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Manchester City 3-1 Liverpool

In pictures: the best images from the Etihad<p>The moment that best summed up the difference between Mario Balotelli’s old club and his new one arrived midway through the second half and a few seconds after Sergio Agüero, one of the more formidable strikers in the industry, had run on to the field as …

Player death: Algerian club banned from home stadium, faces more punishment

An Algerian football club has been banned from using its stadium pending investigations after one of its players was hit on the head and killed by an object thrown by fans.<p>The Confederation of African Football on Tuesday backed measures taken by Algerian authorities to stop JS Kabylie from playing …

Sensible Pre-Season Has Barcelona and Luis Enrique in Good Shape for La Liga

Luis Enrique's Barcelona looked streets ahead of title rivals Atletico and Real Madrid after La Liga's opening weekend, and in part it's thanks to their pre-season plans.<p>Real Madrid beat La Liga new-boys Cordoba 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu but it was more of a struggle than you might have expected.<p>…

Soccer

Premier League Power Rankings 2014 Week 3: Latest EPL Title Odds and Outlook

Having played a home-and-away fixture apiece, we’ve had an early opportunity to run the rule over each of the sides in the Premier League.<p>Naturally, there's already been a good deal of drama, shocks, controversy and quality, but in the infancy of the campaign, it’s difficult to look at the league …

Soccer

Djokovic breezes through in opener

Former champion and world number one Novak Djokovic sparkled under the Arthur Ashe Stadium lights to end a steamy first day that proved more than a little stressful for several of the US Open favourites.<p>The 2011 champion treated his first-round match against unseeded 22-year-old Argentine Diego …

European Team of the Week: Lionel Messi Back to His Best, Lamela in Limelight

Lionel Messi made a blistering start to the season with a perfect WhoScored.com rating of 10.<p>The Argentinian netted either side of half-time to help Barcelona to a 3-0 victory over Elche as Luis Enrique got off to a winning start as the new head coach.<p>Messi also played three key passes and …

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Henderson: Balotelli arrival gives Liverpool a big lift

The striker completed his move to Anfield from AC Milan on Monday and has been backed to make a major impact in the Premier League this season.<p>Mario Balotelli's arrival at Liverpool will provide the team with a "big lift", according to midfielder Jordan Henderson.<p>The Merseyside club brought …

Lampard retires from international football

Frank Lampard has retired from international football after winning 106 caps with England.<p>The 36-year-old was released by Chelsea in May after 13 years at the London club and he signed for New York City before agreeing to move to Manchester City on a six-month loan deal.<p>Lampard scored 29 goals for …

Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

LONDON (AP) — The season's first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list.<p>The Barcelona forward scored two goals in the 3-0 win over Elche, putting him ahead of Bayern Munich striker Arjen Robben and Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic.<p>"The big news of the …

Hull City sign defender Michael Dawson

The Tigers have added some depth to their central defense with the signing of Dawson from Spurs.<p>Hull City announced the signing of defender Michael Dawson from Tottenham on Tuesday via Twitter. The 30-year-old veteran has been with Spurs since 2005, making 237 appearance for the club. While no …

League of Legends: Azir Revealed as Next Champion

Replace fallen turrets and summon an army.<p>Riot Games has revealed Azir, the Emperor of the Sand, as the next Champion coming to League of …