Gatecrasher Tottenham takes on storied Liverpool in CL final

Soccer 05/30/19, 10:38

Familiar territory for Liverpool. So very unfamiliar for Tottenham.The second all-English Champions League final in history pits one of Europe's most successful clubs against a side unexpectedly gatecrashing the continent's elite.After losing last year's final to Real Madrid, Juergen Klopp's ...

Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

Sports 05/30/19, 04:23

His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year.Heads were down. No ...

Tottenham arrives in Madrid for Champions League final

Soccer 05/29/19, 14:23

Tottenham has arrived in Madrid for the Champions League final against Liverpool.The squad landed at Madrid's international airport on Wednesday evening, three days before Saturday's final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.The team will practice at Real Madrid's training center in ...

Atletico Madrid reaches deal to sign Porto defender Felipe

Sports 05/28/19, 16:22

Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign Porto defender Felipe for 20 million euros ($22.4 million).Atletico says the 30-year-old Brazilian central defender will join on a three-year contract.He will help the Spanish club fill the void left ...

Xavi Hernandez to coach Qatari champion Al-Sadd

Sports 05/28/19, 10:00

Barcelona great Xavi Hernandez will begin his coaching career with Qatari club Al-Sadd. Al-Sadd says Xavi is taking charge of the team he helped become Qatari league champion this season.The 39-year-old midfielder played four seasons with Al-Sadd after a storied 17-year ...

Suarez defends himself after missing Copa del Rey final

Soccer 05/26/19, 14:21

Luis Suarez has defended himself from criticism for undergoing knee surgery that prevented him from playing for Barcelona in the Copa del Rey final.The Uruguayan released a statement Sunday saying he had no option despite the timing of the final, ...

Valencia beats Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey

Soccer 05/25/19, 16:06

Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 in the Copa del Rey final on Saturday, denying Lionel Messi the chance to lead his team to a fifth consecutive domestic cup title.Strikers Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno scored after defensive errors by Barcelona in ...

Messi: Barca must say sorry for Liverpool defeat

Soccer 05/24/19, 14:13

Barcelona must apologize for its "lamentable" Champions League semifinal exit at the hands of Liverpool earlier this month, according to Lionel Messi.In his first Barca news conference for four years, the Argentina great said on Friday: "We are still recovering ...

Pochettino’s joke falls flat at Real Madrid

Soccer 05/24/19, 11:26

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino's comments about Real Madrid's lack of hospitality didn't go over too well in the Spanish capital.Pochettino told Spanish radio station Cope, in a joking tone, that Madrid president Florentino Perez told him that he can sleep ...

Barcelona wants to redeem itself with Copa del Rey title

Soccer 05/23/19, 07:35

Although Barcelona is still smarting from its collapse at Liverpool two weeks ago, the team has another cup final to play in this weekend.The Spanish champions can complete a second straight domestic double when it faces Valencia on Saturday in ...

Kroos out of Germany squad for European qualifiers

Sports 05/22/19, 06:55

Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia.Germany coach Joachim Loew left both of his Spain-based players - Kroos and Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen - out of his ...

Diego Costa injures ankle in Atletico Madrid friendly

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:44

Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.Costa left the field on a stretcher in the first half of the match in Jerusalem, which marked his ...

Brazil coach Tite under pressure ahead of Copa America

Soccer 05/21/19, 10:24

Having too many players to choose from is a problem most coaches relish.For Tite, it's a problem he could do without.The Brazil coach recently picked his squad for this year's Copa America, and it unsurprisingly included Neymar and Thiago Silva ...

Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan earns France call-up

Soccer 05/21/19, 09:09

France coach Didier Deschamps called up three new players on Tuesday, including Lille goalkeeper Mike Maignan, for upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Turkey and Andorra and a friendly against Bolivia.Maignan, who was voted the league's best goalkeeper last week, was ...

Real Madrid extends Kroos’ contract until 2023

Sports 05/20/19, 08:22

Real Madrid says it has extended Toni Kroos' contract until the end of the 2023 season.The 29-year-old midfielder, whose contract was to expire at the end of the 2022 season, joined from Bayern Munich after winning the World Cup with ...

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