MANCHESTER, England The following are talking points from the weekend's Premier League action:
MANCHESTER, England Facing a costly and damaging two-season ban from European football, English champions Manchester City will now turn to the Swiss-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in an appeal that is likely to focus heavily on procedure. | Video
MANCHESTER, England Manchester City's two-year ban from European football could undermine manager Pep Guardiola's attempt to rebuild the team after a disappointing failure to compete with Liverpool in the Premier League title race this season.
MANCHESTER, England English champions Manchester City have been banned from European competition for the next two seasons and fined 30 million euros ($32.53 million) by European soccer's governing body UEFA after an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. | Video
MANCHESTER, England, Feb 13 UEFA has teamed up with Disney to launch a pan-European project aimed at increasing the number of girls playing football.
MANCHESTER, England UEFA has teamed up with Disney to launch a pan-European project aimed at increasing the number of girls playing football. | Video
MANCHESTER, England An independent review of the running of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) has found "potential elements of mismanagement" and "possible abuse of power" amidst concern about widespread use of cash payments.
MANCHESTER, England The Premier League begins its first attempt at a continental-style winter break with a staggered stoppage for clubs resulting in just four matches this weekend.
Rugby's Super League says it accepts that Australian Israel Folau has been legally registered as a player after he signed for Catalan Dragons last month, but it has now taken steps to be able to intervene in controversial signings.
Feb 5 Rugby's Super League says it accepts that Australian Israel Folau has been legally registered as a player, after signing for Catalan Dragons, but says it has taken steps to be able to intervene in controversial signings.