The Breakdown: FC Dallas vs Seattle Sounders and Grand Canyon University

It's day one of FC Dallas' spring camp in Tucson Arizona and your Huntsmen scheduled a doubleheader against the Seattle Sounders and Grand Canyon University.  The Sounders game, as part of the Mobile Mini Sun Cup, took place in the Kino North Stadium. The scrimmage against Grand Canyon University, coached by ex-SMU and ex-FCD head coach Schellas Hyndman, took place immediately afterward on the training field next door. FCD came away with two wins on the day: 2-1 against Seattle and 2-0 against Grand Canyon. Since FCD is still building toward 90-minute game fitness, the starters against Seattle played just over 75 minutes and then a second XI took over to finish the last 25. This second XI started
Yahoo - 17.02.2019 03:15

Sanchez admits worry amid struggles with Manchester United

Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez admitted having failed to bring more joy to the Premier League club and their fans has left him worried. Sanchez has struggled for form and fitness since arriving from rivals Arsenal in January last year, with the 30-year-old scoring just five goals as a United player. Caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he cannot help Sanchez after the former Barcelona star's disappointing performance in Tuesday's 2-0 first-leg loss to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.
Yahoo - 17.02.2019 02:50

Real Madrid-Girona LaLiga 2019 Match Preview, Injuries/Suspensions, Potential XIs, Prediction

Real Madrid will return to action at the Bernabéu Sunday after playing the last three matches on the road across all competitions. The last LaLiga match was El Derbi, where Real defeated Atlético 3-1 at the Wanda Metropolitano. Real are on a five-match win streak in LaLiga currently. Real played Girona twice towards the end of January already during the Copa del Rey, defeating them both times. Real also won over Girona in LaLiga in the first month of the season at the Montilivi. With Atlético winning over Vallecano earlier on Saturday, Real are back in 3rd. With a win, however, they will be back in 2nd by a point lead. Not only do Real have this chance to jump back up in the standings with a
Yahoo - 17.02.2019 02:20

TFC expecting a real battle against Panamanian Los Vikingos

Toronto FC head coach Greg Vanney is hoping that his club takes no prisoners when they clash with Los Vikingos in opening-round CONCACAF Champions League play on Tuesday night. Los Vikingos is the nickname of Club Atletico Independiente de la Chorrera, a team that won the right to play in the Champions League this season by capturing the Panamanian Football League title in 2018. And though TFC have to be considered heavy favourites in the round-of-16 series, Vanney also understands that it's always a challenge to face any Central American club on their home soil. Or in this case, home artificial turf. “I've been to Panama once (with the U.S. national team),” said Toronto forward Terrence Boyd.
Yahoo - 17.02.2019 01:47

Hugo Lloris insists Son Heung-min is in the best form of his career

Hugo Lloris believes Tottenham forward Son Heung-min is enjoying the best form of his career and is now having 'big impact in the big games'. Son has carried the goalscoring burden for Mauricio Pochettino's side in the absence of the injured Harry Kane and has netted 13 goals in his last 16 appearances in all competitions, with strikes in each of his last four outings - all victories for Tottenham. The South Korea international opened the scoring in Tottenham's 3-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Champions League knockout clash to help Spurs put one foot into the quarter-final. 'Sonny has been very consistent in the past few seasons and he is improving individually his
Yahoo - 17.02.2019 00:19

Piatek at the double as AC Milan beat Atalanta

Feb 16 (Reuters) - Two goals from Krzysztof Piatek helped AC Milan come from behind to beat Atalanta 3-1 away in Serie A and move four points clear in fourth place on Saturday. Piatek cancelled out Remo Freuler´s first-half opener with goals either side of halftime to take his tally at Milan to six in five games since joining from Genoa in January, with Hakan Calhanoglu also finding the net. The result could prove significant in the Champions League race with just one point having separated the sides going into the game. Milan have opened up a four-point lead over Atalanta as well as over Lazio and Roma, who face Genoa and Bologna respectively over the next two days. With 42 points, Gennaro Gattuso´s
Yahoo - 16.02.2019 23:23

AFC Wimbledon 0-1 Millwall: Lions reach FA Cup quarter-finals for second time in three years

Millwall advanced to the FA Cup quarter-finals for the second time in three years thanks to Murray Wallace’s early goal in a 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon. Wallace was the match winner for the second successive cup game after he followed up his injury-time strike against Everton in the fourth-round with a fifth-minute header at […]
TalkSport - 16.02.2019 17:57

Phil Foden scores twice as Man City avoid Newport County banana skin

Newport County Manchester City 1 4 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Phil Foden and Manchester City put an end to Newport County's FA Cup run, beating the League Two side at Rodney Parade to reach the quarterfinals. Manchester City were given a scare by League Two side Newport County but second-half goals from Leroy Sane, Phil Foden (2) and Riyad Mahrez set up a 4-1 win and a place in the FA Cup quarterfinals. Newport almost took a shock lead in the 14th minute when a long throw into the box was flicked on and Tyreeq Bakinson looked certainly to score, only for Ederson to superbly get across his goal and palm the header away. Six minutes later City got another scare, again from a long throw, as ...
ESPN - 16.02.2019 12:22

