Philippe Coutinho to have $481 million buyout clause after Brazilian joins Barcelona from Liverpool

(CNN)His nickname is “O Mgico” and Barcelona will be hoping that Brazilian international Philippe Coutinho will continue to weave his special brand of magic after moving to the Spanish club from Barcelona from Liverpool. “The […]

Dom Dwyer signs three-year contract extension with Orlando City SC

The England-born USA international has signed a new three-year contract with Orlando City SC, the club announced Wednesday The England-born USA international Dom Dwyer has signed a new three-year contract with Orlando City SC, the […]

Arsenal players frustrations with Alexis Snchez led to dressing room bust-up

Alexis Snchez was at the heart of a dressing-room bust-up after Arsenals away win against Burnley last month with some players tired of his on-field histrionics Alexis Snchez was at the heart of a dressing […]

Virgil van Dijks arrival could herald start of an era of reliable Liverpool rearguards | Paul Wilson

After developing the Fab Four frontmen Jrgen Klopp has spent 75m on a defender the first part of an answer to a weakness that has demonstrably been holding Liverpool back Virgil van Dijk appears delighted […]

Amid Olympics doping scandal, Russia World Cup organizer steps down

(CNN)The chairman of Russia’s successful 2018 World Cup local organizing committee is stepping down amid allegations that he and other government officials supervised and financed state-sponsored doping, state-run media reported Wednesday. Alexey Sorokin, general director […]

Suit Accusing Rams, NFL of Snubbing St. Louis Moves Forward

Stanley Kroenke can’t duck a lawsuit by St. Louis alleging that the billionaire owner of the Rams and the National Football League committed legal fouls when they moved the team to Los Angeles in 2016. […]

Vitaly Mutko steps down as head of Russia World Cup organising committee

Vitaly Mutko, a Russian deputy prime minister who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in the countrys doping program, has stepped down as head of the organising committee of the 2018 World Cup Vitaly […]

Russian deputy PM quits football role before 2018 World Cup to fight doping ban

Vitaly Mutko also considering resigning as local World Cup organiser as he appeals against Olympic life ban Vitaly Mutko, the Russian deputy prime minister who was banned for life from the Olympics this month, has […]

Fifa trial: two ex-soccer officials found guilty on multiple charges of corruption

Juan Angel Napout and Jos Maria Marin both found guilty, after corruption was revealed to have spanned decades and resulted in $150m in bribes Two former South American football officials were found guilty on multiple […]

El Clasico: ‘Like a cattle prod to the senses’ – the insiders’ view

(CNN)It is a rivalry like no other, a match which permeates beyond the white lines of the football pitch. It’s a complex cocktail of sport and politics. It’s the biggest game on earth. Trailing their […]