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Five-star Real rout Basel
Real Madrid opened the defence of their Champions League title with a 5-1 mauling of Basel in Group B at the Santiago Bernabeu. Nearly four months on from securing La Decima in Lisbon, the record winners showed glimpses of their brilliant best and, after an own-goal from Marek Suchy got the ball rolling, Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo and James Rodrguez all found the target in seven first-half minutes.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Editor's Notes: Chivas USA, Darren Eales and Congress
Sometimes after a few years of college you lose direction and need to step away from school to make some tough choices about which path is the right one. Chivas USA is taking a mid-college break, a year to find a little direction.
Angel di Maria and Alexis Sanchez have brought pace to the Premier...
New boys Falcao and Blind head out to Chinese restaurant Wing's after flying start to United careers... as Daley's famous dad Danny tags along and RVP takes Dutch pal Kluivert for a spring roll, too Shearer: Newcastle just don't look like scoring or keeping clean sheets and that's a recipe for disaster at any level Calm down Chelsea fans... Only twice in the past decade have the top team after four games gone on to win the Premier League Rooney up to third in all-time scorers list! United striker nets his 175th league goal to draw level with Henry in Premier League scoring chart Louis' little Angel! Di Maria steals the show on Old Trafford debut as A 150m Gaal-acticos gel at once to seal Dutchman's first victory My first United goal was NOT a fluke... I've been practising free-kicks, insists Di Maria 'I want to be a legend at this club': Falcao insists he is staying for long haul... but ... (more)
Sat Sep 13, 2014
1 goal, 3 dribbles, 104 touches - Spurs midfielder shines v Sunderland
The question of who Tottenham Hotspur's best buy when Gareth Bale left the club was seems to get easier and easier. Indeed, the more time passes, the more it appears that Christian Eriksen is easily Spurs' most talented player - and the more it appears Erik Lamela is not quite ready to make his mark.
Enforced Changes Leave Liverpool Looking Flat and Missing Key Players
Liverpool suffered their second defeat of the season as they lost 1-0 to Aston Villa at Anfield on Saturday. Gabriel Agbonlahor's scrappy goal from a corner on nine minutes proved the only goal of the game, with Liverpool lacking creative spark or attacking energy.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
This ex-Tottenham striker taught Gareth Bale what he knows, says teammate
LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes has been reveling in the advice of club captain and ex- Tottenham Hotspur front man Robbie Keane , during what's been a hugely impressive breakout MLS season. LA Galaxy striker Gyasi Zardes has hailed the role teammate Robbie Keane has played in his development during his breakout season.
Butler: London, Manchester, Liverpool BPL roads paved with gold
Through the 1980's, fueled primarily by booming property prices, a wealth creation culture permeated through English society and politics. Harry Enfield, that era's Ricky Gervais, was on high parody notice.
Real Madrid bought me to win them La Decima - Bale
The Wales star says he had nothing to prove to the club after his world-record move and is determined to retain the Champions League Gareth Bale feels Real Madrid were willing to spend 100 million to sign him as they believed he could help win them La Decima. The Wales international joined from Tottenham for a world-record fee and played a pivotal role as Madrid claimed their 10th European title, in addition to the Copa del Rey.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Former Spurs star Gareth Bale: This team will win the Premier League
The former Tottenham Hotspur man - and current Champions League holder - has cast his vote on who will win the title this season. The results are in - and the world's most expensive footballer has had his say on the world's most money-driven league.
