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  • Vargas double as Chile sink Peru to reach Copa America final

    Vargas double as Chile sink Peru to reach Copa America final

    AFP News
    Vargas double as Chile sink Peru to reach Copa America final

    Eduardo Vargas scored twice as Chile downed fierce rivals Peru 2-1 to reach the Copa America final for the first time in nearly 30 years. Vargas, who endured a miserable season on loan at relegated English Premier League side Queens Park Rangers, lashed in a stunning 64th-minute strike Monday as the hosts advanced to the final for the first time since 1987. Vargas had given Chile a controversial lead after 42 minutes, prodding home from close range after the referee's assistant failed to spot …

  • The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining

    The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining

    Associated Press
    The Iran deal: A look at what it does and problems remaining

    VIENNA (AP) — World powers and Iran are back in nuclear talks, and this round may be the deciding one. …

  • Paulinho joins Scolari at China's Guangzhou

    Paulinho joins Scolari at China's Guangzhou

    AFP News
    Paulinho joins Scolari at China's Guangzhou

    Brazil midfielder Paulinho has signed for Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande for 14 million euros ($15.7m), the club said, the latest big-money transfer for the cash-rich Chinese Super League. "Paulinho has formally signed. Guangzhou are aiming to clinch a fifth successive league title this year, but sit third in the CSL behind leaders Beijing Guoan following a run in which they have won just once in four games. …

  • Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

    Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

    Reuters
    Hiddink steps down as Netherlands coach

    Guus Hiddink has quit as coach of the Netherlands after spending less than one year in his second spell in the job, the Football Association (KNVB) announced on Monday. The 68-year-old hands over to assistant Danny Blind with the Dutch third in their Euro 2016 qualifying group, facing the possibility of a playoff tie to win a spot at next year's championship in France. The much-travelled Hiddink has delivered some mediocre results and been heavily criticised since taking over from Manchester …

  • United make bid for Real defender Ramos - reports

    United make bid for Real defender Ramos - reports

    Reuters
    United make bid for Real defender Ramos - reports

    LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United have made a 28.6 million pound bid for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos, British media reported on Monday. Media reports said the 29-year-old Spain international was keen to move to Old Trafford, despite having two years left on his Real contract. United manager Louis van Gaal is seeking to shore up the Premier League club's defence to help improve on last season's fourth-place finish. United confirmed earlier on Monday that defender Phil Jones had signed a …