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Adomah eyeing more assists for Aston Villa
Adomah eyeing more assists for Aston Villa

Aston Villa winger Albert Adomah is unsatisfied with his output despite having hit an overwhelming 10 Championship goals thus far this season. The 30-year-old has been the Lions' talisman this term, his goals having propelled the side to their current fifth position. "I think I've done well scoring for the team but, at the same time, I haven't achieved one of my targets - assisting goals," Adomah told the News & Record.

Wenger still unsure on new Arsenal deal for Wilshere
Wenger still unsure on new Arsenal deal for Wilshere

After an impressive performance against West Ham, Jack Wilshere's contract was again a topic of discussion for Arsene Wenger.

Wenger gives update on Ozil, Wilshere situation
Wenger gives update on Ozil, Wilshere situation

Arsene Wenger has given some intriguing updates on Jack Wilshere and Mesut Ozil, who are both out of contract at Arsenal on July 1, 2018. Speaking ahead of Arsenal's clash against Newcastle United on Saturday (Watch live, 10 a.m. ET on CNBC and online via NBCSports.com), Wenger confirmed that there has been no interest from Manchester United in Ozil and contract talks will begin with Wilshere soon.

Bale, Mane or Dzeko? Vote for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage, presented by Nissan!
Bale, Mane or Dzeko? Vote for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage, presented by Nissan!

Gareth Bale's screaming volley verses Borussia Dortmund has been nominated for the UEFA Champions League Goal of the Group Stage, presented by Nissan! The Real Madrid man struck during his side's emphatic 3-1 defeat of BVB in Germany, sending his first

Watch free stream of Real Madrid
Watch free stream of Real Madrid's Club World Cup final against Gremio on Goal's Facebook

Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid fans based in the UK will be able to watch live coverage of the Club World Cup final on Saturday via Goal's Facebook page. Los Blancos edged past Al Jazira with a 2-1 win in the semi-finals of the intercontinental tournament to set up a clash with Copa Libertadores winners Gremio at 17:00 UK time. The entire match will be streamed live to this page as Zinedine Zidane's men aim to add Club World Cup glory to their Champions League success earlier in the year.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Friday: CRICKET The Ashes PERTH - England, who must avoid defeat to keep the Ashes series alive, collapsed with six late wickets to be dismissed for 403 at lunch on day two of the third test against Australia. (

Barkley could leave in January - Allardyce
Barkley could leave in January - Allardyce

Everton manager Sam Allardyce accepts he may be forced to sell star midfielder Ross Barkley in January. Barkley, 24, last played competitively in May but is nearing a return from a hamstring injury. The England international is yet to re-sign with Everton despite his contract expiring in 2018, and Allardyce said Barkley could be sold next month.

Griezmann will be allowed to leave - Simeone
Griezmann will be allowed to leave - Simeone

Antoine Griezmann will be allowed to leave Atletico Madrid "at some point", according to coach Diego Simeone. Griezmann, 26, has been linked with an Atletico exit, with Manchester United among the clubs reported to be interested.

Premier League player Power Rankings
Premier League player Power Rankings

The games keep coming thick and fast in the Premier League and that means plenty of movement in our player Power Rankings. [ MORE: Power Rankings archive ] Players from Manchester City dominate our rankings, which is no surprise given their record

Premier League TV, streaming schedule
Premier League TV, streaming schedule

Week 18 in the Premier League season is here and we are almost at the halfway point of the 2017-18 campaign. [ MORE: Sign up for NBC Sports Gold ] The full TV schedule for this weekend is below, plus you can watch every single second of every single

Argentina
Argentina's Independiente wins Copa Sudamericana in Rio

SAO PAULO (AP) Argentina's Independiente is the champion of Copa Sudamericana, the second most prestigious tournament in South America. A 1-1 draw with Brazil's Flamengo on Wednesday night in Rio de Janeiro gave the Argentinians a 3-2 victory in the aggregate result and their second title in the competition. The winners of Copa Sudamericana secure a spot in the next edition of Copa Libertadores, the region's most prestigious competition.

