Sports Archive
  • »Costa Rica stun Italy, France crush Switzerland

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 05:03 PM
    Another European heavyweight fell to Latin American opposition on Friday as Costa Rica shocked Italy 1-0, putting the four-times champions' qualification in peril, but France thumped Switzerland 5-2 in an imperious World Cup display.
  • »Brazil police, protesters clash as World Cup begins

    Thu 12 June / Jun 2014. 05:16 PM
    Brazilian police and protesters clashed on Thursday, hours before the opening game of the World Cup, which has been marred by construction delays and political unrest.
  • »Football sponsors raise pressure on FIFA over Qatar claims

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:11 PM
    World Cup football sponsors Adidas and Sony voiced concerns over allegations that bribes were paid to secure the 2022 tournament for Qatar, an issue that is overshadowing this week's kickoff in Brazil.
  • »Murray appoints Mauresmo as new coach

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:10 PM
    (Reuters) - Andy Murray has appointed former women's number one Amelie Mauresmo as his new coach, the Wimbledon champion said on Sunday.
    Mauresmo, currently France's Fed Cup captain, will initially take up the role for the grasscourt season.
    The...
  • »Messi sends Argentina to World Cup with last warmup goal

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:10 PM
    LA PLATA Argentina (Reuters) - Substitute Lionel Messi scored his 38th goal for Argentina as they breezed past Slovenia 2-0 in their final World Cup warmup on Saturday.
    Messi, his country's second highest scorer after Gabriel Batistuta, had not...
  • »Qatar denies World Cup bid corruption claims

    Sun 1 June / Jun 2014. 10:10 PM
    Qatar's 2022 football World Cup organisers vehemently denied any wrong-doing after a British newspaper alleged a top official paid more than $5 million to secure support in the bidding process.
  • »Arsenal end trophy drought with thrilling FA Cup win

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 02:10 PM
    Arsenal ended their nine-year wait for a major honour when they beat Hull City 3-2 after extra time in a pulsating FA Cup final on Saturday after a dreadful start when they conceded twice in the opening eight minutes.
  • »Barca preparing for 'profound changes' after poor season

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 02:09 PM
    Barcelona are focusing on a sweeping rebuilding effort after the Catalan giants ended the season without major silverware for the first time in six years and coach Gerardo Martino quit.
  • »Limited time for revelry for La Liga champions Atletico

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 02:09 PM
    Atletico Madrid have little time to celebrate their stunning La Liga triumph and must immediately turn their focus on Saturday's Champions League final against city rivals Real Madrid.
  • »2022 World Cup in Qatar a mistake: Blatter

    Sat 17 May / May 2014. 10:50 AM
    Sepp Blatter has said it was a "mistake" to choose Qatar to host the 2022 World Cup, forcing FIFA to try to limit the damage.
  • »Algeria include Bentaleb, Mahrez in World Cup squad

    Tue 13 May / May 2014. 10:10 AM
    The shop window of English football has catapulted three players into Algeria’s 30-man provisional squad for the World Cup, including Tottenham Hotspur teenager Nabil Bentaleb and uncapped Leicester midfielder Riyad Mahrez.
  • »Recovery in home straight, says Neymar

    Tue 13 May / May 2014. 10:07 AM
    Barcelona forward Neymar has almost recovered from a foot injury and hopes to play in Saturday’s Spanish league decider against Atletico Madrid, the Brazilian said in an internet chat with fans on Monday.
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