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Europa League a Worry for Pochettino

Tottenham Hotspur remained on course for a place in the Europa League after a 2-2 draw away to Southampton on Saturday but manager Mauricio Pochettino insisted it was a competition he would rather avoid.

Pochettino, who quit as Southampton manager to join Tottenham after the end of last season, saw his current club depart St. Mary's with a point that left them sixth in the Premier League table and in the hunt for European football next season.

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Pellegrini Aims for Unbeaten Finish after Villa Victory

Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini believes his team can go through the remainder of the Premier League season unbeaten if they show the same character they displayed in a 3-2 victory over Aston Villa.

Saturday's thrilling win at Eastlands, settled by Fernandinho's 89th-minute shot, left City firmly on course for a top-four finish and Champions League football next season.

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Marquez Breaks Finger, Doubt for Spanish GP

MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez's participation in next weekend's Spanish Grand Prix is in doubt after he broke a finger during a crash in training, Spanish media reported on Saturday.

Marquez broke the pinky finger on his left hand after suffering the fall whilst dirt track racing and was operated on in a Barcelona hospital soon after.

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No Euro Hangover as PSG Hit Lille for Six

Paris Saint-Germain quickly got back on track after their Champions League loss to Barcelona as Ezequiel Lavezzi netted a hat-trick in a resounding 6-1 win over Lille at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

With leading scorer Zlatan Ibrahimovic suspended, Maxwell opened the scoring inside the first minute, Edinson Cavani netted twice and Argentine forward Lavezzi got the first hat-trick of his Ligue 1 career to hand the capital club their biggest league win since April 2012.

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Schweinsteiger Strikes as Bayern Wait for Title

Bayern Munich are virtually guaranteed their 25th German league title after Bastian Schweinsteiger's late goal sealed their 1-0 home win over Hertha Berlin on Saturday.

Schweinsteiger's 80th-minute winner leaves Bayern 15 points clear in the league table with only four games left and Pep Guardiola's side poised to finish the weekend with a third straight Bundesliga title.

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Watford Promoted to Premier League in Dramatic Style

Watford clinched promotion to the Premier League in dramatic fashion as their rivals slipped up in the final seconds on Saturday.

Slavisa Jokanovic's side had moved to the brink of reaching the top-flight with a 2-0 win at Brighton earlier in the day, yet it seemed like the Championship leaders would be made to wait for promotion by the results of the chasing pack.

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Neymar, Messi Guide 10-Man Barca to Crucial Win

Neymar and Lionel Messi were on target as Barcelona produced a sensational first-half performance to take a huge step towards the La Liga title with a 2-0 win at local rivals Espanyol on Saturday.

The visitors dominated from the off and two goals in eight minutes sealed the win as Neymar and Messi rounded off excellent team moves.

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NBA: Warriors Sweep into Second Round of Playoffs

The Golden State Warriors became the first team to punch their ticket to the second round of the NBA playoffs on Saturday with a 109-98 victory over New Orleans.

The Warriors, with Stephen Curry again leading the way, completed a four-game sweep of the Pelicans in the best-of-seven Western Conference first-round series.

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Schmuacher Jnr Best Rookie, Ninth on Debut

Mick Schumacher Jnr lived up to the famous name on his Formula Four debut by claiming a trophy as the best rookie after finishing ninth despite starting 19th on Saturday.

The 16-year-old son of seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher celebrated by spraying a bottle of champagne he is still too young to drink after winning the trophy.

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France Opens Probe into Forced Labor Allegations in Qatar

French prosecutors said Saturday they had opened a preliminary probe into a lobby group's claims that construction giant Vinci is using forced labor on building projects for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The investigation, which began about a fortnight ago, aims to verify allegations -- denied by the French construction group -- that have been made by the non-governmental group Sherpa, prosecutor Catherine Denis told Agence France Presse.

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