Fraizer Campbell of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team’s second goal during the  Premier League match against  Everton at Goodison Park. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images

Everton 2 Crystal Palace 3Crystal Palace and Europe do not combine well for Everton. Five months on from a 3-2 win that edged Tony Pulis’s team toward(...)

Seamus Coleman scores Everton’s second goal during the  Europa League Group H match against VFL Wolfsburg. Photograph: Jan Kruger/Getty Images.

Everton 4 Wolfsburg 1 Everton made a successful return to European football with a 4-1 victory over Wolfsburg at Goodison Park last night.Manager Ro(...)

Chelsea’s Diego Costa celebrates after scoring his team’s sixth goal and his second of the game during the  Premier League match against Everton at  Goodison Park. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Everton 3 Chelsea 6Chelsea came out on top in a nine-goal thriller against Everton encapsulated in two frantic goalscoring spells in either half at Go(...)

Aidan McGeady (left) of Everton celebrates his goal with James McCarthy  at the King Power Stadium. Photograph:  Michael Regan/Getty Images

Substitute Chris Wood gave Leicester something to celebrate on their return to the top-flight as his 86th minute effort sealed a 2-2 draw with Everto(...)

United States goalkeeper Tim Howard saves a shot from Belgium striker  Romelu Lukaku during the  World Cup  round of 16 match   at the Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph: Ali Haider/EPA

The Republic of Ireland will complete their international fixtures this year with a home friendly against the United States at the Aviva Stadium in Du(...)

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard: The positive aspect of Tourette’s is that a lot of people with the condition have unusually swift reactions. Photograph: EPA/Guillaume Horcajuelo

By making 16 saves against Belgium, USA goalkeeper Tim Howard not only put on a bravado performance but also broke the record for the most-ever saves (...)

USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann: “Turns out, Jurgen Klinsmann was correct after all. The US was not ready to win it all. Not even close,” conceded Mike Tierney in the Los Angeles Times

“End of The World” was how the front page of the New York Daily News apocalyptically reported Team USA’s dramatic extra-time elimination from the Wor(...)

Tim Howard reacts after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne scored the opening goal in Salvador.

Beaten but unbowed, the USA exited the World Cup after losing to Belgium last night, their disappointment to be going home offset by optimism for the(...)

United States players react after Belgium’s Kevin De Bruyne (not pictured) scored his side’s first goal in extra-time of the World Cup Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador. Photograph: Ruben Sprich/Reuters

Belgium 2 USA 1 (after extra-time, 0-0 after 90 mins)Another dramatic night ended in extra-time with goals by Kevin De Bruyne and Romelu Lukaku giving(...)

USA goalkeeper Tim Howard has been described by manager Jurgen Klinsmann as among the top five in the world. Photograph: Christopher Lee/Getty Images

It was a refrain heard many times from the locals playing soccer with tourists on Natal’s Ponte Negra beach these last two weeks. “Oh, Americano! Ir (...)