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Bayern open to renewals for Robben, Ribery

Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery appear to be in line for contract renewals at Bayern Munich.<p>Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has suggested Arjen Robben and Franck Ribery will be offered contract renewals at some stage in the coming months.<p>Both wingers' contracts are set to expire in June …

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi Headline 2016 Champions League Squad of the Year

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are among the stars who have been selected for UEFA's 18-man Champions League Squad of the Season.<p>The Champions League's official Twitter account shared the news on Monday:<p>Unsurprisingly, given that they reached the final, the squad contains six players from …

Real Madrid Transfer News: Dani Carvajal Eyed, Latest James Rodriguez Rumours

Manchester City will reportedly launch a bid to land Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal, who is said to be valued at £45 million by the La Liga side.<p>That’s according to Chris Hatherall of the <i>Sunday Mirror</i>, who stated City have already enquired about the possibility of landing the Spain …

Amazingly preserved 12,400 year old remains of a puppy found in Siberia

The remains have been described by experts 'preserved from nose to tail, including the hair.'<p>The remains of a 12,400 year old puppy have been found in permafrost in Siberia.<p>This has given scientists and important and fascinating opportunity to examine a well-preserved Pleistocene canid for the …

Jurgen Klopp Responds to Liverpool vs. Borussia Dortmund Europa League Draw

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is delighted his new side will take on his former club Borussia Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League, calling it “really special” and “a story only football can write.”<p>Klopp made a name for himself at the Signal Iduna Park, where he guided Dortmund …

Muhammad Ali's boyhood home restored, to be open to public

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — As a boxer and humanitarian, Muhammad Ali stood out. So does the bright pink home in Kentucky where he shadowboxed and played …

Boxing

Long-term effects of virtual reality use need more research, say scientists

Many VR side-effects are believed to be temporary and leave no lasting damage, but there have been few long-term studies into use of the technology<p>Virtual reality might be marching into the mainstream, but questions remain about its long-term effects, scientists say.<p>With a handful of virtual …

Pope Francis gains 1 million Instagram followers in under 12 hours

Pope Francis hit one million Instagram followers within 12 hours of launching his account.<p>Pope Francis' new account was christened on Saturday with a photo of him kneeling in prayer. The accompanying message said "pray for me" in 9 languages. It was not a selfie.<p>His new account broke a record for …

Social Media

Hugh Jackman looking forward to beer and burgers after final appearance as Wolverine

Hugh Jackman, the actor who has made the iconic comic book character of Wolverine his own for 17 years, is mostly looking forward to time off from …

Bayern to go on the attack against Juventus

MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich has been relying on its fearsome attack to overcome a shortage of trained defenders. That has worked with hardly a hitch …

Soccer

Arsenal Transfer News: Latest on Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Jorginho Rumours

Manchester United have reportedly joined the list of Premier League clubs looking to prise Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain away from Arsenal this summer. Plus, the agent of Napoli's Jorginho has said Real Madrid are hunting his client's services.<p>TalkSPORT's Warren Haughton reported on Monday the Gunners …

YouTube started out as a dating service, co-founder tells SXSW

Forget viral videos, live gaming, and millionaire Web celebrities -- YouTube's original mission statement was to help you find love.<p>Yes, we're not dreaming this up. If it wasn't for a quick change of mind we'd all be using the service to find our next partner. According to the Google-owned video …

It's Pi Day! Here are 3.14 facts about pi

You know the old saying: it's Pi Day, Pi Day, gotta get down on Pi Day. And what better way to celebrate the date that embodies everyone's favorite mathematical constant than with precisely 3.14 facts about pi.<p>1 — A Japanese memory master Claims he can recite pi to 111,700 digits<p>Memorizing pi is an …

Mathematics

La Liga Hangover: Problematic Isco, Top-4 Race Back on and Barcelona's 12th Man

<i>Welcome to La Liga Hangover, a weekly column running throughout the season in which we take a light-hearted, though in-depth, look at the key stories and talking points from the most recent weekend of action in Spanish football's top flight. With a focus on the biggest teams, such as Atletico</i> …

‘We play and play until the opposing team scores’ – Mertesacker rues Arsenal’s lack of killer instinct

The Germany international says his team must be more ruthless in front of goal if they are to be successful and says they simply cannot afford to concede against Barcelona<p>Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker has blamed his side’s recent poor form on the lack of a "killer instinct" and says they must …

