The Gunners are keen to sign the midfielder, but the move has been complicated by Sporting's €35m valuation of the player and third-party ownership
British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamiton compares his Formula One title battle with Mercedes team-mate Nico Roseberg to a game of poker and thinks that it is more 'intense' than his earlier fights.
Two years after he was banned from the cycling fraternity, former cyclist Lance Armstrong is although a persona non grata yet he is still well received in society and thinks that despite everything, day-today life is positive.
Sporting have confirmed that their former winger will return to Portugal, while the Argentina international becomes the Red Devils' third major signing of the summer
August 19, 2014
The Wales international was dismissed in the final moments of the clash in Istanbul but the Turkish side could not capitalise on his dismissal and had to share the spoils
American tennis ace Serena Williams retained the top spot in the women's tennis rankings issued by WTA on Monday, while Serbia's Ana Ivanovic returned to the top 10 in ninth spot.
Roger Federer won his 80th career title and sixth at the Cincinnati Masters on Sunday, beating David Ferrer 6-3, 1-6, 6-2 to stamp himself a US Open favourite.
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Luis Suarez made his Barcelona debut off the bench as the Spanish giants hammered Leon 6-0 at Camp Nou on Monday.
The Argentina international defender says he has completed his transfer to Old Trafford from 2013-14 Primeira Liga runners-up Sporting
The summer signings both shined for the Blues against their newly-promoted hosts, with the £32 million striker on the scoresheet and his compatriot providing two assists
August 18, 2014
Burnley get welcomed back to the Premier League with a tough contest against Chelsea at Turf Moor on Monday afternoon.
Barcelona have splashed more cash than anyone in Europe thus far, with Liverpool second, Real Madrid third and Chelsea in fifth
beIN Sports, the Qatar-owned global sports network, may cut the number of live English Premier League (EPL) games it shows this season as it struggles to battle piracy issues.
British Olympic track champion Mo Farah, who won the 10,000-metre gold earlier last week, claimed the half-distance gold ahead of Hayle Ibrahimov and teammate Andy Vernon at the European Athletics Championships.
Manchester United are preparing a €125 million (£100m) deal to land Real Madrid’s Angel Di Maria. The Argentina international would cost €62.5 (£50m), while the other €62.5m would be put towards his wages.
August 17, 2014
The Spaniard rounded off an excellent team move to give Manuel Pellegrini's men the lead on 38 minutes with the Argentina international adding a second in stoppage time
The England international began life after Luis Suarez in impressive fashion as Brendan Rodgers' men opened the new season with a win over Ronald Koeman's men
Available indicators of Brazil’s economic activity during the 2014 FIFA World Cup are as dismal as the performance of its national team during the tournament.
Typically for Manchester, a bout of low pressure greeted the first press engagement undertaken by Manchester City's latest new signing, Eliaquim Mangala. As the interview drew to a close it started raining, in keeping with the heavy showers that marked the Frenchman's first week as a City player. "It's normal," he said, smiling.
The head coach says he has been impressed by the Uruguayan in training this weekend and will grant him some playing time in the Gamper Trophy
August 16, 2014
Arsenal left it late to secure victory on the opening day of the season with a 2-1 win over managerless Crystal Palace.
The Iceland international struck late on to give Garry Monk's men a famous victory, despite Wayne Rooney cancelling out Ki Sung-Yueng's first-half opener with an acrobatic strike
Arsene Wenger is looking forward to the start of the campaign after having seen his last two competitive matches result in the FA Cup and the FA Community Shield.
Manuel Pellegrini's English champions beat Alan Pardew's side three times last season but will be without some key names for their opening Premier League fixture
Last season's runners-up open up their new campaign against Ronald Koeman's side at Anfield and could include a number of former Saints in their starting line-up
The 23rd season of the Barclays Premier League resumes this weekend and already, imaginary fireworks are on the air. Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal
August 15, 2014
Manchester United's 30 million pounds signing Luke Shaw has been ruled out for a month after he suffered a hamstring injury and it could accelerate a move for another left-back as the club is heavily linked with Sporting Lisbon's Marcos Rojo and Ajax 's Daley Blind.
Liverpool is reportedly offering a stunning new contract to their winger Raheem Sterling as they want to tie down the teenager for the long term because of his growing reputation.
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions that would keep him at the club until 2019.
The Uruguay striker has gone straight into training the day after it was ruled he would be allowed to practise during his four-month ban from competitive football
August 14, 2014
The Spaniard has moved to the Russian giants for a fee which could rise to €16 million after failing to establish himself in the Manchester City first team
The 10-man shortlist has been reduced to three, with the Ballon d'Or holder set to battle it out with Bayern Munich duo Arjen Robben and Manuel Neuer for the prize
The Uruguayan striker's four-month playing ban remains in place, although he will now be allowed to return to training
Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany has signed a new five-year contract with the Premier League champions and would remain with the club until 2019.
