LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said his side’s stirring display in their League Cup semifinal first leg with Chelsea had convinced him of their ability to win the tie.
MELBOURNE: Rafael Nadal and Maria Sharapova survived huge scares after being pushed to the limit at the Australian Open on Wednesday, but Roger Federer had an easier workout in the gruelling Melbourne
MALABO: Powerhouses Cameroon and Ivory Coast both battled back from a goal down to avoid shock defeats as they drew 1-1 with Mali and Guinea respectively in the African Nations Cup on Tuesday.
BRISBANE: Inspirational captain Mile Jedinak is set to return for Australia as the Socceroos and undefeated China battle for a place in the semifinals of the Asian Cup on Thursday.
MELBOURNE: Uzbekistan will harness the pain of almost two decades of frustration against South Korea to drive them to victory in their Asian Cup quarterfinal on Thursday, coach Mirdjalal Kasimov said.
ADELAIDE: Australian Jack Bobridge led a defiant breakaway group of four cyclists to take the first stage of the UCI season-opening Tour Down Under in South Australia on Tuesday.
LONDON: Kevin Mirallas’ first half penalty miss proved costly as Everton’s dismal run continued with a 0-0 Premier League draw at home to West Bromwich Albion on Monday.
LOS ANGELES: Dennis Wideman scored 4:08 into overtime, and the Calgary Flames rallied past the Los Angeles Kings for their fourth straight victory, 2-1 Monday night.
ATLANTA: The Atlanta Hawks won their 13th straight game, one short of equaling the team record, as Mike Scott and Paul Millsap each scored 20 points Monday in a 93-82 victory over the Detroit Pistons.
LAHORE: Pakistan’s left-arm paceman Junaid Khan has been ruled out of the upcoming one-day series in New Zealand because of a leg injury, fueling doubts about whether he will play in next month’s Worl
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