The never-ending stain of racism in soccer
Manchester City star Raheem Sterling was the latest player to be the victim of racial abuse, and it's past time for world soccer to do something serious about it.
12/11/2018 - 12:43 PM
Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women's soccer
In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took his time to address most of the concerns brought up by club members, but when asked about when Real Madrid was going to create a women's team, Perez didn't answer.
12/10/2018 - 04:53 AM
Cristiano Ronaldo challenges old rival Lionel Messi to join him in Italy: ‘I hope he accepts’
Ronaldo moved to Turin from Real Madrid in the summer for an eye-watering £99.2m and has hit the ground running at his new club. Juventus have won all but one of their league games and only Genoa’s Krzysztof Piatek has scored more goals than Ronaldo’s ten.
12/10/2018 - 07:28 AM
Liverpool vs Napoli: Virgil van Dijk says true fans want Premier League and Champions League success
Virgil van Dijk has dismissed the suggestion that exiting the Champions League group stages could help Liverpool’s Premier League title challenge, adding any fans thinking otherwise are not true supporters. Van Dijk and his team-mates moved a point clear at the top of the table at the weekend as their convincing win at Bournemouth was followed by Manchester City’s 2-0 defeat away to Chelsea. In Europe, however, Liverpool welcome Napoli to Anfield on Tuesday night knowing that victory may not be enough to see them safely through Group C and into the knock-out stages.
12/11/2018 - 02:21 AM
Watch: Why Manchester United should have let Jose Mourinho go a long while ago
In the latest edition of “The Spin” on FC Yahoo, Ryan Bailey tells you why Manchester United has waited far too long to sack manager Jose Mourinho. (Getty) With fixtures this week in the Champions League against Valencia and in the Premier League against
12/10/2018 - 08:50 PM
Barcelona vs Tottenham: Hugo Lloris says his belief has returned after turbulent month of mistakes
Life, much like a Leo Messi shot, comes at you fast. Take Hugo Lloris’ year. The previous match against Barcelona, who he faces again with Tottenham Hotspur at Camp Nou on Tuesday in a crunch last Champions League group game, was a case in point as regards the latter.
12/10/2018 - 03:35 PM
Paul Pogba has gone into a tailspin at Manchester United - and only he can get himself out of it
There was a strange answer from Jose Mourinho the other week when asked if he felt his players were still behind him. The Manchester United manager’s reasoning was that, if a player can only deliver on the pitch when he is behind the manager, that player is “dishonest”. As far as Mourinho was concerned, there was no grey area, which is why he was dismissive when it was suggested the relationship between a player and manager could be one of several factors that have an impact on his form.
12/10/2018 - 06:17 AM
Champions League: Crunch time for PSG, Napoli and Liverpool
The Anfield roar will be thunderous when Liverpool hosts Napoli, and the crowd will likely be just as loud in Belgrade when Red Star takes on Paris Saint-Germain. Group C has lived up to its billing as the toughest in the Champions League and any one of the three big teams can still go through — or out — on Tuesday. Napoli leads the group with nine points, one more than PSG.
12/10/2018 - 11:47 AM
Chelsea star Eden Hazard: I've always loved Real Madrid
Eden Hazard revealed he has "always loved Real Madrid" as the Chelsea star insisted he does not want to have any regrets at the end of his career amid mounting speculation. Hazard's contract expires in 2020 and the Belgium international has been linked with a move to Champions League holders Madrid. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri said contract talks were happening every week, however, Hazard claimed he is waiting on the Premier League club as the 27-year-old reaffirmed his admiration for Madrid.
12/10/2018 - 10:21 PM
Jurgen Klopp praises Raheem Sterling's 'brilliant' response to Stamford Bridge abuse
Jurgen Klopp joined the list of high profile supporters of Raheem Sterling, claiming the Manchester City winger's abusers ‘do not deserve any respect’. Klopp applauded the response of the former Liverpool player.
12/10/2018 - 09:43 AM
Mourinho wants Pogba to respond against Valencia after being dropped
Jose Mourinho has called on Paul Pogba to show an impact against Valencia, having been dropped for United's last two fixtures.
12/11/2018 - 04:01 PM
Klopp: Napoli had no answers to outstanding Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp said an "outstanding" Liverpool team performance stifled Napoli to earn a 1-0 win that secured a place in the Champions League knockout rounds. Mohamed Salah's wonderful first-half goal put Liverpool on track at Anfield on Tuesday but they needed a terrific 92nd-minute save from Alisson to deny Arkadiusz Milik and clinch second spot in Group C behind winners Paris Saint-Germain. Liverpool had numerous chances to wrap up the points with Sadio Mane particularly wasteful in front of goal, but last season's beaten finalists are safely through to the next phase of the competition, much to Klopp's delight.
