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March 9, 2017 12:05 PM Enrique turns 'mourning' into miracle

First came the "mourning" then the opportunity for revenge, claimed vindicated outgoing Barcelona coach Luis Enrique after overseeing the greatest comeback in Champions League history by thrashing Paris Saint Germain 6-1. Despite Barca's galaxy of stars, it was the boss who was first in the firing line when the Catalans were torn apart 4-0 in the first 36

March 9, 2017 11:45 AM World Cup winner Alonso to hang up boots

2010 FIFA World Cup™ winner Xabi Alonso has confirmed he will retire when his contract expires with German champions Bayern Munich at the end of the season. The 114-time Spain star, who called time on his international career in 2014 after two UEFA EURO triumphs and La Roja’s South Africa 2010 success, wrote on social media: "Lived it. Loved it. Farewell 16

March 9, 2017 11:45 AM Bayern midfielder Xabi Alonso to retire at end of season

MUNICH (AP) - Already owning just about every championship medal in the game, Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso has decided this season will be his last. The 35-year-old Alonso, who won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and the European Championship in 2008 and 2012, joined Bayern from Real Madrid in 2014 and won two Bundesliga titles and the German 14

March 9, 2017 10:27 AM Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso to retire in summer

Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso will retire in the summer, the German champions have confirmed. It had been reported earlier this year that former Spain international Alonso, 35, was planning to retire and he posted a message on Twitter on Thursday reading: "Lived it. Loved it. Farewell beautiful game." Bayern confirmed Alonso will retire in the summer 12

March 9, 2017 7:37 AM 'Best ever' Neymar hails historic Barcelona after thrashing PSG

Neymar described his two-goal display as the "best game" of his career as he inspired the greatest comeback in Champions League history Barcelona thrashed Paris Saint-Germain 6-1. The Catalans became the first side to come back from a 4-0 first leg deficit as Neymar scored twice in the final two minutes and then teed up a 95th-minute winner by Sergi 23

March 9, 2017 6:43 AM Govt disburses Rs301.7bn agri credit during H1 2016-17

ISLAMABAD: The government has disbursed Rs 301.7 billion agriculture credit during the first half of 2016-17 through various banks and financial institutions against the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) set target of Rs 700 billion. According to an official document available with Business Recorder, SBP has advised to scheduled banks to provide crop loans 11

March 9, 2017 1:00 AM Luis Enrique and Neymar a pair of perfect 10s as Barcelona make history

It was a night no one associated with Barcelona will ever forget, and a game that truly made no sense. The thought of Luis Enrique's side sneaking through into the Champions League quarterfinals seemed impossible after their horror 4-0 defeat at the Parc des Princes and it still looked implausible even when Luis Suarez headed them in front against PSG in the second 60

March 8, 2017 11:16 PM Miracle at the Nou Camp as Barca do the impossible

Barcelona - Sergi Roberto scored in the fifth minute of stoppage time as Barcelona capped a sensational Champions League fightback to thrash Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 and reach the quarter-finals on Wednesday. Despite Luis Suarez's early opener, a Layvin Kurzawa own goal and Lionel Messi's penalty, Barca, who lost the first leg 4-0, looked down and out when Edison 23

March 8, 2017 10:13 PM Barcelona's UCL win over PSG tops football's greatest comebacks

This article first appeared on ESPN FC on May 9, 2014 and has since been updated. The New England Patriots' epic Super Bowl comeback win vs. the Atlanta Falcons was a reminder that, when it comes to sport, it's not over until it's over. Here are 10 of the best footballing comebacks from down the years. Simon Grayson's tenure at Leeds ended rather unpleasantly 23

March 8, 2017 9:59 PM In Mosul, desperate families dodge bullets to reach safety: 'There's a sniper here'

The smoke subsided, revealing some furtive movement behind the jumble of masonry that had once been a building in this ravaged west Mosul district. It was a man. He peeked around the rubble, paused a beat, then raced to the line of crumpled sedans a few yards away. He turned, gestured to those behind him to follow, then vaulted himself over the hood of a car and ran toward 35