This was a 7-1 scoreline Brazil could enjoy. Two years after their World Cup capitulation against Germany, Brazil crushed Haiti to move top of Copa América Group B, thanks to a brilliant hat-trick from Philippe Coutinho – his first for the national team.
The England captain, Alastair Cook, has joined his Australian counterpart Steve Smith in rejecting the idea of Test matches in future Ashes series being played under floodlights.
These were the NBA finals that the Golden State Warriors were losing last year, and yet they acted as if the whole thing was a joke. They were supposed to be practising in Cleveland’s arena, trailing the Cavaliers 2-1 in the series, but this hardly looked like basketball practice.
Maria Sharapova has been banned for two years after failing a drug test at the Australian Open, the International Tennis Federation has announced.
The first time I met Stephen Keshi was in 2002. He was lying on a sun-lounger by a pool in a hotel in Bamako and I was one of about a dozen journalists crouched at his feet, eager for the views of the great centre-back turned assistant coach. The next time I saw him, four years later, he was fighting Emmanuel Adebayor on a bus in Cairo.
AC Milan and Southampton have been linked with ex-Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.
In 2009 a group of young Icelandic football coaches travelled to England to study for their Uefa coaching licences. The trip involved a stop at Reading, where the Icelanders were excited to see at first hand the progress of Gylfi Sigurdsson, Iceland’s own 18-year-old creative midfield jewel.
Christian Benteke's agent has been responding to speculation over his future.
Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane is being backed to excel at Euro 2016.
Celtic fans insist their big interest in season ticket sales is not down to Rangers.
The Fire are in full rebuild mode under new head coach Veljko Paunovic after a dismal 2015 campaign.
Leeds United were hammered in their latest Championship outing.
After finishing bottom of the Western Conference last season, the Rapids are hoping that some shrewd signings can help turn things around in 2016.