Ligi Kuu Wrap: Yanga wont underestimate St Louis
Ligi Kuu Wrap: Yanga wont underestimate St Louis

  Yanga wont underestimate St Louis After Tanzania's Premier League Champions Yanga where paired to face St Louis from Seychelles in the CAF Champions League, Yanga Head Coach has revealed that they won't underestimate their opponents. Tanzanian

Nyantakyi aims at 2022 World Cup qualification for Ghana
Nyantakyi aims at 2022 World Cup qualification for Ghana

Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi has admitted his disappointment after the national team failed to make it to the 2018 Fifa World Cup holding in Russia, but has set sights on making amends for the 2022 edition. The Black Stars were hoping to make it to a fourth consecutive World Cup following their debut campaign in 2006, however, they finished third in Group E of the qualifiers with seven points behind Egypt and Uganda. "Going to the World Cup has become part and parcel of our lives and so, for me, it is an anticlimax," Nyantakyi was quoted as saying by Citifmonline.com.

Simeone: Griezmann will be even better in attacking team
Simeone: Griezmann will be even better in attacking team

Diego Simeone has admitted Antoine Griezmann would be even better in a more attacking team than Atletico Madrid and has no problem letting him leave to make a dream move. Griezmann, 26, has long been of reported interest to Manchester United and Arsenal in recent transfer windows, and while he has stated the former is "a possibility", the Gunners have no chance after leaving him disappointed once before. Such a move would represent a big change in playing style for Griezmann, who has scored 90 goals in 178 appearances for the counter-attacking side since joining from Real Sociedad in 2014, but his coach is sure he would flourish in a more open team.

Mourinho update on Bailly
Mourinho update on Bailly's injury, Mkhitaryan's absence

Jose Mourinho has given an update on Eric Bailly's injury situation and it is not good news for Manchester United. The Ivorian center back has been out since early November when he picked up an ankle injury on international duty. Speaking to the media after United's 1-0 win against Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday, Mourinho confirmed that Bailly's injury is more serious than they had hoped.

Pastore bullish over PSG chances against Madrid
Pastore bullish over PSG chances against Madrid

Drawing Real Madrid in the round of 16 has not affected Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of Champions League glory, according to Javier Pastore. Unai Emery's all-star squad claimed top spot in Group B ahead of Bayern Munich but their dubious reward is a tie-of-the-round showdown with Madrid, who have won the competition in three of the past four seasons.

Sundowns will not take legal action against Orlando Pirates over Justin Shonga
Sundowns will not take legal action against Orlando Pirates over Justin Shonga

Mamelodi Sundowns will reportedly not pursue legal action against rivals Orlando Pirates over their capture of Zambia international Justin Shonga. The Brazilians claim they were on the verge of signing Shonga when the player pulled out of the deal to sign for Pirates, and subseqeuently leaving the Sundowns management livid. "Sundowns won't be pursuing any legal action against Pirates," a source was quoted as saying by the publication.

Gianluigi Donnarumma reduced to tears as AC Milan ultras unfurl banner demanding he
Gianluigi Donnarumma reduced to tears as AC Milan ultras unfurl banner demanding he 'get out'  

The 18 year-old had to be consoled by defender Leonardo Bonucci as he was harangued by home fans before and during AC Milan's 3-0 Coppa Italia victory over Verona on Monday night. A 100ft banner criticising Donnarumma was unfurled by fans before kick-off, causing the Italy international to break down in the dressing room as Milan's players returned from their pre-match warm up. Reports in Italy have suggested Donnarumma is involved in a contract dispute with the rossoneri and has instructed his agent, Mino Raiola, to help him secure a move away from the San Siro in January.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Thursday: CRICKET The Ashes England need at least a draw at the WACA to keep hopes alive PERTH - England, who trail 2-0 in the Ashes series, were 91 for two at lunch on the opening day of the third test. (CRICKET

Guardiola tells fans Man City won
Guardiola tells fans Man City won't stop after record-breaking win

Manchester City have no plans to take their foot off the pedal after setting a Premier League record, with manager Pep Guardiola telling fans there is more to come from the runaway leaders. City made history on Wednesday when they claimed their 15th successive top-flight victory by outclassing lowly Swansea City 4-0. A David Silva brace and goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Sergio Aguero saw City maintain their 11-point lead atop the Premier League ahead of rivals Manchester United.

Di Maria wants more game time at PSG after goalscoring display
Di Maria wants more game time at PSG after goalscoring display

Angel Di Maria said he wants to play more at Paris Saint-Germain after guiding the French giants through to the quarter-finals of the Coupe de la Ligue. Di Maria has struggled for regular game time under Unai Emery this season, with the PSG head coach preferring a front three of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani. "I'm happy in Paris, not so much with the season. I'd like to play more," Di Maria said.

