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Rangers defeat Celtic on penalties to reach final Scottish Cup

Rangers defeat Celtic on penalties to reach final Scottish Cup

GLASGOW, Scotland  ●  Rangers went through to the William Hill Scottish Cup final with a 5-4 sudden-death penalty shoot-out victory over Celtic at a breathless Hampden Park. Former Celtic striker Kenny Miller opened the scoring for the Light Blues in the 16th minute of a first half bossed by the Championship winners. Hoops substitute Erik […]

Italy’s Marchisio may miss Euro’s

Italy’s Marchisio may miss Euro’s

TURIN, Italy ● Italy midfielder Claudio Marchisio could miss the European Championship after injuring his knee while playing for Juventus. Marchisio was stretchered off in the 15th minute in visible pain after making a tackle. Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri says ”we’re worried he has torn his cruciate ligament … we hope that’s not the case, […]

Montpellier one step closer to safety

Montpellier one step closer to safety

MONTPELLIER, France ● Montpellier boosted its hopes of remaining in the top flight next season after beating Nantes 2-0 in the French league on Sunday. With four rounds remaining, the southern club is now six points above the relegation zone. Montpellier, the last club to take the French title before Paris Saint-Germain’s four straight wins, […]

Chinese to take over AC Milan

MILAN, Italy ● A Chinese consortium with big ambitions for AC Milan should complete a takeover of the seven-time European champions within six to eight weeks, a broker acting for both parties said in reports Saturday. Former Italy Prime Minister Berlusconi has reportedly turned his attention away from Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol, with whom he […]

Injury scare Chicarito

Injury scare Chicarito

LEVERKUSEN, Germany   ●   Bayer 04 Leverkusen face an anxious wait to find out the extent of an injury suffered by leading goalscorer Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Eintracht Frankfurt. The Mexico international was attended to on the pitch by the Bayer physio after appearing to overstretch a knee 21 minutes […]

Martinez confronted by fan after Southampton game

Martinez confronted by fan after Southampton game

LIVERPOOL, England ● A disgruntled Everton fan confronted manager Roberto Martinez on the field after a 1-1 draw with Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday. Within eight second-half minutes, Everton defender Ramiro Funes Mori scored and then missed a tackle that allowed Southampton striker Sadio Mane to equalize. Discontent at Everton’s underachievement has been […]

NWSL and Fox Sports renew telecast agreement

Chicago, Ill ● The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) and FOX Sports announced today a one-year agreement to telecast six NWSL games for the second consecutive season in 2016. FS1 will air three regular-season matches and all three games of the NWSL Playoffs, which includes the semifinals and final, as part of the agreement. All […]

Abby Wambach pleads guilty to DUI

Abby Wambach pleads guilty to DUI

PORTLAND, Oregon ● Court records show U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of intoxicants Tuesday afternoon in a county courtroom in Portland. The Oregonian reports the plea means Wambach could see her charges dismissed within a year by enrolling in a diversion program available to first-time offenders. A Multnomah […]

China wants their ‘Dragons’ to fly high

BEIJING, China  •  China’s perennially low-ranked football team will be one of the world’s greatest by 2050, the government vowed in a plan released by China’s top economic planning body. The 14-page plan outlined a multi-decade vision to vault Team Dragon – currently ranked 81st in the world by Fifa – into the elite and […]