12/11/2018 - 06:18 PM
Kane is extraordinary – Valverde hails reported Barcelona target
Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde described Tottenham striker as "extraordinary" but would not address transfer rumours linking the England captain with a switch to Camp Nou. Kane signed a six-year contract in June before winning the Golden Boot at the World Cup, where he scored six goals in England's run to the semi-finals. The striker has shown little interest in leaving the Premier League club but reports have suggested Barca see him as a possible long-term successor to Luis Suarez.
12/10/2018 - 11:57 AM
Barcelona vs Tottenham: Ernesto Valverde says Spurs will be shown no mercy despite resting Luis Suarez
Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has warned Tottenham that they will be going all out for victory in their Champions League showdown at the Nou Camp on Tuesday night, despite already having won their group. Tottenham must win to be sure of qualification, and although Valverde admitted he would be resting some of his first-team squad, he insisted they would be respectful of both the competition and Inter Milan, who are relying on Barcelona to do them a favour. Valverde brought up a similar situation from last year, when Barcelona faced Sporting Lisbon in their final group game with qualification already secure, ultimately winning 2-0 despite leaving Lionel Messi on the bench.
12/10/2018 - 11:41 AM
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil's Fortnite obsession could have caused his back problems
Arsenal star Mesut Ozil’s back problems could be down to playing too much of the video game Fortnite. Ozil has missed Arsenal’s past three Premier League games with a back issue, after being benched for the victory at Bournemouth.
12/10/2018 - 04:54 AM
'He's even better than I thought' – Carragher admits to concerns over Klopp
Jamie Carragher believes that Jurgen Klopp has exceeded expectations at Liverpool by turning the team into genuine trophy contenders following a strong start to the 2018-19 campaign. The Reds are top of the Premier League table after a run of 16 matches unbeaten and sit a point ahead of reigning champions Manchester City. Liverpool are now well poised to win their first league crown since 1990, with steady progress being made under Klopp since he was installed as head coach back in 2015.
12/11/2018 - 04:02 AM
Champions League permutations: What do Liverpool and Tottenham need to do to get through?
Both Atletico Madrid and Borussia Dortmund have already qualified for the knockout stage, with Club Brugge third and dropping into the Europa League. Atletico will secure top spot, and with it seeding for the last 16, if they beat Brugge or Dortmund fail to win away at Monaco. Should the Germans win and the Spaniards lose in Belgium, then Dortmund would progress as group winners by virtue of their superior head-to-head goal difference.
12/11/2018 - 07:11 AM
Liverpool vs Napoli as it happened– Mohamed Salah’s goal sends Reds into Champions League last 16
Mohamed Salah scored a solo goal and Alisson produced a crucial late save as Liverpool fc beat Napoli 1-0 to clinch a place in the Champions League's knockout stage at the expense of the Italian side. Liverpool came into the game knowing a 1-0 victory, or any other win by a two-goal margin, would guarantee a spot in the round of 16 as the English team looks to go one better than last season. Paris Saint-Germain, who won 4-1 at Red Star Belgrade on Tuesday, advanced as Group C winner, and Napoli had to settle for third place and dropping into the Europa League for the second straight season.
12/11/2018 - 10:57 AM
Planet Futbol: Lucas Torreia Has Transformed Arsenal
Luis Miguel Echegaray pulls out an "I told you so" about Lucas Torreia's dramatic effect on Arsenal in turning them back into a winning club this season. Watch the full episode of Planet Futbol and more great content, only on SI TV.
12/11/2018 - 05:26 PM
Drogba claims key role in Chelsea's £32m capture of Kante
Chelsea legend Didier Drogba claims to have played an important role in the club’s capture of N’Golo Kante. Kante moved to Stamford Bridge as a Premier League title winner and would repeat that feat during his debut campaign in west London. The 27-year-old has established himself as a key performer for the Blues, even after being asked to tweak his position slightly under Maurizio Sarri, and has tasted World Cup glory with France.
12/10/2018 - 07:27 AM
Champions League: Who needs what in final round
Paris (AFP) - The Champions League goes into its final round of group games this week with 12 teams already assured of featuring in the last 16 and seven others battling for the remaining four places.Here, AFP Sports looks at what remains at stake:Group
12/10/2018 - 09:52 AM
Pro Football Focus 90 Club: Highest graded players | Week 14
See all 16 players who earned grades of 90 or above from Pro Football Focus in Week 14.
