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  • The best game plan for Juventus against Real Madrid in second leg

    Should Juve sit back and defend its 2-1 lead? Or should it continue to attack Real?

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  • Qatar hopes to end 'kafala' system in 2015

    Qatar's labour minister said Monday he hopes the country's controversial "kafala" system, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery, will be abolished before the end of this year. Long condemned by human rights groups, kafala has become a major focus of criticism since Qatar was awarded the…

  • Soccer-Ancelotti needs rethink after Ramos experiment fails

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA, May 6 (Reuters) - Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will have to rethink his tactics ahead of the Champions League return leg after Sergio Ramos came unstuck in an experimental midfield role in the semi-final clash with Juventus. Acclaimed as one of the game's best…

  • Soccer-Libertadores Cup last 16 results

    May 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the Libertadores Cup Last 16 matches on Tuesday Last 16Wednesday, May 6, second legTigres (Mexico) - Universitario de Sucre (Bolivia) 1-1 (halftime: 0-1) First leg: Universitario de Sucre - Tigres 1-2. Tigres win 3-2 on aggregate. ...

  • Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea lead AP Global Football 10

    LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo beat Lionel Messi to the top of the Associated Press Global Football 10 on Tuesday, and Chelsea took team of the week honors after winning the Premier League title.

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    Champions League - Juventus vs. Real Madrid (22 photos)

    Cristiano Ronaldo and defending champion Real Madrid kick off their semifinal tie with a first leg in Turin.

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  • Messi 'unstoppable' in this form - Guardiola

    Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola believes Lionel Messi is unstoppable on current form as he prepares to face his old club Barcelona for the first time in their Champions League semi-final, first-leg on Wednesday. Messi and Guardiola won 14 trophies together during the latter's glorious four-year…

  • Soccer-Slick Arsenal top style charts, not the league

    By Martyn Herman LONDON, May 5 (Reuters) - If honours were handed out for stylish football Arsene Wenger's Arsenal would clean up. The Gunners were at their irresistible best at times in a 3-1 victory at Hull City on Monday that guaranteed an 18th consecutive season in the Champions League. With…

  • Real Madrid, Barca "must work harder" following new TV law

    By Mike Collett DEAD SEA, Jordan (Reuters) - Real Madrid and Barcelona will have to work harder to maintain their dominance following new Spanish rules affecting TV rights, the Spanish League's marketing expert said on Monday. Mario Bayarri, the vice-president of Mediapro, the media marketing…

  • Gaborik saves Slovakia at worlds

    Los Angeles forward Marian Gaborik spared Slovakia's blushes after scoring twice to help his team to a 3-1 victory over minnows Slovenia at the ice hockey world championships on Tuesday. Jan Urbas, Slovenia's forward plying his trade at Sweden's Vasteras, scored in the seventh minute, and Slovakia…

  • Soccer-Wanderers will come back stronger, says Popovic

    Tony Popovic said his Western Sydney Wanderers would be stronger for the experience of a "difficult" six months after the champions made an early exit from the Asian Champions League (ACL) on Wednesday. Since becoming Asian champions, Wanderers have had their playing resources stretched to the…

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    Crystal Palace v Manchester United - Premier League Preview

    A look ahead to this weekend's Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and Man Utd

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  • Adidas begins marathon turnaround in North America

    German sportswear company Adidas turned around its sales in North America in the first quarter, helped by a marketing campaign designed to win business from dominant rival Nike . Adidas said group sales rose 17 percent to 4.08 billion euros ($4.54 billion), or 9 percent excluding the impact of…

  • Gunmen rob S.African ex-striker McCarthy at barbers

    South Africa's record goalscorer and Champions League winner Benni McCarthy was robbed at gun point Tuesday while having a hair cut in Johannesburg, his agent said. Three gunmen stormed a barber's shop in Johannesburg's Melrose suburb robbing the 37-year-old of his wedding ring, watch and other…

  • Soccer-Scottish Premiership champions group results and standings

    May 5 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Scottish Premiership Champions Group matches on Saturday Standings P W D L F A Pts C1 Celtic 35 27 4 4 78 17 85 -------------------------2 Aberdeen 35 23 5 7 56 30 74 3 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 35 17 8 10 48 37 59…

  • Soccer-Newcastle captain Coloccini writes open apology to fans

    Newcastle United captain Fabricio Coloccini has written an open letter of apology to fans for the club's woeful form that has left them battling to retain their Premier League status. A run of eight successive league defeats has left Newcastle two points above the relegation zone, with three…

  • Soccer-Liverpool striker Sturridge says hip surgery successful

    Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge has had successful surgery on a hip problem that effectively ended his season, he said on social media on Tuesday. The 25-year-old England international has been sidelined by hip and thigh injuries and has not played since the FA Cup quarter-final win over…

  • Qatar to house 250,000 labourers in new 'cities'

    Qatar is to build seven "cities" to house more than a quarter of a million migrant labourers building major infrastructure and projects for the 2022 World Cup, officials said Tuesday. The move to construct more modern facilities comes amid continued criticism of the accommodation provided by Qatar…

  • Soccer-Japanese championship first stage results and standings

    May 6 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Japanese championship First Stage matches on Wednesday Wednesday, May 6 Albirex Niigata 1 Montedio Yamagata 1 Kawasaki Frontale 0 Sanfrecce Hiroshima 1 Matsumoto Yamaga 2 Ventforet Kofu 0 Shimizu S-Pulse 2 Sagan Tosu 2 Yokohama F-Marinos 2…