Soccer-Luis Enrique backs Neymar to keep his cool in Espanyol test
BARCELONA, April 28 (Reuters) - Barcelona coach Luis Enrique said on Friday he trusted Neymar to resist being provoked by any aggressive treatment meted out by Espanyol in Saturday's derby, as the Brazilian forward returns to action after a three-game ban.
Soccer-Stretchered-off Sakho should be fit in weeks, says Klopp
LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Mamadou Sakho did not as originally feared sustain ligament damage on Wednesday and should be fit within weeks, Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said, rekindling transfer speculation over a player valued at 30 million pounds ($38.75 million).
Soccer-Mourinho says United lacked belief under Van Gaal
MANCHESTER, England, April 28 (Reuters) - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho says he inherited a good group of players from predecessor Louis van Gaal, but that they lacked the happiness and belief that they have since discovered.
Larrazabal grabs halfway lead in China
(Reuters) - Pablo Larrazabal maintained his impressive form to card a six-under-par 66 and take the halfway lead at the China Open, three shots clear of Dylan Frittelli and overnight leader Alexander Levy.
Athletics: London Marathon unveils new half-distance mass race for 2018
LONDON (Reuters) - London Marathon organizers have announced plans for a mass participation half-marathon next year as part of a campaign to encourage the city's communities to interact.
Golf-European Tour China Open scores
April 28 (Gracenote) - Scores from the European Tour China Open at the par-72 course on Friday in Beijing. The cut was set at 143.
SHOWCASE-Soccer-Wenger says Arsenal, not Spurs, are north London's No.1
LONDON, April 28 (Reuters) - Arsene Wenger believes Arsenal will remain the major force in north London even if Tottenham Hotspur overturn decades of dominance to finish above the Gunners in the Premier League this season.
SHOWCASE-"Exciting" Spurs can still snatch title, says Edman
STOCKHOLM, April 28 (Reuters) - Tottenham's adventurous attacking play has made them the most exciting team in the Premier League, and they could still snatch the title from Chelsea, former Spurs defender Erik Edman said.
Soccer-AFC suspends Guam official who pleaded guilty in US bribery case
April 28 (Reuters) - FIFA audit and compliance committee member Richard Lai was provisionally suspended by the chairman of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Disciplinary and Ethics Committee on Friday after the Guam official pleaded guilty to charges of fraud.
Hamilton hopes Zanardi can inspire injured British teen
SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Triple world champion Lewis Hamilton pointed to Alex Zanardi as a beacon of hope as Formula One teams and drivers showed support on Friday for British teenager Billy Monger, who lost his legs in a Formula Four accident.
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