Banned French striker Nicolas Anelka on Friday revealed he has quit West Bromwich Albion with immediate effect.
England’s governing Football Association said Thursday they would not be appealing against a five-match ban imposed on Nicolas Anelka for his controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture.
Organizers of the Rio 2016 Olympics on Thursday revealed plans to provide language training for more than a million people ahead of the event.
A German court Thursday sentenced football legend Uli Hoeness, president of powerhouse club Bayern Munich, to three and a half years in jail for major tax fraud.
HALIFAX, CANADA: March 13, 2014 (AFP) – American Matt Kuchar will lead a World squad against Canada in a matchup of pro foursomes in the inaugural Canada Cup match at Halifax on June 30, organisers announced.
JOHANNESBURG: March 13, 2014 (AFP) – Posts about soccer topped Africans’ tweets last year, trumping even world events like the death of Nelson Mandela, results from a study released on Wednesday showed.
Olympics: Berlin considers bidding for 2024 Olympics BERLIN: March 13, 2014 (AFP) – Germany’s capital Berlin is considering bidding to host the 2024 Olympic Games, the city’s mayor Klaus Wowereit said. “Berlin meets the requirements to host the…
OSLO: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – Norway’s $840-billion oil fund, the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund, admitted Tuesday that investing in graft-tainted Bernie Ecclestone’s Formula One Group was a mistake. In May, the fund paid $1.6…
SOCHI: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – With tensions running high over Crimea, a fledgling Russian team on Tuesday went head to head with defending champions the United States in sledge hockey, beating them 2-1.
RIO DE JANEIRO: March 12, 2014 (AFP) – Rio police will boost their presence in a violent slum controlled by drug gangs as authorities crack down on crime in the final countdown to the World Cup, an official source said Tuesday.
MUNICH: March 11, 2014 (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has dubbed Tuesday’s Champions League last 16, second-leg clash at holders Bayern Munich as “Mission Possible” as they attempt to over-turn a two-goal deficit.
INDIAN WELLS: March 11, 2014 (AFP) – Australian Open champion Li Na booked her fourth-round berth at the Indian Wells WTA and ATP Masters hardcourt tournament Monday with a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic.
Nike will supply the kit for more teams than Adidas for the first time ever at this year’s World Cup finals.