PARIS: Florian Thauvin scored one goal and set up another as Ligue 1 leaders Marseille beat Nantes 2-0 at the Stade Velodrome on Friday evening.
MADRID: Former Arsenal winger Carlos Vela scored a hat-trick to give new Real Sociedad coach David Moyes a winning home start in La Liga with a 3-0 victory over Elche on Friday.
MELBOURNE: People do not associate cricket with death and the shock loss of Phillip Hughes, against all rational expectation, will be the hardest thing for bowler Sean Abbott to deal with, according to trauma experts.
MILAN: Champions Juventus host Torino in the ‘Derby della Mole’ tomorrow looking to reinforce their lead over title rivals Roma, who host Inter Milan in what will be Roberto Mancini’s second game in charge of the Nerazzurri.
CRICKET scoreboards around the world carried tributes to Australian batsman Phillip Hughes yesterday, while condolence messages flooded social media as the sporting world reacted to an untimely death not experienced since Ayrton Senna’s in 1994.
SAO PAULO: Brazilian great Pele (pic) says he is not seriously ill, easing fears on Thursday that his health deteriorated even though a hospital said he was in intensive care and undergoing renal support treatment.
LONDON: Susie Wolff was promoted to official test driver for Williams for the 2015 Formula One season yesterday, increasing her chances of becoming the first female racer on the grid since 1976.
PEP Guardiola wants Bayern Munich to learn from their mid-week Champions League defeat at Manchester City to help strengthen their iron grip on the Bundesliga at Hertha Berlin today.
KIMI Raikkonen promised new Ferrari teammate Sebastian Vettel a tussle on the track next year when they will target a long-awaited Formula One world title for the struggling ‘Scuderia’.
SHARJAH: Opener Brendon McCullum smashed the fastest century by a New Zealand batsman to give his team an upper hand in the third and final Test against Pakistan in Sharjah yesterday.
PARIS: A resurgent Lyon will be looking to extend their impressive unbeaten run in Ligue 1 when they make the short trip to face great rivals Saint-Etienne tomorrow.
TWO-TIME winner Greg Chalmers sunk seven birdies on the way to the outright lead in the Australian Open with Rory McIlroy and Adam Scott poised to swoop after yesterday’s second round in Sydney.
A LIONEL Messi-inspired Barcelona vanquished some early season doubts with back-to-back thrashings of Sevilla and APOEL Nicosia in the past week thanks to two hat-tricks from the Argentine as he became the all-time leading scorer in both La Liga and the Champions League.
FOUR teams, all among the top six in World Rugby’s rankings as of last Monday, and all four needing to win today to give them much-needed confidence with the World Cup only 10 months away.
JOSE Mourinho will attempt to overturn a landmark defeat when Premier League leaders Chelsea visit Sunderland this weekend.
LONDON: Liverpool midfielder Joe Allen is adamant boss Brendan Rodgers can cope with the mounting criticism of his spluttering team.
ARSENAL and Liverpool will each attempt to arrest damaging sequences of results when they return to Premier League action this weekend following mid-week exertions in the Champions League.
PREMIER League duo Everton and Tottenham Hotspur both won to clinch qualification for the knockout phase of the Europa League on Thursday, while Celtic also progressed despite losing at home to Salzburg.
The match in Kuala Terengganu was supposed to be a close affair but THT now have a nine-goal advantage over the double champions, and their last match is against Sapura tomorrow.
LONDON: Tottenham Hotspur could face punishment from European football’s governing body UEFA after their Europa League game with Partizan Belgrade on Thursday was suspended for several minutes following three separate pitch invasions.
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