Napoli’s Kalidou Koulibaly in action during their Italian League match against Chievo in Verona on Sunday. Reuters
Rising teenage star Moise Kean stepped up in the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo to rescue a 1-0 win for Juventus against lowly Empoli on Saturday as the champions opened up an 18-point lead at the top of Serie A.
European football's governing body said Ronaldo was facing charges of "improper conduct" after he mimicked Diego Simeone's crotch-grabbing 'cojones' gesture in last Tuesday's 3-0 win that sent Juventus through 3-2 on aggregate.
Aaron Ramsey will get an advance taste of life in Italy as Arsenal look to finish off Napoli in Thursday’s return leg of their Europa League quarter-final tie, ahead of his summer move to Serie A giants Juventus.
Newly crowned Masters champion Tiger Woods announced on Thursday he will return to Japan for the first time in more than a decade to play in a new US PGA Tour event in October.
Rafael Nadal survived an early scare at the Barcelona Open on Wednesday by coming from a set down to beat Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer and seal his place in the last 16.
Valtteri Bottas has a score to settle as he heads into Sunday’s Formula One Azerbaijan Grand Prix determined to make up for a lost win and regain the championship lead from Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton.
Powered by an unbeaten 82 off only 44 balls by the ever-dependable AB de Villiers, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) by 17 runs in a must-win IPL match for the triumphant hosts at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Wednesday.