Association football
Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth round
Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez 'agree four and a half year deal'
Can Alexis Sanchez play for Manchester United in the Champions League?
Man City eye Man United target as Alexis alternative
La Liga star pens new deal with bumper clause amid Liverpool links
Ramos, Marcelo and De Gea round out FIFA 18's Team of the Year
Birmingham's USL soccer team has a new name
Southampton hold further talks with Guido Carrillo
2018-01-18 02:37:14   Read More ...
West Brom make Ali Gabr enquiry as Alan Pardew scours transfer market ahead of potential Jonny Evans sale
2018-01-18 02:37:11   Read More ...
West Ham make enquiries to sign Inter Milan midfielder Joao Mario on loan as Portuguese international grows tired of lack of game time at the San Siro
2018-01-18 02:05:07   Read More ...
Brighton, Fulham and Norwich eyeing move for Edwin Gyasi
2018-01-18 02:05:00   Read More ...
VAR decision cost Chelsea despite FA Cup win, says frustrated Antonio Conte
2018-01-18 02:04:04 The Blues boss was unhappy at how the VAR wasn't used as Willian was harshly booked for diving after contact was made with the Norwich defender Antonio Conte was left fuming with the referees as Willian was not only turned down for a penalty appeal in the first half of injury time but he was booked for diving after Norwich's Timm Klose made contact with his leg in the box   Read More ...
Chelsea 1 Norwich City 1 (aet, 5-3 pens): Hazard and Caballero seal Blues progression
2018-01-18 02:02:46 Nine-man Chelsea needed extra time and penalties to see off Norwich City and move into the FA Cup fourth round on Wednesday.   Read More ...
Neymar not angered by PSG boos after Cavani penalty snub, says Silva
2018-01-18 02:02:42 Neymar was not angry despite being whistled by Paris Saint-Germain supporters during an 8-0 thrashing of Dijon, in which the Brazilian was in inspired form, according to club captain Thiago Silva. The world's most expensive player , extending their advantage from nearest rivals Lyon to 11 points ahead of Sunday's game between the two sides. Neymar also provided a pair of assists in a glittering individual performance, but he was involved in another on-pitch disagreement with strike partner Edinson Cavani   Read More ...
Chelsea boss Antonio Conte insists the 'big mistake' not to award his side a penalty after using the VAR system was 'unacceptable' following chaotic FA Cup replay at Stamford Bridge
2018-01-18 01:37:42   Read More ...
Chelsea progress after wild FA Cup replay with Norwich
2018-01-18 01:12:27 Chelsea have won a penalty shootout to beat second-tier Norwich City and sneak into the FA Cup fourth round following a controversial replay that ended 1-1 after extra time with the Premier League champions reduced to nine men. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte was fuming at the final whistle after Pedro and Alvaro Morata were dismissed in extra time and two penalty appeals had been waved away, but they regained their composure to win the shootout 5-3   Read More ...
Lionel Messi penalty miss costs Barcelona in first-leg quarter-final against Espanyol
2018-01-18 01:12:20 Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as triple Copa del Rey holders Barcelona suffered a surprise 1-0 loss to Espanyol in a quarter-final first leg, ending an unbeaten run of 29 games in all competitions. Espanyol's academy graduate Oscar Melendo crashed in the only goal of the game in the 88th minute after Messi had his spot-kick turned away by former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez earlier in the second half   Read More ...
Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (aet, 5-3 pens): FIVE THINGS WE LEARNED: Kenedy pays tribute to Ronaldinho while David Moyes jots down notes on West Ham target Michy Batshuayi
2018-01-18 01:05:06   Read More ...
Swansea turn attention to AC Milan striker Andre Silva after bid to sign Atletico Madrid star Kevin Gameiro is turned down by La Liga giants
2018-01-18 01:05:02   Read More ...
Belen honors high school football team
2018-01-18 01:00:23 BELEN, N.M. (KRQE) – The city of Belen is honoring its high school football team. The mayor and city council have declared Wednesday as Belen High School Football Players Day. It’s a way to honor them for their winning season. The team went undefeated in the regular season. They lost to Artesia in the championship. A number of players even got national recognition for their performances   Read More ...
Chelsea deserved a penalty for Timm Klose's foul on Willian... what is the point of VAR if decisions like these are not overturned?
2018-01-18 00:38:23   Read More ...
