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Man City moves into second place with win over Bournemouth

Feb 14, 2017

Man City moves into second place with win over Bournemouth

Manchester City overcame Gabriel Jesus’ early departure because of injury to beat Bournemouth 2-0 and climb to second place in the English Premier League, eight points behind Chelsea on Monday. Raheem Sterling’s 29th-minute strike and an own goal in the 69th from Tyrone Mings, ...

Burnley earns draw against Chelsea

Feb 13, 2017

Burnley earns draw against Chelsea

Premier League leader Chelsea dropped points for only the third time since September after getting pegged back by dogged Burnley in a 1-1 draw at a snowy Turf Moor on Sunday. The result meant Chelsea extended its lead to 10 points over second-placed Tottenham, ...

Mane's double brings joy back to Anfield

Feb 12, 2017

Mane's double brings joy back to Anfield

The smiles were back at Anfield on Saturday and none was wider than Sadio Mane’s. While the Senegal forward was at the African Cup of Nations in January, his Liverpool teammates plunged into a prolonged slump that has cost them any realistic chance of ...

Feb 10, 2017

Maradona accepts role as FIFA ambassador

Diego Maradona is getting an ambassador’s role with FIFA. The governing body wants to ensure the Argentina great “has a major role in FIFA’s activities to promote the game across the globe,” including with its Legends team. FIFA said the 56-year-old Maradona will be ...

Feb 10, 2017

British Parliament rebukes F.A.

England’s Football Association lost a confidence vote among U.K. lawmakers, who put soccer’s governing body on notice and said they’re prepared to impose reforms. In a 70-minute debate in Parliament, lawmakers criticized the F.A. over its failure to properly represent women, black and ethnic ...

Feb 9, 2017

J. League reveals breakdown of prize money, funds

The J. League on Thursday announced the breakdown in prize money and funds it will distribute to clubs this season following its 10-year, ¥210 billion (about $2 billion) deal to sell digital online broadcasting rights to British-based Perform Group. The J. League championship winner ...

Takakura chooses youth over experience for Algarve Cup squad

Feb 9, 2017

Takakura chooses youth over experience for Algarve Cup squad

German-based striker Yuki Nagasato was left out as Nadeshiko Japan manager Asako Takakura on Thursday named four uncapped players to her squad for the upcoming Algarve Cup in Portugal. Nagasato, a veteran of Japan’s 2011 World Cup-winning and 2015 runner-up squads and part of ...

Feb 9, 2017

Bayern 'surprised' by timing of Lahm's retirement announcement

Bayern Munich says it is “surprised” by Philipp Lahm’s decision to announce his retirement on his own. Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said “until yesterday we assumed that there would be a joint announcement by Philipp Lahm and Bayern Munich on this decision.” Lahm, who ...

Bayern captain Lahm to retire after season

Feb 8, 2017

Bayern captain Lahm to retire after season

Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm announced Tuesday that he is retiring at the end of the season, one year before his contract with the club ends in 2018. “My leadership style is always to give everything every day, every training session, every game. I ...

Messi, Suarez send Barca to Copa final

Feb 8, 2017

Messi, Suarez send Barca to Copa final

Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez teamed up again to send Barcelona to a fourth consecutive Copa del Rey final after a combative 1-1 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday that saw three players sent off. Suarez fired in a rebound from Messi’s shot to ...