Unexpected Napoli loss could move up Juve celebration

Soccer 04/03/19, 14:24

Napoli's unexpected loss means Juventus is only two wins away from clinching a record-extending eighth straight Serie A title.Injury-depleted Napoli was beaten 2-1 at relegation-threatened Empoli on Wednesday.Juventus, which won 2-0 at Cagliari on Tuesday, leads Napoli by 18 points with eight rounds remaining and the Bianconeri hold the tiebreaker, ...

Lewandowski saves Bayern in 5-4 Cup win vs. Heidenheim

Soccer 04/03/19, 14:06

Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to help Bayern Munich avoid a massive upset in the German Cup quarterfinals, scoring late to secure a 5-4 victory over second-division Heidenheim on Wednesday after the Bavarian club had squandered a two-goal lead.Lewandowski was described by Bayern as "sickish" before the game but ...

Soccer great Pele reportedly hospitalized in Paris

Soccer 04/03/19, 11:45

Soccer great Pele has reportedly been hospitalized in Paris for medical exams after feeling ill following a meeting with Kylian Mbappe in the French capital.According to Brazilian TV network Globo, Pele had a cold and was medicated at his hotel. He woke up still feeling ill and was taken to ...

Messi, Suarez score late in 4-4 draw for Barca at Villarreal

Soccer 04/02/19, 16:43

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals as Barcelona salvaged a 4-4 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Tuesday in a game that saw both teams give up a two-goal lead.Messi rifled a free kick in off the upright to make it 4-3 in the 90th minute, ...

Another loss for Man United; Fulham relegated

Soccer 04/02/19, 16:30

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is going through his toughest period as Manchester United manager, just days after getting the job on a full-time basis.United slumped to a third defeat in its last four matches after squandering an early lead to lose 2-1 at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Tuesday. ...

Man United loses 2-1 at Wolves for 3rd defeat in 4 games

Soccer 04/02/19, 16:00

Manchester United's ambitions of securing a spot in the Champions League next season were damaged by a 2-1 loss at Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Tuesday.United squandered a 13th-minute lead earned through Scott McTominay's first goal for the club, as Wolves responded with a strike by Diogo Jota ...

Fulham’s relegation confirmed with 4-1 loss at Watford

Soccer 04/02/19, 15:44

Three managers, 24 losses and around $130 million later, Fulham has been relegated from the Premier League.The London club's return to the English top flight will last just one season after its demotion was confirmed with a 4-1 loss at Watford on Tuesday.With Huddersfield relegated this past weekend with a ...

Soccer legend Pele meets rising star Mbappe in Paris

Soccer 04/02/19, 14:42

When Kylian Mbappe netted France's final goal in a 4-2 win over Croatia last July, the rising star became only the second teenager to score in a World Cup final — emulating soccer great Pele.After exchanging praise for one another for months, the pair finally met on Tuesday at an ...

Piatek scores again but Milan draws 1-1 against Udinese

Soccer 04/02/19, 14:20

Krzysztof Piatek scored again for AC Milan but his team had to settle for a 1-1 draw against Udinese in Serie A on Tuesday, denting its hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.Piatek, who joined from Genoa in January, netted his 20th goal of the season shortly before halftime but ...

Montenegro official issues partial racism apology in England

Soccer 04/02/19, 10:25

A week after Montenegro fans racially abused England players, a partial apology from the country has been delivered in person at Wembley Stadium.Montenegro Football Association general secretary Momir Djurdjevac intervened from the floor of a UEFA conference on discrimination to offer his account of the incident in a European Championship ...

Madrid set to start Bernabeu renovation at end of season

Soccer 04/02/19, 08:54

Real Madrid says work to remodel Santiago Bernabeu Stadium will begin at the end of the season.The 72-year-old venue will gain a retractable roof and a revamped facade to modernize its appearance.The new-look Bernabeu will also have a 360-degree video screen and a new seating section, though its capacity is ...

Criticism of German soccer chief Grindel growing louder

Soccer 04/02/19, 06:14

German football federation president Reinhard Grindel is under increasing pressure over allegations he hasn't been open about outside earnings and over general discontent with his leadership.Grindel, who has been in charge of the DFB since April 2016 after his predecessor Wolfgang Niersbach stepped down amid claims of corruption, conspicuously avoided ...

Arsenal beats Newcastle 2-0, moves to 3rd in Premier League

Soccer 04/01/19, 16:35

Aaron Ramsey's parting gift to Arsenal might just be helping the club back into the Champions League.Ramsey scored in the 30th minute to set Arsenal on its way to a 2-0 win over Newcastle on Monday, lifting Unai Emery's team above Tottenham and Manchester United and into third place in ...

Everton looking into alleged incident involving Pickford

Soccer 04/01/19, 14:36

Everton says it is investigating an alleged incident after video footage that claimed to show England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford involved in a street fight was widely shared online.The Premier League team said in a brief statement Monday that it was "looking into the matter" after being made aware of the ...

Juventus coach hopes to have Ronaldo back against Ajax

Soccer 04/01/19, 07:09

Cristiano Ronaldo could return from injury for Juventus' Champions League match at Ajax next week.Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says "Ronaldo is working hard and we hope to have him available for Ajax."Ronaldo injured a right thigh muscle a week ago while with Portugal for European Championship qualifying.Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo receives ...

Spalletti calls Icardi’s feud with Inter ‘humiliating’

Soccer 04/01/19, 05:26

Nearly two months after it started, the ongoing feud between Mauro Icardi and Inter Milan is making more noise than ever.Inter coach Luciano Spalletti let his fury run loose following a 1-0 loss at home to Lazio on Sunday that could be costly for the Nerazzurri's chances of qualifying for ...

Back from injury, Aspas shows why he’s Celta’s hometown hero

Soccer 04/01/19, 00:07

Overwhelmed with emotion after leading his boyhood club to a desperately needed victory, Celta Vigo striker Iago Aspas couldn't hold back the tears.Aspas wept for joy — and relief— after scoring two second-half goals to help overturn a 2-0 deficit and beat relegation rival Villarreal 3-2 on Saturday in his ...

Wayne Rooney helps DC United beat Orlando City

Soccer 03/31/19, 22:12

Wayne Rooney scored and assisted on a goal by Steven Birnbaum and D.C. United beat Orlando City 2-1 on Sunday night to snap an 11-game road winless streak.Birnbaum headed home a cross from Rooney on a set piece, following an Orlando City hand ball, to open the scoring in the ...

Ibrahimovic scores 2 goals in return, Galaxy beats Timbers

Soccer 03/31/19, 22:10

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored on a pair of penalty kicks to help the Los Angeles Galaxy beat the Portland Timbers 2-1 on Sunday night.Ibrahimovic capped the scoring in the 65th minute in his return from an Achilles injury in the opener March 2. Midfielder Romain Alessandrini also came back from ...

Rooney, DC United beat Orlando City 2-1, snap road skid

Soccer 03/31/19, 20:19

Wayne Rooney scored and assisted on a goal by Steven Birnbaum and D.C. United beat Orlando City 2-1 on Sunday night to snap an 11-game road winless streak.Birnbaum headed home a cross from Rooney on a set piece, following an Orlando City hand ball, to open the scoring in the ...