Tottenham Hotspur's transfer dealings are like clockwork -- an alarm clock, upon which you have thumped the snooze button a dozen times and which is now beeping only to tell you that you're late for work again. Another summer window deadline day, another cluster of cameras outside the gates at Spurs, poised to capture the last-second drama. Will this new "partnership" with Real Madrid, forged alongside the transfer of Luka Modric, mean the arrival under darkness of Kaka? Will a deal finally be struck with Porto for Joao Moutinho? Is there any money left for Shakhtar Donetsk's Willian? These are the questions reporters, shivering inside their raincoats, will field repeatedly before the midnight chimes bring it all to an end.
Who will win the FA Cup? Ian Rush and Marcel Desailly give us their predictions.
What started out as Chelsea's worst season since owner Roman Abramovich arrived in 2003 is now on the verge of becoming one of the English club's best.
Porto have been sanctioned by UEFA for the "racist conduct" of their supporters during a Europa League last 32 game against Manchester City on their home ground in February.
The English Premier League top two Manchester City and Manchester United suffered embarrassing defeats in their Europa League last 16 ties Thursday.
Rivals Manchester City and Manchester United prospered in the unfamiliar territory of the Europa League as both recorded away victories in the first leg of their last-32 ties.
Real Madrid's hopes of winning a first Spanish title since 2008 survived a stern test on Saturday, as Jose Mourinho marked his 50th La Liga match as coach with a tense 3-2 victory at third-placed Valencia.
There was one doubt about Andre Villas-Boas when he arrived at Chelsea in the summer. Astonishing as Porto was last season -- it won a treble of Europa League, Portuguese Cup and Portuguese League (in which it dropped only four points) -- it never really faced a test. Sporting is at a low ebb and Benfica looks much stronger this season, while in Europe it faced no side from England, Germany, Italy or France. Of teams from the top five leagues in Europe, Porto met only Sevilla and Villarreal.
Holders Barcelona made hard work of beating Czech minnows Viktoria Plzen 2-0 in their Champions League Group H clash Wednesday but need just one win to reach the knockout stages.
Lionel Messi scored twice for Barcelona as the European champions crushed BATE Borisov 5-0 to claim their first Group H win in this season's Champions League.
Cesc Fabregas scored his first goal for Barcelona as the European champions defeated Europa League winners Porto 2-0 in Monaco to win the Super Cup on Friday.
Portuguese coach Andre Villas-Boas was confirmed as the new manager of Chelsea Wednesday.
Former Chelsea assistant manager talks to CNN about the possible arrival of Andre Villas-Boas at Stamford Bridge.
Being honest, there isn't much about U.S. soccer that people in England envy, but we do wish we had a similar glut of goalkeeping talent. Over the last 10-15 years the U.S. has produced an extraordinary number of high-class goalkeepers, so many, in fact, that it's begun to spoil Sylvester Stallone's performance in Escape to Victory (because there, of course, half the joke was that he was an American who played football and had to play in goal so he could use his hands).
Porto's incredible season continued on Wednesday with a 1-0 victory in the Europa League final against Braga, giving coach Andre Villas-Boas the chance to clinch a treble in his first term in charge.
Already the vultures are hovering. Porto will be back in the Champions League next season, but the problem is that it is unlikely to be this Porto, the side that has dropped just four points in the league all season, and swept all before it in Europe.
Radamel Falcao fired four goals as Porto demolished Villarreal 5-1 on Thursday night to all-but ensure an all-Portuguese final in the Europa League.
There's something that just seems right about the match between Portland, Ore., and soccer. You can see for yourself tonight when the Portland Timbers host their historic first MLS home game (ESPN2, 11 p.m. ET) against the Chicago Fire in what figures to be a festive cauldron in their refurbished downtown stadium.
There are few careers that can match the pedigree of Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho. Having just set a remarkable nine-year unbeaten home league record -- which spanned 150 matches and four clubs in four different countries -- the Portuguese manager is eyeing yet another remarkable record.
Real Madrid's hopes of European success were boosted on Monday with the news that Cristiano Ronaldo and Kaka have been passed fit for Tuesday's first leg of the Champions League quarterfinal against English club Tottenham.
There's a team in Europe that is still in the hunt to win every competition this season. A club which is dominating its league, ahead of its perennial archrival, which itself is having, statistically at least, a great season. Its numbers, across all competitions, are frighteningly good: Played 40, Won 33, Drawn 4, Lost 3.
