Arnautovic scores first goals since January in West Ham win

Soccer 05/04/19, 11:34

Marko Arnautovic scored his first goals since January to lead West Ham to a 3-0 win over Southampton in the English Premier League on Saturday.The Austrian forward, whose form had deserted him since a lucrative move to China failed to materialize during the transfer window, netted twice before Ryan Fredericks ...

Sterling, Van Dijk among England’s player of year contenders

Soccer 04/20/19, 07:02

Premier League title contenders Liverpool and Manchester City dominate the six-man shortlist for the Professional Footballers' Association player of the year award, with defender Virgil van Dijk and forward Raheem Sterling the front-runners.Van Dijk joins Liverpool teammate Sadio Mane on the list, while Sterling is included alongside fellow City players ...

After Ireland-England switch, Rice apologizes for IRA tweets

Soccer 03/21/19, 14:50

Preparing for a possible England debut after switching international soccer allegiance from Ireland, Declan Rice apologized Thursday for past online expressions of support for the IRA.The Twitter posts referencing "Up the RA" — short form for the Irish Republican Army — resurfaced in Irish media before being deleted by the ...

Rice called up by England, a day after getting Ireland award

Sports 03/13/19, 09:11

Declan Rice has been called up by England's national team for the first time, a day after the 20-year-old midfielder was voted as Ireland's young player of the year.Rice, who plays for West Ham in the Premier League, decided last month to switch his international allegiance to England — the ...

FIFA approves Declan Rice switch for Ireland to England

Soccer 03/05/19, 07:10

FIFA has approved defensive midfielder Declan Rice switching his international allegiance from Ireland to England.With Irish heritage but born in London, the 20-year-old Rice has said he considers himself "to be of mixed nationality."The West Ham player last month ended months of uncertainty over which national team he would commit ...

Rice passes England audition as West Ham beats Newcastle 2-0

Soccer 03/02/19, 14:52

Declan Rice passed his latest England audition with a goal and an authoritative display in West Ham's 2-0 win over Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.The central midfielder, who last month switched allegiance from Ireland to the country of his birth, scored the opening goal — a header from ...

Declan Rice asks FIFA to switch from Ireland to England

Soccer 02/13/19, 11:24

West Ham defensive midfielder Declan Rice says he is asking FIFA to switch his international allegiance from Ireland to England.After months of uncertainty over which national team he would commit to, the 20-year-old Rice says the "extremely difficult decision" was made with his "heart and my head."With Irish heritage but ...

Zaha scores late to grab point for Palace vs West Ham

Soccer 02/09/19, 12:56

Wilfried Zaha came to his team's rescue as Crystal Palace snatched an English Premier League point off West Ham in a 1-1 draw on Saturday.The striker, back from suspension and able to face the Hammers after appealing against an additional ban, struck 14 minutes from time.Mark Noble fired the visitors ...

Ozil dropped as Arsenal loses; Liverpool leads by 7 points

Soccer 01/12/19, 13:24

Trailing 1-0 in a dreary London derby, what Arsenal manager Unai Emery needed was a creative spark to inspire a comeback at West Ham.Mesut Ozil, perhaps? The playmaker wasn't in the starting lineup, but he wasn't on the bench either. And he was not injured.Arsenal's highest-paid player — reputedly earning ...

West Ham hands Arsenal 2nd loss in 3 Premier League games

Sports 01/12/19, 09:35

West Ham handed Arsenal a second loss in three Premier League matches, damaging Unai Emery's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.Youth team graduate Declan Rice scored his first West Ham goal in the 1-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday. The 19-year-old Rice placed the ball into the top of ...

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