Soccer

  • Demba Ba mistakes Champions League qualifier for video game, attempts shot from opening kick

    How do you start a Champions League qualifying playoff against Arsenal in a way that would even make Zlatan Ibrahimovic think twice?

    Dirty Tackle
  • US women score 3 in 2nd half, beat Switzerland 4-1

    CARY, N.C. (AP) — 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.

    Associated Press
  • Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

    Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic took big steps toward the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, as home teams struggled in their playoff round, first-leg matches. Two-time champion Porto won 1-0 in Lille, and Celtic took advantage of a reprieve from UEFA to play in the competition…

    The Associated Press
  • Blackpool fan gets jersey with 'Trialist' on the back

    Blackpool didn't have any money. All Blackpool have had is a bunch of trialists. Blackpool fan with a sense of humour gets 'Trialist' on the back of his shirt! pic.twitter.com/tDx22DSERG — Paddy Power (@paddypower) August 20, 2014 He scores when he wants.

    SB Nation
  • Dzeko signs new four-year deal at City

    Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko on Wednesday signed a new four-year contract which will keep him at the Premier League champions until at least 2018. The Bosnian international's current deal had only 10 months to run and manager Manuel Pellegrini's determination to keep the striker was fully…

    AFP
  • Hull new boy Snodgrass out for six months

    Hull City's new midfielder Robert Snodgrass will be out of action for up to six months due to a dislocated kneecap, the Premier League club announced via Twitter on Wednesday. "(Manager) Steve Bruce has revealed Robert Snodgrass could be out for up to six months with a dislocated knee cap," Hull…

    AFP
  • Switzerland goalie Benaglio quits national team

    BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio announced he had retired from international football on Wednesday aged 30.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Argentina's Fernandez signs for Swansea

    (Adds quotes) LONDON, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Swansea City have signed Argentina defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli for an undisclosed fee, the Premier League club announced on Wednesday. The 25-year-old centre back, who has 26 caps for his country and made four appearances at the World Cup where…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Asian Champions League quarter-final summaries

    Aug 20 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Asian Champions League Quarter-final first leg matches on Wednesday Wednesday, August 20Pohang 0 FC Seoul 0 - - -Western Sydney Wanderers FC 1 Antony Golec 60 Guangzhou Evergrande 0 Red Card: Zhang Linpeng 89, Gao Lin 90+1- - -Tuesday, August 19Al…

    Reuters
  • Veteran trio left out of Nigeria squad

    LAGOS (Reuters) - The international careers of Shola Ameobi, Peter Odemwingie and Joseph Yobo looked to be at an end on Wednesday as Nigeria left the veteran trio out of their squad for next month's African Nations Cup qualifiers. They played for Nigeria at the World Cup but are among eight players…

    Reuters
  • New Indian football league all set to take shape

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Retired batting great Sachin Tendulkar will lead a clutch of former cricketers and movie stars in promoting the start of the Indian football league.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-Italy federation chief faces UEFA racism probe

    (Adds background, byline, changes dateline) By Brian Homewood BERNE, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Italian soccer federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio is to face a disciplinary investigation by European soccer's governing body over allegedly racist remarks made during his election campaign, UEFA said…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Barca appeal against transfer ban rejected-FIFA

    * Barca banned from next two transfer windows * Club guilty of breaking rules on signing minors * Catalan club say will take its case to CAS (updates with Barca CAS appeal, details) By Brian Homewood ZURICH, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Barcelona have lost an appeal against a decision to ban them from the…

    Reuters
  • Newly appointed Italian soccer president probed by UEFA amid racism claims

    Following his alleged racist comments, leader of Italian soccer facing lengthy ban.

    NBC Sports
  • Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday, Aug 20

    Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Wednesday: - - - - SOCCER Champions League playoffs, 1st leg (all 1845) Porto visit Lille in Champions League playoff BERNE - Champions League regulars and former winners Porto are away to French side Lille in one of five first leg ties in the playoff round. ...

    Reuters
  • UEFA investigates Italian soccer head over racism

    LONDON (AP) — The Italian football federation's new president is being investigated by UEFA over an alleged racist comment and could be banned for three months.

    Associated Press
  • Are Your Habits Stopping You From Reaching Your Goals?

    Let's say that one of your goals is to lose weight, get in shape, and live a healthier lifestyle.That is your goal or destination -- the place you want to go.So what would the habits be, that would move you towards that goal? And which habits would move you away from that goal?One habit that would…

    Huffington Post
  • Real Madrid draws 1-1 with Atletico in Super Cup

    James Rodriguez scored in his Spanish debut as Real Madrid earned a 1-1 draw against Atletico Madrid in the first leg of the Super Cup on Tuesday. Rodriguez came on for Cristiano Ronaldo in the second half at the Santiago Bernabeu and found the back of the net in the 80th minute after he pounced on…

    The Associated Press