• The Canadian Press

    Al-Hilal finishes off Sepahan to reach Asian Champions League quarterfinals

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Ruben Neves and Aleksandar Mitrovic scored for Al-Hilal on Thursday to book an all-Saudi Arabian quarterfinal matchup in the Asian Champions League against Karim Benzema’s Al-Ittihad. Four-time champion Al-Hilal beat Sepahan of Iran 3-1 in their round-of-16 second leg in Riyadh to advance 6-2 on aggregate. Farshad Ahmadzadeh scored for Sepahan nine minutes into the second half, but Siavash Yazadni was sent off with 19 minutes remaining. Soon after, Al-Hilal's Salem Al

  • The Canadian Press

    Lazio moves back into contention for Europe with 2-0 win at Torino in Serie A

    TURIN, Italy (AP) — Lazio moved back into contention for Europe with a 2-0 win at Torino in Serie A on Thursday. Matteo Guendouzi and Danilo Cataldi scored second-half goals for the Roman club, which holds a 1-0 first-leg lead over Bayern Munich in the Champions League round of 16. The match was rescheduled from last month when Lazio was in Saudi Arabia for the Italian Super Cup. Lazio was beaten 3-0 by eventual champion Inter Milan in the semifinals. Lazio moved up to seventh place, one point b

  • The Canadian Press

    Former England goalkeeper Joe Hart to retire after this season at Celtic

    GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) — Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart has announced he will retire after this season, ending a 20-year career that included 75 appearances for England. The former Manchester City 'keeper said Thursday that this season in Glasgow will be his last, despite feeling physically “great.” “I wanted to get the message out that as of June I'm going to stop playing professional football,” the 36-year-old Hart told Celtic TV. “This is something that I've thought about for a while. There’s no

  • The Canadian Press

    AC Milan advances to Europa League round of 16 with a 5-3 aggregate win over Rennes

    AC Milan advanced to the round of 16 in the Europa League despite a 3-2 loss at Rennes in the second leg of their playoff on Thursday. Milan, which won 3-0 at the San Siro last week, eliminated its French opponent on a 5-3 aggregate score. The Italian powerhouse, a seven-time European champion, has never won the second-tier Europa League or its predecessor, the UEFA Cup. Midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud’s hat trick put the hosts up three times with Milan quickly answering twice. Bourigeaud netted