Mario Balotelli scores again as Marseille ease past SC Amiens

Marseille SC Amiens 2 0 FT Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Mario Balotelli has a laugh with teammate Florian Thauvin, who pulled up limping on Marseille's opening goal, after Balotelli scored the second. Mario Balotelli scored again as Marseille beat Amiens 2-0 to move up to fourth place in Ligue 1. Balotelli, who joined Marseille on a free transfer from Nice last month having not found the back of the net all season, had come off the bench to score on his debut in a 2-1 defeat to Lille three weeks ago and bagged another in midweek as Marseille won at Dijon. The Italy international then made it three goals in four appearances on Saturday when he scored his side's second goal against Amiens in the...
ESPN - 16.02.2019 10:57

Veteran Ashley Cole strikes but Derby go out of FA Cup at Brighton

Ashley Cole brings Derby within a goal against Brighton after this late strike in the FA Cup fifth round. Ashley Cole brings Derby within a goal against Brighton after this late strike in the FA Cup fifth round. Ashley Cole's goal on his Derby debut wouldn't be enough for Frank Lampard's side as Brighton progress to the FA Cup quarterfinals. Ashley Cole's goal on his Derby debut wouldn't be enough for Frank Lampard's side as Brighton progress to the FA Cup quarterfinals. Brighton advanced to the FA Cup quarterfinals with a 2-1 home win over Derby, for whom substitute Ashley Cole, making his debut, pulled a goal back late on. Chris Hughton's side took a 2-0 half-time lead through Anthony Knockaert and Jurgen Locadia but had to endure an anxious finale after former Arsenal and Chelsea star Cole, a seven-time FA Cup winner, headed in with just under 10 minutes remaining. Yves Bissouma and Alireza Jahanbakhsh combined to set up...
ESPN - 16.02.2019 08:59

Thomas, Scott lead at rainy Genesis Open

Justin Thomas and Adam Scott were tied for the lead at 10-under par in the second round of the PGA Tour’s Genesis Open on Friday when play was suspended at Riviera due to another day of heavy rain.
Reuters - 16.02.2019 06:07

Barcelona aren't team 'we want to be' after tough Valladolid win - Pique

Lionel Messi made just one of his two penatly opportunities, but that was all Barcelona needed to secure three points at Estadio José Zorrilla. Although Barcelona claimed yet another victory, Alejandro Moreno explains how a better team than Real Valladolid can give them big problems ahead. The guys respond to your tweets about the state of Newport County's pitch, which number 9 Barcelona should sign, potential rule changes and more. BARCELONA -- Gerard Pique said Barcelona were not the team they want to be after labouring to a 1-0 victory over Real Valladolid in La Liga on Saturday. Lionel Messi's first-half penalty -- his 30th goal in all competitions this season -- was the difference between the two sides at Camp Nou as Barca returned to winning ways after three draws in a row. Editors' Picks Watch on ESPN networks in the U.S. ESPN+ is America's home for a host of professional soccer leagues from around the world, highlighted by Italy...
ESPN - 16.02.2019 04:16


Opelka Edges Isner In Record-Breaking New York SF

Reilly Opelka displayed unwavering mental toughness and big hitting under pressure on Saturday at the New York Open. The 21-year-old American saved six match points in the second-set tie-break to edge top seed John Isner 6-7(10), 7-6(14), 7-6(4) and reach his first ATP Tour final. "I didn't put too much stress on myself. It's not the end of the world if I lose. I thought John served unbelievably well, but he's the greatest server of all time, so that's what I expected," said Opelka. "I felt like I was scrapping well and neutralising the ball well." Isner and Opelka broke the ATP Tour record for combined aces in a three-set match (81), with 43 aces for Opelka and 38 for Isner. They shattered the previous record set by Nick Kyrgios and Ryan Harrison (71) this past month in Brisbane, with 44 aces for Kyrgios and 27 for Harrison. Opelka improves his FedEx ATP Head2Head against Isner to 2-1 and has won their past two matches, including a first-round victory at this year’s Australian O...
ATP - 17.02.2019 04:09

