Ideas differ across Europe over whether soccer can resume

Soccer Apr 30, 2020

Ideas differ across Europe over whether soccer can resume

England is scrambling to find a solution to the billion-pound question: How to restart the Premier League? However, the competition with the most to lose financially if the season is abandoned is unlikely to see a clear path forward if it looks across to its ...

Five more Serie A players test positive for coronavirus

Soccer Mar 14, 2020

Five more Serie A players test positive for coronavirus

Four players from Sampdoria and one at Fiorentina have tested positive for coronavirus, the Italian clubs said on Friday. Gambia defender Omar Colley, Sweden midfielder Albin Ekdal, Norway playmaker Morten Thorsby and former Italy Under-21 forward Antonio La Gumina as well as team-mate Manolo Gabbiadini ...

Soccer Feb 29, 2020

Five Serie A matches postponed over coronavirus fears

Five Italian Serie A weekend matches including Sunday's clash between Juventus and Inter Milan have been postponed due to the coronavirus, the Italian League said Saturday. Other matches called off were AC Milan vs. Genoa, Parma vs. SPAL, Sassuolo vs. Brescia and Udinese vs. Fiorentina, ...

Shares of Juventus plunge amid fears virus will keep fans away

Soccer Feb 25, 2020

Shares of Juventus plunge amid fears virus will keep fans away

Shares of Juventus Football Club S.p.A., home to star player Cristiano Ronaldo, fell as much as 14 percent in two days amid fears the coronavirus outbreak in northern Italy could lead to some top division matches being played in empty stadiums. The Italian Football Federation ...

Roma in talks with U.S. businessman Dan Friedkin to buy club

Soccer Dec 30, 2019

Roma in talks with U.S. businessman Dan Friedkin to buy club

Italian first-division club Roma on Monday confirmed negotiations with U.S. billionaire Dan Friedkin to buy the Italian club. "The Friedkin Group are in negotiations related to a potential transaction involving NEEP Roma Holding Spa and its subsidiaries — including AS Roma," the club said in ...

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Soccer Jan 4, 2016

Honda determined to reach goals as player, owner

Growing up in Osaka, Keisuke Honda dreamed of signing with AC Milan and wearing the No. 10 for the Rossoneri, a dream the Japan international has managed to realize. But two years after arriving at the San Siro to huge fanfare and massive expectations, Honda ...