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Stewart Cink climbs 13 spots in Ryder Cup rankings

Stewart Cink climbs 13 spots in Ryder Cup rankings


Motherwell's Liam Kelly opens up on his future and Scotland dream

The QPR loanee has recorded four clean sheets in his last six games to earn rave reviews


Check out some of our best photos from the Chicago Red Stars’ 1-1 draw with Kansas City

Katie Johnson scored the team’s first goal of 2021 in the draw


Rangers' under the radar rebuild that Steven Gerrard has already set in motion as title heroes face upgrade

The Ibrox boss isn't going to rest on his laurels and settle for one trophy now that his team are champions and work has already begun.


European Super League in tatters as victory for fan power gives new hope for football

Man City tonight withdrew from the European Super League, Chelsea are on the brink and Man Utd's chief exec has quit after fury from supporters and condemnation from managers


Netherlands beaten by Turkey, France held by Ukraine in World Cup qualifiers

The Netherlands slumped to a dramatic 4-2 defeat by Turkey in their opening 2022 World Cup qualifier on Wednesday, while reigning champions France were held by Ukraine despite a brilliant Antoine Griezmann goal and Belgium came from behind to beat Wales. Yilmaz's wonderful free-kick sealed him a hat-trick and Turkey a crucial win, though, in a match between the two favourites to qualify from Group G. "Very disappointing result, and also the way...


'European Super League shows football revolution needed to end Shameless Six power'

The European Super League plans of Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham show a football revolution is needed to stop the Shameless Six calling the shots and hand power back to the fans


5 possible destinations for Jose Mourinho as he hints at quick return to management

Tottenham fired Jose Mourinho on Monday to bring an end to his 17-month spell at the helm, but the two-time Champions League winner expressed he wouldn't be out of football for long


Orange County SC unveil three kits for 2021 season

Check out the threads for the upcoming campaign.


Soccer-Atletico hammer Eibar 5-0 to reassert title claim

Soccer-Atletico hammer Eibar 5-0 to reassert title claim


Man City close on Premier League title with 2-1 win at Villa

Man City close on Premier League title with 2-1 win at Villa


Orlando City vs Atlanta United: Match Preview

Atlanta jumps straight into the deep end


Sporting Kansas City at New York Red Bulls Match Thread

Sporting Kansas City is missing several keepers as they begin their season at the New York Red Bulls


Neymar, Messi and Haaland transfer news as Barcelona target supersized 'big 3' strike force

Some of the biggest names in the game could be on the move this summer and we've got the latest on their futures.


How will Barcelona line up against Getafe?

Time to focus on La Liga again


Andrea Pirlo needs time - but top 4 failure could leave Juventus board with a big decision

Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is under serious pressure after another defeat leaves them close to slipping out of the top four


Photo Gallery: Allianz Field Training Session

Minnesota United gear up for the 2021 home opener


Soccer-Juve slip to fourth in Serie A after late loss to Atalanta

Soccer-Juve slip to fourth in Serie A after late loss to Atalanta


Anatomy of a Goal: Zardes kicks off the Champions League in Style

This week, we look at Gyasi Zardes’s game-opening goal against Real Esteli in the CONCACAF Champions League


Bayern Munich will be fine without Hansi Flick

Coaches come. Coaches go. Bayern Munich endures.


'Give me a break' - former champion Williams hits out in 'farcical' row

Snooker star Mark Williams hit out at attempts to ban his unusual break-off shot after easing into the second round of the World Championship with a 10-4 victory over qualifier Sam Craigie on Wednesday. Williams, however, said Wednesday that an email from the players' association had been sent to leading snooker figures asking their opinion on whether that particular type of break-off shot, currently within the rules, should be prohibited.


Soccer-Dortmund's Haaland ends goal drought to revive Champions League hopes

Soccer-Dortmund's Haaland ends goal drought to revive Champions League hopes


Leeds 1-1 Liverpool: Player ratings as Diego Llorente header steals point

Player ratings from Leeds' 1-1 draw with Liverpool at Elland Road.


Bruno Fernandes wants new contract for Paul Pogba before signing new deal

Bruno Fernandes is open to signing a new Manchester United contract but wants Paul Pogba to do so first.


Madrid march on, Bayern stumble and Robben is back: Talking points from around Europe

Real Madrid won the Clasico as the title race intensifies in La Liga, while Inter march towards the Scudetto but Bayern Munich stumbled in Germany. - Relentless Inter march on - There is surely little doubt now that Inter Milan will win a first Serie A title since 2010 and in doing so stop Juventus from making it 10 consecutive Scudetti.


