Sunderland sacked Adam Johnson on Thursday after the former England winger pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl and one count of grooming....
Cardiff City's Malaysian owner Vincent Tan has tried to fire up his struggling players with a bizarre pep talk urging them to be more like ugly men walking round with beautiful wives....
They both hold dual nationality but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala can expect thousands of fellow Argentinians to be glued to their sets Saturday when Juventus host Napoli in a top-of-the-table clash in Italy's Serie A....
An Argentine footballer lost four toes when his team bus crashed in Venezuela after playing a qualifying match in the Copa Libertadores regional club tournament, officials said....
England /
Premier League
West Ham's highly-rated midfielder Dimitri Payet has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League club confirmed on Thursday....
English Premier League title contenders Arsenal will face the Major League Soccer All-Stars on July 28 at San Jose, California, the North American league announced Thursday....
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson will miss Saturday's Premier League home game with Manchester United due to his ongoing under-age sex case, manager Sam Allardyce said on Thursday....
Spain /
Primera División
Lionel Messi returned to training with Barcelona on Thursday after receiving treatment for kidney stones which affected his participation in December's Club World Cup....
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak signed a one-year extension that will keep him under contract in the Spanish capital until 2021, the club announced on Tuesday....
Germany /
Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen will be without Mexican striker Javier Hernandez for this weekend's Bundesliga match at Darmstadt with a torn buttock muscle, his club announced on Wednesday....
Germany international and Schalke captain Benedikt Hoewedes has shown some faith in the Royal Blues by signing a three-year contract extension until 2020, it was announced on Wednesday....
Italy /
Serie A
A top-of-the-table clash between champions Juventus and leaders Napoli has seen its first casualty 48 hours ahead of kick-off after match referee Nicola Rizzoli pulled out injured on Thursday....
While they pore over the minutiae of what is required to win the Serie A title, there is probably little separating Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri and Juventus counterpart Massimiliano Allegri....
France /
Ligue 1
Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi looks set to become the latest footballer to swap Europe for China after the French champions said talks with Hebei China Fortune were progressing....
Paris St-Germain said Thursday that coach Laurent Blanc has extended his contract until 2018, giving him a free rein for the tough Champions League campaign ahead....
/
Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc insisted Saturday that negotiations with the Ligue 1 giants over a contract extension were advancing and were not linked to success in the Champions League....
Manuel Pellegrini has warned the Football Association that he will select an under-strength Manchester City team for their FA Cup tie against Chelsea unless the English game's governing body bow to his scheduling demands....
Football
West Ham's highly-rated midfielder Dimitri Payet has signed a new long-term contract, the Premier League club confirmed on Thursday....
English Premier League title contenders Arsenal will face the Major League Soccer All-Stars on July 28 at San Jose, California, the North American league announced Thursday....
Paris Saint-Germain forward Ezequiel Lavezzi looks set to become the latest footballer to swap Europe for China after the French champions said talks with Hebei China Fortune were progressing....
Sunderland winger Adam Johnson will miss Saturday's Premier League home game with Manchester United due to his ongoing under-age sex case, manager Sam Allardyce said on Thursday....
Stoke City's Spanish striker Bojan Krkic has signed a new four-and-a-half-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Thursday....
FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali bin al Hussein condemned the tactics of his main election rivals on Thursday, raising ethical questions about their efforts to secure block support from regional football confederations....
Sunderland sacked Adam Johnson on Thursday after the former England winger pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl and one count of grooming....
Cardiff City's Malaysian owner Vincent Tan has tried to fire up his struggling players with a bizarre pep talk urging them to be more like ugly men walking round with beautiful wives....
They both hold dual nationality but Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala can expect thousands of fellow Argentinians to be glued to their sets Saturday when Juventus host Napoli in a top-of-the-table clash in Italy's Serie A....
An Argentine footballer lost four toes when his team bus crashed in Venezuela after playing a qualifying match in the Copa Libertadores regional club tournament, officials said....