Ronaldo better than Messi in 2014 – Alex

The Brazilian has proclaimed the Portuguese as his favourite to win the Ballon d'Or in January and is looking forward to facing the 29-year-old in Dubai on Tuesday. Cristiano Ronaldo is more deserving of the 2014 Ballon d’Or than Lionel Messi, according to AC Milan centre-half Alex. The Brazilian is preparing to

City level point with Chelsea with win Over bottom half

Spanish magician Silva struck twice and Yaya Toure added another as Manuel Pellegrini's striker-less formation proved too tricky for Neil Warnock's Eagles David Silva's first goals at the Etihad Stadium for a year clinched victory for Manchester City and saw them draw level on points with Premier League leaders Chelsea. Spain star

Ghana’s David Accam joins Chicago Fire

The Right to Dream Academy groomed forward joins the Men in Red from Swedish Allsvenskan side Helsingborgs IF. Ghana striker David Accam has signed for MLS side Chicago Fire SC from Helsingborgs. Announcing the deal on Friday, the Men in Red said the Ghana international will be part of the 2015 squad

Joe Hart signs new Manchester City contract keeping him at the Premier League champions until end of the 2018-19 season

Manchester City have confirmed goalkeeper Joe Hart has signed a new deal which will keep him at the club until summer 2019. The England goalkeeper becomes the latest City player to extend his stay at the Etihad Stadium, following the likes of Sergio Aguero, Edin Dzeko, Aleksandar Kolarov, Samir Nasri and

Fifa set to publish ‘appropriate’ version of Michael Garcia’s World Cup report

Michael Garcia's report into the World Cup bidding process will be published where legally possibleFifa’s executive committee has unanimously agreed to publish Michael Garcia’s investigation into the controversial bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, but only in an “appropriate form” and not until ongoing investigations against individuals

Mario Balotelli given one-match ban over racist post

Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been suspended for one match, fined £25,000 ($39,176) and ordered to attend to an education course after making racist and anti-semitic comments. Balotelli had already accepted a charge of an aggravated breach of Football Association rule E3, relating to references of ethnic origin, colour, race,

Michael Dawson out until after New Year

Hull defender Michael Dawson is only expected to return to action after the New Year due to the hamstring injury he sustained against Chelsea on Saturday. The 31-year-old limped off after just 10 minutes of the Tigers' 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge, having already missed a month of the campaign with

Nigel Pearson: Leicester manager accepts FA charge

Pearson was caught on camera making the comments towards a fan during the 3-1 defeat to Liverpool at the start of December Nigel Pearson has accepted a Football Association charge of using insulting words towards a fan after a bust-up during the Foxes' recent 3-1 loss to Liverpool . The FA confirmed

Newcastle shine on

Newcastle recorded their fourth straight victory as substitute Ayoze Perez secured them a 1-0 home win over Liverpool. The marked upturn in form for Alan Pardew's Magpies continued on Saturday as Perez - the match-winner at Tottenham in their last league outing - struck the only goal of the game in