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Argentina star Messi to play last game for PSG on Saturday

Lionel Messi will play his last game for Paris St Germain against Clermont on Saturday, coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed, as he called on fans to give the Argentina forward a warm send-off at the Parc des Princes. Messi, who

Man City’s Guardiola named LMA, Premier League Manager of the Year

Pep Guardiola was named the League Managers Association (LMA) and Premier League Manager of the Year on Tuesday after guiding Manchester City to the Premier League title. Guardiola led City to their fifth league crown in six seasons and the

Swiatek starts French Open bid as Djokovic defiant in Kosovo row

PARIS: Iga Swiatek begins her bid to become the first woman in 16 years to successfully defend the French Open title on Tuesday as Novak Djokovic remained defiant after controversially weighing in on the Kosovo crisis. World number one Swiatek,

Djokovic canters into French Open round two as Stephens lays down marker

PARIS: Novak Djokovic launched his quest for a record-breaking 23rd men’s Grand Slam singles title with a no-nonsense 6-3 6-2 7-6 (7-1) first-round victory over debutant Aleksandar Kovacevic at the French Open on Monday. The twice Roland Garros champion breezed

Napoli coach Spalletti to step aside after title triumph

ROME: Napoli coach Luciano Spalletti has asked to take a break from the game and won’t be in charge of the newly crowned Serie A champions next season, he said on Monday. Spalletti has just led Napoli to the Serie

Messi breaks Ronaldo’s goal record in Europe’s top five leagues

Lionel Messi broke Cristiano Ronaldo’s record and helped Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) secure their second consecutive Ligue 1 title with a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg. His record-breaking 496th strike, assisted by Kylian Mbappe, secured a 1-1 draw against Strasbourg on Saturday,

Messi scores record-breaking goal as PSG claims 11th French title

Lionel Messi scored another record-breaking goal as Paris St-Germain won an unprecedented 11th Ligue 1 title with a draw at Strasbourg. Lionel Messi played a crucial role, scoring the opening goal and breaking Cristiano Ronaldo’s scoring record for Europe’s top

Al-Ittihad crowned Saudi league champions ahead of Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr

Al-Ittihad clinched the Saudi Pro League title for the first time since 2009 with a 3-0 win at Al-Feiha on Sunday, eclipsing Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr to the accolade. A third minute strike by Ahmed Sharahili and two goals from Romarinho

Inter secures top four finish after 3-2 win against Atalanta

MILAN: Inter Milan scored twice inside the opening four minutes but had to fight to beat Atalanta 3-2 at home on Saturday, which guaranteed them a top four finish in Serie A. Simone Inzaghi’s side is second in the standings

Bayern wins Bundesliga with last-gasp goal in dramatic season finale

COLOGNE, Germany: Bayern Munich snatched their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title in dramatic fashion with a final day 2-1 win at Cologne on Saturday courtesy of Jamal Musiala’s 89th minute goal, grabbing the trophy from the hands of rivals Borussia Dortmund.

Erling Haaland named Premier League Player of the Season

Erling Haaland was named the Premier League’s Player of the Season on Saturday, after a record-breaking debut campaign in which he has delivered goals by the sackful as Manchester City claimed their third straight league title. The 22-year-old was also

Salah ‘devastated’ as Liverpool miss out on Champions League

MANCHESTER: Mohamed Salah said there was “no excuse” for Liverpool’s failure to qualify for the Champions League for the first time in seven seasons after Manchester United secured the final place in the Premier League top four on Thursday. United’s

Novak Djokovic eyes Grand Slam record

Novak Djokovic enters the French Open amid a run of indifferent claycourt form but few would be surprised to the see Serbian great hoist the Musketeers’ Trophy for a third time. With Rafa Nadal sidelined with injury, Djokovic has the

Arshad Nadeem becomes world no.5 in men’s javelin rankings

World Athletics men’s javelin throw rankings has been released in which Pakistan’s Arshad Nadeem managed to retain his place in the top 10.   Arshad Nadeem managed to maintain his place in the top five in the new Javelin Throw ranking

Pakistani female Mountaineer Naila Kayani climbs fourth highest peak Lhotse

ISLAMABAD: Pakistani female mountaineer Naila Kayani has climbed the fourth highest peak Lhotse, two days after climbing Mount Everest. The Pakistani mountaineer climbed the 8516-meter Lhotse Peak at 8:13 a.m. Nepalese time. It should be noted that Naila Kayani is

