Three-time Grand Slam champion Andy Murray remained unbeaten this season in matches that go to a deciding third or fifth set by coming back to beat Tomas Martin Etcheverry 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4 across more than three hours in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Thursday.
Murray, a 35-year-old who has an artificial hip, faced a pair of break points while serving at 15-40 and already trailing 4-3 in the final set. Convert either of those chances, and Etcheverry would have served for the victory.Full Story
Chants of "Bruno! Bruno!" reverberated around Old Trafford as the healing process began for Manchester United.
The wounds from Sunday's humiliating 7-0 rout by Liverpool remain fresh. But a 4-1 win against Real Betis in the Europa League was an encouraging response from Erik ten Hag's players.Full Story
Karim Benzema will miss Saturday's Spanish league match against Espanyol because of an ankle injury, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said Friday, adding that the French striker should be ready to play upcoming games against Liverpool and Barcelona.
"(Benzema) has a knock on his ankle and it has swollen," Ancelotti said. "He has trained individually today and he will be ready for the game against Liverpool."Full Story
Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé will have to wait another year for a chance to win the Champions League with Paris Saint-Germain.
Bayern Munich contained the World Cup stars and beat PSG 2-0 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals 3-0 on aggregate.Full Story
Rather than depending on goals alone, Barcelona has been relying on its defense this season.
The surprisingly strong back line has put the club on course to reclaim the Spanish league title, and its next test comes on Sunday when Barcelona visits Athletic Bilbao.Full Story
With Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappé out of the way, Bayern Munich can now switch focus to getting the edge on German league rival Borussia Dortmund.
The "Klassiker" between Bayern and Dortmund isn't until April 1, but the two teams are even on points at the top of the Bundesliga and each has a potentially tricky game against a local rival this weekend.Full Story
Maybe this will be the turning point for under fire Chelsea manager Graham Potter.
He went into Tuesday's game against Borussia Dortmund with questions hanging over his future. Now he has the Champions League quarterfinals to look forward to.Full Story
When Benfica started its Champions League campaign in the third qualifying round in August, few expected the Portuguese team to make much of a run in Europe's top club competition.
It was coming off a poor season by the club's standards, and expectations were low.Full Story
When Pau Gasol joined the Los Angeles Lakers just over 15 years ago, the Spanish 7-footer banished his ego, redoubled his work ethic and immediately turned this team into contenders who eventually became champions.
Gasol and Kobe Bryant did it all together, and their numbers now hang side by side in the Lakers' arena.Full Story
Bayern Munich coach Julian Nagelsmann wants his team to "get at" Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Kylian Mbappé wants to add more goals to his PSG scoring record.
They will get their chance on Wednesday when Bayern tries to defend its 1-0 lead in the second leg of the round of 16.Full Story