Tottenham completes epic comeback to reach Champions League final

Soccer May 9, 2019

Tottenham completes epic comeback to reach Champions League final

Facing a three-goal deficit at halftime, Tottenham pulled off another Champions League comeback for the ages. Lucas Moura completed a hat trick in the sixth minute of injury time as Tottenham rallied to beat Ajax 3-2 on Wednesday and reach its first Champions League final, ...

Van de Beek gives Ajax lead over Tottenham

Soccer May 1, 2019

Van de Beek gives Ajax lead over Tottenham

Even with a first Champions League final in 23 years in sight, Ajax has some regrets. The way Ajax overpowered Tottenham at the start of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday left the visitors feeling frustrated to only have a slender 1-0 advantage from the ...

Tottenham signs Sanchez to six-year contract

Soccer Aug 19, 2017

Tottenham signs Sanchez to six-year contract

Tottenham broke its transfer record to make the club's first signing of the summer on Friday, bringing in Colombia center-back Davinson Sanchez from Ajax for a fee that could rise to €42 million ($49 million). The deal for the 21-year-old Sanchez was subject to a ...

Dutch soccer legend Cruyff dies at 68

Soccer Mar 24, 2016

Dutch soccer legend Cruyff dies at 68

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff, who revolutionized the game with the concept of "Total Football," has died. He was 68. Family spokeswoman Carole Thate confirmed to The Associated Press that Cruyff had died. Joaquin Munoz of the Cruyff Foundation in Barcelona said he died as ...

Soccer Feb 13, 2016

Curyff keeps positive outlook in fight against lung cancer

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff announced Saturday that he is "2-0 up in the first half" and confident he will go on to win his battle against lung cancer. The former Ajax, Barcelona and Netherlands star, a smoker during his playing days and until undergoing ...

Soccer legend Cruyff has lung cancer

Soccer Oct 22, 2015

Soccer legend Cruyff has lung cancer

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff is battling lung cancer, his spokeswoman said Thursday. "He has been in hospital this week for tests and lung cancer has been confirmed," said Carole Thate, a spokeswoman for the 68-year-old former Ajax and Barcelona star. She gave no further comment ...

Messi brilliant again with two goals as Barca downs Ajax

Soccer Nov 6, 2014

Messi brilliant again with two goals as Barca downs Ajax

Lionel Messi's brace gave Barcelona a 2-0 victory Wednesday over 10-man Ajax and moved him level with Raul Gonzalez's all-time Champions League scoring record of 71 goals. Messi scored his 70th Champions League goal in the 36th minute with a soft header after Ajax failed ...