DUBAI: The International Cricket Council gave permission for banned Pakistan paceman Mohammad Aamer to return to domestic cricket with immediate effect, relaxing his ban for spot-fixing.
SHEFFIELD: Two moments of magic from Christian Eriksen helped Tottenham Hotspur reach the final of the League Cup with a 3-2 aggregate victory over League One club Sheffield United.
MADRID: Neymar bagged a double as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory.
MELBOURNE: American teenager Madison Keys defeated her childhood idol Venus Williams to make the Australian Open semi-finals and end the seven-time Grand Slam champion’s stirring run at Melbourne Park.
LONDON: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho once again alleged that his team were the victims of a “campaign” after they edged Liverpool 1-0 in an ill-tempered League Cup semi-final second leg.
MALABO, Equatorial Guinea: A late diving header by Andre Ayew took Ghana through to the quarter-finals of the Africa Cup of Nations on Tuesday alongside favourites Algeria in a dramatic denouement to Group C.
LONDON: Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time header sent Chelsea into the League Cup final at Liverpool’s expense as the London club edged a breathless semi-final second leg 1-0 this morning.
Melbourne: Rafael Nadal did not look for excuses after a limp Australian Open exit to Tomas Berdych in the quarter-finals on Tuesday, one of the worst Grand Slam performances in his long career.
WELLINGTON, New Zealand: Pakistan team management says cricketer Haris Sohail was left “visibly shaken” after a ghostly encounter in a Christchurch hotel room.
Seoul: South Korean Olympic swimming star and national icon Park Tae-Hwan fought to clear his name on Tuesday as he reeled from the shock news that he failed a doping test.
MELBOURNE: Maria Sharapova showed she was in no mood to be replaced by the younger generation just yet as she demolished seventh seed Eugenie Bouchard 6-3 6-2 in 78 minutes to advance to the semi-finals of the Australian Open on Tuesday.
MADRID: Real Madrid released a statement late Monday saying it complies fully with FIFA’s rules on transfers involving minors, after acknowledging that football’s governing body is looking into previous deals.
SYDNEY: South Korea reached the final of the Asian Cup for the first time since 1988 on Monday but listening to coach Uli Stielike you might have thought they had crashed out in the first round.
MELBOURNE: Venus Williams advanced into her first grand slam quarter-final since the 2010 US Open with an upset 6-3 2-6 6-1 victory over sixth seed Agnieszka Radwanska at the Australian Open on Monday.
London: With Chelsea reeling from FA Cup humiliation, Liverpool will visit Stamford Bridge for their League Cup semi-final second leg on Tuesday with increased confidence of reaching the final.