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Man City title hopes in tatters after Sunderland draw

Manchester City v Sunderland - Premier League
Manchester City’s Premier League title hopes were dealt a crushing blow when they were held to a 2-2 draw by bottom club Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday.

Real Madrid fans jam streets to celebrate Cup win

Thousands of cheering Real Madrid fans welcomed their team back to the Spanish capital early Thursday after winning the...

Plenty of life still in Barcelona, insists Martino

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino maintained his side can still return to their former glories after they were beaten 2-1...

Robben inspires Bayern to Cup final against Dortmund

FC Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Dutch winger Arjen Robben was the inspiration as Bayern Munich crushed second division Kaiserslautern 5-1 on Wednesday...

Bale stunner claims Cup win for Real over Barca

Gareth Bale raced away to score a stunning late winner as Real Madrid made light of the absence of top scorer Cristiano...

Pirates claim round one with late win over Maritzburg

HELDER Pelembe provided late relief for Orlando Pirates as he scored with just three minutes left on the clock to ensure a 1-0 win over Maritzburg United at Orlando Stadium, Soweto, last night.

Pirates deny bid made by Al Ahly for Manyisa

ORLANDO Pirates say they have had no formal inquiry from Egypt about the sale of Oupa Manyisa despite weekend reports from Al Ahly claiming they were in contact with the club.

Bafana Bafana set to play in Cosafa Cup

SOUTH Africa have confirmed they will participate in the 2014 Cosafa Cup to be held in Botswana during September, one of six teams from the region to give a positive response so far.

The league is Chiefs' first priority, says Baxter

2014 Nedbank Cup quarter final: Kaizer Chiefs v SuperSport United KAIZER Chiefs will rotate players for their Confederation of African Football Cup tie against Asec Abidjan over the next two weekends, coach Stuart Baxter has said.

Man City the best-paid sports team in the world

Manchester City tops world sport's salary chart with stars raking in an average of £100 000 (R1,7 million) a week per player, as five Premier League clubs make the top 20 list of global sports teams, according to the Mail Online website.

Podolski double gets Arsenal back into top four

Arsenal v West Ham United - Premier League Arsenal striker Lukas Podolski struck twice in a laboured 3-1 win over West Ham United on Tuesday as the FA Cup finalists maintained their push for a Champions League place by moving back into the top four.

Gerrard eyes defining moment as Liverpool chase title

As Steven Gerrard soaked up the sunshine in the quiet Merseyside suburb of Formby on Monday, it was hard to imagine that just 24 hours earlier the unassuming man in the James Dean T-shirt had stoked up an emotional whirlwind which looks set to sweep Liverpool to their first league title in 24 years.

Hull City find cutting edge to tame plucky Blades

Hull City v Sheffield United - FA Cup Semi-Final Premier League Hull City were given a fright as they had to come from behind twice to beat obstinate third tier side Sheffield United 5-3 in the FA Cup semifinal to reach the final for the first time.

Cristiano Ronaldo to miss Copa del Rey final

Real Madrid v Borussia Dortmund - UEFA Champions League Quarter Final Real Madrid top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Wednesday’s King’s Cup final against Barcelona after failing to recover from knee and thigh muscle problems, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

No drastic overhaul needed at Barca, says Puyol

Carles Puyol Announces He Will Leave FC Barcelona At End Of Season The current Barcelona squad have a great deal left to give and there is no need for a sweeping overhaul in the close season, captain Carles Puyol said on Monday.

Dortmund’s winning run earns them Cup final spot

In-form Borussia Dortmund kept up their hopes of a trophy this season, easing past VfL Wolfsburg 2-0 on Tuesday with...

"Lewandowski and Mkhitaryan on target, Dortmund to play either holders Bayern or Kaiserslautern"

Ferguson job offer ‘lost in translation’, says Pep

Bayern Muenchen - Doha Training Camp Day 3 Pep Guardiola has joked that he could have been offered the chance to succeed Alex Ferguson as Manchester United manager, but would not have understood due to the Scot’s accent.

