LONDON - (ADDS QUOTES) Two goals from late substitute Olivier Giroud and one apiece by Mesut Ozil and Mikel Arteta secured Arsenal's place in the FA Cup semi-finals with a 4-1 win against Everton at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday.
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MADRID - Real Madrid full back Alvaro Arbeloa has injured his right knee and is unavailable for Sunday's La Liga match at home to Levante.
- Playmaker Xavi, who has won 22 trophies in 16 glittering seasons with Barcelona, said on Saturday that he would love to take over as head coach one day.
MADRID - Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal is hoping as many Spain players as possible feature in the Champions League final on May 24 so the holders have less time to prepare for their June 13 World Cup Group B clash.
- The Western Force claimed their first try bonus point in two years as they marked captain Matt Hodgson's 100th Super Rugby appearance with a thumping 32-7 win over the hapless Melbourne Rebels on Saturday.
BIRMINGHAM, England - China's holder Chen Long and his girlfriend Wang Shixian are on track for a happy ending to their love affair with the All England Open Badminton Championships after reaching the singles semi-finals on Friday.
First Jacques Kallis retired. Then Graeme Smith called it quits. In between, South Africa lost a Test series against Australia, their first at home since the 2008-09 season. What stares the Proteas in the face now, however, is a far bigger challenge than just replacing two great cricketers.