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North American trio beats Morocco to host 2026 World Cup
by Rob Harris - June 14, 2018 - 1:10pm
North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted Wednesday for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team...
Wonder-goal, gaffes, injuries as Madrid seals CL three-peat
by Rob Harris - May 27, 2018 - 9:00am
With his back to goal but eyes on the incoming cross, Gareth Bale connected with the ball while leaping in the air and sent a scissor-kick arcing into the top of the net. Fusing athleticism and technique, it was...
Pep Guardiola commits to Man City, England team hopes to benefit
by Rob Harris - May 18, 2018 - 10:30am
By committing to Manchester City until 2021, Pep Guardiola is laying the groundwork for a period of sustained Premier League dominance with the newly-crowned, record-breaking champions.
Man United prolongs FA Cup pain for Spurs by reaching final
by Rob Harris - April 22, 2018 - 11:00am
A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More FA Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham.
Wenger stuns Arsenal team by quitting after almost 22 years
by Rob Harris - April 21, 2018 - 11:00am
Arsene Wenger gathered his Arsenal players to drop a bombshell before training on Friday morning (Saturday in Manila).
Bellerin rescues Arsenal by clinching 2-2 draw with Chelsea
by Rob Harris - January 4, 2018 - 12:00am
Hector Bellerin came to Arsenal’s rescue in stoppage time to clinch a 2-2 draw against Chelsea after conceding in an absorbing Premier League encounter on Wednesday (Thursday in Manila).
4 goals in 6 minutes as Arsenal, Liverpool draw 3-3 in EPL
by Rob Harris - December 23, 2017 - 5:00am
Arsenal scored three times in five minutes to wipe out Liverpool’s two-goal lead before capitulating again to draw a wild English Premier League encounter 3-3 on Friday (Saturday in Manila).
Neymar looks to learn from Brazil's difficulties vs England
by Rob Harris - November 15, 2017 - 2:44am
For now, since becoming soccer's most expensive player, finding the net is proving challenging for Neymar in a Brazil jersey. 
A World Cup without Messi, Ronaldo? It's possible in Russia
by Rob Harris - September 7, 2017 - 3:35am
It's getting anxious for teams and players fearing missing out on the World Cup.
Neymar provides pre-match show, with PSG debut put on hold
by Rob Harris - August 6, 2017 - 4:44am
After lapping up the adulation at the Parc des Princes for 20 minutes, Neymar whipped up fans into an even greater frenzy by removing his Paris Saint-Germain jersey and tossing it into the crowd.
Qatar's unifying World Cup vision erodes as nations cut ties
by Rob Harris - June 7, 2017 - 2:46am
Soccer's world governing body, FIFA, is hoping the regional rifts are healed long before there's any need to contemplate any change of host, a move that would deal a heavy blow to Qatar's reputation and economy as...
Ronaldo helps Real Madrid become 1st team to retain CL title
by Rob Harris - June 4, 2017 - 1:30am
After another potent demonstration of his enduring scoring prowess, surely no Real Madrid fan can contemplate criticizing Cristiano Ronaldo now.
Ronaldo looks to break new ground at Champions League final
by Rob Harris - June 3, 2017 - 4:15am
Completing a season when age has slowly caught up with him, Cristiano Ronaldo will be trying to break new ground on familiar territory.
Russia facing ban from Paralympics for 2018 Games
by Rob Harris - May 23, 2017 - 2:31am
Russia faces the strong possibility of being excluded from a second Paralympics over its state-sponsored doping scheme.
Man United soccer's top moneymaker again after 11 years
by Rob Harris - January 19, 2017 - 10:20am
For the first time since 2005, Manchester United overtook Real Madrid in top spot in the soccer finance rankings compiled by accountancy firm Deloitte even as it sits sixth in the Premier League.
FIFA deploys video replays for first time at Club World Cup
by Rob Harris - December 8, 2016 - 11:30am
Referees will be allowed to get help from video replays at the Club World Cup in Japan in the first full live in-game trial of the technology that could transform soccer.
Europe's female representative presses FIFA on disparities
by Rob Harris - September 16, 2016 - 1:00pm
Europe's female representative on FIFA's ruling council is determined to narrow the financial disparities between the men's and women's game, and she also wants to eradicate a "stupid cliche" about women in the...
Golovkin batters Brook, forces corner to throw in towel
by Rob Harris - September 11, 2016 - 4:13pm
Jumping two weight classes to challenge Gennady Golovkin, Kell Brook's ambitious challenge wasn't given much hope.
Injury anxieties grow but Bolt says 'sport needs me to win'
by Rob Harris - July 27, 2016 - 4:00pm
 Whatever controversy is raging in the Olympic world there's one constant: Usain Bolt's bravado and self-confidence.
FIFA bans council member Niersbach in World Cup bids probe
by Rob Harris - July 26, 2016 - 1:20pm
FIFA council member Wolfgang Niersbach, a member of FIFA's ruling council, was banned from soccer for one year on Monday in the first sanction from the investigation into Germany's 2006 World Cup bid.
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