Mir nets another brace to lead Huesca out of Liga zone

Barcelona: Rafa Mir scored his second consecutive brace to lead Huesca to a 3-1 win over Elche, helping to lift his side out of the Spanish league relegation zone. Huesca, which…

Barcelona nets late winner, cuts Atl tico’s lead to 1 point

Madrid: A late winner by Ousmane Demb l gave Barcelona control of its own fate in the race for the Spanish league title. Demb l scored in the 90th minute on…

Valencia walks off field in racism protest; Atl tico loses

Madrid: On a day dominated by Valencia saying it felt threatened into resuming its interrupted game after an alleged racial insult, Atl tico Madrid risked seeing its once-comfortable Spanish league lead…

Qualifiers: Ronaldo scores, Belgium and Dutch earn big routs

Madrid: Belgium and the Netherlands scored 15 goals combined in big routs in World Cup qualifying, while Portugal got one from Cristiano Ronaldo in its victory against a Luxembourg team that…

English 2nd-tier clubs secure more than $160M in funding

London: England’s second-tier Championship secured a funding package worth more than 160 million that will enable clubs to meet their tax liabilities amid a downturn in revenues during the pandemic. There…

Mexico beats US 1-0 in men’ Olympic soccer qualifying

Guadalajara (Mexico): Uriel Antuna scored following a sloppy giveaway by Sebastian Soto in the 45th minute, and Mexico beat the United States 1-0 at Guadalajara in qualifying for the men’s Olympic…

Lukaku allowed to leave Italy and join Belgium teammates

Brussels: Inter Milan striker Romelu Lukaku has been given permission to leave Italy and join his Belgium teammates after returning a negative test for COVID-19 ahead of upcoming World Cup qualifying…

Mbappe scores 2 as PSG beats Lyon 4-2 to top French league

Paris: Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-2 at title rival Lyon to move top of the French league on goal difference. Second-place Lille lost 2-1 at home to…

Draw at Chelsea shows why Man U’S title bid has fallen away

London: An unexpected but burgeoning title challenge for Manchester United has fallen apart in just a few weeks. A 0-0 draw with Chelsea on Sunday was drab but consequential. It was…

Man United, Spurs win big in relocated Europa League games

Berlin: Bruno Fernandes scored twice as Manchester United took a big step toward the last 16 of the Europa League with a 4-0 “away” win over Spanish team Real Sociedad in…

Chelsea, Southampton reach FA Cup quarterfinals

London: Tammy Abraham put Chelsea into the FA Cup quarterfinals by scoring the second-half winner in a 1-0 victory over second-tier club Barnsley, which missed several chances to stage an upset.…

American Platek family buys Italian Serie A club Spezia

Spezia: Spezia became the fifth Serie A club under American ownership when it was bought by the Platek family on Thursday. American investor Robert Platek and his family, who are from…

Sevilla beat Barcelona 2-0 in first leg of Copa del Ray semifinal

NEW DELHI: In the opening leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final clash, a brilliant individual effort from Jules Kounde and a second-half goal from Ivan Rakitic helped Sevilla in…

FA Cup results: Manchester City on record winning run, Everton beats Spurs 5-4

NEW DELHI: One of the most relentless schedules in the history of English soccer hasn’t stopped Manchester City from putting together a record-setting run of wins. It’s 15 straight victories…

Liverpool loses at Southampton 1-0 to extend blip in EPL

Southampton: Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl slumped to the ground, pulled down the bill of his cap, and wept after another big win for his team in the English Premier League. On…

Djokovic, Federer, Nadal, Tiafoe win ATP awards for 2020

London: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Frances Tiafoe were among the winners of the ATP’s top awards for 2020. Djokovic was the year-end No. 1 for a record-equaling…

Athletic Bilbao spoils Huesca’s fun week by 2-0 in La Liga

Bilbao: Athletic Bilbao spoiled Huesca’s party by 2-0 and sent the Aragonese club to the bottom of the Spanish league. Athletic was being shaded at home on Friday until the 86th…

I needed more time and was not given at Manchester United, says Jose Mourinho

DECEMBER: Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho has said that he felt that his former club Manchester United did not give him enough time to put his project together as a…

ISL: Odisha target revival of fortunes against Bengaluru

Bambolim: Struggling Odisha FC will look to arrest their slide in the Indian Super League when they face a formidable Bengaluru FC at the GMC Stadium here on Thursday. The…

Pandemic sees Everton report record losses of $185 million

Liverpool: English Premier League club Everton announced record losses of 140 million pounds ( 185 million) after feeling a heavy financial impact from the pandemic. The club’s deficit is considerably worse…