Friday, January 29, 2016
Manchester City relied on a controversial decision by officials and another decisive late goal from Sergio Aguero to set up an English League Cup final against Liverpool on Wednesday.
Angel di Maria continued his fine form with another goal as Paris Saint-Germain beat Toulouse 2-0 to reach the French League Cup final on Wednesday.
Goals from Neymar and Luis Suarez helped Barcelona fight back to beat Athletic Bilbao 3-1 and reach the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday, while Celta Vigo eliminated Atletico Madrid.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Juergen Klopp sat behind a wall of Liverpool players and coaching staff, using the reaction of fans to gauge the ebb and flow of the penalty shootout.
Mario Balotelli converted a first-half penalty and AC Milan beat third-division Alessandria 1-0 in the opening leg of the Italian Cup semifinals on Tuesday.
Lille thrashed Bordeaux 5-1 to reach the French League Cup final on Tuesday. Lille will meet either Cup holder Paris Saint-Germain or Toulouse.
Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant scored a season-high 44 points, including the basket that tied the game in regulation time, and the Thunder went on to win 128-122 in overtime at the New York Knicks on Tuesday.
Carolina continued its uncanny domination of reigning Stanley Cup champion Chicago by routing the Blackhawks 5-0 on Tuesday in their final games before the NHL All-Star break.
Huang Ting-ying of Taiwan won a gold medal in the 25 kilometer women's elite points race of the 2016 Asian Cycling Championships, held in Izu, Japan, Tuesday, defending the title she first earned last year.
Andy Murray and a much lesser-known British player, Johanna Konta, advanced to the Australian Open semifinals Wednesday, when the action on court had to compete, again, with news about the integrity of the sport.