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Federer withdraws, Azarenka through in Madrid

MADRID: Roger Federer's withdrawal due to a back injury overshadowed the day's play in Madrid on Monday as seeds continued to fall on the...

Guardiola eager to break Spanish semi curse

BERLIN: Pep Guardiola insists Bayern Munich can make it third time lucky against Spanish opposition in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final return leg with Atletico...

UEFA to experiment with fourth substitute

BUDAPEST: Europe's football governing body on Monday decided to test the use of a fourth substitute during international tournaments starting this year. The measure would...

Vokes sends Burnley back to the Premier League

LONDON:Burnley returned to the Premier League at the first attempt as a 1-0 win over QPR at jubilant Turf Moor sealed promotion from the...

Atletico’s Torres ready to battle against Bayern

MUNICH: Striker Fernando Torres says Atletico Madrid are ready for "a battle" at Bayern Munich in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, second-leg, to keep their...

Rosberg downplays talk of easy title win

Nico Rosberg brushed aside any suggestions that he will enjoy an easy drive to his first drivers' championship after cruising to a seventh consecutive...

Leicester striker Vardy gets top award

Leicester City forward Jamie Vardy has been voted the 2016 Footballer of the Year by the Football Writers' Association (FWA), it was announced Monday. The...

Ronaldo steps up training ahead of City return

Cristiano Ronaldo's chances of facing Manchester City in the second leg of Real Madrid's Champions League semi-final on Wednesday were boosted as the Portuguese...

Drinkwater escapes further action over United red card

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater will not face further disciplinary action after being sent off in the Premier League leaders' 1-1 draw with Manchester United...

‘Sex masochism’ as Van Gaal blasts hairline Huth

"Every human being who is grabbed with their hair would react."

France’s Voeckler wins Tour de Yorkshire

LONDON: Thomas Voeckler of Direct Energie won the Tour de Yorkshire after taking the final stage in Scarborough on Sunday. Voeckler and Ireland's Nicolas Roche...

Ding on the ropes after slow start in snooker world final

Ding Junhui faces a tough task to become the first Asian to win the World Championship after the Chinese star fell 6-2 down against...

Villarreal seal Champions League return

MADRID: Villarreal warmed-up for the second leg of their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool by sealing fourth place in La Liga with a 2-0...

Racquet-smashing Dimitrov loses Istanbul final after epic meltdown

ISTANBUL: Bulgarian star Grigor Dimitrov lost the Istanbul claycourt final on Sunday after a series of violent racquet-smashing tantrums resulted in a championship-ending game...

Milan face backlash as Rossoneri rocked again

MILAN: Irate AC Milan fans bombarded social media to mock the club and vent their anger after a humiliating 3-3 draw with minnows Frosinone...

Nadal: Transparency can prevent “stupid” accusations

MADRID: Fourteen-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal believes his call for all his anti-doping tests to be made public is the only way to...

Chong Wei defeats world No 1 in China final

Malaysia's Lee Chong Wei defeated his rival and world number one Chen Long of China on Sunday in the final of the Asia Badminton Championships.

Welbeck brings Wenger solace amid Arsenal protests

LONDON - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger faced supporter protests before Danny Welbeck's goal secured a 1-0 home victory over Norwich City on Saturday that moved...

Leicester show money isn’t everything – Ranieri

LONDON - Leicester City's surge to within touching distance of the Premier League title is proof that money does not always yield success, according to...

Bayern Munich made to wait for historic fourth consecutive title

BERLIN - Pep Guardiola's Bayern Munich must wait to have their historic fourth consecutive Bundesliga title confirmed after being held to a 1-1 draw at...

Zidane hopeful on Ronaldo, Benzema fitness for Manchester City

MADRID - Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane remains hopeful Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema can overcome muscle strains to face Manchester City in their Champions...

Barcelona beat Betis to remain top, Atletico, Real keep up pressure

MADRID - Barcelona remain on top of La Liga with two games remaining as goals from Ivan Rakitic and Luis Suarez earned a 2-0 win...

Leicester have Britain’s bookmakers on run

Leicester were 5,000/1 (bet £1 to win £5,000) to win the league. Bookmakers are now looking at a loss of £2.2 million.

Manchester United’s Van Gaal ready to delay Leicester party

UNITED KINGDOM: Louis van Gaal is determined to stop Leicester City from winning the Premier League title at Old Trafford on Sunday. But the Manchester...

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