BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayern Munich will need to put the disappointment of losing midweek in the Champions League behind them to keep on course for the Bundesliga crown as German football reels from Tuesday’s attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus.
(Reuters) - West Ham United midfielder Michail Antonio will miss the rest of the season with a hamstring injury, manager Slaven Bilic said ahead of Saturday's Premier League visit to bottom-placed Sunderland.
LONDON (Reuters) - Leicester City will be powered by a sense of injustice and a belief that their depleted team can extend one of football's most unlikely success stories when they seek to overturn their Champions League quarter-final deficit against Atletico Madrid.
MANCHESTER (Reuters) - It will be a Premier League game in all but name when Newcastle United face Leeds United at St James' Park on Friday, with two of the traditional powers of northern English football seeking a return to the top flight.
MILAN (Reuters) - Italian football team Juventus said it had extended a contract with Argentinian striker Paulo Dybala until June 30, 2022 and would pay rival Palermo an 8 million euro performance bonus.
(Reuters) - Stoke City must put an end to their five-game winless streak when they host relegation-threatened Hull City in the Premier League on Saturday, defender Geoff Cameron has said.
(Reuters) - Swansea City must add an element of feistiness to their game if they are to kick-start their bid to avoid relegation from the Premier League at Watford on Saturday, winger Wayne Routledge has said.
(Reuters) - Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce has said his players needed time to embrace a more cautious approach but the emphasis on a strong defensive unit has been key to helping the side pull clear out of relegation zone.
(Reuters) - Middlesbrough must believe that they can end their current slump to avoid a swift return to England's second tier, striker Rudy Gestede has said ahead of the side's Premier League showdown against Arsenal on Monday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United fans without tickets have been warned not to travel to Thursday's Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht amid high security around the game in Belgium.
(Reuters) - Premier League-leading Chelsea's success on the pitch has been recognised by the Professional Footballer's Association (PFA) with Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante making the shortlist for the organisation's Players' Player of the Year award.
(Reuters) - A spot in the British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of New Zealand in June is the "ultimate privilege" for a player, according to England hooker Dylan Hartley but he is not sweating over his chances of making the touring party.
(Reuters) - Visitors to Everton will have "more doubts" when they play at Goodison Park, manager Ronald Koeman has said after the Merseyside club extended their Premier League winning streak at home to seven games against Leicester City on Sunday.
(Reuters) - Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will only be satisfied if he can guide his third-placed Premier League side back into the Champions League next season.
(Reuters) - Paul Pogba believes too much is expected of him at Manchester United due to his world record transfer fee and stressed that he is doing a fine job as a midfielder for the Premier League club.
BENGALURU (Reuters) - India have finally developed a potent pace attack which can help them win overseas but the fast bowlers would still benefit from the recruitment of a dedicated coach, spearhead Umesh Yadav told Reuters.
(Reuters) - Manager Antonio Conte will ensure Chelsea stay firmly focused on maintaining their comfortable lead at the top of the Premier League to keep the chasing pack at arm's length, goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has said.
(Reuters) - Manchester United will field a strong squad for Sunday's Premier League match against leaders Chelsea despite the game being sandwiched between the two-legged Europa League quarter-final against Anderlecht, manager Jose Mourinho has said.
MUMBAI (Reuters) - India captain Virat Kohli has recovered from his shoulder injury and is fit to play in the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, the country's cricket board (BCCI) said on Thursday.
(Reuters) - Former Chelsea striker Didier Drogba has agreed to join second-tier United States team the Phoenix Rising in an effort to help them join an expanded Major League Soccer (MLS) competition before he takes an executive role with the team when he retires.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - A series of 11 country towns across the Australian state of Victoria has launched what it says is a "revolutionary" bid to host the Commonwealth Games in 2030.
MADRID (Reuters) - Leicester left the Vicente Calderon stadium with a 1-0 defeat by Atletico Madrid but their chances of reaching the Champions League semi-finals were still intact on Wednesday.
MANAMA (Reuters) - McLaren's decision to let Fernando Alonso miss the Monaco Grand Prix and race in the Indianapolis 500 is an extraordinary step that, while triggering a rush of excitement, is also a reflection of the team's current predicament.
(Reuters) - Matt Kuchar will try to build off his strong finish at the U.S. Masters when he tees off in the first round of the RBC Heritage in South Carolina on Thursday among a field featuring several recent PGA Tour winners.
MUNICH (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 goals in UEFA competitions when he struck twice as holders Real Madrid came from behind to win 2-1 at Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.
MADRID (Reuters) - Antoine Griezmann’s disputed first-half penalty gave Atletico Madrid a slender 1-0 victory over Leicester City in their Champions League quarter final first-leg clash at the Vicente Calderon on Wednesday.
LONDON (Reuters) - Wayde van Niekerk's hopes of a 200/400 metres double at this year's world championships in London were given a boost when organisers announced on Wednesday that they had changed the programme to avoid the two events clashing.
DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Teenager Kylian Mbappe scored twice to give AS Monaco a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday in a Champions League quarter-final first-leg match that was postponed following an attack on the home team's bus.
(Reuters) - Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney will miss their Europa League quarter-final first leg against Anderlecht due to an ankle injury, manager Jose Mourinho said on Wednesday.
DORTMUND, Germany (Reuters) - Singing, munching Bratwurst sausages and swilling beer, Borussia Dortmund fans put on a show of defiance on Wednesday as they poured into their home stadium for their match against AS Monaco, postponed after an attack on the team bus a day earlier.
(Reuters) - Defending champions New Zealand beat the Netherlands to take gold in the men's team sprint at the world track championships on Wednesday, as Britain, who dominated the Rio boards at last year's Olympics, endured a disappointing day.
HONG KONG - Chinese Super League strugglers Jiangsu Suning became the first to qualify for the knockout phase of the Asian Champions League as compatriots Shanghai SIPG fell to their first defeat.
(Reuters) - Genoa defender Armando Izzo has been banned from soccer for 18 months and fined 50,000 euros ($53,000) over match-fixing allegations, the Italian FA said on Wednesday.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court has opened an investigation into former Rio de Janeiro Mayor Eduardo Paes, who is accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes for contracts related to last year's Olympic Games, court documents showed on Wednesday.
MADRID - This time the feeling surrounding Barcelona was despair, not anger.
LONDON (Reuters) - By the time Chelsea walk out at Old Trafford on Sunday their Premier League lead may again have been cut to a slender four points.
MANAMA (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton is keeping his fingers crossed that he and Ferrari rival Sebastian Vettel can have a proper battle in Bahrain on Sunday after last year's race did neither of them any favours.
MILAN (Reuters) - After years of watching teams from other countries battle through the closing stages of the Champions League, Serie A can once again claim a place at Europe's top table thanks to Juventus.
LONDON (Reuters) - British cyclist Mark Cavendish is suffering from the Epstein-Barr virus, commonly known as glandular fever, and has been ordered to rest, his team Dimension Data said on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - McLaren driver Fernando Alonso will miss the Monaco Grand Prix in May in order to race in the Indianapolis 500, his team said on Wednesday.