Cardiff impresses with 2-0 win vs West Ham in EPL

Soccer 03/09/19, 12:42

Cardiff showed it intends to fight to stay in the English Premier League as it kept in touch with fellow strugglers by beating West Ham 2-0 on Saturday.Junior Hoilett and Victor Camarasa scored in either half as Cardiff ended a run of three successive defeats with a victory that was ...

Vardy nets 2 as Leicester beats Fulham 3-1 in EPL

Soccer 03/09/19, 12:40

Jamie Vardy reached 100 goals for Leicester by scoring twice in a 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday that pushed the visitors closer to relegation from the English Premier League.Vardy made it 2-1 in the 78th minute to reach the century mark across all competitions and then netted his 101st ...

Bournemouth beats last-place Huddersfield 2-0 in EPL

Soccer 03/09/19, 12:28

Callum Wilson scored on his return from a knee injury as Bournemouth ended a nine-game losing streak in English Premier League away matches by beating last-place Huddersfield 2-0 on Saturday.Wilson was back from a seven-week layoff and opened the scoring in the 20th minute by chesting the ball into the ...

Tottenham’s grip on top-4 spot loosens with another EPL loss

Soccer 03/09/19, 12:16

Tottenham's grip on a top-four place in the Premier League is suddenly under threat after falling to another loss on Saturday, while the fight to avoid the final relegation spot tightened as well.Southampton's 2-1 comeback win over Tottenham extended Spurs' winless streak in the competition to four games and left ...

Bayern hits Wolfsburg for 6 to seize lead from Dortmund

Soccer 03/09/19, 11:51

Bayern Munich seized the Bundesliga lead from Borussia Dortmund with a 6-0 demolition of Wolfsburg on Saturday.Robert Lewandowski scored twice to become the league's all-time top-scoring foreign player with 197 goals. The Poland international's former club, Dortmund, had a hard-fought 3-1 home win against Stuttgart.Both Bayern and Dortmund have 57 ...

Solari shares blame for Madrid debacle with players

Soccer 03/09/19, 10:28

Amid speculation that his days are numbered, Real Madrid coach Santiago Solari dished out some of the blame for the team's disastrous season to his players."The majority (of my players) have honored this club's emblem, and those who haven't have been told so personally by me," Solari said on Saturday, ...

Brighton beats rival Crystal Palace 2-1 in Premier League

Soccer 03/09/19, 09:43

Anthony Knockaert's superb second-half strike gave Brighton a 2-1 win at Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday, distancing the team further from the relegation zone.Knockaert cut in from the right in the 74th minute and curled an unstoppable left-foot shot from outside the area that went in off ...

Adidas says women to get same WCup bonus as men

Soccer 03/09/19, 07:48

Sportswear maker Adidas says it will give the same bonus to any of its sponsored players on the Women's World Cup-winning soccer team as their male counterparts.Adidas says on Twitter that it believes "in inspiring and enabling the next generation of female athletes, creators and leaders through breaking barriers."On Friday ...

Tottenham to move into new stadium in early April

Soccer 03/08/19, 19:24

Tottenham will finally move into its new stadium next month following seven postponements.Spurs were due to open their 62,062-seat stadium in August, but construction delays caused a series of announcements starting last June that kept pushing back the opening and caused 14 of 19 home Premier League matches this season ...

Raphael Wicky hired as US under-17 coach

Soccer 03/08/19, 18:11

Former Basel coach Raphael Wicky has been hired to replace John Hackworth as coach of the U.S. under-17 team.The 41-year-old former defensive midfielder made 75 appearances for Switzerland from 1996-08 and was on the roster for the World Cup in 2006 and the European Championship in 1996 and 2004. He ...

Teen Kean scores 2 as Juventus beats Udinese 4-1 in Serie A

Soccer 03/08/19, 16:41

Despite resting Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of its crucial Champions League match, Juventus romped to a 4-1 victory over Udinese on Friday with teenager Moise Kean scoring twice.Kean, who received a standing ovation when he was replaced late, also won a penalty which was converted by Emre Can. Blaise Matuidi added ...

Premier League opens investigation into Manchester City

Soccer 03/08/19, 12:27

The Premier League is investigating whether Manchester City broke any rules covering financial compliance, third-party ownership and the recruitment of youngsters.The announcement comes a day after UEFA opened a formal investigation into whether City tried to disguise the source of revenue from overvalued sponsorships.The UEFA and Premier League cases have ...

Diego Maradona’s lawyer says ex-star fathered 3 kids in Cuba

Soccer 03/08/19, 12:24

Diego Maradona's lawyer says that the former soccer star and current coach of Mexican club Dorados of Sinaloa will legally recognize three children that he fathered in Cuba.Lawyer Matias Morla told Argentina's Channel 13 television on Friday that he speaks with his client's Cuban children, who were born to two ...

Top tickets for Women’s Champions League final cost $3.50

Soccer 03/08/19, 11:49

The most expensive tickets for the Women's Champions League final in Budapest cost only 3.10 euros ($3.50).UEFA opened ticket sales on Friday with adult prices starting at 2.20 euros ($2.50) for the match on May 18 at the 22,000-capacity Ferencvaros Stadium.The women's match will be played on a Saturday and ...

Roma hires Ranieri as coach until the end of the season

Soccer 03/08/19, 11:25

Roma appointed Claudio Ranieri as interim coach on Friday, a day after firing Eusebio Di Francesco following the Italian team's elimination from the Champions League.The 67-year-old Ranieri, who will be interim coach until the end of the season, flew to Rome on Friday and signed a contract until June 30.It ...

After injury, Megan Rapinoe looks toward World Cup

Soccer 03/07/19, 18:42

Just a bit of fine tuning and Megan Rapinoe should be ready for the World Cup.The outspoken 33-year-old winger with her shock of blond hair is not new to this process. She's been to the last two World Cups, including the 2015 tournament in Canada that the United States won.While ...

10-man Arsenal beaten 3-1 at Rennes in Europa League

Soccer 03/07/19, 15:38

Rennes rallied from an early deficit to beat 10-man Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of the Europa League last 16 on Thursday, a result that spoiled goalkeeper Petr Cech's return to the French city where he spent two seasons.Arsenal took the lead through Alex Iwobi after just four minutes ...

UEFA opens formal investigation into Manchester City

Soccer 03/07/19, 13:29

UEFA has opened a formal investigation into whether Manchester City has violated financial monitoring rules, after confidential club documents were published in the Football Leaks series.In the most serious cases of breaking "Financial Fair Play" rules designed to control excessive spending on player transfers and wages, UEFA can ban clubs ...

Roma fires coach De Francesco after Champions League exit

Soccer 03/07/19, 13:14

Italian club Roma has fired coach Eusebio Di Francesco following the team's elimination from the Champions League.Roma announced Thursday that De Francesco has left the club with immediate effect, a day after the team lost to Porto in the round of 16 in the Champions League. That defeat came on ...

Coach Solskjaer showing he has a knack for winning big games

Soccer 03/07/19, 13:04

As a striker for Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer found all kinds of ways to score from difficult angles, often late winners when tired opponents could no longer track his clever runs.Now he's finding ways to win against the odds as United's coach. Wednesday's 3-1 success at Paris Saint-Germain sent ...