Reuters Sports Schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday, March 7
Reuters sports schedule at 1400 GMT on Friday: - - - - SOCCER Ligue 1 Olympique Marseille v Nice (1930) Copy on merit - - - - ATHLETICS World Indoor Championships, Sopot, Poland (to 9) Santos and Gordon bid to reach 400 metres final The 400 metres semi-finals highlight the opening day with Olympic silver and bronze medallists, Dominican Republic's Luguelin Santos and Trinidad and Tobago's Lalonde Gordon respectively, in contention for the men's gold medal while in the women's race American Francena McCorory and Russia's Kseniya Ryzhova are the joint favourites. (ATHLETICS-WORLD/INDOORS). ...
Milan bought a Honda and got a Lada
The Japanese star has struggled to have the expected impact since his move to Serie A and the fear is that he has missed his chance to stamp his authority on the Italian league.
Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus meet over Pogba
The French club is keen to lure the midfielder back to his native country and has opened informal talks.
Kehl: Bayern is on another level
The experienced midfielder has acknowledged the league title is no longer a realistic possibility, but does not fear facing FCB in any other competition.
Barcelona agrees Ter Stegen deal
The Catalans have reached an agreement over a summer move, but will only confirm the move once La Liga is decided and Victor Valdes reveals his next destination.
Moyes pens open letter to Manchester United fans
The Scot accepts that his first season in charge at Old Trafford has gone worse than expected but salutes the club's "magnificent" support for sticking by the team.
Brazilian player racially abused after match
Fans yelled racist insults at a Brazilian soccer player being interviewed by reporters after a match, the latest case of racism to hit the country that will host the World Cup in a few months. Santos midfielder Arouca, who played for Brazil's national team last year, was on the field talking to reporters after his team's 5-2 win in the Sao Paulo state championship on Thursday when some fans in the stands called him ''monkey.'' The insults came a day after a referee said he was targeted by racist fans before and after a match, and less than a month...
Birmingham City owner sentenced to 6-year term
Carson Yeung, the owner of English Championship club Birmingham City, has been sentenced to six years in jail for money laundering. Hong Kong District Court judge Douglas Yau handed down the sentence Friday. Yeung was found guilty on Monday over his receipt of 721 million Hong Kong dollars ($93 million), using five bank accounts between January 2001 and December 2007. The court had heard that 54-year-old Yeung and his father, who died in 2012, reported no earnings while the vast sums were deposited into the bank accounts.
Soccer-Salzburg take the art of pressing to new level
By Brian Homewood March 7 (Reuters) - Twenty-one points clear at the top of the league with 85 goals scored in 25 games and a goal difference of 63, Austrian Bundesliga leaders Salzburg are making strong claims to being the most dominant team in Europe. Even the all-conquering domestic campaigns of Bayern Munich, 20 points clear at the top of the German Bundesliga, and Juventus, 11 points ahead of the pack in Italy's Serie A, pale in comparison. Although sceptics may claim that their record is partly a reflection of the lack of quality in Austrian football, Salzburg have been...
MLS Season Preview: With Year 20 looming on horizon, league must show improvement in 2014
Major League Soccer is a year away from reaching the 20-season mark, but before it reaches that milestone, it must show improvement in an important 2014 campaign.