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  • Real Madrid looking for change in fortunes at San Siro

    Real Madrid looking for change in fortunes at San Siro

    Reuters
    Real Madrid looking for change in fortunes at San Siro

    MADRID (Reuters) - - Real Madrid will be hoping that some of Gareth Bale's magic at Giuseppe Meazza stadium will rub off on the rest of the team when they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final at the stadium on Saturday. Eleven of those were Champions League matches, eight of which Real lost and three of which they drew. When Bale played for Tottenham, Inter Milan beat the London club 4-3 in a 2010 Champions League match. …

  • Ivanovic enters a twilight zone, aka the French Open press room

    Ivanovic enters a twilight zone, aka the French Open press room

    Reuters
    Ivanovic enters a twilight zone, aka the French Open press room

    By Pritha Sarkar PARIS (Reuters) - As a former champion, Ana Ivanovic was all smiles as she sauntered in for her French Open press conference, expecting to get questions about her 7-5 6-1 second-round win over Kurumi Nara on Thursday. What do you think of the 18th position?" Ivanovic negotiated that curve-ball by declaring: "I thought our song was great ... we deserved a much, much better position." But Ivanovic was taken aback when another reporter said, "It is your last tournament as a …

  • Liverpool handed second UEFA fine in less than a week

    Liverpool handed second UEFA fine in less than a week

    Reuters
    Liverpool handed second UEFA fine in less than a week

    Liverpool have been hit with a second UEFA fine in less than a week for their fans letting off fireworks during their Europa League quarter-final against Borussia Dortmund in April. The club were handed an 11,000 euros ($12,300) fine by UEFA's Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body on Thursday for incidents during the 4-3 win over the German side at Anfield. Liverpool were fined 57,000 euros by European soccer's governing body on Tuesday over their fans' misconduct, including illicit chanting, …

  • Thai-backed Sheffield Wednesday 90 minutes from EPL return

    Thai-backed Sheffield Wednesday 90 minutes from EPL return

    Associated Press
    Thai-backed Sheffield Wednesday 90 minutes from EPL return

    Two of the feel-good stories in English soccer this season both started with Thai businessmen dreaming big for their teams. …

  • Partey headlines Ghana squad for Afcon qualifier

    Partey headlines Ghana squad for Afcon qualifier

    Goal.com
    Partey headlines Ghana squad for Afcon qualifier

    The 23-year-old is set for his Ghana debut, alongside two other newcomers …