England manager Roy Hodgson named Luke Shaw, Raheem Sterling and Ross Barkley in the squad for soccer’s World Cup alongside veterans including captain Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney.
The shouting match known as Climategate, which erupted after damaging e-mails were hacked from the server of a British climate research center, has been dominated by wishful thinking on both sides.
Manchester United defender Phil Jones may miss up to two months after having surgery to repair torn knee cartilage.
Liverpool has offered 22 million pounds ($35.7 million) for Blackburn’s teenage defender Phil Jones, who may be denied a move to Manchester United by his club, the Mail on Sunday reported.
Manchester United signed Blackburn defender Phil Jones to a five-year contract after reaching a transfer agreement with his former soccer club.
Manchester United missed a chance to join Manchester City atop English soccer’s Premier League with a 3-0 defeat at Newcastle, its second straight loss.
Nani scored one goal and set up another after coming on as a substitute as Manchester United beat Reading 2-1 to reach the F.A. Cup soccer quarterfinals.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable links to the Web.
Chelsea beat London rival Arsenal 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals of English soccer’s League Cup along with Manchester United, which routed Norwich City 4-0.
Bayern Munich and Inter Milan advanced to the Champions League round of 16, while Benfica secured its spot with a 2-2 draw at Manchester United that left the English club’s further participation in doubt.