Hughes hopeful of entering contract talks

Mark Hughes is optimistic of entering into talks to extend his contract as Stoke City manager in the near future. The Welshman arrived at the Britannia Stadium at the beginning of last season as he took over from compatriot Tony Pulis and guided the club to ninth, their best Premier League finish. Hughes, who initially…

Continue reading

Oshoala Confident Of AWC Success

Canada 2014 FIFA women’s U20 World Cup most valuable player, Asisat Oshoala, says the target for Nigeria is to reclaim the Africa Women’s championship which is set to be held in Namibia in October. Oshoala, top scorer at the last FIFA U20 women’s World Cup in Canada with seven goals, has joined up with the…

Continue reading

Deportivo La Coruna v Real Madrid: Ancelotti out to end losing run

Real Madrid travel to Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday in a rare position as they seek to end a run of two La Liga defeats on the spin. Carlo Ancelotti’s men have made a stuttering start to the season, going down 4-2 to Real Sociedad ahead of the international break before a 2-1 reverse against…

Continue reading

Union quash Moyes talk

Philadelphia Union dismissed rumours linking former Manchester United manager David Moyes to the MLS club’s coaching vacancy. The Union are on the lookout for a new coach after John Hackworth was sacked in June and Moyes has appeared as a possible candidate after being spotted at two consecutive matches. Moyes – without a job since…

Continue reading

Aston Villa v Arsenal: Lambert´s men out to worsen visitors´ week

A buoyant Aston Villa can make a bad week worse for Arsenal with victory in Saturday’s Premier League clash at Villa Park. The two have endured contrasting fortunes in recent weeks, with Villa revelling in their excellent early-season form that has seen them rise to second while Arsenal have won just one of their last…

Continue reading

Astori suffers knee injury

Roma will be without Davide Astori for several weeks after he suffered a knee injury during the UEFA Champions League win over CSKA Moscow. The on-loan central defender damaged his right knee during the resounding 5-1 win at the Stadio Olimpico on Wednesday, but was able to complete the full 90 minutes as Roma rose…

Continue reading

Dyche calms Ings injury fears

Sean Dyche has played down the severity of Danny Ings’ hamstring injury but confirmed the striker with miss Burnley’s clash with Sunderland. The 22-year-old former Bournemouth frontman hobbled off shortly before half-time in Burnley’s goalless Premier League draw at Crystal Palace last Saturday. Initially there were fears Ings could be ruled out for up to…

Continue reading

CSL Preview: Elkeson eyes milestone as Guoan face derby clash

Guangzhou Evergrande aim to move a step closer to the CSL title on Saturday as Beijing Guoan renew one of China’s fiercest rivalries. Second-placed Guoan are six points behind leaders Evergrande with six games remaining and Arie Haan is eager to deal a blow to their title hopes by guiding his eighth-placed Tianjin Teda side…

Continue reading

Monk: I feel sorry for Solskjaer

Garry Monk expressed his sympathy for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who was fired from his position as Cardiff City boss on Thursday. The Norwegian took over the reins at Swansea City’s fierce rivals in January this year, but failed to keep the club in the Premier League as they suffered relegation back to the second tier….

Continue reading

Evra relishing Milan clash

Juventus defender Patrice Evra is relishing the prospect of locking horns with Milan in a mouth-watering Serie A clash on Sunday. The defending champions have started the campaign well under Massimiliano Allegri, with consecutive two wins out of two in the league and a 2-0 victory over Malmo in the UEFA Champions League. However, a…

Continue reading