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Wayne Rooney scoreless in 120th, final England appearance

Soccer Nov 16, 2018

Wayne Rooney scoreless in 120th, final England appearance

Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career ended with a first: relief not to score. Whenever the striker touched the ball after coming on in the 58th minute, however far he was from goal in a 120th appearance, fans shouted "Shoot!" The best chance fell to the 33-year-old ...

Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy undergoes knee surgery

Soccer Nov 15, 2018

Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy undergoes knee surgery

Manchester City said left back Benjamin Mendy has undergone left knee surgery. City said in a statement on Wednesday that Mendy had an operation on a meniscus problem after withdrawing from the France squad. It did not provide a timescale for his recovery. Mendy missed the majority ...

Diego Maradona denies criticism of Lionel Messi

Soccer Nov 15, 2018

Diego Maradona denies criticism of Lionel Messi

Diego Maradona says he "loves" Lionel Messi and described as "false" comments attributed to him attacking his Argentine compatriot and Barcelona legend. "Leo is a friend of mine and I'd never speak ill of a friend," Maradona assured Spanish sports newspaper Marca on Wednesday. Last month ...

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway in friendly

Soccer Nov 11, 2018

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway in friendly

Nadeshiko Japan beat Norway 4-1 on Sunday in an international friendly. Kumi Yokoyama opened the scoring in the 16th minute at Tottori Bird Stadium to give Japan an early lead and spark a solid victory on home soil. Mana Iwabuchi followed up 11 minutes later, dribbling ...

PSG officials express shock at scouts' racial profiling

Soccer Nov 9, 2018

PSG officials express shock at scouts' racial profiling

Paris Saint-Germain says it was not aware some club scouts outside the capital were secretly and illegally profiling potential young recruits with lists containing their ethnic origins. PSG acknowledged that forms with "illegal content were used between 2013 and 2018," but declined responsibility for implementing ...

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Soccer Nov 9, 2018

Takumi Minamino bags Europa League hat trick

Takumi Minamino hit a hat trick to lead his Austrian side Salzburg to a 5-2 victory over Norwegian top division champion Rosenborg in the UEFA Europa League on Thursday. Minamino put the visitors ahead five minutes into the match at Lerkendal Stadion and completed his ...

Manchester clubs post big wins ahead of derby

Soccer Nov 8, 2018

Manchester clubs post big wins ahead of derby

It was Manchester's night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant goal — a volley from a long pass that dropped into his path over his right shoulder — was set ...

Miami voters OK path for David Beckham's soccer complex

Soccer Nov 7, 2018

Miami voters OK path for David Beckham's soccer complex

David Beckham's long-planned soccer stadium deal is closer to reality. Miami voters gave city officials permission Tuesday to negotiate a no-bid lease deal with Beckham's group, which wants to build a Major League Soccer complex on what has been a public golf course. Beckham's group ...