Bayern wrap up fastest Bundesliga title triumph

Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title in record time by beating Hertha Berlin 3-1 on Tuesday thanks to goals from Toni Kroos, Mario Goetze and Franck Ribery with seven games left in the campaign.

Victorious Juve close in on third straight title

Two goals in 10 first half minutes from Sebastian Giovinco and Fernando Llorente were enough for Juventus to close in...

"Giovinco and Llorente on target"

Udinese's teenage goalkeeper frustrates Inter

Teenage goalkeeper Simone Scuffet performed heroics for Udinese to secure a share of the points from a thrilling scoreless draw with Inter which dented the Milan giants' Europa League hopes on Thursday.

Record-breaking Juventus scrape past Parma

Juventus remained on course for a third successive Serie A title with a 2-1 win over Parma which ended the away side’s 17-match unbeaten run and set a record of 15 successive home wins in a season.

Neymar dons Pele's mantle as the pressure mounts

International Friendly: South Africa v Brazil
THE pressure will be on new hero Neymar to end Brazil's fear of failing on home territory at this year's Soccer World...

"This is his first World Cup. Nobody knows what will happen"

Ronaldo scores double as Spain, France, Germany win

Neymar’s hat-trick lit up a powerful Brazil performance as the 32 nations taking part in this year’s World Cup tested out their squads on a busy night of friendlies on Wednesday which also brought victories for Spain, Germany and France.

Algeria win, Drogba scores in Ivory Coast draw

Algeria won, Ivory Coast drew and Ghana and Cameroon lost Wednesday as African qualifiers prepared for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with warm-up games.

Sturridge goal eases England’s Wembley wobbles

England v Denmark - International Friendly An 82nd-minute header by Daniel Sturridge was the only top-quality moment in a laboured performance as a pedestrian England team squeezed a 1-0 win over Denmark at Wembley on Wednesday.

Brazil's Scolari refuses to be drawn on axed Kaka

Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari gave no hints Tuesday when asked if out-of-favour veteran midfielder Kaka was still part of his 2014 World Cup plans.

Moyes to focus on rebuilding Man U for Champions League

FC Bayern Muenchen v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Round Quarter Final David Moyes said his focus was on building a team to get Manchester United back in the Champions League after they lost to Bayern Munich, all but ending their hopes of playing in next season’s competition.

Tireless Robben up to his old tricks to wear United down

Few players share Arjen Robben’s uncanny ability to keep trying the same trick over and over again before finally getting it right: cutting in from the right and scoring with his unnervingly accurate left foot

Valencia stun Basle as Juve, Benfica and Sevilla win

Valencia turned the tables on a stunned Basle side to reach the Europa League semifinals on Thursday with a 5-0 win...

"Competition favourites Juve beat Lyon 3-1 on aggregate, Rodrigo double sees Benfica cruise past Alkmaar"

Juventus, Porto and Benfica grab first-leg wins

Juventus left it late before putting a foot in the Europa League semi-finals on Thursday, edging a stubborn Olympique Lyon 1-0 with a goal from Leonardo Bonucci as Basel, Porto and Benfica also grabbed first-leg wins.

Fiorentina hold Juve while Benfica sink Spurs

Mario Gomez dusted off his shooting boots to put Fiorentina in the driving seat with a 1-1 Europa League draw at Juventus while Benfica were too good for Tottenham Hotspur, winning their last-16 first leg 3-1 away on Thursday.

Serero in line for R4.3 million bonus at Aajax

THULANI Serero stands to make a personal bounty of more than R4-million when his club, Ajax Amsterdam, wins the Dutch...

"He scored the decisive goal in Sunday's win over ADO Den Haag"

Chelsea accused of fixing Dutch league

English Premier League giants Chelsea, which financially backs Dutch club Vitesse Arnhem, have been accused of trying to fix the Dutch league.

Engelaar betters Rooney wonder strike - video

*** BESTPIX *** A-League Rd 21 - Melbourne Heart v Melbourne Victory Not to be outdone by Wayne Rooney’s dazzling long-range goal at the weekend, Dutch international Orlando Engelaar scored with a wonder strike from even further away for A-League side Melbourne Heart.