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Dirty Tackle - Tue Oct 30 4:36 PM
Traditionally, Real Madrid have made their biggest statements in the transfer market during the summer window. It is when the Spanish giants like to show their intent for the new season with a grandiose new signing, revealed too much fanfare. However, this season Los Blancos find themselves far o...
Dirty Tackle - Thu Jul 12 3:31 PM
Antonio Conte took Chelsea from 10th to first in his first season at Stamford Bridge, then first to fifth, and into turmoil in year No. 2. Why? How?
Dirty Tackle - Wed Jun 27 10:07 PM
Costa Rica may be going home after the first round of the World Cup, but it can at least go out with its head held high after fighting back from behind to draw with Switzerland in its final match. Although the manner of the Costa Rican equalizer, which came deep into stoppage time, has left many...
Dirty Tackle - Fri Jun 22 5:02 PM
The Brazilian-born model was invested in the team's game Friday morning.
Dirty Tackle - Fri Jun 22 3:22 PM
A day after a loss to Croatia put Argentina on the brink of first-round elimination at the World Cup, five-time champion Brazil narrowly avoided a similar fate against Costa Rica in Saint Petersburg. For more than 90 minutes, Costa Rica looked like it would stay alive heading into Matchday 3 and...
Dirty Tackle - Fri Jun 22 3:16 PM
Why was Neymar crying at the final whistle of Brazil's win over Costa Rica? The tears were likely a product of the immense pressure he's under.
Dirty Tackle - Wed Jun 20 9:31 PM
Diego Costa scored a fortunate goal for Spain in its narrow win over Iran. Spain was hell-bent on winning its second match at the 2018 World Cup after Cristiano Ronaldo made La Roja settle for a point in their opener against Portugal. Iran made them earn it Wednesday in Kazan.
Dirty Tackle - Sun Jun 17 9:48 PM
The pressure is now on Brazil to pick up all three points against Costa Rica in their next match.
Dirty Tackle - Sun Jun 17 2:56 PM
Aleksandar Kolarov's rocket-launcher of a left foot sent a free kick flying past Keylor Navas, and Serbia beat Costa Rica 1-0 in its 2018 World Cup opener.
Dirty Tackle - Mon Jun 4 3:00 PM
Brazil should walk Group E. But is it a two-team battle for second place between two European sides? Or is Costa Rica a threat, like it was in 2014.
Dirty Tackle - Mon May 21 1:02 PM
As many as nine players who started the quarterfinal match in 2014 could be on the field for Costa Rica's 2018 World Cup opener. But is that a good thing?
Dirty Tackle - Sat May 19 7:15 PM
Jose Mourinho set Manchester United up to quell the threat of Eden Hazard. Hazard wriggled free to win the FA Cup for Chelsea.
Dirty Tackle - Sun May 13 5:12 PM
Chelsea missed the Champions League for the second time in three years, and could go trophy-less for the third time in five. Where does it go from here?
Dirty Tackle - Wed May 9 9:40 PM
Huddersfield is safe. Swansea is in trouble. Chelsea's Champions League hopes are almost dead. The Premier League's final day permutations are set.
Dirty Tackle - Sun May 6 6:23 PM
Chelsea beat Liverpool 1-0, and can draw level with the Reds – and perhaps with Tottenham – in fourth place on Wednesday. But that might not be enough.
Dirty Tackle - Thu May 3 10:25 PM
Arsene Wenger managed 250 European games at Arsenal. His last was a 1-0 loss at Atletico Madrid that ensured he'd leave without a European trophy.
Dirty Tackle - Sat Apr 28 8:57 PM
Chelsea is still in with a shout in the Premier League top four race but only just.
Dirty Tackle - Sun Apr 22 5:55 PM
Chelsea advanced to the FA Cup final with a 2-0 victory over Southampton. Neither the Blues nor Manchester United has won a trophy this year.
Dirty Tackle - Sat Apr 14 2:50 PM
Southampton has dropped 19 points from winning positions this season, and is in real relegation trouble after Olivier Giroud's winner for Chelsea.
Dirty Tackle - Sun Apr 8 6:46 PM
Javier Chicharito Hernandez did what he does best: Come off the bench to score important goals against Chelsea.
Dirty Tackle - Mon Apr 2 7:21 AM
Mauricio Pochettino's fingerprints were all over Tottenham's drought-snapping victory over Chelsea on Sunday. A halftime tweak changed the game.
Dirty Tackle - Sun Apr 1 6:20 PM
Tottenham beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge for the first time in 28 years, and might have just decided the Premier League's top four race in the process.
Dirty Tackle - Wed Mar 14 10:04 PM
Chelsea's terrible season gets worse as Barca advances to the Champions League quarterfinals.
Dirty Tackle - Sat Mar 10 8:09 PM
Chelsea is within two points of Tottenham and four of Liverpool, with both teams set to visit Stamford Bridge between now and season's end.
Dirty Tackle - Tue Mar 6 6:52 AM
Antonio Conte has come under fire for Chelsea's defensive approach in a 1-0 loss at Manchester City. Some of the criticism is justified. But n
Dirty Tackle - Mon Mar 5 11:23 PM
Nemanja Matic struck a swerving volley in stoppage time to beat Crystal Palace, and took Manchester United nine points clear of fifth-place Chelsea.
Dirty Tackle - Mon Mar 5 6:47 PM
N'Golo Kante was treated on the scene and underwent cardiology tests after fainting. Fortunately, the tests did not reveal any heart problems.
Dirty Tackle - Sun Mar 4 7:05 PM
Chelsea’s immediate fears were realized on Sunday. Manchester City’s 1-0 victory over the Blues at the Etihad Stadium might not have been as comprehensive as the runaway Premier League leaders’ other big scalps this season, but it was nonetheless a pronouncement of the value of one person and the...
Dirty Tackle - Sun Feb 25 5:04 PM
Romelu Lukaku had been a scapegoat for many of Manchester United's woes. He silenced doubters and lit up Old Trafford with a big goal and bigger assist.
Dirty Tackle - Thu Feb 22 2:27 AM
Chelsea executed its plan, and was in position to take a 1-0 Champions League lead to Barcelona for the second leg. In seven seconds, the lead unravelled.