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Ronaldo lifts Juve into quarterfinals


Cristiano Ronaldo scored a spectacular hat trick to fire Juventus into the Champions League quarterfinals with a 3-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Tuesday that saw his side claim a thrilling tie 3-2 on aggregate.

Number's up

There are certain shirt numbers in some football teams that are iconic. The number 10 for Brazil and Argentina evokes memories of Pele and Maradona, or Neymar and Messi. Similarly, ...

No sub-two hour marathon before 2032

An elusive sub-two hour marathon will finally be run in 2032, but women are unlikely to ever breach the magical mark, according to modelling released by scientists Wednesday.


World champ Ning Zetao quits at 26

China's former 100-meter freestyle world champion and swimming pin-up Ning Zetao announced his retirement from the sport on Wednesday, his 26th birthday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/6 19:58:40

Chinese stars eye more glory

Chinese diving stars are eyeing the FINA Diving World Series in Beijing as a chance to maintain their form after finishing off an intense winter training session.
Source: Global Times | 2019/3/6 19:55:24

Tottenham must improve in last 8: Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur can be proud of reaching the Champions League quarterfinals after their 4-0 aggregate win over Borussia Dortmund, but they must improve to take on the continent's heavyweights, coach Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/6 17:33:42

United's Solskjaer says contract with Molde may have expired

Interim Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said his contract at Norwegian club Molde may have expired, paving the way for him to take charge permanently at Old Trafford at the end of the season.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/6 17:33:42

Shellshocked Madrid knocked out by Ajax

Holders Real Madrid were sensationally knocked out of the Champions League on Tuesday after being thrashed 4-1 at home by an outstanding Ajax Amsterdam who overturned a first-leg deficit to reach the quarterfinals 5-3 on aggregate.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/6 17:33:41

Harden leads Rockets over Raptors

NBA scoring leader James ­Harden unleashed 35 points on a poor shooting night and Gerald Green added 18 off the bench Tuesday as the Houston Rockets beat Toronto 107-95 in a showdown of contenders.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/6 17:33:40

Formula 1 implementing Brexit 'contingency plans'

Formula One is implementing “contingency plans” to deal with the consequences of Brexit, including possibly basing more material on mainland Europe, its chief executive Chase Carey said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/5 19:33:41

Kidnappers free Nigeria winger's mother: police

Kidnappers have released the mother of Bordeaux and Nigeria winger Samuel Kalu after holding her for nearly a week, police in the country's southeast said Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2019/3/5 19:33:40

City owners keen to invest in Indian club

The owners of Premier League champions Manchester City are considering investing in a club in India as part of an effort to increase their presence in Asia, Chief Executive Ferran Soriano has said.
Source: Reuters | 2019/3/5 19:28:42

Hockey showdown

American players pose in the ladies' preliminary round Group A bandy match against Russia at the 2019 Winter Universiade on Tuesday in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.
Source: VCG | 2019/3/5 19:28:42