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Coutinho expected to spark Bayern Champions League charge
Coutinho expected to spark Bayern Champions League charge

As Bayern Munich launch their Champions League campaign against Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night, Bavarian hopes of reclaiming European club football's top prize rest to a large extent on the shoulders of Philippe Coutinho. Following seven semi-final appearances in the last decade, the former

With Neymar staying and Icardi in, can PSG finally deliver in Europe?
With Neymar staying and Icardi in, can PSG finally deliver in Europe?

The visit of Real Madrid to the French capital on Wednesday means a glamour tie for Paris Saint-Germain to begin their Champions League campaign but a meeting with the Spanish side also brings back unhappy memories. When the clubs last met in Europe two seasons ago, a PSG side missing an injured Neymar

Ronaldo
Ronaldo 'embarrassed' by rape allegations

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted he felt "embarrassed" as he tried to shield his family from allegations he raped a woman in the United States. Ronaldo was accused of sexually assaulting Kathryn Mayorga in a Las Vegas hotel in June 2009. The Portugal forward, a five-time Champions

Pride's Alex Morgan to miss remainder of NWSL season

Alex Morgan will miss the rest of the season for the Orlando Pride because of a patella stress reaction in her right knee. Morgan was injured while on duty with the U.S. national team, which won the Women's World Cup in France this summer, the Pride said. Morgan appeared in six matches for the

West Ham holds on with 10 men for 0-0 draw at Aston Villa
West Ham holds on with 10 men for 0-0 draw at Aston Villa

Ten-man West Ham held on for a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa in the Premier League on Monday after Arthur Masuaku was sent off midway through the second half. Masuaku was given a second booking for tripping Villa substitute Ahmed Elmohamady in the 67th minute but the hosts couldn't take advantage, with

US World Cup star Morgan ruled out for rest of 2019 season
US World Cup star Morgan ruled out for rest of 2019 season

United States women's soccer star Alex Morgan said Monday she would not play again this season as she aims to fix a knee injury that has bothered her since the World Cup. The 30-year-old Orlando Pride forward, one of the most prominent players on the United States' World Cup-winning team, made

UEFA Champions League group stage predictions
UEFA Champions League group stage predictions

Is the group stage fairly straight-forward? Our crew sees ways through for Man City, Spurs, Liverpool, and Chelsea.

Pellegrini chastises Masuaku for red card against Villa
Pellegrini chastises Masuaku for red card against Villa

The West Ham boss was happy with the overall performance but frustrated that his Congolese international did not heed his manager's halftime warning.

Three things we learned: Aston Villa v. West Ham
Three things we learned: Aston Villa v. West Ham

What did we learn from a tense encounter at Villa Park?

Should we expect more from Jack Grealish?
Should we expect more from Jack Grealish?

JPW and Kyle Bonn have very different views on Aston Villa's captain. Who do you agree with?

Kessie and Lukaku subjected to more racism in Italy
Kessie and Lukaku subjected to more racism in Italy

AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie was reportedly subjected to racist chants over the weekend, and Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku was insulted by an Italian TV commentator. Hellas Verona supporters aimed offensive chants at Kessie during the first half of a 1-0 loss to Milan on Sunday night, the Gazzetta

Juventus
Juventus 'ultra' fan leaders arrested in tickets probe

Police have arrested 12 hardcore Juventus ''ultra'' fan leaders for a series of accusations, including making illegal demands to the club to obtain more tickets. The investigation by Turin prosecutors is linked to alleged infiltration of the Calabrian 'ndrangheta crime mob into the

James Rodríguez gets 2nd chance after return to Real Madrid
James Rodríguez gets 2nd chance after return to Real Madrid

Having gone from star to cast-off at Real Madrid, Colombia midfielder James Rodriguez now has a second chance to regain a prominent role with the 13-time European Cup winners. James arrived at Madrid after an outstanding 2014 World Cup, when he was the tournament's top scorer with six goals. James

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has hat trick, Galaxy routs Sporting 7-2

Zlatan Ibrahimovic had a hat trick and broke Los Angeles' season goal record with 26 in the Galaxy's 7-2 victory over Sporting Kansas City on Sunday night. The 37-year-old Swedish star tied it at 1 in 32nd minute to match the goal record set by Carlos Ruiz in 2002, then gave Los Angeles (14-

Mexicans Abroad: Weekend Roundup
Mexicans Abroad: Weekend Roundup

Taking the field in the 70th minute, Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez made his debut with Sevilla, who became La Liga's leaders following Sunday's result. In Portugal, despite transitioning to right back at the start of the season, Jesus "Tecatito" Corona continues flourish with Porto. The 26-year-old has

Americans Abroad: Weekend Roundup
Americans Abroad: Weekend Roundup

Gooch, Rubin, Green and Boyd headline this weekend's Americans abroad.

