FIFA suspends Barcelona transfer ban

ZURICH: FIFA on Wednesday suspended a ban on Barcelona signing players while the club makes an appeal against a 14-month transfer ban. World football´s governing body, which imposed the sanction this month for breaching rules on the registration of minors, … read more

Chelsea holds Atletico in scoreless draw

MADRID: Chelsea´s defensive game plan worked perfectly as it held Atletico Madrid to a 0-0 draw in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal on Tuesday. Jose Mourinho´s ultra-defensive tactics succeeded at the Vicente Calderon Stadium despite the exit … read more

Sri Lanka axe Chandimal as T20 captain

COLOMBO: Sri Lanka´s cricket selectors on Wednesday sacked Dinesh Chandimal as Twenty20 captain and replaced him with Lasith Malinga, while Angelo Mathews was retained as the Test and one-day skipper. Chandimal, 24, opted out of the last three matches, including … read more