Juventus add a touch of controversy to title win
Juventus add a touch of controversy to title win

Juventus added a touch of controversy to their Serie A title celebrations on Saturday by suggesting it was the 33rd, not the 31st, time they had won the league. 

Bayer Leverkusen beat second-string Bayern Munich 2-0 to go third
Bayer Leverkusen beat second-string Bayern Munich 2-0 to go third

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer Leverkusen beat a second-string Bayern Munich 2-0 on Saturday to move up to third in the Bundesliga and get back on course for an automatic Champions League spot with three matches left in the season.

Football rallies round grieving Rio Ferdinand
Football rallies round grieving Rio Ferdinand

Football rallied round on Saturday to offer support to former England captain Rio Ferdinand following the death of his wife, Rebecca Ellison, from cancer.

Dominant Chelsea three points from glory
Dominant Chelsea three points from glory

The English Premier League crown will be within Chelsea`s grasp on Sunday when they host Crystal Palace needing three points to become champions.

Wenger wants strong finish to send a message to title rivals
Wenger wants strong finish to send a message to title rivals

Arsene Wenger is targeting a strong finish to the campaign to boost Arsenal`s Premier League title challenge next season.

Wenger`s side travel to face Hull on Monday aiming to strengthen their bid to claim the runners-up spot behind champions-elect Chelsea.

Carlo Ancelotti hopeful over Karim Benzema fitness for Juve clash
Carlo Ancelotti hopeful over Karim Benzema fitness for Juve clash

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti is hopeful of having striker Karim Benzema fit to face Juventus in the first-leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday.

EPL: Brendan Rodgers hails `irreplaceable` Steven Gerrard
EPL: Brendan Rodgers hails `irreplaceable` Steven Gerrard

Brendan Rodgers claimed Steven Gerrard will prove irreplaceable after the Liverpool captain marked his penultimate appearance at Anfield with the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over QPR.

Bayern injury crisis leaves Guardiola guessing
Bayern injury crisis leaves Guardiola guessing

Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola has no idea who will play against Barcelona in the Champions League semi-final this week as injuries take a mounting toll.

Williamson `sent off on purpose`: Newcastle head coach John Carver
Williamson `sent off on purpose`: Newcastle head coach John Carver

Newcastle head coach John Carver accused defender Mike Williamson of deliberately getting sent off after his side went down 3-0 at Leicester City in the Premier League.

Manchester United in Champions League `rat race`, says Louis van Gaal
Manchester United in Champions League `rat race`, says Louis van Gaal

Louis van Gaal admits Manchester United are locked in a "rat race" for a place in next season`s Champions League after a surprising 1-0 home defeat to West Brom allowed rivals Liverpool to move to within four points.

Ligue 1: Lyon reclaim top spot in France
Ligue 1: Lyon reclaim top spot in France

Lyon reclaimed top spot in Ligue 1 on Saturday with a convincing 2-0 victory over strugglers Evian to put the pressure back on title rivals Paris Saint-Germain.

La Liga: Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Madrid in touch with eight-goal Barca
La Liga: Ronaldo hat-trick keeps Madrid in touch with eight-goal Barca

A Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick maintained Real Madrid`s La Liga title aspirations as they ended Sevilla`s 34-game unbeaten run at home with a 3-2 win on Saturday.

Tevez putting ghost of legend del Piero to rest
Tevez putting ghost of legend del Piero to rest

Carlos Tevez lived up to his nickname of "Apache" so well this season that he is set to be the first Juventus player to finish Serie A top scorer since Alessandro del Piero in 2008.

From eggs to excellence for Juve coach Allegri
From eggs to excellence for Juve coach Allegri

Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri has won over his egg-throwing critics in the most emphatic of styles this season.

Juventus win 31st Italian title
Juventus win 31st Italian title

Juventus won the Italian title for the 31st time on Saturday after Arturo Vidal`s first half strike saw Massimiliano Allegri`s side defeat Sampdoria 1-0.

EPL: West Brom sink Man Utd, Burnley and QPR on brink
EPL: West Brom sink Man Utd, Burnley and QPR on brink

West Bromwich Albion dealt Manchester United`s hopes of automatic Champions League qualification a serious blow with a smash-and-grab 1-0 victory at Old Trafford on Saturday.

Bengaluru are the best side in I-League: Eelco Schatorrie
Bengaluru are the best side in I-League: Eelco Schatorrie

East Bengal Coach Eelco Schatorrie on Saturday said though his team has not lost to Bengaluru Football Club (BFC) in previous games but they would not take it easy since their rivals are the best side in the I-League.

I-League: High stakes for Bengaluru FC, East Bengal
I-League: High stakes for Bengaluru FC, East Bengal

With hectic jockeying and jostling for positions at the top of the I-League table, defending champions Bengaluru FC take on East Bengal here on Sunday with both teams needing all points to remain in contention for the title.

Silvio Berlusconi meets Thai businessman as AC Milan sale decision nears
Silvio Berlusconi meets Thai businessman as AC Milan sale decision nears

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Saturday more time was needed to seal an accord over a sale of a stake in AC Milan with Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol but said he could retain control of the soccer club.

Wife of Rio Ferdinand dies
Wife of Rio Ferdinand dies

The wife of former Manchester United and England defender Rio Ferdinand has died following a short battle with cancer, he announced on Saturday.

"My soulmate slipped away last night," the 36-year-old player said in a statement.