Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho will be banned for two matches for jabbing his finger into the eye of Barcelona's assistant coach, the Spanish football federation said Wednesday.
Barcelona assistant coach Tito Vilanova was banned for one match for responding to Mourinho by slapping him during a mass brawl in the final moments of Real Madrid's Super Cup loss to Barcelona on August 17, the federation said.Full Story
Veteran Germany striker Miroslav Klose said Wednesday he will make no decision on his international future until after the Euro 2012 finals next June for which the Germans have already qualified.
"I will not decide anything before the Euro," Klose told German daily Bild with Germany to play Turkey in Istanbul on Friday and then host Belgium in Duesseldorf next Tuesday to finish their Euro 2012 qualifier campaign.Full Story
Manchester City's billionaire owner Sheikh Mansour is top of football's Rich List, according to British magazine FourFourTwo.
Sheikh Mansour, a member of Abu Dhabi's ruling al-Nahyan family, is believed to be worth £20 billion ($30.9 billion), putting him ahead of the likes of Chelsea owner Roman Ambramovich and Indian steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal, who has a stake in Premier League club QPR.Full Story
Ana Ivanovic demolished third seed Vera Zvonareva 6-2, 6-1 as the upsets continued at the China Open on Wednesday, where Agnieszka Radwanska ended home hopes on the women's side of the draw.
A revitalized Ivanovic, 23, became the first player into the quarter-finals as she showed the kind of scintillating form that once made her the highest-rated player on the women's tour.Full Story
World number four Andy Murray suffered a major scare before finally beating a dogged Marcos Baghdatis to reach the second round of the Japan Open on Wednesday in Tokyo.
The 24-year-old Briton, fresh from victory at the Thailand Open last week, needed a tough two hours and 33 minutes to see off the big-serving Cypriot 7-6 (7/4), 2-6, 6-4.Full Story
Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor insists he won't be affected by the abusive chants from Arsenal fans during Sunday's north London derby.
Adebayor has had to endure plenty of taunts from Arsenal supporters since he left the Gunners to join Manchester City in 2009, but the abuse reached a new low with songs about the gun attack on Togo's team bus during the 2010 African Nations Cup in Angola.Full Story
Former world champion Jenson Button has committed his long-term future to McLaren after signing a new contract with the British constructor on Wednesday.
Button, who won the world title in 2009, is in his second season with the team and is now set to continue for several more years, although the exact length of the deal has not been disclosed.Full Story
Negotiations broke off between NBA players and club owners on Tuesday with all 114 pre-season games wiped out, no new talks planned and the threat of regular-season games to be lost on Monday.
Bargaining committees met for more than four hours in a failed last-ditch bid to solve a shutdown over financial issues that has lasted for 96 days, since owners locked out players after a prior deal ended July 1.Full Story
The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday in favor of a British pub circumventing a football TV monopoly, in a case that threatens to shake up the highly lucrative world of sports broadcasting.
In a long-awaited judgment, the court sided with a British pub landlady who was fined for showing English Premier League (EPL) football matches using a foreign satellite TV provider.Full Story
Frustrated Andy Roddick says players' views are often ignored when it comes to tennis power politics, with efforts to tackle the punishing schedule likely to come to nothing.
The American, who exited in the first round of the China Open on Monday, is backing calls from Scotland's Andy Murray for talks between players and the organizers of the ATP tour to lighten the load, cutting out some of the required events.Full Story