Professional Soccer

Anti-discrimination groups: French soccer head should resign

Sep 10, 2019

French Football Federation president Noël Le Graët has sparked an angry response by urging referees to no longer stop matches when there is homophobic chanting

Clubs leader Agnelli stands by Champions League reform plan

Sep 10, 2019

European soccer clubs' leader Andrea Agnelli still supports a radical but stalled plan to reform the Champions League, and warns some not like the final agreement with UEFA

Ramos equals Casillas record; Spain, Italy win qualifiers

Sep 8, 2019

Sergio Ramos equaled the record for the most appearances for Spain as his team continued its march toward qualifying for the 2020 European Championship by beating Faroe Islands 4-0

Barca crush future Madrid team in preview of women's clasico

Sep 7, 2019

Spain has gotten its first preview of what will become the women's version of the Barcelona vs. Real Madrid clasico

UEFA study praises high speed Liverpool in Champions League

Sep 3, 2019

A UEFA study of the Champions League last season suggests speed was a key to Liverpool's title-winning campaign

Hit by injuries, Barca turns again to youth factory

Sep 2, 2019

Its top scorers hit by injuries, Barcelona has gotten back to basics

Josh Sargent scores brilliant goal as Bremen beats Augsburg

Sep 1, 2019

Josh Sargent scored a brilliant goal on his first Bundesliga start of the season and Yuya Osako grabbed two as Werder Bremen defeated 10-man Augsburg 3-2 on Sunday

Lewandowski extends Bayern contract for 2 years to 2023

Aug 29, 2019

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski has extended his contract with the German club for another two years through June 2023

French league game halted after homophobic banners unfurled

Aug 28, 2019

The French league game between Nice and Marseille was halted for several minutes during the first half after Nice fans unfurled two apparently homophobic banners on Wednesday

Karlsruhe appeals Hamburg loss due to Jatta identity dispute

Aug 26, 2019

Karlsruher SC has become the third second-division club in Germany to appeal the result of a defeat to Hamburger SV because of questions over former refugee Bakery Jatta's identity

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