Monday, February 19, 2018

Messi ban for verbally abusing referee lifted on appeal

Barcelona superstar and Argentine international, Lionel Messi, has won an appeal against his four-match ban by FIFA for verbally abusing a referee after Argentina's...

Francesco Totti to retire, serve as Roma director

After a 25-year career as the face of Italy's capital, AS Roma legend, Francesco Totti, will retire at the end of the 2016/17 season. The...

Joey Barton handed 18-month ban for betting

Burnley midfielder, Joey Barton, has been slapped with an 18-month ban from football after accepting a betting charge by England's Football Association. The former Newcastle...

Monchi named Roma sporting director

Much-coveted former sporting director of Sevilla, Ramón Rodriguez Verdejo, more commonly known as Monchi, has been hired by AS Roma to fill the same position. The Italian...

Dortmund-Monaco Champions league tie postponed following explosions

Tuesday's scheduled first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal between Borussia Dortmund and Monaco has been postponed after a series of explosions near...

Sadio Mané ruled out of Liverpool run-in

Liverpool have been dealt a potentially big blow in their pursuit of Champions League football as forward, Sadio Mané, has been ruled out for...

Naby Keita released from hospital after circulatory collapse

Highly-touted RB Leipzig midfielder, Naby Keita, has been released from hospital and is said to be in good spirits after suffering a circulatory collapse...

Craig Shakespeare named Leicester manager for rest of the season

After leading struggling English Premier League champions, Leicester City, to a pair of important home wins against Liverpool to ease their relegation fears, Craig...

Xabi Alonso announces retirement

One of the best midfielders of his generation, Xabi Alonso, is calling time on his prestigious career at season's end. The 35-year-old Bayern Munich star...

Zlatan handed three-match ban for elbow

Manchester United striker, Zlatan Ibrahimović, has been handed a three-match ban after accepting his violent conduct charge following his elbow on AFC Bournemouth defender,...

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