England's World Cup final chances ended in heartbreak Wednesday after Laura Bassett's own goal in stoppage time gave defending champion Japan a 2-1 win.
Blatter he is innocent in the wake of the FIFA corruption scandal, saying: "Anybody [who] calls me corrupt because FIFA is corrupt should go to jail."
Manchester City confirmed on Wednesday that Alvaro Negredo has joined Valencia on a permanent deal for €30m.
Sunderland have announced the signing of defender Sebastian Coates from Liverpool on a four-year deal.
Stoke could be set to claim the shock signing of Inter Milan midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri after the two clubs agreed a £12 million fee.
Chelsea have reportedly raised their initial offer to Stoke City for goalkeeper Asmir Begovic from six to eight million pounds.
Besiktas are keen to take Van Persie to Turkey, though they accept it will be difficult to afford a player who earns £240,000-a-week.
PSG midfielder Yohan Cabaye is open to the prospect of a move to Crystal Palace as talks continue between the two clubs over the French international.
Juventus managing director Giuseppe Marotta said that the Bianconeri turned down an offer from Barcelona for Paul Pogba of 80 million euros.
The 25-year-old forward wants to stay at the Allianz Arena with fellow United target Schweinsteiger to win more titles with the Bundesliga champions.
Defender pens long-term contract at Anfield club after completing move from Southampton.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women's World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the game's
Despite not scoring from open play in a competitive international for more than a year, Gabriele Marcotti writes that he remains as important as ever to his country.
Arsenal's new goalkeeper insists the reaction to his move from his former teammates and most of his old fans, has been "overwhelming".
Sammy Ameobi is expected to sign a new deal with Newcastle before joining Wolverhampton on loan for the upcoming season.
Luke Garbutt's new five-year deal with Everton was confirmed on Tuesday, just as his previous deal was set to expire.
The Champions League final will be played in Wales for the first time in 2017 at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium.
Add the former Leicester City manager's misdemeanors together and they would constitute gross misconduct in almost any other profession, writes Ben Jacobs.
Despite criticism this season, Phil Jones was given a contract extension by Man United -- proving that the club still believes in him.
Modena have appointed Argentine international Hernan Crespo as manager of the Serie B club.
Sepp Blatter's successor as FIFA president must ensure fundamental changes are made, said FA's new chief executive Martin Glenn.
Spain international understood to be keen on Premier League move but Madrid demanding £65m for his services.
UEFA is lifting some restrictions on club spending in an attempt to make more teams competitive and ensure clubs are attractive for new investors.
Premier League champions Chelsea may be forced to leave their Stamford Bridge home for three seasons while it undergoes a radical redevelopment.
Chelsea are on the verge of signing highly rated Brazilian youngster Kenedy from Fluminense, sources have told ESPN FC.
The 2015 Copa America was set up for a final between Chile and either Brazil or Argentina. Everything seemed to be going to plan, but clearly Paraguay had not read the script, writes Tim Vickery.
UEFA has told the Spanish league to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December.
Selling Tyrone Mings to Bournemouth was good business for Championship side Ipswich, according to their manager Mick McCarthy.
Position has been the subject of debate and Brendan Rodgers will need to know what he wants from the Brazilian.
Joe Gomez said he opted to join Liverpool because he believes he will get the chance to develop under Brendan Rodgers.
Everton striker Arouna Kone says he is ready to prove that he is finally over his injury problems.
Julie Foudy of espnW, Kate Markgraf of ESPN FC and former American soccer player Kristine Lilly discuss England's own goal loss to Japan, as well as United States' possible strategy for the final.
Julie Foudy of espnW and ESPN FC's Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly discuss Japan's 2-1 win over England in the FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals.
Julie Foudy of espnW and ESPN FC's Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly discuss who has been the MVP for Team USA during the FIFA Women's World Cup, so far.
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We will follow Mexico vs Honduras on ESPN2! All the reaction from England's crushing loss as well as U.S. Open Cup highlights. See you then!
Julie Foudy of espnW and ESPN FC's Kristine Lilly and Kate Markgraf give their predictions for the FIFA Women's World Cup finals between Team USA and Japan.
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HALFTIME 0-0! Mexico come close, but are level with Honduras after 45. Chicharito subbed off in the 40th minute with an apparent injury.
ESPN FC's Kate Markgraf and Kristine Lilly explain why Japan's ability to hold on to the ball might pose as a challenge for Team USA in the FIFA Women's World Cup finals.
After Japan defeated England 2-1 in the Women's World Cup semi-finals, espnW's Julie Foudy looks ahead to what the U.S. has to do to beat Japan in the finals.
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GOAL! England draw level with Japan as Fara Williams converts her opportunity from the spot. It's 1-1 just ahead of halftime.