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Sergi Roberto back in training ahead of Copa del Rey clash

The versatile star has been out since November


Wycombe 1-4 Tottenham Hotspur: Late goal flurry power Spurs to FA Cup 5th Round

It took them a while, but Tottenham are moving on to the Fifth Round of the FA Cup.


Loan Focus: Harvey Elliot Lodges Yet Another Assist for Blackburn Rovers

The Liverpool loanee has continued to be central to Rovers results, setting up the lone goal in a contested win against Middlesbrough.


Man United suit my winning mentality, says Fernandes

Bruno Fernandes says Manchester United suit his mentality because they are "a club who wants to win everything" as he marks his one-year anniversary at the Premier League leaders this week. "I come to the club because I knew I will come to a club who wants to win everything -- and my mentality, my way to be in my life and football is about winning," Fernandes told the Press Association news agency.


San Francisco 49ers increase stake in Leeds

NFL franchise San Francisco 49ers have increased their stake in Leeds United to 37 percent, the Premier League club announced on Monday. The 49ers, who are five-time Super Bowl champions, bought an initial 15 percent stake from Radrizzani in 2018.


Guardiola hails 'genius' Allardyce for rescue acts

Pep Guardiola believes West Bromwich Albion manager Sam Allardyce should be considered a football "genius" for saving so many teams from Premier League relegation. "Sam Allardyce is a genius to take these teams when everyone believes it's over and get results.


Jordi Alba: “I know I’m one of the most hated players in football”

The left-back said he was aware of how annoying he was, but insisted that off the pitch things were different


Asia football body axes tournaments, centralises Champions League groups

Asia's football body cancelled several tournaments and announced centralised group stages for the Champions League and AFC Cup club tournaments on Monday, as it continues to battle coronavirus disruption. No venues were announced for the games, with bids accepted after the draw for the Champions League and AFC Cup group stage on Wednesday. th/am/jfx


Dardai makes return to lowly Hertha Berlin

Hungarian Pal Dardai has been named Hertha Berlin coach 19 months after leaving the position, the Bundesliga strugglers announced on Monday. Dardai stood down as Hertha boss in June 2019 but replaces the sacked Bruno Labbadia with the side two points away from the relegation play-off spot after just two wins since December. The 44-year-old had been in charge of the U16s and holds the club record of 373 appearances. "Nobody needs telling what...


Breaking down Arizona soccer’s 2020-21 schedule

Arizona soccer announced its schedule on Monday, a 16-game slate that begins Feb. 4 and will feature 12 games against Pac-12 opponents instead of the customary 11. The extra match is a home game vs. ASU that will not count toward the conference standings. Arizona’s four non-conference matches are against GCU, UTEP, New Mexico State and NAU, which are pretty unusual opponents as I’ll explain below. As of now, fans will not be allowed to attend...


Frank Lampard's highs and lows

Frank Lampard's status as Chelsea's all-time record goalscorer counted for little as he was unceremoniously sacked as the Blues' boss on Monday after just 18 months in charge. AFP Sports looks at the highs and lows of the former England midfielder's playing and coaching career. Highs Titan of the Russian revolution Although signed prior to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's takeover in 2003, Lampard was a pivotal figure of the side that...


Late show sees Spurs past Wycombe and into FA Cup fifth round

Tottenham left it late to see off Championship strugglers Wycombe 4-1 with three goals in the final four minutes to reach the FA Cup fifth round on Monday. Jose Mourinho took the chance to leave Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Tanguy Ndombele on the bench with Spurs facing a brutal schedule across four competitions in the coming months. But all three were needed in the second-half to get past a Wycombe side that have won just three times in 23...


Brian Schmetzer officially extends contract

This will be Schmetzer’s 20th season as a Sounders coach.


MLS announces schedule for 2021 season

On Monday Major League Soccer announced the schedule for the season and there are some dates that New England Revolution fans will want to circle on their calendar.


Fantrax EPL GW-20 Player Picks

We get four confirmed lineups in the countdown hour before tomorrow’s deadline.


The football teams the England cricket team support

Here are the football teams supported by the likes of Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and other members of the England cricket team


Gareth Bale continues love affair with the FA Cup as he adds to impressive goal record

A stat suggests Gareth Bale still loves playing for Tottenham in the FA Cup


Shkodran Mustafi in talks with Arsenal to terminate his contract

Arsenal in talks with Mustafi over early termination of his contract


Bale must battle to earn his Spurs, says Mourinho

Gareth Bale must earn his place in the Tottenham team on the training pitch and will not be picked so he can boost his match fitness, said manager Jose Mourinho. "The most important thing for him is to be consistent (in) training without problems," said Mourinho.


Kylian Mbappe 'sends SOS' to Real Madrid over potential summer transfer

Kylian Mbappe is desperate to join Real Madrid, who may have to sell Vinicius Junior to PSG as part of the deal.


African players in Europe: En-Nesyri, Salah hit goals trail

Morocca's Youssef en-Nesyri and Egypt's Mohamed Salah experienced different emotions after their scoring feats at the weekend. En-Nesyri struck a La Liga hat-trick for Sevilla against Cadiz -- his second this month -- and had the added satisfaction of celebrating a 3-0 victory that lifted his club to fourth. After netting just once in his previous six outings, Salah struck twice for Liverpool at Manchester United in the FA Cup but could not...


