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  • Cahill challenges Atletico Madrid's Koke (front) during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid
    No rest for weary Atletico as Valencia … Reuters - 19 minutes ago

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, April 24 (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid must put their Champions League ambitions to one side when they look to maintain their surprise La Liga … More »No rest for weary Atletico as Valencia …

    Cahill challenges Atletico Madrid's Koke (front) during their Champions League semi-final first leg soccer match at Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, April 24 (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid must put their Champions League ambitions to one side when they look to maintain their surprise La Liga title surge in a tough trip to Valencia on Sunday. They are on the verge of winning their first league title for 18 years and breaking the stranglehold of …

  • Dyson enjoys happy return to China, … Reuters - 28 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Englishman Simon Dyson, who was handed a suspended two-month ban for cheating in December, fired a five-under-par 67 to grab a share of the first round lead … More »Dyson enjoys happy return to China, …

    (Reuters) - Englishman Simon Dyson, who was handed a suspended two-month ban for cheating in December, fired a five-under-par 67 to grab a share of the first round lead at the European Tour's China Open on Thursday. The Englishman fired six birdies and a lone bogey in his round in Shenzhen to end the day tied with big-hitting …

  • File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London
    Formula One boss denies bribery at German … Reuters - 28 minutes ago

    By Keith Weir MUNICH Germany (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery allegations on Thursday when he went on trial in Germany in a case … More »Formula One boss denies bribery at German …

    File photo of Formula One Chief Executive Bernie Ecclestone arriving at the High Court in central London

    By Keith Weir MUNICH Germany (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone denied bribery allegations on Thursday when he went on trial in Germany in a case that threatens to break the Briton's decades-long dominance of the motor sport. Prosecutors have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing banker Gerhard Gribkowsky …

  • Ajax extend ban on fans travelling to … Reuters - 29 minutes ago

    REUTERS - Ajax Amsterdam have extended the ban on their fans attending away league games against arch-rivals Feyenoord in Rotterdam following the riotous behaviour of … More »Ajax extend ban on fans travelling to …

    REUTERS - Ajax Amsterdam have extended the ban on their fans attending away league games against arch-rivals Feyenoord in Rotterdam following the riotous behaviour of supporters in Sunday's Dutch Cup final. It ends hopes that a five-year suspension instituted in 2009 by the two clubs and the mayors of Rotterdam and Amsterdam, …

  • Teen Chinese golfer getting used to … Associated Press - 32 minutes ago

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight. More »Teen Chinese golfer getting used to …

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — One year after his stunning debut at the Masters, Chinese 15-year-old golfer Guan Tianlang is growing accustomed to being in the spotlight.

  • Ridgewell to miss next two games
    Ridgewell to miss next two games GOAL.com - 35 minutes ago

    The West Brom defender has been ruled out of clashes with West Ham and Arsenal, having suffered a knee injury in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City More »Ridgewell to miss next two games

    Ridgewell to miss next two games

    The West Brom defender has been ruled out of clashes with West Ham and Arsenal, having suffered a knee injury in the 3-1 defeat to Manchester City

  • ADVISORY-Motor racing-Package for 20th … Reuters - 36 minutes ago

    April 24 (Reuters) - Reuters will be running a package of stories to mark the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Brazilian triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna and … More »ADVISORY-Motor racing-Package for 20th …

    April 24 (Reuters) - Reuters will be running a package of stories to mark the 20th anniversary of the deaths of Brazilian triple Formula One champion Ayrton Senna and Austrian Roland Ratzenberger at the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix. The accidents at Imola on April 30 and May 1 remain the last driver fatalities during a grand …

  • Bolton Wanderers to rename the Reebok … Reuters - 39 minutes ago

    (Reuters) - Bolton Wanderers will change the name of their Reebok stadium to the Macron from July as part of a new deal between the Championship club and an Italian sportswear … More »Bolton Wanderers to rename the Reebok …

    (Reuters) - Bolton Wanderers will change the name of their Reebok stadium to the Macron from July as part of a new deal between the Championship club and an Italian sportswear manufacturer. It will be the first change of name for the second tier club's home ground since it opened in 1997, when they were in the Premier …

  • Quiros, Dyson share lead at China O … Associated Press - 45 minutes ago

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open on Thursday. More »Quiros, Dyson share lead at China O …

    SHENZHEN, China (AP) — Alvaro Quiros and Simon Dyson each shot a 5-under 67 to share the lead after the first round of the China Open on Thursday.

  • Benfica wingers can hurt Juventus, says Baggio
    Benfica wingers can hurt Juventus, says … GOAL.com - 46 minutes ago

    The 42-year-old has warned Antonio Conte's men that they cannot afford to lose focus, but is confident they can emerge victorious More »Benfica wingers can hurt Juventus, says …

    Benfica wingers can hurt Juventus, says Baggio

    The 42-year-old has warned Antonio Conte's men that they cannot afford to lose focus, but is confident they can emerge victorious

  • Martinez keen to discuss Lacina Traore deal
    Martinez keen to discuss Traore dea … GOAL.com - 57 minutes ago

    The Everton boss is hopeful of keeping the on-loan Monaco striker, despite injury problems limiting his playing time at Goodison Park More »Martinez keen to discuss Traore dea …

    Martinez keen to discuss Lacina Traore deal

    The Everton boss is hopeful of keeping the on-loan Monaco striker, despite injury problems limiting his playing time at Goodison Park

