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Chile edge Ronaldo’s Portugal for final

Chile are through to the finals of the Confederations Cup, edging out Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal in the first semi-final in Kazan Russia. The South Americans won in a shootout in which the Chilean keeper was the hero, stopping three of the kicks. The Chileans, however, had no problem beating the Portugal keeper. It was a difficult match, European champions versus ... Read More »

United won’t face FIFA action over Pogba

FIFA has confirmed it has not opened disciplinary proceedings against Manchester United over the £89m transfer of Paul Pogba. Last month FIFA asked United and Juventus for extra information about the deal after reports emerged that agent Mino Raiola made £41m from the transfer. Following an informal investigation, United are not currently facing any disciplinary action, though the world football ... Read More »

Promoter casts doubt over Klitschko-Joshua rematch

Wladimir Klitschko is “50-50” on taking up his option of a rematch with Anthony Joshua, according to his promoter Tom Loeffler. Joshua got off the floor to stop Klitschko in a heavyweight epic at Wembley Stadium in April and is waiting to hear if the 41-year-old former world champion fancies another crack. Eddie Hearn has lined up Kubrat Pulev as ... Read More »

Messi responds to £33,000 spending spree speculation

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi has responded online to speculation that he spent almost £35,000 on food and drink at a restaurant in Ibiza. The Argentinian has been away on the Balearic island with his fiancee Antonella Roccuzzo, Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas and Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez, as well as their respective partners Daniella Semaan and Sofia Balbi. While Messi and ... Read More »

Super Falcons coach Florence Omagbemi ‘son’ killed in Warri

The head coach of African Women Nations Cup winning team, Super Falcons’ Florence Omagbemi is crying foul, following the killing of her 15-year old ‘son’, Samson O. Atamako, a JSS 3 student of Challenge International School, kolokolo, Udu road in Warri, Delta State. Atamako and his friend, Darlington Taire, also a student of the school, were said to have been ... Read More »

Mayweather, McGregor agree to August super-fight

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and mixed martial arts icon Conor McGregor confirmed plans for a long-awaited showdown on Wednesday, triggering both criticism and anticipation for what is set to be one of the richest fights in history. Mayweather and McGregor — kingpins of their sports — will climb into a boxing ring to face each other at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile ... Read More »

Prosecutors accuse Cristiano Ronaldo of tax evasion

Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid footballer Cristiano Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax. The prosecutor’s office in Madrid says it has filed a lawsuit against the Portuguese player. He is accused of evading tax of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) from 2011 to 2014. In a statement, representatives of the world’s highest paid footballer ... Read More »

Farewell: Usain wins final 100m bolt in Jamaica

Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt has won his last 100 meters race on home soil in Jamaica in an emotional farewell at a stadium which sold-out and was full to capacity. He is set to retire in August after the World Championships in London and began his goodbye in front of 30,000 adoring fans in Kingston. Bolt, an eight-time Olympic gold ... Read More »

Alexis Sanchez set to dump Arsenal for Manchester City

Fans of English FA Cup winners Arsenal have so much to worry as the club is about to lose superstar Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City. Both the player and Manchester City have finalised the move, according to reports in Chile. The 28-year-old enjoyed the season of his career with the Gunners, culminating with FA Cup glory at Wembley. But failure ... Read More »

South Africa beat Nigeria 2-0

South Africa recorded their first-ever competitive victory over Nigeria on Saturday, winning in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo 2-0. Nigeria and South Africa had clashed 12 times before, during which time Bafana Bafana’s only victory was in a friendly 13 years ago. Tekelo Rantie headed South Africa in front after 54 minutes when he powered home ... Read More »