MADRID - With Lionel Messi not due back from injury until next month, Barcelona will be looking to Neymar to add to Wednesday's hat-trick against Celtic and help the champions get back to winning ways in La Liga.
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- Last season's Champions League runners-up Borussia Dortmund seem to flourish when under the utmost pressure in Europe with their 2-1 win at Olympique Marseille on Wednesday further proof of their love for late drama.
PERTH - There will be no room for sentiment when it comes to selecting the team for this week's potentially decisive third Ashes test against Australia, England captain Alastair Cook said on Thursday.
PERTH - In a neat moment of sporting synchronicity, both Australia captain Michael Clarke and his English counterpart Alastair Cook will play their 100th test in the third Ashes contest this week.
PERTH - Australia captain Michael Clarke said he was confident paceman Ryan Harris would be fit to face England in the third Ashes test on Friday but all-rounder James Faulkner has been ruled out of the match with a broken thumb.
World number one Magnus Carlsen toppled local favourite Viswanathan Anand in Chennai to add the world championship title to his already impressive resume on Friday.