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25/Oct/2020 10:45 UTC time

Champions League is BACK!

04/Nov/2019 09:36 UTC time

Springboks claim their Third World Title

1995, 2007 and now 2019, South Africa beat England in a memorable Rugby World Cup in Japan. England started as favourites but South Africa remained solid with Handre Pollard kicking them into a ggod lead, and finishing with 2 tries from its wingers Makazole Mapimpi and Cheslin Kolbe. South Africa is now the first team to win the trophy after losing a game along the way, which was the oppener against New Zealand.

02/Oct/2019 09:35 UTC time

Bayern beats Tottenham 7-2

Bayern visited London and beat Tottenham by an unusual 7-2. After leading 2-1 at half-time, Bayern broke away in 2nd half with an historic 7-2 win. Gnabry scored 4 goals, demonstrating the efficiency of his team having only 11 shots on target against 8 from Tottenham. Besides Bayern, also PSG and Man City achieved 6 points in the first 2 matches.

19/Sep/2019 22:13 UTC time

PSG smashes Real Madrid

Round 1 is over. PSG gets a good start with a 3-0 win over Real Madrid, and promises a great tournament. Juventus conceaded an equalizer after being in front 2-0 against Atlético Madrid. Juventus, as in the past year, showed some weakness in managing a scoring advantage. Great warming up round 1, looking forward to Round 2!

18/Sep/2019 10:28 UTC time

Salzburg, Napoli and Valencia start strong

Valencia and Napoli beat surprisingly the champions league and europa league winners. Salzburg won 6-2, with Erling Braut Haland making his debut in the competition with an hat-trick.

16/Sep/2019 10:33 UTC time

Champions League is back!

The Champions League 2019-2020 starts tomorrow. After an exciting 2018-2019 tournament, expectations are high for this year CL. Round 1 will already include some epic games, including Atletico Madrid - Juventus and PSG - Real Madrid.

18/Jun/2019 10:35 UTC time

Toronto Raptors win first NBA title

Toronto Raptors beat Golden State Warriors 114-110 and closed a 4-2 win in the NBA finals. The Toronto Raptors delivered Canada its first NBA title over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors (with 3 titles in the last 4 years and 5 consecutive NBA finals). Toronto faced a Golden State Warriors team diminished throughout the finals with injuries of some of its most influencing players. Nevertheless the Toronto Raptors team posted an impressive performance leaded by Leonard and with a very balanced team with players coming from the bench and scoring decisive points. In game 6 Fred Vanvleet scored 22 points including 5 three pointers, earning a nomination to the MVP of the finals that was in the end awarded to Kawahi Leonard.

05/Jun/2019 09:35 UTC time

Liverpool are champions of Europe

Liverpool are champions of Europe for the sixth time after a 2-0 defeat of Premier League rivals Tottenham in Madrid. The Reds victory, courtesy of a Mohamed Salah penalty awarded in the first minute plus a late Origi effort, is a revenge of last season 3-1 loss to Real Madrid and also ends Jurgen Klopp six successive club final defeats.

21/May/2019 09:48 UTC time

Kelly Slater is back at Keramas, Bali

The GOAT takes down the star Keramas performer Michel Bourez using veteran heat tactics at the Corona Bali Protected. Kelly advances to Quarter Finals after also beating Owen Wright in the previous round. In the next round Slater will be facing top performer Filipe Toledo.

15/May/2019 15:24 UTC time

Steph Curry torches Portland

No Kevin Durant, no problem. The Golden State Warriors cruised past the Portland Trail Blazers in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, taking a 1-0 series lead with a 116-94 win. Curry hit nine 3-pointers on his way to 36 points.

09/May/2019 08:34 UTC time

Tottenham joins Liverpool in an all-english final

One day after one of the greatest comebacks in European Cup history, Tottenham staged one more remarkable comeback to reach their first final, recovering from a first-leg defeat and a 2-0 half-time deficit to progress at the expense of Ajax. Lucas Moura second-half hat-trick, including an added-time winner, sent Spurs into their first European Cup final.

