Dortmund hope to be party poopers
BERLIN • Borussia Dortmund aim to ruin Bayern Munich's plans for Pep Guardiola's farewell with a seventh title in three years when Germany's top football teams meet in today's crunch German Cup final.
Victory over their main rivals at Berlin's Olympic Stadium would give Bayern the league and Cup double before Guardiola leaves for Manchester City next season.
Milan woes ahead of Italian Cup final
MILAN • Uncertainty over the future of AC Milan hovers over the stricken Italian football giants as they look to avoid the ignominy of a season without European football by wresting the Italian Cup from Juventus today.
"It would be a huge victory for the team but also in terms of sealing direct entry to the Europa League," club president Silvio Berlusconi told the players at their training ground earlier this week.
Ibra looking for one last PSG hurrah
PARIS • Zlatan Ibrahimovic will aim to lift one final trophy as the curtain comes down on his record-shattering Paris Saint-Germain career in today's French Cup football final against bitter rivals Marseille.
The Swede will look to fire Laurent Blanc's side to a second straight domestic treble which would send PSG level with Marseille as 10-time winners of the French Cup.
Miyazato one shot ahead at Kingsmill
WASHINGTON • Japanese golfer Mika Miyazato fired a six-under 65 on Thursday to seize a one-stroke lead after the opening round of the LPGA Kingsmill Championship at Williamsburg, Virginia.
She made four birdies in a row and seven in all against a lone bogey to pass Australia's Minjee Lee and American Brittany Lincicome and grab the lead.
Cseh & Hungary see gold at Euro C'ships
LONDON • Laszlo Cseh sent a shot across the bows of Michael Phelps and Chad le Clos with a stunning performance in the 200m butterfly as Hungary's swim team enjoyed a golden night at the European Championships.
Boglarka Kapas started the gold rush with victory in the 800m freestyle before Katinka Hosszu won her third title of the competition in the 200m individual medley, before the pair won their second golds of the night in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
Cseh won in a championship record of 1min 52.91sec.
Niersbach could be banned for 2 years
ZURICH • Former German football association (DFB) chief Wolfgang Niersbach faces a possible two-year ban from football following an investigation by Fifa into alleged irregularities over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup.
He resigned from the DFB post in November after he was unable to explain a €6.7 million (S$10.4 million) payment from the German World Cup organisers to Fifa.