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Mari to Arsenal; Defoe makes permanent Rangers move

A roundup of all of Saturday’s biggest transfer rumors, including those involving Premier League outfits.Arsenal are reportedly hours from adding a defender to Mikel Arteta‘s squad.Flamengo’s Pablo Mari has reportedly arrived in London and set for a medical...

‘I think the boy is earning the decision’

Tottenham Hotspur loanee Giovani Lo Celso is closer to permanently stay in North London than he is to return back to Sevilla.The 23-year-old Argentine, who arrived at Spurs from Real Betis last summer on a season-long loan, experienced...

AS Roma stunned by success of missing children’s campaign

Rome (AFP) - On the left, the smile of a footballer, happy to join his new club. On the right, another smile, but one which hides a dramatic story.Since last summer, AS Roma have taken advantage of each...

Netherlands forward Rob Rensenbrink dies at age 72

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Rob Rensenbrink, the forward who was centimeters away from delivering the Netherlands a World Cup title in 1978, has died at age 72, the Dutch football association said Saturday.“We have heard with sadness of...

Ilicic powers Atalanta in historic win over Torino (video)

Atalanta’s historic and overpowering win over Torino highlights Saturday’s Serie A action. Torino 0-7 AtalantaJosip Ilicic scored a hat-trick, including a center-line strike, as Atalanta humiliated Torino 7-0 on Saturday, handing the hosts their worst home loss ever in...

Spanish league president condemns racism, fan street clashes

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spanish football was marred by a player being racially abused during a league game on Saturday, along with street clashes between rival fans outside stadiums before two matches.The league president said the incidents had...

Valencia hand Barcelona first defeat in Setien era (video)

Valencia’s shock 2-0 win over Barcelona highlights La Liga’s Saturday action.Valencia 2-0 BarcelonaWith an own goal from Jordi Alba and a strike from Maxi Gomez, Valencia defeated league leaders Barcelona at the Mestalla Stadium for the first time...

Ilicic hits hat-trick as seven-goal Atalanta humiliate Torino

Milan (AFP) - Josip Ilicic hit a hat-trick, including a sensational strike from the halfway line, as Atalanta crushed Torino 7-0 in Serie A on Saturday, inflicting the worst home defeat ever on their northern rivals who finished...

Barca beaten by Valencia in early blow for Setien

Valencia (Spain) (AFP) - Quique Setien's honeymoon period lasted less than a fortnight as he tasted his first Barcelona defeat on Saturday in his second La Liga game in charge after a 2-0 loss to Valencia.A Jordi Alba...

Last-gasp winner sees Braga down Porto to win Portuguese League Cup

Braga (Portugal) (AFP) - Ricardo Horta scored a dramatic injury-time winner to grab Braga a 1-0 victory over Porto in the Portuguese League Cup final on Saturday.Braga, playing in front of their home fans, clinched the trophy for...

Morris, Roldan to miss US exhibition against Costa Rica

CHICAGO (AP) -- Forward Jordan Morris and midfielder Cristian Roldan will miss the United States' exhibition against Costa Rica on Feb. 1 and will report to preseason with Major League Soccer's Seattle Sounders.The U.S. Soccer Federation also said...

Bilbao striker Williams reports racist abuse during draw with Espanyol

Valencia (Spain) (AFP) - Athletic Bilbao striker Inaki Williams said he was the victim of racist abuse on Saturday during his team's 1-1 draw away to Espanyol in La Liga."I'm a little sad because of the draw but...

Marseille’s slim title hopes hit by Angers stalemate

Paris (AFP) - Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille laboured to a tame 0-0 draw at home against Angers on Saturday, handing Paris Saint-Germain the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.Second-placed Marseille are seven points...

‘I suffered racist insults’ at Espanyol

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) Athletic Bilbao forward Inaki Williams says that he was a victim of racial abuse from fans while playing at Espanyol in a Spanish league game on Saturday.Williams said after the 1-1 draw that “I suffered...

Valencia beats Barcelona 2-0 to inflict 1st loss on Setién

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Quique Setién lost his first game after three matches in charge of Barcelona as Valencia beat the defending Spanish champions 2-0 in a troubling day across the Spanish league which saw fans clash on...

Frustrated Lampard calls for Chelsea to make signings

Kingston upon Hull (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Frank Lampard called on Chelsea to back him in the transfer market after his side edged into the FA Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win at Hull on Saturday.Lampard has...

Bayern thrash Schalke to cut Leipzig’s lead to one point

Berlin (AFP) - Robert Lewandowski hit his 21st league goal of the season as Bayern Munich thrashed Schalke 5-0 to cut RB Leipzig's lead at the top of the Bundesliga to one point on Saturday.After Leipzig had crashed...

Leipzig beaten, Bundesliga title race thrown wide open

BERLIN (AP) -- Leipzig lost for the first time since October, and Bayern Munich and Borussia Monchengladbach both won to throw the Bundesliga title race wide open on Saturday.Eintracht Frankfurt defeated Leipzig 2-0, with defender Almamy Toure scoring...

Cardiff fans warned over racism, homophobia in FA Cup

READING, England (AP) -- Cardiff fans were warned over alleged racist and homophobic chants in an FA Cup fourth-round game on Saturday.With the score at 1-1 between Reading and Cardiff in the 26th minute, an announcement was made...

Dragowski rescues point for Fiorentina

Milan (AFP) - Goalkeeper Bartlomiej Dragowski saved a penalty and pulled off key saves to rescue a point for Fiorentina in a goalless draw against struggling Genoa in Serie A on Saturday.Fiorentina had been pushing for a third...

West Ham suffer FA Cup misery, Spurs held at Southampton

London (AFP) - West Ham crashed out of the FA Cup as their former manager Slaven Bilic led West Brom to a surprise 1-0 win, while Tottenham were held to a 1-1 draw by Southampton in Saturday's fourth...

Chelsea survive trip to Hull, advance to 5th round (video)

With their 2-1 victory away to EFL Championship side Hull City, Chelsea joined Leicester City, Sheffield United and Norwich City as Premier League sides to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup on Saturday.Frank Lampard‘s side got...

Marseille drops points in race for Champions League place

PARIS (AP) -- Marseille missed the creativity of Dimitri Payet as it dropped points in the race for a Champions League place after being held 0-0 at home by Angers on Saturday in a dull French league encounter.With...

Struggling Atleti in unfamiliar territory under Simeone

Is Diego Simeone coming to the end of his incredibly successful spell at Atletico Madrid? Source link

Mourinho in favor of PL’s winter break, but says timing all wrong

Jose Mourinho seems to be quite happy that the Premier League will implement its first-ever winter break next month, allowing players a bit of rest and recovery time during a marathon campaign, but says its timing makes the...

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