Alex Ferguson bowed out of management on Sunday with a smile, a wave and a bucketful of goals in his 1,500th Manchester United game but without the victory he had so wanted. The 71-year-old Scot entered retirement having watched his Premier League champions draw 5-5 at West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season having led 5-2 with 11 minutes to go. Before the game he had spoken of his desire to go out on a high after more than 26 years in the job but he was not really referring to the ... More

Champions Barcelona moved a step closer to matching Real Madrids La Liga record of 100 points with a 2-1 win over Real Valladolid, that was the prelude to a title party at the Nou Camp on Sunday. Tito Vilanovas side wrapped up their fourth league crown in five years last weekend, but still have the chance to equal the mark set by Jose Mourinhos victorious side last season. A 21st-minute strike from Pedro and an own-goal from Valladolids Marc Valiente before halftime sealed a drab victory i ... More

Raha Moharrak made history by becoming the first woman from Saudi Arabia to reach the worlds highest peak Mount Everest. The 25-year-old is also considered to be the youngest Arab to climb Everest, the BBC reported on Saturday. Moharrak is part of a four-person expedition that also includes two Arab men climbers from Qatar and Palestine, both attempting to be billed the first of their nations to reach the summit. The expedition aims to raise one million dollars for education projects in Nepal, ... More

Jose Mourinho faces ending a season without a major trophy for the first time in a decade if his Real Madrid side fail to beat city rivals Atletico Madrid in the Kings Cup final at the Bernabeu on Friday. Since starting out in his first full season as a coach with Porto in the 2002/3 campaign, through spells with Chelsea, Inter Milan and Real, the Portuguese has amassed two Champions League trophies, a UEFA Cup, seven league titles and six national cups. In what looks increasingly likely to b ... More

England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand announced his retirement from international soccer on Wednesday. The decision, in a statement on the United and Football Association websites, came nearly two years after Ferdinand last played for his country in a Euro 2012 qualifier against Switzerland on June 4, 2011. The FA said the central defender, who made his England senior debut against Cameroon at Wembley in 1997 and won 81 caps, had informed England coach Roy Hodgson of his decisio ...