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Lionel Messi: Argentina forward’s ban lifted after appeal to Fifa - TexasNepal

Lionel Messi: Argentina forward’s ban lifted after appeal to Fifa

May 5, 2017

BBC Lionel Messi is free to represent Argentina in their World Cup qualifiers after his four-match international ban was overturned on appeal. The 29-year-old Barcelona forward was suspended for directing “insulting words”at an assistant referee during a 1-0 win over Chile in March. He missed one match – Argentina’s 2-0 World Cup qualifying loss to […]


Lionel Messi appeals 4-match World Cup ban at FIFA - TexasNepal

Lionel Messi appeals 4-match World Cup ban at FIFA

May 4, 2017

Associated Press Lionel Messi’s appeal against a four-match ban in World Cup qualifying for insulting a referee’s assistant was being heard by FIFA on Thursday. Messi, who was to testify by video, is not expected to get an immediate verdict. The FIFA appeals panel typically gives a detailed verdict within weeks in non-urgent cases. Argentina’s […]


Monaco 0 Juventus 2: Higuain answers critics to put Allegri’s men in control - TexasNepal

Monaco 0 Juventus 2: Higuain answers critics to put Allegri’s men in control

May 4, 2017

Goal.com Juventus took a huge step towards the Champions League final by earning a two-goal win over Monaco, courtesy of Gonzalo Higuain. Gonzalo Higuain ended his woe in the Champions League knockout stages with a crucial double as Juventus recorded a 2-0 away win over Monaco to take full control of their semi-final tie. Juve […]


Free-scoring Monaco face Juventus wall - TexasNepal

Free-scoring Monaco face Juventus wall

May 3, 2017

Retures Monaco have scored plenty of goals this season and boast one of European soccer’s most exciting newcomers in striker Kylian Mbappe but that might not be enough to break down the defensive wall of Juventus in the Champions League semi-finals. Mbappe, 18, has scored 18 goals in his last 18 competitive games, including three […]


Sharapova to learn Wimbledon wild card fate on June 20 - TexasNepal

Sharapova to learn Wimbledon wild card fate on June 20

May 3, 2017

Associated Press Maria Sharapova may have to wait until June 20 to see if she will be welcomed back to this year’s tournament at Wimbledon. Sharapova, the 2004 champion at the All England Club, returned to the WTA Tour last week after serving a 15-month ban for doping and reached the semifinals in Stuttgart, leaving […]


Liverpool hungry for Champions League football, says Mignolet - TexasNepal

Liverpool hungry for Champions League football, says Mignolet

May 3, 2017

Reuters Liverpool must maintain their focus and get results in their three remaining Premier League games as they fight for a top four finish to play in the Champions League next season, goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has said. Liverpool’s 1-0 win over Watford on Monday helped them pull three points clear of fourth-placed Manchester City and […]


Liverpool’s Coutinho hopeful of quick return after leg injury - TexasNepal

Liverpool’s Coutinho hopeful of quick return after leg injury

May 2, 2017

Reuters Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho is hopeful of returning to action soon after sustaining a dead leg during the club’s 1-0 Premier League victory over Watford on Monday, the playmaker has said. The 24-year-old limped off the pitch in the first 15 minutes of the match at Vicarage Road and was replaced by Adam Lallana […]


United held at home by Swansea after Sigurdsson strike - TexasNepal

United held at home by Swansea after Sigurdsson strike

Apr 30, 2017

Reuters Manchester United’s hopes of a top four finish suffered a blow on Sunday as relegation-threatened Swansea City came back for a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney put United ahead from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime after Marcus Rashford was ruled to have been brought down by Swansea keeper Lukasz […]


Barcelona, Madrid win as Liga title race nears climax - TexasNepal

Barcelona, Madrid win as Liga title race nears climax

Apr 30, 2017

Associated Press Barcelona and Real Madrid maintained their neck-and-neck title race in the Spanish league on Saturday, when both teams won to stay level on points at the top. Luis Suarez scored twice and Lionel Messi set up another goal to give Barcelona a 3-0 victory at crosstown rival Espanyol, while Real Madrid needed a […]


Murray sent packing by Thiem in Barcelona semi-final - TexasNepal

Murray sent packing by Thiem in Barcelona semi-final

Apr 29, 2017

REUTERS  World number one Andy Murray was knocked out 6-2 3-6 6-4 by Austria’s Dominic Thiem in the semi-finals of the Barcelona Open on Saturday. Thiem became the first Austrian since Thomas Muster in 1996 to reach the final of the claycourt tournament after subduing Murray for the first time in his career. Just as […]