08/May/2019 11:16 UTC time

One of the greatest comebacks ever

Liverpool produced a sensational second-leg comeback to eliminate Barcelona, overturning a 3-0 deficit with a 4-0 triumph at Anfield to set up a final date in Madrid on 1 June with either Ajax or Tottenham. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp had asked for a "football party" in the build-up to Tuesday semi-final second leg against Barcelona, but this was surely beyond anything the German had envisaged prior to kick-off. "When I saw the boys at full-time with tears in their eyes – that is football. This club touches you like crazy. It is like you feel much more than others in these moments."

08/Apr/2019 09:43 UTC time

Italo Ferreira wins at Gold Coast

Italo Ferreira soars to steal a last minute Final win from Andino, and takes a starting lead in the pursuit of the World Title.

15/Mar/2019 12:44 UTC time

Juve, Barça, 4 English Teams and 2 Surprises

We are set for the quarter-finals, with the 8 teams through. There were 4 turnarounds between the first and second leg of last 16: Man Utd, Porto, Ajax and Juventus. In Turim, Cristiano Ronaldo reached his eight hat trick in Champions League throwing Atlético out of a dream to play CL final in their home ground. The No7 had scored only one goal in the competition this term but when Juve needed him most, he did not disappoint. CR7 has now 127 goals in uefa competitions.

25/Feb/2019 10:08 UTC time

Wales 21-13 England

Wales managed to get their 12th straight win, by beating England in Cardiff. More than halfway through this match England were seven points up and seemingly in control. But in the decisive last 20 minutes, for the first time this year England came under ferocious, sustained pressure and they found no-one who could come to the rescue. England kept kicking but the Welsh back three kept swallowing them up. When Biggar ran on with 20 minutes to go, the roar from the crowd was an augury all of its own. It had been strangely muted in the stadium at times in the first period, but that score brought back aftershocks of the bedlam of 2013. When Josh Adams went over at the death, it was as deafening again as when Alex Cuthbert had dived into the same right-hand corner for the second of his two tries in that famous championship-deciding win. The Millennium Stadium spilled 60,000 celebrating Welsh fans into the darkening streets of Cardiff to join the thousands of others already cavorting in the pubs. Wales can now dream of a third Grand Slam in the last 10 years and what the World Cup might yet bring.

08/Feb/2019 14:33 UTC time

Patriots win Super Bowl LIII for 6th title

Once again, the New England Patriots are champions, grinding to win Super Bowl LIII 13-3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta -- and launching Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick into a different stratosphere. They have now won six Super Bowls together, extending their record for the most by a head coach and starting quarterback combination. With the win, the Patriots are tied with the Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl titles in NFL history. Brady now has won more Super Bowls than any other player in history, surpassing Pro Football Hall of Famer Charles Haley (five). At 41 years old, Brady also is the oldest starting quarterback to win a Super Bowl, eclipsing Peyton Manning, who was 39 when he won Super Bowl 50. Edelman -- who was named MVP -- had 10 catches for 141 yards. In addition to already having the second-most receptions in postseason history, he is now second all time in postseason receiving yards. He trails just the legendary Jerry Rice in both categories. Edelman, who in his college days was a quarterback at Kent State, was drafted by New England in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. He is the seventh wide receiver to be named Super Bowl MVP.

28/Jan/2019 22:08 UTC time

Super Bowl LIII

Next sunday evening the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots will meet in the Super Bowl for the first time. The Patriots will face the Rams on Sunday in Super Bowl LIII, exactly 98 days after the Red Sox clinched the World Series against the Dodgers, the first time in history the Super Bowl matchup represents the same regions as the World Series opponents from the same season. The four Boston-area teams have won a combined 37 world championships in their long histories; the nine teams that represented Los Angeles -- including the Raiders for a time and Anaheim Ducks of the NHL -- have won 22. The Patriots will play their ninth Super Bowl since the 2001 season, and eleventh overall, while LA Rams will only play their second.

18/Dec/2018 18:54 UTC time

UCL Round of 16 Draw

Top clash of round 16 will be Liverpool vs Bayern, both teams having won Champions League for 5 times. Between 1974 and 1978, Liverpool and Bayern were the only winner grabbing 5 champions league trophies. Another great clash will be Atlético Madrid vs Juventus. Ronaldo will return to Madrid and Juve will keep dreaming on a possible 3rd champions league.

