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 Glenn Maxwell's knock that followed ensured Brendon McCullum's knock went in vain after his explosive half-century took Chennai Super Kings past the 200-mark. Ravindranath K / The National

All is well with Punjab as Maxwell and Miller seal win against Chennai

The Australian missed out on a century but his 95 runs, along with Miller's unbeaten half-century, ensured Kings XI scaled a mighty peak of a target in a hot first game of Abu Dhabi's double-header.

 Sunderland manager Gus Poyet protests during the Premier League match against Crystal Palace at The Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northeast England, on March 15, 2014. Ian MacNicol / AFP

Sunderland going out of Premier League with a grumble

Northeast club have underwhelmed during seven-year stay in the top flight

 Hamburg players leave the field after the match against Borussia Moenchengladbach on March 30, 2014. AFP

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

 At 105 kg, Gabrielle Garcia has dominated the world circuit and loves many things about being in Abu Dhabi. Ravindranath K / The National

Garcia seeks fresh challenge in MMA after her jiu-jitsu domination

Brazilian prides being a lioness in the sport but feels she can shed 25kg weight to pursue her MMA debut aspirations.

 England's Jonathan Trott hits out during the ICC Champions Trophy semi final match against South Africa at The Oval cricket ground, London June 19, 2013. REUTERS/Philip Brown

England’s Jonathan Trott sidelined with stress-related illness again

Jonathan Trott is to take a second break from professional cricket because of his stress-related illness as England and Wales Cricket Board and Warwickshire confirmed he will stop playing with immediate effect.

 Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho looks on during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Chelsea at the Liberty Stadium on April 13, 2014 in Swansea, Wales. Chris Brunskill/Getty Images

‘That’s why we are a top club’ says Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech

Jose Mourinho’s men will temporarily claim the Premier League top spot if they beat Sunderland, leaving them in control of their own destiny in the title race ahead of a crucial trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on April 27.

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Viana praises family approach as Al Ahli push for second trophy of season

'We have one hard month in front of us,' Portuguese midfielder says

Zenga hopes Asian Champions League success provides lift for Al Jazira in Arabian Gulf Cup final

Italian says Abu Dhabi club have met each of his aims since he arrived in October

Chelsea hope club veterans agree to extend their stay

London club eager to secure Terry, Lampard and Cole to contract extensions

Sherwood expects Tottenham to continue attacking despite leaking goals

Spurs weighed down by absences of Vertonghen, Walker, Dawson, Lamela, Soldado and Capoue

Sunderland going out of Premier League with a grumble

Northeast club have underwhelmed during seven-year stay in the top flight

Hamburg the dinosaur’s time may be up in Bundesliga

Ever-present for 51 years in the German top-flight, Hamburg face the prospect of relegation, writes Ian Hawkey.

‘Arsene Wenger gets unfair criticism’ says Hull City manager Steve Bruce

Hull manager Steve Bruce has two chances to increase the scrutiny on the Premier League’s longest serving boss, with Arsenal needing victory on Sunday to keep their top-four push on course and the teams meet again in next month’s FA...

Liverpool embark on title advance at Norwich City

While a potential title decider at home to Chelsea awaits on April 27, the first obstacle that Steven Gerrard, Luis Suarez and their Liverpool team-mates must overcome is Sunday’s trip to Carrow Road.

Atletico Madrid look to edge towards Primera Liga title before Chelsea visit

Diego Simeone's men need to win just four of their five remaining games to seal the Primera Liga championship and they take on Elche before the first leg of their Uefa Champions League semi-final against Chelsea on Tuesday.

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‘That’s why we are a top club’ says Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech

Jose Mourinho’s men will temporarily claim the Premier League top spot if they beat Sunderland, leaving them in control of their own destiny in the title race ahead of a crucial trip to face Liverpool at Anfield on April 27.

Bayern Munich eager for Real Madrid confidence boost

Bayern Munich have lost back-to-back Bundesliga league matches, an obvious concern ahead of Wednesday’s Uefa Champions League semi-final, first leg at Real Madrid.

New Southampton owner leading club’s resurgence from the shadows

Katharina Liebherr keeping with family tradition and letting others dominate the spotlight

Wasl will give Jorginho time but results in Arabian Gulf League are needed

Al Wasl officials said they will provide Jorginho, their new coach, sufficient time to change the club’s fortunes while also warning that his fate ultimately will depend on results.