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Manchester City tops wage bill survey updated 2 days ago

If you want to earn big bucks as a sportsman then Europe is the place to be.

Lukas Podolski fires Arsenal back into fourth place updated 2 days ago

After a nerve-jangling four days, Arsenal can breathe a little easier.

Hillsborough: A tragedy that united a city updated 3 days ago

Like many parents across the city of Liverpool, the McManamans waited.

Liverpool close on elusive English title with Anfield win over Man City updated 4 days ago

Liverpool closed on a first English title since 1990 with a thrilling 3-2 win over Manchester City in an emotion charged atmosphere at Anfield Sunday.

Barcelona's week goes from bad to worse with league loss updated 6 days ago

Barcelona's week went from bad to worse Saturday.

Arsenal sees off Wigan on penalties to reach FA Cup final updated 6 days ago

It wasn't easy but Arsenal fans might not mind.

Bayern Munich to face Real Madrid, Atletico to meet Chelsea updated 7 days ago

Two European football heavyweights will collide in the UEFA Champions League semifinals after Bayern Munich and Real Madrid were drawn together in Switzerland on Friday.

Juventus cruises, Valencia rallies to reach Europa League semifinals updated 8 days ago

There was a time when Italian teams dominated European football's second-tier competition, winning the UEFA Cup in six of seven seasons starting in the late 1980s. But the last Italian outfit to win the event, now the Europa League, was Parma in 1999.

Champions League: Barcelona dumped out by Atletico, Bayern beats Man U updated 9 days ago

Every year there is talk of how the Champions League trophy will find itself lured back to Madrid for "La Decima" -- or the tenth as Real Madrid refers to it.

Footballer Colin Kazim-Richards found guilty over homophobic gesture updated 9 days ago

An international football player has been found guilty of making a homophobic gesture during a league game by an English court.

Chelsea rallies to join Real Madrid in Champions League semifinals updated 10 days ago

It was one of the most memorable scenes in recent Champions League history -- Jose Mourinho running along the touchline to celebrate with his Porto side at Old Trafford after a late goal knocked out Manchester United in 2004.

Juventus closes in on Serie A title updated 11 days ago

Fernando Llorente fired Juventus eight points clear at the top of Serie A and to within touching distance of a third successive league title Monday following a 2-0 win over Livorno.

English Premier League: Controversy as Liverpool back on top updated 11 days ago

If Liverpool end this season with a first English league title since 1990, then perhaps the club can look back to a hand dealt by fate on April 6, 2014.

English Premier League: Chelsea back on top, Mourinho losing hope updated 12 days ago

Chelsea returned to the top of the English Premier League on Saturday, but it gave manager Jose Mourinho little hope that his side can win the title.

Defiant Barcelona 'votes for the future' updated 12 days ago

Barcelona's immediate footballing fortunes may be in some doubt, but the Spanish club's members voted Saturday to approve a proposal aimed at securing its long-term future.

Beaten Bayern Munich boss: Man Utd clash is 'life or death' updated 13 days ago

It was Bayern Munich's first league defeat this season -- and the German club's first in 54 Bundesliga games. It even came against one of the team's Bavarian rivals.

Alex Ferguson takes up Harvard teaching post updated 14 days ago

Alex Ferguson has spent half a lifetime pacing touchlines pointing at his watch, but the boot might be on the other foot if his new lectures overrun at Harvard Business School (HBS).

Bayern Munich ban two British tabloids over 'insulting' headlines updated 14 days ago

Germany football star Bastian Schweinsteiger woke up to headlines of "You Schwein" and "You Dirty Schwein" on Wednesday.

FIFA ban 'unjust' says FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu updated 14 days ago

FC Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu says the transfer ban imposed by FIFA is "unjust" and the club will appeal.

Bonucci gives Juventus edge against Lyon in Europa quarters updated 15 days ago

Juventus scored a late goal to secure a 1-0 win against Lyon at the Stade de Gerland in the Europa League quarterfinal first leg on Thursday.

