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IN NUMBERS: Etheridge leads Premier League penalty saves

Sep 11, 2018 - 5:48 PM

Neil Etheridge is on course to making the most penalty saves in the 2018-2019 English Premier League season

MEMORABLE. Neil Etheridge makes his first English Premier League penalty save against Bournemouth. Photo from Twitter (@Neil38Etheridge)

Neil Etheridge emerges as Cardiff game hero

Aug 18, 2018 - 10:42 PM

The Filipino-British goalkeeper saves a last-gasp penalty as Cardiff salvages a scoreless draw against Newcastle

MAN OF THE MATCH. Neil Etheridge and the Bluebirds earn their first Premier League point. Photo from @premierleague

Neil Etheridge: A Premier League dream comes true

Aug 13, 2018 - 2:36 PM

There is plenty to note about the Azkal's EPL debut, but mostly the self-belief that got him here

HISTORIC. Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. Photo from Twitter (@Neil38Etheridge)


LOOK: Neil Etheridge makes 1st Premier League season penalty save

Aug 12, 2018 - 12:00 AM

The Azkals goalkeeper inks another page of history in his Premier League debut

MORE HISTORY. Neil Etheridge is officially the first Southeast Asian to play in the Premier League and he also makes the first penalty save of the season. Photo from Twitter (@premierleague)

Neil Etheridge: Gearing up for Premier League history

Aug 08, 2018 - 1:45 PM

The Azkals goalkeeper will debut in one of the world's biggest football leagues on Saturday, August 11

WORLD STAGE. Azkals Goalkeeper Neil Etheridge is the first Southeast Asian to play in the English Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Salah signs new long-term contract with Liverpool

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:20 PM

The Egyptian football star gets rewarded after a phenomenal season in the Premier League

DAZZLING. Mohamed Salah (right) holds the second-highest record for total of goals in a season in Liverpool's history. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Neil Etheridge signs contract extension with Cardiff City until 2021

Jun 29, 2018 - 11:24 PM

The Azkals mainstay is set to contest for a starting slot with Cardiff's new signee Alex Smithies

EPL DEBUT UNDERWAY. Neil Etheridge will be seeing action with his newly-promoted Premier League team for 3 more years. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Manchester United to sign Brazil midfielder Fred

Jun 05, 2018 - 11:52 PM

United is hopeful that its first signing of the summer will be a significant step to beating Premier League champ Man City

AGREEMENT. Brazil's midfielder Fred is slated to join Man United days after the International friendly football match between Brazil and Croatia at Anfield in Liverpool on June 3, 2018. File Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

An underdog all his life, Neil Etheridge proves worth among elite

May 10, 2018 - 6:17 PM

After years of disappointment, the Azkals mainstay basks in twin glory with the Philippine team and Cardiff City FC

PROMOTED. Neil Etheridge relishes in Cardiff's promotion to the Premier League. Photo from Instagram (@neil38etheridge)

Azkals keeper Etheridge makes history as Premier League’s first Southeast Asian player

May 06, 2018 - 10:52 PM

The Filipino-British earns the distinction after his club Cardiff City gained promotion in the world's most popular football league

BANNER YEAR. Neil Etheridge marks a big year with the Philippine Azkals and his club Cardiff City. Photo from Etheridge's Twitter account

Mitrovic stars as Fulham maintains bid for Premier League promotion

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:27 AM

The victory over Sunderland puts Fulham into second place

DECISIVE GOAL. In this file photo, Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates after scoring a goal in a recent international friendly. The Serbian striker scores anew for Fulham against Sunderland. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Salah to hang around Liverpool longer – Henderson

Apr 24, 2018 - 10:02 AM

The Liverpool captain believes that Salah will not make the same decisions as Luis Suarez and Philip Coutinho who both moved to Barcelona

PLAYER OF THE YEAR. Mohamed Salah earns the Premier League's Player of the Year award with his feat of 41 goals in 46 appearances. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Opportunity knocks for Arsenal in post-Wenger era

Apr 21, 2018 - 10:33 AM

After the changing of the guard, the Gunners may just find themselves back in the European football elite

FRUSTRATED. In this file photp, fans called for Arsene Wenger’s resignation as Arsenal slipped behind its Premier League rivals. Photo by AFP

Man City on verge of title after bouncing back at Spurs

Apr 15, 2018 - 12:29 PM

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah hits 40 to solidify the team's hold in the top 4

OPENER. Manchester City's Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus (R) opens the scoreline in the 22nd minute of the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on April 14, 2018. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Ex-TNT import Glen Rice Jr. cut from Israeli league, punching incident apparently the last straw

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:50 PM

'Glen started to lose it a long time ago.'

