Messi, Hamilton share Laureus World Sportsman of Year honour; Biles gets third award

Berlin: British F1 ace Lewis Hamilton and Lionel Messi, arguably the world’s greatest footballer, were declared the joint winners of the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the year award here.…

Lampard asks for Chelsea fight after smash and grab United defeat

London: Chelsea manager Frank Lampard told his side the “fight starts now” for a place in the Champions League next season after suffering a 2-0 smash and grab defeat at…

Celta strike late to put brakes on Real Madrid

Madrid: Real Madrid’s winning streak ended when they conceded a late goal to draw 2-2 at home to Celta Vigo and finish the weekend with their lead over Barcelona down…

Ronaldo penalty snatches Juventus first-leg draw at Milan

Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo’s injury-time penalty grabbed Juventus a 1-1 draw at AC Milan in their Italian Cup semi-final, first leg as his incredible scoring run continued. The 35-year-old has now…

Liverpool look to extend lead as top-four battle recommences

London: Liverpool are expected to take another step towards clinching a long-awaited Premier League title at bottom-of-the-table Norwich, while behind the runaway leaders the battle for Champions League places takes…

Muniain gives Athletic Bilbao edge in Copa del Rey smei-finals

Bilbao: Captain Iker Muniain scored the only goal as Athletic Bilbao defeated Granada 1-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semi-final. Muniain, 27, had been red-carded in…

Napoli beat Inter Milan to close in on Italian Cup final

Milan: Fabian Ruiz scored the only goal as Napoli shocked Inter Milan 1-0 in their Italian Cup semi-final, first leg tie in the San Siro. The Spanish midfielder broke through…

Euro 2020 sponsors less than green

Moscow: With sponsorship from carmaker Volkswagen and Azerbaijan’s state-run oil company SOCAR, Euro 2020 proves UEFA’s willingness to do business with companies whose environmental records are often less than exemplary.…

Ronaldo, Ibrahimovic set for Italian Cup clash

Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are set to go head-to-head in Thursday’s Italian Cup semi-final, first leg between Juventus and AC Milan at the San Siro. Both Ronaldo and…

Ronaldo sets scoring record but Juventus fall in Verona

Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday became the first Juventus player to score in 10 successive Serie A games but the champions fell 2-1 at Hellas Verona to leave an opening…

Ramapging Mohun Bagan aim to build lead vs Punjab FC

Kalyani, (West Bengal): Mohun Bagan will look to consolidate their position atop the points standings in their bid for a second title when they face Punjab FC in a top-of-the-table…

Could Neymar, Mbappe antics derail PSG as season enters crunch time?

Paris: While Neymar has been partying with an injured rib, and Kylian Mbappe has been making no attempt to hide his displeasure with his coach, Paris Saint-Germain supporters could be…

In-form Bayern out to ‘boss’ Leipzig in Bundesliga showdown

Berlin: After getting a mid-week “wake-up call” in the German Cup, Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich are relishing the chance to prove their might in a top-of-the-table clash at home to…

Messi demands Abidal name names after dressing room criticism

Barcelona: Lionel Messi has hit back at Barcelona sporting director Eric Abidal after the Frenchman blamed slackness in the dressing room for the departure of recently-fired coach Ernesto Valverde. In…

Premier League boss admits VAR needs to improve

London: Premier League chief executive Richard Masters admits his organisation must try to improve VAR after a season marred by controversy surrounding the review technology. A recent survey from opinion…

Ronaldo scores for ninth game in row as penalty double lifts Juve

Milan: Cristiano Ronaldo stretched his scoring streak to nine consecutive league games with a penalty double as Serie A leaders Juventus bounced back from their defeat to Napoli with a…

Demme and Elmas help resurgent Napoli beat Sampdoria

Milan: Diego Demme and Eljif Elmas scored their first Serie A goals as Napoli followed up last weekend’s win over champions Juventus with a 4-2 victory at Sampdoria on Monday.…

AC Milan recalls Diego Laxalt; Juventus offloads Emre Can

Rome: United States left back Antonee Robinson underwent medical exams with AC Milan in an attempt to transfer from Wigan but the deal fell through before the window closed on…

Canada’s Christine Sinclair makes soccer history

Los Angeles: Canada’s Christine Sinclair became the all-time leading scorer in international soccer history as Canada crushed St. Kitts and Nevis 11-0 at the CONCACAF Olympic qualifying tournament in Brownsville,…

Klopp doesn’t care about records as Liverpool close in on title

London: Jurgen Klopp insisted Liverpool are not motivated by making history after the runaway leaders took another step towards the Premier League title with a 2-0 win at West Ham.…