A League

  • Manchester United beat A-League team 5-1 in friendly July 20, 2013

    Sydney: Jesse Lingard and Danny Welbeck scored two goals each to lead Manchester United to a comprehensive 5-1 preseason victory over a combined A-League 'All Stars' team on Saturday for David Moyes' first victory as manager. Dutch star Robin Van Persie scored a late goal to the delight of more than...
  • United arrive in Sydney for All Stars match July 14, 2013

    Sydney: England glamor club Manchester United arrived in Sydney Sunday for a match against an A-League All Stars team, made more important after a shock loss to Thailand's All Stars in their first match under new manager David Moyes. United were beaten 1-0 in Bangkok on Saturday by the Thai lineup...
  • A-League stars to miss Manchester United pre-season friendly match July 5, 2013

    Sydney: Three international stars of Australian football's A-League have withdrawn from an All Stars team which will play Manchester United in a friendly on July 20. Italy's Alessandro Del Piero, former England striker Emile Heskey and Japan star Shinji Ono withdrew from the match on Friday, leaving the local team with...
  • Where next for Beckham after LA Galaxy exit? November 20, 2012

    Miami: Former England captain David Beckham, hailed as a success for soccer in the United States, will say his farewell to LA Galaxy in next month's MLS Cup final with one more mission yet to accomplish. It was only in January that Beckham signed a new deal with the Galaxy...
  • A-League not giving up on David Beckham November 17, 2012

    Sydney: Australia soccer chief David Gallop was not surprised David Beckham's management denied he had any interest in playing in the A-League but said that did not mean there was no possibility of it happening. Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Friday they had been approached by the former England...
  • Beckham linked with move to A-League November 16, 2012

    Tokyo: David Beckham could be set to move to the A-League after Football Federation Australia (FFA) said on Friday they had been approached by the former England captain's management. According to FFA officials, the approach was made in relation to Beckham playing in the A-League during the current 2012-13 season. "The...
  • Del Piero confirms move to Australia September 5, 2012

    Sydney: Italian World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero will play next season for Sydney FC, the striker said on Wednesday, in a major boost for Australia's seven-year-old A-League. The 37-year-old was released at the end of last season after 19 years at Juventus and had been linked with moves to various...
  • Juventus need Roma win to keep Milan in check April 20, 2012

    Milan: Piermario Morosini will be honoured before all Italian league matches when the Serie A returns this weekend, with unbeaten leaders Juventus at home to Roma and looking to maintain their one-point advantage over AC Milan. Last weekend's matches were postponed after Morosini collapsed and died after suffering cardiac arrest during...
  • Serie A: Milan win derby, beat Inter 3-0 April 3, 2011

    Milan: AC Milan put itself in pole position to win the Serie A after beating Inter Milan 3-0 and extending its lead over Inter in the standings to five points on Saturday. "We may be five points ahead, but we have seven games to play and there are 21 points on...
  • Ibrahimovic to miss Milan derby March 26, 2011

    Rome: AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic's faint hopes of playing in the Milan derby on April 2 were finally extinguished on Friday when his ban for violent conduct was cut from three matches to two on appeal. Italian news agency ANSA said the Italian soccer federation (FIGC) decided to reduce the...
  • Serie A: Milan concentrate on domestic glory March 11, 2011

    Rome: AC Milan's Champions League exit appears to have given the squad more confidence as it chases its first Serie A title in seven years. Milan was eliminated from Europe by Tottenham following a 0-0 draw Wednesday in which the Italian team controlled nearly from start to finish. The London club...
  • Milan beat Napoli, extend lead to 5 points March 1, 2011

    Milan: AC Milan controlled from the start and finally broke through in the second half to beat Napoli 3-0 Monday to open up a five-point lead over city rival Inter Milan in Serie A. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Alexandre Pato each scored after the break at the San Siro. Ibrahimovic converted...
  • Serie A: AC Milan's Pirlo edges out Parma 1-0 October 3, 2010

    Milan: AC Milan defeated Parma 1-0 to earn the Serie A provisional lead on Saturday. Milan leads by a point from Inter Milan and Lazio, who are second and third and play on Sunday. Midfielder Andrea Pirlo scored the only goal in the 25th minute to decide a dour match between teams...
  • Transfer talks: Gudjohnsen joins Stoke from Monaco September 1, 2010

    Stoke, England: Stoke has signed striker Eidur Gudjohnsen and winger Jermaine Pennant on loan. The 31-year-old Gudjohnsen is back in the Premier League after spending the second half of last season at Tottenham. The 27-year-old Pennant is only on loan from Real Zaragoza until January. La Liga: Real's Drenthe moves to Hercules...
  • I have no authority to sign players: Benitez August 26, 2010

    Monaco: Inter Milan coach Rafa Benitez said on Thursday he had no authority to sign new players for the European champions as he fielded questions about a possible broken agreement with Roy Hodgson, his successor at Liverpool. Benitez was reacting to a statement made on Wednesday by Hodgson, who said he...
  • Europa League: Liverpool, Juventus win August 20, 2010

    London: Former European champions Liverpool and Juventus will take slender leads into the second legs of their Europa League playoffs after narrow victories on Thursday. In unfamiliar territory after failing to qualify for the Champions League last season, fallen English giant Liverpool needed Ryan Babel's 45th-minute goal to edge past...
  • Manchester City signs Balotelli from Inter August 13, 2010

    Manchester: Manchester City signed Italy forward Mario Balotelli from Inter Milan on a five-year contract on Friday, moving a step closer to completing its summer transfer spending. Balotelli completed the transfer three days after making his international debut to become City's fifth high-profile signing since it narrowly missed out on Champions...