West weighs FIFA options

May 31, 2015

West weighs FIFA options

by Ronald Blum

What would happen if Sepp Blatter hosts a World Cup and most of Europe, several South American powers and the United States don’t show up? Blatter was voted to a fifth term as FIFA president on Friday, but the governing bodies of soccer’s wealthiest ...

Walcott sparks Arsenal flurry in F.A. Cup final

May 31, 2015

Walcott sparks Arsenal flurry in F.A. Cup final

Theo Walcott ended a frustrating season by scoring the first goal as Arsenal won a record 12th F.A. Cup title Saturday with a dominant 4-0 victory over Aston Villa in the final at Wembley Stadium. Walcott, who missed most of 2014 with a knee ...

Chelsea closes in on league crown

Apr 19, 2015

Chelsea closes in on league crown

While rarely ruthless, Chelsea is easing to the English Premier League title. With a 1-0 victory over Manchester United on Saturday, Chelsea surged 10 points clear of Arsenal. But as Arsenal’s hopes of a first league title since 2004 took a further hit, the ...

Arsenal sneaks past Burnley to run winning streak to eight

Apr 12, 2015

Arsenal sneaks past Burnley to run winning streak to eight

If Chelsea collapses in the final weeks of the Premier League season, Arsenal will be primed to take advantage. Aaron Ramsey extended Arsenal’s winning run to eight matches on Saturday by clinching a 1-0 victory at Burnley. Arsenal’s resurgence has sent the team four ...

Monaco survives battering from Arsenal to reach quarters

Mar 18, 2015

Monaco survives battering from Arsenal to reach quarters

Monaco withstood Arsenal’s onslaught to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League despite a 2-0 home defeat on Tuesday, advancing on the away-goals rule after drawing 3-3 on aggregate. Following a 3-1 humiliating defeat at the Emirates three weeks ago in the first leg ...

Welbeck's goal sinks Man United, sends Arsenal into semis

Mar 10, 2015

Welbeck's goal sinks Man United, sends Arsenal into semis

Danny Welbeck scored the winner in his return to former club Manchester United as Arsenal won 2-1 at Old Trafford on Monday night to reach the F.A. Cup semifinals and stay on course to defend the trophy. Angel Di Maria’s 77th-minute sending-off for two ...