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Britain’s Konta downs Venus to reach Miami final


Britain’s Johanna Konta beat Venus Williams 6-4, 7-5 in a grueling battle Thursday to reach the WTA Miami Open final, where she will face Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark. The Australian-born 25-year-old broke Williams in the first game and played aggressively throughout the opening set. Williams fought back strongly in the ...

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Messi protests FIFA ban, Argentina to appeal

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Lionel Messi has written to FIFA to request that his four-game international ban be overturned, El Mundo Deportivo has reported. Argentina captain Messi was punished for verbally abusing a match official during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Chile last week. He was fined 10,000 Swiss francs ($10,160) by FIFA’s disciplinary ...

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Brazil book World Cup berth as Argentina collapse


Brazil’s midfielder Marcelo (L) celebrates with teammates after scoring against Paraguay during their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 28, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDA Brazil became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday after beating Paraguay ...

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Messi ban unfair, says Barcelona

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Lionel Messi’s four-match international ban for swearing at an assistant referee was “unfair and totally disproportionate”, his Spanish club Barcelona said Wednesday. “FC Barcelona expresses its surprise and indignation at the decision by the FIFA Disciplinary Committee to suspend Leo Messi following the FIFA World Cup qualifying fixture between Argentina ...

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Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup


(L-R) Argentina’s Mateo Mussacchio, Matias Caruzzo (2nd-L) and Ever Banega leave the field after losing their 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier football match against Bolivia in La Paz, on March 28, 2017. JUAN MABROMATA / AFP The world’s top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup ...

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I might not retire from Athletics soon -Usain Bolt


It was all about the fastest man in the world at the Laureus award, Usain Bolt as he won his fourth Laureus Sportsman of the Year Award on Tuesday night after losing the award to Novak Djokovic last year. The award was won by the Jamiacan of his fantastic form ...

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Nigerian Anthony Joshua Knocks Out Eric Molina to Retain IBF Crown


Three rounds was all Nigeria’s super heavyweight boxer, Anthony Joshua needed to put challenger, Eric Molina in his place following several months of anticipation from boxing fans. Britain’s Anthony Joshua successfully defended his IBF heavyweight title with a third-round stoppage of Eric Molina in Manchester. Joshua, who was making the ...

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Enyeama Makes U-turn, Ready To Return To Super Eagles


Super Eagles Technical Adviser, Gernot Rohr, says former goalkeeper and captain, Vincent Enyeama is giving him positive signals about a possible return to the national team. Rohr said that so far discussions with the Lille of France shot stopper, suggested he (Enyeama) may give a consideration to being part of ...

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Super Falcons Head To Cameroon For African Women Championship


The Super Falcons of Nigeria have departed for Cameroon to defend the Women Africa Cup of Nations title. Hours before the team departed, the president of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, offered words of motivation and encouragement during his visit to the team’s camp. Pinnick told the Falcons ...

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Donald Trump Wins US Presidential Elections


The Associated Press, as well as several reputable news outlets, have called the US elections in favor of Donald Trump. Wins in Florida, Wisconsin, and Ohio were enough to propel Trump to the much needed 270 electoral votes needed to win the election.   SOURCE

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Guardiola accepts Yaya Toure’s apology


Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola insisted nothing has changed in his stormy relationship with Yaya Toure although he welcomed the Ivory Coast international’s apology for controversial statements issued by the player’s agent. The City manager was talking on Friday just hours after Toure issued an apology over his dispute with ...

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Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez Accused Of Tax Fraud


Arsenal forward Alexis Sanchez has been accused by the Barcelona public prosecutor of evading more than €900,000 in tax, according to a report in Spain. alexis sanchez Alexis Sanchez Celebrates With Cesc Fabregas at Barcelona Spanish newspaper El Periodico have claimed that the 27-year-old Chilean actively withheld taxes from the ...

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Everton indicate interest in signing Rooney


Everton football club have indicated interest in signing back out-of-favour Manchester United and England captain, Wayne Rooney. Everton manager, Ronald Koeman described the striker as a “great player” and would welcome the chance to bring him back to Goodison Park, his boyhood club. Rooney is struggling at Manchester United with ...

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Klitschko says Briton Fury dragging boxing ‘through the mud’


Wladimir Klitschko has accused world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury of throwing boxing into disrepute after the Briton twice called off a fight against the Ukrainian, briefly retired from the sport and admitted to substance abuse. Fury, WBA and WBO champion, had been due to defend his titles against Klitschko in ...

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Svitolina stuns Kerber to reach China Open last eight

Elina Svitolina of Ukraine and Angelique Kerber of Germany shake hands at the net after their match. REUTERS/Thomas Peter

Elina Svitolina stayed calm in the face of adversity to secure a surprise 6-3 7-5 win over German world number one Angelique Kerber as the Ukrainian advanced to the China Open quarter-finals in Beijing on Thursday. The 16th-seed saved nine of 10 break points in the opening set, six of ...

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Robbers attack Ghana’s football star’s home in Italy


Black Stars midfielder, Emmanuel Agyemang Badu has emerged the latest target for robbers who recently raided his home in Italy. According to several reports, the unknown gang of thieves broke into his home in the late hours of Monday, October 3, while the star was in Ghana preparing for the 2018 ...

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