September 17, 2014
The centre-back proved to be the difference as Luis Enrique's first European game in charge of the Catalan club ended with a win
The Spaniard had given the hosts the lead although Klaas-Jan Huntelaar struck past Thibaut Courtois in the second half to secure a point for the Bundesliga outfit
The England goalkeeper was finally beaten late on having kept out Pep Guardiola's side for the majority of the 90 minutes as City suffered defeat in their group stage opener
Chelsea (0-0-0) have already staked a claim to their place in the English Premier League with four outstanding performances. Now they will look to do to the same in Europe as Jose Mourinho will be set to see how his updated squad does on the biggest stage.
Bayern Munich (0-0-0) have started their domestic campaign off with two wins and a draw from three and are ripe to get their European season off on the right foot. However, multiple injuries will see a makeshift side one more from Pep Guardiola and could give their visitors an edge.
Rory McIlroy has been named winner of the PGA of America Player of the Year 2013-14 and has also won the Vardon Trophy for the stellar performance that he put up last year.
September 16, 2014
Carlo Ancelotti's men had been under pressure heading into their first European clash of the season, but a first-half flurry ensured they eased to three points
The German side threatened to run riot against the north Londoners, with the two goalscorers particularly impressive in a high-intensity performance from BVB
The Reds skipper stepped up to score from 12 yards in injury time, just moments after the Bulgarian minnows had grabbed a dramatic equaliser at Anfield on Tuesday
The Frenchman suffered ankle ligament damage against Manchester City on Saturday and is now set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines following scans on the problem
Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki, who just appeared in her first Grand Slam final in five years, has said that she is ready to contend for more major titles.
Real Madrid (0-0-0) have struggled so far this season and after a weekend loss to rivals Atletico Madrid the defending European champions will be looking to right their ship. Carlo Ancelotti is expected to pull out all the stops to ensure his club get off to a winning return to Europe.
Borussia Dortmund (0-0-0) face Arsenal in the group stages for the third time in four years and the two sides are quickly becoming major European rivals. With the Gunners having gotten the better of the results over their four meetings, Jurgen Klopp will be looking to a home victory and nothing less.
Liverpool (0-0-0) return to the UEFA Champions League for the first time in five years and Anfield is expected to be rocking for their first European night in far too long. However, the Reds are struggling to find their feet so far this season and this could be the match where they break out and get things truly kicked off.
September 15, 2014
The Colombia international was given a warm reception when he replaced Juan Mata on 67 minutes as the Red Devils swept QPR aside at Old Trafford on Sunday
There are very few occasions in tennis that are new to Roger Federer but playing in the Davis Cup final later this year will be one of them. France will have home advantage, at a venue to be decided, when they stage the 2014 final in two months' time, but Federer's Switzerland will be the firm favourites.
The former France international was released from West Bromwich Albion in March and has now signed for the Indian Super League club
Billy Horschel beat Northern Irish golf ace Rory McIlroy to the 6 million pounds FedEx Cup prize as the American clinched the Tour Championship and secured the overall title.
Louis van Gaal said that he told his Manchester United players to consider their game against Queens Park Rangers as the first match of the season and a new beginning - and they responded yesterday with the first win of the season and four goals.
September 14, 2014
Roger Federer secured Switzerland's place in the final of the Davis Cup for the first time since 1992 by comfortably beating Fabio Fognini in Geneva on Sunday.
The Argentina international opened the scoring before creating a goal for Juan Mata while Ander Herrera and Wayne Rooney also found the net
The Anfield club fell short against Aston Villa on Saturday with a narrow defeat yet the manager insists his new additions will click
Portugal national team captain Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly determined to leave La Liga side Real Madrid at the end of the season and is looking forward to return to Manchester United or Manchester City.
According to a data prepared for ex- players of the National Football League (NFL), around three in 10 former NFL players develop more than moderate neurocognitive problems and qualify for payments under the 765 million dollars concussion settlement.
