Bayern’s Boss Pep Guardiola: “We did everything we could to beat Real Madrid”

Bayern Munich manager Pep Guardiola said his players did “everything” to try to defeat Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Wednesday. The Bundesliga champions dominated possession throughout the game, but Karim Benzema scored the only goal to give Real a 1-0 victory. The manager told reporters: “We controlled the


Iniesta: Barca best for Messi

Spain playmaker ‘Andres Iniesta’ feels Camp Nou team-mate ‘Lionel Messi’ would never find another club like Barcelona if he chose to leave the club. The 26-year-old Argentine has cut a frustrated figure at times this season and produced several underwhelming displays as the Blaugrana’s campaign has stuttered in recent weeks. Reports have even suggested that Messi could


Man Utd offers Patrice Evra a new three-year contract

Manchester United have offered the France international Patrice Evra a new three-year contract at Old Trafford. There have been suggestions that the Frenchman could leave the Red Devils in the summer after almost eight years at the club. However, Sky Sport Italia journalist Gianluca di Marzio wrote on Twitter this week that United have tabled


Conte pleased with Juventus 1-0 win against Bologna

Juve won courtesy of a Paul Pogba goal. “The only thing that counts is to win and that wasn’t simple today,” Conte told Sky Sport Italia. “All teams come to the Juventus Stadium in order to defend and create a packed midfield. It’s down to us to score early and break that deadlock. We were


Beckenbauer criticize Guardiola tactics against Real Madrid

Karim Benzema netted the winner of the semifinal first-leg. Guardiola defended his team’s tactics, when asked if they should have played in a more direct manner. “The faster the ball goes forward, the faster Madrid bring it back to us,” he said. “Madrid’s virtue is that they are so quick on the counter-attack, they are


Roy Hodgson : Italy’s Pirlo the biggest threat against England

Juventus midfielder Pirlo, 34, was man-of-the-match when Italy knocked England out of Euro 2012, and the two teams meet again in their World Cup opener in Manaus on 14 June. “In the last 10 years, he has made Italy play,” said the England manager. “We have respect for everyone but if I have to give

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The Pittsburgh Pirates and Cincinnati Reds were locked together at 7-7

The Atlanta Braves got two homers from Dan Uggla, the second of which was a grand slam in the ninth inning, to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-6 at Citizens Bank Park. Evan Gattis also homered twice for the victorious Braves. There was also late drama in California as pinch-hitter John Jaso smashed a two-run home


David Beckham waterfront stadium opposed by billionaire and shipping alliance

An alliance of shipping interests and a billionaire car dealer launched a newspaper ad on Monday protesting retired English footballer David Beckham’s plans for a football stadium at the port of Miami, saying it threatens the city’s plans to capitalize on the expansion of the Panama Canal. The ad, entitled “Here We Go Again,” asserts


Russell Allen has been forced to announce his retirement at the age of just 27

Allen has quit on medical grounds after suffering a brain injury in the week 15 fixture against Buffalo in December. The former undrafted free agent thought he had sustained a mild concussion following a helmet-to-helmet clash with Bills centre Eric Wood. He managed to finish the game despite struggling with blurred vision and a severe


John Gibson marked his NHL debut with an 18-save shutout

John Gibson marked his NHL debut with an 18-save shutout as Anaheim Ducks eliminated Vancouver Canucks from play-off contention with a 3-0 victory. Daniel Winnik, Kyle Palmieri and Matt Beleskey all scored for the Ducks, who are now three points clear of San Jose Sharks at the top of the Pacific Division. And in Monday’s

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BAYELSA UNITED Coach Confident Of Winning Against SEWE SPORT Of Cote D’ Ivoire

Bayelsa United coach Richard Bubagha is confident his side will upturn their two-goal deficit to advance to the next round of the CAF Confederations Cup. The Restoration Boys lost 2-0 to Sewe Sport of Ivory Coast in the first-leg playoff encounter played last Weekend. But Bayelsa welcome the Ivoriens to the Sapele Township Stadium this


TP Mazembe slumped to a 2-1 defeat in Côte d’Ivoire against Sewe Sport,

Belgian-Tunisian coach Nasredin Nabi took Sudanese club Al Hilal to his former team AC Leopards with whom he won the CAF Confederation Cup in 2012 and secured an important 1-1 draw, which leaves the tie wide open ahead of the return leg. Four-time champions TP Mazembe slumped to a 2-1 defeat in Côte d’Ivoire against


President Goodluck Jonathan approves NFF World Cup budget

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) budget for this summer’s World Cup has been approved by President Goodluck Jonathan. This disclosure was made by NFF President, Aminu Maigari, during Tuesday’s meeting with Super Eagles coach Stephen Keshi were deliberations were made over the provisional list of invited players. Maigari assured that preparations are in top gear


DOLPHINS FC Media Officer Described SHARKS FC As Their Noisy Neighbour

Dolphins’ media officer, China Acheru has described Sharks as their noisy neighbours. Dolphins will be away to Sharks in the League on Saturday and Acheru says Sharks have been all noise and no achievements since their formation as a football club. “From 1972 to 2014 makes it 42 years and the only thing they have


Enugu Rangers get cash incentive to beat Kano Pillars

Enugu Rangers players have been handed a cash incentive to beat Kano Pillars when they play host to the reigning champions in this weekend’s Week 3 encounter of the Glo Premier League. Rangers lost 2-1 to Enyimba in the Oriental Derby last week, and in a bid to motivate the team, some senior officials of


AGHOGHO WILLIAM’s Spot-kick Rescue Points For OSUN BABES Against EDO QUEENS

William’s Fifth goal in as much as six games this current season,was all her team needed to gain the maximum points at home against edo Queens. Coach Kehinde johnson,made six changes to his starting line up as Rejoice Ikoyo and Adeleke Ganiat,both returned back to the squad,after being left out in th last game against



Chris Ashton want back his England spot

The 27-year-old scored two tries against Ulster to help set up a last-four meeting with Clermont Auvergne at Twickenham on Saturday. He is now targeting selection for England’s summer tour of New Zealand. “I’m a great believer in everything happening for a reason,” Ashton told BBC Radio 5 live. “I’ve got a couple of games



Novak Djokovic announce his fiancee Jelena Ristic is pregnant

Former world number one Novak Djokovic has announced that his fiancee Jelena Ristic is pregnant with the couple’s first child. The pair, who have been in a relationship for more than eight years, confirmed their engagement in September last year. The Serbian has taken to social networking website Twitter to reveal that the couple will



Wba Champion scott Quigg aiming to unify World title

WBA champion Scott Quigg says he is keen to take on the other super-bantamweight world title holders and unify the division. “I want those big fights,” the 25-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester. “I want to unify the division with fights with [IBF champion] Kiko Martinez or [WBC champion] Leo Santa Cruz, the other champions. “The




World No. 1 Tiger Woods targets summer return

The 38-year-old American has not played since the WGC-Cadillac Championship in March and has since had surgery on a pinched nerve in his back. “I don’t know when he will be playing but I expect it to be this summer,” his representative Mark Steinberg said. “This is about the next 10 or 15 years, this



Mercedes may be forced to rethink team policy

The team’s current approach led to a thrilling duel in the Bahrain Grand Prix, when Hamilton won a race-long battle with his team-mate. But team boss Toto Wolff says they may need to adapt if their rivals catch up. “There might be situations where you can’t lose lots of time in battle if you have