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Manchester City fan ‘in critical condition in hospital’ following alleged attack after Champions League win at Schalke

A Manchester City fan is ‘in a critical condition’ following an alleged assault after Wednesday’s Champions League win over Schalke. The Premier League club announced on Thursday afternoon that staff have stayed in Germany to support the fan, who is being treated in hospital. A statement read: “Manchester City are aware of an alleged assault […]
TalkSport - 21.02.2019 15:37

Millwall charged by Football Association for ‘rather be a P*** than a Scouse’ racist chanting during FA Cup win over Everton

Millwall have been charged by the Football Association after some fans allegedly used racist language during their FA Cup victory over Everton in January. There were a series of incidents before and during the cup tie on January 26th at The Den with Millwall and Everton supporters clashing in the streets before the match, leaving […]
TalkSport - 21.02.2019 15:00

Bruno Genesio has given Lyon their pride back but could lose his job

Bruno Genesio has hit several highs in his time at Lyon, but the lows have stuck in the minds of many fans. Of the managers left in the Champions League, Bruno Genesio is surely the only one with an uncertain future. Genesio is out of contract at Lyon at the end of the season and has no idea if he will be offered new terms. On Tuesday night, after Lyon drew 0-0 with Barcelona in their round-of-16 first leg, Jean-Michel Aulas, the club's chairman, insisted that a decision would be made before the end of March. Lyon sit third in Ligue 1, they are still very much capable of knocking out Barca and reaching...
ESPN - 21.02.2019 13:05

Arsenal cruise past BATE Borisov to advance in Europa League

Arsenal BATE Borisov 3 0 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 3 - 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » GameCast Lineups and Stats Arsenal cruised past Belorussian side BATE Borisov 3-0 in Europa League action on Thursday night to advance to the round of 16. The win at Emirates stadium ensured a 3-1 aggregate victory for the Gunners, who lost the first leg to the Belorussian side last week.  Arsenal took the lead inside four minutes when Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's right-wing cross was deflected into his own net by defender Zakhar Volkov. Arsenal had little trouble with BATE Borisov and are now into the round of 16 of the Europa League. Moments later, BATE almost netted a vital away goal, but Stephan Lichtsteiner was...
ESPN - 21.02.2019 12:49

Liga MX W2W4: Cruz Azul under pressure vs. Veracruz, Vucetich returns to Queretaro

Cruz Azul are staggering in 2019 and have declined since they reached the Apertura final. A game vs. Veracruz should be a great tonic for what ails them. Round eight of the 2019 Clausura is almost upon us with one new face on the manager's bench and other head coaches under fire. Here are three things to watch out for this weekend: Can Veracruz provide a reprieve for struggling Cruz Azul? When things are looking bad, a game against Veracruz is about as good as it gets for a Liga MX side. And for Cruz Azul, things have gradually declined since that final Apertura loss in December to Mexico City rival Club America. There are different ways to measure...
ESPN - 21.02.2019 10:18

Manchester United's FA Cup draw makes Man City reschedule more complicated - sources

Manchester City's quest for the quadruple continues on Sunday at Wembley as Pep Guardiola's side take on Chelsea in the Carabao Cup final. Despite victory, Pep Guardiola does not believe his Manchester City side are ready to fight for Champions League honours. 10-man Manchester City left Germany with a 3-2 victory over Schalke, while Atletico Madrid took down fancied Juventus at the Wanda Metropolitano. The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command. Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera secured Man United's place in the FA Cup quarterfinals as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side knocked out 2018 winners Chelsea. Manchester United's FA Cup quarterfinal pairing with Wolverhampton Wanderers has complicated plans to re-schedule the Old Trafford derby against Manchester City for the first week of April, sources have told ESPN FC. U...
ESPN - 21.02.2019 09:02

Liverpool's Klopp fined �45,000 for referee comments in West Ham draw

180 minutes of football produced two goalless draws in the Champions League round of 16, meaning it is still all to play for. Jurgen Klopp failed to get one over on former foe Bayern Munich as Liverpool were held to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their second round Champions League tie at Anfield. The English Football Association have fined Jurgen Klopp £45,000 for comments he made about referee Kevin Friend after Liverpool's match at West Ham United earlier this month. The Liverpool manager admitted to breaching Rule E3(1) by making comments that "questioned the integrity of the match referee and/or implied bias" following the 1-1 draw. 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's Serie A, Major League Soccer, UEFA Nations League and English FA Cup. | ESPN+ schedule Welcome to the 2018 FC 100 ESPN FC's expert...
ESPN - 21.02.2019 08:51

Tottenham's Kane has been ready to play for 10 days - Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino speaks about Harry Kane's recovery from injury, but stresses he's not ahead of schedule just yet. Tottenham looked comfortable in their 3-0 rout of Borussia Dortmund, as Real Madrid stole a late away win against the Dutch side. The FC panel answer your tweets on Tottenham's trophy chances this season, where Mauricio Pochettino ranks among the top Prem managers and more. ESPN FC's Bundesliga correspondent Raf Honigstein explains where it all went wrong for Dortmund in the second half against Tottenham. Craig Burley and the ESPN FC crew credit Tottenham for taking the game to Dortmund in the second half of their 3-0 win at Wembley. Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino said Harry Kane has been raring to go for 10 days and is pushing to make his return from injury at Burnley on Saturday. Kane was initially expected to be out of action until March after suffering ankle ligament damage against Manche...
ESPN - 21.02.2019 08:22

