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Steven Gerrard retires from England duty

Steven Gerrard

England captain Steven Gerrard retired from international football on Monday after becoming a pillar of the team in 114 appearances, but making way after the country’s disastrous World Cup campaign.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Costa Rica tops group after 0-0 draw with England

Costa Rica players greet supporters after the group D World Cup soccer match between Costa Rica and England at the Mineirao Stadium in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, Tuesday, June 24, 2014. Costa Rica finished first in what many considered the World Cup's toughest group after a 0-0 draw against a second-string England side.  AP PHOTO/FERNANDO VERGARA

Costa Rica finished first in what many considered the World Cup’s toughest group after a dour 0-0 draw against a second-string England side Tuesday.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Do or die as World Cup tension mounts

Mexico vs Croatia World Cup

The battle to avoid joining the likes of Spain and England on the World Cup scrapheap begins in earnest on Monday as the final round of first phase fixtures kicks off with Brazil bidding to book their place in the last 16.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Photos and Videos | Read More »

England has no case for the defense at World Cup

England's Phil Jagielka watches as Uruguay's Luis Suarez heads the ball to score his side's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014.  AP

No excuses. No one to blame but themselves. Feeble defending has left little hope for England at the World Cup.

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

Football: Suarez scores brace as Uruguay beat England 2-1

Uruguay's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between Uruguay and England at the Itaquerao Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Thursday, June 19, 2014.  AP PHOTO/MATT DUNHAM

Luis Suarez made a sensational return to action by scoring a brace to lift Uruguay past England with a 2-1 victory at the World Cup in Sao Paulo on Thursday.

Posted: June 20th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports | Read More »

Liverpool to start pre-season tour in Denmark

Liverpool's Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring against Manchester United, during their English Premier League soccer match at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Sunday, March 16, 2014.  AP PHOTO/JON SUPER

Liverpool will start its preseason tour next month with a friendly game in Denmark against Brondby.

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

England physio hurts ankle during goal celebration

England's Daniel Sturridge (9) scores against Italy's goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu (12) for England's first goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. AP

England’s physiotherapist required treatment himself after being injured while celebrating a goal during Saturday’s World Cup game against Italy.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Balotelli goal gives Italy 2-1 win over England

Italy's Mario Balotelli (9) celebrates with Italy's Marco Verratti (23) after Balotelli scored his side's second goal during the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014. AP

Mario Balotelli scored with a second-half header Saturday to give Italy a 2-1 win over England at the World Cup.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

England and Italy 1-1 at halftime at World Cup

England's Daniel Sturridge, left, and Italy's Giorgio Chiellini challenge during the group D World Cup soccer match between England and Italy at the Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Saturday, June 14, 2014.  AP

Daniel Sturridge scored an equalizer for England two minutes after Claudio Marchisio had given Italy the lead to leave the two teams drawing 1-1 at halftime on Saturday in Group D at the World Cup.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Deschamps hopes young squad can handle pressure

The head coach of France's soccer team, Didier Deschamps, center, arrives at Lille -Lesquin Airport as they prepare to travel to Brazil for the World Cup soccer tournament, in Lesquin northern France, Monday, June 9, 2014. AP

The pressure is all on France to beat Honduras in their opening World Cup match on Sunday, and coach Didier Deschamps hopes his relatively inexperienced squad is mature enough to handle the expectation level.

Posted: June 15th, 2014 in Latest Sports Stories | Read More »

Italy’s Buffon strains ankle ahead of England game

Italy's goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon practices his goal kicks during a training session at Arena da Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. Italy plays in group D of the 2014 soccer World Cup. AP

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon was being treated for a minor ankle injury ahead of the team’s World Cup opener against England on Saturday, handing the four-time champion another defensive headache.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

England, Italy squads full of World Cup newcomers

Italy's Lorenzo Insigne kicks the ball during a training session in the rain in Mangaratiba, Brazil, Tuesday, June 10, 2014. Italy will play in group D of the Brazil 2014 soccer World Cup. AP

One thing is for certain when England plays Italy in Manaus on Saturday — there will be plenty of World Cup newcomers on the field.

Posted: June 14th, 2014 in Football,Latest Sports Stories,Photos and Videos | Read More »

Goalkeeper Hart aware how costly a blunder can be

A Brazilian fan grimaces as she watches the 2014 soccer World Cup opening game between Brazil and Croatia at the Fan Fest complex in Recife, Brazil, Thursday, June 12, 2014. After taking the early lead in the opening match of the international soccer tournament, Croatia fell 3-1 to the five-time champion Brazil. AP

In an instant, with one blunder, a goalkeeper can go from world class to calamitous. England’s Joe Hart knows that only too well.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Football,Headlines,Latest Sports Stories,Other Sports,Section | Read More »

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