Category Archives: CLUBS

Premier League: Chelsea must be wary of Fulham after Ranieri exit – Sarri | football

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.(REUTERS) Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has warned his players to expect a reaction from relegation-threatened Fulham following the departure of Claudio Ranieri. Fulham, 19th in the standings, sacked Ranieri as manager on Thursday following a dismal run of results and appointed Scott Parker a

Premier League: Guardiola running out of patience with injured Mendy | football

Manchester City’s Spanish manager Pep Guardiola gestures on the touchline.(AFP) Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will seek to make “three or four” major signings this summer, with a replacement for the injury-hit Benjamin Mendy a top priority. Mendy has been plagued by knee problems since joining from

Bundesliga: Ji Dong-won strikes twice as Augsburg shock Dortmund | football

(L-R) Dortmund’s Portuguese defender Raphael Guerreiro, Dortmund’s English midfielder Jadon Sancho and Dortmund’s Spanish forward Paco Alcacer react after the German first division Bundesliga football match.(AFP) Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund slumped to a shock 2-1 loss at Augsburg on Friday as forw

Maurizio Sarri not sure about Kepa Arrizabalaga’s return to Chelsea team | football

Chelsea’s Kepa Arrizabalaga during the warm up before the match.(Action Images via Reuters) Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga remains the club’s first choice but manager Maurizio Sarri is still uncertain if the Spaniard will be recalled to the starting team for Sunday’s Premier League trip to Fulham. Ar

Premier League: Harry Kane and Hugo Lloris rescue point for Spurs against Arsenal | football

Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane congratulates goalkeeper Hugo Lloris (L) after he saves a penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. (AFP) Hugo Lloris saved a last-minute penalty from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang as Tottenham avoided a third straight defeat and claimed a 1-1 draw with Arsenal in Saturday&rsqu

La Liga: Barcelona beat Real Madrid to edge closer to title | football

Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (L) celebrates with Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic at the end of the Spanish league football match.(AFP) Barcelona won their second Clasico in four days on Saturday and Real Madrid might have to win the Champions League if Santiago Solari is to be in cha

David Beckham salutes LA Galaxy and Los Angeles as statue unveiled | football

Former LA Galaxy MLS soccer midfielder David Beckham poses with a statue of himself at Legends Plaza in front of Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson.(AP) David Beckham called his former team LA Galaxy his “family” and thanked Los Angeles for embracing him at the unveiling of his statue before the Major League

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich crush Gladbach 5-1 to join Dortmund at top | football

Bayern Munich’s Javi Martinez celebrates scoring their first goal with team mates.(REUTERS) Champions Bayern Munich demolished hosts Borussia Moenchengladbach 5-1 to join leaders Borussia Dortmund at the top of the Bundesliga and reignite the title race on Saturday. Rejuvenated Bayern, who have now won 11 of their las

Why big spenders ATK faltered in Indian Super League Season 5? | football

File photo of Mumbai City FC player Pranjal Bhumij (in yellow) and ATK’s Pritam Kotal in action.(PTI) Out of contention for the semi-finals for the second successive season, ATK, who meet a resurgent Delhi Dynamos in the Indian Super League (season 5) in Kolkata on Sunday, assembled one of the most expensive rosters i

El Clasico: Unhappy Real Madrid were too soft against Barcelona, says Mourinho | football

Ivan Rakitic scores Barcelona’s winning goal against Real Madrid on Saturday. (REUTERS) Jose Mourinho accused Real Madrid of lacking fight and looking unhappy against Barcelona on Saturday, just as the pressure cranked up on coach Santiago Solari after a second successive Clasico defeat. Mourinho has been among those menti

I-League: East Bengal beat Minerva 1-0 to remain in title hunt | football

File image of Enrique Esqueda.(Twitter) East Bengal on Sunday beat Minerva Punjab FC by a solitary goal in their penultimate round match to remain in the title hunt and take the battle for I-League crown down the wire. Enrique Esqueda scored the winning goal for East Bengal in the 75th minute at the Tau Devi Lal Stadium in