With his back to goal but eyes on the incoming cross, Gareth Bale connected with the ball while leaping in the air and sent a scissor-kick arcing into the top of the net.
Binge drinking for hours in stadium parking lots, a few Philly fans flexed their beer muscles with throws that were as on point as Nick Foles connecting with his Eagles receivers.
Saudi women were allowed into a sports stadium for the first time Friday to watch a soccer match between two local teams — though they were segregated in the stands from the male-only crowd with designated seating in the so-called "family section."
Even Jose Mourinho couldn't help savoring the scale of Bristol City's achievement, however painful it was seeing Manchester United's League Cup defense ended by a second-tier club.
The Samoa Women’s Futsal team returned with a Bronze Medal from the Oceania Football Confederation O.F.C. Youth Futsal tournament held in Auckland, New Zealand, last week. Samoa both competed in the Men’s and Women’s divisions of the O.F.C. Futsal tournament.
Brazil is in, and over the next week three more South American countries will join the five-time champions at the World Cup in Russia.
With the knockout stage still in reach for all four teams, Group B’s competing nations are all feeling positive ahead of their second OFC U-16 Women’s Championship clashes tomorrow.
Madaleen Falaniko Ah-Ki is a name you should look out for. She is a Samoan Football Star in the making. She is 14, and currently attending St Peter’s Claver College. Madaleen is in Samoa, a team member for the Samoa U16 Women’s Football team competing in the Stage one of the OFC U16 Football Championships, which kicks off at the end of the week.
Neymar has become the most expensive player in soccer history after completing his blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona on Thursday for 222 million euros ($262 million).
Wayne Rooney rejoined boyhood club Everton on Sunday after 13 years at Manchester United, leaving English soccer's biggest club as its record scorer having won every major trophy.
Germany's experimental young side overcame street-wise Chile to win a bruising Confederations Cup final 1-0 on Sunday, vindicating Joachim Loew's decision to leave most of his world champions at home.
Cristiano Ronaldo's 75th international goal helped lift Portugal to an easy 4-0 win over New Zealand on Saturday and into the Confederations Cup semifinals.
Cristiano Ronaldo capped his greatest year by helping Real Madrid become the first Champions League holder to retain its title, showcasing his enduring scoring qualities in a 4-1 victory over Juventus on Saturday.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored on his emotional return home, but Portugal squandered a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Sweden in a friendly on Tuesday.
A near-perfect goalkicking effort by Louis Carbonel led France to its first world under-20 rugby championship in beating England 33-25 in the final on Sunday.
Vitali Klitschko had a difficult time grasping the moment."It's not reality. It's dream," Klitschko said Sunday during his induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. "I never expected I will be in (the Hall of Fame).
The Cleveland Browns' long search for a franchise quarterback has led them to Baker Mayfield — the first of four passers to be drafted in the top 10 Thursday night.
For the second straight year, throngs of Golden State Warriors fans turned out for a victory parade to celebrate a team some are calling an NBA dynasty and got a treat when several players got off their buses to mingle with the crowd.
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