September 13, 2014
The winger struck late on to give Diego Simeone's men a big early win in their bid to defend La Liga and again upset their city rivals
The striker struck early in the first-half to give his side the lead and the Reds could not hit back, with Paul Lambert's side turning in a brilliant defensive performance
Andy Murray on Wednesday confirmed he will join fellow tennis luminaries Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal at the Mubadala World Tennis Championship in Abu Dhabi between January 1 and 3.
The Brazil-born Spaniard continued his fine goalscoring form with a brilliant hat-trick at Stamford Bridge as the Blues continued their perfect start to the season
The City centre-half netted a late header to seal a valuable point for Manuel Pellegrini's side after Sergio Aguero's opener was cancelled out by Jack Wilshere and Alexis Sanchez
Colombian striker Radamel Falcao has revealed that he always wanted to move to Manchester United ahead of Real Madrid this summer, and said that he wants to stay there for many years.
September 12, 2014
The National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) on Friday signed a three-year agreement to become the exclusive banking partner of Real Madrid in the UAE at the Spanish side’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Liverpool (2-0-1) managed a strong opening month with victories over Southampton and Tottenham on either side of a frustrating loss to Manchester City away at the Etihad. With Daniel Sturridge injured, Mario Balotelli is set to lead the line with Lazar Markovic believed inline for his first full start under Brendan Rodgers.
Chelsea (3-0-0) sits at the top of the table on goal difference thanks to some excellent opening month production from new additions Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa.
Arsenal (1-2-0) will be looking to get back on the right track with another victory this season having only tasted that sweet taste once in three matches...
Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre has revealed that the day Italian striker Mario Balotelli signed from AC Milan, the club sold 50,000 pounds worth of his shirts.
September 11, 2014
The Dutchman says the 23-year-old was allowed to join Arsenal in the summer transfer window because of his inferior goal record to Wayne Rooney and Robin van Persie
Manchester United football team manager Louis van Gaal has reportedly been informed that he is expected to finish at a minimum of third place in the Premier League this season, with no further substantial additions to the squad following this summer's 153.1 million pounds outlay.
Chelsea is plotting to make a stunning bid for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo and have reportedly set aside a staggering 60 million pounds for the Portuguese International.
Manchester United is reportedly set to announce to announce record revenues of around 420 million pounds for last season when they publish their annual results on Wednesday with figures expected to include 25 million pounds in profit.
Ferrari chairman Luca Di Montezemolo is going to step down as long-time chairman of the Italian Formula One team, following a poor season on the track and disagreements with the Sergio Marchionne, who is the chief executive officer of parent company Fiat.
September 10, 2014
Midfielder Aaron Ramsey, who has been a major contributor of Arsenal’s goals in the last 12 months, suffered an injury while playing for Wales in the Euro 2016 qualifiers. Wales managed a 2-1 win over Andorra in the qualifying match. After playing close to the final whistle, Ramsey had to be taken off in injury time with an ankle injury.
Marin Cilic hailed his maiden Grand Slam title as a miracle, after he eased past Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 in his first major final at the US Open after 27 previous major appearances.
Croatian tennis ace Marin Cilic's victory at the US Open has led to British number one Andy Murray slipping out of the world's top 10 for the first time since 2008.
Record Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher will continue his recovery at home from injuries suffered in a ski accident late last year, his management said Tuesday.
Jordan's national team continued preparations for the Asian Cup next year, managing a draw with China 1-1 last night in Harbin.
September 9, 2014
Nasser Al Khater is sure there will be a consensus on what time of the year the competition will be held and says they will work on cooling stadiums as well as fan areas
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has announced that a TV replay system allowing coaches to challenge a referee's decision may be trialled next year.
Manchester United and Arsenal reportedly have better 'cost-per-trophy' ratio than their big-spending rivals Chelsea and Manchester City in the Premier League.
Marin Cilic hammered Japan's Kei Nishikori 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 on Monday to win the US Open, following in the footsteps of his coach and 2001 Wimbledon winner Goran Ivanisevic.
