Johnny Dundee succeeded where a German bullet failed.
Bayern Munich have confirmed their interest in Real Madrid winger Arjen Robben, but insist nothing has been finalised yet.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has refused to rule out a sensational swoop for the English Premier League club’s former midfield general Patrick Vieira. The veteran France international is expected to leave Italian champions Inter Milan, and has been linked with a return to Arsenal following rumors that he is also wanted by north London rivals Tottenham
Michael Phelps has lost his men’s 200-meter individual medley world record — a mark he has held for six years — after fellow-American Ryan Lochte claimed gold in the world swimming championships in Rome in a new best time. Lochte came home first in a time of one minute 54.10 seconds, bettering the mark of 1:54.23 set by Phelps when winning Olympic gold in Beijing on August 15 2008. Hungarian Laszlo Cseh was second in 1:55.24 and American Eric Shanteau third in 1:55.36.
Defending champion and world number one Rafael Nadal has been forced to withdraw from next week’s Wimbledon Championships because of his on-going knee injuries. The Spaniard, who was the top seed to defend his crown at the grass-court grand slam event, announced his decision at a press conference in London on Friday evening after succumbing to the tendonitis problems that have troubled him in recent weeks
Michel Platini, the president of the governing body for European football (UEFA) has exclusively told CNN that he urges fans not to travel to the Champions League final in Rome without a ticket — in the wake of news that a Briton needed hospital treatment after being stabbed.
Manchester United’s manager Alex Ferguson was in confident mood ahead of the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against English rivals Arsenal. The 67-year-old’s side have a single-goal advantage from the first leg, after John O’Shea’s Old Trafford winner, and Ferguson feels this advantage could prove vital. “We’ve got a lead and that means we’re only one kick away from the (final) in Rome, so it’s a big incentive for us,” he said