A Southampton shirt had to be scrambled from the dressing room before the forgetful Dusan Tadic could enter the Old Trafford pitch.
BRISBANE: Roger Federer beat Milos Raonic in an enthralling final at the Brisbane International today to register his 1,000 ATP career win and complete the perfect build up to this month’s Australian Open.
ALGIERS: Former Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool striker Nicolas Anelka is on the verge of signing for his 13th club, NAHD of Algeria, as long as he’s not judged to be too old.
BERLIN: Belgian under-21 international and Wolfsburg midfielder Junior Malanda died when a car he was travelling in smashed into a tree, the German club said.
LONDON: England number eight Ben Morgan is likely to miss the entire Six Nations campaign after fracturing his left leg in Gloucester’s 24-23 win over Saracens in the Premiership on Friday.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Gareth Bale scored with an unstoppable free kick to help 10-man Real Madrid end a two-game losing run with a 3-0 win over Espanyol and stay top of the Spanish league on Saturday.
London: Lazar Markovic scored the only goal as improving Liverpool provisionally closed to within four points of the Premier League’s top four by winning 1-0 at Sunderland on Saturday.
Melbourne: FIFA presidential hopeful Prince Ali bin Al Hussein on Saturday called world football’s governing body “secretive” and expressed confidence he would oust Sepp Blatter in May.
BRISBANE, Australia: Wang Dalei had double cause for celebration Saturday as he produced a crucial save that helped China open the Asian Cup with a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia on the night of his 26th birthday.
BRISBANE: Roger Federer moved to within one win of his 1,000 career victory when he crushed Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov on Saturday to reach the final of the Brisbane International.
CANBERRA, Australia: South Korea began its Asian Cup campaign with a 1-0 win Saturday over Oman through Cho Yong-cheol’s goal in first-half injury time.
BARCELONA: Neymar’s double helped Barcelona cruise to a 5-0 victory in the first leg of their King’s Cup last 16 tie against Elche to ease the pressure on coach Luis Enrique.
AUCKLAND: Caroline Wozniacki and Venus Williams remained on course for an early season heavyweight showdown after winning their quarter-finals at the Auckland Classic on Thursday.
DHAKA: Bangladesh cricketer Rubel Hossain, who has been named in the country’s World Cup squad, was behind bars after being remanded in custody over allegations that he raped an actress.
BARCELONA: Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has called club elections for the end of the season in a bid to “ease the tension” surrounding the embattled Catalan club.
LOS ANGELES: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard will join the Los Angeles Galaxy after the Premier League season, confirming he will follow David Beckham’s footsteps by joining the Major League Soccer dynasty.
LONDON: Wilfried Bony edged closer to a reported £30 million transfer from Swansea City to Premier League champions Manchester City on Wednesday with his representatives expecting completion “in the next few days.”
MADRID: Fernando Torres tasted victory against Real Madrid as an Atletico Madrid player for the first time as the La Liga champions downed their city rivals 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie on Wednesday.
SEOUL: The Korean Grand Prix, dogged by years of financial problems, has been dropped from the 2015 Formula One calendar, organisers confirmed today.
LIVERPOOL: Romelu Lukaku’s late equaliser earned Everton an FA Cup replay against West Ham United and took the heat off manager Roberto Martinez following a 1-1 draw at Goodison Park.
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