Barcelona get inspired win over Villarreal, keep pace with Real Madrid
Barcelona responded to a trying week by thrashing Villarreal 4-1 away to stay alive in the Liga title race, producing one of their best displays under coach Quique Setien, according to ESPN. The Catalans had drawn their last two matches to hand more momentum to league leaders Real Madrid ...
Valentina Gunina wins Leg 2 of WSCC Grand Prix
Valentina Gunina emerged as the winner of the second leg of the Women’s Speed Chess Championship Grand Prix and picked up 12 GP points, according to FIDE. In the final match, she took revenge on Anna ...
F1: Mercedes' Valtteri Bottas wins Austrian Grand Prix
Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas won Sunday's first race of the 2020 Formula 1 season in Austria, according to Anadolu Agency. The 2020 F1 season started with the Austrian Grand Prix after a nearly four-month delay due to the coronavirus outbreak ...
Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0
Sergio Ramos's second-half penalty saw Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 at San Mames as Zinedine Zidane's side remained in charge of the La Liga title race, according to Sky Sports. The Real captain stepped up to convert from the spot ...
Basaksehir get critical win over Antalyaspor
Turkish Super Lig leaders Medipol Basaksehir won a critical match Saturday in the title race by beating Fraport TAV Antalyaspor, according to Anadolu Agency. Neither team managed to break the deadlock in the first half at Antalya. Basaksehir's Senegalese forward Demba Ba scored the opener for the away team ...
Bayern Munich win German Cup, seal domestic double
Bayern Munich won the German Cup by beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in Berlin Olympic Stadium on Saturday, according to Anadolu Agency. David Alaba scored the opener for Bayern in the 16th minute ...
Greenwood hits double as Manchester United thrash Bournemouth
Mason Greenwood scored twice in the Premier League for the first time as Manchester United came from behind to beat Bournemouth 5-2 and increase the Cherries' relegation worries, BBC reports. Greenwood, 18, equalised for the hosts after Junior Stanislas' shock 15th-minute opener before scoring United's fourth with ...
Vettel confirms Ferrari never offered new contract
Sebastian Vettel says Ferrari never offered him a new contract beyond the 2020 season and has insisted he is “motivated and willing” to achieve more in Formula 1, according to Motorsport Week. It was confirmed in May that Vettel and Ferrari will part company at the end of the campaign ...
Atletico Madrid ease past Mallorca
Atletico Madrid blanked Real Mallorca at home Friday in a Spanish La Liga match, according to Anadolu Agency. The home team led 2-0 at the half at Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, on goals by Spanish forward Alvaro Morata ...
Manchester City honour Liverpool - then hammer them 4-0
Manchester City generously applauded new champions Liverpool onto the field before their Premier League match on Thursday — and promptly showed no mercy by thrashing them 4-0 at the Etihad stadium, according to Reuters ...
Tokyo Olympic official: Decision to hold can wait
A senior official of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic organizing committee says a final decision on whether to hold the Games or not can wait until sometime between March and June next year, according to NKH WORLD-JAPAN. Endo Toshiaki, special representative of the committee's president, was speaking to reporters ...
SPAL 2-2 Milan: Rossoneri seal dramatic late draw in Ibrahimovic's return
An injury-time own goal from Francesco Vicari spared Milan's blushes as an action-packed Serie A encounter ended in a 2-2 draw at 10-man SPAL on Zlatan Ibrahimovic's return, according to goal.com. A close-range finish from Mattia Valoti and a stunning strike ...
Azerbaijan`s Rajabov 9th in FIDE ratings
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has announced its ratings for July 1, 2020, placing Azerbaijani GM Teymur Rajabov ninth with 2764 points. Another Azerbaijani grandmaster Shahriyar Mammadyarov ...
Dybala solo goal, Ronaldo rocket set up Juve win
Juventus secured a 3-1 win at lowly Genoa on Tuesday to stay four points clear at the top of Serie A thanks to a solo goal by Paulo Dybala, a long-range rocket from Cristiano Ronaldo and an exquisite curling shot by Douglas Costa, according to Reuters ...
FIDE President: The match for the chess crown will be postponed to 2021
President of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) Arkady Dvorkovich said that the match for the title of world chess champion will be postponed until 2021. “The match for the world championship will almost certainly be postponed to next year in connection with all the events ...
Barca midfielder Arthur agrees to Juventus switch
Juventus are set to sign Brazil international Arthur Melo from Barcelona after the midfielder agreed a five-year contract with the Italian champions and passed a medical, according to Spanish media reports on Sunday, Reuters reports ...
FIDE to seek to involve all 195 member states in World Chess Olympiad
The International Chess Federation (FIDE) will seek to involve national teams of all 195 member states in the World Chess Olympiad, President of the Federation Arkady Dvorkovich told TASS Monday. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Olympiad will take place in an online format. In late March 2020 ...