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When asked to clarify whether he had already decided to exclude certain players from the semifinal side on the basis of the woeful West Brom defeat, Jose Mourinho replied, "Yeah. What is the criteria for a manager to choose a team? I only know one criteria. [It] is the way they play. [It] is the only way I can select players."

Saturday showdown

When asked to clarify whether he had already decided to exclude certain players from the semifinal side on the basis of the woeful West Brom defeat, Jose Mourinho replied, "Yeah. ...

Craziest comebacks

“The fall of Rome” was how one Catalan daily described Barcelona's shocking 3-0 defeat to Serie A side Roma on Tuesday which ended the Spanish league giants' bid for a ...


FIFA plans to revamp Club World Cup

FIFA has laid out plans to replace the Confederations Cup with an expanded Club World Cup that would only be held every four years from 2021, a source told AFP on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/18 21:53:42

Best feet forward

Shanghai SIGP defender Zhang Wei (right) competes for the ball with Melbourne Victory midfielder Joshua Hope in their final Asian Champions League group match on Wednesday in Melbourne, Australia. Despite losing 2-1, SIPG won the group with another three wins and two draws. South Korea's Ulsan Hyundai finished runners-up in the group.
Source: VCG | 2018/4/18 21:53:40

Wizards spellbound by rampaging Raptors

DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points as the Toronto Raptors overwhelmed the Washington Wizards 130-119 to take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference NBA playoff series on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/18 21:38:42

Curry, Golden State Warriors top NBA merchandise sales

Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors top the National Basketball Association's (NBA) list of most popular jerseys and team merchandise, marking the third consecutive regular season that Curry and the defending NBA Champions have earned top honors, the NBA announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/4/18 10:43:11

Pakistan tees up first Asian Tour event since 2008

Pakistan will host its first golf tournament with the Asian Tour in 11 years, organizers announced Tuesday, as international sports gradually returns to a terror-hit country where security has improved.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 22:58:39

Thiem saves match point in victory over Rublev at Monte Carlo event

Austrian fifth seed Dominic Thiem saved a match point in a gripping Monte Carlo Masters second-round win over Russian youngster Andrey Rublev on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 22:53:40

Japan hails marathon victor

Japan on Tuesday hailed local school clerk Yuki Kawauchi, the surprise winner of the Boston Marathon, who called work after his victory to ask for an ­extra day off to celebrate.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 22:53:40

European Leagues opposed to tournaments' expansion plans

Top leagues across Europe are opposed to FIFA's expansion plans for the 2022 World Cup and future editions of the Club World Cup, European Leagues President Lars-Christer Olsson has said.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/17 22:53:40

UEFA hits Swiss club with two-season ban

Swiss club FC Sion have been fined and barred from taking part in European competitions for the next two seasons after failing to pay for the transfer of a player, UEFA said Tuesday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/4/17 22:53:40

FIFA probes Russia over racist chants

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against World Cup hosts Russia over monkey chants heard during a friendly international against France, a spokesman told AFP on Tuesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/4/17 22:53:39