Soccer

Rodchenkov: Gov't order to protect doped Russian…

Russian soccer players avoided being caught doping after laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed direct government orders to cover up any positive tests

Ligue 1: Caen 2-2 Rennes

Former West Ham star Diafra Sakho found the back of the net twice as Rennes looked ready to pull off a shock at Michel d’Ornano. Two missed penalties later, it looked like it wouldn’t be Caen's day… until Damien De Souza equalised late from a corner.

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Ligue 1: Troyes 1-0 Metz

Metz’s Eiji Kawashima looked to have rescued a point for the Alsacians with a splendid set of saves. Yet the newly-promoted side looks to have one foot in Ligue 2 after Adama Niane finally broke the deadlock with two minutes to go.

Chelsea game will be different to Eibar - Valverde

Barcelona head coach, Ernesto Valverde believes his side's victory against Eibar was a good test in the build-up to their Champions League game with Chelsea.

Ligue 1: Rodelin skies penalty, conks fan on the…

Ronny Rodelin sent a great chance to level go begging when he mishit a penalty into the stands... hitting an unfortunate fan in the process!

Ligue 1: Koubek pulls of stunning reflex save to…

Down 2-1 to Rennes, Caen started to throw the kitchen sink at the Bretons. But goalkeeper Tomas Koubek was more than up to the task, reacting quickly to a fierce strike from inside the box.

Prep Roundup: Manton girls clinch first Highland title in 20 years

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Ligue 1: Angers 0-1 Saint-Etienne

Angers looked to have secured the share of the spoils after a hard-fought home game against Saint-Etienne. Until the 79th minute, that is, when goalkeeper Ludovic Butelle spilled a routine free kick, allowing Robert Beric to nab the winner. Two goal-line saves would enable Les Verts to hold onto the points, rocketing them up to eleventh in Ligue 1.

Beating Strasbourg important after Madrid defeat…

PSG head coach Unai Emery has believes beating Strasbourg at home was integral following his side's defeat to Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Emery happy with all centre-backs as Thiago Silva…

PSG head coach Unai Emery reminded the media that he has the final say on which of three centre-backs in his squad will play. Club captain Thiago Silva returned to the team during their win against Strasbourg.

Ligue 1: Butelle howler costs Angers dear

Angers looked to have secured the share of the spoils after a hard-fought home game against Saint-Etienne. That is, until Ludovic Butelle let an easy ball fall out of his hands, handing Robert Beric and Les Verts a huge win.

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Wagner not concerned by Huddersfield's FA Cup exit

David Wagner says 'it's ok' to be knocked out of the FA Cup with the 'great performance' they showed against Man United - but now need to take that into the Premier League.

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VAR killed emotion of the game - Wagner

David Wagner voices his disapproval of VAR - insisting it killed all emotion of Huddersfield's clash with Man United.