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Ronaldo says could ‘one day’ play in MLS

MADRID: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is open to the idea of one day playing in Major League Soccer, he said in an interview...

Australian Open under match-fixing scrutiny

AUSTRALIA: More players revealed match-fixing approaches on Tuesday as the Australian Open Grand Slam tournament came under close scrutiny following claims that corruption in...

Embattled Coe ‘not in denial’ of challenge facing IAAF

PARIS: Embattled IAAF president Sebastian Coe admits that his five-month tenure of athletics governing body has been a "real challenge", but insisted in an...

Ex-Manchester United player Vidic released by Inter Milan

MILAN: Inter Milan announced on Tuesday they had cancelled the contract of former Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic, who had yet to make an...

Halep looks for positives after ‘tough’ Australian Open defeat

AUSTRALIA: World number two Simona Halep said she simply had an off-day after she was sensationally dumped from the Australian Open at the first...

Baby alarm for dad-to-be Andy Murray at Australian Open

MELBOURNE: Andy Murray looked a worried man as he finished his first match at the Australian Open -- because he didn't know whether he'd...

Blatter is still being paid his salary despite ban from world...

That would mean Blatter would have been paid for nearly five months during which time he was unable to carry out his duties, and a period in which FIFA has appointed an acting president, African soccer head Issa Hayatou.

Zidane’s Real march on with thrashing of Gijon

MADRID: Real Madrid continued their serene progress under new coach Zinedine Zidane when Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema each helped themselves to two goals...

Bordeaux fans banned from Nantes trip

FRANCE: Bordeaux supporters have been banned from Saturday's trip to Nantes in Ligue 1 because of the risk of violence, government officials in the...

Liverpool back Mignolet with new deal

ENGLAND: Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has signed a new contract, the English Premier League club announced Monday. Although Liverpool's statement did not specify the duration...

La Liga ordered to share 90-second match summaries

MADRID: Spain's fair competition regulator on Monday ordered La Liga to give a 90 second summary of every game to every television station and...

Walcott a fan of Cech revolution at Arsenal

LONDON: Arsenal forward Theo Walcott believes the arrival of Petr Cech at the Emirates Stadium has made a huge difference to the Gunners' title...

Watford sign Morocco winger Amrabat from Malaga

SPAIN: Watford have signed Morocco winger Nordin Amrabat from Spanish side Malaga, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Amrabat, 28, agreed a three and...

Fuss-free Federer roars into second round

MELBOURNE: A rampaging Roger Federer kicked off his 17th Australian Open campaign with a 6-2 6-1 6-2 demolition of Georgian battler Nikoloz Basilashvili to...

Match-fixing in tennis ‘widespread’

LONDON: Sixteen players ranked in the world top 50 over the last decade, including Grand Slam champions, have been suspected of being involved in...

Saint-Etienne win derby, more away joy for Marseille

PARIS: Saint-Etienne reignited their quest for European football with a 1-0 win over bitter rivals Lyon in Sunday's feisty Rhone-Alpes derby, while Marseille continued...

O’Sullivan cruises to sixth snooker Masters triumph

LONDON:  Ronnie O'Sullivan overwhelmed Barry Hawkins 10-1 to win the Masters at London's Alexandra Palace on Sunday, equalling fellow snooker great Stephen Hendry's record of...

Madrid players prefer Zidane to Benitez, says Ronaldo

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted the Real Madrid squad are much happier under French legend Zinedine Zidane than in Rafael Benitez's unhappy seven-month spell...

Higuain, Dybala set ‘scudetto’ pace in Italy

MILAN: Argentina strikers Gonzalo Higuain and Paulo Dybala hit a brace apiece as Juventus and Napoli maintained their respective title bids with precious wins...

Liverpool felled by Rooney sucker-punch at Anfield

LIVERPOOL: Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney pounced to score a 78th-minute winner as his side stunned eternal rivals Liverpool with a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory...

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