• Man City cancels Under-21 game after racism claims

    July 22, 2014

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Manchester City says a friendly being played by its Under-21 team in Croatia on Tuesday was abandoned after team management ordered the players off the pitch following alleged racist abuse.City said in a statement that its 19-year-old French midfielder Seko Fofana, who is black, was targeted by an opponent from Croatian team HNK Rijeka toward the end of the first half in Novigrad.

  • Liverpool practices at Fenway for friendly vs Roma

    July 22, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) - Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says the team is moving on after Luis Suarez was sent Barcelona for a $130 million transfer fee.''He gave everything for Liverpool,'' Rodgers said when asked if Suarez had let the club down. ''Of course there have been issues, but they're in the past. He was a brilliant player for us and for me. ... It's a shame he's not here. But Liverpool, as a club, is bigger than any one player.''