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'Monstrous' Messi Scores 400th La Liga Goal, Sends Barca Five Points Clear

Lionel Messi scored his 400th La Liga goal on Sunday, a total his coach Ernesto Valverde called "monstrous", as Barcelona terrorized Eibar to reclaim their five-point cushion at the top of the table. 

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'Lucky' Japan Reach Asian Cup Knockouts as Qatar Hit N. Korea for Six

Genki Haraguchi smashed home a controversial penalty as former champions Japan scraped a 1-0 win over Oman to book their place in the last 16 of the Asian Cup on Sunday.

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Fabregas Completes Move from Chelsea to Monaco

Cesc Fabregas has completed his move from Chelsea to Ligue 1 strugglers Monaco, a source close to the deal confirmed to AFP on Friday.

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Report: Ramsey Set to Cash in with Juventus Move

Arsenal midfielder Aaron Ramsey is set to seal a money-spinning move to Italian champions Juventus when his contract expires with the Gunners in the summer, according to reports on Thursday.

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Five Things from the Asian Cup's First Round

AFP Sport looks at five things we learned from the opening round of group games at the Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates:

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Reports: Mourinho Free for Real Return as United Pay Compensation

Jose Mourinho is available for a dramatic return to Real Madrid after Manchester United paid him a reported £15 million ($19 million) in compensation following his sacking last month, according to British media on Thursday.

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Lebanon Coach Slams Referee after Asian Cup Defeat

Lebanon coach Miodrag Radulovic said his team were playing "against 12 or 13" as he slammed the referee in an extended rant after Wednesday's Asian Cup defeat by Qatar.

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Kuwaiti Girls Use Martial Arts to Counter Bullies and Violence

Asma Hasnawi and her daughter Riham spend more than 12 hours a week learning kajukenbo, a mixed martial art the mother says boosts her child's confidence and thwarts bullying.

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Ribery Out after Tearing Hamstring amid Golden Steak Controversy

Franck Ribery has been ruled out ahead of the resumption of the Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich revealed on Thursday, as the winger reels from his golden steak scandal.

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Murray's Talent Undimmed, but Fitness Factor Clouds Open Return

Former world number one Andy Murray's ranking dropped as low as 839 during 2018 as he played only six tournaments, with the Scot arriving in Melbourne looking to prove he can compete again at the top level.

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