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April 23, 2018 12:01 AM Former Brazil great Rivaldo advises Neymar to quit PSG

RIO DE JANEIRO: Injured Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar should leave France and resume his career in Spain if he wants to become the world's top player, former Brazil great Rivaldo said Sunday. Rivaldo, who starred in the 1998 and 2002 World Cups, told GloboEsporte.com and Esporte Espetacular that while a return to Barcelona might be too complicated 6

April 21, 2018 3:16 AM Sanchez Flores sacked by struggling Espanyol

MADRID: La Liga strugglers Espanyol have sacked coach Quique Sanchez Flores (pix) and their sporting director Jordi Lardin following a miserable run of form, the club announced on Friday. "The club have taken this decision because of the performances of the first team and with the clear desire to go into the remaining games of this season and the preparation 6

April 20, 2018 1:33 PM Djokovic to continue injury comeback in Barcelona

The Serbian was beaten in three sets by Austrian Dominic Thiem in the Monte Carlo Masters third round yesterday, but said he was pain-free for the first time in two years. — Reuters picBARCELONA, April 20 — Former world number one Novak Djokovic will continue his comeback from injury at the Barcelona Open next week, tournament organisers announced today 7

April 15, 2018 12:27 AM Slick City on brink of title after sinking Spurs

LONDON: Pep Guardiola says winning the Premier League will be one of the greatest achievements of his glittering career after Manchester City moved to the brink of the title with a stylish 3-1 win over Tottenham on Saturday. Guardiola's side extended their lead over second-placed Manchester United to 16 points thanks to goals from Gabriel Jesus, Ilkay 11

April 13, 2018 11:49 AM Champions League semis draw: Bayern v Real Madrid, Liverpool v Roma

NYON, Switzerland: Defending champions Real Madrid will play Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League while Liverpool face AS Roma. Cristiano Ronaldo's Real will go to Bayern's Allianz Arena for the first leg while Liverpool will host Roma at Anfield in their first match, after Friday's draw. Real, who have won the competition 12 times 10

April 12, 2018 6:55 AM Manager Wenger reminds Arsenal of Barca exit ahead of CSKA match

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger during training at St Albans, Britain April 11, 2018. — Reuters picLONDON, April 12 — Arsenal will go in with their strongest team and best-possible attitude when they face CSKA Moscow in the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final later today, manager Arsene Wenger has said. The north London side hold a 4-1 advantage 6

April 11, 2018 3:49 PM Barcelona’s Rakitic set for operation on fractured finger

Barcelona’s Ivan Rakitic in action during the Champions League Quarter Final Second Leg match against AS Roma in Rome April 10, 2018. — Reuters picBARCELONA, April 11 — Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic has fractured a finger in his left hand and will need an operation, the club announced today. Rakitic sustained the injury during Barca’s shock 3-0 defeat 6

April 11, 2018 3:20 PM Roma chairman makes major donation to city after illegal dive

James Pallotta has promised to pay not just a €500 fine but also offered €230,000 to restore a separate city fountain. — Reuters picROME, April 11 — A celebratory dive into a Rome fountain has cost the chairman of AS Roma dear. James Pallotta apologised today for his late-night plunge following Roma’s victory over Barcelona in the Champions League and promised 5

April 9, 2018 1:55 AM Mourinho plays down Guardiola’s ‘mistake’ in Pogba claim

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola (right) and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester April 7, 2018. — Reuters picMANCHESTER, April 9 — Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho denied any rift with Manchester City rival Pep Guardiola, but believes his counterpart made a mistake in claiming he had been offered the chance 8

April 7, 2018 12:20 AM Man City were offered United’s Pogba in January, says Guardiola

Pogba has endured a troubled season at Old Trafford, and is by no means guaranteed to be in the starting line-up for the Manchester derby. — Picture by Action Images via ReutersMANCHESTER, April 7 — Manchester City were offered the chance to sign Manchester United’s Paul Pogba during the January transfer window, according to City manager Pep Guardiola 10