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Gold Cup champs U.S. must focus on World Cup qualification

Gold Cup champs U.S. must focus on World Cup qualification

The United States' 2-1 win over Jamaica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final on Wednesday took their unbeaten streak to 14 games but coach Bruce Arena says they must not lose sight of the big picture -- qualifying for next year's World Cup finals. The United States are unbeaten since Arena...

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Manchester United down Real Madrid on penalties

Manchester United down Real Madrid on penalties

Manchester United defeated Real Madrid in an ugly penalty shootout Sunday with seven players failing to convert from the spot after their International Champions Cup match ended 1-1 in northern California. United, who won the shootout 2-1, took the lead just before halftime when Anthony...

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Spanish Football Federation chief detained

Spanish Football Federation chief detained

The president of the Spanish Football Federation, Angel Maria Villar, was detained by police Tuesday as part of a corruption probe, a judicial source said. Villar, 67, a former Spanish international footballer, was being held on suspicion of abusing his position to embezzle funds from the...

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Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

Ruthless Roger Federer thrashed suffering Croat Marin Cilic 6-3 6-1 6-4 to become the first man to win eight Wimbledon singles crowns on Sunday, five years after landing his seventh. The Swiss maestro, appearing in his 11th Wimbledon final, was challenged early on but once he broke a nervous...

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Tennis-Federer seeks historic eighth title but faces test from Cilic

Tennis-Federer seeks historic eighth title but faces test from Cilic

Already one of the greatest sportsmen of his era, Roger Federer will become the most successful man in Wimbledon history if he can beat Croatian Marin Cilic on Sunday's final and claim an unprecedented eighth men's singles title. The Swiss, level with Britain's William Renshaw and American...

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Federer can match my longevity

Federer can match my longevity

While 14,999 spectators were left wonderstruck as they watched Roger Federer reach the Wimbledon final a month short of his 36th birthday, there was one man on Centre Court who could have shouted out "been there, done that, got the t-shirt". Anyone even remotely acquainted with Ken Rosewall,...

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Manchester United expect Real Madrid to renew moves for David de Gea

Manchester United expect Real Madrid to renew moves for David de Gea

Manchester United expect David de Gea to be the subject of another Real Madrid bid this summer despite their determined stance that the goalkeeper will not be sold. Real are aware of United’s position but are undeterred and may soon indicate their desire to prise the 26-year-old away from...

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Nadal stunned by Muller in Wimbledon epic

Nadal stunned by Muller in Wimbledon epic

 Rafael Nadal suffered fresh Wimbledon misery on Monday as the two-time champion crashed to a stunning 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 4-6, 15-13 fourth round defeat against Luxembourg's Gilles Muller. Just weeks after winning his 10th French Open title, Nadal was condemned to his fifth exit before the...

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Wolves complete record signing of Portugal’s Rúben Neves

Wolves complete record signing of Portugal’s Rúben Neves

( The Guardian )- Wolves have broken their transfer record to sign the Portugal midfielder Rúben Neves from Porto on a five-year deal. The club also announced on Saturday the arrival of Porto’s defender Willy Boly on a season-long loan. Neves, who became the youngest captain in Champions...

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Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup

Ronaldo strikes as Portugal down Russia at Confederations Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo said Portugal were worthy winners after scoring his first goal of the Confederations Cup to steer his country to a 1-0 victory over hosts Russia on Wednesday. The Real Madrid star brushed off the tax storm clouding his club future by heading in the only goal in Moscow after...

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Federer claims 1100th tour win in Halle

Federer claims 1100th tour win in Halle

Eighteen-time major champion Roger Federer picked up his first win of the grass-court season by thrashing Japan's Yuichi Sugita in the first round at Halle on Tuesday. The Swiss top seed, who skipped the entire clay-court schedule in order to be fully fit for Wimbledon, brushed aside lucky...

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Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell

Zidane pleads with Ronaldo after 'I quit' bombshell

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane broke off his holiday to call Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to persuade his unsettled star not to quit the club, Spanish sports daily Marca claimed on Sunday. Ronaldo, on Confederations Cup duty in Russia with Portugal, is reportedly furious over a tax probe...

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Russia faces first test for 2018 World Cup with Confed Cup opener

Russia faces first test for 2018 World Cup with Confed Cup opener

With President Vladimir Putin in attendance and 44,000 tickets sold, Saturday's Confederations Cup opener will give Russia the chance to show off its preparations for next year's World Cup despite concerns over stadium security and infrastructure. World Cup holders Germany and the six...

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Ronaldo remains 'silent' amid tax evasion accusations

Ronaldo remains 'silent' amid tax evasion accusations

Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to accusations that he evaded paying taxes of 14.7 million euros ($16.4 million) by saying that remaining silent was the "best answer". "Sometimes the best answer it's to be quiet," the Real Madrid star forward said on Instagram with a photo of himself in a Portugal...

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Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

Chelsea to host Burnley in Premier League season opener

Chelsea will open the defense of their Premier League title at home to Burnley when the season kicks off on the weekend of Aug.12-13. The full list of fixtures was released on Wednesday with Antonio Conte's side also slated for a follow-up game at Tottenham Hotspur, who will play all their...

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Cristiano Ronaldo accused of 14.7 million euro tax evasion

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of 14.7 million euro tax evasion

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Tuesday accused of evading 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies, the latest footballer to fall foul of fiscal authorities in Spain. The 32-year-old -- the world's highest paid athlete according to Forbes magazine -- follows in the...

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Arsenal's Szczesny wants to extend Roma stay

Arsenal's Szczesny wants to extend Roma stay

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny wants to extend his stay at Roma after completing two loan spells at the club, President of the Serie A side James Palotta has said. Szczesny, who debuted for Arsenal in 2010, moved to Roma in 2015 and re-signed for another year after a successful first...

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Real triumph again as Ronaldo double sinks Juventus

Real triumph again as Ronaldo double sinks Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid beat Juventus 4-1 in a superb Champions League final full of attacking verve and brilliant goals on Saturday as the Spaniards won the title for the third time in four years and 12th in all. Ronaldo swept in a neat opener after 20 minutes but...

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