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Sporting stars seek exit after attack

Roma and Napoli transfer targets Rodrigo Battaglia and Rui Patricio could become free agents after the Sporting CP squad was attacked by masked hooligans. Around 50 thugs invaded the training camp today and physically attacked the team, Coach Jorge Jesus and his staff member Raul Jose. Bas Dost came off worse and was left with…

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Uruguay name World Cup squad

Uruguay have named their preliminary squad for the 2018 World Cup, including Lucas Torreira, Matias Vecino and Rodrigo Bentancur. There are numerous Serie A figures in the list named by Coach Oscar Washington Tabarez. Uruguay are in Group A with hosts Russia, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Included are Sampdoria players Torreira and Gaston Ramirez, Inter…

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Capello: 'Mancini won a great deal'

Fabio Capello believes Roberto Mancini is a good choice for the Italy squad, as he has “won a great deal at club level and has experience internationally.” Mancini was formally appointed on Monday and presented to the media today. “He is a Coach who has won a great deal at club level, has experience internationally…

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Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough (Agg 1-0)

Stewart Downing’s late free-kick was the closest Middlesbrough came to equalisingAston Villa held their nerve as they kept out Middlesbrough to set up a Championship play-off final against Fulham at Wembley. On the tensest of nights in the West Midlands, Villa again kept a clean sheet to reach the final on 26 May. Stewart Downing’s…

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Rams optimistic on reaching deal with Aaron Donald

The Los Angeles Rams have expressed optimism throughout the offseason that a deal would eventually get done with defensive lineman Aaron Donald. General manager Les Snead told reporters on April 5 that the team has Donald “budgeted in the budget.” During a media session on April 16, coach Sean McVay complimented what he categorized as…