Sports Archive
  • »Qatar denies World Cup bid corruption claims

    Sun 1 June / Jun 2014. 11:10 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. 03:10 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. 03:09 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. 03:09 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. 11:50 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. 11:10 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. 11:07 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.
  • »Wawrinka ousted by young pretender Thiem in Madrid

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:27 PM
    Australian Open champion Stanislas Wawrinka crashed to a shock second-round defeat at the Madrid Open on Tuesday when he was upset 1-6 6-2 6-4 by qualifier Dominic Thiem.
  • »Rooney doesn't deserve place in England team: Hudson

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:26 PM
    Wayne Rooney should be left out of the World Cup team because he has had a poor season with Manchester United and England cannot rely on him when the going gets tough, according to former Chelsea midfielder Alan Hudson.
  • »Zanetti confirms retirement at end of season

    Wed 7 May / May 2014. 04:25 PM
    Inter Milan and Argentina fullback Javier Zanetti confirmed on Tuesday he will retire at the end of the season after making more than 800 appearances during 19 seasons with the Serie A club.
  • »Roma brush Milan aside to keep title hopes alive

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 06:02 PM
    AS Roma kept their slim title hopes alive as a stunning Miralem Pjanic goal and a Gervinho tap-in earned a 2-0 home win over AC Milan and a ninth straight Serie A victory on Friday.
  • »FIFA's Valcke plays down World Cup security risk

    Sat 26 April / Apr 2014. 06:01 PM
    FIFA have downplayed security concerns for fans travelling to Brazil for the World Cup despite violent clashes between police and local residents of a favela this week.
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