Spezia 1-1 Inter Milan: Match Recap

A lackadaisical Inter struggle to a second successive draw at the Alberto Picco


Chelsea transfer round-up: Fenerbahce eye move for veteran striker Olivier Giroud

Chelsea could spend big once again in the upcoming summer transfer window, with Blues boss Thomas Tuchel looking to bring in some fresh faces


Hopeful US Ryder Cup pairs unite in New Orleans PGA event

There will be some duos trying to make an impression on US Ryder Cup captain Steve Stricker when the US PGA Zurich Classic of New Orleans begins Thursday. Fifth-ranked Schauffele is playing with a familiar Presidents Cup partner in 10th-ranked Patrick Cantlay as the event's highest-ranking duo looks ahead to the Ryder Cup against Europe on home soil.


Can the European Super League be stopped? All your key questions answered

As Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham spark condemnation with their European Super League plan, we answer 11 key questions


Celtic target Eddie Howe would be a great appointment, says Accies star Easton

Brian Easton played under Eddie Howe at Burnley and he spoke glowingly about his managerial abilities


Ko comeback, Cinks in synch, world traveller: golf talking points

Familiar names returning to the top of leaderboards, and a travelling American winning a return ticket home dominate AFP Sport's golf talking points this week: - Lydia by numbers - Lydia Ko is back into the world's top 10 for the first time since February 2018 after her dominant seven-stroke victory at the Lotte Championship ended a 1,084-day winless run. Up to seventh in the world, Ko talked about how she'd been inspired by Jordan Spieth (1,351...


Soccer-Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after loss at Wolves

Soccer-Sheffield United relegated from Premier League after loss at Wolves


Soccer-Pressure mounts on Pirlo as Juve season goes from bad to worse

Soccer-Pressure mounts on Pirlo as Juve season goes from bad to worse


Oscar to Fellaini: Chinese football's foreign stars

The Chinese Super League may not be splashing the cash like before but there are still a number of high-profile players with international experience. Ahead of the new season on Tuesday, AFP Sport picks five key names to watch: - Oscar (Shanghai Port) - Joined Shanghai in 2017 from Chelsea for what is still an Asian-record 60 million euros. Now 29, the attacking midfielder should be at the peak of his powers and he regularly tops the charts each...


The out of contract Premiership XI as Rangers and Celtic free agents among stars putting clubs on transfer alert

There are plenty of players who could leave their club this summer for free in what is set to be a busy window.


Could German football fan ownership model work in England? Eight key questions answered

As the German fan-ownership football club model is touted as a possible solution to the English game's woes, we answer eight key questions - from how it works to ticket prices


Southgate spoiled for choice as 'home' Euro 2020 awaits for England

Three World Cup qualifiers against San Marino, Albania and Poland over the next week provide England manager Gareth Southgate with his final chance to experiment before he names his squad for the delayed Euro 2020. The pressure is on the England boss to build on a surprise run to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018, especially given the rich resources he now has to choose from.


Daniel Levy's key Tottenham criteria as search for Jose Mourinho's replacement gathers momentum

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is on the hunt for a new manager after firing Jose Mourinho this week, and the Spurs chief will have some key factors to look for in a new head coach


Motherwell's Steven Lawless relishing return from injury in different position

The 29 year-old's return to Fir Park has been disrupted by injury but he's eager to make an impact


Soccer-Last-gasp Icardi goal boosts PSG title bid

Soccer-Last-gasp Icardi goal boosts PSG title bid


British government warned Man City owners of political implications of the Super League

British envoy warned Manchester City's ownership their participation in the Super League would have political implications on the UAE


The Arsenal team that should start against Everton

A look at the Arsenal team that should start against Everton in the Premier League on Friday night.


Soccer-Greenwood double helps Man United sink Burnley

Soccer-Greenwood double helps Man United sink Burnley


Philadelphia Union set pieces nearly steal three points on the road against Columbus

In the Union’s opener against Columbus, Bedoya had two late-game chances to give the Union the lead, both generated from the types of intelligent runs needed to crack a stout Columbus defense.


Motherwell's Steven Lawless insists Hearts' cup shock will act as warning

The Steelmen travel to face Highland League side Formartine United on Saturday in the Scottish Cup


Man Utd's core of six players for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to build around next season

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has assembled one of the most exciting Manchester United squads in quite a few years, but which six players can he build his side around for next season?


The candidates to replace Jose Mourinho at Tottenham - ranked

Ranking Tottenham's options to replace Jose Mourinho, who was sacked as head coach on Monday


Soccer-PSG knock out holders Lyon to reach women's Champions League semis

Soccer-PSG knock out holders Lyon to reach women's Champions League semis


The £60m Celtic transfer war chest new manager could be granted as contract situations set to bring big profits

Though several stars are free agents in 2022 the situation can be turned to the Parkhead club's advantage.


La Liga confirm all 39 of its clubs have rejected Super League proposal

The 39 La Liga clubs not invited to join the Super League have unanimously agreed to reject the proposal of a breakaway competition