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  • Farbrace, British coach of Sri Lankan cricket team, who was injured during attack against his team yesterday morning in Pakistan, arrives at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka
    Farbrace named England assistant co … Reuters - 41 minutes ago

    Paul Farbrace has been appointed England assistant coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday. Former Sri Lanka coach Farbrace will work alongside … More »Farbrace named England assistant co …

    Farbrace, British coach of Sri Lankan cricket team, who was injured during attack against his team yesterday morning in Pakistan, arrives at Colombo airport in Sri Lanka

    Paul Farbrace has been appointed England assistant coach, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said on Wednesday. Former Sri Lanka coach Farbrace will work alongside new director of cricket Peter Moores. The 46-year-old led Sri Lanka to this year's Asia Cup and the World Twenty20 title in Bangladesh, the country's …

  • Ukrainian born world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko warms up during an official training in Oberhausen, north-western Germany, on April 23, 2014 ahead of his next fight
    Klitschko brushes off 'whiner, softie' … AFP News - 42 minutes ago

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko dismissed accusations of being a 'whiner' and a 'softie' from an ex-sparring partner ahead of Saturday's world title fight … More »Klitschko brushes off 'whiner, softie' …

    Ukrainian born world heavyweight boxing champion Wladimir Klitschko warms up during an official training in Oberhausen, north-western Germany, on April 23, 2014 ahead of his next fight

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko dismissed accusations of being a 'whiner' and a 'softie' from an ex-sparring partner ahead of Saturday's world title fight against Australia's Alex Leapai. Klitschko's former sparring partner Sherman Williams told Wednesday's edition of German daily Die Welt how Leapai can …

  • Abou Diaby is pictured in action on September 7, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki
    Diaby closing on Arsenal return: We … AFP News - 48 minutes ago

    Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is close to a return from a 13-month injury lay-off after playing for the club's under-21 side, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday. … More »Diaby closing on Arsenal return: We …

    Abou Diaby is pictured in action on September 7, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki

    Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is close to a return from a 13-month injury lay-off after playing for the club's under-21 side, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday. "He hasn't played for a year, but physically he is ready to play, completely," Wenger told the club website. Everybody (counted him out), but he is …

  • Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani walks after reviewing the honour guard on April 3, 2014 upon his arrival in Tunis
    French coach to take action against … AFP News - 50 minutes ago

    Stephane Morello, a French former coach, is taking legal action against the emir of Qatar for multiple contractual violations, his lawyer Frank Berton told AFP on Wednesday. … More »French coach to take action against …

    Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani walks after reviewing the honour guard on April 3, 2014 upon his arrival in Tunis

    Stephane Morello, a French former coach, is taking legal action against the emir of Qatar for multiple contractual violations, his lawyer Frank Berton told AFP on Wednesday. Berton, based in Lille, said that Morello was pursuing Sheikh al-Thani "for concealment of fraud, undignified working conditions and attempted extortion" …

  • NBA: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks
    Suns' Dragic voted league's … Reuters - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved … More »Suns' Dragic voted league's …

    NBA: Phoenix Suns at Dallas Mavericks

    (Reuters) - Phoenix Suns guard Goran Dragic, whose breakout campaign helped his team to a 23-win improvement, was named the National Basketball Association's most improved player, the league said on Wednesday. Dragic received 408 of a possible 1,134 points, including 65 first-place votes, from a panel of 126 sportswriters …

  • Cardinals player gets probation for … Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is … More »Cardinals player gets probation for …

    PHOENIX (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced Arizona Cardinals linebacker Daryl Washington to a year of supervised probation for assaulting a former girlfriend who is the mother of his daughter.