The young Barcelona attacker has been criticised in some quarters for not choosing to represent Morocco, but he says he always intended to represent la Roja
September 8, 2014
The Arsenal striker struck twice to down Vladimir Petkovic's side in their Euro 2016 qualifier, whilst also easing the scrutiny on the under-fire 67-year-old
The centre-back revealed that that he could also have continued his career in La Liga or the Premier League but that he did not want to leave the Stadio Olimpico
Roger Federer says that he will not obsess over winning an 18th Grand Slam title, after putting up a dismal show in the US Open semi-finals.
The 78-year-old Swiss has made public his decision to run again, arguing that his "mission" is not yet finished
After David Beckham recently expressed his desire to work with the Three Lions, England boss Roy Hodgson said that it would be impossible for FA to reject the former England football star's offer.
Serena Williams won the 18th grand slam title of her career on Sunday, beating Caroline Wozniacki 6-3, 6-3 to claim a third consecutive trophy at the US Open.
September 7, 2014
Gordon Strachan's men made Joachim Low's men work hard for three points but two clinical goals from the Bayern Munich star made the decisive difference
Lewis Hamilton recovered from a poor start and profited from a mistake by team-mate Nico Rosberg to win the Italian Grand Prix in a seventh Mercedes one-two of the season.
McLaren boss Ron Dennis has said that the tensions between Formula One title rivals Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg could result in one of them leaving Mercedes at the end of this season.
Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata along with the club's other superstar signings are now taking history lessons on the Premier League side's glorious past to fully appreciate the importance of playing for the club.
Marin Cilic faced a difficult task matching Kei Nishikori’s heroics but the 25-year-old from Croatia did just that in the second of the US Open semi-finals here.
September 6, 2014
Kei Nishikori stunned Novak Djokovic to become the first Japanese player ever to reach a grand slam singles final.
Caroline Wozniacki reached the final of the US Open here last night but not in the manner she would have wanted. Shuai Peng...
The 24-year-old was finally granted a UK visa this week and is eligible for selection as Louis van Gaal's struggling side prepare to take on QPR at Old Trafford
The Blues sold David Luiz and Romelu Lukaku this summer and their Portuguese boss says this is the reality of a club with smaller incomes than Manchester United and Real Madrid
World number one Serena Williams remained on course for a hat trick of US Open titles with an easy straight set win over Russia's Ekaterina Makarova.
September 5, 2014
Munir El Haddadi called up into the full Spanish squad. @FCBarcelona
The Chelsea striker has returned to Stamford Bridge for treatment on a hamstring injury, resulting in a first call-up for the Barcelona starlet
The Liverpool star limped out of a Three Lions training session with a thigh problem on Friday morning and has now returned to Merseyside after a scan confirmed the injury
The venue of the 2022 FIFA World Cup is again under the spotlight after two Nepalese-British human rights workers disappeared in Doha.
17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer had to battle hard to beat Gael Monfils in a five-set thriller to advance into the US Open semifinal and keep alive his hope of an 18th Grand Slam title.
Mercedes has reportedly said that they will have to consider dropping either Lewis Hamilton or Nico Rosberg if the duo cannot race in "cleanly."
September 4, 2014
The new Chelsea signing finished a fine team move midway through the second half to earn Didier Deschamps' side an impressive friendly win
Two goals and a Bruno Martins Indi red card in the first 10 minutes set up the hosts for a comfortable victory against a side undergoing changes with new boss Guus Hiddink
Caroline Wozniacki's private life may have been torn apart when Rory McIlroy called off their engagement earlier this summer but the 24-year-old Dane's tennis has gone from strength to strength.
The Argentina winger was in top form on Wednesday with a stunning performance against Germany, and the striker has added to the plaudits following his loan move to Old Trafford
Kei Nishikori fought hard to beat third seed Stanislas Wawrinka 3-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (5), 6-4 in the quarterfinals of the US Open and become the first Japanese man in 81 years to reach a Grand Slam semifinal.