Chelsea’s Ross Barkley (left) fights for the ball with Barcelona’s Frenkie de Jong during their friendly match in Saitama on Tuesday. Agence France-Presse
Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic accepts his days at the Nou Camp may be numbered, but for now he is concentrating on preparing for next season with the Spanish champions.
Jorginho scored two penalties as Chelsea came roaring back from 4-1 down to draw 4-4 with nine-man Ajax in a Champions League classic on Tuesday, while holders
Frank Lampard was appointed Chelsea head coach on Thursday, confirming a dramatic return for one of the club’s greatest ever players.
The World Anti-Doping Agency on Monday banned Russia for four years from major global sporting events including the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and the 2022 World Cup
Sri Lanka embarked on the first Test cricket tour of Pakistan in 10 years on Monday following the deadly 2009 attack on their team that plunged Pakistan into sporting isolation.
AC Milan defeated Bologna 3-2 to return to the top half of the Italian League standings while a late strike by Daniele Ragatzu helped Cagliari snatched a thrilling 2-2 draw