Sajid Sadpara becomes first Pakistani to climb Mount Everest without supplemental oxygen

ISLAMABAD: Young Pakistani mountaineer Sajid Sadpara made history by climbing Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, without supplemental oxygen. Sajid Sadpara is the first Pakistani to climb Mount Everest without oxygen and without supplemental oxygen, Sajid Sadpara fulfilled the wish

Real Madrid loses $440 million sponsorship battle with Abu Dhabi fund

MADRID: Spanish club Real Madrid has lost a $440 million court battle with Abu Dhabi sovereign investor Mubadala (MUDEV.UL) over the proposed sponsorship of its stadium in Madrid, sources with knowledge of the case told Reuters. Real Madrid had claimed

Messi set for return as PSG farewell looms

PARIS: Lionel Messi is in line to return for Paris Saint-Germain for Saturday’s Ligue 1 game at home to Ajaccio after a club-imposed suspension for going on an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia. The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner sat out

Inter beats Milan 2-0 in Champions League semi-final first leg

MILAN: Inter Milan scored two early goals to secure an impressive 2-0 win over AC Milan in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday and stay on course to become the first Italian team to win the trophy since

Messi’s move to Saudi a ‘done deal’: Report

RIYADH: Argentine superstar Lionel Messi will play in Saudi Arabia next season under a “huge” deal, a source with knowledge of the negotiations told AFP on Tuesday. “Messi is a done deal. He will play in Saudi Arabia next season,”

Messi back in training with PSG

Lionel Messi is training with Paris St Germain again, the Ligue 1 team said on Monday, after the forward was suspended for making a trip to Saudi Arabia and missing a training session as a result. French media reported that

Federer says Nadal missing French Open would be ‘brutal’ for the sport

Roger Federer said he hopes Rafa Nadal will recover in time for the French Open and that it would be a “brutal” blow for tennis if the 14-time Roland Garros champion is absent this year. Nadal has been dealing with

Arsenal beats Newcastle United to keep title hopes alive

Arsenal defeated Newcastle United in a nail-biting match at St. James’ Park, cutting Manchester City’s lead over them in the Premier League standings to just one point. With great hopes for Newcastle United as they pursue Champions League football, this

Alvarez batters Ryder to retain undisputed super middleweight crown

GUADALAJARA: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez made a triumphant return to Mexico, punishing John Ryder on the way to a unanimous 12-round decision to retain his undisputed super middleweight world title. Ryder, whose face was already a bloody mess by the time

Rodrygo double fires Real Madrid to Spanish Cup final win over Osasuna

SEVILLA, Spain: Rodrygo struck twice and Vinicius Jr dazzled as Real Madrid beat Osasuna 2-1 on Saturday to win their 20th Copa del Rey title and first since 2014. Brazilian Rodrygo scored the opener after two minutes but Carlo Ancelotti’s

Gundogan’s double moves Manchester City four points clear

Arsenal has a job on its hands as Manchester City moved four points clear at the top of the Premier League by surviving a late scare to beat a Leeds side playing under new manager Sam Allardyce for the first

Urawa beats Al Hilal to win Asian Champions League

SAITAMA: Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds won the Asian Champions League after beating Saudi Arabian defending champions Al Hilal 1-0 in Saturday’s final second leg for a 2-1 aggregate win. An own goal by Al Hilal’s Andre Carrillo early in the

Lionel Messi to leave PSG in the summer

Paris St Germain forward Lionel Messi has decided to leave PSG in the summer while French sports daily L’Equipe claimed on Tuesday that the club wouldn’t renew his contract following an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia. Messi signed an optional

Forbes’ highest-paid athletes in pictures: Cristiano Ronaldo tops 2023 list

Portugal’s superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has become the highest paid athlete in the world, with a move to Al-Nassr nearly doubling his salary, according to Forbes. Ronaldo joined the Saudi Arabian club in January after leaving Manchester United last year and,

Djokovic able to play at US Open as vaccine mandate set to end

World number one Novak Djokovic will be able to compete at the US Open this year after the US government said on Monday it will end its COVID-19 vaccination requirements for international travellers on May 11. Djokovic, one of the