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  • South American Football - Flamengo beat Paranaense to lift Brazilian Cup

    November 28, 2013 3:42 AM 50

    Flamengo scored two late goals to seal a 3-1 aggregate win over Atletico Paranaense in the Brazilian Cup final and book a place in next year's Copa Libertadores. After the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, midfielder Elias struck in the 86th minute and Hernane hit a second with the last kick of the game to give the Rio club a deserved victory 2-0 in the return

  • Champions League - Shakhtar hammer Sociedad to move into second spot

    November 27, 2013 10:03 PM 55

    Shakhtar Donetsk boosted their chances of qualifying for the Champions League knockout stage as their Brazilian flare helped them outclass an eliminated Real Sociedad 4-0 in Group A on Wednesday. The hosts moved up to second spot with eight points from five games, one point clear of Bayer Leverkusen heading into the final group game at leaders Manchester

  • European Football - Title-winning coach Norling quits Swedish club Malmo

    November 27, 2013 6:10 PM 51

    Head coach Rikard Norling has quit Swedish champions Malmo just a month after leading them to their 17th league title, the 42-year-old said on Wednesday. "I have thought about it for a while and decided that it's impossible to continue without full energy," Norling told a press conference in the southern Swedish city. Despite his success on the field

  • Jonathan Trott: England exit may be related to schedule, says Broad

    November 27, 2013 7:34 AM 38

    England bowler Stuart Broad says the gruelling schedules players face may have exacerbated the problem that led to Jonathan Trott's early Ashes exit. "We can do 270 or 280 nights a year in hotel rooms, which can get quite hard, especially with guys missing their families," Broad told BBC Radio 5 live.

  • Batsmen can expect bumpy ride in Adelaide

    November 27, 2013 6:37 AM 49

    The Adelaide Oval curator will seek to juice up what has traditionally been a docile pitch for the second Ashes test between Australia and England next week, meaning batsmen may be in for a torrid opening. Damian Hough said he would leave grass on the refurbished stadium's new drop-in pitch to make it more bouncy in the opening days of the match starting

  • World Cup - AFC, Oceania in talks over combining World Cup slots

    November 27, 2013 1:56 AM 42

    The Asian and Oceania football confederations have opened discussions about combining World Cup slots to improve their qualification chances at future tournaments. Both regions suffered heavy defeats in the intercontinental play-offs for the 2014 World Cup last week with Oceania champions New Zealand thrashed 9-3 over two legs by Mexico, while the AFC's

  • University of California Official Athletic Site

    November 26, 2013 11:36 PM 44

    EL PASO, Tex. – Michael Kim and Michael Weaver concluded play at the two-day, 54-hole Sun Bowl Western Refining College All-America Golf Classic with their final 18 holes of action Tuesday at the El Paso Country Club. Kim (69-69-67 – 205, -8) fired his third consecutive sub-70 round with a four-under par 67 to jump three spots into a fourth-place finish

  • Hockey: KHL Fines Latvian Team for Alleged Swastika

    November 26, 2013 8:32 PM 47

    MOSCOW, November 26 (R-Sport) - Eastern Europe’s largest hockey league has fined Latvian team Dinamo Riga more than $30,000 after a symbol similar to a swastika appeared on the ice in a pre-game show. The fine is an about-face by the Russia-based KHL league, which previously dismissed any link to fascism in the incident, saying an innocent “sun symbol

  • Conte: Juventus needs to win at all costs

    November 26, 2013 4:57 PM 31

    “There’s still plenty of room for improvement, though, and if he continues in this vein then he should certainly go to the World Cup. He’s looking good up front with Tevez, they’ve now earned the starting berths, but I’m not going to forget those who have helped us enjoy plenty of success over the past two years.” Defenders Leonardo Bonucci and Angelo

  • Several other ways Mario Goetze plans on ruining the lives of Borussia Dortmund fans

    November 26, 2013 12:16 AM 39

    Goetze implores his former fans go easy on him - despite deepening their misery further (Reuters) Mario Goetze went from beloved star of Borussia Dortmund to reviled traitor when it was revealed in the middle of last season that he would be leaving the club for Bayern Munich over the summer. He then made matters worse this weekend by coming off the bench