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Ceres-Negros FC to revamp with new investor talks

Jul 08, 2020 - 2:16 PM

New owners are set to take over top Philippine football club Ceres-Negros FC

TOP CLUB. Bienvenido Marañon gives Ceres-Negros FC a strong start to its 2020 AFC Cup campaign against Svay Rieng FC. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

'We have obligation to re-sign Messi' says Barcelona president

Jul 07, 2020 - 8:28 PM

'He is the best player in history. He has many years of football left,' says Barca president Josep Maria Bartomeu

KEEPING A LEGEND. Lionel Messi reportedly is frustrated with FC Barcelona's failure to build a winning squad and was tired of leaks from the club which paint him in a bad light. Photo from Instagram/@fcbarcelona

Klopp happy to develop Liverpool habit of winning ugly

Jul 06, 2020 - 3:33 PM

'We are where we are because we win difficult games,' says manager Jurgen Klopp of Premier League champions Liverpool

CONVERSION. A Sadio Mane goal helps Liverpool stretch its winning streak at home to 24 games. Photo from Instagram/@liverpoolfc


WATCH: Klopp expects more teams in title race next season

Jul 02, 2020 - 7:35 PM

Jurgen Klopp believes that the upcoming clash between Liverpool and Manchester City would not be a marker for next season

DOMINANCE. Sadio Mane (left) and Mohamed Salah prepare for the top 2 clash between Liverpool and Manchestery City.  Photo by Paul Ellis/Pool/AFP

6 FC Dallas players test positive for virus in Orlando

Jul 02, 2020 - 6:24 PM

Just a week before Major League Soccer starts, FC Dallas absorbs a major blow

SAFETY FIRST. All players who tested positive have been moved to an isolated area. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Liverpool FC highlights through the years

Jul 02, 2020 - 3:00 PM

Bookmark this page to relive Liverpool FC's best moments over the years

CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE. Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah (C) raises the European Champion Clubs' Cup as he celebrates with teammates winning the UEFA Champions League final football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

HIGHLIGHTS: Manchester City FIFA 20 charity tournament

Jun 12, 2020 - 11:46 PM

Catch Manchester City stars Sergio Aguero and Oleksandr Zinchenko go head-to-head in the club's first-ever FIFA 20 challenge

HIGHLIGHT. Sergio Aguero will go against Oleksandr Zinchenko in Manchester City's first ever esports charity event. Photo from  @ManCity/Twitter

Korean football club hit with record fine over sex dolls in stands

May 21, 2020 - 11:19 AM

The K-League says the sex toy controversy 'damaged the integrity of the league'

In a photo taken on May 17, 2020, mannequins are displayed at a FC Seoul football match in Seoul. - South Korean football club FC Seoul apologised May 18, 2020 after reports that it had used sex dolls to fill up its empty stands during a game at the weekend. (Photo by Yonhap / YONHAP / AFP) / - South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT NO ARCHIVES RESTRICTED TO SUBSCRIPTION USE

South Korean football league to investigate 'sex doll' row

May 20, 2020 - 6:36 PM

A top Korean football club comes under fire for using sex dolls to fill empty seats in the stadium

CONTROVERSIAL. FC Seoul mulls legal action against the mannequin provider. Photo from Devon Rowcliffe's Twitter account (@WhoAteTheSquid)

Ceres blanks Bali United in closed-door 2020 AFC Cup match

Mar 11, 2020 - 10:36 PM

Ceres-Negros FC continues its dominant run as the Busmen stay on top of Group G

BRACE. Bienvenido Marañon adds another two goals to his personal scoring list. Photo courtesy of Ceres-Negros FC

Giganto saves Kaya with draw vs PSM Makassar

Mar 10, 2020 - 7:21 PM

Kaya-Iloilo FC escapes with a draw over the shorthanded PSM Makassar team

EQUALIZER. Eric Giganto scores the equalizer in the 50th minute to save Kaya-Iloilo FC from the loss. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

PH football events affected by coronavirus outbreak

Mar 10, 2020 - 6:26 PM

The Azkals World Cup qualifying games are postponed, while Ceres' AFC Cup match against Bali United is closed to public