  • Martinez keen to discuss Lacina Traore deal
    Martinez keen to discuss Lacina Traore … GOAL.com - 57 minutes ago

    The Everton boss is hopeful of keeping the on-loan Monaco striker, despite injury problems limiting his playing time at Goodison Park More »Martinez keen to discuss Lacina Traore …

    Martinez keen to discuss Lacina Traore deal

    The Everton boss is hopeful of keeping the on-loan Monaco striker, despite injury problems limiting his playing time at Goodison Park

  • Koeman wants Barcelona job
    Koeman wants Barcelona job GOAL.com - 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    The former Netherlands international would welcome the chance to return to the Camp Nou side after a previous successful spell as a player More »Koeman wants Barcelona job

    Koeman wants Barcelona job

    The former Netherlands international would welcome the chance to return to the Camp Nou side after a previous successful spell as a player

  • Goal Singapore Footytalk with S P Ravi Gunan
    Goal Singapore Footytalk with S P Ravi … GOAL.com - 1 hour 11 minutes ago

    A Gunner since the age of seven, the MediaCorp DJ shares with us his passion for football and that he has trained with Fandi Ahmad himself More »Goal Singapore Footytalk with S P Ravi …

    Goal Singapore Footytalk with S P Ravi Gunan

    A Gunner since the age of seven, the MediaCorp DJ shares with us his passion for football and that he has trained with Fandi Ahmad himself

  • Martinez: Moyes will bounce back from Manchester United sacking
    Martinez: Moyes will bounce back from … GOAL.com - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    The Everton boss was surprised to hear of his predecessor's departure and has tipped him to make a quick-fire return to football management More »Martinez: Moyes will bounce back from …

    Martinez: Moyes will bounce back from Manchester United sacking

    The Everton boss was surprised to hear of his predecessor's departure and has tipped him to make a quick-fire return to football management

  • Sochi Winter Olympics men's figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu shows his gold medal during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Thursday, April 24, 2014. After winning just about everything there was to win in 2014, Japanese skater Hanyu says there is still room for improvement as he prepares for another season. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
    Hanyu determined to build on success … Associated Press - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu has barely had time to dwell on the Olympic and world titles he won in the first quarter of 2014, yet he's already thinking about how to … More »Hanyu determined to build on success …

    Sochi Winter Olympics men's figure skating gold medalist Yuzuru Hanyu shows his gold medal during a press conference at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan in Tokyo Thursday, April 24, 2014. After winning just about everything there was to win in 2014, Japanese skater Hanyu says there is still room for improvement as he prepares for another season. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

    TOKYO (AP) — Yuzuru Hanyu has barely had time to dwell on the Olympic and world titles he won in the first quarter of 2014, yet he's already thinking about how to improve for next season.

  • Former France soccer player and UEFA President Michel Platini arrives for the draw for the 2014 World Cup at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Sao Joao da Mata
    No clubs facing FFP European expulsion … Reuters - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    No clubs can expect to be expelled from European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on … More »No clubs facing FFP European expulsion …

    Former France soccer player and UEFA President Michel Platini arrives for the draw for the 2014 World Cup at the Costa do Sauipe resort in Sao Joao da Mata

    No clubs can expect to be expelled from European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on Thursday. UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) policy, designed to stop clubs spending more than they generate, comes into effect next season with a maximum …

  • Manchester City & PSG will not be banned from Champions League over FFP, insists Platini
    Manchester City & PSG will not be banned … GOAL.com - 1 hour 44 minutes ago

    The Frenchman has made it clear that there will be tough sanctions for those who don't comply with the rules, but no teams will be excluded from European competi … More »Manchester City & PSG will not be banned …

    Manchester City & PSG will not be banned from Champions League over FFP, insists Platini

    The Frenchman has made it clear that there will be tough sanctions for those who don't comply with the rules, but no teams will be excluded from European competitions

  • UEFA president Platini arrives to attend the FA150 Gala Dinner commemorating the Football Association's 150th year at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London
    No clubs facing European expulsion - … Reuters - 2 hours 12 minutes ago

    No clubs will be kicked out of European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on Thursday. … More »No clubs facing European expulsion - …

    UEFA president Platini arrives to attend the FA150 Gala Dinner commemorating the Football Association's 150th year at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London

    No clubs will be kicked out of European competition next season for breaking financial fair play rules, UEFA president Michel Platini said in an interview on Thursday. UEFA's financial fair play (FFP) policy, designed to stop clubs spending more than they generate, comes into effect next season with a maximum penalty of …

  • Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu reacts as he celebrates his first place following his performance in the men's free skating competition at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, on March 28, 2014
    Figure skating champion Hanyu braced … AFP News - 2 hours 15 minutes ago

    Yuzuru Hanyu, who has become the Olympic and world champion less than four years after his senior debut, expects a fresh shakeup in men's figure skating towards the next … More »Figure skating champion Hanyu braced …

    Japan's Yuzuru Hanyu reacts as he celebrates his first place following his performance in the men's free skating competition at the world figure skating championships in Saitama, on March 28, 2014

    Yuzuru Hanyu, who has become the Olympic and world champion less than four years after his senior debut, expects a fresh shakeup in men's figure skating towards the next Winter Games. "I didn't expect to prevail so easily after stepping up to the senior level," Hanyu, the first men's Olympic figure skating champion from …