Solskjaer says transfer rumors could explain Herrera absence

Soccer 04/12/19, 06:01

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says uncertainty over Ander Herrera's future might explain why the midfielder has been unavailable for the team in recent matches.Herrera is out of contract at the end of the season and has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain.Solskjaer says Herrera is currently ...

Southampton overhaul leads to departure of chairman Krueger

Soccer 04/12/19, 04:54

The ongoing shake-up at Premier League club Southampton has led to the departure of chairman Ralph Krueger after five years in the role.Southampton's Chinese ownership, Gao Jisheng and his family, also fired vice chairman Les Reed and technical director Martin Hunter in November. Reed, in particular, played a key role ...

Arsenal, Chelsea, Valencia and Benfica win in Europa League

Soccer 04/11/19, 16:33

Arsenal closed in on the Europa League semifinals with a 2-0 home win over Italy's Napoli on Thursday while Chelsea scored late to earn a 1-0 victory at Slavia Prague.Coming off a disappointing 1-0 loss to Everton on Sunday, Arsenal produced an attacking display that Napoli was not able to ...

Chelsea, Liverpool condemn fans’ racist song about Salah

Soccer 04/11/19, 15:37

Three Chelsea fans were turned away from the team's Europa League quarterfinal at Slavia Prague on Thursday after the Premier League club identified them in a video appearing to sing a racist song about Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah.The video, which has been widely shared on social media, showed a group ...

Kane suffered ‘significant’ ligament injury, Tottenham says

Soccer 04/11/19, 13:30

Tottenham says striker Harry Kane suffered a "significant" ankle ligament injury during Tuesday's Champions League win over Manchester City, while the club also confirmed that midfielder Dele Alli fractured his left hand.Kane limped off during the second half of Tottenham's 1-0 win over City and it's still unclear whether he ...

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe

Soccer 04/11/19, 09:58

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:ITALYCristiano Ronaldo is likely to win his first trophy with Juventus this weekend.PSG's Kylian Mbappe reacts after mising a chance during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, ...

Troubled Milan faces crucial Serie A match against Lazio

Soccer 04/11/19, 07:32

Still smarting from controversial refereeing decisions and troubled by impending new financial fair play sanctions, AC Milan is preparing for one of its most crucial games of the season this weekend.Milan hosts Lazio on Saturday in a match that could prove important to both teams' Champions League hopes."The match is ...

Costa banned 8 games for allegedly insulting referee

Soccer 04/11/19, 06:30

Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa has been suspended for eight games for allegedly insulting a referee, meaning he will not play the rest of the season.Costa was shown a red card in the first half of Atletico's 2-0 loss to Barcelona on Saturday, a result that practically ended the team's ...

Duesseldorf aims to annoy Bayern again in Bundesliga race

Soccer 04/11/19, 06:21

Though it's only playing for pride with Bundesliga survival all but secure, Fortuna Duesseldorf could yet have a major say in whether Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund wins the title.Duesseldorf took points off both opponents earlier in the season with a 3-3 draw in Munich and a 2-1 home win ...

Costa yet to deliver in return to Atletico Madrid

Soccer 04/11/19, 05:42

Diego Costa was so furious that it was hard to keep him away from the referee.His teammates tried to contain him. Even his opponents had to intervene.Costa was shown a red card in the 28th minute of a 2-0 loss against Barcelona on Saturday that practically ended Atletico Madrid's hopes ...

Ronaldo returns with a goal as Juventus draws Ajax 1-1

Soccer 04/10/19, 15:57

Ajax wasn't rattled by a goal from Cristiano Ronaldo at the stroke of halftime, equalizing immediately after the break to secure a 1-1 draw against Juventus in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday.Showing increasing confidence after eliminating three-time defending champion Real Madrid in the last 16, ...

Mesut Ozil finally earns Emery’s trust at Arsenal

Soccer 04/10/19, 09:37

There has been one constant in a month of fluctuating fortunes for Arsenal, and few could have seen it coming.Mesut Ozil, all of a sudden, is a mainstay in the team and is set to start for the sixth straight game when Arsenal plays Napoli in the first leg of ...

Suit targets California’s ban on ‘Come on You Whites’ plate

Soccer 04/09/19, 19:28

A soccer fan says in a lawsuit that the California Department of Motor Vehicles violated his First Amendment rights by rejecting a personalized license plate he said would celebrate his favorite team, but which the DMV determined might be deemed offensive.Jon Kotler applied for a plate that would read "COYW," ...

Son gives Tottenham CL lead over Man City after Kane injury

Soccer 04/09/19, 16:14

Son Heung-min filled the void left by Harry Kane's injury-enforced departure by giving Tottenham a 1-0 win over Manchester City on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.Twenty minutes after Kane hobbled off with an apparent left ankle injury, Son netted in the 78th minute to give ...

Liverpool builds 2-0 lead over Porto in Champions League

Soccer 04/09/19, 15:56

Different round, same comfortable win. Porto must be sick of the sight of Liverpool in the Champions League.Liverpool built a 2-0 lead over Porto heading into the second leg of their quarterfinal thanks to first-half goals by Naby Keita and Roberto Firmino at Anfield on Tuesday.A year after beating Porto ...

Pele arrives back in Brazil after leaving Paris hospital

Soccer 04/09/19, 08:05

Pele has arrived back in Brazil after spending five days in a Paris hospital with a urinary infection.The 78-year-old soccer great landed in Sao Paulo shortly after 6 a.m.Pele's spokesmen, Joe Fraga and Pepito Fornos, did not say whether Pele would go home or to another hospital in Brazil.Sitting in ...

Carli Lloyd still driven to fight for more World Cup glory

Soccer 04/08/19, 19:05

Carli Lloyd realizes millions of casual soccer fans don't follow the international game outside the World Cup. Some American fans haven't paid close attention to the U.S. women's national team since Lloyd got her iconic hat trick to win the Final four years ago in Vancouver.When those same fans tune ...

Hazard’s brilliance gives Chelsea 2-0 victory over West Ham

Soccer 04/08/19, 16:03

Eden Hazard's slalom through the defense before scoring the Chelsea opener on Monday didn't exactly leave the West Ham fans speechless."Eden Hazard," they chanted at Stamford Bridge, "he's off to Madrid."For now Hazard's feet are very much in west London. But maybe not for much longer, given the transfer talk ...

Dutch soccer league dedicates official ball to Rembrandt

Soccer 04/08/19, 09:18

Soccer teams will be playing with fine art in the Dutch league next season.Marking the 350th anniversary of the death of Rembrandt, the league has launched an official ball inscribed with the artist's face and extracts from his work.The project is being done with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, which is ...

Barcelona focuses on Champions League with treble possible

Soccer 04/08/19, 07:06

For Barcelona, three straight quarterfinal exits from the Champions League is quite a slump.The Catalan club has been plenty dominant at home, winning seven Spanish league titles in the last 10 years and claiming four straight Copa del Rey trophies. But the team has somewhat struggled in the top European ...