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Messi ban unfair, say Barcelona

Argentina’s Lionel Messi looks on during their World Cup 2018 Qualifiers match against Chile in Buenos Aires, Argentina, March 23, 2017. — Reuters picBARCELONA, March 29 — Lionel Messi’s four-match international ban for swearing at an assistant referee was “unfair and t...

Alli plans calmer approach to staying aggressive

March 28 (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli has no intention of abandoning his fiery competitiveness but is working on tempering his reactions during heated moments during matches. Alli's combustible nature was back in the spotlight recently when he was handed a ...

Defoe scores on return as England beat Lithuania

LONDON, March 26 (Reuters) - England striker Jermain Defoe made a scoring return to the international stage and substitute Jamie Vardy added a second goal as the hosts laboured to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in World Cup qualifying Group F on Sunday. Defoe, making his first app...

Hamilton grabs pole, Vettel raises Ferrari hopes

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (centre) of Britain reacts after setting pole position in qualifying alongside team mate Valtteri Bottas (left) of Finland and Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel of Germany. — Reuters picMELBOURNE, March 25 — Lewis Hamilton took pole for Mercedes at t...

Belgium’s Meunier joins Hazard on sidelines

Paris St Germain's Thomas Meunier and team mates react after scoring second goal against Basel on November 1, 2016. — Reuters picBRUSSELS, March 24 — Defender Thomas Meunier has become the se...

Belgium's Meunier joins Hazard on sidelines

BRUSSELS, March 24 (Reuters) - Defender Thomas Meunier has become the second Belgium player to pull out of Saturday´s World Cup qualifier against Greece and midfielder Kevin de Bruyne is doubtfu...

Paulinho hat-trick helps Brazil to 4-1 win over Uruguay

Brazil’s Paulinho celebrates his third goal against Uruguay at the Centenario stadium in Montevideo, Uruguay March 23, 2017. — Reuters picMONTEVIDEO, March 24 — Brazil recovered from conced...

Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal, reports say

Wenger wants to stay on at Arsenal, reports say Arsenal fans hold up banners directed at manager Arsene Wenger at the end of the match against West Bromwich Albion at the The Hawthorns, West Bro...

Tennis-Federer tops Wawrinka in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

March 19 (Reuters) - A rejuvenated Roger Federer beat fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday to earn a record-tying fifth Indian Wells title and the distinctio...

Federer tops Wawrinka in all-Swiss Indian Wells final

March 19 (Reuters) - A revived Roger Federer beat fellow Swiss Stan Wawrinka 6-4 7-5 in the BNP Paribas Open final on Sunday to earn a record-tying fifth Indian Wells title and distinction as the...

S.Africa clinch eight-wicket victory in second test

WELLINGTON,  (Reuters) – Keshav Maharaj took career best figures of 6-40 as South Africa romped to an eight-wicket victory over New Zealand on the extended third day of the second test yesterd...