Charles Sale: Real Madrid and Wales had Gareth Bale agreement
Manchester United's best XI? After six new signings and A 150m spent, our reporters pick the team to solve Van Gaal's puzzle 'How have Arsenal got Welbeck for A 16m? I can't work it out': Neville attacks Man United's transfer policy after Gunners swoop for England star on deadline day Carry on spending! Woodward admits Van Gaal can sign more in January... Liverpool sold A 50,000 worth of Balotelli shirts on the day the A 16m man signed, reveals CEO Ayre What ever happened to Gael Kakuta? Wonderkid dubbed the 'black Zidane' has been loaned out six times and hasn't kicked a ball for Chelsea in nearly FOUR YEARS He played 303 Premier League games... but do you recognise the star now paying A 3 a game to play for Welsh village team? Mata could leave Man United for Juventus in A 24m January deal... just a year after moving to Old Trafford Barthez's Luzenac dream is over after tiny French side ... (more)
Tottenham exec Eales named MLS Atlanta...
Darren Eales, executive director of English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur, was named Wednesday as president of Major League Soccer's Atlanta expansion team which is set for its' maiden campaign in 2017. The 42-year-old Englishman, the Ivy League Player of the Year in 1994 as a forward at Brown University, will serve in a transition period with Spurs until joining the US club later this year.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Andorra 1-2 Wales: Gareth Bale nets superb double to spare Welsh blushes
The Real Madrid star netted a tremendous free-kick with 10 minutes remaining to hand Chris Coleman's side victory having embarrassingly fallen behind Andorra, ranked 199th in the world, had looked on course for their first-ever point in European Championship qualifying until the Real Madrid superstar fired home a brilliant free-kick with nine minutes to go. But the Football Association of Wales could find themselves in bother with UEFA after fans pushed over an advertising hording to get on the pitch and celebrate the winner.
Bale brace spares Wales' blushes
Gareth Bale saved Wales from severe embarrassment in Andorra as Chris Coleman's side began their Euro 2016 campaign with a nervous 2-1 victory. Andorra, ranked 199th in the world and without a goal in competitive football for four years, stunned Wales inside five minutes when they were awarded a controversial penalty.
Spurs handed boost as star defender's agent reveals contract talks are going well
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen could be set to stay at White Hart Lane after his agent revealed contract talks are going well. Compared to the spending spree overseen by manager Andre Villas-Boas last summer, it's been a relatively quiet summer for Spurs .
Premier League: Jan Vertonghen close to agreeing new Tottenham deal
Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen is close to agreeing a new contract after 'positive' talks with the club, his agent has told Sky Sports. The 27-year-old Belgium international, who has four years remaining on his current deal, has held preliminary discussions via his representative and hopes to put pen to paper as soon as possible.
MOTD pundit predicts departed Tottenham star to score twice tonight
Robbie Savage predicts Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale to score twice for Wales against Andorra in their Euro 2016 qualifier tonight. Robbie Savage has backed Wales to kick off their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign with a 3-0 victory over Andorra tonight.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Arsenal news and transfers: Adrien Rabiot emerges as January target for Roma?
Arsene Wenger's men have started the new campaign with one win and two draws and the Frenchman will be eager for his side to prove their title credentials Aaron Ramsey says the World Cup success of his Arsenal teammates has given him extra motivation to end Wales' painful wait to reach a major tournament. While the midfielder watched this summer's showpiece in Brazil on TV, Gunners colleagues Per Mertesacker, Mesut Ozil and Lukas Podolski lifted football's biggest prize.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
Pitch not an issue for Wales - Bale
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale has promised Wales will forget the Andorra 3G pitch controversy when they start their Euro 2016 campaign in the Pyrenees on Tuesday night. Andorra's artificial surface was only cleared to stage the opening Group B match last Wednesday after UEFA had ordered a series of inspections with previous tests showing the ball rolled too fast on the pitch.
Continental Breakfast: Gareth Bale set for central midfield role at ...
Gareth Bale will be moved into a new central midfield role as Carlo Ancelotti attempts to find a winning formula his new team of galacticos. Bale has been playing as part of a front three alongside Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo since his world record transfer from Tottenham last summer.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Has possession football reduced Spurs' attacking threat?
Louis East looks at whether Tottenham Hotspur 's change of playing style over the past few years has reduced their threat in the final third. 'The Spurs Way'.