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|What's with all the midseason firings?|
History shows that sacking your manager at midseason isn't necessarily a good idea. But that hasn't stopped a bunch of Premier League teams from doing it.
Premier League TV, streaming schedule
Where and how to watch every single Premier League game over the next few days.
Miami ready to arrive as global soccer city
Ahead of our Fan Fest in Miami Beach this weekend, how is the soccer landscape in Miami shaping up?
LIVE, Europa League: Group stage finale arrives
Will Arsenal make it through to the last 32? So much to decide on the final day. All the action live, here.
French veteran Ribery to undergo ankle surgery
French midfielder Franck Ribery will undergo surgery after suffering serious ligament damage to his right ankle, his club Fiorentina confirmed on Thursday. Ribery, 36, had to be helped off the pitch after a clash with Lecce midfielder Panagiotis Tachtsidis on November 30. "In order to solve the
AM's Players To Watch - Gameweek 17
Nik Argiropoulos runs us through the fixtures and players to consider ahead of the Gameweek 17 FPL deadline. (Getty Images)
Michael Bradley re-signs with Toronto FC
Michael Bradley will be sticking around at BMO Field for the next few years, at least.
Last Time Out: Arsenal v. Man City
Take a look back at the two meetings between Arsenal and Manchester City last season, when the Citizens did the double over the Gunners.
Top five PL goals: Arsenal v. Man City
More than a few legendary names have made their mark when Arsenal and Manchester City face off. Watch five of the best Premier League strikes between the two clubs before they meet again on Sunday.
Premier League player Power Rankings
Who are the top 20 players in the Premier League right now?
Pulisic voted USSF male player of year for 2nd time
Christian Pulisic was voted the U.S. Soccer Federation male player of the year, at 21 becoming the youngest to earn the honor for the second time. Pulisic also won the award in 2017. Landon Donovan was 22 when he won the second of his four awards in 2004.
France hope Jalibert to stay at Bordeaux until 2023
One of France's rising stars, Matthieu Jalibert, has extended his contract with Bordeaux-Begles for two years until 2023, the Top 14 club announced on Thursday. A product of the Bordeaux academy, Jalibert made his Top 14 debut in 2017 and, four days after turning 19, played for the French Barbarians
Rodgers rules out January departures from Leicester
Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers has ruled out any departures during the January transfer window as he attempts to keep pace with Liverpool at the top of the Premier League. The Foxes host struggling Norwich on Saturday aiming to stay within striking distance of leaders Liverpool, who are heading off
PL Preview: Arsenal, Man City set for goal-fest
Joe Prince-Wright previews an intriguing Matchweek 17 slate, from Arsenal and Man City's showdown in London to a heated derby matchup at Selhurst Park.
Unstoppable Vardy tops PL player power rankings
Jamie Vardy's incredible scoring run makes him the only candidate for the top spot in Matchweek 17's Premier League player power rankings.
Martínez's impressive form could cost Inter Milan
Inter Milan might just lose out to Barcelona again. The Italian club was eliminated from the Champions League following a 2-1 loss to Barcelona on Tuesday, and the Spanish club was reportedly so impressed by Lautaro Martinez's performance that it is ready to activate the Inter forward's 111
Amazon secures rights to show Champions League in Germany
American retail giant Amazon has secured rights to stream Champions League games in Germany from the 2021-22 season, while current broadcaster Sky has been left empty handed. Amazon Prime Video will show Tuesday games from Europe's premier soccer competition. ''We are excited to show our
Neymar and Mbappé's partnership could take PSG far in Europe
As the world's two most expensive soccer players, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe already stand apart. On the field, they have a harmony which could take Paris Saint-Germain far in the Champions League after three straight seasons of failing to even reach the quarterfinals. Evidence of their growing understanding
Aston Villa-Sheffield United Preview
Whilst Sheffield United got themselves back in the victory column, Aston Villa are still looking for their first triumph of December. United again aim to win two straight Premier League games for the first time this season Saturday, when they host an Aston Villa side looking to avoid a third consecutive
Christian Pulisic named USMNT Player of the Year
Pulisic was the undisputed star for the USA in 2019.
West Ham United-Southampton Preview
Whilst manager Ralph Hasenhuttl still has his job at Southampton, a loss to the Saints this weekend could finally be the end of Manuel Pellegrini's tenure at West Ham United. Pellegrini's Hammers look to avoid a third straight defeat when they visit St Mary's to face Southampton on Saturday
Nigel Pearson hardly faces an ideal task in his debut as Watford manager. Pearson, who helped Leicester City avoid relegation earlier this decade, will become the fourth manager - full-time or caretaker - to walk the touchline this season for Watford (1-6-9).
'Clasico will be played', says Barcelona president Bartomeu
Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Thursday the Clasico against Real Madrid next week will not be postponed again, amid renewed fears of unrest around the fixture. Protestors from the Catalan separatist movement, Democratic Tsunami, have called for a "massive" protest outside
MLS veteran Sacha Kljestan signs with hometown LA Galaxy
Veteran midfielder Sacha Kljestan has signed with his hometown club LA Galaxy as a free agent.
Euphoria in Bergamo as Atalanta pull off Champions League 'miracle'
Atalanta returned home to a heroes' welcome with 2,000 fans braving bitter cold in the Alps in northern Italy after the Bergamo team reached the Champions League last 16 in their debut campaign despite losing their first three matches. Coach Gian Piero Gasperini hailed a "victory for Italian
Spain to host Portugal in friendly before Euro 2020
MADRID (AP) -- Spain will host defending champion Portugal in a friendly to prepare for the 2020 European Championship.
