Lebanon’s midfielder Rida Antar who inspired the country’s historic victory against South Korea during the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers was chosen as Goal.com’s player of the week.
The website recognized the player for his role in the victory, a first by Lebanon against the Asian nation.Full Story
Real Madrid can clinch top spot in Group D of the Champions League with a victory against Dinamo Zagreb on Tuesday, while Lyon knows a loss against Ajax will see it miss out on the knockout stages for the first time since the 2002-03 season.
Madrid has won all four of its group matches without conceding a goal, while its Croatian opponent is winless and still looking for its first goal of the tournament. Madrid's 3-2 win over Valencia on Saturday was its 11th straight in all competitions to stay top of the Spanish league ahead of Barcelona.Full Story
Back in August, when Bayern Munich, Manchester City and Napoli were drawn into the same Champions League group, a chorus of gasps went up inside the auditorium in Monaco.
Three months later, Bayern is nearly sure of advancing, Villarreal has been eliminated and Tuesday's match between City and Napoli will likely determine the second squad that goes through to the next round.Full Story
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has been ruled out of Wednesday's Champions League match at AC Milan with a leg injury.
The Spanish champions say Iniesta will miss the Group H contest with a bruised left thigh and will not travel to the San Siro as a precautionary measure.Full Story
By claiming he is safe from the sack despite Chelsea's worst start to a Premier League season under Roman Abramovich, Andre Villas-Boas is playing a dangerous game considering the notorious impatience of the London club's billionaire owner.
Murmurings of discontent at Stamford Bridge grew Sunday following Chelsea's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool, which left the team 12 points behind Premier League leader Manchester City.Full Story
There are still tickets on sale for the men's 100-meter finals at the London Olympics — contrary to what most people think. The opening and closing ceremonies too. Even beach volleyball (but not too many.)
As with all things in life, though, there is a catch. It will cost you.Full Story
Tennis great Rod Laver predicts Roger Federer's two-year Grand Slam title drought will soon end.
Federer has dropped to No.4 in the world rankings since winning his 16th and last major at the 2010 Australian Open, slipping behind Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray.Full Story
Tiger Woods believes his game is coming together after a brilliant singles victory that handed the United States their seventh triumph in The Presidents Cup over the Internationals.
The former world number one ripped around the demanding Royal Melbourne course with five birdies in his opening 11 holes as he put paid to Australian Aaron Baddeley and claimed the winning point in the Americans' 19-15 victory.Full Story
Rafael Nadal thinks Yannick Noah should be banned from commenting in the media after the French tennis great wrote a newspaper column accusing Spanish athletes of widespread doping.
Nadal reacted angrily Sunday when asked about Noah's claim in Saturday's edition of Le Monde newspaper that French athletes no longer had a chance against their Spanish opponents because they "don't have the magic potion."Full Story
A goal from Javier Hernandez at the Liberty Stadium was enough to keep Manchester United hanging on to the coat-tails of Premier League leaders Manchester City.
The 23-year-old Mexican striker struck after 11 minutes to leave United five points behind their city rivals.Full Story