Chelsea edge into FA Cup fourth round
2018-01-18 00:30:18 LONDON: Chelsea needed a penalty shoot-out before finally killing off Norwich after a 1-1 draw in Wednesday's (Jan 17) FA Cup third round replay, while Bournemouth slumped to a 3-0 defeat at Wigan. Antonio Conte's side finished extra-time down to nine men after late red cards for Pedro and Alvaro Morata at Stamford Bridge. They had been forced into the extra period when Jamal Lewis's last-gasp equaliser cancelled out Michy Batshuayi's strike   Read More ...
Manchester United and Alexis Sanchez 'agree four and a half year deal'
2018-01-18 00:08:28 Manchester United's Alexis Sanchez saga has reportedly taken a big step forward with the club said to have agreed terms with the Arsenal forward. As speculation intensifies about his future, Sanchez was spotted in London getting his hair cut ahead of a possible unveiling later this week. Reports in Chile say the deal could be wrapped up in the next 24 hours   Read More ...
Newport County: Exiles use temporary stand for Tottenham cup tie
2018-01-18 00:07:05 Newport County will use a temporary stand to allow 1,000 extra supporters to watch their FA Cup fourth round clash with Premier League giants Tottenham Hotspur at Rodney Parade. The stand behind the North Terrace will provide 1072 extra seats for the match. Tottenham have received an allocation of 1,640 tickets for the FA Cup clash and the temporary stand will nudge the attendance towards 10,000   Read More ...
Nine-man Chelsea beat Norwich on penalties after VAR controversy
2018-01-18 00:06:52 Chelsea beat Norwich on penalties in the FA Cup third-round replay as English football had its first video refereeing controversy. Blues keeper Willy Caballero saved the Canaries' first penalty from Nelson Oliveira - the only missed kick of the shootout. Michy Batshuayi had given Chelsea the lead in the 55th minute when he tapped home Kenedy's cross from close range. But Jamal Lewis headed home Timm Klose's cross in injury time to force an extra 30 minutes   Read More ...
Chelsea 1-1 Norwich (aet, 5-3 pens): Willy Caballero the hero as nine-man Blues win on penalties to set up FA Cup fourth-round encounter with Newcastle
2018-01-18 00:06:26   Read More ...
Alan Shearer blasts 'shambolic' failure to award Chelsea a penalty in FA Cup clash with Norwich despite use of VAR
2018-01-18 00:06:21   Read More ...
Messi's penalty struggles continue as Barca unbeaten run ends
2018-01-18 00:04:40 Lionel Messi missed yet another penalty kick and Barcelona lost for the first time in 29 matches, falling to Espanyol 1-0 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Argentine superstar has now scored on only half of his six penalty-kick attempts this season, missing more spot kicks than every other La Liga player during the 2017-18 campaign   Read More ...
Why many talented international players won't be drafted by MLS teams
2018-01-18 00:04:36 ORLANDO, Fla. — As the Major League Soccer combine took place this week at Orlando City Stadium, the familiar question of "What school is he from?" was replaced by the increasingly necessary "Is he foreign?" The 2018 MLS draft talent pool is loaded with international players, a product of the growing internationalization of college soccer. With more and more top young Americans reaching the professional ranks via MLS homegrown deals and moves to foreign leagues, college soccer has suffered a drain of top-level local talent and has helped fill that void with an ever-improving caliber of foreign players   Read More ...
Paris Saint-Germain 8 Dijon 0: Neymar hits four as Cavani levels Ibrahimovic record
2018-01-18 00:04:22 Neymar scored his first PSG hat-trick as Unai Emery's men thrashed Dijon 8-0 to move 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1. PSG's 11th win out of 11 home Ligue 1 games this season saw Neymar at his mesmeric best, although Unai Emery's side rarely needed to get out of third gear against desperately poor opposition, despite Kylian Mbappe having been left on the bench   Read More ...
Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe’s biggest earners
2018-01-18 00:00:33 Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 per cent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, Uefa said in an annual report published on Tuesday. The European Club Football Landscape report said that revenues among Europe's 700-odd top-flight clubs totalled 18.5 billion euros (S$29.9b) for 2016, compared to 16   Read More ...