Liverpool in talks to activate Minamino’s release clause
Japanese star Minamino could be heading to Liverpool in January.
India's young guns have football hairdos, Rohit says
India's young cricket guns like Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul are styling their hair like footballers in reflection of their love of the game, senior teammate and modestly quaffed Rohit Sharma said on Thursday. The 26-year-old Pandya, who is recovering from a lower back injury following an operation
Celades emerges from predecessor’s shadow at Valencia
With Valencia back in the Champions League last 16 for the first time in seven seasons, coach Albert Celades has made the players and supporters forget about his inauspicious arrival. In September, Celades was tasked with the difficult job of replacing the successful and extremely popular Marcelino
Europe's 'Big Five' take over Champions League to leave the rest trailing
Atalanta's achievement in reaching the Champions League last 16 despite a dreadful start is remarkable, especially for a club of their stature, but it has also had another, ominous knock-on effect. The modest Italians, appearing in the competition for the first time, defeated Shakhtar Donetsk 3-
Raul Jimenez’s future at Wolves uncertain
Wolves' star striker Jimenez fancies a return to Spain.
Sky loses Champions League rights in Germany to DAZN, Amazon
Broadcaster Sky has lost the rights to the Champions League in Germany, a competition it has screened for the last 20 years, to rivals DAZN and Amazon, it was confirmed Thursday. Sky was unable to match their rivals' bids for the three years from the 2021-22 season. "After around 20 years
Bournemouth in free fall as fairy-tale journey hits problems
Eddie Howe has seen far worse crises at Bournemouth. How about New Year’s Day in 2009, when Howe took over as caretaker manager of the club when it was in last place in England’s fourth division, 10 points adrift of safety and seemingly with no hope? Bournemouth is in free fall in the Premier League
Former soccer players convicted of sexual assault in Spain
MADRID (AP) -- Three former players of a fourth-division soccer club in Spain were convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.
Teen phenom Haaland in talks with Dortmund - reports
Berlin (AFP) - Norwegian teenage striker Erling Haaland could be joining Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund from Austrian champions Salzburg in the January winter break, according to reports in Germany on Thursday.
Coman's knee injury not as bad as feared say Bayern
Bayern Munich winger Kingsley Coman tore the joint capsule in his left knee, an injury not as bad as feared, in the Champions League win over Tottenham, his club confirmed Thursday. Coman scored the opening goal in Wednesday's 3-1 victory over Spurs at the Allianz Arena but had to be helped off
Ruthless but unloved: Is James Harden the NBA's Cristiano Ronaldo?
The Rockets superstar has a kindred spirit in the Juventus frontman, bound by a robotic ruthlessness that will never win over the masses beyond the confines of their home arenasNot even his most ardent critics – and there are plenty of them – dispute James Harden’s greatness. His numbers are undeniable
Miami FC makes surprise move to United Soccer League
Miami leaves NISA, which announced that U.S. Soccer's Board of Directors approved Detroit City, Chattanooga, Oakland and Michigan
Report: Salzburg star Haland meets with Borussia Dortmund
Haland bagged eight of his 28 season goals in the Champions League, including three versus Napoli and one v. reigning champion Liverpool.
Internationals inspired by highlights from '98 Presidents Cup win
Ernie Els hasn’t left anything to chance at this week’s Presidents Cup, and that includes the motivational video he showed his side on the eve of the matches.
Atletico, Atalanta reach last 16 as Bayern cruise past Spurs
Atletico Madrid claimed the final spot in the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over Lokomotiv Moscow, after Atalanta completed an impressive comeback in Group C to qualify. Bayern Munich sealed consecutive victories over Tottenham with a 3-1 success at the Allianz Arena, while Real
Double trouble as Ronaldo rages at selfie-hunting pitch invader
Cristiano Ronaldo was confronted by two pitch invaders, including one seeking a selfie, after his goal helped Juventus defeat Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday. An angry Ronaldo pushed the fan away before security staff intervened. "I feel good, the annoyance I felt has
Europa League preview: Injured Arsenal still seeking knockout round berth
"It's a big game and we're here to get a result," said Arsenal's interim boss.
Five match-ups we’d love to see in the UCL Round of 16
Domestic and group stage rivals cannot be drawn, but intrigue could still run high in the UCL Round of 16?
Champions League wrap: Mbappe, Neymar on fire; Atleti, Atalanta advance
Kylian Mbappe and Neymar each had a goal and two assists, while Mauro Icardi, Edinson Cavani, and Pablo Sarabia also scored for PSG.
Double trouble as Ronaldo rages at selfie-hunting pitch invader
Cristiano Ronaldo was confronted by two pitch invaders, including one seeking a selfie, after Juventus defeated Bayer Leverkusen 2-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Just moments later, a second supporter, dressed all in black, sprinted across the BayArena pitch to snap a selfie. An angry Ronaldo
Relief for Atletico as win over Lokomotiv secures qualification
Atletico Madrid lifted the gloom by qualifying for the Champions League last 16 on Wednesday after they beat Lokomotiv Moscow 2-0 to finish runners-up in Group D. Kieran Trippier missed an early penalty at the Wanda Metropolitano but a second Atletico spot-kick gave the lively Joao Felix another chance
Atlético beats Lokomotiv 2-0 to advance in Champions League
With Atletico needing a win to keep its Champions League hopes alive, youngster Joao Felix didn't shy away from the responsibility. After seeing teammate Kieran Trippier miss a penalty kick two minutes into the match against Lokomotiv Moscow on Wednesday, Felix made sure Atletico didn't falter