• 4 Jul 2020 - SPIELBERG, Austria, Jul 4 – Formula One drivers will make a collective show of their opposition to racism before Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix but may not all take a knee to back the Black Lives Matter campaign. This became clear Saturday when the sport’s outstanding driver and first black champion…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - MILAN, Italy, Jul 4 – Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as Juventus beat Torino 4-1 in the Turin derby to move seven points clear at the top of the table. The 42-year-old goalkeeper Buffon passed the previous record of 647 appearances he jointly held with AC Milan…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - WOLVERHAMPTON, United Kingdom, July 4 – Arsenal climbed back into the race to qualify for the Champions League as Bukayo Saka’s first Premier League goal inspired a crucial 2-0 win against Wolves on Saturday. Mikel Arteta’s side made it three successive league victories thanks to Saka’s first half…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - Madrid, Spain, Jul 4 – Barcelona may be about to lose the league but losing Lionel Messi would be much harder to stomach. Messi’s contract is due to expire next year and the Argentinian has reportedly stopped talks due to frustrations with the direction of the club. “Messi is planning to leave…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - SPIELBERG BEI KNITTEFIELD, Austria, Jul 4 – Valtteri Bottas survived a high-speed spin as he upstaged Mercedes team-mate Lewis Hamilton with a sizzling display Saturday to claim pole position for Sunday’s delayed season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. The Finnish driver outpaced the six-time champion…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - Tokyo, Japan, Jul 4 – Harambee Stars forward Michael Olunga clocked full minutes for his club Kashiwa Reysol as top-flight Japanese football kicked off again on Saturday, but without spectators, following a four-month break because of coronavirus. The restart to Japan’s J-league comes after…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 4 – Norwich manager Daniel Farke conceded his side are heading for relegation after Leandro Trossard fired Brighton to a 1-0 win at Carrow Road on Saturday. Trossard netted in the first half to move Brighton nine points clear of the relegation zone before the bulk of the…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 4 – Jose Mourinho was “destroyed a little bit on the inside” by Tottenham’s lack of fight in their damaging 3-1 defeat at Sheffield United. Mourinho’s side were unable to bounce back after a controversial VAR decision denied them a first half equaliser. Tottenham were…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 3 – Premier League champions Liverpool are the only club certain of their place in next season’s Champions League as the teams below them jostle for position and Manchester City await a court ruling. Pep Guardiola’s City, who humbled Liverpool 4-0 on Thursday, should…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - BERLIN, Germany, Jul 3 – Leroy Sane has targeted Champions League glory with Bayern Munich after joining the Bundesliga giants from Manchester City for a fee of around 50 million euros (Sh6bn) on Friday. The Germany winger has returned to his home country on a five-year contract after receiving the…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 3 – Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho has questioned his team’s mental strength after their dismal 3-1 loss at Sheffield United delivered a potentially fatal blow to their chances of qualifying for the Champions League. Harry Kane had an equaliser disallowed by VAR after…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - ROME, Italy, Jul 3 – Gianluigi Buffon is ready to add another landmark achievement in his incredible career when Juventus face local rivals Torino on Saturday, with the former Italy captain expected to become Serie A’s all-time record appearance maker. Italian media report that Buffon will take the…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Jul 3 – An extraordinary prosecutor was appointed Friday to examen criminal complaints made against Switzerland’s attorney-general Michael Lauber and FIFA president Gianni Infantino. The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) said that Stefan Keller, president of the country’s…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 3 – Frank Lampard called for a “big reflection” on VAR at the end of the season after another controversial incident involving the technology in the midweek Premier League fixtures. Tottenham were controversially denied an equaliser against Sheffield United on Thursday…