Barcelona hit with transfer ban by FIFA updated 16 days ago

It's a club that has built its reputation on developing some of the world's best players, but leading European club Barcelona has been hit by a transfer ban imposed by FIFA after breaking the world governing body's rules relating to the "international transfer of minors."

Revenge for Real Madrid in Champions League as Chelsea slump continues updated 16 days ago

With an awesome four-goal display from striker Robert Lewandowski in the first leg of their semifinal last year, Borussia Dortmund all but knocked Real Madrid out of the Champions League.

PSG v Chelsea: It's not all about the money updated 16 days ago

Wednesday in Paris will see two worlds collide, when Nouveau Riche take on Nouveau Riche-r.

Brazil tackling child prostitution for World Cup updated 16 days ago

The 2014 World Cup is helping shine a spotlight on Brazil's child prostitution crisis. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Manchester United hold Bayern Munich as Atletico Madrid draw in Barcelona updated 17 days ago

It was honors even when the opening legs of this year's Champions League quarterfinals took place on Tuesday.

Footballer turns lifesaver in Ukraine updated 18 days ago

Football rivalry was put aside in Ukraine on Sunday as one player acted quickly to save the life of one of his opponents.

English Premier League: Liverpool go top after smashing Spurs updated 18 days ago

Liverpool moved to the top of the English Premier League with a 4-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur at Anfield on Sunday.

Barcelona maintains momentum but Bayern Munich finally drops points updated 19 days ago

The Spanish title race might have taken another twist Saturday when Barcelona visited mid-table Espanyol in the Catalan derby. For more than 75 minutes, the home team blanked Lionel Messi and the rest of the Barcelona attack.

Chelsea's Premier League title hopes dip after upset loss updated 20 days ago

Even when Chelsea held a nine-point lead over Manchester City atop English football's Premier League, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho always maintained his team wasn't the favorite.

Guus Hiddink to return as Netherlands coach after World Cup updated 21 days ago

Guus Hiddink will replace Louis van Gaal as coach of the Dutch national team after this summer's World Cup finals in Brazil.

England 'are always tired,' says former coach Fabio Capello updated 21 days ago

It might be Brazil. Argentina, perhaps. Maybe Spain will reign again. But it is highly likely it won't be England who lift the World Cup in Rio this July, says their former boss Fabio Capello.

Fabio Capello: 'Sport is outside politics' updated 22 days ago

Russia's annexation of Crimea should not affect the country's sports teams, says Russian national football team coach Fabio Capello.

UEFA's new 'League of Nations' - Do you understand it? updated 22 days ago

The "League of Nations" might sound like the next Hollywood blockbuster, but UEFA's latest plan to revolutionize international football caused nothing but confusion when it was announced Thursday.

Real Madrid sunk by Sevilla as Atletico and Barcelona triumph updated 23 days ago

The three-way battle for the Spanish league title took another dramatic twist on Wednesday night as Real Madrid suffered their second defeat in four days.

Bayern Munich clinch Bundesliga title with seven games to spare updated 23 days ago

Bayern Munich wrapped up the Bundesliga title in record time on Tuesday night with a 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin at the Olympic Stadium.

English Premier League: Derby delight for Manchester City as United lose again updated 23 days ago

Manchester City moved up to second place in the English Premier League on Tuesday night after an emphatic 3-0 win over city rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford.

English club Tottenham Hotspur faces more anti-Semitic abuse updated 24 days ago

The ugly specter of anti-Semitism in football has raised its face again after a man was arrested at an English Premier League game.

Teenage star Julian Green cleared to make U.S. debut updated 24 days ago

It's a 1-0 victory to the U.S.

Home of football at odds over tackling racist abuse updated 25 days ago

England prides itself on being the home of football, but is the nation dysfunctional in dealing with racist abuse?