Paul Clement admits helplessness at facing Man City
Paul Clement admits helplessness at facing Man City

Swansea City manager Paul Clement may have the enduring quote of the season so far when it comes to facing the behemoth that is Manchester City. The suffering Swans have had their share of poor performances this season - Clement later said January transfer spending "is a must" if the club wants to stay up - but he's throwing his hands up in the air when it comes to Wednesday's loss at the Liberty Stadium.

Southampton 1 Leicester 4: Saints
Southampton 1 Leicester 4: Saints' shambolic first half ensures a happy St Mary's return for Claude Puel

It fell to the travelling Leicester City fans to ask the burning question on a night of white-hot shame for Southampton. As reunions go, this was an evening of particular awkwardness for Southampton's board. Claude Puel strolled back into St Mary's, just six months after he was dismissed for guiding the club to a League Cup final and an eighth-placed finish, and promptly laid waste to his former home.

Tottenham 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion: Spurs back into Top Four
Tottenham 2-0 Brighton and Hove Albion: Spurs back into Top Four

Spurs outshoot Gulls 25-7 Earn 10 corners to Gulls' 2 Aurier, Son score Spurs back into Top Four Serge Aurier's sailing cross and Heung-Min Son's late insurance goal led Spurs to a 2-0 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Wembley Stadium

Strasbourg 2 Paris Saint-Germain 4: Revenge is sweet for Emery
Strasbourg 2 Paris Saint-Germain 4: Revenge is sweet for Emery's men

Angel Di Maria scored for the second game running as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-2 at Strasbourg in Coupe de la Ligue and claimed revenge for a defeat at the same ground earlier this month. Unai Emery's side slipped to their first Ligue 1 defeat of the season when Strasbourg beat them 2-1 at Stade de la Meinau on December 2, but there was to be no repeat. The visitors forced the opener through a calamitous error from Yoann Salmier, who turned the ball into his own net after 12 minutes, and Di Maria pounced on a goalkeeping mistake to double the lead midway through the first half.

Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Lukaku nets winner
Manchester United 1-0 Bournemouth: Lukaku nets winner

Early Lukaku goal stands up Cherries outshoot hosts 14-9 United three clear of Chelsea Manchester United remains second in the Premier League following a 1-0 win over Bournemouth at Old Trafford on Wednesday. Romelu Lukaku headed home in

West Ham 0-0 Arsenal: Cagey Irons snare point
West Ham 0-0 Arsenal: Cagey Irons snare point

Arnautovic everywhere Wilshere stars in rare start Gunners 70 percent possession Arsenal 22-6 edge in shots Another dominant Arsenal display was missing the final product, as West Ham held the Gunners to a 0-0 draw at the London Stadium on

Newcastle 0-1 Everton: Rooney wins it for the Toffees
Newcastle 0-1 Everton: Rooney wins it for the Toffees

Everton beat Newcastle United 1-0 at St James' Park on Wednesday as Sam Allardyce remains unbeaten since taking charge of the Toffees. Wayne Rooney popped up with the only goal of the game (his fifth in his last four games in the PL) in the first half as Newcastle hit both posts but failed to really get going as Everton held on for all three points and Jonjo Shelvey was sent off in stoppage time.

Liverpool 0-0 West Brom: Controversy holds wasteful Reds
Liverpool 0-0 West Brom: Controversy holds wasteful Reds

LFC has 71 percent possession Reds boast 13-6 edge in shots Baggies winless since August A resolute display from visiting West Brom and a bizarre disallowed Dominic Solanke goal left Liverpool with just a point from a scoreless draw at Anfield

Lewandowski Strike Sends Bayern Munich Nine Points Clear
Lewandowski Strike Sends Bayern Munich Nine Points Clear

Robert Lewandowski scored the only goal of the game to deny bottom side Cologne what would have been a memorable point and move the defending champions nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga. After Leipzig could only draw 1-1 away to Wolfsburg, Bayern knew that a win here would see them extend their seven-point lead at the top of the table. Having been rested for the weekend win at Frankfurt, David Alaba, Sebastian Rudy, Corentin Tolisso and Robert Lewandowski all returned to the starting eleven, meaning Joshua Kimmich, Javier Martinez, James Rodriguez and Kingsley Coman the men who dropped to the bench.