12/11/2018 - 06:36 PM
Young hoping to land new contract and more trophies at Man Utd
Ashley Young would “love to stay” at Manchester United and is hoping to play himself into contention for a new contract. Young hopes history will repeat itself in 2019, although he concedes that the tabling of fresh terms lies out of his hand. Young has been with United since 2011 and taken in over 200 appearances for the club.
12/10/2018 - 08:48 AM
Champions League best bets: Liverpool and Tottenham face crucial matches against Napoli and Barcelona
Liverpool go into their final Group C match against Napoli knowing exactly what they must do to to qualify for the knockout stages. A 1-0 win or victory by a two-goal margin against the Italians will guarantee progression, while any type of victory will be enough if PSG fail to win in Serbia against Red Star Belgrade. Napoli top this group after five matches so it's a little surprising that they are as big as 9/2 to win at Anfield.
12/11/2018 - 04:52 AM
Colleen Ballinger gives birth! YouTube star of Ariana Grande's Thank U, Next video welcomes 'perfect' baby boy
YouTube star Colleen Ballinger has given birth to a “perfect” baby boy with fiancé Eric Stocklin. The Miranda Sings creator, who has a starring role in Ariana Grande’s Thank U, Next video, announced the news on Twitter, posting “he’s perfect” alongside a heart eyes emoji. The tweet came hours after Ballinger revealed she was in labour with an “oh my god” tweet followed by a picture of her in her hospital bed with an iced coffee and phone in hand.
12/11/2018 - 05:05 AM
‘I felt I wasn’t rated’ - Alex Iwobi on ‘weird’ Arsenal past
Alex Iwobi has opened up on his trying time at Arsenal, when the north London outfit showed less interest in tying him down to a deal. Iwobi, then aged 16 and featuring in England youth setups, was told he could leave the club and had started reviewing offers from other teams, including a visit to Crystal Palace. "My situation was weird,” Iwobi said in an Arsenal matchday programme interview, per The Sun.
12/10/2018 - 07:13 AM
U.S. Soccer Federation's Ryan Mooney leaving to join new project run by Union co-owner Richie Graham
The venture, called Playmakers Management Group, has been formed to consolidate a group of sports-related projects Graham works with under the umbrella of the private equity investment firm where he has made his money. Those projects include a sports medicine entity that has treated players from the NBA, NFL and international sports (including tennis star Andy Murray); and a soon-to-launch marketing agency that aims to connect brands with American soccer entities as interest grows in the sport.
12/10/2018 - 11:40 PM
England defender Gomez signs new Liverpool deal
Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has signed a new long-term deal with the Premier League club. The 21-year-old has steadily established himself at Anfield since arriving from Charlton Athletic in 2015. Indeed, injuries have been a worrying theme of his early career and Gomez is again sidelined having suffered a lower-leg fracture in last week's win over Burnley.
12/10/2018 - 05:08 AM
Brexit vote news: Theresa May confirms plans to delay Commons vote on deal blaming division over Irish backstop
Theresa May has confirmed plans to delay the Commons vote on her Brexit deal blaming division over the Irish backstop. The Prime Minister has humiliatingly called off Tuesday's Brexit vote to avoid defeat on an unprecedented scale that could prove fatal to her premiership. Speculation had mounted on Monday that the vote on the Withdrawal Agreement would be postponed or scrapped in the face of an open revolt by Conservative MPs and fierce opposition from other sides of the House.
12/10/2018 - 10:35 AM
Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas enjoy 'marital bliss' as they share sweet honeymoon snap
Priyanka Chopra’s post-wedding celebrations are still in full swing, with the Quantico star giving fans a sneak peek at her honeymoon. The actress, 36, shared a sweet Instagram selfie with her new husband Nick Jonas, 26, as they relaxed by the beach. Jonas also revealed that the couple had been getting into the festive spirit with a screening of Elf, marking his wife’s “first time” watching the Christmas movie.
12/11/2018 - 06:33 AM
Lloris full of confidence after Barca draw seals Spurs' last 16 place
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris says Spurs will play with greater confidence after qualifying for the UEFA Champions League round of 16.
12/11/2018 - 08:35 PM
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12/10/2018 - 04:24 AM
Reality Check: Is football racism rising?
