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Real, Barcelona set for titanic 'Clasico' battle

MADRID - Clashes between Real Madrid and Barcelona are rarely short on drama and Saturday's La Liga 'Clasico' may have more than its usual share with Luis Suarez poised to return from a biting ban and Barca team mate Lionel Messi on the brink of equalling the top-flight scoring record.

Key head-to-heads in the La Liga 'Clasico' 1:32pm BST

MADRID - Key head-to-head battles in Saturday's "Clasico" between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Bernabeu stadium (1700 BST):


Sporting want rematch with Schalke over penalty winner 12:50pm BST

BERLIN - Portugal's Sporting Lisbon have lodged a protest with European soccer's governing body UEFA and demanded a rematch with Schalke 04 after a last-gasp penalty gave the Germans a 4-3 win in their Champions League game on Tuesday.


Arrest made in Warsaw related to Hoeness case - Munich prosecutors 12:21pm BST

MUNICH - Police in Warsaw have made an arrest in connection with the recent conviction of former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness for tax evasion, the Munich public prosecutors' office said on Thursday.


Juventus at a loss to explain poor European form 11:47am BST

MILAN - Juventus are at a loss to explain why they fail to play with the same conviction and authority in Europe that they have shown in dominating Serie A over the past three seasons.


Analysis - Premier League defences aren't what they used to be 10:55am BST

LONDON - In its own way, it was a thing of beauty. Santiago Vergini, under no pressure as the ball arced slowly towards the edge of his penalty area, swooped towards it, ready for the simple task of hoofing it to distant safety.


Blast from the past as Bayern face resurgent Gladbach 10:35am BST

BERLIN - When Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich travel to fellow title contenders Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday, it will be a remake of those classic 1970s encounters when both teams battled it out for domestic supremacy.


Caterham F1 factory closed, team's fate in the balance 9:48am BST

LONDON - Caterham Formula One employees found their factory closed on Thursday but a legal administrator overseeing the property held out hope that the struggling team might still survive.

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