Holders Arsenal won through to the FA Cup last-16 with a hard-fought 3-2 victory at Brighton on Sunday as West Ham and Aston Villa also avoided the embarrassment of becoming the latest Premier League clubs to be knocked out by lower league opposition.
Premier League title challengers Chelsea and Manchester City both crashed out of the FA Cup after being sensationally beaten by lower-league opponents in the fourth round on Saturday.
Gurpreet Singh Sandhu insists he was never as gifted as some others in the business. Modest to a fault, the 22-year-old goalkeeper from Mohali has scaled a historic high for Indian football, becoming the first Indian since independence to play in the first team of a European top tier club.
Russian model Irina Shayk has confirmed her split from star Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, but denied his family was to blame for their break-up.
A change of tactics reaped rewards as a new, more subdued but more solid Arsenal arrived at Manchester City on Sunday, saw less of the ball than usual yet still masterfully outplayed the champions.
Lionel Messi struck a stunning hat-trick to ensure Barcelona maintained the pressure on La Liga leaders Real Madrid with a 4-0 win away to Deportivo la Coruna to cut the gap at the top to one point.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger praised his side's discipline after a superb 2-0 win away to Premier League champions Manchester City on Sunday left leaders Chelsea five points clear at the top of the table.
Stephen Constantine is returning to coach India after the country's football federation confirmed on Friday that the Englishman had agreed to a second stint with the national team.
Arsenal will look to in-form Alexis Sanchez when they attempt to repair a sequence of diminishing returns at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday.
Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres rolled back the years with a King's Cup double at Real Madrid on Thursday that was a reminder of the talented youngster who made his name at the club before taking England by storm at Liverpool.
Lionel Messi confused everyone at the Ballon d'Or awards with his purple tuxedo and his comments about his future at Barcelona.
Colombian star James Rodriguez's sublime volley for Colombia against Uruguay in their last 16 match at the World Cup was voted goal of the year at the Fifa Ballon d'Or awards on Monday in Zurich.
He beat Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer and four-time winner Lionel Messi in a vote of national team captains and coaches from Fifa's 209 member countries, plus selected journalists.
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has urged fans to get behind 'important player' Gareth Bale after the latter was criticised for being selfish during the Spanish football club's win over Espanyol in La Liga.
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez were all on target as Barcelona eased talk of a club crisis with a 3-1 win over La Liga champions Atletico Madrid on Sunday.