Lionel Messi inspires Barcelona to 4-3 win over Real Madrid in El Clasico updated 25 days ago

Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino said prior to Sunday's El Clasico that it was his team's last chance in the Spanish title race.

Tottenham keeps Champions League hopes alive after beating Southampton updated 26 days ago

Arsenal lost 6-0 to league leader Chelsea in English football's Premier League and it looked like another side from North London would suffer a heavy defeat Sunday when Tottenham fell behind 2-0 to Southampton.

Chelsea ruin Wenger's big day as 10-man Arsenal slump at Stamford Bridge updated 26 days ago

Arsenal fans were hoping for a fairytale win against old rivals Chelsea to mark Arsene Wenger's 1,000th game in charge.

Bayern Munich on brink of clinching Bundesliga in record-breaking time updated 27 days ago

Bayern Munich may have left it late to beat Mainz but will wrap up the Bundesliga title in super quick time next Tuesday should they defeat Hertha Berlin.

Bayern Munich to face Manchester United in Champions League quarterfinal updated 28 days ago

The two teams contested one of the most dramatic matches in football history, and now Bayern Munich and Manchester United will meet again in the quarterfinals of the European Champions League.

Pirlo stunner sends Juventus into Europa League last eight updated 29 days ago

Like a fine Italian wine, it seems Andrea Pirlo just keeps getting better with age.

Qatar World Cup 2022: FIFA reformer calls for vote rerun updated 29 days ago

Leading former FIFA insider Alexandra Wrage is calling for a new vote over the selection of the 2022 World Cup hosts given the ongoing controversy surrounding the decision to award Qatar the event.

Champions League: Respite for David Moyes as Manchester United advances updated 30 days ago

Manchester United was left reeling Sunday after a demoralizing loss to arch-rival Liverpool that kept it a dozen points adrift of a Champions League spot but there was respite for under-fire manager David Moyes and his team Wednesday.

Manchester United: Does a Greek tragedy await? updated 31 days ago

Perhaps the most frightening scenario facing Manchester United is that however bad this season has been, it could get a whole lot worse.

Champions League: Chelsea and Real Madrid cruise through to quarterfinals updated 31 days ago

He returned to a hero's welcome but this was a night to forget for Didier Drogba.

Daniel Sturridge keeps the faith as Liverpool step up title challenge updated 31 days ago

In a city where football is a religion, Daniel Sturridge is fast becoming a deity.

David Moyes: Manchester United 'desperate' to reverse fortunes updated 32 days ago

Manchester United manager David Moyes says he and his slumping team are "desperate" to turn things around -- and hopes the reversal of fortune begins in the Champions League.

Lionel Messi breaks Barcelona record updated 33 days ago

Perhaps the most frightening statistic attached to Lionel Messi is the fact that he's only 26.

Cristiano Ronaldo keeps Real Madrid on top in Spain updated 34 days ago

The Spanish title race is shaping up to be one of the closest in years -- and the battle for the "Pichichi" is also hotting up.

Jose Mourinho furious as nine-man Chelsea crash to Villa defeat updated 34 days ago

Jose Mourinho is the king of football gamesmanship, but his constant declarations that Chelsea's English Premier League lead is "fake" appear to be becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Nicolas Anelka quits West Brom following 'quenelle' punishment updated 35 days ago

French soccer star Nicolas Anelka has decided to quit English Premier League club West Bromwich Albion following his punishment for making a controversial "quenelle" gesture.

Can Liverpool end two decades of hurt? updated 35 days ago

A familiar refrain for many football fans is that it's "the hope that kills you."

Syria conflict: Kicking for hope in Zaatari refugee camp updated 35 days ago

Amongst the clouds of dust kicked up from the desert by the hundreds of new arrivals who pitch up every day at the Zaatari refugee camp -- just 15 kilometers from the Jordan/Syria border -- Abeer Rantisi is planning her next lesson.

Europa League last 16: Benfica punish sloppy Spurs updated 36 days ago

Benfica has one foot in the quarterfinals of the Europa League after beating Tottenham Hotspur 3-1 in the first leg of their last 16 tie at White Hart Lane on Thursday.

