Zinedine Zidane has defended the penalty decision that helped his Real Madrid team to a 3-1 El Clasico win over Barcelona at Camp Nou.
Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies limped off the pitch with an ankle injury just three minutes into the side’s game against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Khabib Nurmagomedov choked out Justin Gaethje in the second round at UFC 254 to improve to 29-0 for his career. He then announced it was his last fight.
Dan Evans loses to Ugo Humbert in European Open semi-final after failing to convert four match points
An eventful week for Dan Evans in Antwerp came to an unsatisfactory end as he failed to convert four match points against France’s Ugo Humbert to miss the chance to progress to what would have been his third ATP Tour final. Evans produced some typically canny tennis throughout, claiming the first set and then moving in to a 6-3 lead in the second-set tie-break. But he lost his rhythm when it mattered most, and Humbert – a flashy left-hander with a devastating forehand – took advantage. In what was almost a mirror image of Evans’s quarter-final comeback against Karen Khachanov – only without the disputed line calls – Humbert capitalised on his opponent’s frustration by breaking early in the deciding set and then held on for a 4-6, 7-6, 6-4 win. For Evans, the pain will be all the greater because his most recent defeat – against Stan Wawrinka in St Petersburg – had come after holding three match points. On that occasion, Wawrinka was serving at 0-40 at the time. Statistics show that escapes from 0-40 down are not uncommon among the leading players; indeed some manage to do it around a third of the time. On Saturday, though, three of Evans’s match points against Humbert came on his own serve. On the second of those, he committed a double-fault – a demoralising error which he had not previously made. On the first match point, Humbert had produced a brilliant backhand winner up the line. The other two ended in Evans misses.
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The United States men’s national team will face Wales in a friendly on Nov. 12, the U.S. Soccer Federation announced on Friday.
Pep Guardiola has reiterated his defence of Sergio Aguero while the striker continues to receive condemnation for touching an official.
Scotland warmed up for next Saturday’s Six Nations game against Wales with a comfortable 48-7 win against Georgia at Murrayfield.
Real Madrid and Barcelona have both struggled this season, but with Saturday’s Clasico looming, which side of the great rivalry can get a win that could kick-start their season?
Barcelona and Real Madrid resume their soccer rivalry on Saturday, hours after basketball hostilities resume.