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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 ...

Real Madrid cruises to Club World Cup title

Soccer Dec 23, 2018

Real Madrid cruises to Club World Cup title

Luka Modric scored one goal and set up another in leading Real Madrid to the Club World Cup title by easing past host side Al Ain 4-1 on Saturday. Prior to the final, Kashima Antlers faced River Plate in the third-place game and lost 4-0 ...

Top European clubs ease into Champions League's last 16

Soccer Nov 28, 2018

Top European clubs ease into Champions League's last 16

Defending champion Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo's Juventus were among the seven teams to reach the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday while Sergio Aguero's late equalizer at Lyon also sent Manchester City through. Bayern Munich thumped Benfica 5-1 to book its place ...

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Soccer Oct 21, 2018

Barcelona back in lead but loses Lionel Messi to injury

Lionel Messi is expected to be out for three weeks with a fractured right arm, but his last pre-injury contribution was to help send Barcelona back to the top of La Liga on Saturday. Messi scored and then went off injured as Barca beat Sevilla ...

Misfiring Madrid stumbles again

Soccer Oct 3, 2018

Misfiring Madrid stumbles again

Real Madrid is having trouble scoring with Cristiano Ronaldo no longer on the team. His new club, Juventus, did just fine without him on Tuesday. For the first time in more than a decade, Madrid has gone three straight games without a goal after losing ...

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Soccer Aug 31, 2018

Luka Modric named UEFA player of year

Luka Modric of Real Madrid and Croatia on Thursday received the accolade of UEFA Player of the Year after his Champions League exploits. "My father always pushed me to fight for my dreams, I owe him a lot for everything," said Modric, whose silky midfield ...

United beats Madrid to close tour

Soccer Aug 1, 2018

United beats Madrid to close tour

Jose Mourinho was finally given something to smile about as a tempestuous trip to the United States ended with Manchester United's 2-1 win over former club Real Madrid thanks to first-half strikes from Alexis Sanchez and Ander Herrera. Mourinho has cut a miserable figure during ...

Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

Soccer Jul 24, 2018

Didier Deschamps, Zinedine Zidane head FIFA coaching award nominees

Didier Deschamps and Zinedine Zidane head the 11 candidates in a likely French domination of FIFA's best men's coach award. Deschamps led France to win the World Cup, and his 1998 World Cup-winning teammate Zidane coached Real Madrid to a third straight Champions League title. Zidane, ...