Europa League

  • Long-Standing Issues Have Put Antonio Conte in Deep Trouble at Chelsea

    On Saturday, for the first time since he took over at Chelsea , there was a sense of anger about Antonio Conte...

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  • Keane slams Arsenal: Half their players will have gloves on soon

    Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has hit out at Arsenal and Theo Walcott, suggesting their good form may not last.

  • Arsenal Transfer News: Mesut Ozil Linked to Real Madrid Amid Contract Rumours

    Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil could reportedly leave the club for Real Madrid unless the Gunners meet two specific demands the German is making in negotiations over a new contract...

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  • Jose Mourinho has changed his mind about this Manchester United star

    A difference in style between Chelsea and Manchester United is behind Jose Mourinho’s volte-face over Juan Mata since arriving at Old Trafford. Soon after Mourinho arrived at Stamford Bridge in 2013, Mata was sidelined despite being Chelsea’s player of the year the previous two seasons, and was…

  • Jurgen Klopp is chasing the ‘new Zlatan Ibrahimovic’

    With a moniker like the “new Zlatan Ibrahimovic,” it is little wonder that a host of European football’s top clubs are reportedly chasing Alexander Isak. The tall, talented Swedish striker—adding all of those characteristics helps to explain the inevitable Ibrahimovic comparisons—is only 17 but…

  • Cristiano Ronaldo reveals possible retirement plans

    Cristiano Ronaldo is considering making the transition from pitch to dugout when the Real Madrid forward eventually retires. An injury sustained in the Euro 2016 final saw Ronaldo sidelined at the start of the season, and he fell out with manager Zinedine Zidane last weekend after being substituted…

  • Antonio Conte demands drastic squad overhaul at Chelsea

    Antonio Conte has told Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that his squad requires major surgery if it is to challenge for the Premier League title again, according to reports. Conte had an informal meeting with the Russian owner at Chelsea’s state-of-the-art training complex in Cobham, where Abramovich…

  • Soccer-Vardy is a "genetic freak" like Bolt, says Leicester City scientist

    By Chris Bertram MANCHESTER, England Sept 28 (Reuters) - England striker Jamie Vardy is a "genetic freak" like nine-times Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt, Leicester City's head of sport science Kevin Paxton said. Vardy enjoys an unorthodox lifestyle in an era of increasing emphasis on marginal…

  • Soccer-Southampton assistant Black named in newspaper probe

    (Removes HOLD from headline, no change to story) LONDON, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Southampton have vowed to work closely with the FA and Premier League after the club's assistant manager Eric Black was named in the newspaper investigation that has seen England manager Sam Allardyce and Barnsley…

  • ‘I’m destined to represent Nigeria’ - Omidiji not giving up on Fifa U20 Women’s World Cup place

    Despite her exclusion from the Falconets’ provisional squad, the prodigy reveals she will do all it takes to represent the country in Papua New Guinea
  • Soccer-Korea's Jeonbuk fined, docked points in bribery case

    By Yun Hwan Chae SEOUL, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Defending K League champions Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors were docked nine points and fined 100 million won ($90,857) by the league's disciplinary committee on Friday for payments a club scout made to referees in 2013. In May, prosecutors charged two referees…

  • Soccer-Ligue 1 fixtures

    Sept 30 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Ligue 1 matches on Friday Friday, September 30 (GMT)Stade Rennes v En Avant de Guingamp (1845) Saturday, October 1 (GMT)Paris St Germain v Girondins Bordeaux (1500) Dijon FCO v Montpellier HSC (1800) Metz v Monaco (1800) Nantes v Bastia (1800) Lille v AS…

  • Soccer-Bundesliga fixtures

    Sept 30 (Gracenote) - Fixtures from the Bundesliga matches on Friday Friday, September 30 (GMT)RB Leipzig v FC Augsburg (1830) Saturday, October 1 (GMT)Bayern Munich v Cologne (1330) FC Ingolstadt 04 v Hoffenheim (1330) Hertha Berlin v Hamburg SV (1330) Freiburg v Eintracht Frankfurt (1330) SV…

  • Golf-Don't try too hard to impress, Kaymer tells rookies

    By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Twice major winner Martin Kaymer has urged Europe's six Ryder Cup rookies to soak up the unique atmosphere of the competition, stay calm and "enjoy the amazing life experience they are going to have". Danny Willett, Chris Wood, Rafa…

  • Man United wins after Rooney comes in; Inter loses again

    Wayne Rooney finally made a difference for Manchester United this season, setting up Zlatan Ibrahimovic's goal two minutes after being summoned off the bench to help them beat Ukraine's Zorya Luhansk 1-0 in the Europa League on Thursday. Inter Milan fell 3-1 at Sparta Prague to lose its second in a…

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  • Soccer-Dyche can end Burnley's 'yo-yo' status says Robson

    By Claire Bloomfield BURNLEY, England, Sept 30 (Reuters) - Former Burnley striker Jimmy Robson believes manager Sean Dyche is the right man to rid the Premier League club their "yo-yo" reputation. Burnley, who host Arsenal at Turf Moor on Sunday, have been promoted from the second tier Championship…

  • Wenger retains lofty vision as he reaches milestone

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, for all his admirable qualities, has faults. It would be harsh to criticise the 66-year-old since he has won three English Premier League titles and six FA Cups as well as steering Arsenal within 14 minutes of beating Barcelona in…