Barcelona’s Lionel Messi scores against Valencia during their Spanish League match at the Mestalla Stadium in Valencia on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Lionel Messi scored twice on Sunday as Barcelona trounced Real Sociedad 6-1 to keep the pressure on Atletico Madrid, who squeezed past Alaves thanks to a late penalty save from Jan Oblak. Oblak’s 86th-minute heroics ensured Luis Suarez’s 500th career
Atletico Madrid came from behind to beat Valencia 3-1 on Sunday and move seven points clear at the top of La Liga after Uruguayan star Luis Suarez scored a brilliant team goal, their second on the night. Real Madrid’s earlier thrashing of Alaves
Barcelona might not be able to catch Atletico Madrid but they may fancy their chances against Paris Saint-Germain after Lionel Messi scored twice in a 5-1 thrashing of Alaves on Saturday. Messi fired in two sensational long-range efforts and
Pakistan captain Babar Azam lauded his players after they completed a successful southern Africa tour with a second straight innings victory over Zimbabwe on Monday -- then looked ahead to his team’s planned tour of the West Indies in July.
Jannik Sinner booked a second-round showdown with nine-time champion Rafael Nadal at the Italian Open after a 6-2, 6-4 win over Frenchman Ugo Humbert on Monday. The Italian teenager will face the 20-time Grand Slam winner for the second time, having impressed
Washington: Four-time major winner Rory McIlroy celebrated his first victory in 18 months on Sunday, then revealed a neck injury nearly prevented him from teeing it up at Quail Hollow. “I didn’t even think I was going to tee off in this tournament Wednesday night,”
Serena Williams raised doubts over her participation at the Tokyo Olympics on Monday, ahead of her return to the limelight this week at the Italian Open. The 39-year-old, still ranked eighth in the world, has been absent from the courts since her semi-final defeat