Adnan Januzaj inherits the shirt that has belonged to Ryan Giggs for over 20 years, while Luke Shaw takes the No.3 and Ander Herrera the No.21 jersey
August 13, 2014
The €36 million summer signing will not be able to make his debut against Swansea City, leaving the Red Devils short of a natural left-back for the start of the season
The 25-year-old has joined the Ligue 1 outfit after just a year with the UAE outfit and is eager to seal a return to the Champions League
Rory McIlroy doesn't even have to leave his house to earn 42,000 pounds per day.
The NBA has reportedly named former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer as the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers.
Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is seeking to reinforce his squad ahead of the beginning of their 2014-15 Premier League campaign this weekend
August 12, 2014
After failing to make El Tri's starting line-up at the World Cup, the striker has been urged to seek pastures new by his boss at international level
The Spain international, who arrived at the Etihad from Valencia, has committed himself to the current Premier League champions until 2019
Chelsea have been forced to continue their search for David Luiz's replacement at the heart of defense after having been rebuffed multiple times for various targets.
17 Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer has kept to a steady pace in his buildup for the US Open starting in a fortnight and said that his weekend title loss in Canada helped him gather more information on improving his game.
Manchester United striker Robin van Persie has beaten off competition from Arsenal's Mesut Ozil and Barcelona's Luis Suarez to top the Premier League shirt sales chart for the second year in a run.
August 11, 2014
The Premier League champions have finally saled a deal for the France international, having made acquiring an elite defender to partner Vicente Kompany a summer priority
Diego Maradona slapped a journalist in Argentina, for allegedly 'winking' at Veronica Ojeda, who's the mother of his child, Diego Fernando.
17 Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer lost to French tennis ace Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in straight sets in the Rogers Cup final.
Gareth Bale is set for an emotional return to his native Cardiff for the showpiece event, while star signings Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez could make their competitive debuts
FIFA president Sepp Blatter wants his detractors to contest and take him down rather than just criticize him.
August 10, 2014
Arsene Wenger's side romped to victory at Wembley and laid down a marker ahead of the new Premier League season
Juventus F.C.'s midfielder Arturo Vidal has reportedly agreed personal terms to join Premier League club Manchester United, it has been revealed.
The French midfielder, who spent three years at the Emirates Stadium, has hit back at fans who dubbed him a mercenary and says he joined Manchester City to win titles
Barcelona's new signing Luis Suarez has appealed to the Court of Arbitration (CAS) on Friday against his four-month ban from all football related activity, which FIFA imposed on him for biting during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
August 9, 2014
The Belgium international passed a medical earlier on Saturday and has now completed a move to the Catalan club for a fee of €19m
The Chilean boss has denied that he has a quota to meet but reiterated that he will look to win as much silverware as possible in the upcoming campaign
Manchester United has reportedly launched a surprising 55 million-pound bid for Real Madrid star Angel di Maria, who is speculated to also be a Paris Saint Germain target.
Manuel Pellegrini's Premier League champions are set to take on the FA Cup-winning Gunners at Wembley in the curtain-raiser, with plenty of new signings likely to be on show
August 8, 2014
The Premier League outfit will have to deal with the Istanbul giants on their way to the group stages, while the Serie A side face Basque opposition
The Premier League outfit will have to deal with the Cypriots, while the Serie A side have been paired with an Icelandic team renowned for their goal celebrations
Barcelona wizard speaks out - as a father and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador - against child death toll in Gaza
The U.S.A. football team's all-time top scorer Landon Donovan, who was left out of the national squad for the World Cup in Brazil, has announced that he would retire at the end of the MLS season.
August 7, 2014
The Gunners were heavily linked with a move for the Germany international, but the Frenchman insists he is happy with his options and never made a move for the World Cup winner
The Ligue 1 champions were interested in bringing the Argentina star to France but have withdrawn from the race for his signature after revealing he is out of their price range
17 Grand Slam titles holder Roger Federer is reportedly enjoying the good life and considers himself to be more laid back than at any time in his career, as he plays in a U.S. Open warm up at the Rogers Cup.
The former policeman has been a Premier League official since 1998 and has taken charge of Champions League and World Cup finals in a long and established career
Liverpool Boss Brendan Rodgers has reportedly warned Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal about the Premier league, saying that he'll soon find that the competition in this league will be different to any other league.
August 6, 2014
The Frenchman has put pen to paper on a new contract with the Spanish giants which expires in 2019, having spent the last five years with the club
The Germany international has returned to training after winning the World Cup over the summer and is keen to go one better than last season by lifting a trophy