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msa February 11, 2016

By AFP News Marin Cilic fought through to the Rotterdam World Tennis quarter-finals with a 7-6 (7/2), 7-6 (9/7) defeat of Luxembourg veteran Gilles Muller on Wednesday. Victory in the two-hour meeting sent the second-seeded Croatian into a last-eight battle with Germany’s Philipp Kohlschreiber, a winner over Ivan Dodig of Croatia 6-4, 6-2. Cilic, the […]

msa February 11, 2016

(Reuters) — Palermo have lost coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto after one month because he did not have the right experience to qualify for a UEFA coaching licence, the Serie A club said in a statement on Wednesday. Palermo appointed the Argentine on Jan. 10, but he was not allowed to lead the team at matches, […]

msa February 6, 2016

BERLIN (Reuters) – Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has shrugged off suggestions of a potential conflict of interest after signing with Premier League’s Manchester City for next season, saying he was quite capable of mult-tasking. Guardiola, who won back-tack German league titles with Bayern and is on course for a third after joining in 2013, […]

msa February 5, 2016

By Omnisport Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes the financial strength of the Chinese Super League (CSL) could prove to be a problem for the Premier League. CSL clubs such as Jiangsu Suning, Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and China Fortune Hebei have all spent big over the past few weeks, with high-profile names such as Ramires, Jackson […]

msa February 5, 2016

By Christian Otton | AFP News Hosts India Friday recalled strike bowler Mohammed Shami and named veteran former champions Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh in their squad for next month’s World Twenty20. Shami has not played for India since last year’s 50-over World Cup after suffering a knee injury and was sent home early from […]

msa February 5, 2016

By Dave James | AFP News Maria Sharapova attempts to remain on course for the Rio Olympics when Russia take on the Netherlands in the Fed Cup this weekend even if she courts controversy by not actually playing. The world’s richest sportswoman has been named in the four-woman Russian squad for the World Group clash […]

msa February 4, 2016

(Reuters) – The Italian Serie A match between Lazio and Napoli on Wednesday was suspended for around three minutes after home fans aimed racist abuse at visiting centre back Kalidou Koulibaly. The game was halted in the 68th minute following repeatedbooing from pockets of home support whenever Napoli defender and Senegal international Koulibaly touched the […]

msa February 4, 2016

AFP News Luis Suarez scored four and Lionel Messi hit a hat-trick as Barcelona piled more misery on Gary Neville’s ill-fated reign as Valencia boss to take an unassailable 7-0 lead in their Copa del Rey semi-final, first-leg on Wednesday. Two fine finishes inside 12 minutes from Suarez put Barca in control before Messi rounded […]

msa February 4, 2016

By Pritha Sarkar LONDON (Reuters) – Roger Federer will be out of action for up to a month after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery in Switzerland to repair a torn meniscus, his agent at TEAM8 Tony Godsick told Reuters on Wednesday. The 17-times grand slam champion suffered the injury away from a tennis court the day […]

msa February 1, 2016

By Ian Winrow | AFP News A first-half Oscar hat-trick together with Eden Hazard’s first goal of the season gave Chelsea a comfortable 5-1 victory at Milton Keynes Dons in the FA Cup on Sunday. Chelsea remain undefeated in eight games under interim manager Guus Hiddink and this impressive fourth-round display confirmed the progress that […]