Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc insisted Saturday that negotiations with the Ligue 1 giants over a contract extension were advancing and were not linked to success in the Champions League.
"It's moving forward, I don't like talking about my particular case too much, but stay patient a little longer and you'll soon have news," said Blanc whose contract expires in June.Full Story
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has insisted three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo still has plenty more years at the top of the game thanks to his superb physical condition.
Ronaldo turned 31 on Friday and has been questioned for his failure to deliver his best performances in the big games this season despite scoring a remarkable 30 goals in 28 games.Full Story
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta is set on staying in the French capital until his playing days are over, the two-time winner of the Champions League told AFP this week.
"If I can finish here, so much the better," said Motta, who is under contract at PSG until June 2017 but tried to force a switch back to Atletico Madrid last summer.Full Story
Tomas Rosicky's latest injury setback, a torn thigh tendon, leaves him in a race against time if he is to play for Arsenal again with his Gunners contract due to expire in June.
The 35-year-old missed the first half of the current campaign with a knee injury and coach Arsene Wenger confirmed Friday the Czech midfielder would now be out a further three months.Full Story
Spurs guard Manu Ginobili is out for at least a month after surgery Thursday for a testicle injury he suffered during the team's win over New Orleans earlier this week.
Ginobili was injured with 2:26 remaining in the game Wednesday night. New Orleans forward Ryan Anderson had his back turned to Ginobili as he was working toward the basket when he spun quickly and struck the 38-year-old guard squarely in the groin with his right knee.Full Story
Brazilian organizers have reiterated they have no intention of canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of the outbreak of the Zika virus, with Sports Minister George Hilton saying the topic "is not in discussion."
Hilton issued a statement Thursday saying he "lamented material and opinions in the press" speculating that South America's first Olympics might be called off.Full Story
It may not be the mighty legs of Cam Newton or the beautiful mind of Peyton Manning that will decide who wins Sunday when the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos meet in the Super Bowl.
It could come down to the big right toe of either Brandon McManus or Graham Gano.Full Story
Toronto extended its lead in the NBA's Atlantic Division by ending Portland's winning streak at five, beating the Trail Blazers 110-103 on Thursday as Kyle Lowry led the way with 30 points.
The Raptors have won 13 of their past 14 games and moved 5-1/2 games clear atop the Atlantic, and are now a dozen games clear of third-placed New York, which came back from a big deficit at Detroit only to be beaten by three late 3-pointers.Full Story
A Polish newspaper wants Germany's Australian Open winner Angelique Kerber to return to her roots and play for Poland, but the Grand Slam winner insists "I'm German".
Warsaw-based daily Gazeta Wyborcza wants to see Bremen-born Kerber, who will play for Germany in this weekend's Fed Cup clash against Switzerland in Leipzig, turn out for the nation of her ancestors.Full Story
Napoli and Juventus delivered club record winning streaks to maintain their Serie A title challenges on Wednesday, while Hellas Verona finally recorded its first victory of the season.
Gonzalo Higuain netted his 23rd goal in as many league games to help Napoli win at Lazio 2-0, and match the club record of seven successive league victories, set in 1987-88.Full Story