Bayern Munich eager to learn from late lapses in Manchester City
Bayern Munich eager to learn from late lapses in Manchester City

Bayern Munich`s 3-2 loss at Manchester City on Tuesday could not have come at a better time for coach Pep Guardiola, who said his side would learn from the mistakes that led to a first defeat since August.

Fast bowlers rush to Sean Abbott's defence after Phil Hughes blow
Fast bowlers rush to Sean Abbott's defence after Phil Hughes blow

As the global cricket community prays for Australia cricketer Phillip Hughes` recovery from a severe head injury, fast bowlers rushed to the defence of Sean Abbott, whose short-pitched ball struck the batsman and left him fighting for his life.

Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos bury hatchet in Spain commitment spat
Cesc Fabregas, Sergio Ramos bury hatchet in Spain commitment spat

Cesc Fabregas was "pissed off" with Spain team mate Sergio Ramos for raising doubts about his commitment to the national team but said the pair had buried the hatchet.

Debut Barca goal for Luis Suarez could open floodgates
Debut Barca goal for Luis Suarez could open floodgates

Luis Suarez`s debut goal for Barcelona was inevitably overshadowed by Lionel Messi`s Champions League scoring record but the Uruguayan`s opener in Tuesday`s 4-0 win at APOEL Nicosia is likely to be the first of many.

Rory McIlroy has Georgia on his mind Down Under
Rory McIlroy has Georgia on his mind Down Under

World number one Rory McIlroy is back to defend his Australian Open title in the city where he kickstarted his career last year but admitted on Wednesday that the next U.S. Masters is never far from his mind.The reigning British Open and U.S. PGA Championship title holder could win a third straight major if he secures the green jacket at Augusta in April and said he was thinking about it "every day".

Daniel Vettori back for New Zealand, Pakistan bat first in Sharjah
Daniel Vettori back for New Zealand, Pakistan bat first in Sharjah

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and opted to bat in the third and final test against New Zealand in Sharjah on Wednesday.

Phil Hughes blow ''rare'' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara
Phil Hughes blow ''rare'' but cricket a dangerous game: Brian Lara

The injury that left Australian batsman Phillip Hughes in a critical condition in hospital was a "rare" event but a reminder that cricket has always been a dangerous sport, West Indies batting great Brian Lara said on Wednesday.

Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant and others react to Micheal Brown decision
Serena Williams, Kobe Bryant and others react to Micheal Brown decision

Crime, in whichever form it comes, disturbs everybody. Sporting mega-stars included. When a United States jury failed to indict police officer Darren Wilson over the infamous shooting of black teen, Micheal Brown in Ferguson, the likes of Serena Williams and Kobe Bryant chose to join the thousands of protesters and criticize the decision which carries a cynicism more negating than the crime itself.

Indians can beat Chinese, says Saina Nehwal
Indians can beat Chinese, says Saina Nehwal

Saina Nehwal said on Tuesday that Indians can beat their Chinese opponents in badminton. But the ace shuttler is aware of the difficulties in repeating such performances.

Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia
Sania Mirza named UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia

Indian tennis star Sania Mirza was Tuesday appointed the UN Goodwill Ambassador for the South Asian region by UN Women at an event held to mark the International Day To End Violence Against Women.

Diego Simeone likely to attend ISL semis : Utsav Parekh
Diego Simeone likely to attend ISL semis : Utsav Parekh

Atletico De Kolkata co-owner Utsav Parekh said Tuesday that Atletico Madrid's manager Diego Simeone is likely to attend the ISL semi final if the city franchise makes the cut for the last four.

Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze
Fifty years later, American skating team claims Olympics bronze

Fifty years after Vivian Joseph and Ronald Joseph skated at the Innsbruck Olympics, the American pair on Tuesday officially claimed the bronze medal.

Nani's solo effort helps Sporting rise to second
Nani's solo effort helps Sporting rise to second

Winger Nani scored a superb solo goal to help Sporting beat Maribor 3-1 on Tuesday as the Portuguese side gave a big boost to their chances of qualifying for the Champions League last 16.

UAE secure Gulf Cup third place with win over Oman
UAE secure Gulf Cup third place with win over Oman

Deposed Gulf Cup champions United Arab Emirates claimed third place in this year`s event with a 1-0 win over Oman on Tuesday thanks to tournament top scorer Ali Mabkhout`s fifth goal.

More to come from Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, says Laurent Blanc
More to come from Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, says Laurent Blanc

Paris St Germain`s Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored three goals between them in the 3-1 home win over Ajax Amsterdam in the Champions League on Tuesday and coach Laurent Blanc said there was more to come.

Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero is special player, says Manchester City captain
Hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero is special player, says Manchester City captain

Vincent Kompany hailed Sergio Aguero as Manchester City`s "special player" after the Argentine`s hat-trick earned a rousing 3-2 comeback win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday.

Jose Mourinho delight as five-goal Chelsea match awayday best
Jose Mourinho delight as five-goal Chelsea match awayday best

Coach Jose Mourinho saluted his "very good" Chelsea side after they produced a 5-0 demolition job at Schalke 04 on Tuesday to equal their best away victory in the Champions League.

Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, Carlo Ancelotti says
Real Madrid to field strongest team at Basel, Carlo Ancelotti says

Holders Real Madrid will field their strongest team at FC Basel in Wednesday`s Champions League Group B clash despite having already qualified for the last 16, coach Carlo Ancelotti said on Tuesday.

Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke
Hard to quantify damage done by non publication of report - Valcke

FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said on Tuesday he did not know how much damage had been done to the organisation by the row over the non-publication of the Garcia report in full.

Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers
Steven Gerrard criticism hugely unfair, says Brendan Rodgers

Under-fire Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard may not be enjoying his best spell of form but he is still "a top class player", manager Brendan Rodgers said ahead of their Champions League clash with Ludogorets.