HOT HEADED. Glen Rice Jr punching Guy Pnini is the last straw after his other misdemeanors, including threatening fans and slamming the ball whenever he doesn’t get favorable calls. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Salah sold on cheap to Liverpool before 'Neymar effect' – Roma chief

Mar 29, 2018 - 11:52 AM

Neymar revolutionizes the transfer market after Salah went to Liverpool

'NEYMAR EFFECT'. Roma sporting director Monchi says that the value of Salah should've been higher when he transferred to Liverpool.

Football's laws body approves VAR for World Cup

Mar 05, 2018 - 3:32 PM

100 days before the start of World Cup 2018 in Russia, the International Football Association Board okays the use of video assistant referee technology

Liverpool ends Manchester City's unbeaten Premier League run

Jan 15, 2018 - 3:00 AM

Two late goals give City hope but they fall just short in their desperate bid to keep their unbeaten run going

STUNNER. Jurgen Klopp sent out an attack-minded line-up and was rewarded with a scintillating 4-3 win at a jubilant Anfield. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Conte frustrated as 10-man Leicester holds Chelsea to scoreless draw

Jan 14, 2018 - 2:10 AM

Chelsea remains third - 15 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City - and have drawn their last 4 matches in all competitions

FRUSTRATION. Conte's side produced a limp display and could easily have lost to a Leicester team who missed a host of first-half chances. Photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Aguero's double keeps Man City's FA Cup hopes alive

Jan 07, 2018 - 1:49 AM

Manchester City beats Burnley 4-1 in the FA Cup third round

BRACE. Argentine striker Sergio Aguero helped rescue the tie for Pep Guardiola's team after they trailed to Ashley Barnes's first-half opener for their Premier League rivals. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Martial, Lingard lift Manchester United over Everton

Jan 02, 2018 - 3:46 AM

Manchester defeats Everton 2-0 while Liverpool snatches a 2-1 victory at Burnley

MOVING UP. Manchester United moved back into second place in the Premier League after ending a frustrating run of 3 successive draws. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Chelsea outclasses Stoke in five-goal drubbing, Liverpool comes from behind to beat Leicester

Dec 31, 2017 - 2:19 AM

Chelsea demonstrates the yawning chasm in squad depth that exists in the Premier League with a 5-0 drubbing of Stoke City

ONE-SIDED. Willian scored one of Chelsea's 5 goals in a one-sided win over Stoke City. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Manchester United can't compete with City's spending, says Mourinho

Dec 30, 2017 - 12:52 PM

City has spent over £75 million more than United in the past 18 months, and the results show

MONEY MATTERS. Jose Mourinho says Manchester United would have to spend like their cross-town rivals to compete. Photo from Jose Mourinho's Facebook page.

Manchester City wants trophies not records, says Sterling

Dec 29, 2017 - 10:53 AM

While the historic sub-plots are a welcome bonus, City winger Sterling insists it is the thought of moving another step closer to the Premier League trophy that inspires his side.

HISTORY. Unbeaten Manchester City will play Crystal Palace with the chance for a record-tying 19th straight victory, but Raheem Sterling says they're more interesting in winning titles than setting records. Photo by Lindsey Parnaby/AFP

A closer look at S+A's plunge into European club football

Nov 23, 2017 - 9:08 PM

ABS-CBN will show Europe's best club football on free TV. Here's why it can help boost Pinoy football.

