BERLIN: Mario Gomez and Marco Reus, who both missed Germany’s World Cup-winning campaign through injury, have returned to the squad for next month’s friendly against Argentina and a Euro 2016 qualifier at home to Scotland.
BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo admits that he suffered for pushing himself too much at the end of last season but is now close to his best as Real Madrid prepare to face Real Sociedad this weekend.
MADRID: Real Madrid says it has completed the sale of midfielder Xabi Alonso to German champion Bayern Munich.
MUNICH: Bayern Munich hopes to complete the transfer of Real Madrid defender Xabi Alonso in the next day or two, club officials said Thursday.
BURNLEY: Robin van Persie insists troubled Manchester United will quickly turn the corner under new manager Louis van Gaal as they prepare to face Burnley on Saturday.
NEW YORK: Andy Murray, the 2012 champion, reached the US Open third round on Thursday with a 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 win over German qualifier Matthias Bachinger.
ATLANTA: Tony Stewart, who has missed three US stock car races since killing a fellow driver in a dirt-track race three weeks ago, will return this weekend, his team announced Thursday.
COPENHAGEN: WORLD No 1 Lee Chong Wei is through to the quarter-final of the World Championships in Copenhagen, following an easy win over Ireland's Scott Evans in the third round earlier today.
MONACO: Cristiano Ronaldo has won UEFA’s award as the best player in Europe last season after scoring a record 17 goals in the Champions League.
MONACO: Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in Monaco on Thursday.
HARARE: A magnificent unbeaten century from a cramping AB de Villiers carried South Africa to a seven-wicket victory over Australia in the second game of a one-day triangular series on Wednesday.
WITH friends like Graeme Swann, England captain Alastair Cook may feel he has no need of any enemies.
SYDNEY: Western Sydney Wanderers weathered an “orchestrated” disruption campaign including car crashes and laser beams before upsetting Chinese holders Guangzhou Evergrande in the AFC Champions League, reports said yesterday.
SPAIN’S Xabi Alonso has called time on his international career, having won the World Cup, two European championships and 114 caps.
VENUS Williams kept up with little sister Serena on Wednesday, beating 78th-ranked Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland in straight sets to advance to the third round of the US Open.
LONDON: Fernando Torres is ready to accept a loan move from Chelsea to AC Milan but midfielder Marco van Ginkel has opted to stay at Stamford Bridge.
SECOND round action at the US Open began with a shock and ended with some late-night drama as men’s third seed Stanislas Wawrinka barked at fans before shouting for joy at his 6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (1) win over Thomaz Bellucci on Wednesday.
A FINE curling effort by journeyman Adam McGurk heaped the pressure on English Premier League strugglers Queens Park Rangers manager Harry Redknapp as fourth tier Burton beat them 1-0 in the second round of the League Cup on Wednesday.
LONDON: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger backed Alexis Sanchez (pic) to prove an able deputy for the injured Olivier Giroud after the Chilean forward fired his new club into the Champions League.
ATHLETIC Bilbao took advantage of shambolic defending to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and reach the Champions League group stage for the first time in 16 years, leaving the Italians counting the cost of their premature exit.
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