Report: Cantona arrested on suspicion of assault updated 36 days ago

Former Manchester United star Eric Cantona was arrested and cautioned Wednesday in London on suspicion of assault, Britain's Press Association reported.

2014 World Cup: Christian Karembeu - France can shine in Brazil updated 36 days ago

Christian Karembeu knows what it takes to win the World Cup -- and the former France midfielder is tipping today's generation to shine brightly in Brazil's football showpiece this year.

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness facing jail for tax evasion updated 36 days ago

The president of one of the world's most famous football clubs is facing jail after being sentenced for tax evasion.

Champions League: Barcelona sees off Manchester City, PSG cruises through updated 37 days ago

Barcelona may not be the force it once was -- but it still had too much for Manchester City.

Champions League: Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid through to quarterfinals updated 38 days ago

In the end, it was all too familiar.

Champions League: Does soccer need a sin-bin? updated 38 days ago

5 Champions League talking points

Michel Platini puts faith in referees over technology updated 39 days ago

It makes its World Cup debut in Brazil later this year and is already being used by the English Premier League, but the head of European football remains resistant to the introduction of goal-line technology (GLT) for Europe's top competitions.

Cristiano Ronaldo fires Real Madrid to La Liga summit updated 39 days ago

Real Madrid duly took advantage of Barcelona's latest slip-up to return to the top of La Liga after a routine 3-0 win over Levante in the Bernabeu Sunday.

Giant killers Wigan slay Man City again to continue defense of FA Cup updated 40 days ago

Manchester City's dreams of an English domestic treble were left in ruins Sunday as they fall victim for the second year in a row to Wigan in the FA Cup.

Barcelona's title hopes dented by shock defeat at Valladolid updated 40 days ago

Barcelona's faltering defense of the La Liga title plumbed a fresh low Saturday with a 1-0 defeat at relegation strugglers Valladolid.

Samuel Eto'o has the last laugh as Chelsea go seven points clear in EPL updated 41 days ago

A sharply taken goal was followed by a celebration which showed he also has a sense of humor.

Barcelona club captain Carles Puyol to leave Camp Nou updated 45 days ago

Is the end nigh for one of football's great sides? Four players featured in all three of Barca's Champions League titles -- and now the first is set to leave.

Oleg Luzhny: 'World needs to support Ukraine in Russia conflict' updated 45 days ago

Amid the rumblings of war between Russia and Ukraine, just how do you go about your everyday life?

Michael Owen: From 'silent assassin' to horse whisperer updated 45 days ago

How do you replace the adrenaline-filled emotion of scoring one of the greatest goals in World Cup history when your football career ends?

Head-butt EPL manager charged with improper conduct by English FA updated 46 days ago

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew's head-butt on an opposition player has landed him with an improper conduct charge by the English Football Association (FA).

Manchester City survive scare to land first trophy of English season updated 46 days ago

Manchester City captured the first trophy of the English domestic season Sunday as they recovered from a goal down to beat Sunderland 3-1 in the League Cup final at Wembley.

Cristiano Ronaldo spares Los Blancos blushes in capital derby updated 47 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo salvaged a point for Real Madrid in a pulsating and controversial Madrid derby Sunday to keep his side top of the three-way title race in La Liga.

Unstoppable Bayern Munich hammer Schalke updated 47 days ago

Thomas Muller's pre-match remarks could have backfired on him and his Bayern Munich teammates.

Newcastle manager Alan Pardew fined $168,000 for head-butt updated 47 days ago

Newcastle United has fined their manager Alan Pardew £100,000 ($168,000) for head-butting an opposition player during an English Premier League match on Saturday.

FIFA approves headscarves but bans all slogans on undershirts updated 48 days ago

Football's world governing body, FIFA, has officially sanctioned the wearing of religious headscarves.

