PSG ease past Lyon in Champions Trophy

Montreal (AFP) - Paris Saint-Germain started the new season on Saturday just as they ended the old, lifting silverware in the shape of the French Champions Trophy thanks to a 2-0 win over Lyon in …

South African Sexwale may run for FIFA presidency

By Simon Evans ZURICH (Reuters) - South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale is considering running for president of world football's scandal-hit …

City go down in Stuttgart in final friendly

Berlin (AFP) - Manchester City were beaten 4-2 by VfB Stuttgart in Germany on Saturday in their final pre-season friendly, with only a late flourish sparked by Raheem Sterling rescuing some pride.

Chelsea must be more unpredictable, says Mourinho

Chelsea must add a new dimension to their brand of football if the champions are to mount a strong defence of the Premier League title they won in some comfort last season, said manager Jose Mourinho.

Predictable Premier League excitement begins

By Steve Tongue LONDON (Reuters) - England's Premier League is undoubtedly one of the most exciting in world football but as it embarks on its 24th season on Aug. 8 is it also …

Humble Bournemouth to stick to winning formula

By Michael Hann LONDON (Reuters) - True to their humble roots Bournemouth have resisted the temptation to mark their new-found Premier League status with a splurge of spending …

Liverpool face devilish start to new season

By Toby Davis LONDON (Reuters) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers could find himself under pressure sooner than expected with a host of new signings to bed in and a devilish run …