ZURICH: Barcelona star Lionel Messi was suspended for four Argentina matches by FIFA on Tuesday (Mar 28) for swearing at an assistant referee, a ban that will see the striker miss out on decisive qualifiers for the 2018 World Cup.
LONDON: Manchester City have been fined £35,000 (US$44,000) by the Football Association for failing to control their players against Liverpool earlier this month.
DOHA: Maverick Vinales survived a high-speed crash to maintain his iron-grip on the Qatar MotoGP on Friday (Mar 24), finishing the second day of practice comfortably the fastest man on the track.
DORTMUND, Germany: Lukas Podolski signed off his Germany career in style on Wednesday (Mar 22) smashing home the winning goal with his trusty left boot to seal a 1-0 friendly victory over England.
MIAMI: Roger Federer's comeback from injury has been so successful that his compatriot Stan Wawrinka believes he can become the oldest world number one in history at the age of 35.
NEW YORK: Tiger Woods still feels he has a chance to compete for a fifth Masters triumph in two weeks but his back remains an issue, the golfer said on Monday (Mar 20).
MADRID: Barcelona closed to within two points of Real Madrid at the top of La Liga as Lionel Messi scored twice in a thrilling 4-2 win over 10-man Valencia at Camp Nou on Sunday (Mar 19).
INDIAN WELLS: Roger Federer reached the 10th Indian Wells Masters semi-final of his career by walkover on Friday (Mar 17) as Australian Nick Kyrgios withdrew from their highly anticipated quarter-final with food poisoning.