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Wigan end Man City quadruple bid with Cup shock

WIGAN (AFP) – Pep Guardiola s quest to win an unprecedented quadruple with Manchester City came to a stunning and controversial end when they fell to a 1-0 defeat at third-tier Wigan in the fifth round of the FA Cup on Monday. In an uncanny repeat of the 2013 FA Cup ...

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Federer confirmed as oldest world No.1

PARIS (AFP) – Roger Federer officially returned to world number one as the latest ATP rankings were released on Monday, replacing old rival Rafael Nadal at the summit. The 36-year-old, who beat Andre Agassi s record as the oldest-ever No.1 en route to winning the Rotterdam Open title last week, will ...

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Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG

MADRID (AFP) – Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to stun Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday. Ronaldo scored his 100th Champions League goal for title-holders Real from the penalty spot late in the first half ...

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Eriksen grabs Spurs draw to spoil Higuain show

TURIN (Sports Desk ) – Harry Kane and Christian Eriksen pulled Tottenham back from the brink to hold Juventus 2-2 in Turin, spoiling what had looked set to be a Gonzalo Higuain one-man show in the Champions League last 16, first leg in Turin on Tuesday. Higuain had put Juventus ...

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Kvitova loses just four points in set in Qatar opener

DOHA ( Sports Desk)) – Double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova breezed through her Qatar Open first-round match against Cagla Buyukakcay on Tuesday, losing just four points out of a total 28 played in the first set. Kvitova — currently ranked 21 in the world as she continues her return to top-class ...

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Sharapova crashes out in Qatar Open first round

DOHA (Sports Desk ) – Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova suffered a shock defeat in the first round of the Qatar Open on Monday, dumped out in three sets by outsider Monica Niculescu. The Romanian, ranked number 92 in the world, 51 places behind the Russian, won 4-6, 6-4, 6-3. ...

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