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Open Extended Reactions Mikel Arteta called Arsenal‘s history of failure in the Champions League knockout stages “irrelevant” and challenged his players to create their own dream final at Wembley. The Gunners face FC Porto at Estadio do Dragao in Tuesday’s round-of-16, first-leg clash, aiming to reach the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010. –
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Feb 19, 2024, 11:08 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Roy Hodgson has stepped down as Crystal Palace manager, the club announced on Monday. The news comes amid a continued poor run of form and days after he was admitted to hospital when he collapsed at training. The 76-year-old former England manager has since left hospital
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Feb 18, 2024, 04:18 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Thomas Tuchel has insisted he can fix the issues at Bayern Munich despite seeing his team lose their third consecutive competitive game for the first time since May 2015 on Sunday. Bayern were beaten 3-2 at VfL Bochum to increase the pressure on the German manager,
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Rasmus Højlund has scored seven goals in his last six Premier League appearances. Photo by Ash Donelon/Manchester United via Getty Images Rasmus Højlund‘s early double proved enough to secure Manchester United an absorbing 2-1 Premier League victory at Luton Town on Sunday and push them closer to the battle for the top four. Denmark striker
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 17, 2024, 04:19 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Pep Guardiola has insisted Erling Haaland was not to blame for Manchester City dropping points against Chelsea despite having nine shots without scoring. City and Chelsea drew 1-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday to slip behind Liverpool and Arsenal — who both won
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Jeff Carlisle, U.S. soccer correspondentFeb 17, 2024, 10:20 AM ET Close Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. Open Extended Reactions The Professional Soccer Referees Association (PSRA), the union that represents officials working in MLS, the NWSL, and the USL, rejected a proposed new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) put before
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Tom Hamilton, Senior WriterFeb 17, 2024, 09:29 AM ET Close • Joined ESPN in 2011• Covered two Olympics, a pair of Rugby World Cups and two British & Irish Lions tours• Previously rugby editor, and became senior writer in 2018 Open Extended Reactions Arsenal regularly draw big crowds in the Women’s Super League. Photo by Paul Harding/Getty Images Arsenal‘s
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Leaders Inter Milan lived up to expectations as they cruised to a 4-0 home win over bottom-placed Salernitana on Friday to strengthen their grip on top of Serie A. Goals from Marcus Thuram, Lautaro Martínez, Denzel Dumfries and Marko Arnautovic sealed the win that lifted Simone Inzaghi’s side to 63 points, 10 clear of second-placed
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Rob Dawson, CorrespondentFeb 16, 2024, 08:33 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Pep Guardiola has said he knew Cole Palmer was “a star player” but couldn’t promise the forward enough game time at Manchester City before his move to Chelsea. Palmer left City in a £42.5 million ($53.5m) deal last summer and has since become a
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Ruben Loftus-Cheek scored two headers and Rafael Leão added a third as AC Milan secured an emphatic 3-0 home win over French side Stade Rennais in the first leg of their Europa League playoff tie on Thursday. Milan, who dropped into the Europa League after finishing third in their Champions League group, might have posted
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Tor-Kristian Karlsen, ESPNFeb 15, 2024, 07:00 AM ET Open Extended Reactions Oscar Gloukh, left, and Roko Simic, right, have shown their skills this season. Joao Rico/DeFodi Images via Getty Images With a track record of bringing through such established stars as Erling Haaland, Dayot Upamecano, Dominik Szoboszlai, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Karim Adeyemi, Brenden Aaronson and Benjamin
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Cesar Hernandez Feb 14, 2024, 05:20 PM ET FC Juarez player Diego Chávez has died at the age of 28 following a car accident, the Liga MX club said on Wednesday. “With profound sadness we inform the entire FC Juarez community that our player, Diego ‘El Puma’ Chávez, died early this morning on February 14,”
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Feb 14, 2024, 12:56 PM ET Open Extended Reactions Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association for a rant against match officials which included calling them disrespectful for eating a sandwich in front of him. Wilder was upset with decisions during his side’s 3-2 defeat by Crystal
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Associated Press Feb 13, 2024, 11:38 AM ET Open Extended Reactions The United States men’s national team will play Colombia in an exhibition match at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland, on June 8 ahead of the Copa America. The game, announced Tuesday, falls on a FIFA international fixture date, which means top Europe-based players will
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