October 1, 2014
The £16 million man sped past a shoddy Turkish defence to prod home three clever goals as the Gunners got their group-stage campaign off and running despite losing their keeper
The 33-year-old capitalised on slack marking from a corner to bundle in the winner on 52 minutes and dent the Reds' hopes of reaching the Champions League knockout stage
The attacker's second half goal was enough to give Diego Simeone's men all thee points against the Serie A champions in a close encounter
Atletico Madrid (0-0-1) hosts Juventus in what is likely to be the game of the week as the Spanish Champions look to claw their way back into the fight against the Italian Champions after having suffered a frustrating opening day defeat.
Arsenal (0-0-1) failed to make the most of their trip to Borussia Dortmund having dropped all three points in Germany. Mounting injury issues are continuing to frustrate selections for Arsene Wenger and he will be rolling out a side comprised of what he has left available.
FC Basel (0-0-1) were crushed in the opening match of their UEFA Champions League return by Real Madrid, but they will hope that a Liverpool side that has seen a slow start to their campaign could stumble in Switzerland.
French striker Olivier Giroud has reportedly signed a new contract with Arsenal to keep him at the club until 2018.
September 30, 2014
Manuel Pellegrini's men are three points adrift of Wednesday's opponents and five behind group E leaders Bayern Munich after playing out a tight draw at the Etihad Stadium
Jose Mourinho's side were living dangerously in the second half but eventually picked up a battling victory which sends them three points clear at the top of group G
Lionel Messi and Neymar both got on the scoresheet but the French champions emerged victorious after David Luiz and Marco Verratti also scored
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Manchester City (0-0-1) fell to Bayern Munich at the hands of a late winner from Jerome Boateng and the English club will be looking to take all three points at home as they look to survive the Group Stage for the first time.
Sporting Lisbon (0-1-0) secured a point in their Champions League opener when they traveled to Maribor, but the Portuguese side will look for more when Chelsea come to town knowing they need to get points on the table.
CSKA Moscow (0-0-1) were thumped in their UEFA Champions League opener in Roma against AS Roma, and they will be hoping to get off to a better start against the visiting German side.
The French champions, who have had a disappointing start in their Ligue 1 campaign thus far, will be facing an unstoppable Barcelona who have yet to concede a goal this season.
The Chelsea boss will risk the Spain international on Tuesday night despite the clash with the Gunners looming on the horizon, while Didier Drogba is out with an ankle injury
September 29, 2014
Director Emilio Butragueno confirmed a December friendly in Dubai and was hesitant over the future name of the stadium
The Dutchman was full of praise for the Welshman at a recent dinner and claimed the 40-year-old has worked "miracles" during his time as his assistant
The Premier League champions lost their opening Champions League group game thanks to a last-minute Bayern Munich winner, and the keeper has issued a rallying call to the squad
All the members of Europe’s victorious Ryder Cup team are set to receive a hero’s welcome when they play in the season-ending DP World Tour Championship, Dubai after securing a memorable win against the USA.
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal would make his long-awaited return to action at the China Open this week, where he would be looking ahead to challenge world number one Novak Djokovic's 100 percent record in Beijing.
September 28, 2014
The Belgian attacker has constantly been linked with a move to the French capital but says he is happy in west London and looking forward to growing with the club
Andy Murray ended a frustrating dry spell stretching back almost 15 months as he won the Shenzhen Open on Sunday, fighting back past Spain's Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6 (11-9), 6-1 and saving five match point.
The playmaker is set to be the subject of a bid from his former club in January.
Manchester City football team manager Manuel Pellegrini is of the opinion that his side would eventually win the Champions League.
Chelsea would reportedly make a new bid for Barcelona's star forward Lionel Messi at the end of the season after they failed with an attempt to lure the Argentine to Stamford Bridge in the summer.