Barcelona moved seven points clear in Spain after title rivals Real Madrid faltered with a goalless draw at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday.
New Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's first taste of European football ended in a goalless draw with Sparta Prague in the Europa League.
Rightly or wrongly, Roy Hodgson's time at Liverpool seems to be coming to an end. Some will argue that he should be given time, and it is of course true that various managerial greats -- Herbert Chapman, Don Revie, Brian Clough, Sir Alex Ferguson -- struggled in their first seasons at clubs with whom they later achieved significant success. But it is also true that Hodgson, much like Sam Allardyce in his brief stint at Newcastle United, seems to have lost the confidence of just about everybody, with even those fans who urge patience unsettled by the functionality of much of Liverpool's football, even against mediocre opposition.
Manchester City began their Europa League Group A stage campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Red Bull Salzburg on Thursday.
Jose Mourinho is confident that Real Madrid can break Barcelona's dominance in Spain in his first season in charge of the nine-time European champions.
Portugal defender Ricardo Carvalho has rejoined former coach Jose Mourinho after completing a transfer to Spanish giants Real Madrid.
World Cup stars Bruno Alves and Miguel Veloso are poised to leave Portugal for new clubs in Russia and Italy.
Diego Milito scored in each half as Inter Milan beat Bayern Munich 2-0 to win the Champions League final and claim an historic treble.
Real Madrid will name Jose Mourinho as their new coach on Monday after the Spanish giants confirmed they had agreed a compensation package with his current club Inter Milan.
UEFA president Michel Platini says he is disappointed that the buildup to Saturday's Champions League final between Inter Milan and Bayern Munich has been dominated by the coaches, and not the players.
CNN's Pedro Pinto tracks the paths Inter Milan and Bayern Munich took to the Champions League football final in Madrid.
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho will lead his Italian team into their first European Champions League final in 38 years on 22 May.
Inter Milan have won the Italian Serie A title for a fifth successive season -- and the 18th time in their illustrious history -- after Diego Milito's goal gave them a 1-0 win at Siena on Sunday.
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho claims Barcelona's "obsession" with winning the Champions League on the ground of their arch-rivals Real Madrid will hinder their chances of beating his side in their semifinal second showdown.
Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho has played down the threat posed by Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi as two of European football's giants face off in the Champions League semifinal on Tuesday night.
Nicklas Bendtner scored a hat-trick as a rampant Arsenal side thrashed Porto 5-0 at The Emirates to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League on Tuesday.
It's no secret that without the top South American players, European soccer's biggest club competition -- the UEFA Champions League -- wouldn't be nearly as entertaining. With the amount of South American talent integrated into the competition in recent years, the quality of play has reached a level never imagined before.
Cristiano Ronaldo is to play in a special benefit match for the victims of the Madeira floods and mudslides which have claimed the lives of at least 42 people.
Polish goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski made two sorry blunders as Arsenal crashed to a 2-1 defeat in their Champions League last 16 clash against Porto at Estadio do Dragao.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice for Real Madrid as they won 3-1 in Marseille on Tuesday to top Group C of Champions League qualifying.
As hosts of the largest carnival in world football, the pressure is on for South Africa's national football team to ignite the imagination of local fans by performing well at the 2010 World Cup.
Nicolas Anelka stunned Porto for the second time this season as Chelsea finished top of Champions League Group D with a 1-0 victory in the Estadio do Dragao.
Porto striker Hulk has been called up to the Brazilian squad for friendly internationals next month against England and Oman.
We're halfway through the Champions League group stage, which means it's midterm report-card time for Europe's elite. In this evaluation, though, you don't get a straight grade -- you're on a curve based on how you've performed relative to expectations.
Antonio Valencia struck a late winner as Manchester United maintained their 100 per cent record in Champions League Group B with a 1-0 victory at CSKA Moscow.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored two free-kicks on his European debut for Real Madrid, who opened their Champions League Group C campaign with a 5-2 victory away to FC Zurich on Tuesday night.
Former manager of the England football team, Bobby Robson, has died aged 76 after a long fight with cancer.
If this summer's transfer window is any indication, we can look forward to one of the most exciting European seasons in decades. With the three most expensive transfers in the history of the game recently made for amounts previously unimaginable, the stakes are higher than ever.
Former Real Madrid and Monaco striker Fernando Morientes has returned to French football after joining Marseille on a free transfer
Inter Milan have given up on signing Chelsea's Portuguese pair Ricardo Carvalho and Deco for the time being.
