• Watch Cristiano Ronaldo refuse to shake hands with the UEFA president

    Michael Platini said he didn't think Ronaldo should get the Ballon d'Or. Ronaldo didn't appreciate that.

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  • Soccer-Ligue 1 summaries

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Ligue 1 matches on Sunday Sunday, December 21Girondins Bordeaux 0 Red Card: Nicolas Pallois 65Olympique Lyon 5 Alexandre Lacazette 39,90, Corentin Tolisso 56, Nabil Fekir 81, Jordan Ferri 85 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 31,873- - -St Etienne 3 Max…

  • Celtic must make chances count, manager Deila points out

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila took a swipe at his ineffectual forwards after the Hoops' winning streak came to an end following a 2-1 defeat to Dundee United on Sunday. Despite his side chalking up eight successive victories in the Scottish Premiership prior to Sunday's defeat, Deila has repeatedly…

  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Sunday 17 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 12 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 8 Daniel Wass (Evian Thonon Gaillard FC) Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Girondins Bordeaux) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain) 7 Nabil Fekir (Olympique…

  • Liverpool ties Arsenal; Marseille leads in France

    LONDON (AP) -- Liverpool is starting to produce the kind of fluid attacking that led to a second-place finish in the English Premier League last season. Now the Reds need a striker to finish their chances.

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  • Griezmann nets 3 in Atletico's 4-1 win at Bilbao

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — France forward Antoine Griezmann netted a second-half hat trick to help Atletico Madrid roar back for a 4-1 win at Athletic Bilbao on Sunday, as Diego Simeone's side pulled within four points of the lead in the Spanish league.

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  • Team News - Week 17

    All the starting XI's, benches and more for right here for this weekend's games.

  • Serie A, week 16: Inter and Lazio draw thriller in round's best match

    After Roma-Milan finished scoreless, Inter Milan and Lazio had the good sense to entertain us.

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  • Marseille beats Lille 2-1 to end year atop Ligue 1

    PARIS (AP) — Marseille beat Lille 2-1 Sunday to ensure it ended the year top of Ligue 1, while Lyon thrashed 10-man Bordeaux 5-0 to leapfrog Paris Saint-Germain into second spot.

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  • Soccer-South Korea light on strikers for Asian Cup

    * Experienced strikers miss out * "Time for change", say Koreans (Adds details) By Peter Rutherford SEOUL, Dec 22 (Reuters) - There was no place for experienced forwards Park Chu-young, Kim Shin-wook or Lee Dong-gook in South Korea's squad for the upcoming Asian Cup as coach Uli Stielike went with…

  • Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

    Dec 21 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bolivian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, December 21 Blooming 0 Bolivar 3 Jorge Wilstermann 5 Nacional Potosi 2 The Strongest 2 Oriente Petrolero 1 Universitario de Pando 2 Club Petrolero 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts C1 Bolivar 22 14…

  • VIDEO: Poor finishing leaves Brendan Rodgers “deflated” despite late draw

    Brendan Rodgers gives his thoughts after a 2-2 draw despite what he called "dominance" on the ball.

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  • Mateo Kovacic hit the you know what out of this volley

    I'm not sure it's possible to hit a volley any harder.

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  • McCoist quits as manager of Scottish side Rangers

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Days after handing in his resignation, Ally McCoist negotiated his departure as Rangers manager on Sunday to leave the fallen Scottish power in turmoil.

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  • Egypt eases spectator ban for football league matches

    Egypt will allow some fans to attend Premier League football matches for the first time since imposing a spectator ban after a deadly 2012 stadium riot, the football federation said Sunday. "The interior ministry and the minister of youth and sports have agreed (to allow) the presence of spectators…

  • Experience William Boyd's The Vanishing Game

    For Alec Dunbar, the uncertain terrain may be the only thing certain to keep him alive. Immerse yourself in William Boyd’s new action-adventure, Th...

  • Franco Vazquez scores a phenomenal chip off the crossbar

    Usually when players are 30 yards out, they try to smash the ball by the goalkeeper. It's way easier than trying to chip the goalkeeper.

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  • Soccer-European roundup-City and Barca turn heat up on leaders

    LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Manchester City's David Silva struck twice as they beat Crystal Palace 3-0 to join Chelsea at the top of the Premier League this weekend while Lionel Messi's double helped Barcelona to a 5-0 La Liga win over Cordoba. The top two in England have 39 points but Chelsea can…