Soccer

Hazard warning: Chelsea star flourishing in new free role

Barcelona, Chelsea advance to Champions League last 16


Barcelona draws 0-0 at Juventus to seal top spot in group

Without Lionel Messi for almost an hour, Barcelona managed to get the draw it needed to reach the Champions League match knockout stages. It was drab 0-0 draw at Juventus, though, despite Paulo Dybala's efforts to spark it into life for the home side.


Atletico beats Roma 2-0 to stay alive in Champions League

Antoine Griezmann ended his scoreless streak in style on Wednesday, finding the net with a stunning overhead kick to keep alive Atletico Madrid's hopes of advancing in the Champions League.


Neymar, Cavani, Mbappe score as PSG routs Celtic 7-1

Celtic needed less than a minute to do what no other Champions League team has managed this season, by scoring a goal against title favorite Paris Saint-Germain.


Dost scores in each half as Sporting beats Olympiakos 3-1

Bas Dost scored a goal in each half to lead Sporting Lisbon to a 3-1 win over Olympiakos in the Champions League on Wednesday, leaving the Greek team without a victory after five games in Group D and unable to advance.


Tolisso leads Bayern over Anderlecht 2-1 in Group B

Corentin Tolisso set up one goal and scored another to give Bayern Munich a 2-1 win over Anderlecht on Wednesday in Group B of the Champions League.


Madrid celebrates as Benzema and Ronaldo find the net again

The 6-0 rout of APOEL Cyprus didn't change much for Real Madrid in its quest to once again be crowned Champions League winner, but it was crucial to boost the confidence of its top two strikers — Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo.


NBA players wish pending World Cup qualifiers were different

Omri Casspi will try to keep up with his Israeli teammates when they open qualifying for the 2019 Basketball World Cup this week.


Svensson, Bruin lead Sounders to 2-0 win over Dynamo

Seattle coach Brian Schmetzer would not call the Sounders' dominant first leg win on Tuesday night a statement.


Australia coach quits despite guiding Socceroos to World Cup

Ange Postecoglou framed his departure as Socceroos head coach with a stereotypically Aussie scenario.He'd decided to quit last week immediately after Australia qualified for a…


Toronto and Columbus play 0-0 tie to start conference final

Neither Toronto FC nor the Columbus Crew was unhappy with the 0-0 draw in the first leg of the MLS Eastern Conference Final.


Madrid thrashes APOEL 6-0 to make Champions League last 16

With Karim Benzema finding his scoring touch and Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his tally, Real Madrid again made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League.


Witness: Men accused of bribes negotiated sale to Qataris

A sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain team president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, a witness testified Tuesday in federal court.


Sevilla draws after Liverpool wastes 3-goal lead in CL

With their team down 3-0 after only 30 minutes, some Sevilla fans started heading out of Sanchez Pizjuan-Stadium.


Leipzig wins 4-1 as Monaco crashes out of Champions League

Leipzig sent Monaco crashing out of the Champions League with a 4-1 victory, capitalizing on a comedy of errors in a first-half horror show from last season's semifinalists on Tuesday.


MLS Cup semifinals: Houston, Columbus set to battle big favorites

MLS conference finals pit two favorites, two others.


Sevilla coach: Be cautious vs Liverpool in Champions League

Don't expect Sevilla to take too many risks when it hosts Liverpool in the Champions League on Tuesday even though a victory would secure the Spanish club a berth in the knockout stages for the second straight season.


Italy's World Cup fallout deepens as Tavecchio resigns

First it was the captain. Then the coach. And now it's the president.