LONDON: Greece striker Georgios Samaras has joined West Bromwich Albion on a two-year deal, the English Premier League side announced Friday.
LONDON: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted no player would be allowed to disturb the “fantastic environment” at Anfield as the Reds appeared to close in on signing controversial striker Mario Balotelli.
BERLIN: Reigning German champions Bayern Munich got the new Bundesliga season off to a perfect start with a dramatic 2-1 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Friday.
TORONTO: Canadian Dylan Armstrong will be awarded the shotput bronze from the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a result of a lifetime doping ban handed to Andrei Mikhnevich of Belarus, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Thursday.
OLYMPIC champion and world record holder Renaud Lavillenie suffered a surprise defeat at the Stockholm Diamond League meeting on Thursday, just five days after the Frenchman wrapped up a third consecutive European title.
PARIS: Bastia striker Brandao was suspended for four weeks by the French football league on Thursday for his post-match headbutt on Paris St Germain’s Thiago Motta last weekend, pending a decision on what the Brazilian’s ultimate punishment could be.
AUSTRALIA’S Cameron McEvoy upset a star-studded field to win the 100m freestyle at the Pan Pacific Championships yesterday as Michael Phelps claimed his first international gold medal since coming out of retirement.
BARCELONA will be looking to put a disastrous end to last season behind them when they open their new Primera Liga campaign at home to Elche tomorrow.
SPA (Belgium): Lewis Hamilton topped the times ahead of his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg in yesterday’s twice red-flagged second free practice session ahead of this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.
CHAMPIONSHIP leader Nico Rosberg and Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton appeared at odds again, if not poles apart, on Thursday before renewing their Formula One title battle in Belgium.
HAMBANTOTA: PAKISTAN and Sri Lanka begin a three-match one-day series today hoping to gauge each other’s firepower and bench strength ahead of the World Cup just six months away.
THEY came off second best a week ago but come today the All Blacks and the Pumas are determined to do much better at home against the same opponents.
LIVERPOOL will lay down the law to Mario Balotelli over what they expect from him as he closes in on a £16 million (RM84 million) move to Anfield.
NEW YORK: Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray were put on a quarter-final collision course for the US Open on Thursday while Roger Federer’s hopes of an 18th Grand Slam title were buoyed by a kinder draw.
BO Van Pelt chipped in for eagle at the par-five 17th hole for a 65 that pushed him past a crowd of eight players and into the first-round lead at The Barclays on a Thursday when Rory McIlroy played poorly.
ON June 24 in Natal, Luis Suarez contributed the single most memorable act of this year’s World Cup when he bit Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini.
JOSE Mourinho’s Chelsea side will attempt to apply early pressure on their main Premier League rivals when they face a newly-promoted side for the second time inside a week with the visit of Leicester City to Stamford Bridge today.
LONDON: Santi Cazorla wants to return to his scoring consistency of two seasons ago and strengthen Arsenal’s challenge for honours this season.
LONDON: Promoted Queens Park Rangers have bolstered their attack with the signing of Chile forward Eduardo Vargas on a season-long loan from Napoli, the Premier League club announced on Thursday.
LONDON: The League Managers Association (LMA) has apologised for the wording of a statement issued in response to discriminatory text messages sent by former Cardiff City boss Malky Mackay.
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