Own goal, Lodeiro's brace lift Sounders past Red Bulls, 4-2

In the jumbled MLS Western Conference, the Seattle Sounders know they can't afford to drop points at home. A shot by Victor Rodriguez that was knocked in for an own goal in the 83rd minute put Seattle ahead, and Nico Lodeiro's goal in stoppage time secured a 4-2 victory over the New York Red

Quintero, Minnesota United beat Real Salt Lake 3-1

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Darwin Quintero led Minnesota United FC to a 3-1 win over Real Salt Lake with a two-goal showing Sunday.

Serie A roundup: Roma
Serie A roundup: Roma's Mkhitaryan scores on debut, Milan edges Verona

With a goal from Mkhitaryan, Roma earn first victory of the season.

Klopp expects daunting ride as Liverpool eye Istanbul return
Klopp expects daunting ride as Liverpool eye Istanbul return

Jurgen Klopp has warned Liverpool that retaining the Champions League will be even harder than their incredible march to victory in Madrid last season. Klopp's side start their bid to win a seventh European Cup with a trip to Napoli for their Group E opener on Tuesday. The Reds have reached the

Alcacer in electric form ahead of clash with former club Barcelona
Alcacer in electric form ahead of clash with former club Barcelona

A former bench-warmer at Barcelona, Borussia Dortmund sharpshooter Paco Alcacer is hoping to hurt his former club when the two teams meet in the Champions League on Tuesday. Alcacer, 26, joined Dortmund in 2018 after struggling to hold down a place in the first team in two seasons at star-studded Barcelona

Chelsea
Chelsea's new project bearing fruit as Valencia self-destruct

It is a sign of the changed days at Stamford Bridge that Chelsea go into a Champions League clash with Valencia on Tuesday as the example of stability and long-term planning. The Europa League winners return to European football's top tier under new management in Frank Lampard and having ushered

With playoffs in mind, Timbers fall to inspired D.C. United (video)
With playoffs in mind, Timbers fall to inspired D.C. United (video)

With Wayne Rooney back, D.C. United leave Portland with three points.

Toronto FC beats Rapids 3-2, spoiling Fraser
Toronto FC beats Rapids 3-2, spoiling Fraser's homecoming

TORONTO (AP) -- Jonathan Osorio broke a tie in the 70th minute and Toronto FC beat Colorado 3-2 on Sunday to spoil Rapids coach Robin Fraser's homecoming.

DC United bests Timbers 1-0 for second straight road win
DC United bests Timbers 1-0 for second straight road win

A second straight road win got D.C. United a step closer to securing a playoff spot. An own goal put United up in the 25th minute and the team held on for a 1-0 victory over the Portland Timbers on Sunday. It was United's second straight win after a three-game losing streak.

La Liga roundup: Sevilla edges Alaves, takes lead of league
La Liga roundup: Sevilla edges Alaves, takes lead of league

Sevilla are at the top of La Liga.

Esperance begin CAF Champions League record bid with draw
Esperance begin CAF Champions League record bid with draw

Esperance of Tunisia launched a bid to become the first club to win the CAF Champions League three consecutive times by drawing 1-1 away to Elect-Sport of Chad Sunday. Fedi Ben Choug put the visiting team ahead on 66 minutes and Haroun Bokhit levelled before his teammate Leger Djimrangar missed a penalty

Everton
Everton's Silva bemoans 'cheap goals' after Toffees falter

The Toffees are wasting the chance to build a top class cushion.

Cleverley: Watford
Cleverley: Watford 'could smell' Arsenal's hesitancy in comeback

"I would have snatched your hand off for 2-2 at half-time but we should have won it in the end," Cleverley said.

Former England women
Former England women's coach Sampson given chance to revive career at Stevenage

Mark Sampson has been appointed caretaker manager of Stevenage, the struggling English League Two club announced on Monday, giving the Welshman a chance to resurrect his career after being sacked as England's women's coach following a controversial spell in charge. "Mark Sampson will assume

Europe
Europe's clubs divided over Champions League reform

The battle over the future of the Champions League will resume on Monday and Tuesday when the European Club Association (ECA) meets in Geneva and the leadership faces rebellion from members. ECA, led by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli, is closely involved in proposals to reshape Europe's main club

Man United
Man United's Dalot visits 'Miracle Doctor' in China

Injured Manchester United defender Diogo Dalot has been having treatment at Chinese club Shanghai SIPG under a Brazilian physio known as the "Miracle Doctor". The 20-year-old Portuguese right-back is yet to feature this season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said last month that he was out

VIDEO: Puskas Award worthy goal scored in Brazilian Serie A
VIDEO: Puskas Award worthy goal scored in Brazilian Serie A

An early Puskas Award candidate was scored in Brazil on Saturday.

