BUENOS AIRES: Atletico Parana defender Cristian Gomez died on his way to hospital after collapsing on the pitch during a match on Sunday, the second such death to hit Argentine soccer in 10 days.
LONDON: West Ham United parted company with manager Sam Allardyce after the club’s final Premier League match of the season, a 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United on Sunday, the club said in a statement.
LONDON: Hull City were relegated and Newcastle United survived the drop on a dramatic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday while West Ham United announced that manager Sam Allardyce’s contract was not being renewed at Upton Park.
MONACO: Nico Rosberg won the Monaco Grand Prix for the third straight year after a late crash involving teenager Max Verstappen undid Lewis Hamilton’s bid for a fourth win of the season.
PARIS: Roger Federer blasted French Open organisers Sunday after a fan breached security to grab a ‘selfie’ on court with the Swiss great.
PUTRAJAYA: The Malaysian contingent to the Singapore SEA Games hopes to win medals from 56 per cent of the 35 events participated by the athletes.
KUANTAN: Pahang football team were forced to return to Kuala Lumpur this morning after its foreign players were denied entry into Indonesia due to visa problems.
LAS VEGAS: Daniel Cormier beat Anthony “Rumble” Johnson with a rear naked choke in the third round, dominating on the ground to win the vacant light heavyweight title at UFC 187 on Saturday night.
HOUSTON: NBA Most Valuable Player Stephen Curry delivered a dazzling 40-point display as the Golden State Warriors beat Houston 115-80 to push the Rockets to the brink of elimination in the Western Conference finals.
MADRID: Atletico Madrid secured a berth in the Champions League group stage for next season and Deportivo La Coruna narrowly escaped relegation when they came from two goals down to draw 2-2 at champions Barcelona on the final day in La Liga on Saturday.
TURIN: League and Cup winners Juventus paraded their double haul of trophies in Turin on their way to a 3-1 win over Napoli Saturday which left Rafael Benitez’s men walking a Champions League qualifying tightrope.
BARCELONA: There will never be another player like Xavi and Barcelona will have to adapt accordingly now he is leaving, coach Luis Enrique said after the midfielder’s final La Liga game for the club on Saturday.
PARIS: Monaco, locked in a three-way tussle with Saint-Etienne and Marseille, booked the third and final French ticket to next season’s Champions League thanks to a season-closing 1-0 win over Lorient on Saturday.
PARIS: After several years of decline, the future looks bright for Lyon with an exciting young team, a return to the Champions League and the prospect of a move into a new stadium next season.
LONDON: Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka finds it almost impossible to believe he will be taking part in the world’s most lucrative match when his side face Norwich for a place in the Premier League on Monday.