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  • Mourinho has resuscitated Terry's Chelsea career

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Two years after it looked like his Stamford Bridge career was on its last legs, John Terry has been given the vote of confidence he craved. The runaway Premier League leaders announced on Thursday the captain, known as 'Mr Chelsea', had been handed a new one-year…

  • Soccer-Brazil finding right balance in France win, says Dunga

    By Julien Pretot PARIS, March 26 (Reuters) - Brazil are finally finding the right balance eight months after being left traumatised by their World Cup debacle on home soil, coach Dunga said after they beat France 3-1 on Thursday. A 7-1 semi-final defeat by eventual world champions Germany, followed…

  • UEFA punishes Dynamo Kiev over fan racism at Everton game

    UEFA has punished Ukraine's Dynamo Kiev with a partial stadium closure for its Europa League quarterfinal against Fiorentina as punishment for fan racism against Everton.

    Associated Press
  • Soccer-European Ch. Qual. group stage fixtures

    March 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Fixtures from the European Ch. Qual. Group stage matches on Friday Group stage - Group C Friday, March 27 (GMT)Macedonia v Belarus (1945) Slovakia v Luxembourg (1945) Spain v Ukraine (1945) Group stage - Group E Friday, March 27 (GMT)England v Lithuania (1945)…

  • Rugby-Ten-minute cooler is key concussion advance

    By Mitch Phillips LONDON, March 27 (Reuters) - For all the scientific advances and extensive research projects it seems the greatest development in the recognition and treatment of concussion in rugby has been the ability to spend 10 minutes with a dazed player in a quiet room. "Creating the…

  • Enjoy England ride, Rooney tells Kane ahead of 2016 Euro qualifier

    England captain Wayne Rooney has beseeched his new team-mate Harry Kane to savour the experience as the Tottenham Hotspur striker prepares for his first taste of international football. Kane, 21, has been drafted into the England squad by manager Roy Hodgson after scoring 29 goals this season and…

  • Besiktas consider swoop for Chelsea keeper Cech

    Turkish top flight side Besiktas are stepping up their efforts to sign unsettled Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech, with a move even possible before the end of the season, a report said Thursday. The 32-year-old Czech Republic 'keeper indicated in Prague this week he was tired of sitting on the bench…

  • Former Germany coach Berti Vogts joins Klinsmann's US staff

    Berti Vogts has been pals with Jurgen Klinsmann for a long time, and now the German national team coach will work alongside his former player in a long-term role. Vogts was hired as technical adviser to the U.S. national team Thursday after serving as a special adviser before and during last year's…

    The Associated Press
  • Khedira confirms Real Madrid exit

    Germany midfielder Sami Khedira on Wednesday said he will leave Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of the season. "There is nothing more to say than what I told the sports magazine (Kicker), when there's anything more, I'll say it," the 27-year-old said after captaining Germany to a…

  • Stoke manager Hughes agrees contract extension

    Stoke City manager Mark Hughes has agreed a new contract until 2018 and predicted a bright future for the club after confounding the gloomy predictions that were made when he took over two years ago. Hughes joined Stoke in May 2013, replacing fellow Welshman Tony Pulis who had turned the club into…

  • Japan subs sink Tunisia in first game under Halilhodzic

    Shinji Okazaki and Keisuke Honda came off the bench to score quickfire goals as Japan beat Tunisia 2-0 on Friday in their first outing under new coach Vahid Halilhodzic. The firebrand Franco-Bosnian wore a face like thunder as he prowled the touchline in a pinstripe suit gesticulating furiously as…

  • Soccer-Uruguayan championship results and standings

    March 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Uruguayan championship matches on Thursday Thursday, March 26Atenas 1 Rampla Juniors 4 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Penarol 5 3 1 1 10 3 10 -------------------------2 River Plate 5 3 1 1 10 7 10 3 Danubio 5 3 1 1 6 5 10 4 Atenas 5 3 0 2…

  • Soccer-Bendtner hat-trick gives Danes 3-2 win over United States

    (Adds details, quotes) By Philip O'Connor March 25 (Reuters) - Nicklas Bendtner scored twice in the last seven minutes to complete a superb hat-trick as Denmark came from behind to beat the United States 3-2 in a friendly international in Aarhus on Wednesday. It turned out to be a double…

  • Soccer-Falcao hits brace for six-goal Colombia, Chile lose 2-0

    By Rex Gowar BUENOS AIRES, March 26 (Reuters) - World Cup quarter-finalists Colombia cruised to a 6-0 rout of Bahrain while Chile lost 2-0 to Iran in contrasting Copa America warm-ups for the two South American teams on Thursday. Colombia captain Radamel Falcao laid on an opening 14th-minute goal…

  • FA fine Hull £30,000 for disorderly Leicester conduct

    Hull have been fined £30,000 ($44,500, 41,000 euros) by the Football Association for failing to control their players in March 14's stormy Premier League goalless draw with bottom side Leicester. The incident was brought about by the reaction of a number of Hull players after Alex Bruce was booked…

  • Soccer-Liverpool's Sturridge faces spell out with muscle tear

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge is facing another spell on the sidelines after England manager Roy Hodgson confirmed he had suffered a muscle tear in his hip. Sturridge, who has already missed five months of the season through injury, was sent home from international duty earlier this week ahead…

  • Marquinhos extends PSG deal

    Paris (AFP) - Brazilian international defender Marquinhos has extended his contract with Paris Saint-Germain by a year until 2019, the Ligue 1 champions confirmed on Thursday.