Chelsea FC and Manchester City squared off in a friendly match on a temporary pitch in St. Louis at Busch Stadium, the home of Major League Baseball's Cardinals.
Bayern Munich is trying to playing things down as the title favourite, while outsider Borussia Dortmund is eager to play up its chances.
Tottenham winger Andros Townsend was charged by the English Football Association with misconduct over breaches of its betting regulations.
Arsene Wenger praised his Arsenal players following their 1-0 win over Newcastle that saw them qualify for the UEFA Champions League qualifying phase.
West Brom manager Steve Clarke reflected on his side's marvellous comeback on after they drew 5-5 with English Premier League champions Manchester United.
Tottenham Hotspur beat Sunderland 1-0 in the English Premier League thanks to yet another goal from Gareth Bale.
At the end of Alex Ferguson's 1,500th game in charge of Man United, the 71-year-old Scot bowed in front of thousands of applauding fans - and then bowed out of football for good.
David Beckham hugged his teammates with tears in his eyes, then walked off the pitch to a standing ovation - for the last time in front of a home crowd at a football game.
Roberto Mancini bade farewell to Manchester City fans by taking out a full-page advert in the local newspaper, thanking them for their support during his 3 1/2 years in charge.
Having won the UEFA Europa League, Chelsea's focus returns to the English Premier League when they face Everton.
Only if Spurs beat Sunderland, and Arsenal drop points at Newcastle, will Andre Villas-Boas be managing in the Champions League next season.
Stoke has launched an internal investigation after American midfielder Brek Shea posted a picture of himself holding a severed pig's head while in the team's locker room.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was welcomed with applause when he entered the room for the pre-match conference of his final game in charge against West Brom.
Roberto Martinez has hinted he may step down as manager of Wigan following the club's relegation from the Premier League.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes is retiring for a second and final time, ending a career that saw him regarded as one of the most technically gifted players of his generation.
Roberto Mancini's Manchester City future appears uncertain after losing the FA Cup final and then questioning why the club has not responded to reports that Malaga coach Manuel Pellegrini has been lined up to replace him.
Wigan won the FA Cup for the first time in its 81-year history by beating big-spending Manchester City 1-0 on Saturday in one of the biggest final upsets the tournament has seen.
Sir Alex Ferguson has taken to retirement like a duck to water getting himself up onstage at a charity event for a good old sing-along.
Frank Lampard became Chelsea's all-time leading scorer with a double against Aston Villa that clinched a 2-1 victory and pushed his club closer to Champions League qualification.
Video highlights, live stream commentary, live updates as they happen and minute-by-minute, and all the action of the FA Cup final as Manchester City take on Wigan at Wembley Stadium in England.
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