11/Dec/2018 22:20 UTC time

PSG, Liverpool and Tottenham join Last 16

There are now 15 teams qualified for the last 16 of UCL. In the match of the day Liverpool beat sensational Naples, which whilst desearving to continue in the Champions League will now move to Europa Leugue. PSG confirmed with an easy win in Serbia. Tottenham managed to get away with a draw in Barcelona, which was already qualified. There is only one slot in the Last 16 that is going to be filled with either Shaktar or Lyon.

03/Dec/2018 14:40 UTC time

12 Teams already confirmed

Atlético, Dortmund, Porto and Schalke sealed last-16 places while Paris and Spurs claimed vital victories. There are only 4 places left in the last-16: 2 will be decided among PSG, Napoli and Liverpool, another slot will emerge from the final between Shaktar and Lyon, and the last spot will be filled by Inter or Tottenham.

28/Nov/2018 10:11 UTC time

Seven into Round 16

Real Madrid, Juventus, Bayern, Roma, Ajax and both Manchester clubs sealed last-16 places on Tuesday. The surprise came from Ajax, ending 13-year wait for place in knockouts.

26/Nov/2018 12:22 UTC time

Johnny Sexton named player of the year

Johnny Sexton became the first Irishman to win the men player of the year award since Keith Wood in 2001. It is the first time in seven years the award has gone to a player from outside of New Zealand. Fly-half Sexton, 33, fought off competition from All Blacks duo Rieko Ioane and Beauden Barrett, who was looking to collect the award for the third straight time. Sexton remarkable year at club and international level saw him win three major competitions: the Pro14, Champions Cup and the Six Nations. The Leinster captain also led the way in Ireland Grand Slam-winning Six Nations campaign, scoring a match winning drop-goal with the last kick of the game against France on the first day of the championship. "If a number 10 wins an award like this it is due to the team around his," said Sexton. The Six Nations champions were also named team of the year.

21/Nov/2018 17:36 UTC time

I lost my legs but not my daredevil spirit

It is a grey day in April 2017. Billy Monger gets his car into action as the lights signal. It is two weeks before Billy 18th birthday, but he is more excited about this race than impending adulthood. Today, he is competing in the Formula 4 British Championship at Donington Park. The race is off to a chaotic start, and suddenly, on a corner, two cars ahead of Billy pull out of the way, revealing a third car, stationary on the track. It is too late; he does not have time to pull out of the way. At 120mph, he collides into the back of another car. Silence falls over the racetrack. Ever since he was 10 years old, Billy had wanted to race in F1 like his hero, Lewis Hamilton. Billy had poured all his energy into making that a reality but, suddenly, it seemed like his dream might be over. When, three days later, Billy awoke, his surgeon broke the news that he had lost both his legs. The way the doctor tells it, it was as if Billy was actually the one who comforted him at that moment. “I remember him gripping my hand, as much as to say, - It is okay,” he says. In September 2018, almost a year and a half after the crash that could have killed him, Billy returned to Donington Park, the same track where his accident happened. In qualifying, his lap times were good enough to put him in pole position at the head of the pack. Billy scored two pole positions and got a podium in the last race.

31/Oct/2018 10:41 UTC time

World Cup expansion to 48 teams could happen at Qatar 2022

The change would require Qatar to share 2022 hosting duties with other countries in the region. The decision has already been taken to expand the tournament in 2026, when it will be held in the USA, Canada and Mexico, and Infantino is now considering doing the same for 2022. "If it is possible, why not?" he said. "We have to see if it is possible, if it is feasible. We are discussing with our Qatari friends, we are discussing with our many other friends in the region and we hope that this can happen. "And, if not, we will have tried. We will have tried because we always have to try to do things in a better way."

22/Sep/2018 08:53 UTC time

Breakdown of CR7 goals in CL

With 120 goals (and counting), CR7 is the all-time leading scorer in Champions League. But how has he gone about his business in this premier club competition? Ronaldo has reached double figures for the last seven seasons. His most prolific season was 2013-14, when he reached 17 goals, the most goals scored by a single player in a single Champions League campaign. Ronaldo has scored 60 goals in knockout stages, including 4 in finals (only behind Alfredo Di Stefano with 5) and 13 in semi-finals. 68% of the goals were scored with his right foot, 17% headers and 15% left foot. 93 of his 120 CL goals have come from open play, whilst he has reached double figures in both free-kicks (12) and penalties (15). Ronaldo has been slightly more prolific in the second half of Champions League matches, scoring 64 times (53.3%) as opposed to 53 (44.2%) in the first half. Ronaldo certainly enjoys playing against German opposition, as he has netted 26 times against them in the Champions League. He has also reached double figures against Italian (18), French (12) and English (11) clubs. In terms of specific clubs, he scored against 32 different opponents, being Juventus (10) and Bayern (9) his favourite targets. Johan Wiland, Manuel Neuer and Gianluigi Buffon have the unfortunate distinction of conceding the most goals to Ronaldo (nine).

