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  • Juergen Klopp's final game as Dortmund coach will be at Berlin's Olympic Stadium in the German Cup final against Wolfsburg on May 30
    Klopp aims for Europe on his Dortmund home bow AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Jurgen Klopp plans to bow out of his last Bundesliga home game as Borussia Dortmund coach with a win over Werder Bremen on Saturday to help their Europa League bid.  … More »Klopp aims for Europe on his Dortmund home bow

    Juergen Klopp's final game as Dortmund coach will be at Berlin's Olympic Stadium in the German Cup final against Wolfsburg on May 30

    Jurgen Klopp plans to bow out of his last Bundesliga home game as Borussia Dortmund coach with a win over Werder Bremen on Saturday to help their Europa League bid. After two German league titles and a Champions League final appearance in the last seven years, Klopp leads out Borussia for the last time at Dortmund's Westfalenstadion …

  • Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Sunday's title party against Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be the first of many with him in charge of the Glasgow giants
    Celtic title first of many to come says Deila AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Sunday's title party against Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be the first of many with him in charge of the Glasgow giants. The Hoops … More »Celtic title first of many to come says Deila

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Sunday's title party against Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be the first of many with him in charge of the Glasgow giants

    Celtic manager Ronny Deila says Sunday's title party against Inverness Caledonian Thistle will be the first of many with him in charge of the Glasgow giants. The Hoops wrapped up their fourth successive Scottish Premiership title at the beginning of May and will finally be presented with their trophy following the final …

  • Monaco's Silva Bernardo scores during a French L1 match against Metz on May 16, 2015, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco
    Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient on Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final … More »Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase

    Monaco's Silva Bernardo scores during a French L1 match against Metz on May 16, 2015, at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco

    Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient on Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final day of the season. Paris Saint-Germain clinched the title last weekend, while Lyon were confirmed as runners- up, but third place in Ligue 1 gives access …

  • Deportivo de la Coruna's Luisinho during the Spanish league match against Sevilla in La Coruna on March 7, 2015
    Relegation, Europe to play for on Liga final day AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Almeria, Deportivo la Coruna, Eibar and Granada will fight it out to avoid the two remaining relegation places when the Spanish league season comes to a close on Saturday. … More »Relegation, Europe to play for on Liga final day

    Deportivo de la Coruna's Luisinho during the Spanish league match against Sevilla in La Coruna on March 7, 2015

    Almeria, Deportivo la Coruna, Eibar and Granada will fight it out to avoid the two remaining relegation places when the Spanish league season comes to a close on Saturday. The makeup of Spain's representatives in next season's Champions League will also be decided with Valencia and Sevilla still vying for fourth place, …

  • Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez (R) celebrates scoring the equalising 1-1 goal during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at St James Park on May 9, 2015
    Newcastle and Hull in Premier League survival shootout AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Northeast rivals Hull City and Newcastle United face a shootout for Premier League survival this weekend as the 2014-15 campaign reaches its conclusion. Hull must win … More »Newcastle and Hull in Premier League survival shootout

    Newcastle United's Ayoze Perez (R) celebrates scoring the equalising 1-1 goal during the Premier League match against West Bromwich Albion at St James Park on May 9, 2015

    Northeast rivals Hull City and Newcastle United face a shootout for Premier League survival this weekend as the 2014-15 campaign reaches its conclusion. Hull must win at home to Manchester United on Sunday to stand any chance of staying up, but if they succeed, Newcastle will be relegated unless they prevail at home to …

  • Toulon scrum-half Eric Escande (C) clears the ball during a match against Clermont on May 17, 2015 at the Marcel-Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand
    Toulon and Clermont in pole for automatic play-off spots AFP News - 6 hours ago

    Defending champions Toulon and arch-rivals Clermont are in pole position to secure a bye to the play-off semi-finals in the final round of regulation season matches on … More »Toulon and Clermont in pole for automatic play-off spots

    Toulon scrum-half Eric Escande (C) clears the ball during a match against Clermont on May 17, 2015 at the Marcel-Michelin stadium in Clermont-Ferrand

    Defending champions Toulon and arch-rivals Clermont are in pole position to secure a bye to the play-off semi-finals in the final round of regulation season matches on Saturday. The duo both sit on 71 points and need only to match Stade Francais' result, the Parisians sitting in third spot on 70pts. Clermont visit Montpellier …

  • Napoli's Giandomenico Mesto (L) and Manolo Gabbiadini (2nd L) take part in a training session on May 13, 2015
    Napoli face Champions League acid test at Juve AFP News - 7 hours ago

    Napoli face a crucial weekend in their fight for a Champions League place with Rafael Benitez's men away to treble-chasing Juventus and rivals Lazio hosting Roma in the … More »Napoli face Champions League acid test at Juve

    Napoli's Giandomenico Mesto (L) and Manolo Gabbiadini (2nd L) take part in a training session on May 13, 2015

    Napoli face a crucial weekend in their fight for a Champions League place with Rafael Benitez's men away to treble-chasing Juventus and rivals Lazio hosting Roma in the city derby. Napoli, in fourth place three points off a Champions League place, visit a Juventus side still bubbling with joy after their 2-1 Italian Cup …

  • Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini (pictured) has beaten England icon David Beckham to the punch in launching a professional football club in Miami
    Maldini beats Beckham to Miami club AFP News - 8 hours ago

    Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini has beaten England icon David Beckham to the punch in launching a professional football club in Miami. As Beckham's plans for a Major … More »Maldini beats Beckham to Miami club

    Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini (pictured) has beaten England icon David Beckham to the punch in launching a professional football club in Miami

    Former Italy defender Paolo Maldini has beaten England icon David Beckham to the punch in launching a professional football club in Miami. As Beckham's plans for a Major League Soccer franchise in Miami remain in limbo, Maldini announced Thursday he was joining entrepeneur Riccardo Silva in launching Miami FC to begin …

  • England's Manchester United has vowed to never to sell the naming rights to its Old Trafford stadium while experts say the club could raise at least $50 million a year
    $550 million naming rights cash bonanza for top teams AFP News - 9 hours ago

    Major companies are now spending more than $550 million a year to get their names on sports stadiums in Europe and the United States, according to a report released Thursday. … More »$550 million naming rights cash bonanza for top teams

    England's Manchester United has vowed to never to sell the naming rights to its Old Trafford stadium while experts say the club could raise at least $50 million a year

    Major companies are now spending more than $550 million a year to get their names on sports stadiums in Europe and the United States, according to a report released Thursday. The amount of money pouring into European football and US basketball, baseball and hockey stadiums has risen by 21 percent in three years with phone …

  • Scott Dixon of New Zealand driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Dallara during the Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 19, 2015
    Crashes spotlight danger for Indy 500 racers AFP News - 9 hours ago

    Five major crashes, some involving cars becoming airborne and flipping over, have raised concerns entering Sunday's 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The famed IndyCar … More »Crashes spotlight danger for Indy 500 racers

    Scott Dixon of New Zealand driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet Dallara during the Verizon IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on April 19, 2015

    Five major crashes, some involving cars becoming airborne and flipping over, have raised concerns entering Sunday's 99th running of the Indianapolis 500. The famed IndyCar oval classic, 200 laps around the 2.5-mile (4km) Indianapolis Motor Speedway, will start with New Zealand's Scott Dixon in pole position followed by …

  • Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone walks in the paddock after the qualifying session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 11, 2015
    Ecclestone challenges £1 billion tax claim AFP News - 9 hours ago

    Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has gone to court to challenge the legality of assessments that have led to a UK tax claim against him of more than £1 billion. Ecclestone … More »Ecclestone challenges £1 billion tax claim

    Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone walks in the paddock after the qualifying session for the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix in Shanghai on April 11, 2015

    Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has gone to court to challenge the legality of assessments that have led to a UK tax claim against him of more than £1 billion. Ecclestone is seeking to have the assessments quashed and the tax authorities held to an April 2008 settlement. Ecclestone's lawyers applied on Thursday for …

  • Riot police clash with fans during the football game between Athens arch-rivals Olympiakos and Panathinaikos on February 22, 2015 in Athens
    Greeks to continue talks with UEFA over bill changes AFP News - 10 hours ago

    Greek Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis said Thursday that talks with football governing body UEFA will continue in order to make changes to the controversial bill to … More »Greeks to continue talks with UEFA over bill changes

    Riot police clash with fans during the football game between Athens arch-rivals Olympiakos and Panathinaikos on February 22, 2015 in Athens

    Greek Sports Minister Stavros Kontonis said Thursday that talks with football governing body UEFA will continue in order to make changes to the controversial bill to curb violence in domestic sports. “It is known that from the beginning we chose to have a frank dialogue with the international federations, and in particular …

  • Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling has a shot on goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on April 19, 2015
    Hodgson sympathises with under-fire Sterling AFP News - 10 hours ago

    England manager Roy Hodgson expressed sympathy for Raheem Sterling on Thursday over the Liverpool forward's increasingly unseemly contract stand-off with his club. Sterling … More »Hodgson sympathises with under-fire Sterling

    Liverpool's English midfielder Raheem Sterling has a shot on goal during the FA Cup semi-final between Aston Villa and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on April 19, 2015

    England manager Roy Hodgson expressed sympathy for Raheem Sterling on Thursday over the Liverpool forward's increasingly unseemly contract stand-off with his club. Sterling has rejected a new deal worth £100,000 ($155,500, 139,000 euros) a week and Liverpool are reported to have cancelled a meeting with his representatives …

  • Gent's players celebrate after winning the Belgian championship for the first time at the Jupiler Pro League match between KAA Gent and Standard de Liege on May 21, 2015 in Gent
    First Belgian title for Gent 'Buffalos' AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Belgian club Gent sealed the first league title in their 115-year history on Thursday by beating Standard Liege 2-0 on the penultimate day of the play-offs. More »First Belgian title for Gent 'Buffalos'

    Gent's players celebrate after winning the Belgian championship for the first time at the Jupiler Pro League match between KAA Gent and Standard de Liege on May 21, 2015 in Gent

    Belgian club Gent sealed the first league title in their 115-year history on Thursday by beating Standard Liege 2-0 on the penultimate day of the play-offs.

  • Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland serves to compatriot Roger Federer during the ATP Tennis Open semi final match on May 16, 2015 in Rome
    Wawrinka, US Open champ Cilic out of Geneva AFP News - 11 hours ago

    Top seed Stan Wawrinka and US Open champion Marin Cilic, the second seed, were both knocked out of the Geneva claycourt tournament on Thursday in the quarter-finals. More »Wawrinka, US Open champ Cilic out of Geneva

    Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland serves to compatriot Roger Federer during the ATP Tennis Open semi final match on May 16, 2015 in Rome

    Top seed Stan Wawrinka and US Open champion Marin Cilic, the second seed, were both knocked out of the Geneva claycourt tournament on Thursday in the quarter-finals.