Barca lose to Espanyol in Cup after Messi penalty miss
2018-01-17 23:48:37 BARCELONA (Reuters) - Lionel Messi had a penalty saved as triple King's Cup holders Barcelona suffered a surprise 1-0 loss at city rivals Espanyol in a quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, ending an unbeaten run of 29 games in all competitions. Espanyol's academy graduate Oscar Melendo crashed in the only goal of the game in the 88th minute after Messi had his spot-kick turned away by former Real Madrid goalkeeper Diego Lopez earlier in the second half   Read More ...
Jack Rodwell would be a fool to walk away from Sunderland
2018-01-17 23:38:43   Read More ...
Sunderland outcast Jack Rodwell insists he's not to blame
2018-01-17 23:38:40   Read More ...
Cristiano Ronaldo leaving beyond is imagination, says Zinedine Zidane
2018-01-17 23:13:06 Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he cannot foresee Cristiano Ronaldo leaving the club, despite various reports in the Spanish media saying he is in the middle of a stand-off with president Florentino Perez over a pay dispute. Ronaldo, 32, signed his last deal with Real in November 2016 until June 2021, but is reported to be demanding another new contract to bring his salary in line with Lionel Messi and Neymar, the top two earners in world soccer   Read More ...
Wigan 3-0 Bournemouth: Cherries stunned as League One leaders book home FA Cup tie against West Ham
2018-01-17 23:05:41   Read More ...
Espanyol 1-0 Barcelona: Oscar Melendo scores late winner after Lionel Messi misses penalty as Barca are beaten by their neighbours in ill-tempered Copa del Rey quarter final first leg
2018-01-17 23:05:38   Read More ...
PSG 8-0 Dijon: Cavani equals record as Neymar scores four
2018-01-17 23:05:35   Read More ...
Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer
2018-01-17 22:41:26   Read More ...
Nationalists allowed to join German parliament's soccer team
2018-01-17 22:39:23 BERLIN (AP) — A soccer team of German lawmakers has agreed to let several recently elected members of a nationalist party join its squad. Members of FC Bundestag, the German parliament's recreational team, voted unanimously Wednesday to approve the applications of three lawmakers from the Alternative for Germany party. German news agency dpa reports that one nationalist lawmaker's request was rejected, while another's was put on hold   Read More ...
Barkley: Conte said Chelsea's system is perfect for me
2018-01-17 22:04:44 Ross Barkley says he was told by Antonio Conte that Chelsea's system is "perfect" for him as he awaits his debut at the weekend against Brighton and Hove Albion. Chelsea didn't quite sign Barkley early enough for him to feature in the FA Cup third-round replay with Norwich City on Wednesday, as he wasn't registered in time for the original match, but he will play in a behind-closed-doors friendly to get his fitness up ahead of his debut   Read More ...
Jose Mourinho sees funny side after being hoodwinked by two comedians into signing Manchester United shirt with Antonio Conte 1 on the back
2018-01-17 21:38:59   Read More ...
Phil Neville: Former Man Utd player 'excited' by England women discussions
2018-01-17 21:35:04 Phil Neville says becoming England women's head coach would be the "best job" he could ask for. The 40-year-old is in discussions with the FA to take over from interim manager Mo Marley - in charge since former boss Mark Sampson's sacking in September. Neville has previously coached at former club Manchester United, Valencia and England Under-21s. "I'm excited to see how discussions turn out," he said   Read More ...
Union re-sign star goalkeeper Andre Blake to multi-year contract
2018-01-17 21:21:01 Popular Stories The Union still haven’t made any substantial additions to their roster this offseason. They still haven’t released the 2018 jersey that many fans want to buy, despite teasing it with videos on social media revealing the shirt to players and team staff. More soccer coverage But they have answered another big question: What’s the future of goalkeeper Andre Blake? The Union announced Wednesday that the Jamaica native has agreed to a new multi-year contract with the Union, tying his fate to Philadelphia for some time to come   Read More ...
Eric Wynalda Discusses His Financial Problems — and Everything Else
2018-01-17 21:09:05   Read More ...
LIVE: Chelsea vs Norwich City
2018-01-17 20:45:06   Read More ...
CONFIRMED: Walcott joins Toffees from Gunners
2018-01-17 20:15:53 London -Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million on Wednesday. Walcott had been out of favour with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger for much of this season and has opted to move to Goodison Park in a bid to kick-start his faltering career. The 28-year-old made just 16 appearances for Arsenal in all competitions this season and last started a Premier League game for the Gunners in April   Read More ...