Monday, January 12, 2015
Chelsea overcame a difficult start to beat Newcastle 2-0 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, moving two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League after Manuel Pellegrini's side was held to a 1-1 draw at Everton.
Soccer and rugby players, swimmers and skiers, fans and officials all united on Saturday in touching tributes for the 17 people killed in Paris in three days of bloodshed that rocked a nation to its core.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc lambasted his players for not respecting Bastia, after blowing a 2-0 lead in a 4-2 loss to the Corsican side in the French league on Saturday.
AC Milan was held to 1-1 at Torino in Serie A on Saturday, after playing half the match with 10 men and surviving several close shaves by the home side.
Gareth Bale scored with an unstoppable free kick to help 10-man Real Madrid end a two-game losing run with a 3-0 win over Espanyol and stay top of the Spanish league on Saturday.
Wolfsburg midfielder and Belgium youth international Junior Malanda was killed in a car crash on his way to meet teammates for a training camp on Saturday.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
South Korea began its Asian Cup campaign with a difficult 1-0 win over Oman on Saturday through Cho Yong-cheol's goal in first-half stoppage time.
Following a shock exit in the French Cup, league leader Marseille slumped to a second consecutive loss with a 2-1 defeat at Montpellier as the team's struggles on the road continued Friday.
The Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Madeira is a family affair that is counting on getting a new trophy on Monday when FIFA announces its latest world player of the year.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Barcelona set aside its off-field troubles and put on a show in which Neymar, Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored in a 5-0 rout of Elche in a Copa del Rey last-16, first-leg match on Thursday.