UEFA President Michel Platini promises to make fans a priority when deciding how to stage the 2020 European Championship in several countries across the continent.
Platini acknowledged Friday that the project needs an "intelligent solution" to create a 51-match schedule that avoids "chasing fans all over Europe" to watch their teams.Full Story
Mao Asada took the lead with an exuberant short program Friday at the Grand Prix Final, putting her a half-point ahead of American rival Ashley Wagner.
Asada opened her program to variations on "I Got Rhythm" with a strong double axel, followed soon by a fast triple flip-double loop.Full Story
A sharpshooting New York Knicks team connected on 18 3-pointers to dominate the suddenly struggling Miami Heat for the second time this season, winning 112-92 on Thursday.
Raymond Felton scored a season-high 27 points as the Knicks easily beat the reigning NBA champions despite the absence of the injured Carmelo Anthony.Full Story
Corinthians coach Tite doesn't think Chelsea's recent form struggles will boost his team's chances of winning the Club World Cup.
European champion Chelsea and Copa Libertadores winner Corinthians have a bye into the semifinals of the tournament that features the champion clubs from FIFA's six confederations, plus a team from the host nation.Full Story
Roger Federer said he won't play as often in the next few years and hopes to compete in the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
The 31-year-old Federer stated he'll be more mindful about the tournaments he plays in the future to make sure he can continue playing at a high level.Full Story
English sides Liverpool and Tottenham are through to the knockout stage of the Europa League after beating Udinese and Panathinaikos respectively on Thursday.
Steaua Bucharest, Stuttgart and FC Basel claimed the remaining berths in the last 32 to be played in February.Full Story
The San Antonio Spurs reclaimed a share of the NBA's second-best record with a 110-99 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday, due mostly to a season-high 53 rebounds.
Tony Parker and Gary Neal each scored 22 points for the Spurs, who joined Oklahoma City on a 15-4 record, trailing on winning percentage behind the Memphis Grizzlies on 13-3.Full Story
Kobe Bryant has become the youngest player in NBA history to eclipse 30,000 career points and only the fifth overall to hit that mark.
Bryant entered the elite scoring club during the first half of the Los Angeles Lakers' game against the New Orleans Hornets.Full Story
Lionel Messi is a doubt for Barcelona's next Spanish league match at Real Betis on Sunday after being carried off the field on a stretcher late in a Champions League game.
With Barcelona already assured a first-place finish in its group, Messi entered Wednesday's game against Benfica with about 30 minutes to play. The Argentine needs only one goal to match Gerd Mueller's 40-year-old record of 85 goals in a single year.Full Story
Fernando Torres rediscovered his goal-scoring touch too late for Chelsea's Champions League hopes on Wednesday, with the English side becoming the first holders to exit at the group stage despite a 6-1 thrashing of FC Nordsjaelland.
On a bittersweet night 200 days after winning the competition, Torres ended a month-long goal drought, and Rafa Benitez claimed his first win in his fourth match in charge.Full Story