Rome, May 16 (IANS) Roberto Mancini, 53, the new coach of Italy, which failed to qualify for next month's FIFA World Cup in Russia, has pledged to take the Azzurri back to the top.
London, May 16 (IANS) Goalkeeper Joe Hart and midfielder Jack Wilshere have been left out of England's FIFA World Cup squad by head coach Gareth Southgate.
Guayaquil (Ecuador), May 16 (IANS) A 19th-minute goal from Andres Chicaiza Morales gave Delfin a 1-0 win over Copa Libertadores Group B leaders Atletico Nacional and opened the way for both teams to qualify for the next round.
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Hoffenheim have completed the transfer of Ishak Belfodil from Belgian outfit Standard Liege, both football clubs have announced.
Berlin, May 16 (IANS) Werder Bremen have snapped up midfielder Kevin Moehwald from Nuremberg, the "Green-Whites" announced.
Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) It was the presence of legendary leg-spinner Shane Warne in the Rajasthan Royals dug-out that inspired left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav to produce his career-best performance in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens here.
Bengaluru, May 16 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will take on already-qualified table toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad in a must-win Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Thursday with their playoffs chances hanging by a thread.
London, May 16 (IANS) English Premier League club Everton on Wednesday confirmed the departure of manager Sam Allardyce after less than a season at Goodison Park.
Buenos Aires, May 16 (IANS) FC Barcelona superstar and Argentina captain Lionel Messi has said that seeing his former Barca teammate Neymar end up with arch-rivals Real Madrid will be a "hard blow."
Montevideo, May 16 (IANS) Uruguay has sent roughly 240 athletes to the 11th South American Games in Bolivia, a diverse delegation betting on gender equality in sports.
Kathmandu, May 16 (IANS) Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new world record by climbing Mt Everest for the 22nd time.
Buenos Aires, May 16 (IANS) Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona has said that he accepted an offer to become chairman and sporting director of Belarusian club Dynamo Brest.
Panama City, May 16 (IANS) The Panama national team has started training ahead of the May 29 friendly against Northern Ireland in preparation for next month's World Cup in Russia.