18/Sep/2018 09:36 UTC time

Champions League is back!

115 days after Real Madrid were crowned champions for the third straight season running, the Champions League is back. There are lots of interesting things to follow: Casillas is about to embark on a record 20th Champions League campaign, Cristiano Ronaldo will not wear Real Madrids shirt, every week there will be 2 matches at 17:55 GMT and Young Boys / Hoffenheim / Crvena zvezda are making their debut this season taking the total number of clubs to have appeared at this stage of the competition to 140. The final will take place on 1 June at Estadio Metropolitano in Madrid.

10/Sep/2018 11:20 UTC time

Gabriel Medina wins inaugural Surf Ranch Pro

Medina takes home his second CT win of 2018 with victory at the Surf Ranch Pro, now earning back-to-back wins after winning at Teahuppo. The 2014 WSL Champion narrowed the gap between him and Jeep Rankings Leader Filipe Toledo (BRA) with his 11th career CT win. "It was amazing to win again, especially here at the Surf Ranch. It feels really good. That was hard," said Medina. "Everyone was surfing really good, especially Filipe. It feels good to get a little closer to him. There is three more events so it should be a fun one."

16/Jul/2018 09:18 UTC time

France secure second title

Despite Croatia having the majority of possession in the opening stages, France took the lead in somewhat fortuitous circumstances. Antoine Griezmann s lofted free kick from the French right was nodded into his own net by Mario Mandzukic. Ivan Perisic levelled with a calm effort from the edge of the penalty area, but he would turn from hero to villain. A cross from the French right-hand side was handled by the Croatia No4, with a penalty awarded after a VAR review. In the second half France scored 2 more goals and in the end, the big No17 s strike was not enough to spark yet another miraculous Croatian comeback, and Les Bleus emulate their heroes of 1998 - including coach Didier Deschamps - in securing their second World Cup title.

12/Jul/2018 10:35 UTC time

Mandzukic and Perisic send Croatia into first World Cup Final

Croatia have reached their first World Cup Final, coming from behind to defeat England 2-1 after extra time at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow - with Mario Mandzukic s extra time goal the decisive strike. Croatia keep dreaming and showed the world what they are capable of. They produced their best performance of the tournament right when they needed it most, showing their deep reserves of strength with another victory from a game that went to 120 minutes. Despite a quick England goal just five minutes from the start, Zlatko Dalic s side turned it around. France, are you ready?

04/Jul/2018 12:03 UTC time

Who will make the last four?

The World Cup 2018 quarter-final line-up was completed yesterday night when England defeated Colombia on penalties to secure their place in the last eight. Brazil continue to impress after a comfortable win over Mexico while Kylian Mbappe inspired France to victory over Argentina and Edinson Cavani fired Uruguay through at Portugal s expense. There are still 4 former world champions (Uruguay, France, Brazil and England). One of the finalists will be a European team, as Croatia, Russia, Sweden and England remain in one side of the draw. Kane, Cavani, Griezmann and Neymar are still on the hunt for the top scorer at the tournament.

03/Jul/2018 16:52 UTC time

Neymar leads Brazil to the last eight

Neymar scored his sixth FIFA World Cup goal, before substitute Roberto Firmino added one late on, to lift Brazil past Mexico 2-0 to advance into the quarter-finals at Russia 2018.

30/Jun/2018 23:15 UTC time

Cavani fires La Celeste past European champions

Uruguay, the team with the best defensive record in the group stage at the World Cup with zero goals conceded, held firm to sink Portugal 2-1 in Sochi on Saturday to set up a quarter-final tie against France. With his match-winning brace, Edinson Cavani provided a masterclass in clinical finishing. The Paris Saint-Germain marksman, who now has three goals to his name this tournament, also showcased his usual selfless running and pressing before being forced off with injury. The Uruguayans will have to be just as solid at the back if they are to emerge victorious from their quarter-final tie against France, who were scintillating going forward during their win over Argentina earlier in the day.

