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WASHINGTON (AP) -- D.C. United midfielder Paul Arriola will have surgery Monday to repair his right ACL and is likely to miss the entire Major League Soccer season and the United States' first six qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup.
Eden Hazard came off injured during Real Madrid's La Liga match away at Levante on Saturday, four days before their crunch Champions League clash with Manchester City. Hazard was substituted in the second half in Valencia after he had been limping for a few minutes on the pitch. The Belgium forward
"It is important for us, for the club," Jesus on Guardiola confirming his stay at City. "We have a contract, we want to stay, of course it's important."
Andre Villas-Boas had few excuses for his Marseille team on Saturday after their 14-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 came to an end with a surprise 3-1 home defeat by off-form Nantes. Marseille are second and have put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the Champions League next season thanks
Lionel Messi scored four goals as Barcelona began a crucial week in their season by thrashing Eibar 5-0 in La Liga on Saturday. "There's nothing left to do but stand up and applaud," Eibar wrote on Twitter afterwards. Messi added a late fourth after being teed up by Martin Braithwaite
Chelsea strengthened their grip on a Premier League top-four place on Saturday by beating London rivals Tottenham 2-1 as Manchester City edged past Leicester despite another attack of the penalty jitters. Sheffield United will rue missing out on the chance to clamber above Tottenham into fifth place
Cristiano Ronaldo scored for a record-equalling 11th consecutive Serie A game in his 1,000th professional match as Juventus extended their league lead on Saturday with a 2-1 win over basement club SPAL. The 35-year-old tapped in six minutes before the break to equal the mark held by Gabriel Batistuta
Gabriel Jesus struck late to give Manchester City a 1-0 win at Leicester on Saturday, strengthening their hold on second place behind champions-in-waiting Liverpool despite more woe from the penalty spot. Pep Guardiola's men have endured a turbulent week after they were banned from European club
Sergio Aguero added his name to the growing list of Manchester City players to miss from the penalty spot before Gabriel Jesus came off the bench to secure a 1-0 win at Leicester in the English Premier League on Saturday. When Aguero's powerfully struck spot kick was turned away by the legs of Kasper
Marcel Sabitzer said RB Leipzig will be "tough to stop" in the Bundesliga title race after their 5-0 thrashing of Schalke in Gelsenkirchen on Saturday kept them within a point of leaders Bayern Munich. Leipzig stayed second in the table after their captain Sabitzer opened the scoring with
Aston Villa were dreadful in their defeat at Southampton. Here is what their players and manager were saying after the game.
Marseille's 14-match unbeaten run in Ligue 1 came to an end on Saturday after they fell to a surprise 3-1 home defeat by off-form Nantes. Andre Villas-Boas's second-placed side have put themselves in a strong position to qualify for the Champions League next season thanks to their hot streak
Erling Braut Haaland scored his 40th goal of the season as the teenager continued his phenomenal scoring streak in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday. The 19-year-old flicked home a second-half cross to score his 12th goal in eight games for Dortmund as Lucien Favre's side
Kader Bamba scored one goal and set up another as Nantes found its form in beatng second-placed Marseille 3-1 in the French league on Saturday. Marseille's first league defeat of 2020 left it 10 points behind leader Paris Saint-Germain, which is at home to Bordeaux on Sunday. Marseille welcomed
Patrick Van Aanholt's exquisite free kick on the stroke of halftime handed Crystal Palace a first victory of 2020 by 1-0 over Newcastle in the English Premier League on Saturday. The margin of the win could have been greater had Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka not been in top form, but Palace
Aston Villa's relegation fears in the English Premier League deepened after Shane Long and Stuart Armstrong scored for Southampton in a 2-0 victory at St Mary's on Saturday. Villa did not muster a shot on target in a dismal display and stayed just a point above the bottom three. Long's
BURNLEY. England (AP) -- Bournemouth had two goals disallowed by VAR as Burnley won their English Premier League match 3-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday to keep alive its hopes of a European spot.
Scotland got their first win of this year's Six Nations on Saturday with a 17-0 win in Rome which looks set to condemn Italy to another wooden spoon. A brilliant solo effort from captain Stuart Hogg also earned Scotland their first try of the tournament on 22 minutes at the Stadio Olimpico with
Aston Villa manager Dean Smith raging with players after loss at Southampton: "Certainly some players have played themselves out" of League Cup Final.
Frank Lampard blasted VAR on Saturday after Tottenham midfielder Giovani Lo Celso was not sent off for a "leg breaker" stamp on Cesar Azpilicueta in Chelsea's 2-1 win over Spurs. Blues boss Lampard was furious that Lo Celso's ugly second half foul on Chelsea captain Azpilicueta was not punished with a red card by either referee Michael Oliver or VAR official David Coote in Stockley Park.
PADERBORN, Germany (AP) -- Paderborn striker Streli Mamba's 14-month-old niece died after collapsing during his side's 3-2 Bundesliga defeat at Bayern Munich on Friday.
"Lucas, Lo Celso, Bergwijn. These boys that are playing every minute and trying to do miracles in positions that are not their positions. I cannot complain."
Adam Webster heads Aaron Mooy's free kick across goal, and Neal Maupay nods the ball past Dean Henderson to give the Seagulls an instant reply at Bramall Lane.
Enda Stevens rips a rising bullet of a shot into the roof of the net to get Sheffield United in front of Brighton.
