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Ronaldo could play even at the age of 40, says Solskjaer

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is performing to the best of his abilities and could continue playing at the top level even at the age of 40, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said. Solskjaer praised the physical fitness of the 36-year-old Ronaldo, who last week reclaimed the top spot amon


Inter need hunger and desire to beat Atalanta, says Inzaghi

Inter Milan have their first major test of the season when they face Atalanta in Serie A on Saturday and manager Simone Inzaghi said they face a side that will give them no quarter as they seek to return to the top four.Champions Inter are second in the standings with 13 points, two points behind


Brazil expects agreement with Premier League clubs to release players

Brazil coach Tite called up eight England-based players for October’s World Cup qualifiers on Friday in expectation that an agreement will be reached with the Premier League to release them for transatlantic travel.Liverpool pair Alisson and Fabinho, Gabriel Jesus and Ederson of Manchester C


Emma Raducanu Splits with Coach after US Open Victory

US Open champion Emma Raducanu and her coach have parted ways, with the 18-year-old saying Friday she wants to work with someone more experienced as her profile grows on the WTA Tour. Raducanu, from Great Britain, won the US Open on Sept. 11 as a qualifier, defeating Canadian Leylah Fernandez in


Real’s Ancelotti Backs Benzema for Ballon D’Or

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has backed forward Karim Benzema to win the Ballon D’Or, comparing the Frenchman to a wine that gets better with age. The award, which has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in recent years, is as open a contest as ever as the duo age and


Fans return but violence flares up in French football

Having fans back at stadiums is not always a good thing, as increasing acts of violence in France demonstrate. After a year of football in empty stadiums the return of supporters this season should have been a cause for celebration, but the country is reeling from a series of incidents involving


Hakimi earns PSG last-gasp win at Metz

Achraf Hakimi struck deep in stoppage time to earn Paris St Germain a 2-1 victory at bottom side Metz on Wednesday and maintain their perfect Ligue 1 record this season.The Morocco full back scored after five minutes and added his second five minutes into added time to put PSG on 21 points from se


Asensio hat-trick, Benzema double as Real hit Mallorca for six

Real Madrid forward Marcos Asensio scored a hat-trick and Karim Benzema struck twice as Carlo Ancelotti's side crushed Mallorca 6-1 at home in LaLiga on Wednesday.Benzema opened the scoring in the third minute and Asensio netted against his old club in the 24th but the visitors South Korean forwar


Murray makes first ATP quarter-final since 2019

Former world number one Andy Murray said he is seeing signs of improvement in his game after reaching his first ATP quarter-final in two years on Wednesday with a comfortable victory over Canada's Vasek Pospisil at the Moselle Open.The 34-year-old Briton, who had hip surgeries in 2018 and 2019, ha


Ronaldo leapfrogs Messi in Forbes list of top-earning players

Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reclaimed top spot in the list of the world's highest-paid soccer players from Lionel Messi, according to Forbes.Ronaldo, 36, rejoined United from Juventus in August after 12 years away, while Messi has swapped boyhood club Barcelona to join Paris St


Russian GP real chance for Hamilton to clinch record 100th win

World champion Lewis Hamilton will get a real shot at securing a record 100th career victory as the Formula One circus arrives in Russia. Hamilton's Mercedes team has won every race at the Olympic Park circuit since the first in 2014, the Briton is triumphant in four of the seven and current team


Ferrari's Leclerc to start from back of the grid in Sochi

Ferrari's Charles Leclerc will start Sunday's Russian Formula One Grand Prix from the back of the grid due to a change of power unit, the Italian team said on Wednesday.Ferrari said they would be introducing an updated hybrid system in Sochi, mainly to gain experience with it for the 2022 car proj


Colombian Rodriguez joins Qatar's Al-Rayyan

Colombia international James Rodriguez has joined Qatar's Al- Rayyan from Premier League Everton, both clubs said on Wednesday.The length of the contract and the transfer fee were not disclosed.The 30-year-old midfielder's future at Everton looked uncertain after they appointed manager Rafa Benite


Zverev to play at Halle grass court tourno until 2024

Olympic champion Alexander Zverev has signed a three-year deal to play at the German grass court tournament in Halle which he is yet to win.Organizers said in a statement that Zverev, 24, had committed to continue playing at the important Wimbledon tune-up until 2024.Zverev was a finalist in 2016


Messi left out of PSG squad as he battles a knee injury

 Lionel Messi has been left out of the Paris Saint-Germain squad for the Ligue 1 trip to Metz later Wednesday as he battles a knee injury.The 34-year-old Argentina superstar underwent a scan on Tuesday after being substituted 14 minutes from time in Sunday's 2-1 victory over Lyon and is due t


Why always him?: Balotelli taunts Beşiktaş’s Yalçın for comment made 8 years ago

If you made a list of the most divisive footballers of the last two decades, Mario Balotelli would top that list any day of the week. Wherever Balotelli goes, controversy follows. The man has made more headlines for his on and off-the-field antics, rather than his performance. There is no questi


Holder Inter reclaims Serie A lead with comeback win at Fiorentina

Serie A holder Inter Milan reaffirmed its title defense credentials as it came back from a goal down to beat Fiorentina 3-1 to go top of the league on Tuesday. Simone Inzaghi's side came away from an intense match against a revitalized Viola in Florence with all three points thanks to two quickfi


Messi to miss trip to Metz, in doubt for CL tie with Man City

Lionel Messi could be a doubt for Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League showdown with Manchester City next week as he faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of a knee injury.The 34-year-old Argentinian, who sensationally joined the Ligue 1 club from Barcelona last month, was substituted dur



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