Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the highest-paid athletes in global sport.
Arsenal suffered one of the most humiliating defeats in their history as League Two minnows Bradford City clinched a stunning triumph on penalties after a 1-1 draw in English soccer's League Cup...
Turkey has beaten Croatia 3-1 on penalties after their nerve-tingling Euro 2008 quarter-final finished 1-1 following extra time.
New Arsenal striker Alexis Sanchez has stressed the influence that manager Arsene Wenger had on his decision to join the FA Cup winners from Barcelona.
Michael Lynch in Rio de Janeiro First of all, it is the people and the host community that make the tournament.
Jeremy Wilson and Henry Winter Rio de Janeiro: Lionel Messi last night (Monday) revealed the full depth of his anger and devastation at failing to crown his career by winning Sunday’s World Cup final amid a bizarre row about...
Michael Lynch in Rio de Janeiro BY MICHAEL LYNCH
Michael Lynch Who knew that Costa Rica had topped an alternative economics foundation's poll as the happiest place to live in the world twice in the past five years?
Michael Lynch One of the interesting things about this World Cup is how little love in the there appears to be for Brazil outside their own country.
Michael Lynch, Cuiaba It seems to be a fact of life that the older you get, not only do your memories become more sepia tinted but your recall of facts and emotions is in inverse proportion to your age.
Chris Wilson Capital Football has warned it will encourage victims of racial vilification to take their matters further.
Michael Lynch With 27 goals in its first eight matches, the Brazil World Cup is confounding expectations and making the dreamers smile.
Alexander Kerzhakov (left) rescued Russia in its first World Cup finals match since 2002, scoring three minutes after coming on as substitute to salvage a 1-1 draw against South Korea.
Peter Brukner There would not have been one person among the 95,000 singing the famous Liverpool anthem You'll Never Walk Alone at the MCG last July who thought that Liverpool had a realistic chance of winning...
Sebastian Hassett The Western Sydney Wanderers will need to defy all the odds to become A-League champions after Brisbane Roar won the right to host their third home grand final in four years.
Michael Lynch Kevin Muscat could barely contain his emotions in the wake of Melbourne Victory's controversial semi-final defeat against Brisbane Roar on Sunday, and it was hard not to sympathise with the navy...
Dominic Bossi Western Sydney Wanderers striker Labinot Haliti is likely to start his first A-League grand final in place of the injured Mark Bridge but has played down the importance of his involvement now that...
The third of a five part history of the World Cup from Uruguay in 1930 up to the preparations for the 2014 finals in Brazil.
Mark Ogden Manchester City’s plans for a Premier League trophy parade on Monday could be overshadowed by confirmation of a £50 million fine for breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations with the...
Sebastian Hassett For someone with almost two decades of experience between the posts of football clubs around the world, you’d have thought Ante Covic would have seen and done it all over and over again.