• The Guardian

    Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

    Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend. Steven Gerrard and Duncan Ferguson renew hostilities, a crunch clash at Vicarage Road and another Chelsea-Spurs showdown

  • The Canadian Press

    Copa exit becomes Barcelona's latest setback; Madrid rallies

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's list of disappointments this season got longer Thursday with a loss to Athletic Bilbao in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey. Barcelona lost 3-2 in extra time to add to recent failures in the Spanish Super Cup and the Champions League. The Catalan club also trails Real Madrid by 17 points in the Spanish league, and the Europa League is the only title it can realistically play for in its first season since the departure of Lionel Messi, the Argentina star who moved to P

  • The Canadian Press

    Bassett loaned to Feyenoord by Rapids through 2022-23 season

    COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Midfielder Cole Bassett was loaned Wednesday by Major League Soccer’s Colorado Rapids to the Dutch club Feyenoord through the 2022-23 season. Bassett agreed to a three-year contract with Colorado through the 2024 season. Feyenoord has an option to purchase his rights, and the Rapids would get a percentage of future transfer fees. A 20-year-old from Littleton, Colorado, Bassett made his MLS debut in 2018 and has 13 goals in 72 regular-season games. He made his U.S. nat

  • The Canadian Press

    MATCHDAY: Watford hosts Norwich; Betis aims to keep up form

    A look at what’s happening in European soccer on Friday: ENGLAND Two teams likely to be engaged in the scrap to avoid relegation from the Premier League meet when Watford hosts Norwich at Vicarage Road. They are separated by one place and point, with Watford just above the relegation zone ahead of third-to-last Norwich. Claudio Ranieri's Watford hasn't won a game in any competition in two months, since a 4-1 victory over Manchester United, and is yet to keep a clean sheet in the league. Norwich,