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European giants buying into women's soccer

Soccer Apr 29, 2019

European giants buying into women's soccer

Back in 2001-02, the semifinalists in the inaugural UEFA Women's Cup were Frankfurt, HJK Helsinki, Toulouse and Swedish side Umea. Fast forward 17 years to this season, and the presence of Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Chelsea and Lyon in the semifinals of the Champions League is ...

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 ...

Iker Casillas intends to play until 40 at Porto

Soccer Mar 19, 2019

Iker Casillas intends to play until 40 at Porto

Former Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas wants to end his career at Porto and continue playing until he's 40, he told Spanish television. "This week I think I'll extend my contract until I'm 40. I'll be 38 soon and I'll most likely finish my career ...

Zinedine Zidane returns for second stint as Real Madrid coach

Soccer Mar 12, 2019

Zinedine Zidane returns for second stint as Real Madrid coach

Zinedine Zidane has made a sensational return as coach of Real Madrid after Santiago Solari's firing was finally confirmed on Monday. "When the president called me the first thing I thought was: go," Zidane said at a news conference. "I could not say no, I ...

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 ...