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Wednesday, Dec 07th
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Bayern Munich beat Atletico Madrid by a 1-0 margin with centre-forward Robert Lewandowski scoring the winner in a Champions League group stage match. Atletico failed to become the seventh team to conclude the group stage with a perfect record as Lewandowski's free kick ensured Bayern Munich's 15th straight win on home soil in the Champions League on Tuesday.
The hosts grabbed the reins from the kick-off and pressed Atletico into defence. Nevertheless, it was the visitors ...
Arda Turan scored a hat-trick as FC Barcelona ended the group stage of the Champions League with a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Borussia Monchengladbach.
Barca went into Tuesday evening's game at the Nou Camp here on the back of three draws following distinctly average displays and needed a good performance to raise spirits after seeing how Real Madrid scored a last minute in last Saturday's El Clasico.
Dries Mertens created a goal and scored the other as Italian football club Napoli conquered Portugal's Benfica 2-1 to win their Champions League group.
Napoli needed at least a point to be sure of qualification in this final Champions League group game against the joint leaders, both sitting one point above Turkey's Besiktas.
New York City FC forward David Villa has been announced as the 2016 winner of US Major League Soccer's Landon Donovan award for Most Valuable Player. Playing his second season in MLS, the all-time leading scorer among Spanish internationals posted 23 goals and four assists as NYCFC reached the play-offs in only their second year.
Villa, who turned 35 last Saturday, finished second in the MLS Golden Boot competition.
India skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday confirmed that Lokesh Rahul will return to the playing XI to open the batting along with Murali Vijay when the hosts take on England in the fourth of the five-match cricket Test series, starting at the Wankhede Stadium here from Thursday.
Rahul missed the third Test at Mohali after sustaining a forearm injury and was replaced by seasoned wicketkeeper-batsman Parthiv Patel at the top of the order. But with Rahul's return to the side, ...
Already the pre-tournament favourites, Real Madrid are looking for their second title at the Club World Cup, which starts in Japan next Thursday.
Despite the absence of Welsh forward Gareth Bale, one of the stars in manager Zinedine Zidane's squad, the Spanish side will arrive at the tournament with an extraordinary unbeaten run and a comfortable lead in La Liga.
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One team is looking at signing Spaniard Fernando Alonso, a two-time world champion, to replace current champion Nico Rosberg, who retired days after winning his title, the team's executive director Toto Wolff has said.
"You have to consider Fernando," Wolff was quoted saying in an interview with Sky Sports on Tuesday. "He is a driver I respect a lot. He combines talent, speed and experience. It's all there."
Olympic Gold medallist Justin Rose is determined to put his injury troubles behind him and mount a strong defence of his UBS Hong Kong Open title. The Englishman shut down for two months after the Ryder Cup in an attempt to resolve his back issues and returned to action last week at the Hero World Challenge.
He was forced to withdraw after the first round in the Bahamas with more back trouble and admits his preparation for this week at Hong Kong Golf Club has not been ide...
Having already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead in the five match series, a confident India will be aiming to keep the winning momentum going when they face an inconsistent England in the fourth Test at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai from Thursday.
This will be the first instance since 1989 when India will play a Test at the Wankhede sans retired batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar. The fourth Test will also give India a chance to exact revenge for their loss in their previous...
An excellent day for Arsenal in the Champions League began with the Gunners in second place in Group A, almost looking destined to finish behind Paris St. Germain, but finished with another Arsenal forward grabbing a hat-trick and the Gunners topping their Group, whilst also finishing the Group Stage unbeaten... an excellent omen considering the last time accomplished that feat they made it all the way to the final of the competition.
A rare start for summer signing Lucas...
It was big news for the Coca-Cola International Premier Tennis League. Ana Ivanovic joined the UAE Royals in Singapore with her more than one million fans on twitter accompanying her virtually.
“It’s lovely to be back in Singapore. I have really nice memories from here, specially from 2014”, said Ivanovic, who qualified for the WTA Finals two years ago, and competed at the Singapore Indoor Stadium that is playing host to the IPTL second leg this week.