MEN ON A MISSION. (Left to Right) Azkals manager Dan Palami, PFF general secretary Ed Gastanes, Demeter Corporation's managing director Sorrakit Lathitham, Bernard Sumayao Chairman of Triple CH Holdings, Lazarus Xavier, CEO of the PFL, and Dino Laurena, Head of Integrated Sports in ABS-CBN. Photo by Bob Guerrero/Rappler

New season, same old problems for Arsenal's Wenger

Sep 07, 2017 - 2:52 PM

Under fire from furious fans and unable to placate his unsettled stars Arsene Wenger finds himself assailed by familiar problems just weeks into the new season

INSTABILITY. After a miserable start to the Premier League campaign, Arsene Wenger once again appears trapped in a debilitating cycle of on-field underachievement and behind-the-scenes unrest. Photo by Anthony Devlin/AFP

Wayne Rooney arrested on drunk driving charge

Sep 01, 2017 - 9:24 PM

Rooney is stopped by police near his home in the early morning hours

NICKED. Wayne Rooney has been released on bail and is due to appear at Stockport Magistrates' Court on September 18. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Arsenal beats Leicester 4-3 in thrilling Premier League opener

Aug 12, 2017 - 4:53 AM

Arsenal s dramatic fightback pulls a win out of the jaws of defeat on opening day

LATE WIN. Arsenal scores twice in the final 10 minutes, capped off by Olivier Giroud's winner. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

6-year-old Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery dies

Jul 08, 2017 - 12:11 PM

The devoted Sunderland supporter suffered from a rare form of cancer neuroblastoma and had of late been receiving palliative care at his home

BEST MATES. Sunderland's English striker Jermain Defoe (R) holds his 'best mate' Bradley Lowery in February. The young fan, who captured many hearts with his courageous battle against cancer, passed away. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

FOTO: Perayaan Chelsea di Stamford Bridge

May 16, 2017 - 11:08 AM

Chelsea merayakan gelar juara Liga Primer Inggris musim 2016 2017

JUARA. Suasana kegembiraan di Stamford Bridge dalam perayaan gelar juara Liga Primer Inggris Chelsea musim 2016/2017. Foto oleh Adrian Dennis/AFP

Chelsea secures Premier League title with win at West Bromwich

May 13, 2017 - 11:37 AM

Chelsea wins its second league title in 3 seasons and their sixth overall

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS. Substitute Michy Batshuayi scores the lone goal in the 82nd minute to clinch the title for Chelsea. Photo by Anthony Devlin/AFP

Manchester City plans spending spree to buy goals

May 06, 2017 - 5:03 PM

After admitting Man City didn t score enough goals this season Pep Guadiola says the team will have to open its purse

POWER OF THE PURSE. When it comes to scoring goals, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says you have to pay to play. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Manchester United rocks leaders Chelsea to ignite title race

Apr 17, 2017 - 2:20 AM

Manchester United takes advantage of a lethargic Chelsea side for a 2 0 victory

REVENGE. Jose Mourinho gets revenge against his old team following a 4-0 thrashing by Chelsea in October. File photo by Glyn Kirk/AFP

Leicester has Champions League rivals running scared

Mar 17, 2017 - 6:13 PM

No coach wants Leicester as a rival says Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane

TOUGH DRAWS. Last season's surprise Premier League champions Leicester City are not a team which anyone is excited to face in the Champions League quarter-finals. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Amar'e Stoudemire apologizes for gay comment

Mar 03, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Stoudemire says his comments were meant to be taken as jokes even after saying there s always a truth within a joke

FOOT IN MOUTH. Amar'e Stoudemire, seen during his time with the Miami Heat, drew condemnation from gay former NBA players over his comments about playing with a gay teammate. File photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images/AFP

Amar’e Stoudemire says he would avoid a gay teammate

Mar 02, 2017 - 3:31 PM

I m going to shower across the street said the former NBA star about what he d do if he had a gay teammate

TRUTH IN JOKES. Amar'e Stoudemire, who was once fined by the NBA for tweeting a homophobic slur to a fan, has drawn condemnation from openly gay basketball players John Amaechi and Jason Collins. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Manchester United downs Southampton in thrilling League Cup final

Feb 27, 2017 - 4:09 AM

Zlatan Ibrahimovic knocks in two goals to break Southampton s hearts in a 3 2 victory

UNITED WE STAND. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, one of Jose Mourinho's top signings, delivered big for Manchester United's first-year manager. Photo by Ian Kington/AFP

Wayne Rooney becomes Manchester United's all-time scorer

Jan 22, 2017 - 5:25 AM

Rooney s equalizer in the fourth minute of stoppage time salvages a draw against Stoke while moving him to number one among Manchester United s all time goal scorers

