Soccer-Tom defender handed six-match ban for spitting at referee Tom Tomsk defender Vladimir Kisenkov has been banned for six matches for spitting at the referee during the Siberian club's 2-0 defeat by Terek Grozny in the Russian league at the weekend, the Russian Football Union (RFU) said on Wednesday. The 32-year-old Kisenkov was sent off for a second bookable offence after spitting towards referee Alexander ......
Ewan Roberts: How Wenger transformed Arsenal's away form
A revitalized goalkeeper, an impenetrable center back pairing and the return of a midfield enforcer explain how the Gunners became such imperious travelers.
Soccer-Galatasaray oust Juve with late Sneijder winner (Adds details, quotes) By Ece Toksabay ISTANBUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Galatasaray's Wesley Sneijder struck late to clinch a 1-0 win over Juventus and a Champions League last 16 spot at the expense of the Italians on Wednesday as they completed a match abandoned due to snow a day earlier. Sneijder broke the deadlock in the 85th minute after being set ......
Roy Keane slams Manchester United duo Ferdinand & Young
The club's treble-winning skipper was highly critical of the veteran center back and England winger during his former side's scrappy win over Shakhtar Donetsk at Old Trafford.
Soccer-Galatasaray eliminate Juve with late Sneijder winner (Repeats to fix technical transmission problem) ISTANBUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Galatasaray beat Juventus 1-0 with a late Wesley Sneijder goal to reach the Champions League knockout stage on Wednesday as they completed a match abandoned due to snow a day earlier. Sneijder broke the deadlock in the 85th minute after being set up by a headed knock down ......
Kris Voakes: Juventus exiting Champions League after absolute farce of a game
Galatasaray achieved its objective of reaching the last 16, but did so in the most ridiculous of conditions at the Turk Telecom Arena.
Soccer-Bayern defender Boateng signs contract extension to 2018 BERLIN, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Bayern Munich central defender Jerome Boateng has signed a three-year contract extension to stay at last season's treble winners until 2018, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday. Germany international Boateng, 25, has been first choice at the heart of Bayern's defence since joining the club in 2011 from Manchester City. ......
Galatasaray 1-0 Juventus: Sneijder sends Mancini's men into the knockout stage
The Dutchman converted a precise finish in the final five minutes as Antonio Conte's side was sent crashing out of the Champions League.
Soccer-Champions League Group B results and standings Dec 10 (Reuters) - Champions League Group B results andstandings after Wednesday's match. FC Copenhagen 0 Real Madrid 2 Galatasaray 1 Juventus 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts Real Madrid* 6 5 1 0 20 5 16 Galatasaray* 6 2 1 3 8 14 7 Juventus 6 1 3 2 9 9 6 FC Copenhagen 6 1 1 4 4 13 4 *Denotes qualified for last-16 Previous results: Sept. 17 Galatasaray ......
Soccer-Galatasaray 1 Juventus 0 - result Dec 11 (Reuters) - Galatasaray 1 Juventus 0 - Champions League Group B result. At Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul Scorer: Wesley Sneijder 85 Halftime: 0-0 Referee: Pedro Proenca (Portugal) (Editing by Ken Ferris)
Chris Myson: Why Celtic failed in the Champions League this season
The trip to Camp Nou will be the last outing for Neil Lennon's side in Europe this season, but what has gone wrong after the highs of last year?
Soccer-Bulgarian championship preliminary round results and standings Dec 11 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bulgarian championship Preliminary Round matches on Wednesday Wednesday, December 11Lokomotiv Sofia 0 Cherno More Varna 2 Lyubimets 2007 2 Slavia Sofia 2 Pirin Gotse Delchev 0 Lokomotiv Plovdiv 6 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Ludogorets 21 15 2 4 43 12 47 2 Litex Lovech 21 14 4 3 49 23 46 3 ......
Tuesday's Champions League action in pictures
Goal takes a look at the most eye-catching images for another night of compelling continental action.
Soccer-Milan get much-needed boost with Honda move Japan playmaker Keisuke Honda will leave CSKA Moscow to join AC Milan in January, the Serie A club said on Wednesday. Honda, whose contract at CSKA ends in December, will be a much-needed reinforcement for Milan who are ninth in Serie A, having managed four wins in their first 15 league matches. "Keisuke Honda will be a Milan player from January 3,......
Vela remains indecisive on Mexico future
The Real Sociedad forward, who has repeatedly declined call-ups to El Tri, said he could speak with coach Miguel Herrera and "see what is best for the national team."
Marcelo: Real Madrid has made progress
The Brazil international has hailed his side's improvement after a difficult period and lavished praise on the fit-again Cristiano Ronaldo.
Galliani: Honda to join AC Milan in January
The Japan international has long been linked with a move to the Rossoneri and they have now confirmed the attacking midfielder will arrive at San Siro during the winter break.
Soccer-Galatasaray v Juventus - teams ISTANBUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Teams for Wednesday's rearranged Champions League Group B match between Galatasaray and Juventus at Ali Sami Yen Spor Kompleksi, Istanbul which was abandoned after 32 minutes on Tuesday due to heavy snow with the score at 0-0. ...
Muller: Bayern showed 'human side' in Manchester City defeat
The Germany international believes Pep Guardiola's men were punished for their carelessness and complacency at the Allianz Arena.
