Man United fires van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho

May 24, 2016

Man United fires van Gaal, expected to appoint Mourinho

Replacing Alex Ferguson is proving harder than Manchester United could ever have imagined. United is looking for its third manager since Ferguson’s trophy-laden 26-year dynasty ended in 2013 after firing Louis van Gaal on Monday following months of uncertainty around his position. Jose Mourinho ...

Van Gaal exit rumors overshadow United's F.A. Cup victory

May 22, 2016

Van Gaal exit rumors overshadow United's F.A. Cup victory

Louis van Gaal had little time to savor delivering Manchester United’s first trophy since the Alex Ferguson dynasty ended three years ago. Within an hour of collecting the F.A. Cup after Saturday’s victory over Crystal Palace, Van Gaal left his jubilant players to be ...

Apr 26, 2016

Jury finds Hillsborough Stadium victims 'unlawfully killed'

A jury has found that 96 soccer fans were “unlawfully killed” in the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium disaster because of mistakes by the police. The verdicts mark the conclusion of inquests that lasted more than two years into Britain’s worst sporting disaster. The original verdicts ...

Watford stuns Arsenal in F.A. Cup quarters

Mar 14, 2016

Watford stuns Arsenal in F.A. Cup quarters

The F.A. Cup served up another shock for the established powers of English soccer when Arsenal lost 2-1 at home to Watford on Sunday, ending its bid to win the trophy for a third straight year. A day after Chelsea tumbled out of the ...

Chelsea routs Manchester City

Feb 22, 2016

Chelsea routs Manchester City

Chelsea reached the quarterfinals of the F.A. Cup with a 5-1 victory against an understrength Manchester City side on Sunday, while London rivals Crystal Palace and West Ham also advanced. Palace defeated Tottenham 1-0, and West Ham came from behind to thrash second-tier Blackburn ...

Arsenal, Hull set for another meeting after F.A. Cup draw

Feb 21, 2016

Arsenal, Hull set for another meeting after F.A. Cup draw

Arsenal’s bid for a third straight F.A. Cup title was delayed by a frustrating 0-0 draw against Hull in the fifth round on Saturday, forcing the teams into yet another meeting in the competition and reigniting the debate over replays. West Bromwich Albion exited ...

West Ham ousts Liverpool in Cup

Feb 10, 2016

West Ham ousts Liverpool in Cup

Angelo Ogbonna headed home a winning goal in stoppage time of extra time to give West Ham a dramatic 2-1 victory over Liverpool in their F.A. Cup fourth round replay on Tuesday. Ogbonna’s strike in the 121st minute at Upton Park earned West Ham ...

City starlet Iheanacho takes chance in F.A. Cup

Jan 31, 2016

City starlet Iheanacho takes chance in F.A. Cup

Manchester City, Arsenal and Tottenham eased into the fifth round of the F.A. Cup on Saturday, as the English Premier League title contenders showed their strength in depth. Though many fringe players got a rare chance to start, none made more of the opportunity ...

Oxford stuns Swansea in F.A. Cup

Jan 11, 2016

Oxford stuns Swansea in F.A. Cup

Swansea was humbled by fourth-tier Oxford for the first big shock in the third round of the F.A. Cup, while Tottenham needed an 89th-minute penalty from Harry Kane to salvage a 2-2 draw against Leicester on Sunday. Chelsea endured a third-round humiliation at the ...