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PL refs told to defer to VAR more, go to the monitor “sparingly”

Premier League interim chief executive Richard Masters says that referees have ben instructed “to use the referee review area a bit more sparingly” and rely on the numerous video-assistant referees (VAR) at their disposal to make simple calls...

Zlatan, Galaxy tower over L.A. with confidence, tradition

CARSON, Calif. — Somewhere trying to avoid freeway traffic on side streets of Los Angeles during a busy Friday evening, a subtle reminder popped up.“There it is, look at the sign – since ’96,” said Irving Valencia, wearing...

Africa Cup champs Algeria return to hero’s welcome

Algiers (AFP) - Africa Cup of Nations champions Algeria arrived home Saturday to a hero's welcome from a huge crowd of joyful supporters and a "water salute" for their plane at Algiers airport."One, two, three, viva Algeria!" tens...

Lucas respects Pochettino despite Champions League final snub

London (AFP) - Tottenham forward Lucas Moura insists he doesn't hold a grudge against boss Mauricio Pochettino despite being dropped for the Champions League final."I need to respect the decision of the coach and respect my team-mates, so...

‘Why not this year?’ For Michigan and Harbaugh, the time is now

CHICAGO -- At night, Ben Bredeson's mind races, so he starts to visualize.Bredeson, a two-time All-Big Ten guard at Michigan, began visualizing in high school and has used the technique ever since. He starts with specific things: what...

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s epic hat trick lifts Galaxy past LAFC

You don’t have to like it. You could hate it as much as you want. But you will respect it.After a week of Los Angeles Galaxy superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic throwing shade at LAFC star Carlos Vela, his team,...

Zlatan stunner answers Vela’s opener in El Trafico

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is walking it like he talks it, not that that’s anything new.A few days after claiming superiority over LAFC superstar Carlos Vela, Ibrahimovic and his Galaxy trailed early in El Trafico via a Vela penalty.Naturally, Zlatan took...

Dortmund sink Liverpool in US tour opener

Chicago (AFP) - Danish internationals Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored second half goals as Borussia Dortmund handed Liverpool a 3-2 defeat in the opening game of the Premier League giants pre-season US tour on Friday.In sweltering...

Borussia Dortmund tops Liverpool 3-2 at Notre Dame

A half-hour of the big guns wasn’t enough to get Jurgen Klopp a result against his former team.Harry Wilson and Rhian Brewster scored for Liverpool in a 3-2 loss to Borussia Dortmund at the University of Notre Dame...

Algeria sink Senegal to claim ‘incredible’ second African crown

Cairo (AFP) - Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his side's "incredible" Africa Cup of Nations triumph Friday as Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final.Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start against Sadio...

Everton could land Juventus’ Kean after all

Everton could end up with one of the hottest prospects in world soccer.Moise Kean may wind up leaving Juventus due to the club’s failure to offload fellow strikers Mario Mandzukic and Gonzalo Higuain.And Kean, 19, was poised for...

Eriksen offered big Spurs wages, but Atletico Madrid lurks

Christian Eriksen may trade London for Madrid after all, but Marca claims it’ll be Real Madrid’s rivals who earn the services of Tottenham’s Danish playmaker.Eriksen, 27, scored 10 goals with 17 assists for Spurs in all competitions last season,...

Harbaugh wary of mental health use in waivers

CHICAGO -- Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh supports players being able to transfer once without sitting out a year but wants those seeking immediate eligibility to be truthful about their reasons in seeking waivers from the NCAA, especially regarding...

Minnesota walk-on holder talks surviving cancer

CHICAGO -- University of Minnesota placeholder and four-time cancer survivor Casey O'Brien delivered the keynote speech at the Big Ten Football Kickoff Luncheon on Friday.O'Brien, a sophomore, was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, an extremely rare form of bone cancer....

Senegal’s Cisse laments another missed opportunity

Cairo (AFP) - Senegal coach Aliou Cisse rued his side's inability to recover from an early goal as their wait for a first Africa Cup of Nations title was extended following Friday's 1-0 loss to Algeria.The Teranga Lions...

Belmadi savours ‘incredible’ Africa Cup of Nations triumph

Cairo (AFP) - Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi saluted his side's "incredible" Africa Cup of Nations triumph after they defeated Senegal 1-0 in Friday's final to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990.Baghdad Bounedjah's deflected goal in...

Algeria sink Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations

Cairo (AFP) - Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane's Senegal in Friday's final in Cairo.Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream...

Man Utd-Inter, PL Asia Trophy

This weekend in Premier League preseason friendlies sees Liverpool taking on a pair of top European foes, while four PL foes trade blows in Shanghai.Man City and Wolves move on from significant defeats of Newcastle and West Ham,...

The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from A to Z

Cairo (AFP) - An A to Z of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which concluded in Cairo Friday with Algeria defeating Senegal 1-0 in a final decided by a Baghdad Bounedjah goal after only two minutes:ARiyad Mahrez-captained...

Bama picked to beat Georgia again for SEC title

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Defending SEC champion Alabama is the favorite to once again beat Georgia in the title game, according to a preseason media poll.The Crimson Tide were selected by 203 of 260 voters this week at SEC...

Riley has been ‘great resource’ for Buckeyes’ Day

CHICAGO -- As Ryan Day prepares for his first season as coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, he is following advice from another young coach who entered a similar situation in 2017: Oklahoma's Lincoln Riley.Day called Riley "a...

De Ligt not fazed by price tag after move to Juventus

If you can’t beat them, buy them. That appears to be Juventus’ philosophy as it continues its quest for the Champions League title.In 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo scored for Real Madrid against Juventus to eliminate the Serie A champion...

Algerians mix protest with football as cup final looms

Algiers (AFP) - Protesters took to the streets of Algiers Friday for a rally boosted by anticipation as their team prepares to battle Senegal in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations.Demonstrators, many of them wearing the...

Real Madrid women’s first signing is World Cup 2019 star

One of the stars of this summer’s Women’s World Cup is now a star for Real Madrid.Kosovare Asllani announced on Twitter she’ll be the first signing for the Spanish giants, who are set to make their Primera División debut...

Harbaugh — Comment about Meyer not ‘bombshell’

CHICAGO -- Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh stood by comments made Thursday in which he said controversy has followed former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer "everywhere he's been.""I don't think it was anything that was new, or anything of...

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