RESCHEDULED. The Philippine Azkals' games in March and June are set to be rescheduled. Photo courtesy of the Philippine Football Federation

Mendiola FC aims for top 3 finish in 2020 PFL Season

Feb 29, 2020 - 9:19 PM

A retooled Mendiola FC vies to become one of the contenders in the upcoming PFL season

TOP 3. Mendiola FC primes itself to be more competitive in the 2020 Philippines Football League season. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

Kaya settles for goalless draw vs Tampines Rovers

Feb 26, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Despite the draw, Kaya-Iloilo FC stays on top of Group H in the 2020 AFC Cup

LACKLUSTER OFFENSE. Takumi Uesato and the rest of Kaya-Iloilo FC fail to strike a goal at home. Photo from Kaya-Iloilo FC Twitter

Ceres absorbs draw vs Than Quang Ninh in 2020 AFC Cup

Feb 25, 2020 - 10:29 PM

Ceres-Negros FC suffers a draw at home against winless Than Quang Ninh in the 2020 AFC Cup

LEAD. OJ Porteria gives Ceres-Negros FC the lead in the second half before Than Quang Ninh strikes back. Photo by Janb Dayrit/ Ceres-Negros FC

Defiant Messi gives troubled Barca hope of Champions League glory

Feb 24, 2020 - 3:56 PM

Lionel Messi fires 4 goals in a 5-0 thrashing of Eibar to to lead Barcelona, which is undergoing a transition after sacking manager ErnestO Valverde

HUNGRY FOR MORE. Lionel Messi and Barcelona are gunning for another Champions League crown. Photo from Instagram/@fcbarcelona


Marañon brace propels Ceres to 2020 AFC Cup opening win

Feb 11, 2020 - 9:43 PM

Ceres-Negros FC gets its 2020 AFC Cup campaign off to a strong start

OPENING WIN. Bienvenido Marañon gives Ceres-Negros FC a strong start to its 2020 AFC Cup campaign. Photo from Ceres-Negros FC

Ceres falls short of AFC Champions League berth vs FC Tokyo

Jan 28, 2020 - 10:06 PM

Ceres-Negros FC gets relegated to the AFC Cup as FC Tokyo overpowers the Busmen for a Champions League berth

RELEGATED. Ceres-Negros FC forward Robert Lopez-Mendy almost scores a goal against FC Tokyo. Photo by Ceres-Negros FC

Nantes to pay homage to Sala a year after striker's death

Jan 20, 2020 - 8:12 PM

Emiliano Sala was killed in January last year when the small plane taking him to join Cardiff City crashed off the British island of Guernsey

GONE TOO SOON. FC Nantes says the entire organization "miss" Emiliano Sala. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP


Ceres kicks off 2020 with Champions League history in mind

Jan 07, 2020 - 8:50 PM

'I'm playing against the idea of losing. In the back of my mind, I want to qualify. I'm looking for history,' says Ceres captain Stephan Schrock

HISTORY. Ceres-Negros FC hopes to be the first Philippine club football team to make an AFC Champions League berth. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Tottenham fail with appeal against Son red card

Dec 25, 2019 - 10:44 AM

South Korean Tottenham winger Son Heung Min is set to serve a three-game ban

BANNED. VAR confirms that Son Heung Min kicked out at Blues defender Antonio Rudiger after being fouled. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Malaya FC bags 4 titles in YFL Season 3

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Malaya FC dominates the under-11, under-15, under-17, and under-19 categories of the Youth Football League

DOMINANCE. Malaya FC becomes a force to be reckoned in the Youth Football League. Photo from release

Barcelona, Real draw as Clasico marred by violence

Dec 19, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Dozens injured as Catalan independence protest overshadows El Clasico

UNREST. Pro-Catalan independence protesters set up barricades in the middle of the street which they then burned when the police arrived. Photo by Pau Barrena/AFP

Makati FC vies for Asiana Cup boys under-11 title

Dec 14, 2019 - 6:45 PM

The multi-titled youth football team looks to pick up another crown after ruling the Borneo Cup

WINNING WAYS. Makati FC hopes to cap the year with another crown. Photo release

WATCH LIVE: Arsenal vs Standard Liege UEFA Europa League game

Oct 03, 2019 - 8:11 PM

Bookmark this page to catch Arsenal and Standard Liege clash for the top spot in Group F of the UEFA Europa League

