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23 min ago | MSNBC
Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins teamed to give the Seattle Sounders their fourth U.S. Open Cup title - at the expense of the Philadelphia Union. Dempsey, the U.S. national team captain, scored in the 101st minute on a left-footed blast off Martins' feed.
4 hrs ago | USA Today
Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale took center stage as Real Madrid opened the defense of its Champions League title with a swaggering 5-1 rout of Basel in Group B on Tuesday. Having ended its 12-year wait for a 10th European Cup last season, Madrid started the long road back to the final with a Basel own-goal and strikes by Bale, Ronaldo, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema.
8 hrs ago | Crewe Guardian
Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes the absence of Manchester United from this season's Champions League serves as a warning to all 'big' clubs. United are sitting out the elite competition for the first time since 1995 after a dismal last season in which they finished seventh in the Barclays Premier League and failed to qualify for Europe altogether.
12 hrs ago | Borehamwood and Elstree Times
Alan Hutton has signed a new three-year deal with Aston Villa, completing an amazing U-turn by the club. The right-back had previously been frozen out for two years and had not played under boss Paul Lambert until this season.
13 hrs ago | KMIZ
The Champions League is back -- but do you know who the rising stars of this year's competition are likely to be? CNN asked one of Europe's leading scouting experts, Tor-Kristian Karlsen, to give us his top five young players to watch out for in this season's competition. "Barcelona's attacking midfielder Halilovic, who made his full international debut Croatia at the age of 16, is currently playing for the Catalan club's B side but is expected to make his way into the first team this season.
17 hrs ago | News Shopper
Jose Mourinho expects Eden Hazard to commit his long-term future to Chelsea after revealing the Belgium playmaker is discussing a contract extension. The 23-year-old signed for a reported A 32million from Lille in 2012 and has become an increasingly influential figure in his two years at Stamford Bridge.
STEVEN GERRARD EXCLUSIVE: We're back in the Champions League, we're hungry and we can shock the best in Europe... and let them call Balotelli a nutter if they want, he is one of us now! He's played just 26 minutes for Arsenal in a Capital One Cup tie, but could Wenger be forced to plunge Bellerin, 19, into Champions League clash at Dortmund? Hazard in line to become Chelsea's highest-paid player with new five-year contract worth A 200,000 a week Four-goal thriller as Davies slip saves point for West Ham at Hull after Valencia's 70mph bullet and Diame's goal against old club Yet to be involved in an Arsenal strike this season, and without a goal of his own in 623 minutes... why it's time for off-form Ozil to start repaying his A 42.5m price tag Real Madrid chasing title No 11... but will City, Chelsea, Arsenal or Liverpool triumph in the Champions League this season? Remember me, Louis? ... (more)
The Italy international, a A 16million signing last month, is now the main man up front in the absence of Daniel Sturridge, who is likely to be out for at least another fortnight with a thigh strain. As Liverpool make their return to the Champions League after a five-year absence, the 24-year-old finds himself the side's third most experienced player in Europe's elite club competition.
Arsenal's defensive resources for Tuesday's Champions League clash with Borussia Dortmund are being severely tested after Arsene Wenger ruled out Nacho Monreal and rated Calum Chambers only 50-50. Monreal failed to travel to Germany because of a back problem while Chambers has succumbed to tonsillitis and will be assessed again on Tuesday morning.
The Frenchman has led the side on several occasions this season and has now been chosen by manager Mauricio Pochettino as the permanent successor to fellow central defender Michael Dawson, who joined Hull last month. A post on the club's official Twitter feed read: " Mauricio has announced that Younes Kaboul has been named our new Club captain with Hugo Lloris and Emmanuel Adebayor as vice-captains."
Ahead of Tuesday's opening group games in Europe's biggest club competition, we take you through everything you need to know. Can Real Madrid retain its title? Will Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi break the goalscoring record? Can Jose Mourinho win with a third different club? All will be revealed on June 6 in Berlin, but here's the guide to who, what, where and when -- it's the Champions League and it's back.
Chris Wondolowski's goal in the 66th minute drew the San Jose Earthquakes even with the Los Angeles Galaxy for a 1-1 tie in the final California Clasico of the season on Sunday. Jordan Stewart assisted on the tying score, slotting a pass through a group of Galaxy defenders to find Wondolowski open near the far post.
After a tough week off the field, the NFL got back to playing - and the focus turned to big-name players who were injured all over the league. Robert Griffin III, Jamaal Charles , DeSean Jackson, A.J. Green and Knowshon Moreno all left their games on a busy Sunday for team trainers and medical staffs.
14, 2014. . Manchester United's Radamel Falcao stands on the pitch during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Queens Park Rangers at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday Sept.
When he took over as police chief last year in the St. Louis suburb of Maryland Heights, it didn't take Bill Carson long to see he had a serious diversity problem. Of the department's 79 sworn officers, just one was black and one Hispanic.
Angel di Maria, Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Juan Mata all got on the scoresheet as Van Gaal's team of Galacticos hammered Harry Redknapp's shell-shocked side 4-0 at Old Trafford. Van Gaal gave Radamel Falcao a second-half debut off the bench while Daley Blind and Marcos Rojo made their first starts in the red of United.
Dwayne De Rosario scored in the 89th minute to lift Toronto FC to a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. De Rosario tipped in the tying score from a yard out after Gilberto knocked a header down in front of the goal.
Updated: Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:51 pm
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