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Murray wins under new roof at U.S. Open

Organizers used the roof — build at a cost of $150 million — for the first time in tournament history in Wednesday’s night session but it proved especially beneficial Thursday after rain hit New York in the morning and afternoon. In years past, the precipitation would have meant …

US star 'saddened' by 'cowards' ban

The USSF announced late Wednesday that it had suspended the veteran US goalkeeper for six months after she described Swedish players as “a bunch of cowards” for what she viewed as their defensive tactics. Solo then posted a statement on Facebook and Twitter shortly after revealing her contract …

Felipe Massa to retire at end of 2016 season

The Williams Racing driver — a veteran of 242 grands prix — posted a seven-minute video message on his official Facebook page, Thursday, confirming his departure after 15 years in F1. Massa, 35, said his career has given him “great pride, joy and happiness” before going on to …

Pep's Man City to face Barcelona

Guardiola won 14 major trophies during his tenure at Camp Nou, before leaving in 2012. While it has been four years since Guardiola left Barcelona, his legacy still remains. Under Guardiola, Barcelona rewrote the football manual — his philosophy of “tiki-taka” brought a whole new dimension to the …

'Big four' get Champions boost

Under the present system, La Liga, the Bundesliga and the Premier League are guaranteed three places in the group stage, with a fourth spot possible through the playoff round, while Serie A is sure of two places and a third available through the playoff round. France’s Ligue 1, …

Barcelona joins early La Liga leaders

Defending champion Barcelona beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 at San Mames Sunday after Ivan Rakitic headed in from the six yard box, running on to a perfectly-flighted cross by Arda Turan midway through the first half. Real Madrid secured its place at the top of the pile by beating …

Man City goes top after pounding the Hammers

Europe’s biggest summer signings Premier League spending during the European summer transfer window reached £1.165 billion ($1.544 billion) on transfer deadline day (August 31). It was the sixth consecutive year spending in England’s top division has increased, breaking the £1 billion mark for the first time. Brazilian defender …

Tiny island becomes African powerhouse

But how? The obstacles standing in the way of the archipelago, 600 km off the west coast of mainland Africa, are many. The standard of league football isn’t that high and resources are limited — for instance teams based in Santiago, the largest island, all play in the …

Is this the end of Hope Solo's career?

The 35-year-old goalkeeper, who is serving a six-month suspension from the US women’s national team following a contentious time at the Rio Olympics, has announced she will not be returning to her club team, the Seattle Reign, this season. “Coming to terms with the fact I was fired …

Europe's biggest summer deals

Europe’s biggest summer signings Premier League spending during the European summer transfer window reached £1.165 billion ($1.544 billion) on transfer deadline day (August 31). It was the sixth consecutive year spending in England’s top division has increased, breaking the £1 billion mark for the first time. Brazilian defender …