• Chinese Super League outspends Premier League
    Chinese clubs spent $410 million during the country's winter transfer window, outstripping the English Premier League. The 16 Chinese Super League clubs surpassed the $266 million spent by England's 20 top-tier teams in January.
  • Cancer survivor Marco Russ makes comeback in Frankfurt's German Cup win
    After a year on the sidelines battling cancer, Eintracht Frankfurt's Marco Russ returned to first-team action as a last-minute sub in Eintracht Frankfurt's 1-0 German Cup quarterfinal win over Arminia Bielefeld. The 31-year-old was diagnosed with testicular cancer a year ago and underwent two rounds of chemotherapy in his battle to return to full fitness. Russ returned to first-team training at the start of the year and said he told coach Niko Kovac the day before the game that he felt ready for a brief taste of action.
  • Tibetan women's team denied visas to play in Dallas Cup
    Members of a Tibetan women's team were denied visas on to fly to Texas for the Dr Pepper Dallas Cup. The April event is a boys tournament, but the women had been invited as guests and were scheduled to lead a parade at the Cotton Bowl, former Dallas Cup executive director Gordon Jago said.
  • Shakespeare favorite to replace Ranieri at Leicester
    Craig Shakespeare, Leicester City assistant coach since 2011, is the bookmakers' favorite to succeed Claudio Ranieri after taking charge of Monday's impressive 3-1 victory over Liverpool. Shakespeare is now 5-4 favorite ahead of Dutchman Guus Hiddink, former England manager Roy Hodgson and Nigel Pearson, the man who was succeeded by Ranieri.
  • Ibrahimovic proves again he is indispensable at Manchester United
    Will Zlatan Ibrahimovic be back at Old Trafford next season? Who knows? But he has been essential to Manchester United's success, scoring twice to lead it to a 3-2 win over Southampton in a thrilling EFL Cup final.
  • Villarreal president suspicious Real Madrid game was in bag
    Villarreal president Fernando Roig was livid after Real Madrid came back to win, 3-2, on Sunday night and reclaim top spot in La Liga, blaming the match referees.
  • Controversial Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini will quit
    Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini, who made about 40 coaching changes in 15 years (11 in the last two seasons) as the Italian club's owner, is quitting. He said the new president will be a "representative of an Anglo-American fund."
  • Wolfsburg hires back Arsenal academy boss Jonker as head coach
    German club Wolfsburg hired Arsenal academy boss Andries Jonker as its new coach, the third of the season, after the firing of Frenchman Valerien Ismael.
  • Vardy: Leicester City players inspired by 'unfair' criticism
    Leicester City's Jamie Vardy said he and his teammates were "fired up" to prove their critics wrong after they were accused of undercutting fired manager Claudio Ranieiri.
  • FIFA confident about troubled St. Petersburg Arena
    FIFA is confident that the troubled St. Petersburg stadium will be ready for the Confederations Cup in June and July when it will host the opening game and final.
  • Europa League draw: German and Belgian clubs paired in round of 16
    German clubs Schalke and Borussia Moenchengladbach will meet in an all-Bundesliga derby and Gent will face Genk in a battle of Belgian teams in the round of 16 of the Europa League.
  • Pele's son agrees to serve almost 13 years on drug conviction
    Edinho, Pele's son, agreed to turn himself over to police after a court ruled he must serve almost 13 years of a 33-year drug-trafficking sentence, his lawyer told Reuters.
  • Ranieri: 'Dream died' when fired as Leicester City manager
    Claudio Ranieri said his "dream died" when Leicester City fired him as manager on Thursday, nine months after the 5,000-1 shots won the Premier League.
  • Mourinho blames Ranieri firing on 'selfishness of others'
    Manchester United Jose Mourinho, who was fired after leading Chelsea to the 2015 EPL title, showed support for fired Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri by saying his firing was "peanuts compared to Claudio's" and blaming the Foxes' move on the "selfishness of others."
  • Clement wants to keep Makelele at Swansea City
    Swansea City manager Paul Clement wants to extend French assistant Claude Makelele's stay with the Swans after praising the impact the former defensive midfielder has made since joining his coaching staff.