USL League One announces return to action

League officials outline a return to play in 2021


Barcelona still owe €69m for Philippe Coutinho transfer from Liverpool

Barcelona have an outstanding transfer debt of €323m, €126m of which is owed in the short-term and includes vast sums owed to Liverpool for Philippe Coutinho.


D.C. United re-signs Felipe

The veteran midfielder returns for his second full season.


Barcelona's first-team youngsters - ranked

Ranking Barcelona's first-team youngsters, including Ansu Fati, Pedri, Riqui Puig, Sergino Dest, Ronald Araujo, Ilaix Moriba & more.


Jesse Lingard set to join West Ham on loan

West Ham are set to secure Manchester United's Jesse Lingard on loan.


Masasi stars again as virus-hit DR Congo snatch dramatic victory

Amadeu Masasi was the Democratic Republic of Congo hero again Monday in the African Nations Championship, scoring the stoppage-time goal that defeated Niger 2-1 in Cameroon and won Group B. The 91st-minute winner following a Nigerien blunder in Yaounde came four days after his added-time thunderbolt salvaged a draw against Libya. A second Nigerien goal would have taken them to the quarter-finals as group winners, but their hopes were dashed by...


Who is new Red Bulls signing Wikelman Carmona?

Following in the footsteps of Cristian Cásseres Jr, the Venezuelan has been a prodigy for youth national teams and earned the attention of European clubs before New York swooped in


Fiorentina 2-1 Crotone: Player grades and 3 things we learned

It was a long ways from perfect, but the Viola bounced back from what could have been a season-ending loss last week.


Let's all lay off Rhys Williams, shall we?

Rhys Williams struggled against Manchester United but Liverpool fans should take it easy on the youngster.


Julian Draxler makes decision on immediate PSG future

Julian Draxler looks set to see out his contract with PSG until the end of the season.


Copy of Film study: Alan Pulido’s Movement is Elite

A look at Sporting KC’s #9 and why he is so good


Liverpool 'made contact' with Sokratis following release from Arsenal

Liverpool are said to have made contact with Sokratis after his release from Arsenal


Frank Lampard makes statement following Chelsea dismissal

Frank Lampard has spoken after he was sacked by Chelsea on Monday


Marler to miss England's Six Nations defence for family reasons

England suffered a blow ahead of their Six Nations title defence when experienced prop Joe Marler withdrew from the squad on Monday, saying he wanted to be with his family during the coronavirus pandemic. Two years later, Marler announced his international retirement, only to reverse the decision ahead of a 2019 World Cup in Japan where England reached the final before losing to South Africa.


Thomas Tuchel to Chelsea: The view from Germany and France

Thomas Tuchel is set to be appointed as Chelsea's new manager - we take a look at his spells with Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain.


Ex-Arsenal defender Papastathopoulos joins Olympiakos

Sokratis Papastathopoulos, who was released by Arsenal last week, has returned to Greece after signing a two-and-a-half-year deal with Olympiakos, the Greek champions announced on Monday. Olympiakos are currently 11 points clear at the top of the Greek Super League after beating Atromitos at the weekend.


The best FM21 wonderkids to build your squad around

The 25 best young players to build your Football Manager 2021 team around.


Audra Richards providing strength, skill, and chaos for Whitecaps in Lake Placid

Richards arrived at Lake Placid ready to play


Sun Devil soccer announces 2020-21 schedule, Wrestling reschedules Ames meet

Schedule news


Orlando Players Prep for USMNT Match at Exploria Stadium

Chris Mueller and Gregg Berhalter spoke to the media ahead of this Sunday’s USMNT-Trinidad & Tobago tilt in Orlando.


The Leeds United lineup that should start against Newcastle

Here's how Leeds could line up when they face Newcastle in the Premier League on Tuesday


Leicester can cope without Vardy, says Rodgers

Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers hopes Jamie Vardy will heal quickly from groin surgery but is confident he has the cover to cope in the absence of his talisman. "He's a little bit sore as you'd expect but we hope he's a quick healer and he'll be back soon," said Rodgers.


MLS season to kick off April 3

Major League Soccer chiefs unveiled plans for the 2021 season on Monday, confirming the league will kick-off on April 3 before wrapping up with the MLS Cup in mid-December. "Major League Soccer continues to work with the league's three Canadian clubs regarding plans for the 2021 regular season," the statement said.


PSG accused of 'destabilising' Barcelona after Lionel Messi comments

Barcelona presidential candidate Joan Laporta has blasted PSG and Leandro Paredes for their attempts to lure Lionel Messi to the club


Cottage Talk Special Episode: The Relegation Battle

Take a listen to a podcast that focuses on Fulham Football Club.


Man Utd's stance on Facundo Pellistri's immediate future

Manchester United could send Facundo Pellistri out on loan before the January transfer deadline, with Celta Vigo and Lyon potential clubs.


Written media denied access to Steve Bruce's Newcastle press conference

Steve Bruce denied access to 20 reporters for his press conference ahead of Newcastle vs Leeds


Where are they now? Newcastle's 1995/96 Premier League title chasers

'The Entertainers' of Newcastle United, led by Kevin Keegan came close to winning the Premier League title in 1995/96 - but where are they now?


Rate My FPL Team: English Premier League GW-20

I’ve made my moves for GW-20. Please tell me what you think.