STREAKING. Arsenal looks to cruise to a second straight win in the UEFA Europa League. Photo from Hector Bellerin's Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: Barcelona breaks down impressive Inter Milan

Oct 03, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi team up to propel Barcelona to a win over Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League

BRACE. Luis Suarez bails out Barcelona from Inter Milan's threat. Photo from FC Barcelona Twitter

HIGHLIGHTS: Salah powers Liverpool past Salzburg scare

Oct 03, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Mohamed Salah scores twice to save Liverpool from blowing a three-goal lead

BRACE. Mohamed Salah scores a brace to ensure Liverpool of a win. Photo from Twitter (@LFC)

Cardiff to appeal over Emiliano Sala transfer payment

Oct 02, 2019 - 10:18 PM

Cardiff is set to appeal before the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding the transfer fee dispute of the late Emiliano Sala

DISPUTE. Argentine striker Emiliano Sala signs with Cardiff City, but dies in a plane crash. Photo from Emiliano Sala's Instagram

Malaya FC U16 snags silver in 2019 Borneo Cup

Oct 02, 2019 - 4:25 PM

The Under-16 squad of Malaya FC falls to Malaysian team Pasir Gudang in the finals of the 2019 Borneo Cup

2ND PLACE. Malaya FC U16 settles for silver in the 2019 Borneo Cup. Photo from Malaya FC Facebook

Bayern hand Spurs record defeat as Real Madrid blushes spared

Oct 02, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Bayern roars back to leave Spurs on the receiving end of the biggest ever home defeat for an English team in Europe

UN-FOUR-GETTABLE. Serge Gnabry nets 4 second-half goals to lead the drubbing over Tottenham Hotspur. Photo from Twitter (@FCBayernEN)

WATCH LIVE: Barcelona vs Inter Milan UEFA Champions League game

Oct 01, 2019 - 8:41 PM

Bookmark this page to catch FC Barcelona's UEFA Champions League opener over Inter Milan

HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE. Barca captain Lionel Messi hopes to impress the home crowd with an opening game win. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

FIFA orders Cardiff to pay Nantes 6 million euros for Sala transfer

Oct 01, 2019 - 11:41 AM

FIFA says it had 'never lost sight of the specific and unique circumstances of this tragic situation during its deliberations on the dispute at stake'

TRAGIC. Emiliano Sala dies in a plane crash on his way to Cardiff City FC. File photo by Loic Venance/AFP

WATCH LIVE: PSG vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League game

Sep 18, 2019 - 4:39 PM

Bookmark this page to catch the UEFA Champions League opener of PSG and Real Madrid live for free

BLOCKBUSTER CLASH. Sergio Ramos captains Real Madrid against a shorthanded PSG squad in the 2019-2020 UEFA Champions League opener. Photo from Facebook

I tried to copy Messi and LeBron, says Griezmann after Barca double

Aug 26, 2019 - 2:11 PM

With Lionel Messi still short of fitness following a calf injury, Antoine Griezmann delivers a timely performance for Barcelona

PROVING HIS WORTH. Antoine Griezmann shows why Barcelona acquired him. Photo from Twitter/@AntoGriezmann


James Younghusband joins Ceres in PFL return

Aug 17, 2019 - 9:40 AM

Months after his Davao-based squad folded, James Younghusband heads back to action to reinforce Ceres' bid for a third straight PFL title

VETERAN PRESENCE. James Younghusband aims to impress for two-time PFL champion Ceres-Negros FC. Photo from Ceres Media

AFC Cup: Ceres misses ASEAN Zonal final in loss to Hanoi FC

Jun 25, 2019 - 10:28 PM

Ceres-Negros FC fails to advance to its third straight AFC Cup ASEAN Zonal final

BOWING OUT. Ceres-Negros FC exits the 2019 AFC Cup as a semifinalist. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Green Archers spoil Mendiola debut in PFL for second straight win

