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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 ...


Mourinho bemoans lack of 'mad dogs' after United draw

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said his squad lacks "mad dogs" and some players do not understand that "simplicity is genius" after seeing his side draw 2-2 at Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/2 22:48:39

River join Boca in refusing Madrid final

River Plate said Saturday they have refused to play the Copa Libertadores final second leg against Boca Juniors in Madrid, casting uncertainty over the December 9 fixture.
Source: AFP | 2018/12/2 22:38:40

China's starlet Wang enjoys difference after major award

Chinese female soccer star Wang ­Shuang said she felt "a bit different" as she returned to the French league on ­Saturday with her Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Women's Player of the Year award.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/2 22:38:40

Wilder retains crown

Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title after a thrilling split decision draw with Britain's Tyson Fury at Staples Center in Los ­Angeles on Saturday, leaving both fighters talking up a rematch.
Source: Reuters | 2018/12/2 22:38:39

Beijing hosts charity run

A charity run was held in Beijing on Saturday to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic, as December 1 marks World AIDS Day.
Source: Global Times | 2018/12/2 22:33:39

Table tennis legend Liu Guoliang elected as CTTA president

Grand Slam champion-turned coach Liu Guoliang has been elected as the new president of the Chinese Table Tennis Association (CTTA) here on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2018/12/1 13:54:57

Veteran Schweinsteiger to stick with Fire through 2019

Former Germany star Bastian Schweinsteiger has inked a one-year extension that will keep him with the Chicago Fire through 2019, the Major League Soccer (MLS) team said Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/29 20:38:47

Internal strife hurts Bayern as rivals capitalize

Bayern Munich's slump in form has opened up a Pandora's box at the German champions this season, with players turning against coach Niko ­Kovac, a team mole leaking stories to the media and club bosses struggling to contain the escalating crisis.
Source: Reuters | 2018/11/29 20:38:46

PSG close in on knockout stages in ECL

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) took a big step toward qualifying for the European Champions League (ECL) knockout stages on Wednesday after Neymar helped sink Liverpool in a blistering 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/29 20:38:46

Extreme weather 'major issue' for Tokyo 2020: official

The possibility of extreme summer heat and typhoons in Tokyo is a “major issue” for the 2020 Olympics, a top official said Thursday, admitting there would be a knock-on effect on the budget.
Source: AFP | 2018/11/29 20:38:44