Soccer

  • Moody quits Palace after Cardiff file sparks FA probe

    Iain Moody resigned as sporting director of Premier League side Crystal Palace on Thursday after a file alleging misconduct during his time with Cardiff was sent by the Welsh club to the Football Association. According to a report in Britain's Daily Mail, the file alleges that both Moody and Malky…

    AFP
  • Soccer-Puma buys stake to aid Dortmund's pursuit of Bayern

    (Updates with more quotes, details) By Victoria Bryan BERLIN, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Sponsors Puma, Evonik and Signal Iduna will buy a stake in Borussia Dortmund as the Ruhr Valley club raises funds to compete with Bayern Munich, the German league champions. Dortmund BVB.DE said on Thursday they will…

    Reuters
  • Will FIFA transfer ban force Barcelona back to their roots?

    As Barcelona contemplate a year without transfers, we look at what it might mean for the Catalan club. Hot on the heels of the their failed attempts to overturn Luis Suarez's latest ban for toothy enthusiasm comes word from FIFA that their two-window transfer ban, originally imposed in April and…

    SB Nation
  • Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in new Indian league

    By Sudipto Ganguly MUMBAI (Reuters) - Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday. "When the drafts came up, the first name that caught our…

    Reuters
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

    Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another. Italy international Mario Balotelli has been lined up by the Premier League club as a potential replacement for Luis Suarez, who left Anfield to join Barcelona for $130 million. Balotelli, who spent 2 1/2 years with…

    The Associated Press
  • Jedinak, Cahill among 20-man Australian squad

    Australia captain Mile Jedinak and 71-cap veteran Tim Cahill were among 12 members of the country's World Cup squad named Thursday by coach Ange Postecoglou for matches against Belgium and Saudi Arabia in September. The 20-man squad contained four uncapped players - Brad Smith, Chris Herd, Trent…

    The Associated Press
  • Ghana drop Boateng, Muntari after Brazil bust-up

    ACCRA (Reuters) - Kevin Prince Boateng and Sulley Muntari, who were sent home from the World Cup in disgrace, have been dropped from the Ghana squad for next month's African Nations Cup qualifiers. Also out is Michael Essien, who made a rare public outburst after the tournament at his lack of…

    Reuters
  • Bundesliga riding high after Germany World Cup win

    Bayern Munich kicks off the defense of its Bundesliga title on Friday against revamped Wolfsburg with fans hoping for a thrilling season after Germany's triumph at the World Cup in Brazil. For that to happen, however, Bayern will have to lose some of its dominance. Bayern became the earliest ever…

    The Associated Press
  • European soccer clubs opening US academies

    European clubs like Barcelona, Liverpool and Arsenal have long sent coaches to work at U.S. Later this month, Barcelona will open FCB Escola Florida, its first permanent U.S academy, in Fort Lauderdale. Argentine Boca Juniors and English Everton are already operating in New York and Connecticut,…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

    Aug 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Wednesday Wednesday, August 20Bahia 0 Criciuma 0 Chapecoense 1 Fluminense 0 Coritiba 2 Vitoria 0 Figueirense 1 Botafogo 0 Flamengo 2 Atletico Mineiro 1 Internacional 0 Sao Paulo 1 Santos 2 Atletico…

    Reuters
  • 5 things to know about the English Premier League

    One round of Premier League games has already backed up many pundits' pre-season predictions, notably that Chelsea and Manchester City are title favorites and Manchester United needed more than just a change of manager to arrest its slump. Strengthened by new attacking signings Diego Costa and Cesc…

    The Associated Press
  • Burnley F.C.-Swansea City Preview

    Swansea spoiled Louis van Gaal's Premier League debut with Manchester United by posting a 2-1 victory at Old Trafford on Sunday. Gylfi Sigurdsson netted the match-winner in the 72nd minute, culminating the build-up of a cunningly quick re-start by Wilfried Bony after he was fouled in the middle of…

    The Associated Press
  • US women score 3 in 2nd half, beat Switzerland 4-1

    Megan Rapinoe scored just three minutes into the game, and the United States got three goals in the second half to beat Switzerland 4-1 Wednesday night. Carli Lloyd made a penalty kick early in the second half, Christen Press scored in the 77th minute and Abby Wambach got her 168th career score in…

    The Associated Press
  • Western Sydney beats Guangzhou 1-0 in 1st leg

    SYDNEY (AP) — Defending champion Guangzhou Evergrande lost 1-0 to the Western Sydney Wanderers in the first leg of their Asian Champions League quarterfinal Wednesday.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-UEFA Europa League play-off round results

    Aug 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the UEFA Europa League play-offs first leg matches on Wednesday Play-off roundWednesday, August 20, first legStjarnan (Iceland) - Inter Milan (Italy) 0-3 (halftime: 0-1) Dnipro Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine) - Hajduk Split (Croatia) 2-1 (halftime: 0-0) Next…

    Reuters
  • U.S. Women play pointless friendly, NWSL suffers

    There's no good reason for the USWNT to be playing a friendly just days before the start of the NWSL playoffs. Meanwhile, many of the USWNT's club teammates will be training without them in preparation for the NWSL playoffs, which start on Saturday. Soccer decided to schedule a friendly just a few…

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  • Celtic held by Maribor, Porto gain upper hand

    Celtic were held to a 1-1 draw away to Maribor in the first leg of the Champions League play-offs on Wednesday, while Porto took control of their tie against Lille after securing a 1-0 victory in France. Celtic, who were reinstated to Europe's premier club competition after Poland's Legia Warsaw…

    AFP
  • Palace move on from Mackay amid FA investigation

    Preferred candidate Malky Mackay is out of the running to take charge of Crystal Palace after the English Football Association (FA) opened an investigation into the conduct of the Scot during his time at Cardiff City, British media reported. The Daily Mirror and Daily Mail both reported that the FA…

    Reuters