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Champions League Draw Round 16

Champions League Round  16 Matches Confirmed

Paris(FRA) v Chelsea(ENG)

Man. City(ENG) v Barcelona(ESP)

Leverkusen(GER) v Atlético(ESP)

Juventus(ITA) v Dortmund(GER)

Schalke(GER) v Real Madrid(ESP)

Shakhtar Donetsk(UKR) v Bayern(GER)

Arsenal(ENG) v Monaco(FRA)

Basel(SUI) v Porto(POR)

Torres back in the Premiership?

Fernando Torres could be set for a sensational return to Chelsea.

Torres moved to AC Milan over the summer on a two-year loan deal but the Serie A club look set to terminate the deal in January as they grow increasingly frustrated with the Spaniard’s inconsistent performances. The former Liverpool man has scored only one goal in 10 league games this season. With 3 strikers already on the books at Chelsea it is more than inevitable that they would want to off load Torres as soon as possible. The premier league knows Torres is capable of producing outstanding football and if a manager or club can get him back to the form he showed at Liverpool there is a club set for a bargain. Maybe Brendan Rodgers could tap in to the issues Torres has, thats if Rodgers is not sacked after the Big match against Manchester United this coming Sunday. Liverpools problems after their champions league depature now focuses on Raheem Sterling's contract negotiations. Sterling has reportedly turned down Liverpools contract extension even having his wages increased from 30k per week to 70k, with the offer being deemed " Nowhere near acceptable". Surely Liverpool cannot afford to lose another of their strikers, the loss of Suarez has shown just what he did for the club, but then again there is always the chance of Fernando Torres.

Cricket Pakistan vs New Zealand 3rd Test SUSPENDED

Play has been suspended in Sharjah after the death of Australia batsman Phillip Hughes. The Pakistan Cricket Board and New Zealand Cricket will decide the future course of action.

CRICKET Phil Hughes: Australian batsman dies, aged 25

Australia Test batsman Phil Hughes has died, two days after being hit on the head by a ball.

Australia team doctor Peter Brukner said he never regained consciousness and died in hospital in Sydney.

Hughes, 25, was carried off on a stretcher at the Sydney Cricket Ground after a short-pitched delivery struck his head, missing his helmet.

He had CPR and mouth-to-mouth resuscitation before being taken to hospital and placed in an induced coma.

In a statement, Peter Brukner said: "It is my sad duty to inform you that a short time ago Phillip Hughes passed away. He never regained consciousness following his injury on Tuesday.

"He was not in pain before he passed and was surrounded by his family and close friends.

"As a cricket community we mourn his loss and extend our deepest sympathies to Phillip's family and friends at this incredibly sad time.

"Cricket Australia kindly asks that the privacy of the Hughes family, players and staff be respected."

Footballer banned for 50 - FIFTY - years after referee incident

A footballer in Switzerland has been slapped with a 50-year ban from playing the game after a remarkable incident with a referee. Ricardo Ferreira of Portugal Futebol Clube was an unused substitute for his side in their 1-0 defeat by SC Worb in the Bern league, but he still managed to make quite an impact.

Ferreira, according to Swiss newspaper Blick, kicked the ball in the referee's face and then proceeded to spray him with water. That response came while he was busy hurling insults at the official as he left to depart down the tunnel at full-time.

As for why the ban is so long for the offence, the lawyer of Switzerland's amateur football league attempted to explain. "We do not want such a player in our league,” said Robert Breiter, the lawyer of Switzerland’s amateur football league. "Unfortunately we encounter such cases about once a year."

As for Ferreira, he was left utterly bewildered by the whole situation and was left sounding pretty distraught. "I had expected one or two years maximum. But 50 years? Football’s my life," he said. Given that football is his life, it's perhaps a shame that he has not been able to control his emotions so he can continue to participate in the sport. It is not the first time for the volatile player, who was once banned for 45 matches after being found guilty of assaulting opposition players and abusing officials.

His new suspension means that he will be free to return to football on June 5, 2064, when he will be at the ripe old age of 78. Maybe he will have found some self-control by that stage of his life.

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