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Outstanding Leo Messi leads Barca to easy derby win


Leo Messi produced another outstanding performance as FC Barcelona strengthened their lead at the top of the Liga Santander on Saturday.

A quiet revolution

"I'm not trying to build a new England," sang Kirsty MacColl in her 1980s hit song "New England." That is not something that Gareth Southgate can sing if his current ...

Jekyll and Hyde

Manchester United are fast becoming the most Jekyll and Hyde of soccer teams. Last week against Bournemouth, fans could have been forgiven for thinking that the pink shirts of the ...


Odds stacked against Inter in Derby d'Italia

The odds appear to be stacked against Inter Milan for Friday's Derby d'Italia at Juventus with the hosts on a seemingly relentless march towards an eighth successive Serie A title.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 22:58:46

River Plate arrive in Madrid ahead of Superclasico final

River Plate touched down in Madrid on Thursday morning for the eagerly anticipated Copa Libertadores final second leg at the Santiago Bernabeu, a day after opponents and eternal Buenos Aires rivals Boca Juniors landed in the Spanish capital.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/6 22:58:45

Manchester United fight back again

Jose Mourinho accused his Manchester United players of shooting themselves in the foot as he saw his under-strength team gift Arsenal two goals in a 2-2 draw that extended their winless Premier League run to four games.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 22:58:44

US legend sees 'surge of Chinese champions'

Figure skating legend Michelle Kwan said Thursday she anticipates “a surge of future champions” from China and believes the hosts are poised to take the Beijing 2022 Olympics by storm.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 22:48:48

Cancer-hit Lee Chong Wei eyes badminton return, Olympic qualifying

Malaysia's former world No.1 Lee Chong Wei could return to the badminton training court within a fortnight after fighting back from nose cancer, an official told AFP on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 22:48:47

Stuttering Chelsea host City

It has taken less than two weeks for the optimism generated by a 12-match unbeaten start to Maurizio Sarri's reign at Stamford Bridge to fizzle out and this weekend the Italian faces his biggest test to date when Manchester City visit.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/6 22:48:47

Day 1 drama

India's batsman Cheteshwar Pujara (left) plays a shot off Australia's paceman Josh Hazlewood during Day 1 of the first cricket Test match at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday in Adelaide, Australia.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 22:48:43

Curry carries Warriors over Cavs

Stephen Curry scored 42 points to lead the Golden State Warriors to a 129-105 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday in an NBA Finals rematch in name only.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 21:18:43

Sky's the limit

Usain Bolt might have hung up his spikes, but there are at least two young American sprinters set to take up the mantle of the mighty multi-medal-winning Jamaican.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/6 21:13:44

Legacy hunters

Manchester United and Arsenal met at Old Trafford midweek and the game ended in a 2-2 draw, the hosts twice coming back. While the game had its positives for the home side, it also was indicative of the problems at the club, problems that have plagued them since Sir Alex Ferguson stepped down in 2013.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/6 21:13:42