Neymar, Brazil’s most marketable soccer player, wants to complete the final year of his contract with Santos rather than move to Europe during the offseason, his manager said today.
Portuguese soccer champion Porto agreed to sell midfielder Joao Moutinho and forward James Rodriguez to Monaco for 70 million euros ($91 million).
Bayern Munich supporter Christopher Intsiful got his ticket to tomorrow’s Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund in London and he didn’t even have to give up his beer to get there.
The winner of soccer’s Europa League will qualify for the following season’s Champions League, beginning with the 2015-16 season.
Serena Williams was in tears and at one of the lowest points in her career, her earliest Grand Slam defeat.
The playoff between Crystal Palace and Watford will earn the winner about 120 million pounds ($181 million) when it is promoted from English soccer’s Championship, according to accountant Deloitte LLP.
Defending champion Rafael Nadal of Spain may have to play men’s top seed Novak Djokovic in the semifinals as he seeks a record eighth French Open tennis title.
The following is a roundup of soccer stories from U.K. newspapers, with clickable Internet links.
Australia’s lack of a tune-up match will handicap the Wallabies in next month’s series opener against the British and Irish Lions, according to the country’s top rugby executive.
Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand signed a one-year extension to his contract after the team won its 20th English league title.