EXETER, England: Liverpool were forced to come from behind twice to draw 2-2 at fourth tier Exeter City in the FA Cup third round after an horrendous error by goalkeeper Adam Bogdan almost gifted the minnows a shock victory Friday. Tom Nichols opened the scoring for Exeter, seeking a place in the fourth round for the first time in 35 years, and
NIA, Uruguay: Argentina and neighboring Uruguay will bid to co-host the 2030 World Cup, Argentine President Mauricio Macri said at a joint news conference Thursday with Uruguayan leader Tabare Vazquez.
"We have decided that our best opportunity is to jointly nominate ourselves as candidates," Macri said during a visit to Colonia, Uruguay.
Agence France PresseDOHA: Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic remained on course for their first clash of 2016 as both came through tough quarterfinals Thursday to reach the last four of the Qatar Open.
A fist-pumping Nadal qualified by beating Andrey Kuznetsov over three sets in an enthralling battle. Nadal won 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 but was made to work for
Saudi Arabia's soccer federation says its clubs will not play Asian Champions League matches in Iran amid rising diplomatic tension.
The decision at a SAFF executive meeting comes days after individual clubs refused to travel to Iran for safety reasons when the competition kicks off next month.
Two Saudi clubs are already scheduled to
DOHA, Qatar: Rafael Nadal won his first match of the new season 6-7 (5) 6-3, 6-1 against Spanish countryman Pablo Carreno at the Qatar Open Tuesday.
In the first-set tiebreaker, Nadal saved three set points, but lost the fourth on a Carreno forehand winner he could only watch go past.
Nadal took early control of the final two sets. He posted 30
ZURICH: FIFA's ethics investigator has recommended a nine-year ban for suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke.
Valcke, whose 90-day suspension was extended for another 45 days, was implicated by a FIFA ticketing partner for using work and private email accounts to discuss a World Cup black market ticket deal.
FIFA said Tuesday that Cornel
LONDON: Stoke defender Geoff Cameron is free to face Liverpool in Tuesday's League Cup semi-final first leg after winning his appeal against a red card.
United States international Cameron was facing a three-match suspension having been sent off for violent conduct by referee Lee Mason after pushing Claudio Yacob in the back of the neck during
MADRID: Real Madrid has fired coach Rafa Benitez after seven months and replaced him with former player Zinedine Zidane.
Club president Florentino Perez announced the decision at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium on Monday, a day after Madrid's 2-2 draw at Valencia deepened a crisis that started with an embarrassing 4-0 home loss to rival Barcelona in
PERTH, Australia: Precocious Australian Nick Kyrgios warmed up for an early season test against world number two Andy Murray with an impressive come-from-behind win on the opening day of the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth Sunday.
Kyrgios, 20, who raised eyebrows with his on-court behavior last year, was too good for fellow young gun Alexander
MOSCOW: Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko plans to meet an inspection commission of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in Moscow on Jan. 11, RIA news agency reported citing Mutko.
Russia was provisionally banned from international athletics competitions in November after a report commissioned by the World Anti-Doping