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Memphis Depay headed to Lyon

French club Lyon has signed Dutchman Memphis Depay from Manchester United for a fee that could top $26 million if sell-on clauses are met.

Money League: Real Madrid falls to third behind Man United and Barcelona

Manchester United is again the world's richest soccer club after revenue grew to a record $735 million in 2015-16, according to Deloitte's annual Money League. United knocked Real Madrid from the top spot after 11 years. Real dropped to third behind Barcelona. Bayern Munich is fourth and Manchester City fifth. Eight of the top 20 (including five of the top ...

Real Madrid drops second game in a row

After going 40 games without a defeat, Real Madrid has now lost two in a row. Celta Vigo got goals from Iago Aspas and Jonny for a 2-1 win in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal series at the Bernabeu Stadium. The win was the fifth win in a row for Celta.

African Nations Cup: Host Gabon draws again, Cameroon rallies for win

Host Gabon played to its second 1-1 tie at the African Nations Cup, leaving it in need of a result from its last group game against Cameroon. The Indomitable Lions rallied to beat Guinea Bissau, 2-1.

Arjen Robben extends Bayern Munich contract

Arjen Robben, 32, has extended his contract with Bayern Munich for another year, through June 2018. The Dutch winger, who has scored 82 goals in 152 Bundesliga games, joined Bayern from Real Madrid in 2009.

Ghana's Andre Ayew breaks father's record

Andre Ayew's penalty kick gave Ghana a 1-0 win over Uganda in their Africa Cup of Nations opener and broke the record of his father Abedi Pele's six Nations Cup goals for Ghana.

Swansea signs Sweden defender Martin Olsson

EPL last-place team Swansea City signed 28-year-old left back Martin Olsson, who has played who has played 40 times for Sweden, from second-tier Norwich City. Swansea signed Dutch winger Luciano Narsingh from PSV Eindhoven last week.

Leicester coach Ranieri pulls for Chelsea

Claudio Ranieri, whose Leicester City that he guided to a surprise EPL title last season but languishes in 15th place, is hoping fellow Italian Antonio Conte wins the English Premier League title with current leader Chelsea. "As former Chelsea coach and as an Italian supporter, I hope that Conte can achieve the goal," Ranieri said. "(Conte) came without uproar but ...

Everton debacle exposes Manchester City malaise

Big things were expected of Manchester City under first-year manager Pep Guardiola. But the 4-0 loss to Everton dropped it out of the top four. Worse, the defeat exposed a malaise that runs through the team. As for the fiery Spaniard, he looked spent on the sidelines.

China attacks 'irrational' spending with new measures

The Chinese Football Association will take steps to target the "operations and management" of teams in the China Super League and the second-tier China Premier League to reduce "irrational" spending by clubs on transfer fees and player salaries.

Chelsea: Costa is off limits to Chinese clubs

Brazilian-born Diego Costa won't be the latest star to head to China if Chelsea has anything to do with it. BBC Sport reported that Blues owner Roman Abramovich won't bow to interest in the EPL leader's top scorer (14 goals in 19 appearances).

Flick steps down as German federation's sports director

Hansi Flick, Germany national team coach Joachim Loew's assistant from 2006 to 2014 when Germany won the World Cup, stepped down as the German soccer federation's sports director on Monday. The role will be filled on an interim basis by former Germany under-23 coach Horst Hrubesch. Flick said he made the decision so he could spend more time with his ...

Just one goal in two games at African Nations Cup

Cautious play continued at the African Nations Cup as the Monday's two games produced just one goal, scored by Democratic Republic of Congo in its 1-0 win over Morocco.

Van Gaal announces retirement from coaching

Louis van Gaal, who won the Champions League with Ajax and league titles at Ajax, Barcelona and AZ and an FA Cup title at Manchester United, says he has retired from coaching after a 26-year career. Van Gaal, 65, was fired United hours after winning the FA Cup in May 2016.

Premier League clubs dominate Europe profit list

Manchester United, Liverpool, Newcastle United, Real Madrid and Leicester ranked as the five most profitable clubs in Europe for financial year of 2015. The loss-leaders? Inter Milan, AC Milan and Queens Park Rangers.