WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Wolverhampton Wanderers beat Fulham 1-0 to virtually clinch a seventh-place finish in the English Premier League on Saturday, potentially earning the club a spot in...
Fulham off the bottom after 1-1 draw with Wolverhampton
LONDON (AP) — Fulham climbed off the foot of the Premier League after drawing 1-1 at home to Wolverhampton on Wednesday.
Captain Aleksandar Mitrovic was a constant thorn in Wolverhampton's side and several times went close to scoring in the first half at Craven Cottage.
Fulham finally broke through in the 74th minute through Ryan Sessegnon after visiting goalkeeper Rui Patricio punched Alfie Mawson's effort straight to him.
Wolves secure third straight win by beating Bournemouth 2-0
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — An early goal from Raul Jimenez and a late strike by substitute Ivan Cavaleiro guided Wolverhampton to a 2-0 victory over Bournemouth in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Following wins against Chelsea and Newcastle in the past 10 days, Wolverhampton has recorded three consecutive victories in the top division for the first time since March 1980.
Wolves beat 10-man Newcastle with late goal
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle held on with 10 men for most of the second half before conceding in injury time to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-1 win in the Premier League on Sunday.
The visitors took the lead at St. James' Park in the 17th minute when a cross from the right from Helder Costa was controlled by Diogo Jota before he side-footed past Martin Dubravka.
Newcastle equalized in the 23rd when Ayoze Perez flicked a superb header past Rui Patricio.
Tottenham cling on after conceding 2 penalties at Wolves
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Tottenham surged into a three-goal lead but was left hanging to beat Wolverhampton 3-2 after Argentine debutant Juan Foyth conceded two second-half penalties on his first start in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Erik Lamela burst into the penalty area before rolling his shot under home goalkeeper Rui Patricio to open the scoring.
Watford end 5-match winless run in EPL at Wolves’ expense
WOLVERHAMPTON, England (AP) — Watford struck twice in 58 seconds and cruised past Wolverhampton 2-0 to end a five-match winless run in the English Premier League on Saturday.
Watford rose above Wolves into seventh.
Wolves has conceded only one goal in its last seven games in all competitions, but Watford blew them away midway through the first half..
4 more Sporting Lisbon players quit troubled team
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Four more Sporting Lisbon players have rescinded their contracts with the troubled Portuguese club.
Portugal internationals William Carvalho, Gelson Martins, Bruno Fernandes and Dutch striker Das Bost all filed notice with the Portuguese Securities Market Commission on Monday that they were breaking their contracts with Sporting. They all claimed "just cause" in emails sent to the commission.
Portugal sees Ronaldo fully focused on Confederations Cup
KAZAN, Russia (AP) — Portugal is not worried about Cristiano Ronaldo being distracted at the Confederations Cup by talk of his possible departure from Real Madrid.
Coach Fernando Santos and some of Ronaldo's teammates are confident the star forward won't be affected by the buzz created by a report that said he wants to leave the Spanish club because of allegations that he defrauded the country's tax authorities.
Leicester duo competing with Messi, Ronaldo for Ballon d’Or
PARIS (AP) — Leicester forwards Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy will try to break the domination of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the annual Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player.
The stars of Leicester's surprise English Premier League title are among 30 players announced Monday as candidates for the prize presented by France Football magazine.
Five-time winner Messi and three-time winner Ronaldo are the only previous winners nominated for a prize that is no longer linked to FIFA.
European champion Portugal loses 2-0 to Switzerland
GENEVA (AP) — European champion Portugal failed to overcome the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo this time, and lost 2-0 to Switzerland in a World Cup qualifying match on Tuesday.
For Portugal's first competitive match since beating France in the Euro 2016 final, Ronaldo was left out of the squad while he recovers from the knee injury sustained in the opening minutes in Paris.
France’s poor finishing resurfaces at Euro 2016 final
SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Wasteful finishing came back to haunt France in the European Championship final against Portugal on Sunday, with even tournament top scorer Antoine Griezmann missing chance after chance.
Despite being willed on by an entire country and a packed French crowd, France failed to come up with any original ideas against a stubborn Portugal defense rallied by unyielding defender Pepe.
Midway through the second half, Griezmann reached for...
The Latest: Lineups for France and Portugal
SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — The Latest from the European Championship (all times local):
Here are the lineups for the final between Portugal and France at Stade de France:
Portugal: Rui Patricio, Cedric Soares, Jose Fonte, Pepe, Raphael Guerreiro, William Carvalho, Joao Mario, Renato Sanches, Adrien Silva, Nani, Cristiano Ronaldo.
France: Hugo Lloris, Bacary Sagna, Samuel Umtiti, Laurent Koscielny, Patrice Evra, Paul Pogba, Blaise...