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North Korea’s footballers floored by South in Tokyo dust-up

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Tokyo (AFP) – North Korea fell to a 1-0 defeat by South Korea on the football pitch Tuesday in a full-blooded international given added spice by simmering political tensions between the two countries. A freak own goal by defender RiShow More Summary

Russia on alert for returning IS jihadists ahead of World Cup

1 hour agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Moscow (AFP) – Russia’s security service on Tuesday said it was on alert for the possible return of jihadists from Syria ahead of the World Cup and the presidential election in 2018. The FSB’s warning came after the Russian militaryShow More Summary

New Shanghai SIPG boss Pereira vows to go one better

4 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Shanghai (AFP) – Vitor Pereira wants to go one better than predecessor Andre Villas-Boas by winning a title after being named coach of big-spending Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday. The 49-year-old, who was once assistant...Show More Summary

Shanghai SIPG name Pereira as Villas-Boas successor

5 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Shanghai (AFP) – Shanghai SIPG on Tuesday unveiled former Porto and Fenerbahce boss Vitor Pereira as their new coach after fellow Portuguese Andre Villas-Boas left the big-spending Chinese Super League (CSL) side.  The 49-year-old Pereira,...Show More Summary

Manchester City eye record against Swansea

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester City look unstoppable in their relentless surge towards the Premier League title, and only have lowly Swansea standing in the way of Pep Guardiola’s men setting a new record of consecutive...Show More Summary

Gomez urges Liverpool team-mates to make West Brom suffer

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Liverpool (AFP) – Liverpool defender Joe Gomez has urged his team-mates to bounce back from the draw in the Merseyside derby when they host West Bromwich Albion on Wednesday. The Reds were held 1-1 by Everton at Anfield despite having the bulk of possession in the match after Wayne Rooney’s penalty cancelled out Mohamed Salah’s opening goal. Show More Summary

Rejuvenated Real Madrid eye fifth prize of 2017

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Madrid (AFP) – Real Madrid can round off the most successful year in the club’s already glorious history by claiming a fifth trophy in 2017 at the Club World Cup in Abu Dhabi this week. They won La Liga, the Champions League, UEFA and...Show More Summary

Mata rallies United in wake of Mourinho defeatism

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Manchester United players will have to motivate themselves at home to Bournemouth on Wednesday after manager Jose Mourinho suggested their Premier League title challenge was probably over. The 2-1Show More Summary

Spurs sharpshooter Kane prays a corner has been turned

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane hopes the 5-1 victory over Stoke on Saturday is proof his side are back to their best after going four matches without a league win. Kane, whose brace on Saturday took his tally to 50 goals for the calendar year, will get a quick response as Spurs host Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Celtic are still sharp, says Dembele

10 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Glasgow (AFP) – Celtic striker Moussa Dembele says his side’s focus remains on winning with Hamilton due to visit on Wednesday despite dropping points in two of their past three Scottish Premiership outings. The champions extended their...Show More Summary

Giroud gives Wenger selection poser for West Ham clash

11 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Olivier Giroud came to Arsenal’s rescue against Southampton but it remains to be seen whether the striker has done enough to earn his first Premier League start of the season at West Ham United. The 31-year-old FrenchShow More Summary

ESPN could be go-to network for World Cup analysis instead of rights holder FOX Sports

12 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

For immediate analysis on TV after the FIFA World Cup Draw wrapped up on December 1, soccer fans in the United States had several choices to choose from. For most of them, the easiest way was to continue watching the coverage on FOX Sports 1. Show More Summary

Lazio crash as Immobile sees red against Torino

13 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Rome (AFP) – Ciro Immobile was sent off as 10-man Lazio crashed to a 3-1 Serie A defeat against Torino in Rome on Monday. Italian international Immobile saw red just before the break for a headbutt aimed at Torino defender Nicolas Burdisso. Show More Summary

PSG hope Neymar will return in 3-4 days

13 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Paris Saint-Germain are hoping Neymar will return from Brazil in three or four days after he travelled home for personal reasons, coach Unai Emery said on Monday. “We gave him permission to make this journey. I hope he will come back in three or four days’ time,” Emery said. Show More Summary

EPL commentator assignments on NBC Sports, Gameweek 17

13 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Mid-week match coverage begins Tuesday, December 12, at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live, followed by Huddersfield Town v. Chelsea at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Coverage on Wednesday, December 13, begins at 2 p.m. ET with Premier League Live on NBCSN followed by Swansea versus Manchester City at 2:45 p.m. Show More Summary

Salah named BBC African player of the year

17 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Egypt star Mohamed Salah won the prestigious BBC African Player of the Year award on Monday, rewarded for a 2017 packed with sparkling displays for Liverpool, Roma and his national team. The 25-year-old topped a poll that...Show More Summary

Spalletti embarrassed by Mourinho comparisons

18 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Milan (AFP) – Inter Milan coach Luciano Spalletti admitted Monday that he was embarrassed by constant comparisons with the Serie A club’s former treble-winning coach Jose Mourinho. Spalletti’s side are the only unbeaten team in Serie...Show More Summary

Stoeger looks to reboot faltering Dortmund

18 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Berlin (AFP) – Peter Stoeger starts his colossal task of arresting Borussia Dortmund’s freefall down the Bundesliga table on Tuesday while former employers Cologne face a daunting trip to leaders Bayern Munich. Stoeger has had little time to assess Dortmund’s problems ahead of his first match in charge, away to strugglers Mainz. Show More Summary

Chinese-owned Inter offer 300m bonds

19 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

Milan (AFP) – Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan on Monday officially announced the issuing of secured bonds worth 300 million euros ($353 million), maturing in 2022. The former three-time European champions released a statement via its media administrator, Inter Media and Communication (IMC), confirming the bond offer. Show More Summary

Chelsea battling for Champions League future: Conte

19 hours agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – Antonio Conte says Chelsea are battling to secure their Champions League future and warned of a “bad surprise” after weekend results left them 14 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. After a fourth loss...Show More Summary

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