Knock out king `Rafa` eyes third Europa prize
Knock out king `Rafa` eyes third Europa prize

 Rafeal Benitez is expecting no favours from Ukraine underdogs Dnipro for his swashbuckling Napoli side, while holders Sevilla await Fiorentina in Thursday`s Europa League semi-final first leg ties.

Hull City's Michael Dawson damages Liverpool`s Europe dream
Hull City's Michael Dawson damages Liverpool`s Europe dream

Michael Dawson, the Hull City captain, scored a goal that secured a 1-0 home win over Liverpool and had a significant impact on both ends of the Premier League table on Tuesday.

Women to join the men in ''four-man''  bobsleigh
Women to join the men in ''four-man'' bobsleigh

The four-man bobsleigh may have to be renamed after the sport`s governing body announced a ground-breaking move on Thursday to allow women alongside the men in mixed gender teams when the season starts.

De Gea calls on Man U to win Europa Cup to show `they never give in`

Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea has called on his teammates to win the Europa Cup to show that they are `still around and that they will never give in`.

History-seeking Chelsea target Europa semis

Chelsea can take a step closer to becoming only the fourth side to win all three of UEFA`s major club competitions by cementing a place in the Europa League semi-finals when they travel to Rubin Kazan on Thursday.

`Rubin football pitch to be fit for Chelsea`

Russian football club Rubin Kazan insist the pitch will be ready for the Chelsea visit in the Europa League next month despite a UEFA order that the game must be played in Moscow because of a poor-quality surface in the stadium.