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  • 5 Nigeria players to watch at the World Cup

    Powered by forwards Emmanuel Emenike and Victor Moses, Nigeria won its first African Cup title in nearly two decades last year. The next step is to achieve something at the World Cup.


  • Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech holds his arm as he is covered by a blanket as he leaves the pitch following an injury during the Champions League semifinal first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Chelsea at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, April 22, 2014 .(AP Photo/Paul White)

    Chelsea loses Cech, Terry to long-term injuries

    Chelsea will be without goalkeeper Petr Cech and captain John Terry for the rest of the Premier League season, prompting manager Jose Mourinho to make the Champions League his team's priority.


  • Nottingham Forest's Andy Reid celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the English FA Cup third round soccer match at the City Ground, Nottingham, England, Sunday Jan. 5, 2014. Nottingham Forest won the match 5-0. (AP Photo/PA, John Walton)

    West Ham humbled by Forest in FA Cup

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — West Ham's gamble of playing a team full of youngsters and reserve players backfired spectacularly when the Premier League struggler was thrashed 5-0 by Nottingham Forest in a third-round shock in the FA Cup on Sunday.


  • Chelsea player criticized after ball boy kicked

    Just when it seemed Chelsea's reputation couldn't sink any lower, along came "Ballboygate."


  • Column: Madness shouldn't be required of referees

    The players were more boys than men, not yet 17. But they were furious. Mimicking the ugly behavior of professionals seen on TV, they swarmed around the referee, haranguing him to disallow the goal just scored against them. One player was particularly aggressive, threatening violence. So Nicolas Perron did what any referee should do: He sent him off.


  • Police: 2 Nigerian soldiers linked to kidnapping

    Two Nigerian soldiers took part in the kidnapping of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel's father, and at one point demanded a $4 billion ransom they considered "chicken change" for the team, security officials said Wednesday.


  • Father of Chelsea player Mikel found in Nigeria

    The kidnapped father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was freed Monday after detectives traced him to a sprawling city in northern Nigeria and arrested his abductors.


  • Father of Chelsea player Mikel abducted in Nigeria

    The father of Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has been abducted in Nigeria's restive central region, police said Monday.


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