England international and Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling said he suffered racial abuse from Chelsea fans during his side's 2-0 defeat on Saturday. Police and Chelsea say they are investigating the alleged racist abuse and the club has suspended four fans. The Premier League says anyone found to have been racially abusive deserves to be punished. But is the alleged abuse of Mr Sterling symptomatic of football-related racism getting worse? Unfortunately, it's very difficult to measure the scale of the problem with statistics alone. Kick It Out, a football equality charity, publishes annual statistics based on reports of discrimination it has received over the previous 12 months. Reports
12/10/2018 - 08:33 PM
Messi 'can change the game when he decides' - Lloris
Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris has lavished praise on Barcelona forward Lionel Messi ahead of their crunch clash at the Nou Camp on Tuesday.
12/11/2018 - 07:18 AM
Jennifer Aniston reveals which co-stars are BLOCKING a Friends reunion
Jennifer Aniston has revealed which of her former Friends co-stars are preventing a revival from taking place. Speaking on The Late, Late Show, the actress told host James Corden that her male cast mates Matt LeBlanc, David Schwimmer and Matthew Perry aren't keen on revisiting their iconic characters from the 90s show, despite considerable public demand. The actress, who is currently promoting her Netflix movie Dumplin’, also told Corden she was unaware of the reported $100 million (£79 million) deal made by the streaming service to retain rights for the show next year.
12/11/2018 - 05:25 AM
Retiring an option as Robben, 34, confirms imminent Bayern exit
Arjen Robben says he may retire in June after confirming he will quit Bayern Munich when his contract with the defending Bundesliga champions expires. Robben, who turns 35 in January, confirmed in Monday's edition of magazine Kicker that he will quit the Bavarian giants at the end of the season: "that's a fact". Having missed the last two games with a thigh injury, Robben could make his return when Bayern face Ajax away in the Champions League on Wednesday.
12/10/2018 - 08:43 AM
Lukaku confident he is over post-World Cup slump
London (AFP) - Romelu Lukaku believes he has finally emerged from his post-World Cup slump, with the Manchester United striker revealing he had to shed muscle to adapt to the demands of the Premier League.After a promising first season at Old Trafford
12/10/2018 - 05:44 AM
Brilliant free-kick snatches draw for Malaysia in Suzuki Cup final
Muhamad Safawi scored a superb free-kick to help rescue a draw for Malaysia in the first leg of the Suzuki Cup final.
12/11/2018 - 11:28 AM
Kim Kardashian reveals Kris Jenner was 'so upset' when she found out about drug use
Kim Kardashian has revealed she left “momager” Kris Jenner concerned that she would turn into a drug addict. The reality star, 38, admitted to taking ecstasy when she was younger leaving Jenner feeling instantly panicked. Speaking to Busy Philipps on Busy Tonight, Kardashian explained: "I would tell my mom everything, we always had such a close relationship.
12/10/2018 - 12:11 PM
England legend Gascoigne denies sexual assault charge
Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has pleaded not guilty to a charge of sexual assault.
12/11/2018 - 02:29 PM
Andy Serkis' Theresa May spoof: Watch as Gollum actor trolls Brexit deal and PM with Lord of the Rings sketch
Andy Serkis has revived his Gollum character from the Lord Of the Rings films to poke fun at Prime Minister Theresa May and her Brexit plans. Serkis, 54, channelled Mrs May in a spoof sketch titled “LEAKED: Footage From Inside No 10 Downing Street!” which saw him breathing deeply as he hissed Gollum’s infamous “precious” line. Making reference to Gollum’s split personality he debates the pros and cons of Mrs May's proposed deal.
12/10/2018 - 08:23 AM
Theresa May says she wants 'smooth exit from Brexit' as she appears to muddle her words while speaking in Commons
Opposition MPs were quick to jump on the Prime Minister's slip of the tongue as she addressed MPs on her intentions to delay the meaningful vote on her Brexit deal. The “exit from Brexit” motto is used heavily by the Liberal Democrats, a party which strongly supports a people's vote on Brexit and has stated it would support Britain staying in the European Union.
