West Ham hands Arsenal 2nd loss in 3 EPL games
LONDON (AP) — West Ham handed Arsenal a second loss in three English Premier League matches, damaging Unai Emery's hopes of qualifying for the Champions League.
Youth team graduate Declan Rice scored his first West Ham goal in the 1-0 victory over Arsenal on Saturday. The 19-year-old Rice placed the ball into the top of the net after being set up by Samir Nasri on the former Arsenal midfielder's league debut for West Ham.
Nasri completes move to West Ham as doping ban ends
LONDON (AP) — Former France midfielder Samir Nasri has completed his expected move to Premier League team West Ham on a deal to the end of the season after he finished a doping ban.
The Hammers on Monday announced the signing of the 31-year-old Nasri, who is available to play from Tuesday after an 18-month ban for receiving an intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic in breach of the World Anti-Doping Agency's rules.
UEFA increases Nasri’s doping ban to 18 months
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Former France midfielder Samir Nasri's doping ban has been increased from six to 18 months following an appeal from UEFA's ethics and disciplinary inspector.
The player was suspended for six months in February following an investigation into intravenous drip treatment he received in 2016.
Nasri banned for 6 months following drip treatment
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Former France international Samir Nasri was banned from football for six months following an investigation into an intravenous drip treatment he received in 2016, UEFA said on Tuesday.
MADRID (AP) — Wissam Ben Yedder scored three minutes after entering the game to give Sevilla a late 2-1 win over 10-man Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Thursday.
The victory moved Sevilla even on points with third-place Atletico Madrid with four matches left. Third place guarantees an automatic spot in the Champions League next season, while the fourth-placed team has to go through a playoff.
Sevilla loses ground after home draw with Villarreal
MADRID (AP) — A wasted penalty. A goal disallowed for offside. An inspired goalkeeper.
It all led to another disappointing setback for Sevilla, which was held by Villarreal to a 0-0 draw at home on Sunday and missed a chance to move closer to the Spanish league lead.
Spain’s anti-doping agency investigating Nasri
SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — Spanish club Sevilla says the national anti-doping agency is looking into reports that midfielder Samir Nasri recently had intravenous treatment at a Los Angeles clinic.
The clinic, Drip Doctors, posted a photo of Nasri on its Facebook and Twitter accounts on Tuesday, saying it had provided him with a drip "to help keep him hydrated and in top health during his busy soccer season."
Sevilla tops Real Betis 1-0 in Spanish league derby
MADRID (AP) — Sevilla provisionally moved to second place in the Spanish league after defeating Real Betis 1-0 in the Seville derby on Tuesday.
Argentine defender Gabriel Mercado scored the winning goal from a free kick delivered by midfielder Samir Nasri in the 51st minute at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium. Mercado redirected the ball just enough to beat goalkeeper Antonio Adan.