Football

Egypt keeper, oldest World Cup player, quits national team

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt goalkeeper Essam El Hadary is retiring from the national team after becoming the oldest man to play in a World Cup match. El Hadary started the World Cup as Egypt’s backup goalkeeper, but he played in his team’s final group match in Russia, saving a penalty in the 2-1 loss to Saudi Arabia on June 25. ...

France vs Australia: Technology favours French as VAR history is made at World Cup 2018

France benefited from a controversial first use of video assistant referee technology at a World Cup as they laboured to a 2-1 win over Australia. Antoine Griezmann put Les Bleus ahead with a contentious second-half penalty in Kazan after referee Andres Cunha adjudged the forward had been fouled by Joshua Risdon having watched a replay of the incident at the ...

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique ‘thrilled’ to create World Cup of Tennis

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said he is excited to be the driving force behind International Tennis Federation (ITF) plans to revamp the Davis Cup. Pique’s company, Kosmos, will invest $3 billion into the sport over the next 25 years to not just help transform the Davis Cup into the World Cup of Tennis, but also to help develop the game ...

RLWC2017

Lebanon – Robbie Farah Sydney hooker Robbie Farah will be one of the biggest names to participate in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. Fifteen years after making his international debut for Lebanon, the former Australian Kangaroos representative will be looking to guide the Cedars to their first Rugby finals appearance. Born in Sydney to Lebanese parents, Farah played his ...

Racist abuse made me play better

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG South African footballer Benni McCarthy on overcoming the racist abuse he received playing in Europe. McCarthy says he had to overcome racist abuse while playing in Holland and Spain, but that fans in England would insult his mother, but not the colour of his skin.He said, people in Europe are ignorance and blinded by racism.Well my friend, ...

Martellus Bennett skipping White House visit: ‘I’m not going to go’

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Martellus Bennett told reporters following the New England Patriots’ historic Super Bowl win Sunday that he will not accompany his teammates to the White House, where they are set to be honored by President Donald Trump later this year. “I haven’t thought about it. I am not going to go,” the New England Patriots tight end ...

How Cameroon’s Indomitable Lions roared again

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Cameroon won their fifth Africa Cup of Nations trophy in Gabon on Sunday and it was arguably their greatest triumph. World Cup star Roger Milla was the lynchpin of the victorious 1984 and 1988 sides, while the back-to-back title winners of 2000 and 2002 were led by Samuel Eto’o, a four-time winner of the African footballer ...

Egypt 1 Uganda 0: Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny tastes AFCON 2017 success

Substitute Abdallah El Said struck an 89th-minute winner to seal a 1-0 victory over Uganda and boost Egypt’s hopes of reaching the African Nations Cup knockout stages. El Said’s effort means Arsenal’s Mohamed Elneny and his team-mates will head into Wednesday’s final Group D clash with already-qualified Ghana needing just a point to progress, while Uganda are eliminated. Egypt made ...

EVERY POWERFUL CHAMPION WOULD BE BEATEN AS SEVILLA END REAL’S UNBEATEN RUN

REPORTED BY KALAHAN DENG Real Madrid’s 40-match unbeaten run was brought to an end as ex-Manchester City forward Stevan Jovetic scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner for title rivals Sevilla. Cristiano Ronaldo had put the visitors ahead with a penalty after Dani Carvajal had been fouled by Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico. Sergio Ramos’ late own goal against his former club levelled ...

West Coast Eagles’ Perth Stadium concerns dismissed by Sports Minister Mia Davies

Western Australia’s Sports Minister has downplayed tensions with Australian Football League clubs over the move to the new Perth Stadium, saying she is expecting a quick resolution. Minister Mia Davies also rejected suggestions the West Coast Eagles could opt to remain at Subiaco Oval even when the new 60,000 seat Burswood venue is completed, amid threats from the Eagles to ...

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