NYON, Switzerland - Real Madrid versus Paris Saint-Germain. Cristiano Ronaldo versus Neymar. Historic achievement versus burning ambition.Two-time defending Champions League winner Madrid was drawn Monday to play the tournament's standout team in the last 16, made possible because ...
Dec 12, 2017
NICOSIA, Cyprus - With Karim Benzema finding his scoring touch and Cristiano Ronaldo adding to his tally, Real Madrid again made it to the knockout stages of the Champions League.Benzema scored twice in the first half and Ronaldo netted twice in the ...
Nov 22, 2017
MARIA Sharapova has beaten American Sofia Kenin, 7-5, 6-2, on Friday (Saturday, Manila time) to reach the US Open round of 16.Sharapova, who received a wild card to appear in her first Grand Slam event since serving a 15- ...
Sep 2, 2017
HAMBURG, Germany - The Philippines kissed its bid in the 17th AIBA World Championship goodbye as Dannel Maamo lost in his flyweight round-of-16 bout to Cuban top seed Yosvany Veitia late Monday in the 17th AIBA World Championship at the Sporthalle. ...
Aug 29, 2017
LONDON - All it took was a couple of questionable calls for Novak Djokovic to snap at the chair umpire in the second game of his third-round match at Wimbledon."That's two points in a row at the beginning of ...
Jul 9, 2017
PARIS - Two years after being humiliated by Barcelona in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain turned the tables on the five-time champions with a relentless display of skill, energy and determination.Angel Di Maria scored two superb goals a top scorer ...
Feb 15, 2017
MADRID - Barcelona's reserves got the job done at the second attempt, leading the Catalan club to the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey with a 7-0 rout of third-division Hercules on Wednesday.After being held to ...
Dec 22, 2016
PORTO, Portugal - FC Porto breezed into the Champions League knockout phase Wednesday with a 5-0 rout of Leicester, which had already secured top spot in Group G on its debut in European football's elite competition.Porto's emphatic victory ...
Dec 8, 2016
LISBON, Portugal - Napoli won 2-1 at Benfica but both teams qualified for the knockout stage of the Champions League on Tuesday after Besiktas fell to a surprise 6-0 thrashing at Dynamo Kiev.Dries Mertens, who scored two goals in a ...
Dec 7, 2016
GLASGOW, Scotland - Lionel Messi steered Barcelona to a 13th straight appearance in the Champions League knockout stage, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win at Celtic as the Spanish team secured top spot in Group C on Wednesday.Messi drove in ...
Nov 24, 2016
SEVILLE, Spain - Sevilla moved closer to the knockout stages of the Champions League after easing to a 4-0 win over a Dinamo Zagreb side that played the entire second half with 10 men on Wednesday.Sevilla dominated throughout the match at ...
Nov 3, 2016
SOFIA, Bulgaria - Arsenal sealed its place in the knockout stage of the Champions League after coming back from two goals down to grab a late 3-2 victory at Ludogorets on Tuesday.Mesut Ozil scored the winner two minutes from time at ...
Nov 2, 2016
LISBON, Portugal - Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Julian Weigl scored in the first half as Borussia Dortmund moved closer to advancing in the Champions League with a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon on Tuesday.Bruno Cesar pulled one back for Sporting but ...
Oct 19, 2016
LILLE, France - Ireland's never-say-die mentality has finally paid off.Even when another early exit from a European Championship seemed unavoidable, Ireland refused to concede.A late goal from Robbie Brady was enough for Ireland to beat a reshuffled ...
Jun 23, 2016
SAINT-DENIS, France - A late winning goal. A spot in the knockout stage. The prospect of playing in the round of 16 against England.It just doesn't get better for tiny Iceland.Delivering the feel-good story of the European ...
Jun 23, 2016
MARSEILLE, France - Poland will play Switzerland in the last 16 of the European Championship with a big question hanging over its head: Has star striker Robert Lewandowski left his goal-scoring boots at home?Poland cemented its first appearance in the tournament&# ...
Jun 22, 2016
CERES-La Salle and Kaya FC formalized their respective entries to the Asian Football Confederation Cup knockout stage following contrasting results on Tuesday night.Ceres, already bound for the playoffs, shut out Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi, 5-0, at the Panaad Stadium in ...
May 10, 2016
KIEV, Ukraine - Sergio Aguero scored one goal and helped create another as Manchester City powered to a 3-1 first-leg win over Dynamo Kiev in the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday.Aguero and David Silva's goals ...
Feb 25, 2016
WOLFSBURG, Germany - Three-time winner Manchester United crashed out of the Champions League on Tuesday, losing 3-2 to Wolfsburg which advanced to the round of 16 for the first time.Anthony Martial put United ahead in the 10th before Naldo volleyed ...
Dec 8, 2015
SALVADOR, Brazil - For a full 90 minutes, Belgium's almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard.Only in extra time was the superb United States goalkeeper finally beaten.Kevin De Bruyne turned Howard's ...
Jul 2, 2014
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