262-million buyout clause that would release him from his contract with Barcelona and clear his signing for Paris Saint-Germain. But the league refused to accept the payment and won't act as an intermediary for the player, an official told the Associated Press   Read More ...
Championship team-by-team guide as Football League season gets set to return this weekend
2017-08-02 19:36:11 After a long, gruelling summer of tennis, shopping and redecorating, the football season is finally back! That's right, you all have the perfect excuse to get out of all your chores as the Football League season kicks off on Friday night. The Championship looks set to be as exciting as ever this season, with big name teams and even bigger name players lining up in the second tier   Read More ...
Who wins the rip-off league? Eye-watering cost of shirts from every Premier League football club revealed
2017-07-19 22:34:43 Tottenham Hotspur are charging a massive £75 for an adult's shirt with a name and number on the back - and the most affordable shirt in the Premier League doesn't come cheap either at £50.   Read More ...
Arsenal confident they'll talk Alexis Sanchez out of transfer even though Manchester City can offer Champions League football
2017-07-16 23:33:06 Arsene Wenger still thinks Arsenal can convince Alexis Sanchez to stay, writes John Cross in Shanghai. Despite Sanchez insisting he wants Champions League football, which the Gunners cannot offer again until 2018, they are determined not to sell to a Premier League rival this summer and believe the saga will come down to money. Manchester City are in pole position and know Arsenal are facing a dilemma because Sanchez could leave for nothing in a year's time, at the end of his contract   Read More ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic in talks with LA Galaxy about £6million-a-year move to Major League Soccer
2017-07-13 22:35:40 Zlatan Ibrahimovic is in talks with LA Galaxy about a money-spinning move to the United States. Ibrahimovic, 35, is being offered a deal worth £6million-a-year, which would make him the highest paid player in Major League Soccer. The Swedish superstar is currently recovering from a career-threatening knee ligament injury and is using Manchester United’s training facilities. It had been expected he would sign a new deal at Old Trafford after being such a hit last season, but the Galaxy are confident of tempting him to the States   Read More ...
Real Betis confident of landing Mexico international Guardado
2017-07-07 06:02:05 The El Tri midfielder has been linked with a move to Major League Soccer, but the La Liga outfit seems confident in landing his signature. Mexico international Andres Guardado appears to be nearing a move to La Liga outfit Real Betis. Despite links to Major League Soccer this summer, talk of a move from current club PSV to the Spanish side picked up last week   Read More ...
Swiss Football League engagiert Adrian Knup
2017-06-30 12:00:32 Die Swiss Football League holt sich mit dem 48-jährigen Adrian ab 1. September prominente Verstärkung in die Geschäftsleitung. Fussball. Knup wird die neu geschaffene Stelle eines Chief Sports Officer (CSO) ausüben. Der 48-fache Internationale war zuletzt selbstständiger Unternehmer im Event- und Sportbereich, Stürmertrainer in der U18-Nationalmannschaft und im FC Basel Vizepräsident sowie Delegierter des Stiftungsrats der Stiftung Nachwuchs-Campus Basel. In der von CEO Claudius Schäfer geführten Geschäftsleitung der SFL kümmert sich Knup in Zukunft um die Bereiche Sport, Wettbewerbe, Forschung und Entwicklung und ist Schnittstelle zum Schweizerischen Fussballverband (Nachwuchs, Schiedsrichter, Frauenfussball)   Read More ...
Putin says Russian soccer league has too many foreign players
2017-06-15 15:03:51 MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin on Thursday hinted that the presence of foreign players in the domestic soccer league was hindering the development of local talent as the country is set to host the World Cup finals next year. "Little attention is paid to the development of children's and youth soccer," Putin said during his annual call-in show broadcast on state television   Read More ...