Soccer-Man United's Smalling and Jones to miss West Brom game (Reuters)
Manchester United defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones will miss Saturday's Premier League game against West Bromwich Albion after sustaining injuries on international duty with England. United will be without at least five first-team players for the match at Old Trafford as Smalling and Jones join midfielder Paul Pogba and captain Wayne Rooney on the treatment table.
03/29/2017 - 12:23 PM
US soccer rebounds with 4 points in 2 qualifiers under Arena (The Associated Press)
Omar Gonzalez looked relieved as he spoke in the tunnel underneath Estadio Rommel Fernandez. Last in the standings with a 0-2 record last week, the United States jumped to fourth with a 6-0 rout of Honduras at home followed by a difficult point earned in a physical 1-1 draw at Panama on Tuesday night. Mexico leads the final round of North and Central America and the Caribbean with 10 points, followed by Costa Rica with seven, Panama with five, the U.S. and Honduras with four each, and Trinidad and Tobago with three.
03/29/2017 - 12:11 PM
Soccer-Tottenham's Lamela out for the season, to undergo hip surgery (Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur's attacking midfielder Erik Lamela will miss the rest of the season with a hip injury and is set to have surgery on Saturday to rectify the persistent problem. "Erik Lamela is to undergo surgery on his hip on Saturday. This will result in Erik returning to action next season," the Premier League club said in a statement on Wednesday.
03/29/2017 - 12:00 PM
Referee leaders want on-field official to see video replays (The Associated Press)
Antoine Griezmann headed the ball into the net and was in full celebration mode with his France teammates when referee Felix Swayer pinned a finger into his left ear to block out the stadium noise. An assistant in front of a bank of monitors was assessing replays and had some bad news for Griezmann. ''The subjective decisions should be made by the on-field referee because they have got the feel for the game,'' Mike Riley, general manager of English refereeing organization, told The Associated Press.
03/29/2017 - 11:22 AM
Celtic's dominance reaching new levels in Scottish soccer (The Associated Press)
Celtic's players have taken their supremacy of Scottish soccer to a new level this season, putting the storied club from Glasgow in the conversation when discussing the most dominant sides in Europe's domestic leagues in the 21st century. Celtic will be the Scottish champion again as early as Friday if its closest rival, Aberdeen, loses to Dundee. If Aberdeen wins, Celtic will take an unassailable lead in the Scottish Premiership by beating Hearts on Sunday.
03/29/2017 - 10:38 AM
Soccer-FA neglects players from smaller clubs - Palace chairman (Reuters)
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha was not given an England call-up because the FA is biased towards players from the more "glamorous" Premier League clubs, according to Palace chairman Steve Parish. England manager Gareth Southgate recently voiced his frustration with Zaha, who switched his international allegiance to Ivory Coast last year after not being selected for any England squad since 2013. Zaha, who made two friendly appearances for England, committed to playing for Ivory Coast before Southgate's permanent appointment in November.
03/29/2017 - 10:36 AM
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