Man City and Liverpool keep the Premier League race open, but refer to Guardiola more than Klopp

MANCHESTER, England – It was epic, crazy and unpredictable until the end, when Riyad Mahrez had the chance to not only win the match, but almost certainly the Premier League title. Instead, the Manchester City substitute sent the ball high over the Liverpool bar, and the 2-2 result means we are no closer to knowing … Read more

Pep Guardiola’s Gabriel Jesus bet pays off, Diogo Jota advances when Salah doesn’t, and more

1:25 p.m. ET Rob DawsonReporter In his first Premier League start since January 1, Gabriel Jesus showed Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola made the right decision by giving the Brazilian a chance. Matt McNulty / Getty Images Manchester, England – Manchester City and Liverpool played a thrilling 2-2 draw on Sunday in a clash at … Read more

Benzema’s brilliance contrasts with Lukaku’s woes as Real Madrid dominates the Champions League quarter-finals

LONDON – At least Stamford Bridge could see a top striker finally seal a big game. The embarrassing fact for Chelsea and Thomas Tuchel is that 34-year-old Karim Benzema is improving somewhat with age, making this Champions League quarter-final match possibly in Real Madrid’s irrevocable favour, in a 3-1 win on Wednesday. The France international’s … Read more

USMNT’s World Cup draw in Mexico was positive, but missed opportunities at Azteca could be costly so far

MEXICO CITY – Too many times the US men’s national team has come out of the Azteca Stadium boiling, at the wrong end of the score streak, can’t be counted. Usually it’s because the visitors got killed by 1,000 passes, there was no match for Mexico’s systematic possession match, and they mocked “”Oh!” crowd invitations. … Read more