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Lyon says team bus attacked traveling to Marseille stadium

Lyon said its team bus was attacked on the way to the stadium in Marseille where it lost 2-1 in the French league.

Australian men, women football players close gender pay gap

The agreement still doesn't reflect equal remuneration: the Socceroos' prize money is exponentially greater than the Matildas.

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Copa Libertadores final moved to Peru due to Chile unrest

The November 23 final was scheduled to be held at the national stadium, but violence has convulsed Santiago during the last few weeks as protests that began over a rise in metro fares have amplified and spread.

Weekend Roundup: Gomes' horrific injury, Mario Balotelli stops play to shame racist fans

Football this weekend had an element of everything - upsets, drama, injuries, emotions - all packed in a box with a ribbon of racism on it.

Vlatko Andonovski aware of expectations as new US women's coach

Vlatko Andonovski is well aware of the expectations he faces as the new coach of the U.S women's national team.

Abdelkarim Hassan, reigning Asian player of the year, banned for five months

Asia's reigning player of the year has been banned for five months for confronting a referee in the Asian Champions League semifinals

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Playing sports may reduce mental health issues in adults: Study

The study comes on the heels of several highly-publicised papers linking sport-related concussion among former professional football players to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), cognitive decline and mental health issues later in life, the researchers said.

FIFA set to reward China for pushing football with World Cup for Clubs

The decision to award the hosting rights to China will be announced on Friday in Shanghai after it is confirmed in a vote of FIFA’s governing council at its quarterly meeting.

An Iranian football fan’s dream comes true, but she wasn't there to see it

To pursue her passion over the last decade Zeinab Sahafi has dressed up first as a boy and later as a bearded man to attend games. She has been arrested and handcuffed and detained in jail, all because since 1981 Iran has barred women from attending soccer matches.

Germany waste two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina

Germany squandered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 with Argentina thanks to Lucas Ocampos's 85th-minute equaliser in a friendly on Wednesday.

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50,000 attend Boca Juniors open training session before River Plate second leg

Boca Juniors' decision to hold an open training session ahead of their Copa Libertadores final against River Plate backfired on Thursday when authorities closed the ground for exceeding spectator limits.

Real Kashmir's stunning home in Srinagar

The TRC Football Ground in Srinagar is the newest addition to the list of venues for I-League matches.

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Somalia's first female soccer club score a breakthrough for gender equality

Mogadishu in Somalia has over one hundred private soccer fields that are hired out day and night to amateur male teams. Mohamed said many were off limits for her two teams of mainly 16-18-year-olds, who play for two hours every day at a cost of $14

Euro 2016: Germany on target against Ukraine, register 2-0 win

Germany, Poland, Croatia notch up wins on third day of Euro 2016.

Euro 2016: England, Russia share spoils; fans spoil Marseillie with violence

Violence continued in Marseille after the Russia-England match which ended in a draw.

France vs Romania: In Paris, a fairytale start to Euro 2016

Euro 2016 got underway in Paris on Friday and France won their first match against Romania.

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Zinedine Zidane arrives in Mumbai for promotional event

Zinedine Zidane was signed up as the brand ambassador of Indian reality developer, Kanakia Spaces.

Euro 2016: A chance for young players to shine on the big stage

Some of the top nations have included up-and-coming players in their squads for Euro 2016 tournament.

Real Madrid lift 11th UEFA Champions League title in Milan

Real Madrid beat Atletico Madrid on penalties in the Champions League final in Milan.

Premier League 2015-16 in memes, see pics

They say a good picture is worth a thousand words. Well, we decided to use both as we tried to sum up the amazing season that was 2015-16 in the English Premier League. In memes. Ten of them.

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FIFA World Cup 2018 Preview: Which teams will face each other in the Quarterfinals?

After England defeated Colombia in the penalty shootouts, they cemented their spot in the quarterfinals of the World Cup. Which teams will face each other in the quarterfinals in Russia?

12th South Asian Games conclude

Guwahati, Feb 24 (ANI): The 12th South Asian games were declared close in a glittering ceremony that saw performances by eight live bands from across the northeastern states. India's regional supremacy went unchallenged as the hosts were crowned overall champions for the 12th consecutive time after notching up a record-breaking haul of 188 gold, 90 silver and 30 bronze medals taking the overall tally to 308. While Sri Lanka with a total of 186 medals came second, Pakistan begged third position with 106 medals. Afghanistan stood at fourth with a medal tally of 35, Bangladesh at fifth with 75 medals, Nepal secured sixth position with 60 medals, Maldives stands at seventh with a medal tally of 3 and Bhutan stands at eighth with a total of 16 medals. Cycling, football, hockey, squash, volleyball were among 23 sport disciplines of which 16 were held in Guwahati and 7 in Shillong. The hosting of the major international sporting event is part of the government's efforts to develop India's northeast region. The two hosting cities Guwahati and Shillong showcased the culture and heritage of northeast India. The mega sports extravaganza will help boost the state's tourism besides pushing infrastructural growth. The objective of decentralizing sports to centres outside the metros is laudable and the effort will boost economic growth and bring prosperity to the region, making India a global destination for sports.

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