  • Manchester United's English midfielder Paul Scholes acknowledges the crowd on May 12, 2013
    Scholes makes United return to assist … AFP News - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been drafted in to assist the club's newly appointed interim manager Ryan Giggs, United revealed on Wednesday. "It's … More »Scholes makes United return to assist …

    Manchester United's English midfielder Paul Scholes acknowledges the crowd on May 12, 2013

    Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been drafted in to assist the club's newly appointed interim manager Ryan Giggs, United revealed on Wednesday. "It's great to see Paul Scholes here at the Aon Training Complex today, assisting Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt and Phil Neville," United said on their official Twitter …

  • This photo taken by OneAsia on April 23, 2014 shows Ian Poulter of England hitting a shot during the Pro Am competition of the China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen
    Game entering new era say Stenson,  … AFP News - 1 hour 5 minutes ago

    Golf is entering a new era, according to stars Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, with one player unlikely to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did during his prime. Only … More »Game entering new era say Stenson,  …

    This photo taken by OneAsia on April 23, 2014 shows Ian Poulter of England hitting a shot during the Pro Am competition of the China Open at the Genzon Golf Club in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen

    Golf is entering a new era, according to stars Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter, with one player unlikely to dominate in the way Tiger Woods did during his prime. Only four golfers have won more than one major since the American's triumph at the 2008 US Open -- Phil Mickelson, Padraig Harrington, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson, …

  • Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan (L) sends Belgium's Stephane Jamoye to the canvas during the WBC bantamweight title match in Osaka on April 23, 2014
    Yamanaka retains belt with fifth straight … AFP News - 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka floored Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye four times with his killer left hand Wednesday to retain his World Boxing Council bantamweight title … More »Yamanaka retains belt with fifth straight …

    Champion Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan (L) sends Belgium's Stephane Jamoye to the canvas during the WBC bantamweight title match in Osaka on April 23, 2014

    Japan's Shinsuke Yamanaka floored Belgian challenger Stephane Jamoye four times with his killer left hand Wednesday to retain his World Boxing Council bantamweight title with a fifth straight knockout win. Panamanian referee Hector Afu stopped the fight 11 seconds into the ninth round when southpaw Yamanaka's straight …

  • Van Gaal fits the bill for Manchester United, says Vorm
    Van Gaal fits the bill for Manchester … GOAL.com - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    The Dutch goalkeeper says that the Netherlands coach is one of the best with whom he has ever worked and is "100 per cent sure" that he would suit life at Old … More »Van Gaal fits the bill for Manchester …

    Van Gaal fits the bill for Manchester United, says Vorm

    The Dutch goalkeeper says that the Netherlands coach is one of the best with whom he has ever worked and is "100 per cent sure" that he would suit life at Old Trafford

  • Britain's Andy Murray in action in Naples on April 6, 2014
    Home-town honour reduces Murray to  … AFP News - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fought to hold back tears on Wednesday after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling. "It feels good … More »Home-town honour reduces Murray to  …

    Britain's Andy Murray in action in Naples on April 6, 2014

    Wimbledon champion Andy Murray fought to hold back tears on Wednesday after being awarded the ceremonial freedom of his Scottish home town, Sterling. "It feels good to be home," said Murray, his voice cracking with emotion, during a ceremony at his former school, Dunblane High.

  • Football: Diaby closing on Arsenal return … AFP News - 1 hour 15 minutes ago

    Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is close to a return from a 13-month injury lay-off after playing for the club's under-21 side, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday. … More »Football: Diaby closing on Arsenal return …

    Arsenal midfielder Abou Diaby is close to a return from a 13-month injury lay-off after playing for the club's under-21 side, manager Arsene Wenger revealed on Wednesday. "He hasn't played for a year, but physically he is ready to play, completely," Wenger told the club website. Everybody (counted him out), but he is …

  • Spanish tennis player David Ferrer returns the ball to Russian tennis player Teymuraz Gabashvili during the Barcelona Open tennis tournament Conde de Godo in Barcelona on April 23, 2014
    Gabashvili sends Barca second seed Ferrer … AFP News - 1 hour 16 minutes ago

    Four-time finalist David Ferrer stumbled out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, the Spanish second seed losing 6-4, 6-2 to Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili. … More »Gabashvili sends Barca second seed Ferrer …

    Spanish tennis player David Ferrer returns the ball to Russian tennis player Teymuraz Gabashvili during the Barcelona Open tennis tournament Conde de Godo in Barcelona on April 23, 2014

    Four-time finalist David Ferrer stumbled out in the second round of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday, the Spanish second seed losing 6-4, 6-2 to Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili. The loss came five days after world number five Ferrer upset Rafael Nadal in the quarter-finals at Monte Carlo, a career highlight for the winner. …

