Archive for the ‘Sports/Soccer’ Category

Champions League: Atletico Madrid in trouble after draw in Azerbaijan

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

?Atletico Madrid was held to a 0-0 draw by Champions League newcomer Qarabag on Wednesday, despite playing more than 15 minutes with an extra man.

Champions League: Liverpool hands Maribor historic loss

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Tottenham held defending champion Real Madrid to 1-1 in the Champions League on Tuesday, while Liverpool racked up its biggest ever away win in Europe. Juergen Klopp's side ended its run of seven group matches by crushing Maribor 7-0 in Slovenia.

Leicester City fires manager Craig Shakespeare

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Leicester City has fired manager Craig Shakespeare with the club in the English Premier League relegation zone after eight games. Shakespeare was in permanent charge of the surprise 2015-16 champions for just four months.

World Cup qualifying: Italy vs. Sweden highlights European playoff

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Four-time champion Italy will have to beat Sweden in a European playoff to qualify for its 15th straight World Cup. A regular at every World Cup since 1958, the Italians were drawn Tuesday to play in Sweden in the first leg of the playoff on Nov. 10.

German soccer team follows NFL’s lead, takes knee during anthem

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Hertha Berlin nodded to social struggles in the United States by kneeling before its Bundesliga home game on Saturday. Hertha's starting lineup linked arms and took a knee on the pitch before playing Schalke.

World Cup bribery case leads to seizing of luxury villa

Friday, October 13th, 2017

A villa valued at $8.3 million US on an Italian island was allegedly how a Qatari television executive bribed a top FIFA official to secure broadcasting rights for the World Cup.

Bruce Arena resigns as U.S. soccer coach after World Cup humiliation

Friday, October 13th, 2017

U.S men's soccer coach Bruce Arena resigned on Friday after the team failed to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Christine Sinclair looks to lead Portland back to NWSL title

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Canadian Christine Sinclair's 92nd-minute goal sealed the deal for the Portland Thorns four years ago in a 2-0 win over the Western New York Flash in the inaugural NWSL championship game.

Failed World Cup berth will test soccer’s appeal in U.S.

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The 2018 World Cup will be a unique test of soccer's appeal in the United States. Will Americans still watch if their national team isn't there? Fox certainly is hoping so.

Did PSG president bribe FIFA executive to secure broadcasting rights?

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The Qatari president of one of Europe's most glamorous soccer clubs, Paris Saint-Germain, is under investigation by Swiss prosecutors for suspected bribery of a top FIFA executive to get World Cup broadcasting rights.