FA Cup: Third-Tier Millwall Upset Premier League Champs Leicester

London: Third-tier Millwall's FA Cup fairytale continued on Saturday as they stunned struggling Premier League champions Leicester City 1-0 in a major fifth-round upset.
Having previously eliminated Bournemouth and Watford, the League One side added a third top-flight scalp by toppling Leicester thanks to a last-minute goal by defender Shaun Cummings.
Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri made 10 changes to his starting XI, but Millwall had to play with 10 men for 40 minutes after Jake Cooper was sent off for two bookable offences.
It is the latest embarrassing result to befall Leicester, who lie just one place and one point above the Premier League relegation zone after a run of five successive defeats.

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Robert Lewandowski Strikes Late to Rescue Bayern Munich in Berlin

Berlin: Robert Lewandowski hit a 96th-minute equaliser as Bayern Munich salvaged a 1-1 draw at Hertha Berlin on Saturday and extended their lead at the top of the Bundesliga table to eight points.
Bayern were seconds away from only their second league defeat this season when Lewandowski fired home his 24th goal in all competitons to cancel out Vedad Ibisevic's first-half strike at Berlin's Olympic Stadium.
It was a Champions League hangover for Bayern following Wednesday's 5-1 hammering of Arsenal in the last 16 first leg, despite coach Carlo Ancelotti making four changes to the side that beat the Gunners.Hertha went ahead on 21 minutes when Ibisevic ghosted in behind Bayern's defence and deflected Marvin Plattenhardt's free-kick past Manuel Neuer.
Despite enjoying more than 70 percent possession, Bayern struggled and Lewandowski's equaliser only came deep into added time.
Thiago Alcantara's free-kick found Ajren Robben on the edge of the area, his sh..

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I-League 2017: Bengaluru Draw With Mumbai FC to Proceed Winless Run

Mumbai: Defending champions Bengaluru FC (BFC) suffered yet another setback to their aspirations of retaining the I-League crown as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Mumbai FC at the Cooperage ground here on Saturday.
Bengaluru, currently fourth on the table, are now without a win in six games, having garnered 13 points from nine outings.
They are eight points adrift of table toppers East Bengal who have 21 in their kitty having played nine games. Mumbai, on the other hand, have eight points from 10 matches.The result is Bengaluru's fourth straight draw in the league while Mumbai have now gone eight games without a win.
There were chances galore at both ends of the pitch but poor finishing cost both teams as the honours were shared at the end of 90 minutes.
In the first half, the visitors came close on a number of occasions with Udanta Singh at the forefront on two counts.
In the 17th minute, the pacy forward's arial attempt from the left wing missed the target by a whisker.
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HIL 2017: Kalinga Thrash Punjab 7-Zero to Enter Semis

Chandigarh: A determined Kalinga Lancers qualified for the semi-finals of the Hockey India League (HIL) as they whipped past defending champions Jaypee Punjab Warriors 7-0 at the Hockey Stadium here on Saturday.
Needing only a draw in their final game to qualify for the semi-finals, the last year's runners ran riot with goals from Adam Dixon (ninth minute), Moritz Furste (24th, penalty corner), Lalit Upadhyay (34th) and Dharamvir Singh (39th).
The win took second-placed Kalinga's points tally to 28 as they and Dabang Mumbai are the two teams who have reached the knock-outs to be held here.
Bottom-placed Punjab remained at the bottom of the table with 17 points from eight matches.Punjab, who were coming into the match with three consecutive defeats, continued their slump against Kalinga, who lost to the former in last edition's final.
Punjab got off to a disastrous start as they were behind by two goals in the early ninth minute when English midfielder Dixon made amends f..

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Kompany Report Buoys Guardiola After Cup Stalemate

Huddersfield: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted Vincent Kompany had not suffered a serious injury setback after the captain missed Saturday’s goalless FA Cup draw at Huddersfield Town.
The Belgian centre-back, who has played just six times this season because of a series of injury problems, had been expected to figure against the Championship side but was not on the City team-sheet.
Guardiola, however, played down concerns about Kompany's fitness, although it is unclear whether he will figure in Tuesday's Champions League game at home to Monaco.
“Two days ago, Kompany felt something in his leg. It is not a big, big issue,” said Guardiola, who stressed he was content to face Huddersfield again in a last 16-replay.”I knew the game that we had to play,” the Spaniard said. “In the first half we had our chances, the (Huddersfield) goalkeeper was brilliant.
“In the second half maybe we played a bit better but we didn’t create many chances.
“So many teams in the Premier..

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Arsene Wenger Says He’d Choose to Keep at Arsenal

London: Arsene Wenger has revealed he wants to stay in football management long-term and has indicated for the first time he would like to extend his spell as Arsenal's manager.
The Frenchman's future is up in the air, with his contract expiring at the end of the season and events on the pitch exposing him to criticism from supporters.
Wenger said earlier this week he intends to continue working as a manager even if his 21-year reign at the Emirates Stadium comes to an end, but he says his preference would be to remain at Arsenal.
When asked about his future in the game, the 67-year-old told reporters: “If you have a team, maybe you can employ me.”That's not a threat. My preference is always to manage Arsenal. I think I have shown that. But I am adult enough to analyse the situation.”
Wenger's latest low came last Wednesday when Arsenal were crushed 5-1 at Bayern Munich in the Champions League, leaving them on the brink of a seventh successive last-16 exit.
They are..

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Chelsea’s Pedro, Costa Muzzle Wolves in FA Cup

Wolverhampton: Second-half goals from Pedro and Diego Costa earned Premier League leaders Chelsea a 2-0 win in a difficult FA Cup fifth-round tie at second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday.
Pedro headed in after 65 minutes following an intricate build-up involving Costa, Cesc Fabregas and Willian.
Costa sealed a place in the quarter-finals in the 89th minute after defender Matt Doherty inadvertently deflected a pass into his path.
The prolific Chelsea striker had the time and space to easily stroke the ball into the Wolves goal, finally killing off the Championship side's brave resistance.
Having accounted for the Premier League scalps of Stoke City and Liverpool in previous rounds, Wolves looked in the mood to add the division's leaders to that list.
In front of Molineux's biggest crowd for 36 years, the home side made an electrifying start.Asmir Begovic had already been required to tip a dangerous Conor Coady cross over his bar in the opening exchanges when for..

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Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix: Mo Farah Bows Out With European Document

London: Mo Farah ended his indoor career with a new European record, winning the 5,000 metres at the Birmingham Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday in a time of 13 minutes 10.60 seconds.
Farah, Britain's four-times Olympic champion, plans to focus on road racing after the outdoor world championships in London in August when he will say his final farewell to the track.
The 33-year-old was helped to break the indoor mark at the Birmingham Indoor Arena in what became a two-way duel with Kenyan Albert Rop, who stretched him over the final two laps.
It was a fitting way for Britain's most successful long-distance runner to end his indoor career – and a marked improvement on his only other appearance this season, when he came seventh in a cross-country event in Edinburgh last month.”I knew from Edinburgh I needed to do some work,” he told the BBC. “I had to go away and leave my family behind to do more training. It has paid off. Hard work pays off.”
Farah shaved over half a second off th..

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