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:42 PM

The Green Archers break a first-half deadlock with 4 goals in the second half

Photo from Shutterstock


WATCH: Firmino shoots for Liverpool return in Champions League final

May 27, 2019 - 9:30 PM

Roberto Firmino recovers from injury to nab a slot in Jurgen Klopp's starting 11

THE RETURN. Roberto Firmino is determined to win Liverpool's first UEFA Champions League crown in 14 years. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Concussed Salah out of Champions League semis for Liverpool

May 06, 2019 - 8:20 PM

Liverpool face a huge challenge of trying to overturn a 0-3 first leg deficit against Barcelona to reach the Champions League finals for a second straight season

SIDELINED. Mohamed Salah 'feels okay but it is not good enough from a medical point of view,' says Liverpool team manager Jurgen Klopp. File photo by Paul Ellis/AFP


Kaya wins, Air Force draws in PPL debut

Apr 28, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Kaya demolishes Green Archers United while Air Force figures in a draw with Mendiola in the first-ever match day of the Philippine Premier League

MAIDEN TRIUMPH. Kaya FC-Iloilo clinches the first win in the Philippine Premier League. Photo from PPL


PSG miss chance to wrap up French title

Apr 08, 2019 - 11:01 AM

The defending champions could have secured the Ligue 1 crown with still 8 games to spare

KINGS OF FRANCE. Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain shoot for their eighth Ligue 1 championship. Photo from PSG's Twitter account (@PSG_English)


Valverde: 'No point resting Messi'

Apr 02, 2019 - 2:07 PM

Barca coach Valverde sets his sights on the upcoming Atletico game and the Champions League quarterfinal against Manchester United

UNCERTAIN. 'We'll see tomorrow about Leo,' says Ernesto Valverde ahead of the Villarreal match. File photo by Lluis Gene/AFP

Ronaldo ban would be 'crazy', says Juventus teammate

Mar 20, 2019 - 1:08 PM

The Portuguese superstar faces UEFA charges for 'improper conduct' for his 'cojones' celebration

COMPOSED. Cristiano Ronaldo is 'calm and relaxed,' says Juventus teammate Federico Bernardeschi. Photo from Juventus' Twitter account (@juventusfcen)


Ronaldo rests as Juventus absorb 1st Serie A loss

Mar 18, 2019 - 3:21 PM

The Portuguese star sits one game out after firing Juventus to the Champions League quarterfinals

BIG IMPACT. Juventus crash to their first loss after going undefeated in 27 Serie A games this season with Cristiano Ronaldo resting. File photo by Marco  Bertorello/AFP


Fantastic Messi hat trick blows away Betis

Mar 18, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The Argentinian star puts on a show for Barcelona that even the opponent's fans shower him with applause

SHOWSTOPPER. Lionel Messi steals the spotlight again for Barcelona. Photo by Lluis Gene/AFP


Kaya overpowers Home as Roberts, Osei score braces

Mar 13, 2019 - 5:38 PM

The Iloilo-based squad jumps to first place in Group H in the AFC Cup 2019

SHUTOUT. Kaya FC surprisingly overwhelms reigning ASEAN Zonal champion Home United. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Kaya-Iloilo absorbs heartbreaking draw in AFC Cup 2019 opener

Feb 27, 2019 - 9:56 PM

Kaya-Iloilo FC concedes a late header from Lao Toyota FC that denies the Philippine club from taking home its first 3 points

PAINFUL. Kaya-Iloilo FC misses the chance to put themselves on top of Group H. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Ceres slips past Shan United's threat for opening game win

Feb 26, 2019 - 10:51 PM

The Busmen sit on top of Group G early in the 2019 AFC Cup

FIRST WIN. OJ Porteria scores a brace to put Ceres on top of Group G. Photo from AFC Cup Twitter

Investigators say Sala's plane did not have commercial license

Feb 26, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Since the pilot's logbook and license were not recovered, it was unclear whether Ibbotson was authorized to fly at night

UNDERGOING INVESTIGATION. The Air Accidents Investigation Branch is trying to find out more details on Emiliano Sala's plane. Photo from FC Nantes

Neymar's father denies any contact with Barca over return

Feb 18, 2019 - 3:40 PM

Neymar Sr says his son's present and future is with Paris Saint-Germain

RUMOR HAS IT. Despite a blockbuster transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, Neymar is still surrounded with rumors of return to Barcelona. File photo by Franck Fife/AFP