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Premier League

Kasabian get Ranieri's Leicester rocking

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri said his team's 4-2 win over Sunderland in their Premier League opener on Saturday had been inspired by the music of local band Kasabian.

Premier League

Saints could show McClaren's Newcastle the way

Steve McClaren returns to the Premier League on Sunday when Newcastle United take on Southampton, who represent the ideal blueprint for his attempt to transform a team who were only 90 minutes away from starting this season in the Championship.

Premier League

Ki forced off in Swansea opener

South Korea midfielder Ki Sung-yueng was forced off by an apparent hamstring injury just 40 minutes into his side's Premier League opener against defending champions Chelsea on Saturday.

CAF Champions League

USM reach CAF semis, setback for Hilal

USM Alger of Algeria secured a CAF Champions League semi-finals place this weekend, but Al Hilal of Sudan suffered a setback in pursuit of a last-four place.

Premier League

Arsenal's Akpom helps Hull make flying start

Hull City made a flying start to their bid for a quick return to the Premier League as on-loan Arsenal youngster Chuba Akpom sealed a 2-0 win over Huddersfield on Saturday.

Premier League

Cabaye on target as Eagles devour Canaries

Yohan Cabaye marked his Crystal Palace debut with a goal as Alan Pardew's side opened the Premier League season with a 3-1 win at promoted Norwich City on Saturday.

Premier League

Everton come from behind to draw with Watford

Everton came from behind twice in a dramatic finish to draw 2-2 with newly-promoted Watford at Goodison Park on Saturday.

Premier League

Leicester go top of the league on Ranieri debut

Leicester went top of the Premier League on Saturday as their opening day 4-2 defeat of Sunderland lifted them clear of the pack on goal difference at King Power Stadium. 

Premier League

Gestede debut winner ruins Bournemouth's Premier League bow

Aston Villa ruined Bournemouth's first taste of the Premier League as Benin striker Rudy Gestede marked his debut with the late goal that sealed a 1-0 win at Dean Court on Saturday.

Premier League

Everton hit by Baines injury blow

Everton defender Leighton Baines faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after injuring his ankle in training, the club's manager Roberto Martinez revealed on Saturday.

EAFF East Asian Cup

North Korea win Women's East Asian Cup

North Korea won the Women's East Asian Cup with a hard-fought 2-0 victory over rivals South Korea in Wuhan on Saturday.

Italian Super Cup

Juventus new-look strike force bags Italian Super Cup victory

Juventus' two new strikers both scored on their debut as the Turin club beat Lazio 2-0 to lift the Italian Super Cup in China on Saturday.

Premier League

Mourinho expects tougher battle for title

Jose Mourinho says Chelsea will have to survive a much sterner examination than last season if the champions are to mount a successful defence of the Premier League title.

Premier League

Five questions ahead of new Premier League season

The Premier League gets underway on Saturday with champions Chelsea looking to retain the title. On the eve of the much-anticipated new season, AFP Sport looks at five key questions:

Premier League

Romero and Depay start for Man United

Goalkeeper Sergio Romero and forward Memphis Depay were among four new players selected to start for Manchester United against Tottenham Hotspur in Saturday's opening Premier League fixture at Old Trafford.

La Liga

Real defender Pepe has thigh injury - club

Real Madrid defender Pepe has a thigh muscle injury, the Spanish club said Saturday, raising doubts that he will be fit enough in time for his team's first game of the season in two weeks.

Ligue 1

Lyon boost as star striker Lacazette extends contract

Lyon received a massive boost on Saturday when star striker Alexandre Lacazette signed a new contract up to 2019, the Ligue 1 club announced.

Premier League

Own goal by Spurs' Walker gives Man Utd victory

Manchester United secured an unconvincing 1-0 victory over Tottenham Hotspur in their opening Premier League game of the season on Saturday thanks to an own goal from Kyle Walker.

Premier League

Rodgers confident of Liverpool revival

Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers believes Stoke will face a much different team than the one they humiliated at the end of last season when the Reds return to the Britannia Stadium for their Premier League opener on Sunday.

Premier League

Bullish Wenger talks up Arsenal's title chances

Arsene Wenger has warned Arsenal's title rivals that his resurgent side are finally strong enough to end the club's 12-year wait to win the Premier League.

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