Sport: Soccer

Celtic strolled into the third qualifying round of the Champions League with a 2-0 win over Cliftonville as they comfortably eased past the Northern Irish minnows 5-0 on aggregate.
Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas has countered rumours that star player Gareth Bale could be on the verge of a move to Real Madrid.
Manchester United stumbled to a 3-2 defeat against Japan's Yokohama Marinos Tuesday in their second loss in three games under new manager David Moyes.
FIFA has warned Uganda to avoid government interference in football, another African federation to be threatened with an international ban after Cameroon was recently suspended.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says Cristiano Ronaldo will end his career with the Spanish giants and has denied receiving any bids for the Portugal forward.
SuperSport United have confirmed Kermit Erasmus has left the club and signed a three-year deal with Soweto giants Orlando Pirates.
Midfielder May Mahlangu is facing a long layoff after suffering a serious injury during a training session with Swedish club Helsingborg.
Spanish champions Barcelona Monday chose Argentine Gerardo Martino as their new coach, to replace throat-cancer victim Tito Vilanova.
Manchester United manager David Moyes on Monday revealed he has stepped up his pursuit of Cesc Fabregas after making a second bid for the Barcelona midfielder.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers said he expects Luis Suarez to stay with the club after the Uruguay striker arrived in Australia to join his teammates in "great spirits".
Kaizer Chiefs were in dominant form as they retained the pre-season Gauteng Cup title, beating Bloemfontein Celtic 4-1 in the final at Loftus Versfeld on Sunday.
World number one Serena Williams racked up her 51st win of the year on Sunday when she cruised past home player Johanna Larsson in the Swedish Open final.
Coach Herve Renard admitted Sunday that hosts Zambia were lucky to defeat Zimbabwe in the Cosafa Cup final.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes says he is looking forward to playing "mind games" with Jose Mourinho as Chelsea step up their interest in unsettled striker Wayne Rooney.
Captain Wayne Sandilands saved a penalty as South Africa beat Lesotho 2-1 Saturday to finish third at the Cosafa Cup.
Kaizer Chiefs kick-off their 2013/14 campaign defending the pre-season Gauteng Cup at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria on Sunday.
Orlando Pirates resume their CAF Champions League campaign against SC Leopards from Congo-Brazzaville in the eight-team group stages, at Orlando Stadium on Saturday night.
Rio Ferdinand believes United are facing their toughest ever start to a league season, with the fixtures against Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City in their first five games.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter said Brazil might have been the wrong choice as host of the 2014 World Cup.
Papiss Cisse has withdrawn from Newcastle's pre-season tour of Portugal after refusing to wear club sponsor Wonga's logo on religious grounds, the BBC reported Wednesday.
Hosts Zambia pipped South Africa 5-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw Wednesday to reach the Cosafa Cup final.
FIFA president Joseph Blatter emphasised that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar would only be possible if it took place in winter, saying "where there's a will there's a way."
AmaZulu captain Tapuwa Kapini expects a good result against Manchester City to help bolster their preparations for the new season.
Manchester United have rejected a bid from English Premier League rivals Chelsea for Wayne Rooney, British media reported on Wednesday. would like to send you push notifications.
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