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September 22, 2017 4:24 PM Ronaldo, Neymar, Messi nominees for FIFA prize for 3rd year

LONDON (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Neymar are the contenders for FIFA's top player award for the third straight year. The nominations were announced in London on Friday, with Ronaldo favored to join Messi as a five-time winner. The prizes will be handed out at the London Palladium theater on Oct. 23. While Ronaldo won the Spanish league 15

September 22, 2017 6:30 AM Barcelona selling Neymar “a bad decision” – Rakitic

Barcelona midfielder, Ivan Rakitic, has said it was a “bad decision” for the club to sanction the record-breaking €222million sale of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain. The La Liga giants hardly had a choice, after Neymar made it clear he was ready to leave and PSG stumped up the cash to trigger his release clause. Barca have already spent part of the money 18

September 20, 2017 8:55 AM Rumours: Neymar demands Paris Saint-Germain sell Cavani in January, Mourinho wants Sanchez at Man Utd

Neymar has demanded PSG sell forward and fan favourite Edinson Cavani, after their public on-pitch spat over set-piece and penalty taking duties. (Sport via Daily Mail) Manchester City star Gabriel Jesus is set to be rewarded with a bumper new contract worth a reported £150,000 a week. (Daily Mirror) Alexis Sanchez continues to interest the Premier League's 14

September 20, 2017 5:26 AM La Liga: Messi scores four as Barcelona hammer Eibar 6-1

Lionel Messi scored four times on Tuesday night, as Barcelona maintained their perfect start to this season’s La Liga campaign, with a 6-1 thrashing of Eibar at the Camp Nou. Messi found the net from the spot early on and Paulinho soon doubled Barca’s lead, heading home from a corner. Denis Suarez added a third early in the second half after Messi had been denied 18

September 19, 2017 6:03 PM Rashford, Mbappe, Dembele up for 2017 Golden Boy Award [See full nominees’ list]

Kylian Mbappe, Ousmane Dembele, Marcus Rashford and Christian Pulisic have been named among the 25 nominees for the 2017 Golden Boy award. Last year, Manchester United’s Rashford finished runner-up to Renato Sanches, who is on loan at Swansea from Bayern Munich. He faces competition from Mbappe, who helped Monaco to the Ligue 1 title and Champions League 18

September 19, 2017 5:48 PM La Liga: Ronaldo set to return against Real Betis after five-game ban

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his domestic return for Real Madrid on Wednesday against Real Betis. Ronaldo has finished serving a five-match suspension, which he got for pushing a match official in the Spanish Super Cup against Barcelona. The 32-year-old missed his side’s first four games of the new La Liga season as a result of the suspension, but is finally 13

September 17, 2017 9:25 AM Chelsea news: Arsenal had one week to sign me but never called

Paul Merson has named his Chelsea-Arsenal combined XI! "Once I made the decision to leave Barcelona, Arsenal had the first option, and Barcelona had the obligation to contact Arsenal first. Then they had a week to basically respond yes or no to the buy-out clause. "I knew Chelsea were on the side, among other clubs, but after I spoke to [Jose] Mourinho 18

September 16, 2017 4:33 PM La Liga: Barcelona maintain perfect start after comeback win at Getafe

Ousmane Dembele hobbled off in the first half, as Barcelona came from a goal down to defeat Getafe 2-1 on Saturday. The France winger who an initial €105million, was making his first La Liga start for the Catalans, picked up a hamstring injury and was replaced by Gerard Deulofeu. Getafe took the lead through Gaku Shibasaki, but an average Barca drew level 21

September 15, 2017 6:03 PM Search for perpetrators of bomb on London subway, 29 wounded

LONDON (AP) - A homemade bomb planted in a rush-hour subway car injured 29 people in London on Friday, sparking a huge manhunt for the perpetrators of what police said was the fourth terrorist attack in the British capital this year. Prime Minister Theresa May said the device "was intended to cause significant harm," but to the relief of authorities 19

September 14, 2017 6:43 PM Details of Isco’s new five-year deal with Real Madrid revealed

Isco has agreed a new contract with Real Madrid, which will keep him at the Bernabeu until 2022, the club has confirmed. The Spain midfielder, whose previous deal was due to expire in 2018, will pen a five-year extension. In a statement released on Thursday, Madrid said the player would appear before the media on Friday. Isco has been in superb form for the European 18