Manchester City set new Premier League winning streak
Manchester City set new Premier League winning streak

Manchester City have set a new all-time Premier League record by securing their 15th consecutive top-flight victory at Swansea City on Wednesday. Pep Guardiola's runaway league leaders set a new best mark for an individual season by beating Manchester

Soccer-Bundesliga results and standings

Dec 13 (Gracenote) - Results and standings from the Bundesliga matches on Wednesday Wednesday, December 13Bayer 04 Leverkusen 1 Werder Bremen 0 FC Bayern Munich 1 Cologne 0 FC Schalke 04 3 FC Augsburg 2 Hertha Berlin 3 Hanover 96 1 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1 VfB Stuttgart 0 Tuesday, December 12Mainz 0 Borussia

Atlanta United lands Darlington Nagbe in blockbuster trade with Portland Timbers
Atlanta United lands Darlington Nagbe in blockbuster trade with Portland Timbers

Atlanta United has acquired Darlington Nagbe from the Portland Timbers in a trade, the two MLS teams announced Wednesday. In exchange for the U.S. international, the Timbers will receive up to $1.65 million in allocation money and an international player spot. Atlanta also received Gbenga Arokoyo in the deal.

Fabinho expecting to leave Monaco next year

Brazilian international Fabinho said on Wednesday that he will probably leave French champions Monaco at the end of the season, but that he has no intention of departing in January. The 24-year-old was linked with a transfer in the close season after a stellar campaign in which he helped the principality club win the Ligue 1 title and reach the Champions League semi-finals. Fabinho, who extended his Monaco contract to 2021 last year, hinted that a move to Atletico could still go ahead in June.

Most fans comfortable with gay players

More than three-quarters of football fans across the globe would have no problem if a player in their national team came out as gay or bisexual, a poll showed on Wednesday. Conducted by fan-opinion platform Forza Football and campaign group Stonewall, the survey asked more than 50,000 supporters in 38 countries about their attitudes towards inclusion and homophobia. Equal rights campaigners hope the World Cup in Russia next year and the following tournament in Qatar in 2022 will be a chance to raise the issue of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) rights in the two countries.

Iniesta savours Barcelona
Iniesta savours Barcelona's Stamford Bridge return

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta admitted his late goal to knock Chelsea out in the Champions League semi-finals in 2009 is one of his best memories ahead of his club's return to Stamford Bridge. The sides were paired together again in Monday's Champions League last 16 draw with Barca travelling to London for the first leg on February 20. Iniesta's last gasp equaliser eight years ago after Chelsea had been denied a series of penalty claims by Norwegian referee Tom Henning Ovrebo allowed Barca to reach the final on away goals as they completed the club's first ever treble of Champions League, La Liga and Copa del Rey.

Soccer-Iniesta wants China-bound Mascherano to stay at Barca

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta has not given up hope Javier Mascherano will stay at the club amid reports the Argentine is on the verge of moving to the Chinese Super League in January. Mascherano, 33, said last month his seven-year, trophy laden spell at the Nou Camp was "nearing an end". Spanish newspaper Sport has reported he is close to joining Chinese side Hebei China Fortune, coached by former Manchester City and Real Madrid coach Manuel Pellegrini.

Nigeria docked points, World Cup qualification unaffected

Nigeria have been docked two points for fielding an ineligible player in a World Cup qualifier against Algeria but their place at next year's finals in Russia has not been affected, FIFA said on Tuesday. Nigeria, who had already qualified for the finals, drew 1-1 but FIFA awarded the match to Algeria by a 3-0 scoreline after the Super Eagles fielded the ineligible Abdullahi Shehu who had failed to serve a one-match ban for accumulated yellow cards. "This sanction bears no impact on the final result of the preliminary competition for the FIFA World Cup since Nigeria had already qualified (and Algeria were eliminated) before the match took place," soccer's world governing body said in a...

Riedle calls for more Asian players to make the brave move to Europe
Riedle calls for more Asian players to make the brave move to Europe

May 28 1997 was fondly remembered by Riedle as one of his finest day as a professional footballer. It was the day that his Borussia Dortmund side upset the apple cart and lifted the UEFA Champions League after a magnificent 3-1 over Juventus. It has been 20 years since that fateful night in Munich, Germany but very few finals have managed to live up to the drama and quality that was on display at the Olympicstadion where Riedle became the nemesis of many Juventus fans.