  • Spain's Alejandro Valverde celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 78th 'Fleche Wallonne' (Walloon Arrow) cycling race on April 23, 2014
    Valverde wins second Fleche Wallonne … AFP News - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    Spaniard Alejandro Valverde timed his attack to perfection on the gruelling Mur de Huy to win the Fleche Wallonne race for the second time on Wednesday. The Movistar … More »Valverde wins second Fleche Wallonne …

    Spain's Alejandro Valverde celebrates as he crosses the finish line to win the 78th 'Fleche Wallonne' (Walloon Arrow) cycling race on April 23, 2014

    Spaniard Alejandro Valverde timed his attack to perfection on the gruelling Mur de Huy to win the Fleche Wallonne race for the second time on Wednesday. The Movistar team leader, who also won this event in 2006, passed Ireland's Daniel Martin and Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland in the final 200 metres of the 199.5km ride …

  • Too soon for Giggs to be full-time Manchester United boss - May
    Too soon for Giggs to be full-time Manchester … GOAL.com - 1 hour 20 minutes ago

    The veteran midfielder has been appointed as David Moyes's successor in the interim but his former team-mate believes that the club should push hard to tempt Jurgen … More »Too soon for Giggs to be full-time Manchester …

    Too soon for Giggs to be full-time Manchester United boss - May

    The veteran midfielder has been appointed as David Moyes's successor in the interim but his former team-mate believes that the club should push hard to tempt Jurgen Klopp

  • Roberto Carlos lauds Neymar 'genius'
    Roberto Carlos lauds Neymar 'ge … GOAL.com - 1 hour 36 minutes ago

    The 41-year-old Brazil legend praises the 22-year-old Barcelona forward's personality as his greatest quality and backs him to take the World Cup by storm this s … More »Roberto Carlos lauds Neymar 'ge …

    Roberto Carlos lauds Neymar 'genius'

    The 41-year-old Brazil legend praises the 22-year-old Barcelona forward's personality as his greatest quality and backs him to take the World Cup by storm this summer

  • Peng, Peer reach quarters in Morocc … Associated Press - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) — Peng Shuai of China beat Ukrainian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR. More »Peng, Peer reach quarters in Morocc …

    MARRAKESH, Morocco (AP) — Peng Shuai of China beat Ukrainian qualifier Maryna Zanevska 6-4, 7-6 (5) on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Grand Prix SAR.

  • Ethiopia appoint Portugal's Barreto … Reuters - 1 hour 52 minutes ago

    By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia have named Portugal's Mariano Barreto as coach, the head of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) said on Wednesday. … More »Ethiopia appoint Portugal's Barreto …

    By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia have named Portugal's Mariano Barreto as coach, the head of the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFF) said on Wednesday. Barreto, a former Ghana coach and assistant manager of Dynamo Moscow, was given the job after the EFF failed to reach an agreement with first choice Goran …

  • Barcelona might lose Messi to Real Madrid, warns Hugo Sanchez
    Barcelona might lose Messi to Real Madrid, … GOAL.com - 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    The Blancos legend believes that the careless nature in which the Argentine forward is being looked after could lead to their fierce rivals tempting him to the capit … More »Barcelona might lose Messi to Real Madrid, …

    Barcelona might lose Messi to Real Madrid, warns Hugo Sanchez

    The Blancos legend believes that the careless nature in which the Argentine forward is being looked after could lead to their fierce rivals tempting him to the capital

  • Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) pictured during a training session at the Valdebebas training centre in Madrid on April 22, 2014
    Ancelotti taking no risks with Ronaldo … AFP News - 1 hour 57 minutes ago

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will not start Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on Wednesday if … More »Ancelotti taking no risks with Ronaldo …

    Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo (C) pictured during a training session at the Valdebebas training centre in Madrid on April 22, 2014

    Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti says he will not start Cristiano Ronaldo in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich on Wednesday if there is any risk of the World Player of the Year aggravating a hamstring injury. The Portuguese has missed Real's last four games due to the problem, but …