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Richard Farley

  1. José Mourinho labels Manchester City ‘clear favorites’ to win Premier League

    Dec 31, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Can Mourinho's Chelsea send a message out to the rest of the league?

    If these are mind games from the Chelsea boss, they’re likely to be irrelevant ones.

  2. Atlético Madrid to reunite Diego Simeone, José Sosa in January window

    Dec 31, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT


    Diego Simeone will be reunited with a talent that won him a title in Argentina, giving Sosa another chance in one of Europe’s big leagues.

  3. Daniel Sturridge ahead of schedule, could return for Liverpool on Jan. 12

    Dec 31, 2013, 7:47 PM EDT

    Liverpool v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

    Originally expected to miss 12 weeks, Sturridge could be back to face Stoke.

  4. Massimiliano Allegri says he has spent his last Christmas as coach of Milan

    Dec 31, 2013, 7:06 PM EDT


    Rossoneri boss says he’s enjoyed his last Christmas at Milan while maintaining hopes his team can claim third place.

  5. Chelsea reports $81.6 million loss in 2013 fiscal year

    Dec 31, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT


    The club’s 2013 loss still leaves them within UEFA’s Financial Fair Play guidelines.

  6. Rooney, van Persie doubtful for Manchester United’s New Year’s Day clash with Tottenham

    Dec 31, 2013, 4:52 PM EDT

    Manchester United's Rooney and van Persie attend a training session at the Carrington training complex in Manchester

    Both are close enough to be in the picture, tough each United striker is likely to miss Wednesday’s visit from Spurs.

  7. Agent warns Chelsea’s Essien could leave in the winter window

    Dec 31, 2013, 3:58 PM EDT

    michael essien

    The Blues’ 31-year-old Ghanian could move to another Champions League club, his agent warns.

  8. Best of MLS 2013: One boy, one wish, and one Game of the Year

    Dec 31, 2013, 12:00 PM EDT

    Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 12.43.40 AM

    In May, an eight-year-old boy stole our hearts for one day, putting Major League Soccer’s season in perspective.

  9. Best of MLS 2013: Unsung hero – Sporting Kansas City’s Peter Vermes

    Dec 30, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Houston Dynamo v Sporting Kansas City - Eastern Conference Semifinals

    In 2013, Sporting’s technical director/head coach made all the right moves, challenging some of the critiques he carried into the season

  10. Juventus should have Andrea Pirlo for Jan. 5′s visit from Roma

    Dec 29, 2013, 11:48 PM EDT

    Andrea Pirlo in a Champions League match for Juventus.

    Out since Dec. 1, the Italian international is expected to be available for Sunday’s visit from the second place Giallorossi.

  11. Is Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a candidate for the Cardiff City job? Depends on who you read

    Dec 29, 2013, 10:40 PM EDT


    The 40-year-old former Manchester United striker is in line to get the Cardiff job. Or, was.

  12. Phil Jagielka out up to four weeks with hamstring injury

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:33 PM EDT

    Everton v Tottenham Hotspur - Barclays Premier League

    Injury that sidelined Jagielka on Sunday could keep the England international out three more Premier League games.

  13. Lionel Messi could return for Barcelona by Jan. 5, one week ahead of showdown at Atlético Madrid

    Dec 29, 2013, 8:36 PM EDT

    FC Barcelona v Levante UD - La Liga

    Messi could see time in two game ahead of Barça’s trip to the Vicente Calderón.

  14. Report: West Ham are prepared to sell Ravel Morrison to raise money for January purchases

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:52 PM EDT

    Tottenham Hotspur v West Ham United - Premier League

    He may be West Ham’s brightest talent, but he will also fetch the highest price.

  15. José Mourinho calls Luis Suárez fall ‘an acrobatic swimming pool jump’

    Dec 29, 2013, 7:18 PM EDT


    Mourinho sees Suárez’s duality though denies Sunday’s performance should have earned a penalty.

  16. Nicolas Anelka could face minimum five-match suspension for quenelle salute

    Dec 29, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT


    The FA’s new anti-discrimation rules could see Anelka sidelined for five games, if not more.

  17. Quick six headlines from the PL weekend: Hull’s explosion, Anelka’s mistake, Man United’s climb

    Dec 29, 2013, 4:47 PM EDT

    HULL, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 28: George Boyd of Hull City (L) congratulates team-mate Ahmed Elmohamady after scoring a goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Fulham at KC stadium on December 28, 2013 in Hull, England

    Tigers explode for six, Pulis’s value, Anelka’s mistake, and the continuing Vincent Tan saga.

  18. Premier League Preview: Everton vs. Sunderland — Toffees within reach of the top

    Dec 25, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    Norwich City v Everton - Premier League

    Everton has won 16 of 17 against the Black Cats, who reach Boxing Day last in the Premier League.

  19. Ter Stegen continues to be Barcelona’s prime candidate to replace Víctor Valdés

    Dec 25, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Germany's goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen walks off the pitch after his international friendly soccer match against the USA at RFK Stadium in Washington

    Six months ahead of Valdés’ departure, rumors of an agreement already being in place link ter Stegen to Catalonia.

  20. Sporting Kansas City’s Oriol Rosell recalled by Catalonia national team

    Dec 25, 2013, 7:16 PM EDT

    Oriol Rosell

    Rosell is one of two players outside of Spain’s Primera Division to earn recalls.

  21. Premier League Preview: West Ham vs. Arsenal — Gunners look to rebound

    Dec 25, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT


    Arsenal are winless in four. West Ham are one point above the drop.

  22. Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan takes over Bosnian club FK Sarajevo, teams to exchange players

    Dec 25, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Former manage Mackay, right, was lambasted by Tan for his performance in the transfer market.

    Malaysian businessman ads second club to his football stable.

  23. Clint Dempsey to Fulham: A fake FAQ with real answers about the U.S. captain’s loan

    Dec 25, 2013, 1:07 AM EDT


    With “Deuce’s” return to Fulham confirmed, it’s time to take inventory of the implications … and expectations.

  24. Michu’s ankle surgery will send Swansea into the transfer market next month

    Dec 24, 2013, 11:58 PM EDT

    Swansea City's Michu protests to West Ham United's Demel during English Premier League match in Swansea

    The loss of his key attacker into February will tend Michael Laudrup into the January transfer market.

  25. Knee injury won’t keep Danny Welbeck from traveling on Boxing Day

    Dec 24, 2013, 9:57 PM EDT


    Saturday’s injury won’t keep Welbeck from being available for Thursday’s trip to Hull.