Chelsea rout Malmo to secure spot in Europa League last 16

Chelsea Malmo FF 3 0 FT Leg 2Aggregate: 5 - 1 Game Details Live football odds with bet365. Bet Now » Highlights GameCast Lineups and Stats Chelsea used a strong second-half performance to get a 3-0 win over Malmo FF (5-1 on aggregate) and advance to Europa League's round of 16. Thursday's win at Stamford Bridge provides a bit of relief for beleaguered boss Maurizio Sarri, whose side had been knocked out of the FA Cup earlier this week by Manchester United. Malmo nearly grabbed an early lead in the 11th minute when Markus Rosenberg neatly turned on the edge of the box, only for his shot to go wide of the Chelsea net. Chelsea grew more...
ESPN - 21.02.2019 02:54

Ronaldo taunts Atletico Madrid: 'I have five Champions Leagues and Atletico has zero'

The FC crew answer your tweets on the repercussions if Juventus are knocked out of the UCL by Atleti, the video replays used by VAR and more. Following Atletico Madrid's opener, ESPN FC's Craig Burley and Alejandro Moreno saw a Juventus side that appeared 'flustered and rattled.' Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo left the Wanda Metropolitano stadium after his team's 2-0 defeat at Atletico Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 first leg reminding everyone that he's captured the European title five times while Atletico have yet to win it.  Ronaldo did not stop to speak to the media but as he departed the mixed zone he turned to reporters and said, showing one of his hands: "I have five Champions League and Atletico has zero. I have five, Atletico zero." =� #DirectoGol =� El mensaje de @Cristiano al abandonar el Metropolitano:� "Tengo cinco Champions y el @Atleti cero" pic.twitter.com/Xi8tghOkeu&...
ESPN - 20.02.2019 12:55

David Gallop rules out inquiry into Alen Stajcic's sacking: 'There won't be a review of the decision'

Alen Stajcic has described the personal and professional impact of the saga over his dismissal as Matildas head coach. Speaking to the media for the first time since being axed as Matildas head coach, Stajcic says he remains in the dark about the reasons for his dismissal. Football Federation Australia boss David Gallop said on Thursday there will be no inquiry into the shock dismissal of Alen Stajcic as coach of the Australian women's football team. Stajcic was sacked last month after a meeting with Gallop, with the governing body citing a "poor culture" around the team for his removal, which followed an internal survey of players and staff and a supplementary review by a women's rights group. Ante Milicic was confirmed on Monday as the new coach for the Matildas...
ESPN - 20.02.2019 08:08

Transfer Talk: Manchester United to raid Barcelona for Luis Suarez?

The crew debate on whether Manchester United interim manger Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done enough to win the job, or if Mauricio Pochettino will be next in command. The transfer window for Europe's biggest clubs is closed, but click here for all the deals and keep track of who has joined the big boys. Transfer Talk will continue to scour the world's media and set correspondents loose to see what's on the agenda for the summer. United in shock move for Suarez? No, it's not April 1. Manchester United are being linked with a move to sign Luis Suarez from Barcelona, according to reports from Diario Gol (via the Manchester Evening News). Transfers How a transfer works With help from former Tottenham and Liverpool director of football Damien Comolli, we show you a step-by-step guide to a transfer. What's a medical like? Can a 44-year-old man cut it in the Premier League? Our writer suffers -- and suffers some more -- through a medical at Everton. Watch live...
ESPN - 20.02.2019 05:14

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The Last Time... With Daniel Evans

Daniel Evans on Wednesday advanced to his third tour-level quarter-final, defeating 2018 Next Gen ATP Finals alternate Lloyd Harris 6-0, 6-2 at the Delray Beach Open presented by VITACOST.com. The Brit has won four matches this week after coming through qualifying. “Still a lot of tennis left this week and hopefully [I'll] keep going," said Evans before speaking of the windy Florida conditions. "I’m moving really well, I think. It’s just the way it is. I’m moving great and the wind actually suits my game quite well. It’s difficult to hit off the slice as well. I feel I’m playing good." Evans will play Italian Andreas Seppi for a spot in his third ATP Tour semi-final, as he is trying to stay undefeated (2-0) in the last eight at this level. The World No. 148, who upset defending champion Frances Tiafoe in the first round, has never faced Seppi. “He’s a great player," Evans said. "I love the way he plays. It’s going to be good fun.&rd...
ATP - 21.02.2019 00:47

Djere Stuns Former Champion Thiem In Rio

Before Tuesday, Serbian Laslo Djere didn't have a win on clay this season or a Top 10 win for his career. Now he has both. The 23-year-old, No. 90 in the ATP Rankings, routed No. 8 Dominic Thiem 6-3, 6-3 at the Rio Open presented by Claro. “It was a great day. The biggest win in my career so I'm really happy right now... I hit the ball really well. He played a bit worse than normally I think, to be honest. But I had a great day. I felt the ball really well, hitting well from the baseline and then attacking well when it was time for that,” Djere said. “This is my favourite surface. So I know that I can play great tennis on clay.” Soak it in 🌧️ Laslo Djere stuns #RioOpen top seed Dominic Thiem 6-3 6-3 to earn the first Top 10 scalp of his career and his first clay court win of the season. pic.twitter.com/yp1wYfhbtQ — Tennis TV (@TennisTV) February 20, 2019 The 6'2” right-hander broke the top-seeded Thiem five times and benefitted from five doub...
ATP - 20.02.2019 02:46

UPDATE 2-WTA Premier, Dubai (Women) Women's Singles Seeds Progress

Feb 19 (OPTA) - Seeds Progress from the WTA Premier, Dubai (Women) Women's Singles matches on Monday .. Seeds .. Seed Round Rslt Opponent Score 1 Naomi Osaka (JPN) 2nd to play Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) (start 15:00) 1st won (Bye) 2 Petra Kvitova (CZE) 2nd to play Katerina Siniakova (CZE) (start 07:00) 1st won (Bye) 3 Simona Halep (R
Reuters - 19.02.2019 01:00