Hoffenheim and Wolfsburg’s players fight for the ball during their German League match on Sunday. Associated Press
Phil Jones has saluted Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as a “breath of fresh air” after Manchester United made a winning start to the manager’s permanent reign.
Atletico Madrid thrashed Alaves 4-0 on Saturday to keep alive their faint hopes of winning the La Liga title as they stayed 10 points behind leaders Barcelona in second place in the standings.
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.
Kuala Lumpur: With the transfer window open, teams are bolstering their ranks ahead of the 2019 AFC Champions League resuming and various national leagues kicking off. Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal have confirmed the signing of Peru international Andre Carrillo from Portuguese side Benfica.
NEW YORK: Simona Halep is living the dream after her Wimbledon triumph and the Romanian heads into next week’s US Open hoping for a new dawn at the season’s final Grand Slam after early exits in the last two years. Halep scorched 23-times Grand Slam winner Serena Williams 6-2 6-2 in less than an hour
Battaash made it third time lucky in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes with a blistering display to power home in the five-furlong Group One feature at York. The Charlie Hills-trained gelding silenced his critics as he smashed the course record, previously held since 1990 in this race by Dayjur in the same colours
Berlin: Fastest time in Friday morning’s opening speed test promoted Thierry Neuville into the lead at Rally of Germany. Neuville stopped the clocks 1.7sec faster than Ott Tanak through the 19.44km Stein und Wein special stage to demote the Estonian, who led after last night’s short curtain-raiser.
Al Wahda earned their first win of the season as they beat Fujairah 3-1 in their first Group B match at the Arabian Gulf Cup at Al Nahyan Stadium on Friday. Al Wahda controlled the possession in the early minutes of the game but failed to create real goalscoring chances. Midway through the first half,