  • 4 Jul 2020 - SPIELBERG, Austria, Jul 3 – Lewis Hamilton began his quest for a record-equalling seventh world title by topping the times Friday as Formula One roared back with a full day’s practice and an official technical protest of his Mercedes car at the belated season-opening Austrian Grand Prix. Three…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 3 – Jurgen Klopp said on Friday Liverpool will learn from their 4-0 thumping by Manchester City, praising his side for their attitude despite the punishing defeat for the newly crowned Premier League champions. The Reds came back down to earth with a bump at the Etihad…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - NAIROBI, Kenya, July 3 – Former men’s marathon World Record Holder Wilson Kipsang has been handed a four-year doping ban by the Athletics Integrity Unit over whereabouts failure. World Athletics said Kipsang had four whereabouts failures between April 2018 and May 2019. Three failures within 12…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - ROME, Italy, Jul 2 – Atalanta made another step towards next season’s Champions League on Thursday after a 2-0 Serie A win over Napoli that extended the gap between them and the chasing pack. Goals from Mario Pasalic and Robin Gosens early in the second half broke Napoli’s resistance at an all-but…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 2 – Raheem Sterling said Manchester City proved a point in a 4-0 thrashing of newly-crowned Premier League champions Liverpool on Thursday as they look to take the title back next season. Sterling scored in a competitive match against his old club for the first time and…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - MADRID, Spain, Jul 2 – Lionel Messi was reported on Thursday to be planning to leave Barcelona in 2021, but Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane was hoping the Argentine maestro will stay in Spain. Messi’s current contract expires next year and he has halted negotiations due to frustrations with the…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - BERLIN, Germany, Jul 3 – Treble-chasing Bayern Munich are hunting their second title this season in Saturday’s German Cup final, a behind-closed-doors showdown that should have been an “absolute highlight” for success-starved Bayer Leverkusen fans. Normally, the end-of-season showpiece final at…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - SPIELBERG, Austria, Jul 3 – In the unlikely scenario of Romain Grosjean sweeping to a podium finish at Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix, he demands forgiveness should he break the strict coronavirus health protocols put in place at the Red Bull Ring. “We will want to jump into the arms of the team,”…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - MADRID, Spain, July 3 – Real Madrid took a big step towards winning La Liga on Thursday by battling past Getafe to move four points clear of Barcelona, with five games left. Sergio Ramos’ late penalty proved the difference at the Alfredo di Stefano Stadium where Madrid were made to feel…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, July 2 – Manchester City reacted with a vengeance to being dethroned as Premier League champions by Liverpool to thrash the Reds 4-0 on Thursday. City sent a warning shot of their intentions to take the title back next season as Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and Phil…
  • 3 Jul 2020 - SHEFFIELD, United Kingdom, Jul 2 – Jose Mourinho claimed VAR will make fans fall out of love with football after Tottenham were the victims of a controversial goal reversal in their 3-1 defeat against Sheffield United on Thursday. United took the lead through Sander Berge’s first half strike at…
  • 2 Jul 2020 - Paris, France, Jul 2 – The French Open will allow up to 20,000 people to attend each day of this year’s tournament despite the coronavirus pandemic, organisers announced on Thursday. The French Tennis Federation (FFT) also said that up to 10,000 people would be able to watch the finals and that it…
  • 2 Jul 2020 - LONDON, United Kingdom, July 2 – Mercedes will be running their upgraded power unit for the opening race of the delayed 2020 season in Austria. The Silver Arrows enjoyed another very solid showing during the pre-season tests all the way back in February, but there was some concern about the…
  • 2 Jul 2020 - MIAMI, United States, Jul 2 – A US PGA Tour coronavirus policy change involving asymptomatic players allowed American Cameron Champ to enter the field for the Rocket Mortgage Classic that teed off Thursday in Detroit. The change began Wednesday night involved players who test positive but show no…
  • 2 Jul 2020 - BELGRADE, Serbia, Jul 2 – Novak Djokovic and his wife Jelena, who last week both tested positive for coronavirus following his exhibition tournament in the Balkans, have now tested negative, his press service said Thursday. Neither the 33-year-old player or his partner felt any symptoms, the…
  • 1 Jul 2020 - LONDON, July 1 – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang reached 50 Premier League goals faster than any player in Arsenal history as the Gabon forward’s brace inspired a 4-0 demolition of Norwich on Wednesday. Aubameyang won’t have scored many easier goals in his Arsenal half-century as he punished a howler…