29/Jun/2018 09:38 UTC time

Let the World Cup begin

The World Cup knockout stages are upon us where the level of competition steps up a notch. There is no open draw in the World Cup, so each nation can plot their route from the group stages all the way to the final in Moscow.

28/Jun/2018 14:04 UTC time

Defending Champions eliminated

Defeated 2-0 by a determined Korea Republic side, the Germans join Italy (1950, 2010), Brazil (1966), France (2002) and Spain (2014) in the undesirable club of reigning champions, who have failed to advance to the knockout stages. South Korea victory, secured by two goals in stoppage time, is the first by an Asian team versus Germany in seven attempts at the World Cup, although it did not save them from elimination.

24/Jun/2018 22:36 UTC time

Colombia keeps World Cup hopes alive

After a disastrous start against Japan last week, Colombia got exactly what it needed against Poland on Sunday: A big win led by their talented offensive trio: Radamel Falcao, James Rodriguez and Juan Cuadrado. The result put Colombia back on track to make it out of the group, though they are still in third behind Japan and Senegal after their draw earlier on Sunday.

22/Jun/2018 15:39 UTC time

Croatia advance on an Argentinian nightmare

Croatia advanced to the Last 16 for the second time in their history after cruising to victory over Argentina. With Lionel Messi lacking in inspiration, "La Albiceleste" paid for their defensive frailties on a dark night and are now on the verge of exiting the competition. The playmaker Luka Modric was the man of the match showcasing his class.

21/Jun/2018 06:52 UTC time

Portugal and Spain grab crucial win

Both Portugal and Spain got away with 1-0 games against low ranked Marroco and Iran. Ronaldo and Diego Costa got the lonely goals and both teams move closer to qualification. Cristiano Ronaldo was the star man for Portugal for the second match running, scoring the winner against Morocco at the Luzhniki Stadium to eliminate the North Africans. Both Morroco and Iran played brilliantly but exhibitions were not enough to defeat the Iberian squads.

18/Jun/2018 08:43 UTC time

El Tricolor (Mexico) defeats holders Germany

Mexico pulled off a historic victory in the opening game of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Group F, defeating World Cup holders Germany 1-0 in front of a fervent - and full - Luzhniki Stadium. Mexico came to the match with a plan and stuck to it to perfection. The team learned from their mistakes of the Confederations Cup and designed a system that would prevent the Germans playing their usual passing game and take advantage of the spaces at the back. The last minutes were tense but Mexico rarely allowed clear chances. It was a deserved victory against the world champions.

18/Jun/2018 08:34 UTC time

Ronaldo 3 - Spain 3

Cristiano Ronaldo scores sensational hat-trick as Portugal hold Spain in a World Cup classic. All World Cup finals need great players to do great things and there are few who intervene more consistently than Cristiano Ronaldo, king of the big stage and all that happens on it. Just a hat-trick to declare in this, his 151st cap for Portugal against the great Spain generation of the 21st century, including a third from a free-kick which was one of those moments when he insists that the world stops what it is doing to watch. He hitched up his shorts, shut his eyes for a moment, took a deep breath and then clipped a right-foot shot around the wall so accurately that David de Gea did not even spring for it.

11/Jun/2018 08:46 UTC time

A Golden Era: Warriors Defeat Cavaliers, Capture NBA Title

Warriors clean up Cavaliers with a sweep, capture third NBA title in four years. It was the ninth sweep (4-0) in Finals history and the largest margin of victory (+60) in a sweep. The fact that their core group of Curry, Durant and All-Stars Draymond Green and Klay Thompson are all 30 or younger and in the primes of their respective careers, is the most frightening part for the rest of the league. The Warriors are stacked for the foreseeable future and so long as they are reasonably healthy, they will continue to be a roadblock for any other team in the NBA with championship ambitions, including whatever team LeBron plays on. “Get used to it,” Thompson said, “because we are just getting started.” Focus for too long on what could have been or what might be in the future, and you will miss what these Golden State Warriors are right here and right now.

