• Hull City gets out of EPL basement
    Ross Barkley scored a late equalizer for Everton in its 2-2 tie with Hull City, whose point was enough to get it out of the English Premier League cellar, ahead of Swansea City.
  • Welsh club breaks world record with 27th win in a row
    The New Saints have broken a 44-year-old world record for the longest winning streak in top-flight competition. Their 2-0 win at Cefn Druids in the Welsh Premier League was their 27th in a row in all competitions -- one more than Johan Cruyff's Ajax in 1971-72. TNS have won all 21 Welsh Premier League games, four in two Welsh cups and two in the Scottish Challenge Cup, in which they were invited to play this season. Their last defeat was in July when they were beaten, 3-0, by APOEL Nicosia of Cyprus in a UEFA Champions League qualifier.
  • Prandelli quits struggling Valencia after 10 games
    Italian Cesare Prandelli quit as Valencia coach after just 10 games in charge. A seven-game unbeaten streak dropped the Spanish club to just above the La Liga relegation zone, ahead of Sporting Gijon on the basis of its head-to-head record.
  • Nasri investigated for immunity IV drip treatment at Drip Doctors
    Sevilla midfielder Samir Nasri may wish he never tweeted about getting an immunity IV drip treatment while on vacation in Los Angeles.
  • Juventus on verge of signing Rincon from Genoa
    Venezuela international Tomas Rincon is set to join Juventus on a $2.1 million loan from Genoa with an option to make the move permanent next summer.
  • Augsburg removes Baum's interim tag
    Augsburg have given interim head coach Manuel Baum "a long-term contract" after it picked up four points in two games following the decision to fire Dirk Schuster earlier in December.
  • Official: Tevez joins Shanghai Shenhua -- details very sketchy
    Carlos Tevez has joined Shanghai Shenhua from his boyhood Argentine club Boca Juniors, the Chinese Super League confirmed on Thursday. Reports of the transfer fee and salary vary widely.
  • Malaga makes Romero surprise head coaching hire
    Uruguayan assistant Marcelo Romero has been promoted to head coach at Spanish club Malaga, replacing Juande Ramos, who left by mutual agreement on Tuesday.
  • Report: Gascoigne hospitalized after hotel fracas
    Paul Gascoigne was involved in a fracas in a London hotel, several witnesses said, and taken to hospital after sustaining a head injury. A witness said Gascoigne, who has faced a long struggle with alcoholism, was kicked down the stairs after an altercation with another guest.
  • Juan Sebastian Veron comes out of retirement
    Former Argentina captain Juan Sebastian Veron, the 41-year-old who last played in 2014, has an 18-month contract with Estudiantes, the club he's been serving as chairman. Veron, whose clubs included Parma, Lazio and Manchester United, will turn out for Estudiantes in the Argentine league and the Copa Libertadores.
  • Welshmen Giggs and Coleman leading candidates for Swansea job
    Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs and Wales national team coach Chris Coleman are the leading candidates for the Swansea City managerial job that became available when Bob Bradley was sacked on Tuesday. The Swans hope to name a successor by Monday.
  • Will La Volpe be around for America's Clausura campaign?
    There is no break for Club America and Tigres after the final of Mexico's Torneo Apertura ended on Christmas Day. The Torneo Clausura begins on Jan. 6 and there is now some doubt whether America coach Ricardo La Volpe, still seeking his first domestic league title since 1993, will still be in charge after his team's dramatic loss on Sunday's second leg.
  • Liverpool thumps Stoke, trails Chelsea by six points
    Liverpool is in second place, six points behind EPL leader Chelsea and one point ahead of third-place Manchester City, after a 4-1 win over Stoke that keeps Liverpool unbeaten at home this season. Liverpool, which faces Man City on New Year's Day, responded to Jon Walters' 12th minute goal with strikes by Adam Lallana, Roberto Firmino and Daniel Sturridge, in addition to a Giannelli Imbula own goal.
  • Liverpool forward Firmino charged with drunk driving
    Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino has been charged with driving under the influence after being stopped by police on Christmas Eve in the city center and arrested. Firmino will appear at Liverpool City magistrates court on Jan. 31.
  • Human error led to Chapecoense plane crash
    Errors by the pilot, the Bolivian-based airline and Bolivian regulators are to blame for the plane crash in Colombia that killed 71 people last month, including most of Brazil's Chapecoense soccer team, Colombia aviation authorities announced. The planecrashed on a wooded hillside near Medellin because the pilot failed to refuel en route and did not report engine failures caused by the lack of fuel until it was too late, officials said.
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