Report: MLS, Sacramento on the verge of finalizing expansion deal
Report: MLS, Sacramento on the verge of finalizing expansion deal

"As we have stated all along, we are working tirelessly to finalize an agreement to bring MLS to a city and a fanbase that deserves it."

'Germany's van Dijk' - Suele learning to lead wobbly defence

Fresh from a stinging defeat by the Dutch, Joachim Loew's fragile young Germany team will look to their new defensive general Niklas Suele when they test their mettle in a must-win Euro 2020 qualifier at Northern Ireland on Monday. Germany are now just three points above the Netherlands following

Interview: Colorado women
Interview: Colorado women's soccer's Roo Yarnell-Williams talks header goal, Buffs' 1-0 win

Freshman Roo Yarnell-Williams discusses her header goal against Baylor, the difference-maker in Colorado women's soccer's 1-0 win; the goal was her third in six matches. The Buffs are now 6-0 on the season and return to action against Florida State Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. PT/5 p.m. MT.

Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized after the wrong national anthem was played for Albanian ahead of EURO qualifier.

Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

Albania's prime minister says French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized to him after the wrong national anthem was played ahead of a European Championship qualifier between the two countries on Saturday. France won the Group H game in Paris 4-1. Albanian players looked bemused - and fans

Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game
Macron apologizes to Albania on wrong anthem at soccer game

Albania's prime minister says French President Emmanuel Macron has apologized to him after the wrong national anthem was played ahead of a European Championship qualifier between the two countries on Saturday. France won the Group H game in Paris 4-1. Albanian players looked bemused - and fans

Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers
Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers

Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for Spain as his team continued its march toward qualifying for the 2020 European Championship by beating Faroe Islands 4-0 on Sunday. The 33-year-old Ramos matched goalkeeper Iker Casillas' milestone with his 167th game for La Roja. '

Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers
Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers

Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for Spain as his team continued its march toward qualifying for the 2020 European Championship by beating Faroe Islands 4-0 on Sunday. The 33-year-old Ramos matched goalkeeper Iker Casillas' milestone with his 167th game for La Roja. "

Perfect Spain and Italy close in on Euro 2020
Perfect Spain and Italy close in on Euro 2020

Spain and Italy moved to within touching distance of Euro 2020 on Sunday after respective wins over the Faroe Islands and Finland saw them maintain their perfect qualifying records for next year's tournament. Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer both scored twice in an easy 4-0 victory over the Faroes in Gijon

Ramos equals Casillas
Ramos equals Casillas' Spain appearances record

Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas' record of 167 international appearances for Spain on Sunday as he started their Euro 2020 qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Gijon. The Real Madrid centre-back made his international debut 14 years ago in a friendly against China. "It's a difficult

Ramos equals Casillas
Ramos equals Casillas' Spain appearances record

Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas' record of 167 international appearances for Spain on Sunday as he started their Euro 2020 qualifier against the Faroe Islands in Gijon. The Real Madrid centre-back made his international debut 14 years ago in a friendly against China. "It's a difficult

Ramos equals Casillas
Ramos equals Casillas' Spain appearances, closes in on men's world record

With no signs of him stopping, Ramos is on his way of becoming Spain's record holder.

Rodrigo, Alcacer put Spain on brink of Euro 2020 qualification
Rodrigo, Alcacer put Spain on brink of Euro 2020 qualification

Rodrigo and Paco Alcacer both scored twice as Spain eased to a 4-0 victory over the Faroe Islands in Gijon on Sunday to make it six wins from as many Euro 2020 qualifiers. Captain Sergio Ramos equalled Iker Casillas' national appearances record with his 167th cap, but otherwise it was a low-key

Pukki scores again but Italy stays perfect in Finland
Pukki scores again but Italy stays perfect in Finland

Italy benefited from a generous hand ball decision and converted a late penalty for a 2-1 win at Finland to extend its perfect start to European Championship qualifying on Sunday. Sauli Vaisanen appeared to have his arm across his chest when he stopped a shot from Andrea Belotti but the referee immediately

English coach Butler lifts Liberia over first World Cup hurdle
English coach Butler lifts Liberia over first World Cup hurdle

Former English top-flight footballer Peter Butler made a successful start to a one-year contract as Liberia coach on Sunday by guiding them to the second round of 2022 World Cup qualifying. Liberia had to endure a tense second half in Freetown after Kei Kamara had given Sierra Leone a 55th-minute lead

The MLS Eastern Conference is in for a wild finish
The MLS Eastern Conference is in for a wild finish

As it stands, the playoffs may hinge on the massive advantage of a postage stamp pitch.

Gracia surprised by firing, but love for Watford
Gracia surprised by firing, but love for Watford 'eternal'

"My gratefulness and love for this club will be eternal," said Gracia.

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