28/May/2018 10:28 UTC time

Madrid beat Liverpool to complete hat-trick

Real Madrid completed their third straight UEFA Champions League triumph with a 3-1 defeat of Liverpool in Kyiv. There is a saying in Spain: El Madrid es el Madrid. They are Madrid and they just get things done, no matter the situation. Three in a row, Zidane absolutely got it spot on, and you would not bet against a fourth next year either. Klopp s troops burst out of the traps and forced Navas into several good saves, but Salah s early departure proved to be the turning point. Liverpool players were inconsolable at full time, needless to say, but once the pain of defeat subsides they can look back with immense pride at their achievements in the competition this term.

23/May/2018 15:02 UTC time

Real Madrid and Liverpool meet in Kyiv final

Real Madrid are looking for a third UEFA Champions League victory in a row at the NSC Olimpiyskiy Stadium, facing five-time winners Liverpool. Victory in Kyiv would make Real Madrid the fourth team to claim three successive European crowns – and the first to do it twice, following their victories in the first five European Cup finals between 1956 and 1960. AFC Ajax (1971–73) and FC Bayern München (1974–76) are the only other clubs to have lifted the trophy three years running.

11/May/2018 09:25 UTC time

Oladipo wrote letter to young fan battling cancer

The mother of a 10-year-old Cameron Kirk young fan battling leukemia, thanked Pacers star Victor Oladipo for putting a smile on her son s face with a letter. Oladipo wrote that he wants Kirk to stay strong, believe in himself and keep a positive attitude. He added, “May God give you the strength, comfort and blessings that you need as you face each new day. No matter the road you are given, remember to never give up.”

03/May/2018 11:21 UTC time

Madrid v Liverpool: Champions League finalists

The biggest game in club football will this season be contested by holders Real Madrid and five-time winners Liverpool. Previous meetings: 5, with Madrid winning 2 and Liverpool 3. This season Madrid faced Dortmund, Tottenham, PSG, Juve, B.Munich, while Liverpool played against Seville, L.Moscow, Maribor, Porto, Man City, Roma.

21/Apr/2018 09:42 UTC time

Margaret River Canceled Due to Shark Concerns

The WSL has made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of the Margaret River Pro, as a result of exceptional circumstances surrounding this season event regarding sharks and the safety of our surfers. This decision has been reached after many hours of consultation with a variety of stakeholders and experts.

12/Apr/2018 15:35 UTC time

Ronaldo edges Real Madrid past Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo 98th-minute penalty sent the hosts through after Juventus had scored three to level on aggregate. With extra time looming, Medhi Benatia barged over Lucas Vázquez and Ronaldo kept his cool to fire the penalty into the top corner past Wojciech Szczęsny. It was Ronaldo tenth goal against Juventus, a #UCL record against a single club, and Ronaldo 11th straight #UCL game scoring.

06/Apr/2018 17:29 UTC time

Mick Fanning retires being runner-up at Bells

Mick Fanning, the three-time World Champion, retired in a blaze of glory Thursday morning at the 2018 Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, making the event one for the history books in more ways than one. Since he won Bells for the first time as a wildcard back in 2001, Fanning affinity for the wave has been well known. But for him to make the Final at the last event of his career, at the very place it all started, was especially meaningful. Fanning accomplishment Thursday morning proves that the Australian is going out on his own terms, at the very top of the sport.

03/Apr/2018 21:37 UTC time

Ronaldo brilliance puts Madrid in charge

It is, according to some, a "Where were you when ... moment". With 64 minutes on the clock at Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo added yet another goal to his collection but few (if any?) have been as good as this. As Dani Carvajal cross came in the Real Madrid No7 rose and with perfect, balletic form, planted an overhead kick into the far corner. It was so sensational that the Juve fans, who had booed him during the first half, led the applause. Millions on social media joined in.

31/Mar/2018 09:27 UTC time

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo goal for goal

Lionel Messi has reached his 100th UEFA Champions League goal 21 games quicker than Cristiano Ronaldo but the Portuguese forward is still well ahead of his overall tally. Last season, however, Ronaldo became the first player to score 100 times in UEFA club competition, a milestone that Messi emulated on matchday three of the current campaign. The Real Madrid and former Manchester United star, though, leads 117–100 in terms of UEFA Champions League goals alone; and in all UEFA club competition action the scoreline is 120–103 in his favour.

