Keisuke Honda risks cheapening legacy

Soccer | From the Spot Oct 2, 2019

Keisuke Honda risks cheapening legacy

by Dan Orlowitz

Even in the prime of Keisuke Honda's career, there have been few in the Japanese soccer community who could claim to have a good understanding of what was going on in the mind of the enigmatic midfielder. After a series of increasingly erratic tweets in ...

Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins

Soccer Sep 20, 2019

Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins

Arsenal and Manchester United both relied on a teenager to get their Europa League campaigns off to a winning start on Thursday. Arsenal, last year's finalist, saw 18-year-old winger Bukayo Saka score one goal and set up the other two in a 3-0 away victory ...

Liverpool, Man City continue strong starts

Soccer Sep 1, 2019

Liverpool, Man City continue strong starts

Liverpool maintained its perfect start to the Premier League season with a 3-0 win at Burnley to retake first place from Manchester City, which beat Brighton earlier Saturday. Liverpool has now won 13 straight Premier League games, a club record, dating back to last season ...

Eric Cantona selected to receive 2019 UEFA President's Award

Soccer Aug 27, 2019

Eric Cantona selected to receive 2019 UEFA President's Award

Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona will be presented the 2019 UEFA President's Award in recognition of his playing career and commitment to charitable causes after it, European soccer's governing body said on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Frenchman will receive the award in Monaco on Thursday ...

Maguire's move from Leicester to Manchester United complete

Soccer Aug 6, 2019

Maguire's move from Leicester to Manchester United complete

Manchester United made Harry Maguire the world's most expensive defender on Monday, signing him from Leicester City for around $100 million. United said the 26-year-old center-back signed a six-year contract with an option for another season. A person with knowledge of the deal said Friday that ...

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

Soccer Apr 23, 2019

Title conquest sets Ronaldo apart from peers

The breakthrough under Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Then the coronation at Real Madrid. And now another title at Juventus. If ever there was a need to emphasize Cristiano Ronaldo's impact as a soccer player, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner did it again last weekend ...

Jose Mourinho avoids jail but fined for tax fraud in Spain

Soccer Feb 5, 2019

Jose Mourinho avoids jail but fined for tax fraud in Spain

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has avoided jail for tax fraud as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors revealed Tuesday but will pay a fine of close to €2 million. The 56-year-old is accused of committing tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 when he ...

Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

Soccer Jan 7, 2019

Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

Soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month on a public intoxication charge and taken to jail to sober up after he triggered a door alarm at a Washington-area airport, authorities said Sunday. Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 by police at Dulles International Airport in ...

United eases past Reading in F.A. Cup

Soccer Jan 6, 2019

United eases past Reading in F.A. Cup

Alexis Sanchez was resting up in the Manchester United dugout moments after getting substituted when he got a tap on the arm. It was Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, telling him to get out of the manager's seat and find another. There's no doubt who's the boss inside ...