MAN U GREAT. Wayne Rooney's 250th goal makes him the most prolific scorer in Manchester United history. Photo by Lindsey Parnary/AFP

No Costa, no problem as Chelsea downs Leicester

Jan 15, 2017 - 1:16 PM

Chelsea cruises to a 3 0 win over reigning champions Leicester City following widespread reports of discord with Diego Costa

NO COSTA, NO PROBLEM. Pedro Rodriguez celebrates scoring the third goal for Chelsea in a romp over defending champs Leicester City. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Chelsea axes Costa after China salary link

Jan 14, 2017 - 12:53 PM

The bombshell news comes after Costa was reportedly linked with a lucrative salary offer from a Chinese club worth a mind boggling £30million 34m euros 36 5m a year

AXED. This file photo taken on December 11, 2016 shows Chelsea's Brazilian-born Spanish striker Diego Costa during a match between Chelsea and West Bromwich Albion at Stamford Bridge in London. Costa has been dropped by Chelsea after salary links to China. Justin TALLIS / AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo crowned FIFA best men's player

Jan 10, 2017 - 8:05 PM

Cristiano Ronaldo adds another prize in a glittering year for the Portugal and Real Madrid star

BEST PLAYER. Real Madrid and Portugal's forward Cristiano Ronaldo kisses his trophy after winning the The Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2016 Award next to FIFA president Gianni Infantino during The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony, on January 9, 2017 in Zurich. Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP

WATCH: Wayne Rooney's 5 best Manchester United goals

Jan 08, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Take a look back at Wayne Rooney s record breaking Manchester United career with his 5 best goals

LEGENDARY BOOT. Wayne Rooney has scored a number of memorable goals since joining Manchester United in 2004. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Wayne Rooney equals Manchester United scoring record

Jan 07, 2017 - 10:32 PM

Rooney matches Bobby Charlton s club scoring record at 249 in a 4 0 victory over Reading

UNITED FORCE. Wayne Rooney had previously broken Bobby Charlton's record for most goals representing England. Now he's equaled his club mark with Manchester United. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Terminally ill 5-year-old Sunderland fan wins goal of the month

Jan 03, 2017 - 1:21 PM

Bradley Lowery beat Chelsea reserve goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from the penalty spot at halftime of their Premier League game last month to win BBC s December goal of the month award

Five-year-old Sunderland fan and cancer patient Bradley Lowery (L) warms up with Chelsea's striker Diego Costa ahead of the English Premier League football match between Sunderland and Chelsea on December 14, 2016. Oli SCARFF / AFP

Man City not winning title wouldn't be disaster - Guardiola

Jan 02, 2017 - 6:00 PM

Manchester City slides down 10 points below Chelsea after their 1 0 loss at Liverpool

GOAL. Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum sinks the lone goal of their match against Manchester City, leaving Man City to ponder what to make of their season. Photo by Paul Ellis/AFP

Chelsea focused on Premier League crown, not record

Dec 27, 2016 - 5:07 PM

Chelsea set a new club record by beating Bournemouth for its 12th straight win and can tie Arsenal s 14 year old record against Stoke

WINNING MENTALITY. Chelsea's Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard (CL) celebrates with teammates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot against Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Anger spurs ailing Premier League champions Leicester City

Dec 25, 2016 - 1:51 PM

Leicester City hopes inspired words from the players can transform a season not just their match against Everton

TITLE HANGOVER. Leicester City's honeymoon after winning last year's Premier League hasn't gone according to plan. File photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

2016 in sports: A year of comebacks

Dec 23, 2016 - 6:00 PM

Rappler takes a look back at the biggest most memorable sports comebacks that made the year

2016 is a year of big money deals in sports

Dec 20, 2016 - 6:19 PM

Let s have a look at the money that flooded into sports in 2016

BIG INCOME. The NBA is one of the sports leagues that enjoyed a spike in TV income in 2016. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Sterling sinks Arsenal to reignite Man City

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:24 PM

Manchester City reinvigorates their Premier League challenge with a come from behind victory

WINNER. Raheem Sterling's 71st minute goal completed Manchester City's come-from-behind victory over Arsenal. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP