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Former Portsmouth owner sentenced to five years jail time for stealing £5M from wife

In 2009, Sulaiman Al Fahim stole five million pounds from his wife to help fund his purchase of the English soccer club, Portsmouth.On Thursday, he received his sentence.“The man who owned Portsmouth for six weeks during an ill-fated spell in 2009 has been sentenced to five years in a United Arab Emirates jail for stealing £5m from his wife to fund the purchase,” the BBC reported...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Champions League Round of 16 preview

After a two-month lull in play, the Champions League is set to resume this week with four matches scheduled. We’ve reached the Round of 16, where the teams will play the familiar home-and-away format in matches that were determined by a random draw in December. Let’s take a closer look at which teams will gain the upper hand in the first of two matches, with the second game set for...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Blocked shots and long balls: Dyche-Ball battles for place in Europe

It was easy to overlook Burnley’s 2-0 win over Swansea last November. Not only was it a seemingly cut and dry match between two sides predicted to fight relegation, it also landed on the same day as the North London derby. And the 2-0 score line would otherwise be nondescript except that it represents Sean Dyche’s sides biggest margin of victory this season. They finished the day...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

'I cry often and I cry alone' - Buffon benefits from his emotional side

Gianluigi Buffon admits he finds it helpful to shed tears - but football is not the reason behind him showing his emotions.
Via Sporting News
23 hours ago

New England Revolution 2018 season preview: Roster, projected lineup, schedule, national TV and more

New coach Brad Friedel looks to turn things around at Gillette Stadium after back-to-back seasons missing the playoffs
Via Sporting News
1 day ago

Hendo: Milner has mentioned his assist record!

James Milner hasn’t been shy of reminding his Liverpool teammates that he is the top The post Hendo: Milner has mentioned his assist record! appeared first on TheSoccerDaily.com.
Via The Soccer Daily
17 hours ago

Can Man City smash the Premier League points and goals records?

City won't end the season unbeaten as the Arsenal Invincibles did, but they have a lot of records to target. Manchester City are being hailed as one of the greatest Premier League sides of all-time even before Pep Guardiola has landed his first title in England. City have the most points of any side after 27 games (72, from W23, D3, L1) and have the opportunity to write their name...
Via ESPN
16 hours ago

Chelsea's Gary Cahill wishes Ryan Mason well after retirement decision

Chelsea defender Gary Cahill expressed his well wishes to former Hull City midfielder Ryan Mason, who was forced to
Via ESPN
16 hours ago

Wellington 2-1 Perth: Late winner seals victory for Wellington

A late own-goal secured all three-points for the Phoenix as they claimed a 2-1 win over Perth Glory.
Via ESPN
15 hours ago

Man United's Romelu Lukaku wants Anderlecht return later in career

Craig Burley breaks down the latest transfer rumours, all of which combine for big potential changes on Manchester United's back line. The FC crew examine Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United amid reports of a rift with Jose Mourinho and interest from Real Madrid. Romelu Lukaku has expressed his desire to rejoin Anderlecht after his time with Manchester United comes...
Via ESPN
15 hours ago

Perth Glory defend Diego Castro after penalty shocker vs. Wellington Phoenix

A late own-goal secured all three-points for the Phoenix as they claimed a 2-1 win over Perth Glory. Diego Castro's penalty spot shocker against Wellington Phoenix didn't cost the Spaniard any sort of tongue-lashing from his Perth Glory coach Kenny Lowe. With the game on the line, Castro produced one of the more feeble efforts from the spot in A-League history. His Panenka penalty...
Via ESPN
15 hours ago

Wellington Phoenix beat Perth Glory in A-League thriller

Roy Krishna was the returning Phoenix hero and Diego Castro the Perth villain on Saturday in a dramatic 2-1 A-League win for the hosts in
Via ESPN
15 hours ago

Olivier Giroud excited to score first Chelsea goal in victory over Hull

Olivier Giroud said he was relieved to score his first goal since joining Chelsea in the fifth-round FA Cup victory over Hull
Via ESPN
15 hours ago

Spurs' Harry Kane has doppelganger in chubby Teesside bin man

Wisdom says that everyone has a doppelganger somewhere in the world -- though Harry Kane doesn't have to look very far to find a slightly, erm, larger version of him. Paul Foden, from Eston, in the northeast of England, has been embracing the comparisons for years, going so far as to refer to himself as "Chubby Harry Kane" on Twitter. The 28-year-old bin man, a passionate Middlesbrough...
Via ESPN
14 hours ago

