Simona Halep won five games in a row in the deciding set of an astonishing match against Elina Svitolina in Doha on Friday to power through to the Qatar Open final. Seemingly down and almost out at 1-4 in the third set, world number three Halep was roared on by a large and noisy set of Romanian fans
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — In a legal setback for UEFA, Galatasaray has won an appeal to block a further investigation of the club's compliance with financial monitoring rules.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has charged Valencia midfielder Geoffrey Kondogbia with intentionally getting a yellow card in a Europa League game against Celtic.
Gianfranco Zola insists Chelsea haven't neglected Callum Hudson-Odoi despite the teenage starlet's lack of first-team opportunities this season. Hudson-Odoi reportedly handed in a transfer request last month following a £35 million ($45 million) offer from Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Friday expressed joy over refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi's return to Australia after a two-month ordeal saw him jailed in Thailand and threatened with forced return to his native Bahrain. "I'm very happy and everyone at FIFA is very happy that he
Pep Guardiola has warned his Manchester City stars not to use the dubious state of Newport County's pitch as an excuse when they face the fourth tier giant-killers in the FA Cup on Saturday. Guardiola is aware that Newport's Rodney Parade ground has one of the more badly damaged surfaces in
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United could be without forwards Jesse Lingard and Anthony Martial for at least two weeks.
Manchester United will be without Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard for Monday's FA Cup clash at Chelsea with both sidelined for up to three weeks after picking up injuries during Tuesday’s Champions League defeat by Paris Saint-Germain. The in-form duo will also miss Liverpool's visit to Old
A mysterious thigh strain is overshadowing Arjen Robben's final few months at Bayern Munich, leaving the injury-prone winger frustrated on the sidelines. The 35-year-old, who scored the winning goal for Bayern in the 2013 Champions League final at Wembley, has said this will be his tenth and final
The coffin of footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash between Nantes and Cardiff, arrived in Argentina on Friday ahead of his funeral in his hometown of Progreso. The British Airways flight carrying the body landed shortly after 9:00am (1200 GMT) at Buenos Aires airport. A van waited to
Napoli captain Marek Hamsik brought the curtain down on his 12-year career at the club and on Friday the team paid tribute to the Slovak star as he prepares to move to Chinese Super League side Dalian Yifang. "We wish Hamsik all the best in the future," said coach Carlo Ancelotti after Napoli
Chelsea defender David Luiz insists there has been no dressing room revolt against manager Maurizio Sarri's tactics despite a 6-0 mauling at Manchester City last weekend. The Blues bounced back by beating Malmo 2-1 in the Europa League on Thursday, but tougher tests lie in wait with the visit of
Spanish champions Barcelona announced Friday they have extended the contract of coach Ernesto Valverde for another season with the option of one more. Valverde, who took over at the Camp Nou in 2017 after joining from Athletic Bilbao, won the league and cup double last season. "FC Barcelona and
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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soccer club Flamengo played its first match since the fire that killed 10 of its academy players at its training ground Feb. 8, losing 1-0 to rival Fluminense on Thursday night.
Chelsea claimed a 2-1 victory at Malmo in the Europa League last-32 first leg on Thursday to ease some of the pressure on beleaguered coach Maurizio Sarri, while Arsenal suffered a shock loss to BATE Borisov. Visitors Chelsea desperately needed a response after back-to-back humiliating away losses,
A group of Borussia Dortmund stars have been slammed in the media and criticised by club bosses after inviting a celebrity barber to the team hotel on the eve of their Champions League mauling by Tottenham Hotspur at Wembley. Bundesliga leaders Dortmund face a mountain to climb in the return on March
Valencia closed in on the last 16 of the Europa League by inflicting just Celtic's second home defeat of the season with a 2-0 win in Glasgow on Thursday. Twice the Celtic offside trap was broken with ease either side of half-time as Ruben Sobrino's pass was tapped home by Denis Cheryshev before
Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 defeat at BATE Borisov in the first leg of the Europa League's round of 32 on Thursday, while crosstown rival Chelsea shook off its recent struggles with a 2-1 win at Malmo.
MILAN (AP) — Inter Milan pulled the captaincy from Mauro Icardi, and Mauro Icardi responded by pulling himself out of Inter Milan's next match.
Rafael Nadal's Spain will host defending champions Croatia in the Davis Cup finals with the 17-time major winner set to be the only member of the sport's big four taking part in the controversially rebooted tournament. Nadal, who has played in four Davis Cup winning campaigns, has said he intends
LONDON (AP) — Before becoming the global football superstar star with the popstar wife and adorning billboards worldwide, David Beckham only answered to Eric Harrison.
Atletico Madrid announced Thursday it had parted ways with Manuel Brinas, who trained its young players for decades and recognised in an interview he had sexually abused a student in the 1970s. "Once we were made aware of the accusations, Manuel Brinas stopped collaborating with Atletico Madrid