September 27, 2014
The 21-year-old hammered the ball past Hugo Lloris on 74 minutes to earn a deserved draw for the Gunners, who lost both Mikel Arteta and Aaron Ramsey to injury
The summer signing netted his eighth Premier League goal of the season in just his sixth outing as Jose Mourinho's side made easy work of Paul Lambert's high-flying Villans
A nightmare first half for Eliaquim Mangala gave the hosts a chance to pick up a shock point, but Manuel Pellegrini's side proved too strong for the KC Stadium outfit
The Red Devils captain opened the scoring early on but set nerves jangling when he scythed down Stewart Downing in the second half, though Robin van Persie's goal told
A stunning strike from the Toffees centre-back secured a point for the visitors, with Steven Gerrard having curled home a delicious free-kick earlier on in the second half
Chelsea (4-1-0) were nearly shocked by Aston Villa last season at Stamford Bridge and they will look to prevent this season’s much improved performances from the Villains from having another play for stealing away three points in London.
Liverpool (2-0-3) enter the first Merseyside Derby of the season on the back of a frustrating start to the campaign knowing that a win here is what is absolutely necessary to push to get their season back on track.
Arsenal (2-3-0) secured a much needed league win last weekend at Villa Park, but their midweek defeat at home against Southampton to crash out of the League Cup was not how the fans had hoped to be sent out of the first competition of the campaign. The Derby needs to see the side up for it and raring to go.
Manchester United (1-2-2) failed to hold onto a strong 1-3 away lead last week at Leicester City and saw their offense’s hard work undone with defensive frailty once more with the Foxes charging back to win 5-3. Louis Van Gaal cannot afford for another poor showing like this.
September 26, 2014
The world game's governing body has moved to place an outright suspension on the practice following pressure from Uefa
The Arsenal boss believes that there are both moral and legal issues surrounding the 36-year-old's temporary move to the Premier League champions from New York City
Qatar's women basketball players Thursday slammed a ban on them wearing the hijab headscarf as an "insult," after forfeiting a second Asian Games match.
Real Madrid may boast of arrays of talents from different countries in their squad but the quest for snapping up talents will never be quenched. The Los Merengues are plotting a move for Liverpool and English football’s brightest and youngest star - Raheem Sterling.
September 25, 2014
Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez scored his first two goals for Barcelona in the club's training ground as an experimental Barca B side beat an Indonesia Under-19 team 6-0 on Wednesday.
Formula one defending world champion Sebastian Vettel has insisted that he is staying put at Red Bull for next season in light of recent reports linking him to a possible move to Ferrari.
Liverpool are among a number of clubs who are reportedly set to be investigated for possible Financial Fair Play (FFP) breaches.
Holders Manchester City will take on Newcastle, while Southampton, who impressively beat Arsenal on Tuesday, will travel to Stoke City
September 24, 2014
The centre-back and the playmaker both found themselves on the scoresheet against the Championship outfit, who provided stiff resistance at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday
The short-term signing from New York City made it three goals in two appearances for the club, while Edin Dzeko also bagged a brace in the demolition of the Championship side
British Formula One racing driver Lewis Hamilton is determined to win at Suzuka and keep his run of success going.
After setting 100m and 200m world records, Usain Bolt is now aiming to break the 19 second barrier for 200m.
FIFA's vice-president, Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein has demanded that the key parts of the investigation into alleged corruption at FIFA should be made public .
Wayne Rooney has expressed unwavering faith in his team despite Manchester United's dismal performance this season.
September 23, 2014
Brendan Rodgers' side were forced to spot kicks after Patrick Bamford netted a penalty in injury time of extra time, but the hosts progressed to the last 16 of the League Cup
The Saints defender hit a fantastic effort to complete the turnaround at the Emirates and knock Arsene Wenger's side out of the League Cup after Alexis Sanchez's fine opener
Gerard Pique has struggled to assert his quality at Barcelona since Luis Enrique took over as coach this summer and Manchester United are considering bringing the centre-back back to Old Trafford in January to fill their defensive void.
While acknowledging in the wake of Li Na's retirement that players' bodies can betray them, world number one Serena Williams has said that playing less tennis has helped extend her glittering career.
Mercedes ace racer Lewis Hamilton considers that family power could help fire him to the Formula One world title this season.
