Archer misses out on England’s preliminary World Cup squad

Sports 04/17/19, 05:29

Jofra Archer was left off England's preliminary 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup, a month after the paceman qualified to play for the country on residency rules.Archer was, however, called up for England's warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland, where impressive performances could yet earn him a late spot ...

Cardiff beats relegation-rival Brighton in Premier League

Soccer 04/16/19, 16:15

Cardiff kept alive its hope of staving off relegation from the Premier League with a vital 2-0 victory over fellow strugglers Brighton on Tuesday. Goals either side of halftime from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Sean Morrison moved 18th-place Cardiff within just two points of Brighton and safety. Brighton once again looked toothless in ...

Guardiola says he’s a ‘failure’ in Champions League

Soccer 04/16/19, 10:13

Winning the Champions League twice as a coach puts Pep Guardiola in a fairly elite company. After all, only three managers have won it more times.Yet, to some, Guardiola's record in soccer's grandest club competition is increasingly becoming a stain on his otherwise stacked resume, and the Manchester City manager ...

England warns Vunipola for defending Folau’s anti-gay post

Sports 04/16/19, 07:03

England has issued a formal warning to Billy Vunipola for defending an anti-gay Instagram post by Australia rugby player Israel Folau, and said the No. 8 regretted his comments. Following a meeting with the player, the Rugby Football Union said Vunipola's conduct was "prejudicial to the interests of the game" and ...

Arsenal relies on bizarre goal to beat 10-man Watford 1-0

Soccer 04/15/19, 16:04

Arsenal benefited from a bizarre goal from a goalkeeping error and Watford striker Troy Deeney's red card to claim a 1-0 win that lifted the team back into the Premier League's top four on Monday.The match was ultimately decided in the space of a few seconds in the first half, ...

Salah’s stunner helps Liverpool beat Chelsea 2-0 in EPL

Soccer 04/14/19, 12:40

Mohamed Salah blasted in a stunning long-range goal to seal Liverpool's 2-0 win over Chelsea that kept the team top of the Premier League on Sunday.Two minutes after Sadio Mane headed Liverpool into the lead at Anfield, Salah collected Virgil van Dijk's long ball from the back, cut inside off ...

Pogba penalties give Man United 2-1 win over West Ham in EPL

Soccer 04/13/19, 13:58

Paul Pogba converted two penalties as Manchester United stayed in the hunt for a top-four finish with a 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday that ended a run of four losses in five games.West Ham looked the more likely team to score a winner but substitute Michail Antonio was ...

Bournemouth beats struggling Brighton 5-0 in Premier League

Soccer 04/13/19, 11:48

Bournemouth handed Brighton its heaviest home loss in the Premier League, winning 5-0 on Saturday to leave the hosts in serious relegation trouble.After Dan Gosling opened the scoring in the first half, Ryan Fraser, David Brooks, Callum Wilson and Junior Stanislas all added goals after the break as the visitors ...

Southampton close to safety after beating Wolves 3-1 in EPL

Soccer 04/13/19, 11:30

Nathan Redmond scored twice as Southampton boosted its hopes of avoiding relegation by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 3-1 on Saturday in the Premier League.Redmond put Southampton ahead in the second minute and then restored the hosts' lead in the 30th, just two minutes after Willy Boly had equalized for Wolves. Shane ...

Burnley pushes Cardiff closer to relegation from EPL

Soccer 04/13/19, 11:14

Burnley pushed Cardiff closer to relegation from the Premier League with a 2-0 home win over the Welsh club on Saturday, a victory that all but ensures another season in the top flight for Sean Dyche's side.Chris Wood scored both goals for Burnley, which now looks safe on 39 points ...

Newcastle beats Leicester 1-0, moves closer to EPL survival

Soccer 04/12/19, 16:11

Newcastle took a big step toward Premier League survival by winning 1-0 at Leicester on Friday, with Ayoze Perez scoring the first-half winner for Rafa Benitez's side.The Spanish forward flicked in a near-post header from Matt Ritchie's left-wing cross in the 32nd minute at King Power Stadium.The victory moved Newcastle ...

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will expand US fan base

Soccer 04/12/19, 13:51

Chelsea hopes Christian Pulisic will help the London club expand its U.S. fan base and assist the team's campaign to combat anti-Semitism.Chelsea bought the 20-year-old midfielder from Borussia Dortmund in January for 64 million euros (then $73 million), by far a record price for an American player, then loaned him ...

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 ...

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 ...

Quadruple-hunting City must raise intensity in defining week

Sports 04/11/19, 06:13

It has all been going so smoothly for Manchester City. Perhaps too smoothly.In winning 22 games out of 23 from Dec. 30, City was often in cruise control and came up against opponents who mostly sat back and engaged in a damage-limitation exercise.Bournemouth, playing at home, didn't have a shot ...

Barcelona wins 1-0 at Man United in Champions League 1st leg

Sports 04/10/19, 16:16

Luke Shaw unwittingly helped Luis Suarez's header into the net to give Barcelona a 1-0 win over Manchester United on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal.The goal — initially flagged for offside before being awarded via a video review — came in the 12th minute during ...

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 ...

Arsenal loses 1-0 at Everton, leaving 4th place vulnerable

Sports 04/07/19, 10:44

Arsenal missed a chance to strengthen its chances of Champions League qualification when it lost 1-0 at Everton on Sunday.At 36 years and 233 days, Phil Jagielka became the oldest scorer in the Premier League this season when he netted from close range in the 10th minute at Goodison Park.The ...

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