Thursday, February 19, 2015
Bayern Munich's Xabi Alonso was sent off on his 100th Champions League appearance as the German side were held to a scoreless draw by Shakthar Donetsk in the last 16 first leg clash on Tuesday.
Striker Edinson Cavani gave Paris Saint-Germain a Champions League lifeline on Tuesday with a second-half equalizer as his team battled to a 1-1 draw with Chelsea in the last 16.
Italy's government on Tuesday called for an end to racism after comments by former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi attracted widespread condemnation on Tuesday.
A New Zealand robot may have tipped 1,000/1 outsiders Afghanistan to win the World Cup, but a couple of hard-headed economists have, unsurprisingly, come to a rather different conclusion.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Manchester United survived a scare against third tier Preston North End to reach the FA Cup quarter-finals with a hard-fought 3-1 win at Deepdale on Monday.
Former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi has hit out at Italy's youth set-up by claiming it features too many blacks and too many foreigners. Sacchi, a renowned football coach and innovator who notably helped Milan to back-to-back European Cups in 1989 and 1990, was speaking at an awards ceremony in Montecatini Terme on Monday evening.
Amare Stoudemire started the New York Knicks moving forward, before his injuries hastened their return to the bottom.
Montreal took over sole ownership of the NHL Eastern Conference lead with a 2-0 win at Detroit on Monday, with Tomas Plekanec breaking through for the opening goal with only 2:30 remaining.
New Zealand unconvincingly beat second-tier Scotland by three wickets in a low-scoring Pool A match at the World Cup on Tuesday.
Scotland captain Preston Mommsen said Tuesday his side's stirring display against New Zealand underscored the value of having so-called “second-tier” nations at the World Cup.