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Infantino Eyes Further World Cup Expansion after 'Best Ever' Tournament

FIFA President Gianni Infantino said on Friday he is determined to push ahead with plans to expand the women's World Cup in time for the next tournament after hailing France 2019 as "the best ever".

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Nadal Teaches Kyrgios Lesson at Wimbledon, Champion Kerber Knocked Out

Rafael Nadal may not end up winning a third Wimbledon singles title but he will take joy from having beaten his 'bete noire' Nick Kyrgios in an engrossing but bad-tempered grudge match on Thursday.

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Fun is Back for Murray on Victorious Wimbledon Return

Former world number one Andy Murray made a victorious return to Wimbledon on Thursday and admitted he had rediscovered the fun in playing again.

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Serial Trophy-Collector Dani Alves Shows No Signs of Letting Up

At 36 years young, Brazil captain Dani Alves could be forgiven if he was thinking of hanging up his boots and admiring his bursting trophy cabinet.

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Chinese Online Giant Alibaba to Donate $145 Million to Women's Football

China's second richest man Jack Ma will contribute to a $145 million donation to the Chinese women's football squad, it was announced Friday, who despite underfunding routinely outperform the men's national team.

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Dutch Great Robben Announces Retirement from Football

Dutch winger Arjen Robben announced on Thursday he is ending his playing career at the age of 35 after a 10-year spell with German giants Bayern Munich.

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Man City Sign Spain International Rodri for Club Record Fee

Premier League champions Manchester City on Thursday announced the signing of Spanish international midfielder Rodri on a five-year deal from Atletico Madrid for a club record fee.

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Hazard and Real Madrid to Open La Liga Season Away at Celta

Eden Hazard is set to make his Real Madrid debut against Celta Vigo and Barcelona will begin their title defence away at Athletic Bilbao, according to the La Liga fixture list announced on Thursday. 

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Mourinho Says Nadal Could be 'Fantastic' Footballer

Jose Mourinho believes Rafael Nadal would have made "a fantastic footballer" had he not chosen to become one of the greatest tennis players of all time.

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Italy Legend Buffon Returns to Juventus

Ex-Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has returned to Juventus on a one-year contract after a season spent at Paris Saint-Germain.

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