Latest stories
VAR official removed from Champions League game after Mbappé's late penalty

A video review official has been removed from his Champions League game on Wednesday, one day after having a key role in a disputed decision to award Paris Saint-Germain a stoppage-time penalty for handball against Newcastle which contradicted UEFA's own advice to referees.

The VAR specialist from Poland, Tomasz Kwiatkowski, is no longer listed to work at the Real Sociedad-Salzburg game and has been replaced by a German match official.

W140 Full Story
Barcelona looks to secure return to knockout stage of Champions League

A win against Porto will be enough to put Barcelona back in the knockout rounds of the Champions League after two consecutive group-stage eliminations.

It may not be enough, though, to ease the pressure on coach Xavi Hernández, who has struggled to get his team to play well recently.

W140 Full Story
Guardiola praises late Venables' 'incredible' impact on Barcelona, Spanish soccer

There's a photograph doing the rounds of Pep Guardiola, then a wide-eyed 15-year-old ball boy, looking up to Terry Venables after the grinning English coach had been hoisted onto the shoulders of two Barcelona players at the Camp Nou.

Venables had just guided Barcelona to the European Cup final in 1986, adding to his popularity after leading the Catalan team to its first Spanish league title in 11 years the previous season.

W140 Full Story
Terry Venables, the former England, Tottenham and Barcelona coach, has died at 80

Terry Venables, a charismatic and tactically innovative English soccer coach who led his national team to the European Championship semifinals in 1996 after winning trophies at club level with Barcelona and Tottenham, has died. He was 80.

W140 Full Story
Martínez scores again as leader Inter draws 1-1 at second-place Juventus in Derby d'Italia

Lautaro Martínez scored again but Inter Milan had to be content with a share of the spoils as the Serie A leader drew 1-1 at second-place Juventus on Sunday.

Martínez's 13th league goal of the season canceled out Dušan Vlahović's opener in the Derby d'Italia.

W140 Full Story
Rodrygo scores twice as Real Madrid beats Cadiz 3-0 to provisionally go top in Spain

Rodrygo made the most of his last-minute addition to the Real Madrid lineup, scoring two beautiful goals and setting up another by Jude Bellingham in a 3-0 win against Cadiz that put Madrid at the top of the Spanish league on Sunday.

Rodrygo swiftly went past the Cadiz defenders before hitting the top corner with goals in the 14th and 64th minutes, and then provided the assist in Bellingham's 74th-minute goal.

W140 Full Story
Bucks roar back to beat Blazers, Suns and Magic roll on

The Milwaukee Bucks erased a 26-point deficit to beat Portland 108-102 on Sunday as Phoenix and Orlando stretched their NBA winning streaks to seven games.

W140 Full Story
US qualifies for Copa América despite 2-1 loss at Trinidad

Sergiño Dest lost his composure in a needless dispute with the referee, getting a pair of yellow cards for dissent in a 30-second span that endangered the United States' berth in next year's Copa América.

Trinidad won 2-1 on Monday night in Port-of-Spain, overcoming a deficit by scoring twice after Dest's 39th-minute ejection left the U.S. a man short. The Americans held on to win the total-goals series 4-2 and earn spots in the 16-nation Copa América and the CONCACAF Nations League semifinals.

W140 Full Story
Italy qualifies for Euro 2024, avoids playoffs

Italy earned some redemption by qualifying for next year's European Championship on Monday, while Slovenia and the Czech Republic also secured their spots.

Czech coach Jaroslav Šilhavý resigned shortly after the final whistle against Moldova.

W140 Full Story
Busy 2024 looms for Messi and Inter Miami, club is figuring out how to make it work

Inter Miami is putting together its preseason schedule, one that will likely have somewhere between four and six games early next year. There's a 34-game Major League football season. There'll be appearances in the Leagues Cup, the U.S. Open Cup and the CONCACAF Champions Cup.

Oh, and there's national team duties for some players, too.

W140 Full Story