Real wait for misfiring Ronaldo to catch fire

Madrid (AFP) - Real Madrid are hoping Cristiano Ronaldo can end a lean period in front of goal as they attempt to keep their noses in front of a tight five-way race atop La Liga at Alaves on Saturday.

Guardiola plots Man City upturn at West Brom

London (AFP) - Pep Guardiola takes Manchester City to West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League this weekend still trying to figure out how to lift the club out of their autumn downturn.


FA probes violence, 200 face ban orders

Crowd violence after the League Cup tie between West Ham and Chelsea could lead to lengthy bans for hundreds of fans as the Football Association investigates.


Goal-shy South Africa pick Dutch-born striker

Johannesburg (AFP) - Goal-shy South Africa have turned to Netherlands-born striker Lars Veldwijk ahead of their African World Cup qualifying Group D clash at home to Senegal on November 12.


Southgate confident Vardy will end scoring drought

London (AFP) - England caretaker boss Gareth Southgate on Thursday backed Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy to rediscover his best form after suffering his worst scoring drought in almost two years.


Mourinho charged over Liverpool referee comments

London (AFP) - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Thursday charged with misconduct over comments he made about the referee in charge of this month's Liverpool game, the Football …