Category: International Sports

Barca hit seven past Valencia

Barca hit seven past Valencia

Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi three as Barcelona thrashed Gary Neville’s Valencia 7-0 to all but book their place in the Copa del Rey final. Neville’s five-game unbeaten run in the competition came to a shuddering halt as Suarez scored twice in the opening 12 minutes of the semi-final first leg, before Messi [&hellip

Martinez makes £31m China move

Martinez makes £31m China move

Chinese Super League club Guangzhou Evergrande have signed Atletico Madrid striker Jackson Martinez for 42m euros (£31.8m). The Colombian will join up with his new squad when they resume winter training in Dubai on February 9, after completing a medical. “We firmly believe that the addition of international football star Jackson Martinez will strengthen our [&hellip

Neymar under investigation for fraud

Neymar under investigation for fraud

Star Brazilian striker Neymar has found himself at the center of tax evasion allegations in his hometown of Santos. At the same time, he was facing a Spanish court over irregularities when he was signed to FC Barcelona. Soccer star Neymar and his father found themselves in new legal hot water on Tuesday when Brazilian [&hellip

Newcastle announce Townsend

Newcastle announce Townsend

Newcastle have announced the signing of Andros Townsend from Tottenham. The 24-year-old England winger has signed a five-and-a-half-year deal for a fee of £12m. The two Premier League clubs agreed the fee on Tuesday after weeks of negotiations that included two rejected offers – one of a loan, the other for £10.5m. Townsend, who has [&hellip

Man Utd deny Guardiola report

Man Utd deny Guardiola report

​Manchester United have denied a report in France that officials from the club held a meeting with the outgoing Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola. French newspaper L’Equipe claims the meeting took place in Paris last week,  but Manchester United claim the story is not true. Guardiola will leave Bayern at the end of the season and says [&hellip

Mascherano attempts to avoid prison

Mascherano attempts to avoid prison

Barcelona and Argentina defender Javier Mascherano has appeared in court aiming to avoid going to prison over a 1.5m euros (£1.1m) tax fraud. Mascherano, 31, previously admitted two counts of fraud after failing to declare earnings in 2011 and 2012. A judge will now rule if Mascherano can pay an increased fine to avoid jail, according to reports in [&hellip

Zarate joins Fiorentina

Zarate joins Fiorentina

​Mauro Zarate has ended his 18-month spell with West Ham by joining Fiorentina on a permanent contract. The forward has not featured for West Ham since the 1-0 FA Cup third-round victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers on January 10 and has joined Fiorentina for a fee believed to be £1.6m. “I would like to thank David Sullivan and David [&hellip

LVG: We can still win title

LVG: We can still win title

Louis van Gaal believes Manchester United can win the Premier League after their late victory over Liverpool reignited an unlikely title push. Wayne Rooney’s 78th-minute strike – his first at Anfield since 2005 – sealed a United victory and moved the club seven points behind leaders Arsenal. Speaking at his post-match press conference, Van Gaal [&hellip

Rooney snatches United win

Rooney snatches United win

​Wayne Rooney ended an 11-year wait for an Anfield goal as Manchester United snatched a dramatic 1-0 victory at Liverpool on Super Sunday. An attritional game was heading for stalemate but the United captain reacted fastest 12 minutes from time, thundering home a rebound after Marouane Fellaini headed off the crossbar. Until that point, David de [&hellip

Hiddink admits relegation fear

Hiddink admits relegation fear

​Guus Hiddink has warned his Chelsea players relegation is a possibility this season if they cannot improve their form. Chelsea were held to a 2-2 draw by West Brom on Wednesday when James McClean equalised in the dying minutes – a result which leaves them just four places and six points above the relegation zone. It is [&hellip