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Football

Manchester City players top highest-paid list as UEFA penalties loom

Footballers with English Premier League club Manchester City are the highest-paid athletes in global sport.

Soccer

Out-gunned. Minnows stun Arsenal with win on penalties

Bradford City.

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 beats Croatia on penalties

Turkey has beaten Croatia 3-1 on penalties after their nerve-tingling Euro 2008 quarter-final finished 1-1 following extra time.

Sydney Olympic relishing an unlikely return to spotlight

Sebastian Hassett A whole decade might have passed since Sydney Olympic played at the elite level of Australian football but don’t think the two-time national champions remain sated by past glories.

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Centre back Cosmin Moti turns keeper to send Bulgaria's Ludogorets into Champions League

Cosmin Moti celebrates after one of his penalty saves.

Defender Cosmin Moti was forced into goal for a penalty shootout and made two saves to send Bulgarian club Ludogorets into the Champions League group stage for the first time at the expense of Steau...

Real Madrid challenge for Liverpool in Champions League

Christiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid have drawn alongside Liverpool in the Champions League group stage.

Champions Real Madrid will play five-time former winners Liverpool while fellow Spanish giants Barcelona plucked big-spending Paris Saint-Germain as the Champions League group stage draw was made in...

Jason Davidson wins it for West Bromwich in League Cup

Jason Davidson

Australian defender Jason Davidson provided the face-saving matchwinner for West Bromwich Albion as they prevailed 7-6 on penalties against Oxford to reach the third round of the League Cup.

Late goals clinch Sydney FC win over Melbourne City in FFA Cup

Party time: Melbourne City’s Nick Kalmar celebrates a goal against Sydney FC.

Jesse Hogan The pace of Corey Gameiro proved pivotal as Graham Arnold's stint at the helm of Sydney FC began with a 3:1 extra-time FFA Cup victory away to Melbourne City.

Western Sydney Wanderers suffer shock FFA Cup loss to Adelaide City

Shocked: Wanderers coach Tony Popovic.

Adelaide City set an early benchmark for FFA Cup upsets on Tuesday night with a shock 1-0 win over A-League giants Western Sydney Wanderers.

Sydney FC coach full of praise for youngster Corey Gameiro

Corey Gameiro (right) makes tracks for goal on Tuesday night.

Jesse Hogan New Sydney FC coach Graham Arnold says 21-year-old Corey Gameiro is on track to trump some of the club's highly rated strikers.

Chelsea's Cesc Fabregas is the EPL's signing of the summer

Cesc Fabregas

Matt Law The number on his back may be familiar, but the hairstyle has changed, the face is slightly more weathered, and the colour is certainly different for Cesc Fabregas.

Football

Australian FFA Cup begins with plenty of goals

Pete Smith The FFA Cup commenced with a flurry of goals across Tuesday's four games with former national champions Sydney Olympic and Brisbane Strikers both securing come-from-behind wins.

Lowly South Springvale notches memorable FFA Cup win

The game-winning save by South Springvale goalkeeper Rani Dowisha.

David Manuca Victorian amateur football club South Springvale continues its dream run in the national FFA Cup.

I can learn from Wenger, says Arsenal new boy Sanchez

Striker Alexis Sanchez starred for Chile at the World Cup.

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.

Ten things to take from the World Cup in Brazil 2014

Michael Lynch in Rio de Janeiro First of all, it is the people and the host community that make the tournament.

Lionel Messi: World Cup Golden Ball award meant 'nothing'

Little consolation: Messi was less than thrilled with his Golden Ball award.

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...

World Cup provides place in the spotlight for the right reasons

Hard to get past ... Costa Rica's goalkeeper Keylor Navas celebrates the victory over Italy.

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?

End of the beautiful game: why fans have fallen out of love with Brazil

Figure of fun: Brazil striker Fred.

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.

Veteran Russian striker Kerzhakov rescues a point in opening game

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.