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Qatar 'want Pep Guardiola for 2022 World Cup'

Qatar want Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola to lead the country at the 2022 World Cup, according to reports in Germany.

Guardiola’s face adorns the front of Sport Bild on Wednesday morning, with the paper claiming that he could be the subject of a lucrative approach from the Gulf nation.

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Barca President Says Real Madrid behind Neymar Tax Case

Hours after being named a suspect in a tax fraud case regarding the signing of Brazil star Neymar, Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu said the club was the victim of an "attack" involving fierce rival Real Madrid and the Spanish state.

Bartomeu said "all this comes from someone who did not want him to come to Barca. Neymar's father said that he had a better offer from Madrid, and that did not go down too well."

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Huntelaar Suspended until Real Madrid Clash

Schalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar was suspended Monday for the next three Bundesliga games by the German Football Association (DFB), ruling him out until the club's Champions League clash against Real Madrid.

'The Hunter' was shown a straight red for tackling Hanover's Manuel Schmiedebach from behind last Saturday, earning him an automatic one-game ban.

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New Role for Ferdinand as QPR Seek Redknapp Replacement

Les Ferdinand was named as Queens Park Rangers' new director of football on Wednesday as the Premier League strugglers continued to seek a replacement for Harry Redknapp following the former manager's resignation.

Redknapp quit QPR, second-bottom in the table, on Tuesday with the 67-year-old Englishman saying impending knee replacement surgery, rather than a reported row over transfer policy, meant it was impossible for him to continue to do the job as he wished.

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2018 World Cup Stadium in Rostov 7 Months behind Schedule

The 2018 World Cup stadium in the southern Russian city of Rostov is seven months behind schedule and faces a "tight deadline" to be ready in time.

The regional construction ministry says in a statement that the completion date for the 45,000-seat stadium has slipped from May 2017 to that December.

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Warriors Ride Hot First-Half Stretch to Beat Kings, 121-96

Stephen Curry had 23 points and nine assists as the Golden State Warriors rode a 23-0 spurt in the first half to beat the Sacramento Kings 121-96 on Tuesday.

The Warriors shut down Sacramento for more than seven minutes at the end of the first quarter and start of the second quarter to take an 18-point lead. They went ahead by 20 at the half and 25 in the third quarter before holding off a brief Kings comeback.

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Man United Beats 4th Tier Cambridge in FA Cup Replay

Manchester United overcame fourth-tier Cambridge in an FA Cup replay on Tuesday, winning 3-0 less than two weeks after a humbling 0-0 draw.

Juan Mata, Marcos Rojo and second-half substitute James Wilson scored to send United through to a fifth-round match at third-tier Preston.

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Anna Fenninger Wins Super-G at Worlds

Anna Fenninger was barely across the finish line when she looked up and saw "new leader" flash across the video board.

In her exuberance, she dropped to the ground and buried her face into the snow. This may have been Lindsey Vonn's party, but the Austrian stole the show.

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Tunisia Federation Fined $50K, Referee Sent Home and Suspended

Tunisia's football federation was fined $50,000 on Tuesday and threatened with a ban, while a referee was sent home and suspended for six months in the fallout from the chaotic African Cup of Nations quarterfinal against host Equatorial Guinea.

Tunisia was also ordered to pay for damages to a door and a refrigerator in the team's dressing room at Bata Stadium.

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F1 Newcomer Felipe Nasr Best on Day 3 of Pre-Season Testing

Felipe Nasr, one of three newcomers to Formula One, clocked the fastest time on the third day of pre-season testing on Tuesday.

One of the others, Carlos Sainz Jr — the son of the two-time world rally champion Carlos Sainz — completed a mammoth 136 laps in often wet and rainy conditions.

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