Monday, January 21, 2019
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Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was presented with his second Golden Boot award on Monday in recognition for scoring the most goals in Europe's domestic leagues last season. The 25-year-old Messi scored a Spanish-league record 50 goals for Barcelona, edging out fellow Spanish league star Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid by...
Juventus ace Paul Pogba has shown Manchester City exactly why they are interested in him – after displaying his amazing skills, whilst blindfolded. The 20-year-old Serie A star has been linked with a £25million move to City, with Manuel Pellegrini said to have made him a key transfer target. And judging...
The 2014 Italian Super Cup between champions Juventus and Cup holders Napoli will be played in Qatar on December 22nd, it was announced on Monday. Serie A President Maurizio Beretta made the announcement at a press conference in Paris along with the Qatar Football Association General Secretary Saoud Al Mohannadi. An...
CBC News has learned details of how a European crime syndicate bribed Canadian soccer players to fix a semi-professional game between Trois-Rivières and Toronto teams as part of an international match-fixing scheme to make money from online bets. In an exclusive story led by CBC's senior investigative reporter Diana Swain...
KOLKATA: BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan seems set to return to the helm of affairs after a two-judge probe panel found no evidence against his team Chennai Super Kings in the T20 spot-fixing and betting scandal which rocked the sixth edition of the event. The panel submitted its report to the...
At Harare, history has been written. Pakistan has lost a test match to Zimbabwe by 24 runs on the last day of the 2nd test match. Pakistan is on a tour to Zimbabwe and has won both the T20 and ODI series. It is worth to note that Zimbabwe...
BUENOS AIRES: Hundreds of patients at Argentina’s biggest mental hospital are turning fine arts training into real ability as painters, actors and musicians, and getting a fuller sense of self along the way. “Art really can be a tool for change in society. And you can see its effects, because art...
When amateur boxer Zack ‘King’ Khan was forced to give up because of an injury, he decided to concentrate on his hobby of weightlifting. The talented 33-year-old from Sheffield was soon asked to enter competitions, and at 29 he won the International Federation of Body Builders title, making him Britain's...
Galatasaray, called the Lions, was officially crowned the 2012-13 Spor Toto Super League champion after beating Trabzonspor 2-0 in the season's final week (34) at the Türk Telekom Arena in ?i?li on Sunday. The Lions thus have become the winningest team in the 18-strong league with 19 championships to their...
Thousands of Olympic athletes and spectators have started leaving London after the 2012 Games were brought to a spectacular end last night at the closing ceremony. The ceremony was an impressive showcase of British music and saw London mayor Boris Johnson officially hand the Games over to Rio, who are...
Twenty bulls have been "liberated" from the town of Tordesillas in northern Spain on the eve of a controversial festival in which the whole town hunts down a single animal with spears. The animals went missing on Saturday night hours before they were due to take part in the notorious...
The Afghan National Cricket Team defeated Zimbabwe in their last of four one day international matches they played in the southern African nation this week. Afghanistan won the match with 100 runs. The ODI was played in the Zimbabwean city of Bulawayo. Of the four games played between the two...
MACAU — Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri are on a two-week, globe-trotting tour to promote their welterweight title fight in November, but the match the world truly wants to see looks further away than ever. When Pacquiao met the press in Macau on Monday, questions about his elusive megafight with...
Former Chelsea striker Adrian Mutu has been banned from playing for Romania ever again – after comparing the team’s manager to Mr Bean. Mutu, who is known as a controversial figure, is currently plying his trade for French minnows Ajaccio after a difficult few years in the game. And it appears...
Afghan boxer Hamid Rahimi arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday ahead of his "Fight 4 Peace" match in Kabul with Dominican Republic rival Rafael Bejaran. Rahimi and Bejaran, both based in Hamburg, Germany, will fight each other on October 30 in Afghanistan's first time hosting an international pro-boxing match. The World Boxing...
Football genius Lionel Messi will be in attendance for the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai at the end of this month. The Argentine has been short-listed along with Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus veteran Luigi Buffon and will appear for the first time at the Awards, dubbed...
Andy Murray has overtaken Novak Djokovic to become world number one for the first time. The 29-year-old Scotsman needed to beat Canadian Milos Raonic in the semi-finals of the Paris Masters to seal the top spot. But in the end, Murray did not need to hit a single ball as his...
Ace badminton player and London Olympics bronze medallist flew a Kiran MK II jet trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force on Friday at the IAF's training academy at Dundigal in Andhra Pradesh. Kiran MK II aircraft is being used by the Air Force to train its rookie pilots before...
A Russian figure skater has beaten a Korean skater to the gold medal in the women’s free skate despite clearly being the second best competitor on the ice. And Korea, which hosts the 2018 Winter Olympics, is absolutely furious. Word among figure skating experts is that you’re skating on very thin...
Former India pacer Chetan Sharma on Wednesday held captain Mahender Singh Dhoni's selection policy responsible for the team's early ouster from the ongoing ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka. "I think the entire team should not be blamed for the exit. Only Dhoni is to be blamed. He should accept his responsibility and stop...
The authorities in Kazan have promised to give Brazil star Neymar land if he scores a hat-trick in the team’s World Cup quarter-final against Belgium. "We want to invent something special,” Kazan Mayor Ilsur Metshin said, TASS reported. “If he scores a hat-trick we will find a sponsor to...
BEVERLY HILLS, California — Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley intend to leave no doubt this time. Nearly two years after Bradley beat the Filipino congressman in a hotly disputed split decision, the welterweights both seemed uncommonly confident Tuesday as they began promotional work for their April 12 rematch. That’s because each...
After steadfastly disregarding questions about Qatar’s searing summer heat for nearly three years, FIFA’s president has now said he will urge the country to move the 2022 World Cup to the winter. Speaking at a conference in Austria on Wednesday, Sepp Blatter told reporters: "We must protect our partners, our sponsors, our television...
“Manny is still the eighth wonder of the world,” Fr. Joey Faller said as Filipinos jumped from their seats, raised their arms and burst into cheers after the country’s boxing hero, Manny Pacquiao, regained his WBO welterweight title from American Timothy Bradley Jr. in a unanimous 12-round decision in...
There are some exciting World Cup soccer matches scheduled for Sunday, March 30. Indonesia has a tough task facing Brazil. USA v. India is a promising fixture. And England looks to avoid another international underperformance when it faces Mozambique. But don’t expect to see Wayne Rooney, Neymar, or any other...
Dale Steyn bowled South Africa to a thrilling victory over New Zealand in the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. New Zealand needed seven off the final over but Steyn took two wickets and ran out Ross Taylor (62) off the last ball to secure a two-run win for his side. JP Duminy...
MODERN sport has been described as war without weapons, but few ties feel the weight of history more than this week's football match between Croatia and Serbia. The nation's footballers play each other for the first time since independence on Friday, in a highly charged tie given wider significance by...
ISLAMABAD, May 19: The news about the first Pakistani woman summiting Mount Everest on Sunday morning spread like a wildfire. Text messages congratulating every Pakistani started doing the rounds only half an hour after Samina Baig reached the top of the highest peak in the world at around 7:30am. And by...
THE wait is finally over. Gareth Bale, the world’s most expensive player,  will make his debut for Real Madrid against Villarreal today. “Bale will travel and will play. I’m not sure if he will start or come off from the bench,” confirmed coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian also confirmed in a...