Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''
Eric Abidal announces retirement ''for personal reasons''

Former France defender Eric Abidal, who returned to playing after undergoing a liver transplant in April 2012, announced on Friday he was ending his career for `personal reasons`.

France great Thierry Henry announces retirement
France great Thierry Henry announces retirement

Former World Cup winner and Arsenal`s record goal-scorer Thierry Henry

Ligue 1: Monaco eye to prove credentials against leaders Marseille
Ligue 1: Monaco eye to prove credentials against leaders Marseille

Fresh from securing their passage into the last 16 of the Champions League, Monaco will get the chance to prove their credentials when they entertain Ligue 1 leaders Marseille on Sunday.

Monaco welcomes birth of royal twins Gabriella and Jacques

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Charlene on Wednesday welcomed their twin babies to the world, as cannons roared and church bells tolled in the tiny Mediterranean principality.

28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games
28-sport cap dropped as part of 40-point action plan to revamp future Olympic Games

A 28-sport cap has reportedly been dropped as part of a 40-point action plan for future summer Olympics in order to revamp the sporting showpiece.

Vintage Dimitar Berbatov leads Monaco to victory
Vintage Dimitar Berbatov leads Monaco to victory

Veteran Bulgarian Dimitar Berbatov scored a brace as Monaco warmed up for a decisive Champions League date with a 2-0 win away to Toulouse in Ligue 1 on Friday.

Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka
Rio making `very good progress`: Sergey Bubka

Rio de Janeiro is making "very good progress" catching up with delays in preparations for the 2016 Olympics, top IOC member Sergey Bubka said Friday.

Zenit St Petersburg looking for boost ahead of Champions League decider
Zenit St Petersburg looking for boost ahead of Champions League decider

Zenit St Petersburg hope to consolidate their lead in the Russian Premiership against FC Krasnodar on Saturday ahead of their crucial Champions League decider away at Monaco next week.

Lewis Hamilton not ready to return back home to Britain on 'permanent basis'
Lewis Hamilton not ready to return back home to Britain on 'permanent basis'

Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton has insisted that he has no plans to end his tax exile despite being slammed following his second title triumph.

Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo in line for Manchester United returns
Radamel Falcao, Marcos Rojo in line for Manchester United returns

Radamel Falcao and Marcos Rojo could both return from injury for Manchester United`s home game against Hull City on Saturday, manager Louis van Gaal revealed on Friday.

Monaco win at Bayer Leverkusen to boost last 16 hopes
Monaco win at Bayer Leverkusen to boost last 16 hopes

Monaco boosted their hopes of finishing as Champions League Group C winners with a 1-0 win at leaders Bayer Leverkusen, who progressed to the last 16 despite Wednesday`s defeat.

Hot-shot Son Heung-Min aims to fire Bayer Leverkusen into last 16
Hot-shot Son Heung-Min aims to fire Bayer Leverkusen into last 16

South Korea striker Son Heung-Min is hoping to add to his impressive goal tally on Wednesday against Monaco to fire Bayer Leverkusen into the last 16 of the Champions League.

Dimitar Berbatov relishing Leverkusen return
Dimitar Berbatov relishing Leverkusen return

Veteran Monaco striker Dimitar Berbatov hopes to frustrate former club Bayer Leverkusen in their bid to reach the Champions League`s knock-out phase in Wednesday`s clash.

With a four-point lead at the top of Group C, Roger Schmidt`s Leverkusen are in pole position to reach the last-16.

Bayer Leverkusen out for revenge against Monaco
Bayer Leverkusen out for revenge against Monaco

Group C leaders Bayer Leverkusen need a point against Monaco on Wednesday to take their place in the Champions League`s last 16 as they look to avenge their away defeat.

Louis van Gaal cautious over permanent deal for Radamel Falcao
Louis van Gaal cautious over permanent deal for Radamel Falcao

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has postponed a decision on whether to seal a permanent deal for Radamel Falcao because of the latest injury to the Colombia striker.

Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year
Frenchman Renaud Lavillenie, Kiwi Valerie Adams are IAAF Athletes of Year

Pole vault world record holder Renaud Lavillenie and Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams were named World Athletes of the Year at an IAAF gala in Monaco on Friday.

Monaco`s Prince Albert says royal twins due `around Christmas`

Monaco`s father-to-be Prince Albert II said the principality`s newest royals were likely to make an appearance before Christmas, adding he had asked his South African wife Princess Charlene to keep him in the dark about the twins` gender.

Anderson Talisca revives Benfica`s Champions League knockout hopes
Anderson Talisca revives Benfica`s Champions League knockout hopes

A goal by impressive young Brazilian Anderson Talisca revived Portuguese champions Benfica`s hopes of reaching the Champions League knock-out stages for the first time in three seasons as it secured a 1-0 win over Monaco.

Rajnath Singh to represent India at Interpol meet in Monaco

Home Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India at Interpol's General Assembly beginning on Monday in Monaco, where he is expected to seek support for cases having international ramifications, including those related to terror.

Rajnath Singh to attend Interpol meet in Monaco, visit Israel later

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will represent India at Interpol's General Assembly beginning on Monday in Monaco, where he is expected to seek support for cases having international ramifications, including those related to terror.