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 Mitchell Johnson of Kings XI Punjab bowling in the IPL match against Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah on Sunday. Pawan Singh / The National / April 20, 2014

IPL Day 5 action in Sharjah

Images from the fifth day of the Indian Premier League in the UAE on Sunday, with Kings XI Punjab beating Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets with eight balls remaining.

 Raheem Sterling of Liverpool scores the opening goal against Norwich City on Sunday at Carrow Road. Michael Regan / Getty Images / April 20, 2014

In pictures: Sterling, Suarez inch Liverpool closer to title

Raheem Sterling, with a double, and Luis Suarez accounted for all three goals in Liverpool’s 3-2 away win over Norwich City on Sunday, leaving them five points up on Chelsea with three left to play.

 Manager Matt Williams benching star Bryce Harper, above, may have sent the wrong message to the rest of the Washington Nationals. Mike Ehrmann / AFP

Benching Harper sends Williams’s right message the wrong way

Matt Williams, the Washington Nationals manager, made the biggest move of his 18-game tenure on Saturday, benching rising star Bryce Harper for his “lack of hustle”.

 Arsenal's Lukas Podolski celebrates his second goal during the Premier League match against Hull City at The KC Stadium in Hull, England, on April 20, 2014. Lynne Cameron / AP Photo

Arsenal maintain push for top-four finish with victory at Hull

Hull could end up in Europe regardless of the FA Cup final result if Arsenal finish in the Uefa Champions League places

 Ashish Nehra of Chennai Super Kings bowls to Kings XI Punjab at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Hard-hitting Chennai not deterred by opening loss in IPL

But some questions remain about the team's attack ahead of Monday's match against Delhi Daredevils in Abu Dhabi, writes Osman Samiuddin.

 Stanislas Wawrinka turned away fellow Swiss Roger Federer with a 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 victory at the Monte Carlo Masters on April 20, 2014. Julian Finney / Getty Images

Wawrinka backhands Federer aside at Monte Carlo Masters

Stanislas Wawrinka won the Monte Carlo Masters for the first time after rallying to beat Roger Federer 4-6, 7-6, 6-2 in a rare all-Swiss final.

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‘We are on track to make changes ... we are rebuilding’ says Moyes of United

Manchester United's 2-0 loss to Everton punctuated David Moyes' disappointing debut season on Sunday and he sought afterward to explain the direction of the club.

‘Going to be a brilliant game’ with Chelsea, declares Rodgers

With Liverpool having a chance to officially put away at least Chelsea as a challenger next weekend, Brendan Rodgers said 'the supporters will be right up for it and the players as well'.

Atletico’s Gabi notes similar styles with Mourinho’s Chelsea ahead of clash

'Without a doubt Mourinho's teams are very well prepared tactically' said Atletico Madrid captain Gabi ahead of Tuesday's Champions League clash against Chelsea.

‘There’s oil in the engine again’ with Ozil and Ramsey back, says Wenger

Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal can still claim a Champions League place with the return of Mesut Ozil and Aaron Ramsey to aid the side's goals output.

In pictures: Sterling, Suarez inch Liverpool closer to title

Raheem Sterling, with a double, and Luis Suarez accounted for all three goals in Liverpool’s 3-2 away win over Norwich City on Sunday, leaving them five points up on Chelsea with three left to play.

‘People demand too much’ of Messi, says Xavi after Barca win

After Barcelona topped Athletic Bilbao 2-1 on Sunday, Xavi came to Lionel Messi's defence as Barcelona hope to avoid a trophy-less season. 'We need to leave him in peace and let him work.'

Emotions running high for Arabian Gulf League champions Al Ahli with domestic treble on the cards

Fan favourite Grafite says he has one or two years of high-level football left in him and wants to play them in the UAE

Yesterday’s man Moyes left in the dust during defeat at Everton

Manchester United manager looks increasingly detached from his grim reality

Sterling’s silver service sets table for Liverpool win over Norwich City

The win takes the Premier League table-toppers to 80 points from 35 games.

Arsenal maintain push for top-four finish with victory at Hull

Hull could end up in Europe regardless of the FA Cup final result if Arsenal finish in the Uefa Champions League places

Fourth place still within reach for Everton after seeing off Manchester United

Matches against Southampton, Manchester City and Hull City stand between Merseysiders and Uefa Champions League spots

Sunderland stunner over Chelsea leaves Liverpool in firm control of Premier League

Jose Mourinho suffers first home Premier League defeat in 78 games

Al Ahli now target treble tops, says Hugo Viana

With two titles already in the bag, Ahli are focused on rewriting the history books, starting with Tuesday's Asian Champions League decider in Qatar.

In pictures: Best sports images from around the world, April 19

Here are some highlights from football, Formula One, tennis, baseball, horse racing and snooker across the globe.