Soccer

Pep: Aguero meant no harm by touching ref

Pep Guardiola has reiterated his defence of Sergio Aguero while the striker continues to receive condemnation for touching an official. ... Continue Reading

Miami clinches playoff spot with Higuain brace

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USWNT's Horan: Not 'proud' of time with Thorns

USWNT player Lindsey Horan said it was hard to feel proud of her time with the Portland Thorns after reading the Yates report. ... Continue Reading

No Real Madrid clause in Haaland contract - Pep

Man City boss Pep Guardiola dismissed reports that Erling Haaland has a clause in his contract allowing him to join Real Madrid for a lower fee. ... Continue Reading

Messi sets UCL record but PSG held by Benfica

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Haaland scores 2 more as City crush Copenhagen

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Auba nets again as Chelsea cruise past Milan

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Sevilla fire manager Lopetegui after poor start

Sevilla have sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui after just one win in 10 games this season, the LaLiga club announced. ... Continue Reading

Portland dismiss two execs following Yates report

Portland Thorns owner Merritt Paulson and Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler are stepping away from decision-making roles with their NWSL clubs. ... Continue Reading

Sources: Atletico, Barca end Griezmann impasse

Atletico Madrid have agreed a deal with Barcelona to sign Antoine Griezmann on a permanent basis, multiple sources have told ESPN. ... Continue Reading

Chelsea frontline coming together, gives Potter a key Champions League win over AC Milan

Graham Potter enjoyed his first Champions League victory with Chelsea, but more importantly, it keeps them in the mix for the knockout stages. ... Continue Reading

Yates NWSL report fallout and reaction: what the players say, who's been fired and what's next

The fallout continues over NWSL abuse allegations: sponsors call out clubs, two high-ranking executives are fired, players express shock and more. ... Continue Reading

Why is Casemiro not first choice at Man United?

Casemiro is a world-class midfielder but is yet to start a league game for his new club. Why are Manchester United keeping him on the bench? ... Continue Reading

Madrid made to work for nervy Shakhtar win

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A-League Men 2022-23 kit ranking: Which club's home jerseys are this season's best?

Now that all the A-League teams have unveiled their kits ahead of Friday's season start, ESPN has ranked every home jersey from 12 to 1. ... Continue Reading

Ten Hag: Ronaldo annoyed when he doesn't play

Erik ten Hag has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo is happy at Manchester United, despite concerns he could leave in January after a lack of game time. ... Continue Reading

Ukraine joins Spain and Portugal's 2030 WC bid

Ukraine has joined Spain and Portugal in their bid to host the 2030 FIFA World Cup, the Spanish and Portuguese Federations said on Wednesday. ... Continue Reading

Xabi Alonso appointed Bayer Leverkusen boss

Bayer Leverkusen have fired coach Gerardo Seoane and replaced with him with Xabi Alonso. ... Continue Reading

Nunez on Liverpool struggles: 'Difficult to adapt'

Liverpool striker Darwin Nunez said he has found it "difficult to adapt" to the Premier League following his move from Benfica in the summer. ... Continue Reading

Fergie, Mourinho quotes make English dictionary

Classic quotes from Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho have made the latest update of the Oxford English Dictionary. ... Continue Reading