Pitino says victory in Greece feels like Kentucky

Sports 12/28/18, 17:30

Rick Pitino has won his first game in Greece, coaching troubled Panathinaikos to a 96-84 victory over CSKA Moscow on Friday night in Europe's main competition. The victory came two days after he arrived in Athens to take over Panathinaikos (pronounced ...

Business as usual in Champions League? Maybe not this season

Soccer 12/13/18, 07:03

The usual pretenders topped their groups.Nearly all of the top teams advanced.Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the leading scorers.Is it a case of business as usual in this Champions League?Maybe not.While there seems to be an ever-widening gap between ...

Plzen beats Roma 2-1 to qualify for Europa League

Soccer 12/12/18, 15:00

Viktoria Plzen beat struggling Roma 2-1 in the Champions League on Wednesday to earn a Europa League spot.Tomas Chory scored the winner with a diving header after Cengiz Under had canceled out Jan Kovarik's opener — with all three goals ...

CSKA Moscow stuns Real Madrid 3-0 at Bernabeu

Soccer 12/12/18, 14:57

CSKA Moscow defeated Real Madrid 3-0 on Wednesday for its second straight win over the defending Champions League holders, but it still wasn't enough to earn the Russians a spot in the round of 32 of the Europa League.Real forward ...

Real Madrid 1st in group after Roma’s mistakes

Soccer 11/27/18, 17:05

A series of colossal errors by Roma handed Real Madrid a 2-0 victory Tuesday and first place in Group G of the Champions League.Roma winger Cengiz Under sent the ball over the bar from point-blank range with goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois ...

Madrid routs Plzen, keeps thriving under coach Solari

Sports 11/07/18, 17:57

Karim Benzema scored twice in the first half to lead resurgent Real Madrid to a 5-0 win over Viktoria Plzen in the Champions League on Wednesday.Casemiro, Gareth Bale and Toni Kroos also scored for the three-time defending champions, who have ...

Pellegrini shines as Roma beats CSKA 3-1 in Champions League

Soccer 11/07/18, 16:04

With Edin Dzeko having an off night, Lorenzo Pellegrini stepped up for Roma in the Champions League.The Italy midfielder scored one goal and set up another as Roma beat 10-man CSKA Moscow 2-1 on Wednesday.Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini, center, celebrates ...

Madrid needs win in Champions League, Ronaldo back at United

Soccer 10/22/18, 00:32

Three-time defending champion Real Madrid is in crisis after four defeats in five games as it returns to the Champions League on Tuesday.The question hanging over Santiago Bernabeu Stadium before Viktoria Plzen's visit is whether club president Florentino Perez has ...

Russia goalkeeper Akinfeev ends 15-year national team duty

Soccer 10/01/18, 08:28

Igor Akinfeev, whose penalty shootout saves helped host Russia eliminate Spain from the World Cup, has retired from the national team.The 32-year-old Akinfeev says it is a "logical conclusion" after 111 appearances over 15 years. He made his debut within ...

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