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Ronaldo 'fit' to play against Bayern

BARCELONA: Cristiano Ronaldo should be fit to face Bayern Munich today, according to Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti, but a final decision on whether he will play in the Champions League semi-final first leg will be made on the day of the game.

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MADRID: Atletico Madrid and Chelsea were locked at 0-0 after their Champions League semi-final first leg last night after the Spanish side failed to break down their ultra-cautious visitors at the Calderon.

Giggs takes over as United sack Moyes

MANCHESTER: Manchester United yesterday sacked manager David Moyes following a disastrous ten-month spell at the world-famous club, with veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs named as interim manager.

United boot Moyes out

LONDON: David Moyes's troubled reign at Manchester United came to an abrupt end yesterday when the Scot was sacked after a hugely disappointing 10-month spell as manager after replacing Alex Ferguson last July.

Van Gaal 'top candidate' for the job

LONDON: Netherlands head coach Louis Van Gaal was quickly installed as the bookmakers' favourite to succeed David Moyes as Manchester United manager after the English Premier League club announced the end of the Scot's ill-fated spell in charge yesterday.

King orders construction of modern sports centre

HIS Majesty King Hamad yesterday ordered the construction of a world-standard sports centre in Bahrain.

Punjab prevail as Maxwell explodes

SHARJAH: Glenn Maxwell and Lakshmipathy Balaji inspired the Kings XI Punjab to a massive 72-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in an Indian Premier League encounter at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium yesterday.

Sangakkara and Jayawardene 'in trouble'

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka stars Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene are facing disciplinary action for their public criticism of cricket board officials in a dispute over their retirement from Twenty20 internationals.

Court to look into IPL case

NEW DELHI: India's Supreme Court has preferred its own panel of investigators to check into corruption in the Indian Premier League rather than let Indian cricket scrutinise itself.

Farbrace resigns as Sri Lanka coach

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka head coach Paul Farbrace has resigned and is set to take up the position of assistant coach of England, Sri Lanka Cricket said yesterday.

Mini Olympics begin in style

The 2014 Schools Mini Olympics, organised by the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) in cooperation with the Education Ministry, got underway yesterday with matches in volleyball and basketball.

Shining moment for Al Thawadi

Abdulla Al Thawadi was the star of stars in an exciting eighth and penultimate round of the 2013/2014 Bahrain Karting Sprints Championship (BKSC), held at Bahrain International Karting Circuit (BIKC) in Sakhir.

Al Hidd edge Kuwait's Qadisiya

Al Hidd defeated leaders Qadisiya of Kuwait 3-2 in a thrilling Group C match of the AFC Football Clubs Competition at the Bahrain National Stadium last night.

Final exams for coaching programme

THE Sports Training and Development Section, which is under the Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC), started holding the final exams of Level 4 for the National Coaching Programme last Monday.

Memphis edge out Oklahoma

NEW YORK: Zach Randolph scored 25 points to help Memphis defeat Oklahoma City 111-105 in overtime on Monday and tie their NBA first-round playoff series at one game apiece.

Penguins pip Blue Jackets

NEW YORK: The Pittsbugh Penguins scored three goals in two minutes to overcome the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 and lead their NHL playoff series 2-1 on Monday.

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