15/Mar/2018 22:06 UTC time

Congratulations Julian Wilson

Julian Wilson (AUS) is the winner of the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast after defeating Adrian Buchan (AUS) in the final at Kirra, Gold Coast, QLD. Opening the Final with this deep tube, Wilson put fellow Aussie Ace Buchan on his heels, and went on to win the Quik Pro Gold Coast.

14/Mar/2018 22:54 UTC time

Champions League last eight: which nations dominate?

Sevilla and Barcelona both knocking out English opposition means that Spain are the dominant nation in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the seventh year running. That was during a five-season spell of English dominance in the quarter-finals but since 2011/12 the Spanish Liga has been supreme. Indeed, in the past four campaigns Atlético Madrid, Barcelona and Real Madrid formed Spain trio of quarter-finalists, with the winners emerging from among their number; Atlético are absent this time but Sevilla have taken their place.

14/Mar/2018 13:29 UTC time

Džeko strike edges Roma past Shakhtar Donetsk

Edin Džeko s second-half goal proved sufficient for Roma to beat Shakhtar Donetsk on the night and progress to the quarter-finals on away goals.

12/Mar/2018 21:29 UTC time

What Retirement?

Mick Fanning recently announced that Bells Beach will be the last event of his WSL Championship Tour career. But before he steps away from the competitive fold, the Australian hero is setting off some fireworks up the coast at Snapper Rocks.

01/Mar/2018 16:18 UTC time

Mick Fanning announces his retirement

Australian 3x World Champion Mick Fanning has just announced his retirement from the WSL Championship Tour (CT). He will surf the first two events of the 2018 season, the Quiksilver Pro Gold Coast and the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach, and will retire from competitive surfing on the CT after his final heat in the famous Bells Bowl.

27/Feb/2018 14:31 UTC time

2018/19 group stage as it stands

ESP: Barcelona, Atlético Madrid, Real Madrid, Valencia / GER: Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund, Schalke, Eintracht Frankfurt / ENG: Manchester City, Manchester United, Liverpool, Tottenham / ITA: Napoli, Juventus, Lazio, Internazionale Milano / FRA: Paris Saint-Germain, Monaco / RUS: Lokomotiv Moskva, Zenit / POR: Porto / UKR: Shakhtar Donetsk / BEL: Club Brugge / TUR: Galatasaray

17/Feb/2018 12:06 UTC time

UEFA Champions League all-time top scorers

Cristiano Ronaldo registered his 100th and 101st UEFA Champions League goals for Real Madrid on Wednesday to pull further clear as competition all-time top scorer: 116 Cristiano Ronaldo, 97 Lionel Messi, 71 Raúl González, 56 Ruud van Nistelrooy, 53 Karim Benzema.

07/Dec/2017 10:12 UTC time

Who is in the Champions League round of 16?

Group winners: Manchester United (ENG), Paris (FRA), Roma (ITA), Barcelona (ESP), Liverpool (ENG), Manchester City (ENG), Beşiktaş (TUR), Tottenham Hotspur (ENG) Group runners-up: Basel (SUI), Bayern München (GER), Chelsea (ENG), Juventus (ITA), Sevilla (ESP), Shakhtar (UKR), Porto (POR), Real Madrid (ESP)

06/Dec/2017 09:56 UTC time

Manchester United, Paris, Roma through as group winners

Manchester United, Paris and Roma led the way into the last 16 as group winners with Basel and Juventus also booking their places in the knockout stages.

28/Nov/2017 10:36 UTC time

Neymar Prioritising Champions League Glory with PSG

Neymar insists his "dream" of winning the Ballon dOr is outweighed by a desire to lead Paris Saint-Germain to a maiden Champions League triumph. The Brazil star s decision to leave Barcelona in August was reportedly motivated by a desire to challenge Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi s monopoly on the prestigious individual honour.

22/Nov/2017 17:59 UTC time

Madrid, Beşiktaş book progress, Dortmund, Monaco out

Real Madrid and Beşiktaş booked their places in the round of 16 while Napoli kept their hopes alive and Sevilla made a stirring comeback but Dortmund and Monaco bowed out.

