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Manchester United vs. Olympiacos, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Moyes turns to veterans

Strangely, David Moyes has turned to Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand to help dig Manchester United out of the hole they find themselves in. If one had asked a fan of Manchester United at the beginning of this season if a Champions League Round of 16 exit at the hands of Olympiacos would be embarrassing, almost all of them would have said yes. Show More Summary

CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals: Tijuana look set for semifinals

Club Tijuana have one foot in the semifinals, which means LA would go out. By the end of this week, the CONCACAF Champions League will have its four semifinalists, but who those teams are is still a complete tossup. There were two draws...Show More Summary

Chelsea vs. Galatasaray, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Didier Drogba chases upset on return

No one expects Roberto Mancini to outwit Jose Mourinho, but Didier Drogba still has enough left in the tank to stick it to his old club. While some of the round's biggest or closest-feeling ties have turned into blowouts, Chelsea is strangely uncomfortable heading into the second leg of its Champions League tie with Galatasaray. Show More Summary

Real Madrid vs. Schalke, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Let's just get this over with

Schalke has to play 90 minutes at the Bernabeu for some god forsaken reason. Real Madrid played up how much they respected Schalke going into the first leg of their Champions League tie, and on the evidence of their performance at the Veltins Arena, they believed everything they were saying. Show More Summary

Premier League, Week 30: Manchester City keep pace in the title race

An early red card to Vincent Kompany wasn't enough to slow down Manchester City, who had no problem beating Hull. Hull City vs. Manchester City KC Stadium; Saturday, 12:45 GMT/8:45 AM ET Manchester City's title hopes are likely quite...Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 28: Real Madrid faces Málaga on Saturday

There are just ten rounds left in Spain's top division and several races in the table remain close. The season keeps rolling forward in Spain as La Liga reaches round 28 of a scheduled 38. Unlike boxing of course, we'll complete allShow More Summary

Serie A, Round 28: Hellas Verona vs. Inter Milan kicks off the weekend's action

There's only one Serie A game to grab your attention on Saturday, with Inter Milan heading to face fellow European hopefuls Hellas Verona. In Week 28, try to look beyond the surface - some games that look as though they might be boring contain hidden secrets. Show More Summary

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Bayer Leverkusen, 2014 UEFA Champions League: It's already over

Paris Saint-Germain have already won this tie. They're resting a lot of players. Pour one out for Bayer Leverkusen. Remember the beginning of the season? It was a magical time when Bayer Leverkusen were praised for looking better than Borussia Dortmund, as well as Champions League group mates Shakhtar Donetsk and Real Sociedad. Show More Summary

Barcelona vs. Manchester City, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Citizens need 2 goals

Manchester City are heading into Camp Nou down two goals. Can they score early and put a scare into Barcelona? Every manager has their blind spot. Pep Guardiola didn't know when to play a more direct game with Barcelona, Jose Mourinho...Show More Summary

Copa Libertadores 2014, Week 3: Defensor Sporting put on a show

Defensor Sporting's young stars were the story of Tuesday's Copa Libertadores action, as they put Cruzeiro to the sword. In other action, Univerisidad de Chile won away and Velez struggled at altitude. Copa Libertadores resumes Tuesday,...Show More Summary

UEFA Champions League 2014, Atletico Madrid vs. AC Milan: Rojiblancos big favorites

Clarence Seedorf can put a huge feather in his cap early in his managerial career if he can steer AC Milan to an upset win over Atletico Madrid. When the Champions League draw was made, this tie looked very sad for AC Milan. In the not-so-recent past, this would have been a fairly even matchup, if not heavily weighted towards Milan. Show More Summary

Bayern Munich vs. Arsenal, 2014 UEFA Champions League: Another comeback attempt

This year's comeback attempt isn't as numerically challenging for Arsenal as previous editions, but no one expects to take out Bayern Munich. For the third consecutive season, Arsenal face the exact same scenario in the Champions League's Round of 16. Show More Summary

CONCACAF Champions League quarterfinals: Arabe Unido get draw at Alajuelense

The competition returned with a surprising away draw for the Panamanians. It's been five months since the CONCACAF Champions League group stage wrapped up. In fact, by the time Alajuelense take the field on Monday in the first matchShow More Summary

Premier League, Week 29: Manchester United run out easy winners

Manchester United still have just an outside shot at fourth place, but they've pulled off another win to keep the heat on the other teams in the race. .m-sbnation-2014-mls-preview { display: block; width: 100%; } .m-sbnation-2014-mls-preview img { max-width: 100%; } West Bromwich Albion vs. Show More Summary

La Liga, Week 27: Barcelona and Real Valladolid kick off the round

Barcelona begins round 27 with a trip to face relegation battlers Valladolid While the three leaders continue to dance at the top of the table, the most interesting story in this round of La Liga matches could be just behind them in fourth place. Show More Summary

Serie A, Round 27: AC Milan kick off the weekend at Udinese

The Serie A weekend gets underway at the Stadio Friuli on Saturday, as Udinese host AC Milan. Later on is a relegation six-pointer, with Cagliari visiting fellow strugglers Catania. Will Fiorentina astonish by managing to do the double...Show More Summary

Ukraine vs. USA: Big opportunity for fringe USMNT players

The United States have picked a mix of fringe players and first-choice starters in their lineup to face Ukraine, giving the players on the edge of making the World Cup a big opportunity. The United States kicks off their preparation for the World Cup on Wednesday, but it's anyone's guess what kind of game they're going to get. Show More Summary

It's Wednesday. Time for a whole slew of international friendlies.

It's FIFA's last international break before coaches need to submit their 23-man rosters for the World Cup. That means a whole slew of teams is putting effort into a bunch of games classified as "friendlies," looking to fine-tune their...Show More Summary

La Liga, Round 26: Almost time for the Madrid derby

All eyes will be on Madrid this week in Spain as the final Madrid derby of the season will have a major effect on the title race. While there is a full schedule of games this week in Spain, you'll forgive the masses if they're focused...Show More Summary

Manchester City vs. Sunderland, 2014 League Cup final: Underdogs dreaming of glory at Wembley

Sunderland have undergone a massive turnaround under Gus Poyet and will be happy just to stay in the Premier League, but a League Cup win over Manchester City would make their season. Manchester City are strong favourites to lift the...Show More Summary

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