• Klopp bemoans Liverpool's brutal holiday schedule
    Liverpool is scheduled to play Arsenal on Christmas Eve, the first top-flight game in 22 years to be held on Dec. 24. Even worse for the Reds, that means four games in nine games, prompting manager Jurgen Klopp to call the holiday schedule "possibly the worst you can get."
  • FIFA bans Dele Alli for next England game for giving the finger
    England midfielder Dele Alli will miss Thursday's World Cup qualifier at home to Slovenia after being suspended for giving the finger during the World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.
  • El Salvador first division goes rogue
    El Salvador's first division clubs are boycotting their federation (FESFUT), putting plans for the friendly against Canada on Oct. 8 up in the air. Of the 20 players Colombian coach Eduardo Lara called up, 13 play for five first division clubs.
  • Jack Warner loses claim in extradition fight
    It's been 28 months since Jack Warner was indicted in the FIFA corruption scandal that rocked soccer. The former Concacaf president is still in his native Trinidad & Tobago, but that could end as he lost a key court battle over extradition proceedings.
  • Report: Aguero in car accident -- out two months with broken rib
    Argentine star Sergio Aguero was in a car accident late Thursday night, suffering a broken rib that will keep him out two months. He was taking a taxi to Amsterdam airport for a flight to return to England, where he places for Manchester City, when the taxi hit a pole. He was in the Netherlands to attend a concert by Colombian singer Maluma.
  • WCQ: No Martial in French squad
    Anthony Martial, who had a role in all four goals scored by Manchester United in its 4-1 win over CSKA Moscow in Wednesday's Champions League game, is not in France's squad for its final two World Cup qualifiers. By contrast, Dimitri Payet and Moussa Sissoko were recalled. Also back is Real Madrid's Raphael Varane.
  • Manchester City's Mendy on loan to 'Injury FC'
    Manchester City's new left back, Frenchman Benjamin Mendy, ruptured his ACL in the 5-0 Premier League win over Crystal Palace on Saturday. The extent of his layoff won't be known until after he has surgery on Friday, but he posted on social media, "Bad news guys. I will be joining Injury FC on loan for a couple months with ruptured ACL but will be back soon and stronger hopefully."
  • England: Southgate throws shade on some of his own selections
    A spate of injuries has forced England coach Gareth Southgate to include several players who "do not deserve to be there," given their lack of playing time, for the World Cup qualifiers against Slovenia and Lithuania.
  • English Women's Super League clubs must go full-time next season
    New requirements will make all clubs in the English Women's Super League full-time clubs, beginning in the 2018-19 season. The league, which kicked off a new fall-spring format last weekend, currently has 10 teams. The top-tier could have 8-14 teams next season.
  • Post rescues Carter-Vickers in Sheffield United win
    Cameron Carter-Vickers, on loan from Tottenham, started again for Sheffield United in its 2-0 win over Wolves that moved the Blades into second place in the League Championship, but CCV endured some nervy moments in the back.
  • PSG-Bayern: Money talks
    The gulf between Bayern Munich and Paris St. Germain was exposed on Wednesday as the star-studded French club rolled to a 3-0 win. The stars were big money signings Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, not with their goals but their brilliant setup work for Dani Alves and Edinson Cavani to put PSG ahead, 2-0, after a half an hour.
  • UCL: Harry Kane hits a hat trick in Spurs win
    Harry Kane scored a hat trick on Tottenham's first three shots of the game in a 3-0 win over Apoel Nicosia. Kane now has six hat tricks in 2017 and five goals in the Champions League this season.
  • UCL: Real Madrid downs Borussia Dortmund
    Christian Pulisic was a 76th minute sub as Borussia Dortmund fell, 3-1, at home to Real Madrid in Group H UEFA Champions League play. Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice after Gareth Bale gave Real Madrid an 18th minute lead.
  • Uruguay leagues to return to action after ref assault prompted cancellation
    The Uruguayan federation (AUF), which canceled all Sunday games including five first division matches in the wake of an assault on referees at a U-19 game, plans to resume play next weekend. Arrests were made following the incident, and a lawyer representing the referees' union said: "This is not new. We've seen this kind of violence in the lower divisions. But this is the straw that broke the camel's back."The Uruguayan federation (AUF), which canceled all Sunday games including five first division matches in the wake of an assault on referees at a U-19 game, plans to resume play next ...
  • Neymar OKed for clash with Bayern
    Neymar, who missed Paris St. Germain's 0-0 Ligue 1 tie at Montpellier on Saturday with a foot injury, has been included in PSG's squad for Wednesday's UEFA Champions League game against Bayern Munich. Neymar and Edinson Cavani are likely to start alongside Kylian Mbappe in a 4-3-3 formation.
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