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Luka Modric likely to return for Real against Schalke
Luka Modric likely to return for Real against Schalke

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is likely to return from a lengthy injury layoff in the Champions League last 16 second leg at home to Schalke 04 on March 10, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Saturday.

Fernando Alonso insists he will be back very soon
Fernando Alonso insists he will be back very soon

Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has said he expects to be back racing "very soon" despite spending three nights in hospital after suffering concussion in a crash last weekend.

Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks, says Sky Italia
Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo out for three weeks, says Sky Italia

Juventus playmaker Andrea Pirlo will be out for three weeks after suffering a right calf muscle strain, Sky Sports Italia reported on Thursday.

Pakistan think-tank made many blunders in WC opener: Mohammed Hafeez
Pakistan think-tank made many blunders in WC opener: Mohammed Hafeez

Disgruntled all-rounder, Mohammed Hafeez, who was left out of the national squad due to an injury, feels Pakistan think-tank made several blunders in the World Cup opener against arch-rivals India.

Potential 'killer blow' to king Richard III revealed

New film footage has revealed for the first time the potential "killer blow" that claimed the life of king Richard III.

NBA: Pelicans' Anthony Davis pulls out of All-Star game
NBA: Pelicans' Anthony Davis pulls out of All-Star game

New Orleans Pelicans star forward Anthony Davis on Wednesday became the latest player to pull out of Sunday`s NBA All-Star game because of injury.

QPR relegation battle hit by Leroy Fer injury
QPR relegation battle hit by Leroy Fer injury

Queens Park Rangers midfielder Leroy Fer has been ruled out of action for up to 10 weeks with a knee injury, the Premier League strugglers said on Wednesday.

Injured QPR striker Charlie Austin out for one match
Injured QPR striker Charlie Austin out for one match

Top scorer Charlie Austin will miss Queens Park Rangers` next game due to a bruised foot but the struggling Premier League club eased fears on Sunday that he could be out for the rest of the season.

ICC approves Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for Mohammad Hafeez
ICC approves Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for Mohammad Hafeez

 The ICC approved Nasir Jamshed as a replacement for injured Mohammad Hafeez in Pakistan's squad for the World Cup, starting February 14.

Real defender Sergio Ramos ruled out for up to six weeks
Real defender Sergio Ramos ruled out for up to six weeks

Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has suffered a hamstring tear that could keep him out for up to six weeks, the La Liga leaders said on Friday. Ramos limped off during the first half of Real’s victory over Sevilla on Wednesday and tests revealed a more serious injury than first anticipated. 

ICC approves Rahat Ali's inclusion in Pakistan squad
ICC approves Rahat Ali's inclusion in Pakistan squad

The International Cricket Council (ICC) Friday approved Pakistan Cricket Board's (PCB) request to replace injured pacer Junaid Khan with Rahat Ali in their World Cup squad.

Rock star Sohail Khan gives Pakistan mountain of muscle
Rock star Sohail Khan gives Pakistan mountain of muscle

From throwing rocks down mountains and training by swimming across rivers and streams in Pakistan's troubled north-west, unheralded pace bowler Sohail Khan has come a long way.

James Faulkner to miss start of World Cup due to abdominal strain
James Faulkner to miss start of World Cup due to abdominal strain

Australian all-rounder James Faulkner is likely to miss the start of the cricket World Cup as he is suffering from a moderate grade abdominal muscle strain, Cricket Australia said today.

Victoria Azarenka happy despite Aussie Open defeat
Victoria Azarenka happy despite Aussie Open defeat

Two-time champion Victoria Azarenka might be out of the Australian Open but she is not upset, happy that her comeback from injury and depression has gone so well.

Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe Bryant`s season
Torn rotator cuff could end Kobe Bryant`s season

Los Angeles Lakers star guard Kobe Bryant will have the weekend to ponder treatment options for what doctors confirmed Friday was a torn rotator cuff injury in his right shoulder.

Linkin Park cancels tour due to injury
Linkin Park cancels tour due to injury

Linkin Park rockers have cancelled the remaining dates of the Hunting Party tour after frontman Chester Bennington injured his leg.

Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa
Kei Nishikori is net gain for Shinji Kagawa

After almost ruling himself out of the Asian Cup by hurting himself playing foot volleyball, Japan`s Shinji Kagawa has turned to tennis for inspiration. As holders Japan prepared to take on Jordan in Melbourne, the Dortmund midfielder said the Blue Samurai would drew power from tennis superstar Kei Nishikori, playing at the Australian Open venue literally just across the road. "To see him competing at the very highest level in the world gives us a lot of strength. Hopefully we will both come away victorious," Kagawa said.

Michael Clarke on track for February 21 return
Michael Clarke on track for February 21 return

Australia's preparations for next month's ODI cricket World Cup received a massive boost with the announcement that inspirational skipper Michael Clarke is on track for a return from injury by February 21.

Injured Juan Martin del Potro pulls out of Australian Open
Injured Juan Martin del Potro pulls out of Australian Open

Luckless Grand Slam winner Juan Martin del Potro on Sunday pulled out of the Australian Open after a recurrence of his troublesome wrist injury, but remains confident of resurrecting his career.

Doubtful Rafael Nadal rules out Australian Open glory
Doubtful Rafael Nadal rules out Australian Open glory

 Rafa Nadal has downplayed his chances of winning the Australian Open, saying his back remains a concern and he lacks confidence from having little match practice in the lead-up.