Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci has revealed he turned down the chance to join Real Madrid last summer. The Italy international chose instead to rejoin Juventus just a year after leaving the club for Serie A rivals AC Milan. He reportedly took a wage cut to return to the Old Lady, and it now transpires that he also rejected the advances of

Caroline Wozniacki pulled out of the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships due to a virus on Monday. The number nine seed was due to play Stefanie Voegele, a lucky loser following the withdrawal of Samantha Stosur, in the first round. But another lucky loser, Polona Hercog, who lost in three sets to Lucie Hradecka in

Barcelona are closing in on the signing of 19-year-old Brazilian centre-half Vitao from Palmeiras. The player and his representatives are in Barcelona to put the finishing touches to a deal that is close to being confirmed. Vitao will initially play for Barcelona’s B team or be loaned out to gain experience of football in Europe

• Premier clubs do not sell to rivals, Liverpool manager adds • England forward joined Dortmund for £8m in 2017 Jürgen Klopp has claimed Liverpool were beaten to the signing of Jadon Sancho by Borussia Dortmund because Manchester City refused to sell to a Premier League rival. The Liverpool manager confirmed his club’s interest in the teenage forward before Tuesday’s Champions

PORT ST. LUCIE — The talk here at Mets camp, in the wake of a hellacious two-year run that spared few, is of tearing down walls. Breaking down barriers. Speaking a universal language. Can Adam Guttridge be the Mets’ Abraham Lincoln? If the fate of the Brodie Van Wagenen Era will be determined by myriad

More misery for Chelsea, even more for manager Maurizio Sarri as Paul Pogba inspired Manchester United’s brilliant 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup Round of 16 tie on Monday. While Ander Herera put the visitors ahead after 31 minutes, Pogba produced a great diving header to double the lead on stroke of

Atletico Madrid have joined Chelsea in a battle to sign Everton and Brazil striker Richarlison in the summer window. According to AS, Atletico have sounded out Richarlison’s representatives over a move amid interest from Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and PSG but could be deterred by the potential cost of a deal. The Spanish club, however, could be swayed to spend big according

Mauro Icardi has refused to travel for Inter Milan’s Europa League match with Rapid Vienna after being stripped of the captaincy at Inter Milan. The striker has worn the armband since the start of the 2015-16 season but Inter announced on Wednesday afternoon that he would be replaced by goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. And manager Luciano

• Manager jokes that when team’s talisman scores it is game over • South Korean now has 11 goals from his last 12 club games Mauricio Pochettino saluted his talismanic goalscorer Son Heung-min after the Tottenham forward helped to move the team to within touching distance of the Champions League quarter-finals. Son volleyed Spurs into a 47th-minute lead

Windies pacer Shannon Gabriel, who has been suspended for the first four One-Day Internationals of the upcoming five-match series against England for abusive comments during the third Test in St. Lucia, has provided his version of events on the incident involving England captain Joe Root. Gabriel has conceded that there was a need for “sensitivity