Soccer-Wenger astonished by Sutton's fight after FA Cup win (Reuters)
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger left Sutton United with a deeper respect for non-league football after watching his Premier League charges being pushed hard by their far less illustrious opponents in the FA Cup fifth round. Arsenal ran out 2-0 winners at Sutton's tiny Gander Green Lane ground on Monday, but Wenger was full of admiration for Sutton's spirited display.
02/21/2017 - 03:48 AM
Soccer-Leicester must not lose at 'fantastic' Sevilla, says Zieler (Reuters)
Leicester City goalkeeper Ron-Robert Zieler has warned his team that they must avoid defeat in Sevilla in the first leg of their last 16 tie on Wednesday to have any hope of avoiding a premature exit from the Champions League. Leicester finished top of their European group and conceded just one goal in their first five games, but are struggling in the Premier League, where they sit a point and a place above the relegation zone. Sevilla on the other hand are third in La Liga, behind Real Madrid and Barcelona, and also boast a better European pedigree that Leicester, having won the Europa League for the past three years in a row.
02/21/2017 - 02:50 AM
Soccer-Man Utd's Rooney could miss League Cup final with muscle injury (Reuters)
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney could miss Sunday's League Cup final against Southampton at Wembley after manager Jose Mourinho revealed that the striker was still struggling with a muscle injury. Rooney, United's all-time top scorer, has not played since the start of February and missed Sunday's FA Cup fifth-round win over Blackburn Rovers. "I don't know," Mourinho told reporters when asked if Rooney would be fit to face Southampton in the final.
02/21/2017 - 02:23 AM
Soccer-Leicester complains to FA over crowd behaviour at Millwall (Reuters)
Leicester City have complained to the Football Association (FA) about "abuse, provocation and intimidation" aimed at their players, staff and fans during Saturday's FA Cup defeat by third-tier Millwall. Millwall supporters ran onto the pitch after their team's 1-0 victory over Premier League champions Leicester, and mounted police were forced to intervene to keep some fans away from Leicester's supporters.
02/21/2017 - 02:00 AM
SHOWCASE-Soccer-Berahino wants first Stoke start at third-placed Spurs (Reuters)
Stoke City striker Saido Berahino has declared himself ready to make his first start for his new club when they travel to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Sunday. Berahino, who joined Stoke from West Bromwich Albion in January, has made two substitute appearances so far -- in the 1-1 draw with Everton on Feb. 1 and the 1-0 defeat by his former club three days later. The 23-year-old, who made five appearances for West Brom this season before his transfer and has not scored a league goal for nearly a year, said he had been putting in extra work in training to be ready for the trip to third-placed Tottenham.
02/21/2017 - 01:54 AM
SHOWCASE-Soccer-Spurs can fight on three fronts, says fit-again Vertonghen (Reuters)
Tottenham Hotspur can sustain their challenge in the Premier League, Europa League and FA Cup over the rest of the season, according to defender Jan Vertonghen. Tottenham bounced back from a tough week with a 3-0 FA Cup fifth-round win at Fulham on Sunday, following back-to-back defeats by Liverpool in the Premier League and at Gent in the Europa League.
02/21/2017 - 12:38 AM
Soccer-Venezuelan championship results and standings (Reuters)
Feb 21 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Venezuelan championship matches on Monday Monday, February 20 Caracas FC 1 Zamora FC 1 Sunday, February 19 Deportivo Anzoategui 0 Carabobo FC 0 Deportivo Tachira 2 Deportivo La Guaira 2 Estudiantes de Merida 0 Monagas SC 0 Metropolitanos FC 0 Aragua FC 2 Portuguesa FC 0 Deportivo JBL Zulia 3 Saturday, February 18 Atletico Socopo 1 Atletico Venezuela 2 Mineros de Guayana 4 Trujillanos FC 1 Friday, February 17 Zulia FC 2 Deportivo Lara 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Zamora FC 4 2 2 0 8 3 8 2 Deportivo Tachira 3 2 1 0 6 4 7 3 Zulia FC 4 2 1 1 9 8 ...
02/20/2017 - 07:58 PM
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