Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was being pressured by the United States to prevent Russia from taking part in the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has dismissed speculation linking him with the Leicester City vacancy as "paper stories", saying he is only focused on his side's Premier League trip to leaders Manchester City on Saturday.
The Football Association must learn from the "sorry saga" which led to the governing body apologising over comments made to England women's internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence, Sports Minister Tracey Crouch said on Thursday.
Wilfried Zaha may be Crystal Palace's 'talisman' but it would be unfair to pin the struggling club's hopes of staying in the Premier League solely on his shoulders, his manager Roy Hodgson said on Thursday.
Picking up points on the road will be newly promoted Brighton and Hove Albion's biggest challenge in the Premier League this season, manager Chris Hughton said ahead of Friday's trip to West Ham United.
A 4-0 home defeat in the Champions League by Paris St Germain on Wednesday did little to dampen the mood of new Anderlecht coach Hein Vanhaezebrouck, who claimed his side played a near perfect first half and could take a lot of positives…
BARCELONA: Valencia have been the butt of many jokes in La Liga in the past few seasons as they veered from one crisis to the next, but they could have the last laugh this campaign as they serve up exciting, swashbuckling football while…
A Monaco judge is investigating AS Monaco football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev over allegations of complicity in invasion of privacy as part of a dispute with an art dealer, a source close to the Russian billionaire said on Thursday.
Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri is unhappy at facing Inter Milan so soon after visiting Manchester City in the Champions League while his opponents in Saturday's Serie A showdown believe their absence from Europe could prove a blessing.
Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.
MELBOURNE: The term 'dead rubber' has become drearily familiar for Australian rugby fans at the tail end of a Bledisloe Cup series but the Wallabies' desperation for any kind of win over the All Blacks should ensure a spirited clash in…
Finding the right balance of individual talent and tactical discipline remains a challenge for Paris St Germain coach Unai Emery, even after the side's convincing Champions League win at Anderlecht on Wednesday. The 4-0 success in the…
A final couple of incident-free training runs and New Zealand flyhalf Lima Sopoaga's long vigil to start his second test match will end when he faces Australia in the last Bledisloe Cup showdown of the season in Brisbane on Saturday.
New Zealand's hopes of reaching the World Cup finals in Russia next year have suffered a setback after defender Andrew Durante was ruled out of the two-leg playoff against Peru in November due to injury.
Antonio Conte was in no mood to wax lyrical about the virtues of free-flowing Champions League football after his Chelsea side lost the plot and threw away a two-goal lead before scrambling a 3-3 home draw with AS Roma on Wednesday.
Accustomed to winning trophies with prolific scoring more than by cagey, safety-first displays, Manchester United fans may have to get used to Jose Mourinho's preferred strategy if a dour 1-0 Champions League win over Benfica is anything…
Lionel Messi scored his 100th goal in European competition as Barcelona moved close to qualifying for the Champions League knockout stages by outclassing Olympiakos 3-1 on Wednesday despite playing the entire second half with 10 men.