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Foul-mouthed Messi banned for four Argentina games

Foul-mouthed Messi banned for four Argentina games

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.

Federer reaches Miami Open fourth round

Federer reaches Miami Open fourth round

MIAMI: Roger Federer powered his way into the fourth round of the Miami Open with a 6-3 6-4 win over Argentina's Juan Martin del Potro at Key Biscayne on Monday (Mar 27).

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Manchester City fined £35,000 over Liverpool protest

Manchester City fined £35,000 over Liverpool protest

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.

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Nishikori advances at Miami Open

Nishikori advances at Miami Open

MIAMI: Japan's Kei Nishikori came through a tough test against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (5/7) 6-1 at the Miami Open on Sunday (Mar 26), his three sets win taking him into the last 16.

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England, Germany stay on course for Russia

England, Germany stay on course for Russia

PARIS: England and defending champions Germany remained on course for the 2018 World Cup finals on Sunday (Mar 26) while Danny Blind was fighting to survive as Dutch coach after his team faced missing a second major finals.

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Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy and Spain cruise

Buffon reaches 1,000 as Italy and Spain cruise

PARIS: Italy kept pace with Spain in European World Cup qualifying as goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his 1,000th professional match in a 2-0 victory over Albania on Friday.

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Vinales survives crash to tighten Qatar stranglehold

Vinales survives crash to tighten Qatar stranglehold

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.

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Pliskova eases through in Miami Open

Pliskova eases through in Miami Open

MIAMI: Second seed Karolina Pliskova cruised into the third round of the Miami Open, the Czech beating American qualifier Madison Brengle 6-1, 6-3 on Thursday (Mar 23).

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Podolski hits Germany's winner against England in friendly match

Podolski hits Germany's winner against England in friendly match

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.

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UEFA boss vows transfer system reform

UEFA boss vows transfer system reform

ESTORIL, Portugal: UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin vowed on Wednesday (Mar 22) to reform the transfer system to stem the talent flow towards the richest clubs.

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Wawrinka believes Federer on course for number one

Wawrinka believes Federer on course for number one

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.

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Tiger Woods 'trying everything' to play at Masters

Tiger Woods 'trying everything' to play at Masters

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).

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Manchester United confirm United States tour

Manchester United confirm United States tour

LONDON: Manchester United confirmed on Monday (Mar 20) they will tour the United States during pre-season.

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Messi's double edges six-goal thriller Barca's way

Messi's double edges six-goal thriller Barca's way

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).

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Aguero's leveller keeps Liverpool at bay

Aguero's leveller keeps Liverpool at bay

MANCHESTER: Sergio Aguero netted a 69th-minute equaliser in a gripping 1-1 draw with Liverpool on Sunday (Mar 19) to prevent Manchester City losing ground in the battle for a top-four Premier League finish.

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Federer to face Sock after ailing Kyrgios withdraws

Federer to face Sock after ailing Kyrgios withdraws

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.

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