SAO PAULO: Dunga has picked striker Robinho and left back Marcelo for Brazil’s upcoming friendlies against France and Chile.
LONDON: Arsenal maintained their push for a Champions League place as two goals in five second-half minutes gave them a 2-1 victory over QPR at Loftus Road last night.
MADRID: Barcelona eased into the Copa del Rey final as they completed a 6-2 aggregate win over Villarreal with a 3-1 win at El Madrigal last night.
LONDON: Swansea City striker Bafetimbi Gomis moved to reassure concerned onlookers that he was “feeling well” after collapsing during his side’s 3-2 Premier League defeat at Tottenham Hotspur last night.
LONDON: Ashley Young bolstered Manchester United’s bid for a Premier League top-four place with an 89th-minute winner at Newcastle United last night, while leaders Chelsea preserved their five-point lead.
MANCHESTER: David Silva and James Milner struck late in each half as champion Manchester City grabbed a scrappy but much-needed 2-0 win over Leicester in the Premier League last night.
NELSON, New Zealand: Fired up Bangladesh sense a World Cup quarter-final berth will be one match away by close of play in Nelson on Thursday as they prepare to play a disconsolate Scotland.
CANBERRA: Hashim Amla hit his highest one-day score with a majestic 159 and Faf du Plessis grabbed a century as South Africa set Ireland a monumental target of 412 for an unlikely World Cup victory at Manuka Oval today.
The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) officially signed a new sponsorship deal with sports brand Victor today.
FRANKFURT (Germany): Michael Schumacher’s 15-year-old son Mick has signed a contract with Van Amersfoort Racing to drive in the Formula 4, a series for young talents.
TOKYO: Record-breaking Japan superstar Kei Nishikori rose to fourth in Monday’s new world rankings, equalling Kimiko Date-Krumm as his country’s highest-ranked tennis player.
KUALA LUMPUR: Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) newly hired technical director Morten Frost has promised to look into the national coaches’ contracts as soon as possible.
LONDON: It may have been of scant consolation to Mauricio Pochettino after his Tottenham Hotspur side had been soundly beaten at Wembley but his Chelsea conqueror Jose Mourinho believes the Argentine will go on to enjoy major success with Spurs.
Pattaya, Thailand: South Korea’s Amy Yang won the Honda LPGA Thailand in Pattaya on Sunday, finishing at 15-under-par 273 to hold off world number three Stacy Lewis.