SPANISH champions Atletico Madrid assumed control of Group A after establishing a three-point lead at the summit following their 2-0 victory over Swedish outfit Malmo at the Swedbank Stadion last night.
THREE-TIME champion jockey Ryan Moore enhanced his global reputation by guiding home German-trained horse Protectionist and claiming victory in the 154th running of the Melbourne Cup at Flemington racecourse yesterday.
CHELSEA skipper John Terry yesterday telephoned a fan to sympathise with the cost of supporting the club in response to an impassioned message on social media following Jose Mourinho’s condemnation of the Stamford Bridge atmosphere.
LIVERPOOL manager Brendan Rodgers has conceded the chances of striker Daniel Sturridge featuring against reigning European champions Real Madrid in tonight’s crucial Champions League clash with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu are slim.
WINS are vital to the top clubs and when you go a couple of games without a victory then it’s a crisis so Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini and Tottenham counterpart Mauricio Pochettino will have slept more easily last night having bagged
Britain's Lewis Hamilton took a significant step towards securing his second World Championship crown after overtaking title rival Nico Rosberg and claiming his fifth consecutive win at the United States Grand Prix in Austin yesterday.
ENGLAND’S Ross Fisher admitted challenging for the BMW Masters crown had not even flickered on his radar ahead of the final day at Lake Malaren Golf Club in Shanghai before producing a stirring comeback and losing a dramatic play-off yesterday.
REVITALISED Andy Murray believes he is close to regaining top form after qualifying for the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with an emphatic victory over Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov at the Paris Masters yesterday.
MARUSSIA driver Jules Bianchi will continue his battle to recover from a horror smash at the Japanese Grand Prix in Yokkaichi, contrary to suggestions he would be transferred to Europe, his family has confirmed.
WEST Ham boss Sam Allardyce will give top scorer Diafra Sakho every chance to recover from the shoulder injury sustained against champions Manchester City on Saturday and to prove his fitness ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Stoke City.
SCOTTISH champions Celtic have leapt to the defence of Aleksandar Tonev and vowed to appeal his seven-game ban after the on-loan Aston Villa winger was found guilty of racially abusing an opponent at a disciplinary hearing yesterday.
ENGLAND back-row James Haskell is ready to be unleashed against world champions New Zealand in their opening clash of the autumn programme after recovering from a mystery illness which left him hospitalised.
LONDON – or its chief powerbrokers, at any rate – loves NFL, and gridiron’s top brass appear to be pretty keen on the capital. No longer does it feel like a question of if the city gets its own franchise, but when.
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TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino laughed off a half-time rant at Erik Lamela after the £30m playmaker inspired their progress to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals last night.
REJUVENATED batsman Jonathan Trott will have the opportunity to take a significant step towards resuming his international Test career in the new year after being summoned for England Lions duty yesterday.