Shane Long bundles home Moussa Djenepo's cross to put Southampton on the board in the early going against Aston Villa.
Striker Iago Aspas scored in the second half to give Celta Vigo a crucial 1-0 victory over relegation rival Leganés in the Spanish league on Saturday. Aspas got the winner in the 62nd minute with a clever redirection of a free kick from Lucas Olaza and found the far corner of the goal. The win lifted Celta out of the relegation spots.
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Chelsea deservedly beat top four and London rivals Tottenham to extend their cushion in fourth place in the Premier League.
London rivals Chelsea and Tottenham collide at Stamford Bridge in a pivotal battle in the top four race. Watch live and stream right here.
All the Starting XI's, benches and lineup changes for Week 27 in the Premier League can be found here, updated as news is released. (Getty Images)
French World Cup winning defender Adil Rami has joined Russia's Sochi club, hours after being dropped by Turkey's Fenerbahce, the Russian Premier League website said Saturday. The 34-year-old soccer star will play as Number 23 for Sochi, the Russian Premier League said, without giving details of his contract. Fenerbahce announced Friday that they were ending the contract with Rami, who had failed to make his mark since his pre-season signing.
A win Saturday could potentially catapult Sheffield United into the top four of the league table.
Two Premier League heavyweights meet on Saturday when Chelsea hosts Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge.
Roy Hodgson has an official contract offer on the table, and he says "at some point soon we'll sit down and get it signed."
"Tottenham without Harry or Sonny, without one of them, doesn't win a match since 2014. That means a lot."
Carlo Ancelotti says Everton are ready for an acid test of their revival under his leadership as the Champions League hopefuls head to Arsenal on Sunday at the start of a tough run of games. Ancelotti's side have taken 17 points from his eight Premier League matches in charge -- a return bettered
Members of the champion UUSWNT were pushed to detail distinctions between their sport, which they dominate, and the men's game, where the Americans struggle.
Can Leicester get some revenge for their earlier loss to Man City, and get back in the race for second?
Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. ''Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?'' U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20 deposition. Finkel inquired about a 2015 email interview Lloyd conducted through her agent's assistant with the website Sportskeeda.
Carli Lloyd was pushed over and over on differences between women and men. "Do you think the women's national team could beat the German men's team?" U.S. Soccer Federation lawyer Noah Finkel asked during a Dec. 20 deposition. Finkel inquired about a 2015 email interview Lloyd conducted
Perhaps on the verge of turning a corner following a winning performance in Europa League play, Arsenal look to collect a vital three points Sunday when they host Everton in a mid-table showdown at the Emirates. Despite lying 10th in the table on 34 points, Arsenal (7-13-6) are just six points out of a Champions League spot pending Manchester City's appeal of their two-year ban on European competition handed down by UEFA. The Gunners are again toiling in the second-tier Europa League and came away with a slender 1-0 victory at Greek side Olympiakos on Thursday, with Alexander Lacazette's goal on 81 minutes separating the sides and providing a critical edge for the return encounter in...
Real Betis' winless streak in the Spanish league reached five matches after drawing relegation-threatened Mallorca 3-3 at home on Friday. Betis twice came from behind in the first half and took the lead shortly after the break. Cucho Hernandez and Ante Budimir also scored for Mallorca, while Betis got on the board with penalty kicks converted by Sergio Canales and Nabil Fekir in the first half and a goal by Joaquin Sanchez after the break.
Napoli coach Gennaro Gattuso admitted he was losing sleep ahead of next week's Champions League clash with Barcelona after his team warmed up for the Spaniards with a comeback 2-1 win over lowly Brescia in Serie A on Friday. Gattuso will make his Champions League debut as a coach against the Spanish, having replaced Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked despite leading the southerners to the knockout rounds.
Robert Lewandowski rescued a pair of points for Bayern Munich against bottom-of-the-league Paderborn.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says clubs "tremble" when Real Madrid or Barcelona come calling after Raheem Sterling created a stir by expressing his admiration for Real. The 25-year-old England international, who is under contract at the Etihad until 2023, described the 13-time European champions as a "fantastic club" in an interview with Madrid-based sports daily AS. The forward was photographed with a City shirt on one shoulder and a Madrid shirt on the other.
London (AFP) - Wayne Rooney celebrated his 500th appearance in English league football with a goal before Aleksandar Mitrovic saw second-tier high-flyers Fulham to a 1-1 draw away to Derby on Friday.
Lyon prepared for its showdown with Juventus with a gritty 2-0 win at Metz in the French league on Friday. Moussa Dembele scored a penalty deep into first half injury time. Then midfielder Houssem Aouar netted on a counterattack in second half stoppage time, sprinting from halfway and tapping home after Metz's goalkeeper rushed up the field to help his teammates try to equalize.
Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich squeezed past bottom side Paderborn 3-2 on Friday as Robert Lewandowski netted twice to spare goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's blushes in their final game before facing Chelsea in the Champions League. Lewandowski now has a league-leading tally of 26 goals in the top flight
Robert Lewandowski scored late for leader Bayern Munich to get a head start on its Bundesliga rivals after a hard-fought 3-2 win over bottom side Paderborn on Friday. The Polish striker scored twice and took his league-leading tally to 25 with the winning goal in the 88th minute, set up like his previous