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  • Makelele joins Chelsea as mentor to young stars

    Former Chelsea star Claude Makelele has returned to the Premier League club to work as a technical mentor to young players.

  • Celtic eye ninth straight title

    Steven Gerrard says Rangers will not let archrivals Celtic land a record-equaling ninth consecutive Scottish Premiership title without a fight as the new...

  • Frappart first female referee at UEFA Super Cup

    Stephanie Frappart will become the first female official to take charge of a major UEFA competition match when Liverpool face Chelsea in the Super Cup in...

  • Bayern renew Dortmund battle, Sane chase goes on

    Bayern Munich resume their power struggle with Borussia Dortmund Saturday for the German Super Cup with the Bavarians chasing Manchester City star Leroy Sane...

  • ‘I love him’ Mbappe urges Neymar to stay

    French World Cup-winner Kylian Mbappe urged troubled Brazilian Neymar to stay at Paris Saint-Germain Friday as he apologized for sparking speculation about...

  • Who is Arsenal’s new signing Nicolas Pepe?

    Nicolas Pepe has taken a winding road to the top, but Arsenal’s club-record signing is unlikely to be fazed by his newfound fame and fortune.

  • The top five African transfers

    When Nicolas Pepe put pen to paper Thursday to conclude his transfer from Lille to Arsenal, the fee of 72 million pounds ($87 million) made the Ivorian the...

  • FIFA OKs expansion of Women’s World Cup

    Football’s world governing body FIFA has approved the expansion of the Women’s World Cup from the existing 24 teams to 32 for the 2023 edition and reopened...

  • Juve reject K League complaints

    Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli Wednesday rejected allegations that the Italian champions acted irresponsibly after Cristiano Ronaldo did not feature in a...

  • Liverpool trio on FIFA award short list

    Liverpool’s Champions League winning trio of Mohamed Salah, Virgil van Dijk and Sadio Mane joined regulars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi on the short...

  • Iraq beat spirited Cedars in WAFF opener 

    Liviu Ciobotariu’s first match as Lebanon manager ended in disappointment after the Cedars slipped to a 1-0 defeat to hosts Iraq in the West Asian Football...

  • Real’s woes drag on with loss to Tottenham

    Real Madrid’s disastrous preseason continued Tuesday, as the Spanish side lost 1-0 to Tottenham in Munich.

  • Police dismiss rape claim against Neymar

    Brazilian police said Tuesday they had decided there were no grounds to bring rape charges against football star Neymar, and were investigating whether his...

  • PSG ease to 3-0 win over Sydney

    Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel warned his side that they must pull together and “make sacrifices” after they eased to a 3-0 friendly win over Sydney...

  • Cedars face Iraq in WAFF opener 

    Liviu Ciobotariu’s time as Lebanon manager will officially get underway Tuesday when the Cedars face hosts Iraq in the West Asian Football Federation...

  • Hurting Draxler hopes ‘egos’ can fire PSG

    Midfielder Julian Draxler said Monday that the single-minded “egos” of Neymar and Paris Saint-Germain’s other star forwards did not always make it easy for...

  • SKorean fans to sue over Ronaldo benching

    More than 2,000 South Korean football fans will sue a sports agency after superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stayed on the bench when his Juventus side played a...

  • City showdown ‘won’t affect Liverpool title bid’

    Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool’s Community Shield clash with Manchester City Sunday will have no bearing on their battle for the Premier League title.

  • Kompany’s player-manager debut ends in defeat

    Vincent Kompany’s debut as player-coach of Anderlecht ended in a shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Oostende in the Belgian league Sunday, emphasizing the...

  • Real Madrid block Bale China move over fee

    Gareth Bale’s move to Chinese side Jiangsu Suning collapsed after Real Madrid canceled the proposed deal due to wrangling over the fee, a source said Sunday.

  • Valverde backs Griezmann to connect with Messi

    Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde is confident new signing Antoine Griezmann will have no problems linking up with strike partners Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez...