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Real Madrid cruise into last 16


Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as holders Real Madrid thrashed APOEL 6-0 in Cyprus to reach the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday, while Liverpool blew a three-goal lead in a thriller at Sevilla.

Stars staying at home

With Peru becoming the final team to qualify for next summer's World Cup thanks to overcoming New Zealand in the last playoff game, the 32 teams have been confirmed. While ...

Arrivederci

A tearful Gianluigi Buffon quit international soccer as four-time champions Italy sensationally missed out on their first World Cup finals in 60 years after a playoff defeat to Sweden.


England recall Farrell for Australia

Owen Farrell has been recalled by England for their clash with Australia at Twickenham on Saturday. Farrell was rested for last weekend's 21-8 win over Argentina at Twickenham in England's opening November international.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/16 22:46:28

Police shelve Kvitova attack probe

Czech police have ended their investigation into a knife attack on twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova last year that forced her off the court for five months this season.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/16 22:46:27

France to stage 2023 World Cup

France won the vote to stage the 2023 World Cup on Wednesday as rugby union's top administrator denied being "humiliated" after the sport's global governing body had published a report recommending the tournament go to South Africa instead.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/16 22:46:26

Stars staying at home

With Peru becoming the final team to qualify for next summer's World Cup thanks to overcoming New Zealand in the last playoff game, the 32 teams have been confirmed. While that means joy for those booked on the plane, it amounts to disappointment for those who won't be at the party. Plenty of players will never play in a World Cup finals - some of the best players to have played the game never got to grace the world stage - but there are several players who will be notable by their absence next summer because they represent countries that were expected to qualify.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 22:46:26

Dimitrov thrashes Goffin to reach semis

Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov raced into the semifinals of the ATP Finals with a 6-0, 6-2 demolition of David Goffin on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/16 22:43:40

Giroud out of derby

Arsenal striker Olivier Giroud has been ruled out of Saturday's Premier League derby against Tottenham Hotspur due to a thigh injury, manager Arsene Wenger said Thursday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/16 22:38:40

Utd revenue up by 17%

Manchester United's first-quarter revenue rose by 17 percent year-on-year to 141 million pounds ($185.9 million), the Premier League giants announced Thursday.
Source: Agencies | 2017/11/16 22:38:40

CFA denies World Cup bid report

The Chinese Football Association on Thursday denied a media report that they're planning to bid for the 2030 FIFA World Cup.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/16 22:38:39

Griezmann, Ronaldo with point to prove in Madrid derby at new stadium

Atletico Madrid meet bitter rivals Real Madrid for the first local derby at their Wanda Metropolitano stadium on Saturday and both sides may need to look for inspiration beyond their usual talismans Cristiano Ronaldo and Antoine Griezmann.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/16 22:38:39

On the move

England captain Joe Root (right) and Dawid Malan run between the wickets on the second day of a four-day Ashes tour match against a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville, Australia on Thursday.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/16 22:28:39