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Juan Martin del Potro reaches French Open second round

Eighth seed Juan Martin del Potro recovered from a set down against Chilean Nicolas Jarry to ease into the French Open second round on Tuesday.
Tottenham Hotspur's Argentinian head coach Mauricio Pochettino celebrates at the final whistle during the UEFA Champions League quarter final second leg football match between Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester. Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino: Champions League glory would transform Spurs

Mauricio Pochettino says winning the Champions League would change the “perception” of Tottenham Hotspur and provide a glorious ending to what he described as the best season in the five years he has been their manager.
Emiliano Sala

Police investigating reports of photos posted on social media of Emiliano Sala’s body

Police are investigating reports that photographs of footballer Emiliano Sala's dead body were posted on social media.
Top (L-R) Barcelona’s French defender Clement Lenglet, Barcelona’s Croatian midfielder Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Sergio Busquets, Barcelona’s Spanish defender Gerard Pique and bottom (L-R) Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Arthur, Barcelona’s Portuguese defender Nelson Semedo, Barcelona’s Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho, Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez and Barcelona’s Spanish defender Jordi Alba pose before the UEFA Champions league first leg quarter-final football match between Manchester United and Barcelona at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on April 10, 2019. (Photo by LLUIS GENE / AFP)

Five things we learned in European football this weekend

Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain both squandered chances to retain their domestic titles on a weekend which saw a much-changed Barcelona take their eye off the ball in La Liga.

Ernesto Valverde considers resting Lionel Messi ahead of Manchester United return

Lionel Messi could be among a number of players rested by Barcelona on Saturday as Ernesto Valverde keeps one eye on their Champions League second leg against Manchester United.
Mauricio Pochettino hopes Tottenham can live up to expectations and become a title-winning side when they move into their new stadium.

Mauricio Pochettino prepares for ‘biggest ever match’ with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City

Mauricio Pochettino is preparing for “the biggest ever match” of his managerial career as his Tottenham Hotspur side bid to put a dent in Manchester City’s hopes of a trophy clean sweep.
Barcelona increased its lead of the Spanish league to a commanding 11 points after Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez scored late goals in a 2-0 win over 10-man Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

Sergio Busquets: Lionel Messi magic doesn’t surprise us any more

Barcelona's stars have stopped being surprised by Lionel Messi's continued brilliance, according to midfielder Sergio Busquets.
Cardiff claims they are shocked by a report that the pilot in the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala was not qualified to fly at night.

Cardiff ‘shocked’ by Emiliano Sala’s pilot report

Cardiff claims they are shocked by a report that the pilot in the plane crash that killed Emiliano Sala was not qualified to fly at night.
Gary Neville has praised the job Mauricio Pochettino has done at Tottenham given the difficulties he has had to put up with this season and says the club must do everything they can to keep him.

Mauricio Pochettino: Manchester United speculation didn’t distract me

Mauricio Pochettino insists he never lost focus amid speculation that he was being lined up as Manchester United's next permanent manager.
Barcelona Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi admits he could return to Argentina

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi has admitted he could return to boyhood club Newell's Old Boys one day, as he begins to approach the twilight years of his illustrious career.
Tottenham Hotspur Stadium opened for business on Sunday, with a 3-1 win over Southampton U18s. GETTY IMAGES

Mauricio Pochettino hails ‘dream come true’ as Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium stages first match

Mauricio Pochettino said everyone connected with Tottenham Hotspur “needed to cry” after the club’s new stadium finally staged its first football match.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido, gestures during a news conference Buenos Aires [Agustin Marcarian-Reuters]

US ramps up Venezuela sanctions as Juan Guaido tours South America

The United States has ramped up its attempt to dislodge Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro from power, imposing new sanctions and revoking visas, while opposition leader Juan Guaido said Maduro's support among the military was cracking.
Family, friends, supporters and former teammates paid tribute to striker Emiliano Sala in his small Argentine hometown overnight, almost four weeks after he died when the plane he was in crashed into the English Channel.-12

Cardiff City considering legal action against Nantes over Emiliano Sala ‘negligence’

Cardiff City could launch a negligence claim against Nantes as soon as next week if an official report finds Emiliano Sala was flown to his death by a pilot who did not have the correct licence, according to Britain’s Sunday Telegraph.
Stan Wawrinka

Stan Wawrinka ends finals drought, faces Gael Monfils in Rotterdam

Switzerland’s Stan Wawrinka defeated top-seeded Kei Nishikori of Japan 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 on Saturday to reach the championship match of the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Philippe Coutinho slots home the penalty (AFP-Getty Images)

Lionel Messi, Philippe Coutinho create Barcelona dilemma for Ernesto Valverde

Barcelona will hope to reassert their authority in the title race on Saturday after a stuttering spell has given Real Madrid fresh hope in La Liga.
Cardiff City’s English manager Neil Warnock walks on the pitch at the end of the English Premier League football match between Arsenal and Cardiff City at the Emirates Stadium in London on January 29, 2019. (Photo by Ian KINGTON - AFP) -

Cardiff’s Neil Warnock, Ken Choo to attend Emiliano Sala’s funeral in Argentina

Cardiff manager Neil Warnock and chief executive Ken Choo will attend Emiliano Sala's funeral in Argentina on Saturday.
Real Madrid’s Brazilian midfielder Casemiro (L) laughs with Real Madrid’s Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois during a training session at the club’s training ground in the outskirts of Madrid on February 5, 2019 on the eve of the Copa del Rey semi-final football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid. (Photo by GABRIEL BOUYS / AFP)

Thibaut Courtois ready for Atletico Madrid anger as Real Madrid eye derby victory

Thibaut Courtois left Chelsea on bad terms last summer and he expects to feel the anger from Atletico Madrid too when he faces them in the white of Real Madrid on Saturday.
(FILES) This file photo taken on August 25, 2018 shows Nantes’ Argentinian forward Emiliano Sala at La Beaujoire stadium in Nantes, western France, on August 25, 2018. – Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala was on board of a missing plane that vanished from radar off Alderney in the Channel Islands according to French police sources on January 22, 2019. (Photo by SEBASTIEN SALOM GOMIS / AFP)

Nantes sue Cardiff City for Emiliano Sala transfer fee

Nantes are demanding the transfer fee Cardiff City owe them for missing striker Emiliano Sala.

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