New Chelsea FC manager Carlo Ancelotti gives his first press conference on hopes of winning the Champions League.
Inter Milan celebrated their fourth successive Scudetto with a 3-0 home victory against Siena on Sunday as coach Jose Mourinho demanded total commitment from his players.
Three English teams clinched the semifinals of the European Champions League this week, representing the Premier League's finest hour since ... well, since last season, when three English teams achieved the same feat. As they did the season before that. Indeed, only a much-fancied Barcelona side can prevent a second all-England final. With Team Limey all cock-a-hoop with jingoistic cockiness, we look back at those quarterfinal second legs, starting with the thriller at Stamford Bridge.
Ordinarily, Manchester United making a trip to Craven Cottage isn't much of a story. Fulham hasn't beaten United at home in league play since 1964. But an unusually high amount of attention is focused on this weekend's encounter.
Atletico Madrid goalkeeping legend Abel Resino has returned to the Primera Liga club as coach in succession to Javier Aguirre who was dismissed on Monday.
With the European seasons just about at the halfway mark, there seems to be one overriding theme. Every one of the big boys (except Barcelona) is generally stinking it up. Some more so, some less so, admittedly.
Robin Van Persie scored two goals and set up another Tuesday to lead Arsenal to a 4-0 win over FC Porto in the Champions League.
You have to search high and low for a surprise in this season's European league campaigns, which look set to go down as the most predictable in years.
Former European champions Porto are under official investigation for match-fixing in the 2003/04 season and could face relegation to the second-flight in Portugal if found guilty.
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Sorry to drop another U2 reference here, but sometimes we feel stuck in a moment and we can't get out of it. We'll again explain that these rankings aren't about who the top-to-bottom best teams on earth are, since that hardly changes over a season. This is about the shifts in power across the footballing world.
Two rounds into this season's Champions League group stages and already some of the big guns are floundering -- or so their critics would have us believe.
Carlos Alberto, who scored in FC Porto's Champions League final victory against Monaco in 2004, has joined Bundesliga club Werder Bremen for a club record fee of 7.8 million euros ($10.7 million).
Chelsea captain John Terry has had to undergo a second brain scan after the sickening injury that saw him knocked out cold in the League Cup final win over Arsenal on Sunday.
PSV's Holland international Andre Ooijer is on the verge of signing for Blackburn, the Premiership side's manager Mark Hughes indicated on Tuesday.
FC Porto striker Benni McCarthy is close to signing for English Premiership side Blackburn Rovers on a three-year deal.
Brazilian international midfield player Diego joined German giants Werder Bremen on Sunday from 2004 Champions League winners FC Porto.
Jose Couceiro has resigned as coach of Belenenses after the Lisbon side were relegated from the Portuguese first division.
FC Porto defender Carlos Peixoto will be out for five months after tearing ligaments in his left knee during the club's 1-0 home win over Boavista on Sunday.
Brazilian international Adriano, injured during Inter Milan's 1-0 weekend victory at Udinese, has suffered a dislocated right shoulder, the Italian club said on Monday.
Villarreal have agreed terms with AZ Alkmaar to sign Netherlands right back Jan Kromkamp.
Portuguese champions Benfica have appointed Dutchman Ronald Koeman as coach, their president Luis Filipe Vieira said on Wednesday.
Portuguese first division side Boavista have appointed the club's former defender Pedro Barny as their new coach until the end of the season, in place of Jaime Pacheco who was sacked at the weekend.
Obafemi Martins scored for the fifth time in five Champions League games as Inter Milan drew 1-1 with defending champion FC Porto on Wednesday in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie.
Milan Baros, top scorer at Euro 2004, confirmed on Wednesday that Real Madrid had made an offer to his English Premiership club Liverpool.
Claudio Ranieri, who is expected to take charge of Chelsea for the last time on Saturday, has aimed a parting shot at Jose Mourinho, the man tipped to become his successor.
Zinedine Zidane was sent off as Real Madrid crashed to a demoralising 2-0 defeat at Deportivo La Coruna in the Spanish Primera Liga on Saturday.
Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov sparked scenes of celebration when his first-half strike secured the club's 39th Scottish league title in a 1-0 win at Kilmarnock.
Teenage keeper David Marshall has signed a new four-year deal with Celtic after his heroics helped the Scottish leaders secure a UEFA Cup quarterfinal place .
Portuguese winger Sergio Conceicao has agreed to return to Porto, just two days after he ended his contract with Italy's Lazio by mutual consent.
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