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Bayern gets Man United, Madrid faces Dortmund

Chelsea's Samuel Eto'o, left, and Galatasaray's Felipe Melo battle for the ball during the Champions Leagueround of 16 second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Galatasaray at Stamford Bridge stadium in London Tuesday, March 18, 2014. AP FILE PHOTO

Defending champion Bayern Munich will play Manchester United in the Champions League quarterfinals, and Real Madrid will face Borussia Dortmund in a rematch of last season’s semifinals.

Posted: March 21st, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

United beats Olympiakos, through in Champs League

Manchester United manager David Moyes celebrates after his team's 3-0 Champions League last 16 second leg soccer match win against Olympiakos at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Wednesday, March 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Robin van Persie ushered Manchester United into the Champions League quarterfinals — and potentially saved his manager’s job — with a hat trick in a 3-0 victory over Olympiakos that completed one of the competition’s greatest comebacks on Wednesday.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Messi guides Barca past City into Champs quarters

Barcelona's Andres Iniesta, left, falls in front of Manchester City's Vincent Kompany during a Champions League, round of 16, second leg, soccer match between FC Barcelona and Manchester City at the Camp Nou Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday March 12, 2014. AP

Lionel Messi and Dani Alves scored second-half goals as Barcelona beat 10-man Manchester City 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the Champions League quarterfinals for the seventh straight season.

Posted: March 13th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Atletico beats Milan 4-1 to reach Champs quarters

Atletico's Diego Costa, right, scores his goal during a Champions League last 16 second leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and AC Milan, at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Tuesday, March 11, 2014. AP

Diego Costa’s breakout season continued to be the catalyst to Atletico Madrid’s success as it beat AC Milan 4-1 to reach the Champions League quarterfinals on Tuesday for the first time since 1997.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Puyol to leave Barcelona at end of season

FC Barcelona's Carles Puyol arrives for a press conference to announce his retirement as a FC Barcelona's soccer player at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper in San Joan Despi, Spain, Tuesday, March , 2014. The 35-year-old Puyol has spent his entire career with the Spanish league champions, having debuted in 1999. But he has made just 12 appearances this season after battling knee injuries in recent seasons. Puyol has been essential figure in Barcelona and Spain’s recent achievements, as the center back helped Spain win the 2010 World Cup two years after its European Championship triumph. Despite helping take Spain to the top of world football, Puyol has been the warrior defender center to Barcelona’s success, helping the club to 21 trophies including three Champions Leagues. AP

Barcelona defender Carles Puyol has decided to leave the club at the end of the season, preferring to take some time off after several injury-filled seasons and putting his football future in doubt.

Posted: March 5th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Messi scores as Barca beats 10-man Man City 2-0

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, scores the first goal of the game for his side from a penalty during their Champions League Round of 16 soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014. AP

Feeling they had a point to prove, Barcelona’s players delivered in style leaving Manchester City bitter and bruised.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Mata helps United to 2-0 win over Cardiff

Chelsea's John Terry, left, challenges Manchester United's Danny Welbeck during their English Premier League soccer match at Stamford Bridge, London, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. AP

With record signing Juan Mata slotting seamlessly into the team and fit-again Robin van Persie back to scoring again, a return to the good times could be just around the corner for Manchester United.

Posted: January 29th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Dortmund, Milan advance in Champions League

FC Barcelona and Celtic FC players pose with a banner remembering former South African President Nelson Mandela before a Champions League soccer match at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday Dec. 11, 2013. AP

In a dramatic climax to one of the tightest groups in Champions League history, Borussia Dortmund needed an 87th-minute goal at Marseille to advance at the expense of Napoli which beat Arsenal.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Chelsea advances in Champions league despite loss

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud, bottom, competes for the ball with Marseille's Mario Lemina during the Group F Champions League soccer match between Arsenal and Marseille at the Emirates stadium in London, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013. AP

Chelsea qualified for the Champions League’s last 16 despite being tripped up again by Basel, while AC Milan and Arsenal claimed easy wins but were made to wait to seal their berths in the knockout stage.   Mohamed Salah’s late strike earned Basel a 1-0 win and a second straight Group E victory over the [...]

Posted: November 27th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Champions League: Spot on Ronaldo sees Real past Juventus

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo from Portugal  AP

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid all but secured their place in the Champions League last 16 with a 2-1 win over Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday.

Posted: October 24th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Messi rescues Barca in Champions League

Dortmund's Mats Hummels, left, battles for the ball with Arsenal's Oliver Giroud during the Champions League Group F soccer match between Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund at the Emirates Stadium in London Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. AP

Lionel Messi preserved Barcelona’s unbeaten start to the Champions League by equalizing in a 1-1 draw at AC Milan while Arsenal’s 100 percent record disappeared with a 2-1 home defeat to Borussia Dortmund in Tuesday’s other marquee match.   Atletico Madrid made it three wins from three thanks to a double from in-form striker Diego [...]

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Bayern, Real and United win in Champs League

AP FILE PHOTO

Bayern Munich opened the defense of its Champions League title with a comfortable 3-0 win over CSKA Moscow on Tuesday, while Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick as Real Madrid thrashed Galatasaray 6-1.

Posted: September 18th, 2013 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

Barcelona picks Gerardo Martino as coach

Gerardo Martino. AP PHOTO

Barcelona has agreed terms with a relatively unknown Argentine league coach, Gerardo Martino, to follow in the footsteps of two of European football’s most successful coaches.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

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