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November 1, 2017 11:37 PM Ederson, Stones, Otamendi, Sterling all rate 9/10 in Man City win at Napoli

This was a historic performance from Manchester City and not just because of Sergio Aguero breaking the club's all-time scoring record. This may well go down in the future as the night City confirmed their status as proper contenders for football's greatest title. Pushed and tested to the limit by a Napoli side that had plenty of guile, City came through 280

November 1, 2017 9:56 PM Aguero makes history as Man City earn famous European win at Napoli

NAPLES, Italy -- Here are three quick thoughts after Manchester City reached the round of 16 in the Champions League with a 4-2 group-stage win at Napoli on Wednesday. Sergio Aguero became Manchester City's greatest ever goalscorer as Pep Guardiola's side secured a place in the Champions League knockout round with a fantastic win at Serie A leaders Napoli 293

October 31, 2017 9:47 PM Stephan El Shaarawy, Roma expose Chelsea's worsening defence... again

ROME -- Three thoughts on Roma's 3-0 win over Chelsea at the Stadio Olimpico in the UEFA Champions League. When these two teams played out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago, Antonio Conte admitted that Chelsea had never controlled proceedings despite taking -- and then surrendering -- a 2-0 lead. Fortunes were reversed at Stadio 39

October 31, 2017 9:38 PM Roma Top Group After Thrashing Chelsea

UEFA Champions League Report: Roma v Chelsea 31 October 2017 A brace from Stephan El-Shaarawy and a goal by Diego Perotti guided Roma to an emphatic 3-0 victory over Chelsea. Chelsea had a chance just seconds into the game when Perdo Rodrigues was through on goal but the pacey forward stumbled before he could get his shot away. Roma countered well after 50

October 30, 2017 3:01 AM Real Madrid lose in troubled Catalonia

GIRONA – Real Madrid suffered a backlash on the field rather than from an expected hostile atmosphere amid political turmoil in Catalonia as they slumped to a shock 2-1 defeat at Girona on Sunday. Goals from Cristhian Stuani and Portu in four second-half minutes cancelled out Isco's opener for Madrid as Real fell eight points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona 42

October 29, 2017 2:32 AM Martial leaves it late to sink Spurs

"Both sides were trying to win, and that's what I like to see," Mourinho said. "Maybe we got a bit lucky in the end, they had a good chance just before we scored, but in the whole match, I think we produced more chances to win than they did. "We showed great focus, concentration and desire, and we were playing a quality team. When it went into the last few minutes 37

October 28, 2017 8:24 PM England steamroll Spain to lift maiden U-17 World Cup title

KOLKATA: England rallied brilliantly to wipe out a two-goal deficit and steamroll Spain 5-2 in a thrilling final to annex their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup title here on Saturday. Phillip Foden -- later adjudged the golden ball winner for his superb display -- struck a brace (69th and 88th minutes), and Rhian Brewster (44th), Morgan Gibbs-White (58th) and Marc Guehi 42

October 25, 2017 1:06 PM Zimbabwe's grim hospital wards fuel outrage toward WHO

Harare - An emergency tray at a public hospital in Zimbabwe stands empty, for medical supplies have run out - one example why President Robert Mugabe's brief appointment as WHO "goodwill ambassador" provoked such outrage. Under Mugabe's rule, life expectancy in Zimbabwe dived from 61 in 1985 to just 44 in 2002, before recovering to 60 today, due largely 47

October 24, 2017 8:52 PM Jesse Lingard on the double as Manchester United ease into next round of Carabao Cup

Jesse Lingard's first United brace secured a routine 2-0 win as the competition holders made safe progress into the quarter-finals. It was just what United needed after the shock of their first Premier League defeat of the season at Huddersfield on Saturday. But Swansea, just as they had been in losing 4-0 to United at the Liberty Stadium in August 45

October 24, 2017 5:07 AM Ronaldo eyes more FIFA success

London - Cristiano Ronaldo has set his sights on a "lucky seventh" piece of FIFA silverware after collecting his fifth Men's Player of the Year award on Monday. Ronaldo's Real Madrid side, who won both La Liga and the Champions League last season, dominated the 2017 Best FIFA football awards at a star-studded ceremony in London on Monday. The Portuguese 53