Vermaelen takes plaudits after debut Barca goal

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique was clearly delighted with Thomas Vermaelen's debut goal for the club on Saturday and said he was not surprised the Belgium defender was finally …

Massimo Luongo shines in QPR win

Massimo Luongo got the better of Socceroos teammate Jason Davidson as QPR beat Huddersfield in the English Championship on Saturday.

New strikers give Milan first Serie A win of season

MILAN (Reuters) - New strikers Carlos Bacca and Luiz Adriano bagged their maiden Serie A goals to give AC Milan their first points of the season with a 2-1 home win over Empoli on Saturday. …

James, Bale lift Real as Vermaelen rescues Barca

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid got their season up and running when Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez struck twice in a 5-0 drubbing of Real Betis on Saturday while La Liga champions Barcelona edged …

Stones is potential England captain, says Everton boss

LONDON (Reuters) - John Stones could be a future England captain and was an "immense influence" on Everton in Saturday's 0-0 draw at Tottenham Hotspur despite constant media speculation over a …

West Brom sign Man United defender Evans

LONDON (Reuters) - West Bromwich Albion have bolstered their defensive ranks by signing centre half Jonny Evans from Manchester United on a four-year deal. "This is a great signing …