• Europa League: Liverpool falls on stoppage-time goal
    Villarreal edged Liverpool, 1-0, on Adrian Lopez's goal in stoppage time to take a slim advantage into next week's second leg of the Europa League semifinals at Anfield. The loss was the Reds' first in 13 Europa League games.
  • Simeone: Atletico at close to its 'best' against Bayern
    Diego Simeone's tactics have been criticized as the opposite of the free-flowing approach taken by his opposing coach, Pep Guardiola, in the Atletico Madrid-Bayern Munich Champions League series, but the Argentine said Atleti came close to its "best version" in its 1-0 win on Wednesday.
  • Tottenham's Alli suspended for rest of EPL season
    Rising England star Dele Alli will miss the rest of the Tottenham season after being banned for three games for punching West Brom's Claudio Yacob in the stomach.
  • Totti awaits word on Roma contract extension
    Francesco Totti should find out soon whether Roma will extend his contract for one more season. The 39-year-old Giallorossi captain is out of contract at the end of the season.
  • Klopp wants to make sure Liverpool comeback doesn't go for naught
    Two weeks after Liverpool beat his former club Borussia Dortmund with one of the most stunning comebacks in European history, Reds manager Jurgen Klopp says the heroics won't mean anything if Liverpool doesn't advance to the Europa league final.
  • FIFA defendant Li wins fight with insurance companies
    Victories have been few and far between for the defendants in the FIFA corruption case winding its way through Federal court in Brooklyn, but Costa Rican Eduardo Li will at least have his legal fees paid for.
  • Liverpool's Sakho won't appeal failed drug test
    French defender Mamadou Sakho won't challenge the results of his failed drug test and is not expected to play for Liverpool again this season. He failed a UEFA test after the Europa League win over Manchester United in March. If his suspension is confirmed, he'll likely miss Euro 2016, where he was expected to contend for a starting job on host France.
  • Simeone suspended for rest of Atletico league season
    Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone will miss the final three games of La Liga season as he was handed a three-game ban after a ball was thrown onto the Vicente Calderon with the seeming intent to break up a Malaga counterattack in Atletico's match last weekend.
  • Five Argentine clubs in Copa Libertadores round of 16
    Defending champion River Plate and four other Argentine teams -- Racing Club, Rosario Central, Boca Juniors and Huracan -- are in the Copa Libertadores round of 16 that got underway on Tuesday. They're joined by four Brazilian teams (Corinthians, Atletico Mineiro, Gremio, Sao Paulo), two Mexican teams (Pumas & Toluca) -- and Nacional (Colombia), Independiente del Valle (Ecuador), Cerro Porteno (Paraguay), Nacional (Uruguay) and Deportivo Tachira (Venezuela).
  • Bayern Munich in talks with Borussia Dortmund over signing Mats Hummels
    Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Bayern has started discussions with Borussia Dortmund to acquire Mats Hummels, a starting central defender on Germany's 2014 World Cup-winning team. Manchester United is among other teams reportedly interested in Hummels, a product of Bayern's youth academy who played one first-team game for Bayern before moving to Dortmund.
  • Tottenham's Dele Alli charged with violent conduct
    Tottenham's Dele Alli, the EPL's PFA Young Player of the Year, faces a retrospective three-game ban that would end his season after being charged by the FA with violent conduct for a punch on West Bromwich Albion's Claudio Yacob during Monday's 1-1 tie. The 20-year-old Alli has 10 goals and nine assists for second-place Tottenham.
  • UCL: Man City and Real Madrid spar to stalemate
    Host Manchester City survived a late onslaught from a Real Madrid team lacking Cristiano Ronaldo to tie the first leg of their Champions League semifinal 0-0. Man City goalkeeper Joe Hart made fine reflex stops on efforts from Casemiro and Pepe, while Jese hit the bar as Real upped the tempo in the latter stages. Ronaldo, who unexpectedly failed a fitness test on his injured thigh, will hope to feature in next week's second leg at the Bernabeu.
  • Police faulted for deaths of 96 in 1989 Hillsborough stadium disaster
    A jury found that the 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed and trampled to death at a 1989 game at Hillsborough Stadium in Sheffield had been "unlawfully killed" and the victims of what proved to be fatal police mistakes, a verdict that represented a long-sought victory for family members who had fought for a full accounting.
  • Bale: Champions League is special to Real Madrid
    Welsh star Gareth Bale says the UEFA Champions League means everything to Real Madrid, winner of the first five European Cups and a record 10 overall.
  • Atletico Madrid, the Leicester of the UCL
    Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis compared his club to Leicester City, having defied the odds and overcome its lack of spending power to reach the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League, where it faces Bayern Munich in the semifinals.