Soccer

  • Whipping boys Evian next up for injury-hit PSG in French Ligue 1

    Injuries to several key players mean that Paris Saint-Germain's trip to struggling Evian in Ligue 1 on Friday may prove a stiffer test than the reigning champions bargained for. With captain Thiago Silva already out for several weeks with a hamstring injury, PSG saw Zlatan Ibrahimovic go off with a…

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  • Bayern face selection headache for Bundesliga opener

    Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola faces a selection headache ahead of the defending champions' Bundesliga opener against VfL Wolfsburg on Friday. Defender Jerome Boateng is suspended, while versatile Spanish international Javi Martinez tore his cruciate ligament during last week's German Supercup…

    AFP
  • Newcastle United-Aston Villa Preview

    Newcastle United's trip to face Aston Villa in Saturday's early kick-off may have come at just the right time for the struggling Magpies. Alan Pardew's side have had Aston Villa's number in recent times with four wins and two draws in their last six meetings and triumphs on their last two visits to…

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-Brazilian championship results and standings

    Aug 22 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Brazilian championship matches on Thursday Thursday, August 21Corinthians 5 Goias 2 Cruzeiro 1 Gremio 0 Wednesday, August 20Bahia 0 Criciuma 0 Chapecoense 1 Fluminense 0 Coritiba 2 Vitoria 0 Figueirense 1 Botafogo 0 Flamengo 2 Atletico…

    Reuters
  • West Ham United-Crystal Palace Preview

    A club in turmoil, Crystal Palace will be looking for the respite of three points when they welcome West Ham United to Selhurst Park on Saturday. Palace lost manager Tony Pulis just two days before their Premier League opener against Arsenal, but performed admirably in a 2-1 defeat to the Gunners…

    The Associated Press
  • Six-pointers galore in the Wild Wild West | MLS Now

    Only 9 points separate first from fifth in the West, and with the final third of the season to go, Western Conference teams face a gauntlet to secure their spots in the playoffs. Jason Saghini looks back at last night's games in Colorado and Seattle, plus a preview of the upcoming showdown between…

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  • Orlando City fans can get club tattoo for $21 today only

    Orlando City are joining MLS as the league's 21st team in 2015, and supporters make sure to permanently mark their fandom. Trinity Tattoo, an Orlando tattoo parlor, is offering fans the chance to get the club's lion head crest tattooed for just $21. It would not look ridiculous at all if Orlando…

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  • Luis Suarez not included in Uruguay’s squad for upcoming friendlies

    Despite being eligible to play for his country, Suarez left off Uruguay's roster.

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  • Hodgson urges English talent to consider moving abroad

    England manager Roy Hodgson has urged the country's rising stars to consider spending some of their career abroad in a bid to gain the experience that will make them successful at international level. This week saw Chelsea's Josh McEachran agree a season-long loan with Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem --…

    AFP
  • Gascoigne set for Sunday non-league service

    Troubled former England star Paul Gascoigne is in line to make a return to football with a non-league Sunday side, it emerged Thursday. Chris Foster, the manager of Abbey FC, who play in the Hayward Sunday League that comes under the auspices of the Bournemouth Football Association on England's…

    AFP
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  • Soccer-Schneiderlin not for sale - at any price, say Southampton

    By Ossian Shine SOUTHAMPTON, England, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino can put away his cheque-book because the message is loud and clear - Southampton's Morgan Schneiderlin is not for sale. At any price. Former Saints manager Pochettino has been interested in the French…

    Reuters
  • U.S. keeper Howard to take year off from international duty

    (Reuters) - U.S national team goalkeeper Tim Howard says he will take a year off from international duty in order to spend more time with his family. Howard, who will continue to play in England's Premier League with Everton, has been capped 104 times by the U.S. Soccer Federation on Thursday,…

    Reuters
  • Brazil's Palmeiras struggling with Argentine coach

    Brazilian club Palmeiras made a rare move when it hired an Argentine coach earlier this year, and the results have not been good. Since the arrival of Ricardo Gareca, Palmeiras hasn't won a single match in the Brazilian league, and its latest defeat on Wednesday left the club in last place in the…

    The Associated Press
  • Schalke 04 season preview: Too much competition for Die Königsblauen?

    The last time Schalke 04 won a first division title the Bundesliga was still seven years from existence.  While in the intervening year's they've won their fair share on minor silverware (including a UEFA Cup and four DFB Pokal titles) and seen their fair share of trials and tribulations, the…

    SB Nation
  • Liverpool in talks to sign Mario Balotelli

    LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool could be about to replace one controversial striker with another.

    Associated Press
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  • 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