Napoli players attend a training session on the eve of their Europa League quarter-final tie against Arsenal on Wednesday. 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.
Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly bagged a brace as Napoli beat Chievo 3-1 to delay Juventus’ bid to win Serie A and condemn the Verona side to relegation.
London: Steve Waugh says Australia are “gathering confidence and momentum at exactly the right time” after their comprehensive victory against hosts England guaranteed their place in the World Cup semi-finals. There were plenty of doubts over the five-time winners’ chances of retaining the trophy before the competition
India will aim to continue with their unbeaten streak in the ongoing World Cup when they face a low-on-confidence West Indies team at Old Trafford on Thursday. After coming out with commanding performances in their first three World Cup games, the Men in Blue had to toil hard against Afghanistan to earn their fourth
London: England’s Ben Stokes defiantly stated “This is our World Cup” after a thumping defeat by Australia cast doubt on the pre-tournament favourites’ hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals. Set a target of 286 to beat the reigning champions, England were dismissed for 221, going down by 64 runs to their arch-rivals
LONDON: Lewis Hamilton will feel the heat, literally at least, in Austria this weekend as Formula One champions Mercedes seek to equal McLaren’s modern-day record of 11 wins in a row and he returns to the scene of his most recent retirement. With temperatures set to soar in scenic Spielberg, the championship