Coutinho agrees Bayern loan deal

Coutinho agrees Bayern loan deal

Last Updated: 17/08/19 12:05am Philippe Coutinho had been mentioned as makeweight in a swap deal for Neymar Barcelona midfielder Philippe Coutinho has agreed to join Bayern Munich on a season-long loan deal with an option to buy. The 27-year-old former Liverpool midfielder was left out of Barcelona's squad ahead of Friday night's 1-0 La Liga…
Football: Bilbao’s 38-year-old striker stuns Barcelona in title defence opener

Football: Bilbao’s 38-year-old striker stuns Barcelona in title defence opener

MADRID: Barcelona made a nightmare start to the defence of their La Liga title on Friday (Aug 16) by losing Luis Suarez to injury and then losing 1-0 to Athletic Bilbao, after a sensational late volley from substitute Aritz Aduriz.Suarez hobbled off in the 37th minute with what looked like a calf injury before Aduriz…
Barcelona’s Messi-dependencia

Barcelona’s Messi-dependencia

2018-2019 was a curious season for FC Barcelona. The club lost yet another knockout tie in the coveted UEFA Champions League, this time a soul-crushing 0-4 loss in the return leg to eventual champion Liverpool FC.The psychologically deflated team then folded against Valencia FC in the Copa del Rey final, a crown that Barca had…
Dale Earnhardt Jr., family OK after airline crash

Dale Earnhardt Jr., family OK after airline crash

The plane carrying NASCAR great Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family bounced multiple times during a crash landing on Thursday and veered off the runway before ending up on fire on a highway in Elizabethton, Tenn., investigators said. Earnhardt’s sister, Kelley Earnhardt Miller, said in a statement that all five people aboard the plane are…
Barca beaten in Bilbao by thunderous strike from Aduriz

Barca beaten in Bilbao by thunderous strike from Aduriz

Athletic Bilbao’s Aritz Aduriz celebrates scoring the winner against Barcelona with his teammates. (Reuters Pic) BILBAO: La Liga champions Barcelona fell to their first opening day defeat of the season in 11 years when they were beaten 1-0 at Athletic Bilbao thanks to a sensational late overhead kick from veteran striker Aritz Aduriz. The 38-year-old…

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona LIVE!

Athletic Bilbao vs Barcelona LIVE!
Football: Suarez injured, joins Messi on Barca treatment table

Football: Suarez injured, joins Messi on Barca treatment table

MADRID: Luis Suarez joined Lionel Messi on the sidelines on Friday (Aug 16) after injuring his calf during Barcelona's opening game of the season against Athletic Bilbao.Suarez hobbled off in the 37th minute against Bilbao, leaving Barca without their two premium strikers for the start o
Neymar in Brazil squad amid transfer speculation

Neymar in Brazil squad amid transfer speculation

Neymar has been named in Brazil's squad for next month's friendlies against Colombia and Peru as speculation continues over where the forward will play his club football this season. The Paris Saint-Germain star has recovered from the ankle injury he picked up while on international duty in June, which prevented him from playing at the…
Five talking points ahead of the new La Liga season

Five talking points ahead of the new La Liga season

Five talking points ahead of the new La Liga season
Fantasy football and the desperate search for the game we lost

Fantasy football and the desperate search for the game we lost

When we talk about the great cheating scandals in sport - Lance Armstrong and US Postal, Calciopoli, Bloodgate - it occurs to me that there’s one salient example that has flown somewhat under the radar, by dint of its relatively limited scope, and the fact that its only real victims were about a dozen disgruntled newspaper…