LONDON: Biting opponents may be appalling but it is harmless and should not be punished as severely as a bad tackle, says controversial Barcelona striker Luis Suarez.
SINGAPORE: World number one Serena Williams smashed a racquet and recovered from a set down as she overcame stubborn resistance from Caroline Wozniacki in a gripping semi-final at the WTA Finals on Saturday.
KUALA LUMPUR: Sarawak's weightlifter Jelinie Em Pera has been banned for two years for a doping offence in the Malaysia Games in Perlis in June.
SEPANG, Malaysia: Recently crowned world champion Marc Marquez will start on pole position for Sunday’s Malaysian MotoGP, surpassing the record for the most poles in a single season.
CHICAGO: Defending champ Tatsuki Machida took advantage of a major slip-up by Olympic bronze medalist Denis Ten as the post-Olympic figure skating season began in earnest at Skate America on Friday night.
CHESTER: The United States and Costa Rica have qualified for next year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada after advancing to the CONCACAF Women’s final on Friday.
LONDON: Brendan Rodgers concedes Liverpool’s season is destined to end in frustration unless his side can plug the gaps in their leaky defence.
LONDON: Mauricio Pochettino will demand his Tottenham Hotspur side forget about Erik Lamela’s stunning Europa League goal and attempt to revive their Premier League campaign when Newcastle United visit White Hart Lane on Sunday.
BARCELONA: Luis Suarez’s long wait is almost over. The much-maligned forward will play his first minutes today against Real Madrid after completing his ban for biting an opponent four months ago at the World Cup.
SYDNEY: New Zealand and England have their best chance to end injury-hit Australia’s international dominance in the Four Nations tournament kicking off today.
PAKISTAN grabbed four wickets in the second session to eye a big first innings lead after David Warner’s aggressive hundred in the opening Test against Australia in Dubai yesterday.
SAO PAULO: Brazil players are being told not to wear hats, earrings or flip-flops while serving the national football team under the command of coach Dunga (pic).
SEA ISLAND (United States): Erik Compton started his day by putting on extra clothes to battle a morning chill but it didn’t take him long to get hot once he teed off at The McGladrey Classic on Thursday.
THE most star-studded game in world football will be missing one of its brightest lights today as Real Madrid host Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu without the injured Gareth Bale.
SINGAPORE: Caroline Wozniacki stormed into the WTA Finals last four yesterday as Maria Sharapova’s (top) early exit crowned Serena Williams as year-end World No 1 for the second season in a row.
Andy Murray collected more points to aid his World Tour finals qualification bid when he fought back from a set down to beat Kevin Anderson 6-7 (3-7), 6-4, 6-4 in the quarter-finals of the Valencia Open yesterday.
LILLE: French riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse large groups of Everton fans gathered on Lille’s main square on Thursday afternoon, hours before the team’s Europa League match.
ERIK Lamela’s outrageous goal in a big win for Tottenham illuminated the third round of Europa League group-stage matches, in which Fiorentina and Dynamo Moscow maintained their perfect starts to the competition.
PARIS: Ligue 1 leaders Marseille chase a club record ninth consecutive victory on Sunday when they travel to Lyon while defending champions Paris Saint-Germain are in action at home to Bordeaux 24 hours earlier.
SOUTHAMPTON: With the meanest defence in the Premier League, an 8-0 win in his team’s latest showing and the Manager of the Month trophy sitting on his mantelpiece, Ronald Koeman would have been forgiven for allowing himself a wry smile when the inevitable question was asked.
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