Argentina's Copa America flop has cost coach Sergio Batista his job as the Argentine Football Association said Monday they were parting ways with the manager.
AFA's Ernesto Cherquis Bialo confirmed Batista's departure after a meeting of the AFA executive committee on Monday.Full Story
Lionel Messi, a two-time FIFA Player of the Year, is among several Barcelona players who will not play for the reigning UEFA Champions League winners in their upcoming three-match American tour.
The Spanish side's star striker will be rested after playing in the Copa America this month for Argentina, which flopped and parted ways on Monday with coach Sergio Batista after a disappointing quarter-final exit on home soil.Full Story
German giants Bayern Munich breathed a sigh of relief Sunday after an injury sustained by French international Franck Ribery in pre-season training turned out to be not as serious as feared.
Ribery, who has been beset with injuries since joining the Bundesliga club in 2007, had to be taken off the field in a golf cart with his left ankle heavily bandaged on Sunday and visibly in pain.Full Story
Mario Balotelli's failed trick shot sparked a heated row with manager Roberto Mancini that took the luster off Manchester City's penalty shootout win over the Los Angeles Galaxy.
The Italian striker with a hot-headed reputation scored the lone goal in regulation for City but was relegated to the showers by the time the teams went to a penalty shootout to decide the exhibition match.Full Story
Cadel Evans' historic Tour de France win was hailed Monday as one of Australia's finest ever sporting achievements, ranked alongside Rod Laver's tennis exploits and their America's Cup yachting triumph.
The 34-year-old fulfilled his lifelong quest by securing the title, 30 years after pioneering compatriot Phil Anderson paved the way for dozens of young Australians by becoming the first non-European to pull on the yellow jersey.Full Story
Uruguay defeated Paraguay 3-0 on Sunday to win a record 15th Copa America with striker Diego Forlan grabbing two goals to take his international tally to 31 and complete an incredible family story.
Liverpool attacker Luis Suarez, the player of the tournament, was also on target as Uruguay claimed a first continental crown since 1995 and broke their all-time Copa title tie of 14 which they held with Argentina.Full Story
Two goals in each half helped Lebanon beat Bangladesh 4-0 in the first leg of their World Cup qualifier on Saturday.
Hassan Maatouk opened the scoring in the 16th minute and then Mahmoud El Ali found the net 11 minutes later.Full Story
French international Franck Ribery had to be taken off the field in a golf cart after hurting himself during a Bayern Munich training session on Sunday, the German club said.
Ribery, who has been beset with injuries since joining the Bundesliga giants in 2007, fell to the ground in a challenge and was taken away with his left ankle heavily bandaged and still visibly in pain, Bayern Munich said.Full Story
Qiu Bo clinched China's breathtaking clean sweep of the world championships diving events Sunday as the hosts put the final seal on a decade of dominance.
Qiu's last 10m platform dive -- a mesmerizing, backwards 2.5 somersault with 2.5 twist, in the pike position -- was the cue for joyful celebrations at Crescent Lagoon, where China collected all 10 titles.Full Story
If Ernest Hemingway were alive, Spanish bullfighter Jose Tomas would likely be a hero of one of his novels.
Brave and fearless, but an introvert to the point of being a hermit, Jose Tomas returns to the bull ring Saturday in Spain's eastern city of Valencia after a year recovering from a goring in Mexico that almost killed him.Full Story