The Fifa Executive Committee member had expressed his belief that the 2022 edition will not be staged in the Arab state because of the high temperatures
September 22, 2014
The new signing damaged ligaments in his left ankle during the recent 2-2 draw with Manchester City and now faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines
A member of the Executive Committee for world football’s governing body has voiced his belief that the tournament will ultimately take place elsewhere
Mercedes has said that they are determined to prevent the drivers' world championship being decided by poor reliability, in light of the team's fourth mechanical retirement of the year during the Singapore Grand Prix as Nico Rosberg was forced to retire.
Chinese tennis ace Li Na has said that she has no regrets about her decision to retire due to her unrelenting knee injuries, but revealed that she reached the decision only after thinking long and hard.
Serbian tennis ace Ana Ivanovic battled to record a straight set win against former world number one Caroline Wozniacki in the final of the WTA Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo.
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September 21, 2014
Lewis Hamilton claimed victory in the Singapore Grand Prix Sunday to move top of the Formula One drivers' championship standings as Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg failed to point after retiring with technical problems.
The Blues legend volleyed in James Milner's cross to pull the Premier League champions level after Andre Schurrle had broken the deadlock and Pablo Zabaleta had seen red
The Red Devils led at the interval but imploded in the second half against Nigel Pearson's men, who came back from two goals down to claim a famous win
Japan's Kei Nishikori has reportedly put up his hand to fill the void left by China's Li Na's retirement in the Asian tennis.
Manchester City (2-1-1) suffered a heartbreaking loss to German giants Bayern Munich after a goal from Jerome Boateng in the final minutes of the match saw the Citizens fail to earn any points in their opening UEFA Champions League match.
Arsenal could potentially spend another £50 million in January after the club revealed cash reserves of more than £100 million in the latest financial results.
Leicester City (1-2-1) have shown strong home form this new Premier League season already with draws at the King Power Stadium against Everton and Arsenal. Despite their believed inferiority to bigger clubs, the Foxes have stormed out of the gates looking for an early boost in points for their survival campaign.
September 20, 2014
Goals from Winston Reid, Diafra Sakho and Morgan Amalfitano boost the Hammers as Brendan Rodgers' side slump to another loss seven days after Aston Villa triumphed at Anfield
Carlo Ancelotti's men bounced back from their defeat to Atletico Madrid last weekend with a sensational goalscoring display on Saturday afternoon
The Germany international scored the opener before setting up his £16 million team-mate as Arsene Wenger's men blew away the hosts in a devastating three-minute flurry
The European champions owe an extra €61m to various parties compared to last year and the president of the society which preserves the club's values has criticised the excesses
September 19, 2014
China's two-time grand slam champion Li Na announced her retirement from the sport on Friday on the eve of a new WTA event organised in her home city.
The 17th Asian Games is set to open in Incheon, South Korea, later Friday with several national sporting and cultural heroes involved in a spectacular opening ceremony.
The Dutchman admits he would welcome the arrival of the Portugal international but thinks the European champions would probably not be prepared to part with the player
Arsenal football team manager Arsene Wenger has admitted that not signing ace forward Cristiano Ronaldo when he had the chance is the biggest mistake of his managerial career, and also admitted that he was so close to acquiring the Real Madrid star before he joined Manchester United.
The iconic stadium in London will be used for the semi-finals and final of the tournament, with Munich and St Petersburg among the venues in the earlier rounds
The manager brought in eight new faces over the summer but has overseen two losses in their opening four Premier League games
September 18, 2014
Jose Pekerman's side have leapfrogged Netherlands, who have lost their first two games under Guus Hiddinnk, while Dunga's revitalised Brazil are up to sixth
Wolff praised Hamilton's heart-on-sleeve approach to racing as all drama and glory. And he also said that the team's own outspoken approach to management would remain the same.
Chinese tennis star Li Na, 32, will announce her retirement on Friday, state broadcaster China Central Television said in a microblog post on Thursday.
Sports ministers from across Europe are set to meet in Switzerland on Thursday to introduce a European treaty, containing a series of measures, that is aimed at tackling match fixing in football.