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Nejmeh aim to join Safa in AFC Cup second round
By James Jabra | April 24, 2014 12:18 AM
Lebanese league leaders Nejmeh will look to book their place in the knockout stages of the AFC Cup Thursday, when they host Al-Jaish (5 p.m.) in the final round of Group B.
Benzema strike gives Real advantage over Bayern
By Kieran Canning | April 24, 2014 12:18 AM
Real Madrid took a huge step toward their first Champions League final in 12 years as Karim Benzema’s first-half goal gave them a 1-0 first-leg lead over holders Bayern Munich at the Santiago Bernabeu Wednesday.
Buoyant Benfica set for Juve showdown
By Andy Scott | April 24, 2014 12:18 AM
Having shaken off the hangover from their title celebrations Sunday, Portuguese champions Benfica host Juventus in the first leg of their Europa League semifinal Thursday.
Sacked Moyes still proud of Man United tenure
By Tom Williams | April 24, 2014 12:18 AM
David Moyes Wednesday declared that he was “proud” to have managed Manchester United, but said he understood the “frustration” that had led to his dismissal.
FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban
April 24, 2014 12:18 AM
FIFA suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players Wednesday while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban.
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Sacked Moyes understands Man Utd fans 'frustration'
April 23, 2014 03:33 PM
David Moyes spoke out Wednesday for the first time since his sacking as Manchester United manager, saying he understood fans' frustration after his ill-fated 10-month spell in charge at Old Trafford.
Scholes makes United return to assist Giggs
April 23, 2014 02:04 PM
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes has been drafted in to assist the club's newly appointed interim manager Ryan Giggs, United revealed on Wednesday.
FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban during appeal
April 23, 2014 01:05 PM
Barcelona has been cleared to sign new players this offseason after FIFA froze the club's one-year transfer embargo while the sanction is appealed.
Chelsea hold out for Atletico stalemate
By Kieran Canning | April 23, 2014 12:41 AM
Atletico Madrid and Chelsea will have it all to play for when they meet in the second leg of their Champions League semifinal in London next Wednesday after a 0-0 draw in the first leg at the Vicente Calderon Tuesday.
City sweat on Silva fitness for title race run-in
April 23, 2014 12:41 AM
Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini said that he hoped the ankle injury sustained by midfielder David Silva was not serious after it overshadowed his side’s 3-1 win against West Bromwich Albion.
Familiar foe blocking Real path to glory
By Iain Rogers | April 23, 2014 12:41 AM
The last thing Real Madrid wanted was another Champions League semifinal clash against Bayern Munich, and Wednesday they will need to get the better of a familiar foe who very much appears to have their number.
Man United sack Moyes after disastrous season
By Mike Collett | April 23, 2014 12:09 AM
David Moyes’ troubled reign at Manchester United came to an abrupt end Tuesday when the Scot was sacked after a hugely disappointing 10-month spell as manager after replacing Alex Ferguson last July.
Moyes legacy of self-inflicted blunders
By Zoran Milosavljevic | April 23, 2014 12:09 AM
More than a decade of perceived over-achievement at Everton helped propel David Moyes into the Manchester United hot seat, but his shortcomings were ruthlessly exposed in a far more complex and unforgiving environment.
Moyes failure at United highlighted by numbers
April 23, 2014 12:09 AM
David Moyes lasted as Manchester United’s manager for only 10 months but in that time he broke a host of unenviable records.
Van Gaal installed as favourite to replace Moyes
April 22, 2014 12:12 PM
Netherlands head coach Louis Van Gaal was quickly installed as the bookmakers' favourite to succeed David Moyes as Manchester United manager after the English Premier League club announced the end of the Scot's ill-fated spell in charge on Tuesday.
Man United counts cost of flawed transition
April 22, 2014 12:08 PM
Even while accustomed to success, Manchester United realized just how reliant its unprecedented dominance was on the managerial mastery of Alex Ferguson.
Five things that went wrong for David Moyes
April 22, 2014 12:04 PM
David Moyes was sacked as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, less than a year after being appointed as the successor to Alex Ferguson.
Moyes departs Man Utd after less than a season
By Mike Collett | April 22, 2014 10:47 AM (Last Updated: 22/04/2014 12:04 PM)
David Moyes's short and disastrous reign at Old Trafford came to an abrupt end on Tuesday when manchester United announced he was leaving the club following a hugely disappointing 10-month spell as manager since replacing Alex Ferguson last July.
Qatar reviewing World Cup stadium commitment
April 22, 2014 08:22 AM
Qatar organizers are yet to decide whether to build all 12 stadiums outlined in their successful bid to host the 2022 World Cup.
Liverpool, Atletico maintain title bids
April 21, 2014 01:47 PM (Last Updated: 21/04/2014 01:50 PM)
Liverpool opens a five-point lead at the top of the Premier League by beating Norwich City 3-2 after title rivals Chelsea slipped up against Sunderland, ending manager Jose Mourinho's long unbeaten home league record.

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