Zinedine Zidane Right to Be Worried: The 2nd of Real Madrid's 2 Sides Is Woeful

For the better part of two hours, Zinedine Zidane had watched his side labour, wander, scrap, toil or whatever you want to call it. From the sideline, he'd pointed and shouted, asking for something, anything.<p>What he eventually got was not what he wanted, but he did get something. A few things, in …

Man Utd boss Van Gaal against Super League idea

The idea of a breakaway league has been talked down by the Red Devils boss, yet he did show his support for changes to the Champions League<p>Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says he is against any idea for a potential European Super League - although believes the current Champions League …

Adam Johnson's family robbed of thousands of pounds worth of valuables

Since his conviction, Johnson has been forced to hire private security guards with German Shepherds to patrol outside his £1.5 million home in Castle Eden<p>Adam Johnson’s relatives have been targeted by burglars, stealing thousands of pounds worth of valuables in two simultaneous raids.<p>The former …

Tottenham and Arsenal fans in violent clashes outside White Hart Lane

Tottenham and Arsenal fans were involved in violent clashes outside White Hart Lane ahead of today's North London derby.<p>Police on horseback were forced to intervene as events threatened to spiral out of control as supporters gathered outside the stadium ahead of kick-off.<p>Follow the action live from …

Report into 2006 World Cup corruption allegations due

An eagerly awaited independent report into corruption allegations involving Germany’s 2006 World Cup organizers is expected to be published on Friday.<p>The German Football Federation (DFB) has been in turmoil since October, when <i>Spiegel</i> published allegations that the tournament organizers used a slush …

Galaxies hidden by Milky Way revealed

For the first time, astronomers peered through stars and dust in the Milky Way galaxy to find … more galaxies. The work helps explain a mystery Great …

Gravitational waves: a three-minute guide

Nature Video explains how scientists are searching for ripples in space-time.<p>Almost exactly a century after Einstein first predicted the existence of …

Liverpool: U.S. owners bow to fan pressure over ticket prices

<b>(CNN) —</b> After soccer fans voted with their feet, English Premier League giant Liverpool's American owners have been forced to backtrack.<p>Fenway Sports Group (FSG), which owns the Boston Red Sox as well as the Merseyside club, have been pressured into a very public climbdown over a proposed ticket …

Zinedine Zidane: Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world

Zidane has come out to bat for his star player in a way former coach Rafael Benitez never did<p>Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world, according to his Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane.<p>The Frenchman - a three-time winner of FIFA's World Player of the Year prize himself - put the …

Jose Mourinho Reportedly Set to Beat Pep Guardiola Earnings at Manchester United

Jose Mourinho will reportedly become the highest-paid manager in world football at Manchester United, raking in a salary that’ll even surpass that to be accrued by Pep Guardiola at Manchester City.<p>That’s according to Richard Tanner of the <i>Daily Express</i>, who claims the Portuguese is to sign a deal …

Top Gear: Chris Evans confirms full presenting lineup

‘Magnificent seven’ to include motoring journalist Chris Harris and racing driver Sabine Schmitz alongside Eddie Jordan and Matt LeBlanc<p>Chris Evans has confirmed the full presenting lineup for Top Gear including ex-Formula One team owner Eddie Jordan, Friends star Matt LeBlanc, motoring journalist …

Liverpool vs. Leicester City 2016 live stream: Time, TV schedule and how to watch Premier League online

Leicester City will look to extend their lead at the top of the Premier League table with a win at home to Liverpool on Tuesday.<p>Leicester City continue to defy the odds to sit top of the Premier League table, though their lead remains only three points. They now head into a potentially …

Hristo Stoichkov: 'Messi No Longer Competes with Anyone, He Is a Myth'

Barcelona legend Hristo Stoichkov has given his full backing to Lionel Messi ahead of the 2015 Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in Zurich, Switzerland, on Monday.<p>Stoichkov was a twice a runner-up in the award that preceded the Ballon d'Or, losing out to Marco van Basten in 1992 and Romario in 1994, but …

David Bowie Dies at 69, After an 18-Month Battle with Cancer

David Bowie has passed away following an 18-month battle with cancer. The legendary singer had just celebrated his 69th birthday on Friday, Jan. …

RUMOURS: Guardiola wanted Darmian at Bayern Munich

The Spaniard wanted to keep Philipp Lahm in midfield and sign cover for the right side of defence, with Matteo Darmian or Danilo both summer targets<p>Pep Guardiola’s exit comes after the Spaniard had a disagreement over transfer targets with the Bayern Munich board, according to <i>Sport</i> <i>Bild</i>.<p>The report …