Rooney rejects new Manchester United contract talks
The 28-year-old continues to evade the Red Devils' attempts to discuss a new deal as he eyes a move away from Old Trafford, with his current terms set to expire in 2015.
'God of Vault' flips out after school drops his sport
By Narae Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - Olympic champion Yang Hak-seon, who vaulted South Korea gymnastics into the limelight by winning gold at the 2012 London Games, has flipped out at plans by Hanyang University to disband its gymnastics team, fearing it could harm the sport's growth. "It is a total misunderstanding," a university official......
Gymnastics-'God of Vault' flips out after school drops his sport By Narae Kim SEOUL, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Olympic champion Yang Hak-seon, who vaulted South Korea gymnastics into the limelight by winning gold at the 2012 London Games, has flipped out at plans by Hanyang University to disband its gymnastics team, fearing it could harm the sport's growth. "It is a total misunderstanding," a university official said.
Soccer-Man United must raise their game on all fronts David Moyes can take solace in avoiding another home defeat and a 51-year low but his Manchester United side will have to raise their game considerably if they are to go much further in the Champions League. United enter the knockout stages as Group A winners but the 1-0 victory over Ukrainians Shakhtar Donetsk was far from convincing even if it to......
Soccer-Bayern shrug off rare defeat and celebrate first place Bayern Munich have shrugged off their shock 3-2 home defeat by Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday, saying it was nothing more than a minor hiccup. The titleholders said they had still accomplished their mission of finishing top of their group and avoiding the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris St Germain in the round of 16. "......
Soccer-City win at Bayern fails to add up for Pellegrini Manchester City's memorable Champions League win over holders Bayern Munich still failed to add up for manager Manuel Pellegrini after he revealed his poor grasp of simple mathematics. City ended up second in Group D to Bayern, whose run of 10 consecutive Champions League wins ended at the Allianz Arena on Tuesday, after the comeback 3-2 win betwee......
Soccer-O'Higgins win first Chilean title after 58-year wait Unsung provincial club O'Higgins won the Chilean championship for the first time after beating favourites Universidad Catolica 1-0 in a playoff. Pablo Hernandez netted the only goal of Tuesday's match in Santiago's Estadio Nacional, scoring with a shot on the turn after a free kick was lobbed into the area from the left. The two teams had finished ......
On American Soccer: A look at the projected USA January camp squad
With the U.S. national team's January camp a month from kicking off, here is a look at the players Goal can see getting call-ups, including some 2010 World Cup veterans.
Defiant Manaus mayor issues invitation to city's critics
Manaus mayor Arthur Virgilio said he was aware of the contents of the story in the Daily Mirror which warned English fans they would be risking their lives by visiting the city where England play Italy in their opening Group D match on June 14. "Whoever wrote that story and anyone else who wants to write about Manaus can come and I will show t......
Kreis quits Salt Lake for expansion NYCFC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jason Kreis quit as coach of Real Salt Lake, three days after losing Major League Soccer's championship game, and will become coach of the expansion New York City FC team that starts play in 2015.
Soccer-Defiant Manaus mayor issues invitation to city's critics Manaus mayor Arthur Virgilio said he was aware of the contents of the story in the Daily Mirror which warned English fans they would be risking their lives by visiting the city where England play Italy in their opening Group D match on June 14. "Whoever wrote that story and anyone else who wants to write about Manaus can come and I will show them t......
New York City hires Jason Kreis away from Real Salt Lake
In 2013, Real Salt Lake has lost the U.S. Open Cup final, the MLS Cup final and now its talismanic head coach.
New York City FC hires Kreis away from Real Salt Lake
In 2013, Real Salt Lake lost the U.S. Open Cup final, the MLS Cup final and now its talismanic head coach.
Champions League: Olympiakos, Leverkusen advance
Olympiakos and Bayer Leverkusen reached the last 16 of the Champions League with victories Tuesday while the Juventus-Galatasaray game was abandoned because of a snowstorm. Olympiakos beat eight-man Anderlecht 3-1 to advance and edge two-time champion Benfica, whose 2-1 victory over Paris Saint-Germain was not enough. Leverkusen won 1-0 at Real Soc......
Jesus: Benfica clearly deserved to progress
The Portguese giant finished third in its Champions League group despite victory over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday and its head coach insists it should have gone through.
Van den Brom slams 'outrageous' referee after Anderlecht defeat
The Belgian side suffered three red cards and three penalties in its loss to Olympiakos and its boss was scathing in his assessment of the officials.
Herrera: Club America is better than Leon
The America coach feels his side is the superior one heading into the Liga MX final, "but you have to show it on the pitch."
Blanc laments PSG's second-half collapse
The French champion was beaten 2-1 by Benfica on matchday six of the Champions League group stage but its coach believes it can yet go far in the tournament.
Tom Marshall: Five talking points ahead of the Liga MX final
The two-leg clash between Club America and Leon is packed with intriguing storylines on and off the field, from Carlos Pena's emergence to Rafa Marquez's resurgence.
Sounders acquire GK Frei from Toronto in trade TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) -- The Seattle Sounders have quickly filled their goalkeeper vacancy, acquiring Stefan Frei from Toronto FC for a conditional first round pick in the 2015 SuperDraft.