12/10/2018 - 01:21 PM
How Arsenal rediscovered their bite and embraced the dark arts
Unai Emery's Arsenal earned a creditable seven points from fixtures against Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Huddersfield last week, but also collected a startling 11 yellow cards. Suspensions to Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis give Arsenal
12/10/2018 - 06:46 AM
Kane gets in festive spirit by putting golden boot atop Christmas tree
Harry Kane is getting into the festive spirit ahead of Christmas - but goal-scoring is never far from the striker's mind. Kane earned the Golden Boot at this year's World Cup as he led England to the semi-finals with six goals during a memorable summer in Russia. And the Tottenham star has now put the Golden Boot atop his Christmas tree alongside the traditional lights and baubles. Harry Kane has placed his World Cup golden boot on top of his Christmas tree at home; fiancee Kate Goodland highlighted the 'golden balls, stars and boots' decoration theme HOW KANE WON THE GOLDEN BOOT Harry Kane (England) - 6 goals Romelu Lukaku (Belgium) - 4 Denis Cheryshev (Russia) - 4 Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal)
12/11/2018 - 04:19 AM
Brazilian soccer great Marta first woman in Maracana's Hall of Fame
Marta joins Pele and Zico to become first female soccer player inducted into Maracana's Hall of Fame
12/11/2018 - 04:33 AM
Why the Premier League should be afraid of 'Sarri-ball'
The Premier League currently finds itself with the most impressive array of managers in its 27-season history, and the eclectic cast includes three managers who have contributed significantly to the evolution of modern football. The first is Manchester City's Pep Guardiola. His hugely successful Barcelona side repopularised possession football across the continent before he became an increasingly flexible manager during his period in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich. The second is Liverpool's Jurgen Klopp, whose use of pressing and gegenpressing at Dortmund created a high-tempo, all-action side that won two Bundesliga titles and reached the European Cup final. And the third is Chelsea's Maurizio
12/11/2018 - 04:43 PM
Kendall Jenner sparks meltdown with anonymous love letter - but who sent it?
Kendall Jenner has sparked intrigue with her latest Instagram post after sharing an anonymous love letter. The model set tongues wagging when she posted a handwritten love note to her Instagram stories after partying at the British Fashion Awards. The note, which is impeccably written, read: “Dear Kendall.
12/11/2018 - 06:45 AM
Morning Leeds-in for 11 December: Pundit complains about Leeds winning and looks like a fool
Idiot pundit talks shit about Leeds and Norwich City because foreign managers win or something. Chris is right, under Bielsa, Leeds have played a plethora of English talent, promoting from within rather than looking for the next big thing from overseas (and if you haven’t seen Phil Hay’s tweets about it, go check them out now). And from what fans of Norwich have said, they play a lot of English talent as well. And even if Bielsa (or Farke) had brought in some “ringers” from overseas, so what? Plenty of “foreign” managers and players in the Premier League, and some of them have been brilliant for English football. Arsene Wenger wasn’t exactly born in North London, was he? Everyone’s gotta trash
12/11/2018 - 12:00 AM
North Torrance girls soccer takes down Peninsula in nonleague game
The North Torrance girls soccer team entered Tuesday's nonleague match against Peninsula in a bit of a rut. The Saxons had lost four of their last five games as they awaited for some of their players to return from club team commitments. Thanks to a first-half goal from Evelyn Sandoval and a key, acrobatic save from goalkeeper Victoria Perez, the Saxons (3-4) were able to prevail 1-0 over the Panthers. “Not having the players was definitely frustrating,” North coach Katrina Johnson said. “We had five girls out, one ended up having shoulder surgery. Today was our first, full game. “When you're missing a couple of those pieces in the middle of the field, a center back, a center mid … it's tough.”
12/11/2018 - 11:34 PM
Top 10: Teams fighting back from the Champions League abyss
Tottenham have a chance to make it through their Champions League group despite only managing a point from their first three games. Milan's defence of the Champions League in 1994 didn't actually start that badly: Despite losing the opener to Ajax, they beat Casino Salzburg, but that wasn't the whole story. During the latter match, some Milan fans got a little boisterous and began pelting the pitch with bottles, one of which hit Salzburg goalkeeper Otto Konrad, which lead to a rapid two-point deduction and their chances of qualifying almost up in smoke. Arsenal fans are rightly proud of The Invincibles season, but it's often glossed over that those "invincibles" lost a fair few games in that campaign: Two of their first three Champions League group ties for starters, going down 3-0 at home to Inter and 2-0 at Dynamo Kiev.
12/10/2018 - 09:09 PM
Christine Sinclair named Canadian Women's player of the year for the 14th time
TORONTO — Canada teammate Jordyn Huitema hadn't been born when Christine Sinclair won her first Canadian Women's Player of the Year Award in 2000. Eighteen years later, Sinclair's remarkable soccer career continues to impress. The 35-year-old from Burnaby, B.C., earned her 14th Canadian Player of the Year Award on Tuesday capping a year that saw her shine on both the club and international stage. Sinclair finished first in voting by Canadian media and coaches ahead of defender Kadeisha Buchanan, last year's winner. UCLA midfielder Jessie Fleming was third, ahead of Manchester City striker Janine Beckie and Paris Saint-Germain wingback-midfielder Ashley Lawrence. The men's winner will be announced Wednesday.
12/11/2018 - 11:43 PM
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