Champions League

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  • Why the Champions League Final is a much bigger deal than the Super Bowl

    The Champions League Final is a global behemoth—but how does it compare to the Super Bowl?

    FC Yahoo44 mins ago
  • Bocelli, Keys to sing before Champions League final

    Paris (AFP) - Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli and American soul diva Alicia Keys will both sing at a revamped Champions League final opening ceremony in Milan on Saturday.

    AFP
  • Ancelotti hoping for some stability at Bayern Munich

    Carlo Ancelotti's next managerial assignment soon begins at Bayern Munich, and he still hasn't mastered German. Given how clubs casually dispose of managers, Ancelotti could be forgiven for focusing his studies on the Bavarian team's players rather than the native tongue. After eight years…

    The Associated Press
  • Mourinho contract talks hinge on image rights

    Jose Mourinho's contract negotiations to become the next manager of Manchester United appear to hinge on the rights to the use of his image on merchandise, British media reported on Thursday. The rights are owned by his former club Chelsea and, while they are not expected to stop his hiring, they…

    AFP
  • Plenty of players ready to shine in Champions League final

    MADRID (AP) -- Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid are filled with players who are in top form ahead of Saturday's Champions League final.

    The Associated Press
  • Wednesday's Sports in Brief

    The New England Patriots joined the latest ''Deflategate'' appeal to support Tom Brady, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time in his fight against the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell. In an eight-page friend of the court brief filed with the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court…

    The Associated Press
  • Atletico seek final step to rewrite Madrid derby history

    In the dying moments of Diego Simeone's second Madrid derby as Atletico Madrid coach, a banner was lowered behind the goal his side was defending to display a stinging message: "Wanted: A dignified rival for a decent derby". Real Madrid's fans have since got far more than they bargained for as…

    AFP
  • Mourinho's Man Utd link boosts mega-transfer hopes

    The prospect of Jose Mourinho becoming Manchester United's next boss has unleashed hopes across Europe of a mega-spending spree by the English giants to get back into the elite. While talks with Mourinho's representatives dragged on Thursday, media reports have spoken of the Portuguese coach…

    AFP
  • Manchester United hold day two of Mourinho talks

    Manchester United were locked in a second day of talks with Jose Mourinho's agents on Wednesday, hammering out a deal to sweep the controversial Portuguese boss into Old Trafford. The former Chelsea and Real Madrid manager has agreed personal terms on a three-year deal with a likely annual salary…

    AFP
  • Study: Man United, Real Madrid soccer's most valuable clubs

    LONDON (AP) -- Accountancy firm KPMG says Manchester United and Real Madrid are soccer's most valuable clubs, worth an estimated 2.9 billion euros ($3.2 billion) each.

    The Associated Press
  • Real Madrid and Manchester United top KPMG rich list

    Paris (AFP) - Real Madrid and Manchester United are the richest clubs in Europe, according to a study by Dutch auditors KPMG.

    AFP
  • Champions League final predictions: Who'll be the new king of Europe?

    The FC Yahoo crew breaks down the Champions League final between intracity rivals Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid.

    FC Yahoo
  • Benfica extend contract of goalkeeper Julio Cesar

    Portuguese champions Benfica have secured the services of Brazilian international goalkeeper Julio Cesar for a further two seasons, the club said on Wednesday. The 36-year-old stopper joined Benfica in 2014 in the wake of a 7-1 World Cup semi-final humiliation at the hands of eventual champions…

    AFP
  • Random Premier League Thoughts

    Neal Thurman analyzes the latest from the Premier League summer transfer window and some other random topics of interest to Premier League fans.

    Rotoworld
  • Ronaldo wants extended Real Madrid stay

    Three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has stressed his desire to remain at Spanish giants Real Madrid beyond the end of his current contract in 2018. "It is clear I want to stay here, I want to continue here," he told Spanish television station La Sexta on Wednesday. Ronaldo has…

    AFP
  • Ronaldo trains ahead of Champions League final

    Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo alleviated concerns over his fitness ahead of the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid as the three-time World Player of the Year returned to training on Wednesday. Ronaldo limped off towards the end of training on Tuesday after suffering a knock on a…

    AFP
  • Final of contrasts: Little in common for Madrid and Atletico

    Besides being from the same city and vying for the Champions League title, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid don't have much in common. Real Madrid is the rich and powerful club filled with some of the world's biggest stars. ''A lot of the time experience is very important and in this aspect we've…

    The Associated Press
  • Arsenal confirm Xhaka deal agreed

    Arsenal announced the signing of Switzerland midfielder Granit Xhaka from Borussia Moenchengladbach on Wednesday. The Premier League side said the deal has yet to be officially ratified, but terms have been agreed with the 23-year-old. "Arsenal have reached an agreement with Granit Xhaka to join…

    AFP
  • UEFA bans Fenerbahce player for pushing referee

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) -- UEFA has suspended Fenerbahce player Volkan Sen from its club competitions until the end of December for pushing a referee after he was sent off in a Europa League match against Braga.

    The Associated Press
  • Ex-South Korean soccer referees indicted over payments

    South Korean prosecutors have indicted two former soccer referees over allegations that they received money from a club official - also formally charged - in return for favorable decisions in five K-League matches in 2013. An official from the K-League said Wednesday that the two former referees,…

    The Associated Press