Cantona gives perplexing speech when accepting UEFA award
MONACO (AP) — Former France great Eric Cantona gave a typically perplexing speech after collecting the UEFA presidential award at the Champions League draw.
World Cup quarterfinals exclusive to Europe, South America
MOSCOW (AP) — So much for this being a "World" Cup.
The quarterfinals are all-European and South American for the first time since 2006.
Mexico said adios with a 2-0 loss to Brazil in the round of 16 on Tuesday and Japan sayonara when it wasted a two-goal lead in a 3-2 defeat to Belgium, ending the hopes of North America and Asia.
Africa and Central America didn't make it past the group phase. Oceania and the Caribbean couldn't even earn an invite.
LONDON (AP) — Influential players in Chelsea's English Premier League title success:
Want to win the Premier League? Sign N’Golo Kante
There's a link between the revival of the Premier League's champion-elect, Chelsea, and the demise of its beleaguered titleholder, Leicester.
N'Golo Kante swapped Leicester for Chelsea for 30 million pounds (then $40 million) in July, an offseason deal that barely caused a ripple compared to the razzmatazz over France teammate Paul Pogba's world-record transfer to Manchester United weeks later.