10:49 AM ET England boss Gareth Southgate has called for Harry Kane to receive greater protection from international referees after claiming the England captain is “kicked from pillar to post” in every game. Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho launched an impassioned defence of Kane earlier this week in response to claims he ‘bought’ a penalty by
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8:02 AM ET Editor’s note: Erling Haaland and Borussia Dortmund face eight-time defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich on Saturday (12:30 p.m. ET, stream LIVE on ESPN+) ERLING HAALAND WAS EVERYWHERE. Each time Norway played the ball upfield against Honduras at last year’s U20 World Cup, Haaland floated away from the defense effortlessly, the ball landing
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5:55 AM ET Adriana Garcia Diego Maradona’s personal doctor is amazed by the Argentina legend’s recovery from surgery but said he remains cautious. Maradona had a “successful” operation on Tuesday at a private clinic in Buenos Aires to remove a subdural hematoma, which is an accumulation of blood between a membrane and his brain. Less
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6:42 AM ET A total of 10 Paris Saint-Germain players were stuck in an elevator ahead of their Champions League clash at RB Leipzig. A day before the match, first team players including Angel Di Maria, Marquinhos, Moise Kean, Presnel Kimpembe and Leandro Paredes were stuck in the hotel lift for 50 minutes. – Stream
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7:12 PM ET Gerard Pique acknowledged that decline had set in at Barcelona in recent seasons, but says the demands at the Catalan club will not allow for a transition year. The 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in August triggered changes at Camp Nou from top to bottom, with president Josep Maria Bartomeu, coach Quique
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2:48 AM ET Associated Press Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scored in the 78th minute, but the LA Galaxy were eliminated from playoff contention in the Western Conference despite their 1-1 draw with the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday. Raul Ruidiaz scored his 11th goal of the season in the third minute of injury time for the defending
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10:25 PM ET Benji Michel broke a tie in the 84th minute for 10-man Orlando City, who earned a 2-1 win against the visiting Columbus Crew in a battle for third place in Major League Soccer’s Eastern Conference on Wednesday. Orlando (11-3-8, 41 points, 1.86 points per game) moved in front of the Crew (11-6-5,
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5:08 PM ET RB Leipzig fought back to beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 at home in a pulsating Champions League Group H clash on Wednesday that kept them on course for a round-of-16 spot while putting the French side, who finished the game with nine men, in a precarious position. Angel Di Maria had given PSG
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10:12 PM ET Major League Soccer players Rodolfo Pizarro and Jonathan dos Santos have been called into Mexico‘s men’s squad for friendlies in Austria against South Korea and Japan, although Sporting Kansas City‘s Alan Pulido misses out. Pulido would likely have missed the first round of the MLS Cup playoffs with Sporting KC due to
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2:51 PM ET Basaksehir celebrated a stunning win over Manchester United on Monday. Salih Zeki Fazlıoglu/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Manchester United were stunned 2-1 at Basaksehir in their Champions League Group H match on Wednesday. The hosts jumped out to a 2-0 lead thanks to goals from former Chelsea striker Demba Ba and Edin Visca
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4:24 PM ET Rob DawsonCorrespondent Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has brushed off suggestions he could be sacked following the humiliating Champions League defeat to Istanbul Basaksehir. United lost 2-1 in Turkey on Wednesday to increase the pressure on Solskjaer’s position. – Ratings: Fernandes, Matic both 4/10 in shock defeat– Stream ESPN FC Daily
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10:44 AM ET Sergio Ramos and Real Madrid have begun conversations over a new contract for the defender, multiple sources have told ESPN. Both parties are keen for the club captain to extend his deal at the Santiago Bernabeu with Ramos’ contract expiring in June 2021. The defender would be free to negotiate with other
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9:19 AM ET Jose Mourinho has launched an impassioned defence of Harry Kane after the Tottenham striker was criticised for “winning” a penalty against Brighton and insisted Spurs’ Premier League rivals deserve greater scrutiny for exaggerating contact in the box. The opening goal of Sunday’s 2-1 win over Brighton came from the penalty spot after
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4:53 PM ET Porto ran out easy winners vs. Marseille. Getty Porto beat Marseille 3-0 in Group C on Tuesday, inflicting a record 12th consecutive defeat in the Champions League on the French club and leaving Andre Villas Boas’s team on the brink of elimination. Moussa Marega, Sergio Oliveira with a penalty and Luis Diaz found
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