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|Why VAR isn't the real problem in the Premier League|
FC Yahoo's Ryan Bailey looks at the issues involving the replay system during the league's opening week - and why it's another new rule that is the real concern.
Garde sacked by Impact, Cabrera takes over
The Montreal Impact fired head coach Remi Garde on Wednesday, the former French international paying the price for a sluggish campaign which has left the club's playoff hopes on a knife-edge. Former Arsenal and Lyon player Garde will be replaced by former Colombia international and Houston Dynamo
Impact change coaches as they struggle to make MLS playoffs
MONTREAL (AP) -- The Montreal Impact have fired coach Remi Garde and replaced him with Wilmer Cabrera.
Atlanta United-Orlando City Preview
Josef Martinez and Atlanta United may have taken the scenic route to get back atop the Eastern Conference, but they show no signs of slowing down now that they are there. Martinez looks to run his MLS-record goal-scoring streak to 12 matches Friday night when they face an Orlando City SC side in desperate
Everton-Aston Villa Preview
Everton look to have good fortune again regarding an injury as they wait on left back Lucas Digne's availability ahead of Friday's clash with Aston Villa in the Midlands. Digne has been a fixture at left back since his arrival from Barcelona before last season and is Everton's most dangerous
Messi back in training, could be fit for weekend's game
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Lionel Messi was back in full training again on Wednesday and may be fit to face Real Betis in the Spanish league on Sunday.
Live, UCL: Olympiacos, Red Star in playoff action
The tense UCL playoff games continue on Wednesday. All the action live, right here.
Messi back in training, in contention to face Betis
Lionel Messi gave Barcelona a timely boost on Wednesday by returning to training with the rest of the squad after a calf injury. Messi trained alone in the morning before joining his team-mates in the afternoon, increasing hopes that Barca's captain could play a role against Real Betis in La Liga
Window Shopping, August 21: Former Bayern star Franck Ribery joins Fiorentina
Window Shopping will be updated with the latest news and speculation this summer in world soccer.
VIDEO: Tactical analysis of Kevin de Bruyne, Sheffield United
The 2 Robbies break down the Blades' overlapping center backs and KDB's magical return to form and fitness.
As political climate changes, Sudan plans women's football league
Sudan's first ever women's club football league will start next month, a federation official told AFP Wednesday. The championship, which will involve 18 clubs separated in three regions, would have seemed unlikely only a year ago when Islamist general Omar al-Bashir was still in power. "
Centre Te'o joins Toulon as World Cup cover after England snub
England centre Ben Te'o has joined Top 14 club Toulon as a Rugby World Cup cover, the French side announced on Wednesday. Auckland-born Te'o, 32, who was dropped from Eddie Jones' squad for the World Cup, had been a favourite of the Australian's during his time as England boss but a
Out of Position Stats Pod: Smalls
Mike Gallagher and Matt Stroup talk guards who can help out in the big stats, and fantasy football for the second half of this pod. (Getty Images)
Ronaldo says 2018 ‘probably worst year’ of his life
Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life.
Report: Rashford named Man United penalty kick taker
Red Devils boss reportedly fuming at both players after penalty debacle at Wolves.
Behind Man City's trouble with corners
Sky Sports' Monday Night Football team breaks down Man City's Achilles heel: corners.
Nine teams vie for football on roller skates World Cup in Belgium
Rollersoccer World Cup kicked off in Brussels on Monday as nine teams from the United States and Europe compete for the honors during the five-day biennial event. Rollersoccer is in essence football on roller skates where players of all ages and both sexes can join up to form a team. The sport originated
Daniel Sturridge signs for Trabzonspor
Sturridge moves to Turkey after seven years at Liverpool.
Juventus look to expand in Asia with new Hong Kong branch
Italian champions Juventus announced on Wednesday that they have opened a new branch in Hong Kong as the Serie A giants look to expand into the Asia-Pacific region. Juventus see the region as a major area of potential growth and are keen on "strengthening one's presence" in Asia as they
Should NFL Teams Look to Convert Soccer Players Into Kickers?
USWNT star and die-hard Eagles fan Carli Lloyd visited Philadelphia's training camp on Tuesday and drilled a number of long field goals. Lloyd's performance got Robin Lundberg and Amy Campbell wondering if more NFL teams should look to soccer.
Ronaldo says 2018 'probably worst year' of his life
Cristiano Ronaldo says the rape allegation against him was an attack on his honor and led to one of the worst years of his life. Ronaldo was accused of raping a woman in Las Vegas more than 10 years ago but won't face criminal charges after it was determined the investigation failed to show the
Capitals Goal of the Year Bracket: Oshie's Kung Fu kick vs Ovechkin's snipe
On day three of our Goal of the Year Bracket, we pit Oshie's Kung Fu kick from Game 2 in the playoffs against an Ovechkin's snipe past the Avalanche.
Twitter agree to meet with Manchester United over Pogba abuse
Twitter have reacted to calls for more to be done in preventing racist abuse of footballers on social media platforms by agreeing to meet with representatives of Manchester United they announced on Wednesday. United executives were keen for a meeting with Twitter after their French World Cup winning
Revolution sign goalkeeper Matt Turner to multi-year contract extension
Matt Turner is having a good week. Just four days after posting a career-high nine saves against the Red Bulls, the goalkeeper inked a contract extension with the Revs.
Five biggest surprise players in PL
Which players have surprised us all in the opening weeks of the new season?
