1. UK Back Pages: John Stones Isn't for Sale, City Step Up Pursuit of De Bruyne

    Chelsea's longstanding pursuit of defender John Stones continues to dominate the conversation as we enter the final days of the transfer window. Manchester City's pursuit of Kevin De Bruyne is making waves, too...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 2 hours ago 7,363 reads 36 comments

  2. Borussia Dortmund vs. Odds Ballklubb: Goals, Highlights from Europa League Match

    Borussia Dortmund are well on their way to qualifying for the group stages of the Europa League after putting on a clinical offensive display against Odds Ballklubb at Signal Iduna Park on Thursday evening...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 4 hours ago 9,170 reads 20 comments

  3. Lionel Messi Photobombs Cristiano Ronaldo at UEFA Champions League Draw

    In terms of the never-ending, oft-nauseating Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi debate, this image is far and away one of the more refreshing ones...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 7 hours ago 23,445 reads 23 comments

  4. Back Pages: John Stones Ready to Force a Transfer from Everton to Chelsea

    With the transfer window's closure fast approaching, there will be no shortage of back-page mumblings before its conclusion...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 2 days ago 18,497 reads 57 comments

  5. Uruguayan Football Player Falls from Stretcher on Purpose to Waste Time

    Some players will go to great lengths in the interest of time-wasting. It takes a certain level of devious to feign injury once to kill off a few precious seconds...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 2 days ago 18,834 reads 5 comments

  6. Monaco vs. Valencia: Goals, Highlights from Champions League Match

    Valencia all but put an end to their Champions League play-off with Monaco, as Alvaro Negredo scored a neatly chipped goal in just the third minute to give the Spanish side a commanding aggregate advantage...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 2 days ago 12,270 reads 21 comments

  7. UK Back Pages: Chelsea Turn Their Attention to Massive Bid for Paul Pogba

    With Pedro now in hand, is Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho ready to continue his summer spending? If you believe the back-page rumblings, Mourinho i s about to make a huge splash...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 7 days ago 35,024 reads 225 comments

  8. Robin van Persie Scores 1st Fenerbahce Goal in 89th Minute of Europa Play-off

    Robin van Persie got off the mark for Fenerbahce , and did so when it mattered most. The Dutchman, fresh from his move from Manchester United to the Turkish giants, scored ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 7 days ago 19,531 reads 30 comments

  9. Odds BK vs. Borussia Dortmund: Goals, Highlights from Europa League Match

    Borussia Dortmund 's European campaign may be a short-lived one this season. The Bundesliga giants gave up three goals inside the first 22 minutes of their Europa League play-off in Norway against Odds BK...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 7 days ago 12,572 reads 40 comments

  10. Sadio Mane Tells a Young Southampton Fan He'll Stay at Southampton

    Great news, Southampton fans, Sadio Mane is staying at Southampton! That, at least, is according to Sadio Mane's pledge to a young fan...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 7 days ago 16,182 reads 65 comments

  11. UK Back Pages: Chelsea Hijack Manchester United's Move for Pedro

    Pedro had been a long-rumoured target of Manchester United, so naturally he was the talk of the footballing world as Chelsea swooped in to reportedly sign the Spaniard...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 8 days ago 28,058 reads 143 comments

  12. Cristiano Ronaldo Declares Cold Water Is Best During His Recovery Session

    Oh good, Cristiano Ronaldo 's human. Footage has surfaced of Ronaldo stepping into a cold ice bath as part of his recovery after Real Madrid defeated Galatasaray on Tuesday night...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 8 days ago 18,600 reads 69 comments

  13. Demba Ba Scores Incredible Acrobatic Goal in Chinese Cup Thriller

    OK, Chinese Cup, you've got our attention now. Shanghai Shenhua and Shanghai SIPG battled to a 3-3 draw on Wednesday, with Shenhua eventually winning a shootout 5-4. Entertaining stuff all round...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 8 days ago 7,441 reads 10 comments

  14. Sunderland's Shirt Sponsor Dafabet Has Them as Favourites to Be Relegated

    In terms of awkward shirt sponsor-club relations, this one has to be especially weird. Sunderland are (again) off to a miserable start in the Premier League and are Dafabet's ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 8 days ago 7,264 reads 7 comments

  15. Valencia vs. Monaco: Goals, Highlights from Champions League Play-off

    Valencia wasted little time jumping ahead of Monaco in their Champions League play-off on Wednesday evening. Rodrigo hit home from point-blank range to give the hosts a quick 1-0 advantage in the fourth minute...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 8 days ago 4,691 reads 13 comments

  16. UK Back Pages: Memphis Depay Hailed as Manchester United Top Club Brugge

    When you score two classy goals and assist another when you're new to Manchester United, you're going to be the toast of the press. Welcome to Old Trafford, Memphis Depay...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 9 days ago 19,215 reads 91 comments

  17. Chelsea Unveil Expected Benchwarmer Baba Rahman Behind a Bench

    A cryptic look into Baba Rahman 's future, Chelsea ? The Ghanaian arrived at Chelsea on Tuesday following his £21 million move to the club from Augsburg and was shown around the training ground...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 9 days ago 13,905 reads 47 comments

  18. Real Madrid vs. Galatasaray: Goals, Highlights from Friendly

    Wesley Sneijder scored a nicely taken goal to equalise as Galatasaray faced Real Madrid in a star-studded friendly on Tuesday night...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 9 days ago 13,304 reads 25 comments

  19. Manchester United vs. Club Brugge: Goals, Highlights from Champions League Match

    So much for a leisurely walk in the park in Manchester United 's Champions League play-off with Club Brugge...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 9 days ago 52,267 reads 99 comments

  20. 1st Look: Mateo Kovacic in a Real Madrid Shirt After Croat's Move from Inter

    Real Madrid confirmed the capture of Croatian midfield star Mateo Kovacic from Inter Milan on Tuesday ...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 9 days ago 21,400 reads 71 comments

  21. UK Back Pages: Chelsea Step Up Pursuit of Everton's John Stones

    Now that Jose Mourinho and the Chelsea board saw their defence torn to shreds, it seems as though the defending Premier League champions will up their pursuit of Everton's John Stones...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 10 days ago 14,110 reads 79 comments

  22. Lionel Messi Scores Classy Goal for Barcelona vs. Athletic Bilbao

    Barcelona needed three second-half goals to stay in the Spanish Super Cup with Athletic Bilbao, but the wild control and some typical Lionel Messi -like technique gave them a ray of hope...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 10 days ago 17,468 reads 66 comments

  23. More Babies Have Been Named After Cristiano Ronaldo Than Lionel Messi

    Lionel Messi may have taken most of the club plaudits last season, but Cristiano Ronaldo is thrashing the man he's forever compared to in the baby category in the United Kingdom...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 10 days ago 42,629 reads 156 comments

  24. Mario Balotelli Releases Mohawk-Themed Puma Boots for Children

    Mario Balotelli 's mohawk may see some time on the pitch after all. Just not in the way the big Italian would have hoped...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 10 days ago 10,519 reads 21 comments

  25. Overjoyed Manchester City Fan Gives Epic 'Interview' After Chelsea Demolition

    This Manchester City fan was so, er, "happy" with the Citizens' 3-0 demolition of defending Premier League champions Chelsea that he was at a complete loss for words...

    Sean Swaby Written by Sean Swaby about 10 days ago 16,157 reads 27 comments