Leagues

8:09 PM ET Referee Manuel Mota ends the game after Belenenses could not meet the minimum requirement of seven players on the pitch. PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP Benfica‘s Primeira Liga match at Belenenses on Saturday was abandoned amid extraordinary scenes after their COVID-hit opponents were forced to name a team of nine players, including two goalkeepers.
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9:05 AM ET Alex Kirkland Rodrigo Faez Carlo Ancelotti has said that Gareth Bale “respects Real Madrid fans” and doesn’t share the views of agent Jonathan Barnett, who called their treatment of the player “disgusting” this week. Barnett — speaking to reporters after landing in Madrid on Wednesday — was asked about abuse aimed at
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7:28 AM ET Sam Marsden Moises Llorens Barcelona have made a move to sign Spain forward Ferran Torres but talks with Manchester City have so far proven unsuccessful, sources have told ESPN. New coach Xavi Hernandez wants to add another attacking player to his squad in January, with ESPN reporting last week that Barca have
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11:35 AM ET Borussia Dortmund‘s top striker Erling Haaland scored on his comeback with a second-half volley as his team came from a goal down to beat VfL Wolfsburg 3-1 on Saturday and go provisionally top of the Bundesliga. Dortmund are on 30 points, two ahead of second-placed Bayern Munich, in action later on Saturday
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8:21 AM ET Juventus are under investigation over transfers between 2019 and 2021. Photo by Quality Sport Images/Getty Images Italian finance police have searched the offices of Serie A club Juventus in Turin and Milan, seeking documents relating to transfers between 2019 and 2021, a prosecutor said. Juventus, who are Italy’s most successful club with 36
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1:30 AM ET A game Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson intended to treat as a World Cup final dress rehearsal instead proved a reality check, with the United States handing Australia a 3-0 defeat in Sydney. A record home Matildas crowd of 36,109 fans packed Accor Stadium but they were silenced after just 24 seconds when
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10:52 AM ET Caitlin Murray The U.S. women’s national team is doing something it traditionally doesn’t do very often: It’s heading overseas to play a pair of friendlies against a tough opponent on hostile turf. In this case, it’s Australia, a team that’s been steadily on the rise thanks to the talent of players like
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5:27 PM ET Nani has announced that he will be leaving Orlando City SC after three seasons with the Major League Soccer side. The ex-Manchester United and Portugal star had served as captain for Orlando, helping the team reach the playoffs twice and to the final of the MLS is Back tournament in 2020. –
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11:24 AM ET Either European champions Italy or Cristiano Ronaldo‘s Portugal will miss out on World Cup after being drawn in the same playoff path in Friday’s draw. It means either Ronaldo and the 2016 European champions, or four-time World Cup winners Italy, will miss out on the tournament next year. Italy finished as runners-up
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Nov 25, 2021 ESPN’s lead Bundesliga commentator Derek Rae explains why it’s impossible to fully discuss league matters at the moment without the COVID-19 factor, as the pandemic impacts everyday German life. I realise COVID-19 is not what every Bundesliga fan wants to read about, but it’s undeniably having a huge say in the course
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7:54 AM ET Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has said rivals Manchester United are hiring an “outstanding” coach in Ralf Rangnick. Sources have told ESPN that United are in advanced talks to appoint Rangnick as the club’s interim manager until the end of the season. – Insider Notebook: Why United moved for Rangnick– Stream ESPN FC
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4:00 AM ET Manchester United had planned to give Michael Carrick until mid-December before making a breakthrough with Ralf Rangnick — ESPN’s Insider Notebook has the latest. PLUS: The Old Trafford outcasts who could yet get a second chance under the interim boss. Jump to: Man Utd fringe stars put exit plans on hold |
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6:59 PM ET Larrys Mabiala scored a dramatic goal in the 90th minute as the visiting Portland Timbers earned a 1-0 victory over the top-seeded Colorado Rapids on Thursday to advance to the Western Conference final. Mabiala scored for the second straight postseason game during a scramble following a corner kick. Felipe Mora had his
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4:25 AM ET Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has said Arsene Wenger can dictate the timing of his return to the club and that he wants the Frenchman “close to me” in a more official capacity. Wenger’s 22-year reign as Arsenal boss ended in 2019, officially by mutual consent, but he has subsequently said the manner
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10:19 AM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United are in advanced talks to appoint Ralf Rangnick as the club’s interim manager until the end of the season, sources told ESPN. Rangnick, 63, is set to leave his role as head of sports and development at Lokomotiv Moscow and sign a six-month contract at Old Trafford. Sources
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6:23 AM ET The ownership group of National Women’s Soccer League team Chicago Red Stars has apologized after former coach Rory Dames resigned amid accusations of emotional and verbal abuse. Dames was accused of misconduct by several players, including U.S. national team star Christen Press, on Monday, the day after he resigned as coach of
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