'Not easy' - Rummenigge suggests Sanches and Boateng could leave Bayern
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested that Renato Sanches and Jerome Boateng may be heading for the exit door at Bayern Munich, telling Sky Germany that both players will find it difficult to break into the first team this season. Portuguese midfielder Sanches and German defender Boateng
Soccer pro Carli Lloyd kicks perfect field goal at NFL practice
A video of the two-time Women's World Cup champion kicking a 55-yard field goal at the Philadelphia Eagles training camp has garnered over one million.
Carli Lloyd breaks down her 55-yard field goal at Philadelphia Eagles practice
US Women's soccer star Carli Lloyd breaks down her 55-yard field goal at Eagles practice on "Good Morning Football."
Police investigate as seven-year-old Saints fan injured
Nitrous oxide canister thrown from away end at home supporters, hitting a seven-year-old fan.
One last challenge: 'Kaiser Franck' Ribery joins Fiorentina
French winger Franck Ribery said he was relishing one last challenge as the former Bayern Munich legend rubber-stamped a two-year deal on Wednesday to play for Serie A club Fiorentina. The former French international left Bayern Munich as a free agent last May after 12 seasons during which he earned
Man United to meet Twitter over racist abuse of Pogba
"Racist behavior has no place on our platform and we strongly condemn it."
AM's Players To Watch - Gameweek 3
Nik Argiropoulos runs us through the fixtures and players to consider ahead of this Friday's FPL deadline. (Getty Images)
Franck Ribery signs for Fiorentina
Ribery, 36, signs for Fiorentina in Serie A.
Franck Ribery signs for Fiorentina on free transfer
Franck Ribery joined Italian club Fiorentina on Wednesday, another big signing for a team under new American ownership. Fiorentina did not announce the length of Ribery's contract but Italian media reported that the 36-year-old Frenchman signed a two-year deal. Ribery was a free agent after 12
Ribery arrives in Tuscany ahead of Fiorentina move
French winger Franck Ribery arrived in Italy on Wednesday to complete a medical ahead of signing a two-year contract with Serie A club Fiorentina. The former French international has left Bayern Munich as a free agent after 12 seasons with the German giants during which he won 23 trophies. Ribery'
Brazilian Elkeson earns landmark China call-up
China named Elkeson in their squad Wednesday for their opening World Cup qualifier with the Brazilian poised to become the first without Chinese ancestry to play for the country. The move has divided Chinese football fans and experts, however, as coach Marcello Lippi attempts to guide the nation to
MLS and Antifa: America's top flight grapples with political signage ban
The lone major North American sports league to ban political statements inside stadiums is finding enforcement isn’t so simpleA sign that reads ‘Anti-Facist Always Seattle Anti-Racist’ is displayed in the supporters section during an MLS soccer match between the Sounders and the Timbers in Seattle. Photograph
First Leagues Cup will be an all-Liga MX affair
LA Galaxy continued the MLS trend of fielding weakened XIs against Liga MX sides, and bowed out of the first Leagues Cup.
USWNT lawsuit goes to trial May 5
A judge has set a May 5 trial date for the gender discrimination lawsuit filed by the women's national team against U.S. Soccer.
Serie A coaching shuffle gives Ancelotti's Napoli hope of toppling Juventus
As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli's 30-year wait for the Serie A title. Serie A runners-up Napoli have not held the Scudetto aloft since Argentine legend Diego Maradona inspired them to their only titles
Predicting the USMNT September call-ups
Do not look now, but Gyasi Zardes and Wil Trapp are in good MLS form.
Stadium site contamination new headache for Beckham MLS team - report
David Beckham's Major League Soccer club in Miami may have hit a new stumbling block after an environmental report showed unexpected levels of contamination at a proposed stadium site, the Miami Herald reported. The newspaper reported Monday that the analysis found arsenic contamination at more
Report: Sancho seals $230k per week BVB contract extension
Sancho has two goals and two assists in three matches this early season.
Kroenke talks Arsenal transfer success despite no UCL
The Gunners face the only other 2-0 in the Premier League side when they visit Liverpool at Anfield on Saturday.
Soccer star Carli Lloyd hits 55-yard FG after Eagles-Ravens joint practice
The Bears seemingly have looked everywhere for a reliable kicker, but maybe, just maybe, there is one kicker they haven't considered who they should. (I jest . . . I think.) Soccer star Carli Lloyd went to the Eagles and Ravens joint practice Tuesday and afterward hit several field goals, including
Ajax finish with 10 men and a goalless draw in Cyprus
Ajax finished with 10 men on Tuesday but moved closer to the Champions League group stage with a 0-0 draw away to APOEL in Nicosia in a playoff round first-leg match. Ajax, a four-time winner of the competition and a semifinalist last season, dominated possession and created a string of promising situations
The Bears should probably give Carli Lloyd a look at kicker after 55-yard field goal
Two-time World Cup champion Carli Lloyd showed that she's got more than enough leg to kick NFL field goals at Eagles practice.
Megan Rapinoe thinks her Fox News-watching dad voted for Trump, something she’s confused about
The USWNT star’s parents are still extremely supportive of her, and they have a great relationship. Their beliefs, Rapinoe said, just don’t quite line up with hers yet.
FPL Draft Bargain Hunter Gameweek 3
Andrew Gastelum analyzes the best bargain buys for your FPL Draft team in the latest edition of The Bargain Hunter. (Getty Images)
Report: Beckham stadium site has unsafe arsenic levels
An environmental report poses a new problem for the proposed site of David Beckham's Major League Soccer stadium in Miami: Tests show the soil is far more toxic than expected. According to the Miami Herald, the analysis found arsenic contamination reaching more than twice the legal limit and hazardous