Man United's Paul Pogba to miss Huddersfield game through illness

The FC crew examine Paul Pogba's future at Manchester United amid reports of a rift with Jose Mourinho and interest from Real Madrid. The ESPN FC panel welcome in French correspondent Julien Laurens to sort out the latest report alleging Paul Pogba regrets his return to Manchester United. With the return of the FA Cup this weekend, Paul Mariner and Mark Donaldson...
Via ESPN
13 hours ago

Adelaide 2-2 Central Coast: 10-man Adelaide find late equaliser

Despite losing a man early, Adelaide came back from two goals down to salvage a draw against Central Coast Mariners.
Via ESPN
13 hours ago

Juventus' Federico Bernardeschi celebrates birthday with massive cake

There are birthday cakes, and then there are birthday cakes. Federico Bernardeschi certainly found the right one when celebrating his 24th birthday on Friday, posing with a three-tiered, appropriately striped black-and-white cake -- one topped off by cupcakes, a pair of ceramic bulldogs and, naturally, a trio of fireworks. "Happy birthday to me!" Bernardeschi wrote, preferring to...
Via ESPN
13 hours ago

Paulo Dybala set for Juventus return against Torino

Paulo Dybala has scored 14 goals in Serie A this season. Paulo Dybala is back in contention for Juventus as they prepare to take on local rivals Torino on Sunday. The striker has not played since Jan. 6 because of a hamstring problem but has returned to full training and could feature. "Having Paulo back is very important and means we can raise our level of quality that much more...
Via ESPN
13 hours ago

Lionel Messi better than 'world-class' Eden Hazard - Thomas Vermaelen

The ESPN FC panel explain why they doubt the Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona will be another classic. The ESPN FC panel explain why they doubt the Champions League tie between Chelsea and Barcelona will be another classic. Thomas Vermaelen said Chelsea's Eden Hazard is "world-class" and that he shares similarities with Lionel Messi, but suggested his Barcelona...
Via ESPN
12 hours ago

Nigerian Clasico: Kano Pillars vs. Enyimba preview

With four league titles in the last decade, Kano Pillars surely stand as Nigeria's dominant club of the last 10 years, even if they've gone three years without a title. This year, however, their fortunes look set to change, with Sai Masu Gida boasting a formidable squad and a 100-percent record at home. However, that excellent form - they've won all four games in front of their own...
Via ESPN
12 hours ago

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane hints at exit: 'There is a lot of fatigue'

Cristiano Ronaldo made history by scoring his 100th goal for Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League. From being one down to the Parisians, Real Madrid won a penalty which was driven in powerfully by the Portuguese striker. He also became the first player ever to score in the first seven games of a Champions League season. Watch the goal as history was rewritten by CR7 from this...
Via ESPN
12 hours ago

Arsenal set for 2019 Uganda visit

Premier League giants Arsenal are set to tour Uganda in June 2019 as part of a sports tourism project, according to National Council of Sports Chairman Bosco Onyik. The NCS chief has confirmed that a deal has been finalised which will see the Gunners offering coaching support to Ugandan coaches and invest in training facilities in the East African nation. "We went to London last...
Via ESPN
11 hours ago

Evans & Barry start for West Brom after taxi incident in Barcelona

Jonny Evans and Gareth Barry, two of four West Brom players interviewed by police in Barcelona, will start the FA Cup tie against Southampton.
Via BBC Sport
11 hours ago

Russian government shielded doping players - ex-lab director Rodchenkov

FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks to ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti about his hopes of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups being able to change any negative perceptions of both Russia and Qatar. Russian football players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up. Outlining...
Via ESPN
12 hours ago

Arjen Robben's Bayern Munich considering MLS, China or Qatar move

Jupp Heynckes candidly explains why he was absent from the bench for Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Schalke last Saturday. Jupp Heynckes is confident Manuel Neuer will be back and ready to play for Germany at the 2018 World Cup. Bayern Munich restored their 18-point lead atop the Bundesliga with a 2-1 win over Schalke, thanks to goals from Robert Lewandowski and Thomas...
Via ESPN
12 hours ago
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