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May 10, 2017 8:49 PM Arsenal maintain top-four challenge as Sanchez, Giroud see off Southampton

SOUTHAMPTON, England -- Three thoughts from Arsenal's 2-0 win over Southampton on Wednesday in the Premier League. Alexis Sanchez's excellently taken goal and substitute Olivier Giroud's close-range header maintained Arsenal's Champions League challenge. This victory lifts Arsenal ahead of Manchester United - the Gunners defeated United 2-0 on Sunday 16

May 10, 2017 7:52 PM Tepid earnings, Comey sacking weigh on Wall St

NEW YORK: US stocks struggled for direction on Wednesday as investors weighed a batch of weak corporate earnings and a shock move by President Donald Trump to fire his FBI chief. Trump said he fired FBI director James Comey, who had been leading an investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign’s possible collusion with Russia, over his handling of an email 13

May 10, 2017 2:45 PM Djokovic forced to put up a fight against Almagro

REUTERS: Novak Djokovic was made to sweat by Nicolas Almagro in the first match of his Madrid Open defence but eventually overcame the Spaniard 6-1 4-6, 7-5 on Wednesday to reach the third round. Almagro, ranked 76, broke Djokovic in the opening game but the world number two came back with a vengeance to win six consecutive games, finishing the last with a tidy drop shot. The Spaniard 11

May 10, 2017 9:26 AM Advocaat looks to get Dutch back on track

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - New Dutch coach Dick Advocaat is confident he can kickstart their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign but concedes he has little time to get it right. The 69-year-old, who becomes the country's oldest coach, will be assisted by Ruud Gullit. Advocaat will leave Turkish side Fenerbahce at the end of the current season to lead the national 13

May 9, 2017 6:40 PM Murray into Madrid Open third round with straight sets victory

REUTERS: World number one Andy Murray beat Romanian Marius Copil 6-4 6-3 to reach the third round of the Madrid Open on Tuesday. The Briton made a slow start against an opponent 103 places below him in the world rankings but he broke Copil's serve in the 10th game to take the set and found his feet in the second after breaking at 3-2. He finished off the big-serving 12

May 9, 2017 1:24 AM Chelsea one 'little step' from title

LONDON: Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said his side were ‘another little step’ from the Premier League title after they crushed Middlesbrough 3-0 to move to within touching distance of glory. Tottenham Hotspur’s surprise defeat at West Ham United last week handed Chelsea the initiative and they can now seal a second title triumph in three years if they win at West Bromwich 17

May 8, 2017 10:34 PM Fabregas condemns Boro as Chelsea close on title

LONDON: Cesc Fabregas sparkled as Chelsea moved to within touching distance of the Premier League title and condemned Middlesbrough to relegation with a breezy 3-0 home win on Monday. Fabregas made sure Chelsea capitalised on Tottenham Hotspur’s 1-0 defeat at West Ham United on Friday by setting up goals for Diego Costa and Nemanja Matic, with Marcos 16

May 8, 2017 4:16 PM In US, French vote a relief to some Fed officials

CHICAGO/AMELIA ISLAND, Fla.: France's election result alleviates concern about economic and market turmoil in Europe spilling over into the United States, two Federal Reserve policymakers said a day after pro-European Union candidate Emmanuel Macron was elected French president. Macron's decisive win on Sunday over Marine Le Pen, who threatened to remove 20

May 8, 2017 3:09 PM Many French voters yet to be convinced by Macron

A demonstrator wears cardboard glasses with the message, ‘I don’t like Macron’, in reference to French president-elect Emmanuel Macron, as people gather to protest the day after the country went to the polls, in Paris May 8, 2017. — Reuters picPARIS, May 8 — Emmanuel Macron may have won yesterday’s presidential election by a comfortable margin, but even his supporters’ 17

May 8, 2017 8:20 AM Arsenal loss has focussed Man United minds on Europa League, says Mata

(Reuters) - After Sunday's 2-0 loss to Arsenal flattened any lingering hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League, Manchester United are focussed fully on this week's Europa League semi-final second leg against Celta Vigo, midfielder Juan Mata has said. United are fifth in the league, four points behind Manchester City with three games left, but while 15