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Iniesta Eyes Clasico Return after Knee Injury

Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta returned to training on Friday following a month out with a knee injury and is hopeful of playing in next month's Clasico, the Spanish champions said.

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Juve Fans Wait for Milan Fan Kean at Genoa

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri could hand teenage starlet Moise Kean his full debut for the injury-hit Turin giants against Genoa on Sunday -- even if he is secretly an AC Milan fan.

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Brazil Up to Second in FIFA Rankings

Brazil climbed up to second place behind continental rivals Argentina in the latest FIFA rankings released Thursday.

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Bale to Undergo Ankle Operation, Out for Two Months

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is to undergo an operation on his injured ankle that will likely see him ruled out of action for two months.

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Hamilton Rejects Idea of Backing Up Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton made clear Thursday that he has no intention of trying to ‘ back up’ his Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg if he is leading this weekend’s title showdown Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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Liverpool Great Gerrard Calls Time on Career

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from professional football on Thursday at the age of 36.

Gerrard spent 17 years at his home-town club Liverpool, 12 as captain, and won seven major honours including the 2005 Champions League before finishing his career with an 18-month stint at LA Galaxy.

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Infantino Kicks Off Talks on World Cup Expansion

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wrapped up the first of 11 executive meetings with federation representatives Wednesday by saying those gathered in Paris were all in favor of expanding the World Cup.

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Champions League: Leicester March into Last 16 with Real, Spurs Out

Leicester kept their Champions League dreams aflame Tuesday, cruising into the last 16 with a 2-1 win over Belgium's Club Brugge, where they were joined by Real Madrid -- but not a crestfallen Tottenham.

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Russia Squad Fear Home World Cup Humiliation

Soul-searching following Russia's miserable performance at the 2016 Euro led to one inescapable conclusion: the squad has a long way to go to avoid humiliation on home turf at the 2018 World Cup.

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Bale to Reportedly Miss El Clasico Due to Ankle Injury

Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale will miss his side's blockbuster clash with Barcelona next weekend due to an ankle injury, Spanish media reported on Wednesday.

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