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SATURDAY, 19 May 2012
Chelsea beats Bayern on penalties to win Champions League
Sunday, 20 May 2012

Chelsea stunned Bayern Munich to win the Champions League for the first time after a penalty shootout in the Allianz Arena after a tension-soaked final had ended 1-1 after extra time on Saturday. Didier Drogba, who had equalised for Chelsea two minutes from time, struck the winning kick past Manuel Neuer as the visitors ... Read More
Formerly banned fencing makes a comeback in Libya
Saturday, 19 May 2012

Fencing is making a comeback in Libya, after it was banned along with other sports deemed as violent, such as boxing and wrestling, during ousted leader Muammer Qaddafi’s reign. The Libyan Fencing Federation has been working on reviving the ancient sword sport since its establishment in November 2010. The formation of the ... Read More
Olympic torch starts its 8,000 mile journey
Saturday, 19 May 2012

British sailing hero Ben Ainslie has kicked off the torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics with a stroll through teary, flag-waving crowds who cheered the arrival of the flame. Hundreds held up mobile phones as he jauntily walked past and banged on plastic tambourines handed out by sponsors, creating a roar ... Read More
Heynckes tells Bayern players to grab historic chance
Friday, 18 May 2012

Bayern Munich have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to lift the Champions League trophy on home soil against Chelsea on Saturday, the German club’s coach Jupp Heynckes said on Friday. Heynckes, who led Real Madrid to victory in the competition in 1998, said it was his job to give both a sense of urgency and of composure ... Read More
Olympic flame takes front seat on golden Firefly
Friday, 18 May 2012

The cabin announcement was polite but firm: “Unless you happen to be the Olympic Flame, I’m afraid there is no smoking allowed.” The flame, lit from the sun’s rays in the ruins of ancient Olympia and handed over to London Olympic organizers after a week-long torch relay around Greece, flickered in front row seats 1A and ... Read More
Beckham thrilled about carrying Olympic flame
Friday, 18 May 2012

The former England national team captain and Los Angeles Galaxy star will light a cauldron at a ceremony Friday when the flame arrives in southwestern England from Greece on the eve of a 70-day torch relay for the 2012 London Olympics. “I hope it lights,” he said with a chuckle. Beckham, ... Read More
We’re no golden generation without title: Bayern’s Lahm
Friday, 18 May 2012
The names of Franz Beckenbauer, Gerd Mueller and Oliver Kahn have a mythical ring to them in the Bavarian capital Munich and across much of Germany. Three consecutive European Cup victories in the 1970s lifted honorary Bayern Munich president Beckenbauer and his team mates straight into the soccer history Read More
Owen searching for new club after leaving Man United following 3 injury-blighted seasons
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Striker Michael Owen is searching for a new English Premier League club or a return overseas after being released by Manchester United following three injury-blighted seasons. Having been unable to re-ignite his career at Old Trafford, the former England international was not offered a new contract by United ... Read More
Iran’s Ahmadinejad keen to attend London Olympics but Britain has ‘problems’ with hosting him
Thursday, 17 May 2012
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Thursday he was keen to attend the 2012 London Olympics to support his country’s athletes but that the British authorities had “problems” with hosting him, the official IRNA news agency said. Iran said last year it might boycott the London Olympics because it believed the ... Read More
Maradona in contention for UAE manager’s job
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Diego Maradona could be set for a return to the international arena with the Argentine being considered for the vacant United Arab Emirates head coaching job. The new president of the UAE Football Association Yousuf al-Serkal said on Wednesday that Maradona was among the leading candidates for the Read More
Bayern trounce Chelsea in balancing books
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Bayern Munich clearly outshines Champions League final opponents Chelsea when it comes to balancing the books, an issue that will increasingly shape European soccer in seasons to come. Bayern, who have won Europe’s elite club competition four times, pride themselves on having made a profit for 19 years in a row while ... Read More
Soccer-Danish league to test goal line technology
Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Two Danish league matches will be used this month to test GoalRef, one of two goal line technology systems being evaluated by FIFA, soccer’s governing body said on Wednesday. FIFA said testing of the system would take place at the Silkeborg-Sonderyske and Nordsjaelland-AC Horsens matches. Rival system Hawk-Eye is being ... Read More
Top African clubs to renew rivalries in empty stadiums
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Tunisian rivals Esperance and Etoile Sahel and Egyptian heavyweights Al Ahli and Zamalek can look forward to derbies after Tuesday’s draw for this year’s African Champions League but the matches are likely to be played in empty stadiums. The fear of crowd violence in north Africa, allied to the tenuous political situation ... Read More
Euro winner could well come from ‘Group of Death’
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
The winner of Euro 2012 could well come from the so-called “Group of Death” of Portugal, Germany, the Netherlands and Denmark, Portugal coach Paulo Bento said on Monday after revealing his 23-man squad which includes rising Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira. Portugal are braced for tough battles in Group B but Bento ... Read More
World champion Japan turns to tall ‘supergirl’
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
World champion Japan has called up a towering goalkeeper to help them in their bid to win the women's soccer title at this year's London Olympics. Erina Yamane, who at 187 centimeters (6 feet, two inches) looks down on Japan’s senior men’s goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima, has made the cut for London, local media ... Read More
Thousands of fans attend Man City victory parade
Tuesday, 15 May 2012
In a city that’s more used to a sea of red during title celebrations, it was blue confetti that fell over the streets of Manchester on Monday. About 100,000 fans packed the streets as Manchester City paraded the Premier League trophy through the city to celebrate its first English title in 44 years. Blue ... Read More
Olympics-Stadium bidding process extended by eight weeks
Monday, 14 May 2012
The process to decide who will become anchor tenants of London's Olympic stadium following this year's Games has been extended by eight weeks to address “a number of issues”, the London Legacy Development Corporation said on Monday. West Ham United, who are one game away from a return to the Premier League, were ... Read More
Champions Manchester City must now live within their means
Monday, 14 May 2012
After winning the English league for the first time in 44 years, Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City must build on their success while reining in the lavish spending that has made it possible. City, long the poor relations to local rivals Manchester United, have been transformed by an estimated 800 million pounds ($1.3 billion) ... Read More
Battered Bayern seek quick fix for Champions League final
Sunday, 13 May 2012
Bayern Munich are all too aware they need to recover quickly from their 5-2 humiliation by Borussia Dortmund in the German Cup final on Saturday if they are to have any chance of winning the Champions League decider next week. The Bundesliga runners-up suffered an embarrassingly heavy defeat at the hands of double-winning ... Read More
Premier League season reaches judgment day
Sunday, 13 May 2012
A Premier League season full of twists and turns reaches a defining climax on Sunday with Manchester City poised to end a 44-year wait to become English champions. City, eight points behind holders Manchester United in early April, have reeled in their neighbors and head into their finale at home to Queens Park Rangers ... Read More
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