Player gets five game ban for abusing female official

Brentford's Alan McCormack has been given a five-match ban and fined £6,000 after using abusive language towards a female match official. An independent commission found the

Mikel Obi – I never asked NFF to pay Super Eagles in dollars

Nigeria's Super Eagles took to their official Twitter handle to deny reports that Super Eagles captain John Mikel Obi asked the NFF to pay him

Man City lose 4-0 on Guardiola’s return to Nou Camp

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick as Barcelona punished 10-man Manchester City in the Champions League on Pep Guardiola's return to his old club. City were competitive

Real Madrid hit six to keep pressure on at the top

Real Madrid kept up the pressure on city rivals Atletico at the top of La Liga with a big win at Real Betis. Isco scored twice

Arsenal hold on to deny Bradley’s Swansea

Theo Walcott scored twice as 10-man Arsenal won their sixth Premier League game in a row, despite a spirited Swansea City display in Bob Bradley's

Messi scores on injury return in easy Barca win

Lionel Messi marked his return from injury with a goal as La Liga champions Barcelona comfortably beat Deportivo La Coruna at the Nou Camp. The Argentina

Man City miss two penalties in Everton draw

Maarten Stekelenburg saved two penalties for Everton as his side escaped with a point against Manchester City at Etihad Stadium. Kevin de Bruyne was the first

Mascherano to sign new Barcelona deal

Defender Javier Mascherano will sign a new two-year contract with Barcelona, tying him to the Spanish champions until June 2019. The ex-West Ham player, 32, has

Serge Aurier: PSG defender investigated by Fifa for ‘throat slit’ gesture

Paris St-Germain defender Serge Aurier is being investigated by Fifa after appearing to make a throat-slitting gesture to supporters. Aurier, 23, celebrated an Ivory Coast goal

Milovan Rajevac quits as Algeria coach after two games

Milovan Rajevac has resigned as coach of Algeria after only two matches in charge of the Desert Foxes. His decision follows a 1-1 draw at home