Man City's Manuel Pellegrini banned three games for referee comments updated 49 days ago

Even after apologizing for criticizing a referee, Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini wasn't let off the hook by UEFA.

Nicolas Anelka handed 5-match ban and fined for 'quenelle' gesture updated 50 days ago

French soccer star Nicolas Anelka has been given a five-match ban and fined £80,000 ($130,000) by the English Football Association (FA) for making a "quenelle" gesture in a game last year.

One Direction star Louis Tomlinson makes soccer debut updated 50 days ago

This was a not a normal reserve team fixture for English second-tier club Doncaster Rovers.

Real Madrid in record Champions League win as Chelsea draw with Galatasaray updated 50 days ago

Cristiano Ronaldo returns to inspire Real Madrid to a record-breaking Champions League win but Chelsea draw at Galatasaray.

Champions League: Greek tragedy for Manchester United at Olympiakos updated 51 days ago

Manchester United fail to escape domestic troubles in Europe as Olympiakos hand out 2-0 defeat in Champions League last 16.

The Unhappy One: Jose Mourinho's anger at Samuel Eto'o 'disgrace' updated 52 days ago

Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho loses his happy outlook as the French media broadcast a private conversation about striker Samuel Eto'o.

Barcelona answer Neymar deal charges by paying $18.5m in taxes updated 53 days ago

Barcelona pay $18.5 million in additional taxes while denying any fiscal "irregularities" while buying Neymar.

Real Madrid takes lead in La Liga after Barcelona loss updated 53 days ago

After a fine display against Manchester City in the Champions League, Barcelona couldn't back it up in La Liga. Combined with Real Madrid's victory, it means Barcelona was knocked off top spot in Spain.

Chelsea maintains Premier League lead after late winner updated 53 days ago

After being humbled by Manchester City in the FA Cup and drawing against West Bromwich Albion in the English Premier League, Chelsea could hardly afford to drop points against Everton on Saturday.

Juventus, Bayern Munich extend unbeaten sequences updated 53 days ago

With Torino pushing for a Champions League spot in Italy's Serie A, the Derby della Mole promised to be interesting. Torino hadn't beaten Juventus for about 20 years but has been a surprise package this season and possesses two of the league's top strikers in Alessio Circi and Ciro Immobile.

Liverpool beats Swansea 4-3 in Anfield classic updated 53 days ago

Newcastle wasn't the opposition but there was another seven-goal classic at Anfield.

Euro 2016 qualifying draw: Top teams untroubled in new format updated 53 days ago

Defending champions Spain find out who they face in Euro 2016 qualifying, with the tournament itself seeing an expanded field of 24 nations.

Wayne Rooney signs new Manchester United deal updated 55 days ago

Manchester United confirmed Friday that star striker Wayne Rooney has extended his contract with the club.

Ukraine's FC Dnipro end Spurs 100% record updated 56 days ago

Ukraine's FC Dnipro earned a 1-0 victory over English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur as the knockout stages of the Europa League got underway on Thursday.

Barcelona purchase of Neymar brings tax fraud charges updated 56 days ago

A judge filed preliminary charges against Football Club Barcelona for alleged tax fraud in its purchase of Brazilian superstar Neymar, according to a writ.

Judge asked to expand investigation into Barcelona's purchase of Neymar updated 58 days ago

Spanish prosecutor requests expansion of probe into Barcelona's controversial purchase of Neymar to include entire club management.

Barcelona teach Manchester City a harsh lesson as PSG thump Leverkusen updated 59 days ago

Four-time European kings Barcelona gave Champions League wannabes Manchester City a heavy dose of reality when winning 2-0 at the Etihad on Tuesday.

Curitiba stadium retains World Cup status updated 59 days ago

The Brazilian city of Curitiba has retained its World Cup status after satisfying FIFA that all was being done to get the Arena da Baixada ready for June.

Is Barcelona becoming 'Less of a Club'? updated 59 days ago

'More than a Club.'

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