Rojer & Tecau Battle Into Rotterdam Final

Jean-Julien Rojer and Horia Tecau are back to top form at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament. After losing their first three matches of 2019, they reached the final in Rotterdam on Saturday by outlasting Rajeev Ram and Joe Salisbury 3-6, 6-2, 10-7. Awaiting them in the championship match are Jeremy Chardy and Henri Kontinen, who also rallied from a set down to defeat fourth seeds Marcel Granollers and Nikola Mektic 6-7(3), 6-4, 10-6. Shortly after completing their grueling singles semi-final at the Argentina Open, Diego Schwartzman and Dominic Thiem returned to Court Guillermo Vilas and recorded a 6-4, 3-6, 10-6 semi-final win over Spaniards Jaume Munar and Albert Ramos-Vinolas. They’ll play top seeds Maximo Gonzalez and Horacio Zeballos of Argentina for the title. Thiem and Schwartzman are both looking for their first ATP Tour doubles title. At the New York Open, German pair Kevin Krawietz and Andreas Mies reached their first ATP Tour final by defeating fourth seeds Robert Li...
ATP - 17.02.2019 02:59

Cecchinato Cruises Past Pella To Reach Buenos Aires Final

Marco Cecchinato advanced to his third ATP Tour final on Saturday, defeating Guido Pella 6-4, 6-2 at the Argentina Open. The third-seeded Italian, who captured clay-court titles in Budapest and Umag last year, won 71 per cent of service points (37/52) and did not face a break point en route to victory after 69 minutes. Cecchinato improves to 5-4 this season after beating Pella for the second time in as many FedEx ATP Head2Head meetings. Last week, Pella reached his fourth tour-level championship match at the inaugural Cordoba Open (l. to Londero). Cecchinato will face defending champion Dominic Thiem, in a repeat of last year's Roland Garros semi-final, or home favourite Diego Schwartzman for the title. The Italian trails top-seeded Thiem 0-1 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series and has never contested a tour-level match against Schwartzman. Did You Know? Cecchinato entered this year's Argentina Open with a 0-3 tournament record.
ATP - 16.02.2019 20:16

Confident Wawrinka Beats Shapovalov In Rotterdam

Stan Wawrinka overcame a second-set comeback on Friday to beat 10th-seeded #NextGenATP Canadian Denis Shapovalov 6-4, 7-6(4) for a place in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament semi-finals. Wawrinka, the 2015 Rotterdam champion (d. Berdych), awaits the winner of top-seeded Japanese Kei Nishikori, winner of the Brisbane International title (d. Medvedev) last month, or Marton Fucsovics of Hungary. The Swiss leads Nishikori 5-4 in their FedEx ATP Head2Head series and leads Fucsovics 2-1 overall. Shapovalov recovered from 15/40 in his second service game, but Wawrinka finally gained the break with a trademark backhand winner to take a 5-4 advantage. Shapovalov struck a backhand into the net to end the 31-minute first set. Two double faults from Shapovalov handed Wawrinka the first game of the second set and at 1-3 another double fault — one of seven in the match — put the Canadian on the back foot. But a clever drop shot in the sixth game signalled a resurgence and terrif...
ATP - 15.02.2019 21:16

Americans Have Mixed Day In New York

American Reilly Opelka keeps checking off the milestones to start 2019. Last month, he earned his first Grand Slam win, upsetting No. 10 John Isner in four sets at the Australian Open. On Thursday, Opelka advanced to his third ATP Tour quarter-final at the New York Open. The 6'11” Opelka was leading Uzbekistan's Denis Istomin 6-7(8), 7-6(6), 1-0 when the 32-year-old retired (leg). Opelka hit 32 aces and won 95 per cent of his first-serve points (56/59) in the abbreviated match. [ALSO LIKE] The 21-year-old will try to reach his second tour-level semi-final (Atlanta 2016) when he faces Spain's Guillermo Garcia-Lopez, who beat Aussie John Millman 7-6(4), 1-6, 6-4 to reach his first ATP Tour quarter-final of the year. The two other Americans in singles action had a mixed day at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Long Island. Sixth seed Sam Querrey had no trouble with Moldova's Radu Albot, winning 6-3, 6-4. The 2018 finalist landed almost 75 per cent of his first serves and nev...
ATP - 15.02.2019 05:19

Schwartzman Advances; Thiem Scores Perfect 10 In Buenos Aires

That losing feeling at the Argentina Open? Dominic Thiem still doesn't know it. The top seed stayed perfect in Buenos Aires on Thursday, winning his 10th consecutive match at the Argentina Open 6-4, 6-4 against Germany's Maximilian Marterer. Thiem has won two titles in the Argentine capital and will face six-time ATP Tour clay-court titlist Pablo Cuevas for a place in the semi-finals. [ALSO LIKE] The Uruguayan executed some perfection as well, winning all four break points against fifth seed Joao Sousa of Portugal to advance 6-4, 7-5. Thiem and Cuevas have faced off four times, including three on clay. Thiem won two of their three clay-court FedEx ATP Head2Head matchups. On Thursday, the Austrian was playing his first match in nearly a month, since 17 January, when he retired against #NextGenATP Aussie Alexei Popyrin in the second round of the Australian Open. But the 25-year-old showed few signs of rust on the South American clay. Thiem broke in the ninth game of the opener, and...
ATP - 15.02.2019 01:33