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  • Origi set to leave Lille for Liverpool in January

    Belgian forward Divock Origi will cut short a season-long loan at Lille in January to return to parent club Liverpool, who will pay six million euros ($7.3m, £4.7m) for the privilege, according to a source close to the deal. The 19-year-old, who was bought by Liverpool from Lille in the summer for…

    AFP
  • Pope wishes Rome luck on Olympic bid but jokes "I won't be around"

    VATICAN CITY, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday wished Rome luck for its bid to host the 2024 Olympics, which may include some events in the Vatican, but then joked that he would not be around to enjoy them. Francis, who turned 78 on Wednesday, improvised the comment at the end of an…

    Reuters
  • Shea signs with Orlando City Soccer

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Former U.S. national team star Brek Shea has signed with the Orlando City Soccer Club.

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-La Liga top scorers

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Friday 25 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 13 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 11 Neymar (Barcelona) 10 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 8 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) 7 Joaquin Larrivey (Celta Vigo) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 6 Mario Mandzukic (Atletico…

    Reuters
  • Play

    Patriot League Top Football Plays of 2014

    It's time for the top ten plays from the 2014 Patriot League football season.

    Campus Insiders
  • Ethics committee has created problems, admits Blatter

    By Brian Homewood MARRAKECH, Morocco (Reuters) - FIFA's reformed ethics committee has created problems as well as solving them and needs to speed up its work, FIFA president Sepp Blatter said on Friday. Blatter added that FIFA would investigate how the identity of three executive committee members,…

    Reuters
  • Chelsea unflustered by Man City surge, says Mourinho

    LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea will have no cause for concern if they are joined at the top of the Premier League by Manchester City, despite letting a healthy lead slip, manager Jose Mourinho said on Friday. With Chelsea not in action until Monday, three points for Manchester City against Crystal…

    Reuters
  • Liverpool vs. Arsenal - Two Premier League powers headed in opposite directions

    The contrasting tales of Liverpool's and Arsenal's seasons can be best described by Olivier Giroud's comeback and Daniel Sturridge's prolonged absence.

    FC Yahoo
  • Soccer-Bundesliga results and standings

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bundesliga matches on Friday Friday, December 19Mainz 1 Bayern Munich 2 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Bayern Munich 17 14 3 0 41 4 45 2 VfL Wolfsburg 16 9 4 3 31 16 31 3 Borussia Moenchengladbach 16 7 6 3 24 14 27 -------------------------4…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Leicester boss Pearson handed touchline ban and fine

    LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has been given a one-match touchline ban and fined 10,000 pounds ($15,600) after arguing with a fan during their Premier League defeat by Liverpool this month. "Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing... Nigel Pearson…

    Reuters
  • McIlroy and Wust take top Reuters awards

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON (Reuters) - Double major golf winner Rory McIlroy and prolific Olympic Dutch speed skater Irene Wust have been named Reuters sportsman and sportswoman of the year after a poll of the news agency's sports journalists from around the world. Soccer World Cup winners Germany…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Barcelona's Neymar available for Cordoba clash

    BARCELONA, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Barcelona forward Neymar has recovered from a minor ankle problem and is available for Saturday's La Liga game at home to Cordoba, the club said on Friday. Neymar has not played since he scored Barca's second goal in the 3-1 Champions League victory at home to Paris St…

    Reuters
  • US women rout Argentina 7-0 in Brasilia Tournament

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Christen Press scored four goals and Carli Lloyd had a hat trick as the United States women's soccer team routed Argentina 7-0 in the Brasilia Tournament on Thursday, securing its place in the final of the four-team competition.

    The Associated Press
  • Soccer-AFC extend match-fixing ban against Bangladeshi official

    Dec 19 (Reuters) - The Asian Football Confederation extended the one-year ban on Bangladeshi official Mohidur Rahman Mirax for match-fixing continent wide on Friday as corruption in the region showed no signs of slowing. Mohidur, joint secretary at Wari Club, was banned from taking part in any kind…

    Reuters
  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Friday 15 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 12 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 8 Daniel Wass (Evian Thonon Gaillard FC) Cheick Tidiane Diabate (Girondins Bordeaux) Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain) 7 Edinson Cavani (Paris…

    Reuters
  • US rises 1 spot to 27th in FIFA rankings

    The United States rose one spot to 27th in the December FIFA rankings despite losses the previous month to Colombia and Ireland.

    The Associated Press
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  • Soccer-La Liga summaries

    Dec 19 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the La Liga matches on Friday Celta Vigo 0 Missed penalty: Nolito 73Almeria 1 Tomer Hemed 17 Halftime: 0-1; Attendance: 13,200- - -Next Fixtures (GMT): Saturday, December 20Barcelona v Cordoba (1500) Levante v Real Sociedad (1700) Eibar v Valencia (1900)…

    Reuters
  • Robben scores late for Bayern to beat Mainz 2-1

    BERLIN (AP) — Arjen Robben's last-minute strike gave Bayern Munich a 2-1 win at Mainz to set a Bundesliga record for points at the halfway stage of the season on Friday.

    Associated Press