LONDON: Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal will retire from football when he leaves his job at Old Trafford, he was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph yesterday.
PARIS: Dynamo Kiev shattered Everton’s hopes of restoring English pride with a ruthless 5-2 demolition of the Premier League side in the Europa League last 16 this morning.
ZURICH: FIFA’s executive committee started a two-day meeting on Thursday to decide the dates of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which will be the first held in winter.
INDIAN WELLS, California: Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal advanced to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday, joining Britain's Andy Murray in the last eight, though Japan's Kei Nishikori crashed out.
PARIS: AS Monaco had the last laugh in their Champions League last 16 tie against Arsenal on Tuesday, the Ligue 1 side surviving a shaky second leg performance to eliminate a team they felt had shown them little respect.
LONDON: Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli hit out at his detractors in an angry video published on his Instagram account late on Tuesday, telling them: “Shut up!”
LIVERPOOL: English Premier League giants Liverpool will return to Kuala Lumpur to play the Malaysian national side in July, organisers confirmed.
MADRID: Atletico Madrid progressed to the Champions League quarter-finals for the second successive season after squeezing past Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 on penalties after the scores were locked at 1-1 on aggregate.
INDIAN WELLS (Calif): Maria Sharapova defeated Victoria Azarenka 6-4, 6-3 on her sixth match point in a third-round pairing of former No. 1-ranked players at the BNP Paribas Open on Monday.
MIAMI: Another return to Miami for LeBron James brought another thumping for his Cleveland Cavaliers at the hands of his former club as the Heat ripped their ex-teammate 106-92 Monday.
WELLINGTON: It was Pakistan’s last roll of the dice that saw them throw Sarfraz Ahmed into the role of opener at the World Cup and the gamble looks to be paying off.
IINDIAN WELLS (United States): Second seed Roger Federer opened his bid for a fifth Indian Wells title by easing to a 6-4, 6-2 second round victory over Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman on Sunday.
MELBOURNE: Sebastian Vettel, flushed by a podium finish on his debut for Ferrari behind the tearaway Mercedes in Australia, says the job is now to ensure it was not a one-off.
BERLIN: Belgian star Kevin De Bruyne helped inspire Wolfsburg to a 3-0 victory over Freiburg last night as the Europa League hopefuls moved back within 11 points of leaders Bayern Munich.