20/Oct/2017 15:51 UTC time

Champions League top scorers: Kane and Ronaldo level

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo lead the UEFA Champions League scoring charts with five goals apiece.

28/Sep/2017 10:14 UTC time

Paris blow Bayern away, Chelsea win late at Atlético

Chelsea scored an added-time winner at Atlético on a night when MCN starred for Paris against Bayern, Basel racked up a record victory and Celtic ended a long drought.

27/Sep/2017 10:13 UTC time

Ronaldo, Kane strike as Madrid, Spurs march on

Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane were in the goals again as Real Madrid, Tottenham, Beşiktaş and Manchester City all secured second wins while Wissam Ben Yedder hat-trick helped Sevilla to victory.

14/Sep/2017 08:31 UTC time

Opening wins for Madrid, Spurs, City and Beşiktaş

Cristiano Ronaldo and Harry Kane both scored twice in wins for Real Madrid and Tottenham respectively, with the more surprising figure of John Stones also at the double for Manchester City.

13/Sep/2017 08:43 UTC time

Messi leads way as Chelsea, Paris open in style

Lionel Messi and Neymar may no longer be team-mates but both wasted no time in getting on the scoresheet as Barcelona, Paris, Bayern, Manchester United, Sporting and Chelsea were among the opening winners.

26/Aug/2017 23:31 UTC time

Ronaldo named 2016/17 Player of the Year

Top scorer in the UEFA Champions League once more as his side retained the trophy, Cristiano Ronaldo has been named UEFA Player of the Year for a second consecutive season.

26/Aug/2017 23:27 UTC time

UEFA Champions League group stage draw

The 2017/18 UEFA Champions League group stage draw has been made, with highlights including Bayern v Paris, Chelsea v Atlético, Juventus v Barcelona and Real Madrid v Dortmund.

23/Aug/2017 23:06 UTC time

Liverpool and Sporting make it as Qarabag create history

CSKA Moskva, Sporting CP, Liverpool and APOEL have completed the UEFA Champions League group stage line-up along with Qarabağ, the first Azerbaijani team to qualify.

02/Jul/2017 21:26 UTC time

Germany punish profligate Chile

Germany have won the FIFA Confederations Cup for the first time after a 1-0 victory over Chile that waste chance after glorious chance, leaving Germany as champions by virtue of Lars Stindl 20th-minute strike.

30/Jun/2017 10:09 UTC time

Goretzka: Now we want the title

Goretzka has said that it was no accident that the second Russia 2017 semi-final was as good as over after just eight minutes. By that time, Goretzka had scored his second goal inside 109 seconds to put Germany on course for a 4-1 victory over Mexico.

29/Jun/2017 17:02 UTC time

Germany-Mexico: Six things to watch out for

1) A dangerous German right flank. 2) Mexico ball-controlling midfield. 3) Free-flowing Draxler. 4) Talented El Tri wingers (C.Vela, Lozano, Aquino). 5) Defensive trio leaving Germany open. 6) The fruits of 18 months of Mexican labour.

28/Jun/2017 22:38 UTC time

Bravo the hero as Chile advance after penalties

Chile goalkeeper and captain Claudio Bravo saved all three of Portugal penalties, while his team-mates Arturo Vidal, Charles Aranguiz and Alexis Sanchez all converted their spot-kicks to send Chile to the final in Saint Petersburg on Sunday 2 July.

23/Jun/2017 11:47 UTC time

Germany, Chile play out entertaining stalemate

Chile and Germany played out a lively 1-1 draw, with the point earned in front of 38,222 supporters in Kazan maintaining their spots as top and second side respectively in FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Group B.

18/Jun/2017 20:36 UTC time

Portugal and Mexico in dramatic draw

Portugal and Mexico played out an entertaining 2-2 draw in their opening FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 match in front of a crowd of 34,372 at the Kazan Arena on Sunday evening.

04/Jun/2017 09:16 UTC time

Majestic Real Madrid win Champions League in Cardiff

Real Madrid became the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League, and Cristiano Ronaldo the first player to score in three finals, with a devastating 4-1 defeat of Juventus.

31/May/2017 22:24 UTC time

Juventus and Real Madrid face final showdown

The 2017 final is a repeat of the 1998 showpiece, with holders Real Madrid aiming to be the first team to retain the UEFA Champions League title and Juventus seeking a third European crown

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