Is coach Henry Omino heading out of Western Stima?
Is coach Henry Omino heading out of Western Stima?

Western Stima is set to part way with veteran tactician Henry Omino, Goal can reveal. The former coach was promoted to the post of Technical Director after failing to help the team replicate last season's success. For the last three months, the team was under Ugandan coach Richard Makumbi.

How to Watch Al Jazira vs. Real Madrid: Club World Cup Semifinal 2017 TV Channel, Live Stream
How to Watch Al Jazira vs. Real Madrid: Club World Cup Semifinal 2017 TV Channel, Live Stream

Al Jazira face a mountainous task when they take on Real Madrid in the second semifinal of the Club World Cup on Wednesday. Up for grabs is a spot in the Club World Cup final against Brazilian side Gremio, which beat Pachuca 1-0 in the first semi final. While massively outclassed in terms of talent,

Crystal Palace top Watford in dramatic comeback
Crystal Palace top Watford in dramatic comeback

Crystal Palace scored two goals in the final minutes of the match against Watford as they moved out of the relegation zone with a thrilling 2-1 win.

Chelsea cruise to 3-1 win over Huddersfield
Chelsea cruise to 3-1 win over Huddersfield

Chelsea had little difficulty topping Huddersfield in a 3-1 road win.

Sounders get salary help, sign Dempsey to new deal for 2018
Sounders get salary help, sign Dempsey to new deal for 2018

The Seattle Sounders will have Clint Dempsey when they try to make it to a third straight MLS Cup final. Seattle general manger Garth Lagerwey confirmed Tuesday that the club has signed Dempsey to a one-year deal for the 2018 season that will keep the forward with the Sounders while giving the team greater salary flexibility. Having the improved flexibility is important for Lagerwey as the Sounders try to build a roster that can chase a third straight Western Conference title in 2018.

Report: LA FC close to acquiring Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan
Report: LA FC close to acquiring Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan

It seems as though the New York Red Bulls could be on the verge of trading away yet another club captain this offseason. According to Metro, Los Angeles FC is close to trading for Red Bulls midfielder Sacha Kljestan. The U.S. Men's National Team attacker has led Major League Soccer in assists over the last two seasons, and has served as an integral piece in the Red Bulls midfield since joining the club in 2015.

Sam Allardyce cancels Everton
Sam Allardyce cancels Everton's Christmas party: 'They can socialise when we're in a very good position'

Sam Allardyce has cancelled the Everton players' Christmas party, insisting the club must ease its way out of trouble before organising any celebrations. "Yes I've stopped the Christmas party because it is not needed at the moment because of the position we were in when I first arrived here," said Allardyce. "I told the players I will pay them back when they come out of Christmas and into January and we will socialise and they can go and socialise at the right time.

Burnley 1-0 Stoke City: Barnes
Burnley 1-0 Stoke City: Barnes' late strike guides Clarets into top four

Don't look now, but the Clarets have climbed into the Premier League top four. Burnley found a way Stoke City late on Tuesday, picking up a 1-0 win at the Turf Moor behind Ashley Barnes' late finish. [ MORE: Gremio reaches Club World Cup final,

Huddersfield 1 Chelsea 3: Antonio Conte
Huddersfield 1 Chelsea 3: Antonio Conte's side back to winning ways as they breeze to victory

After the 1-0 defeat to West Ham on Saturday, Conte all but conceded the title arguing that a team which had lost four games by that point could never seriously have claimed to have been in the race in the first place. Having demolished Huddersfield Town, three behind in their own stadium with just 50 minutes played, Conte said that he had just been trying to tell the hard truth about the struggle to keep up with City, although his team would never stop trying.

Marcador de la decimoséptima jornada

Madrid, 12 dic (EFE).- ------------------------ M A R T E S ---------------------------- Burnley 1 Ashley Barnes (89) Stoke City 0 ----------------------------------------------------------------- Crystal Palace 2 Bakary Sako (88),

Zidane focused on Club World Cup despite looming Clasico
Zidane focused on Club World Cup despite looming Clasico

Zinedine Zidane insists the Club World Cup is Real Madrid's primary focus despite a looming Clasico clash with Barcelona. Madrid's participation in the tournament begins against Al Jazira in Wednesday's semi-final, just 10 days prior to the first LaLiga Clasico of the season. "It's a competition where we're going to do our best to win," he said of the Club World Cup at a pre-match news conference.

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