Real Madrid are set to part ways with underperforming Coach Julen Lopetegui and replace him with former Chelsea coach, Antonio Conte. The AFP Sports, quoting Spanish newspaper reports said Lopetegui took to training as usual on Monday morning but is not expected to be in post for the Copa del...
Bayern München 1-1 Ajax Mats Hummels gave Bayern a fourth-minute lead, heading in Arjen Robben's cross, before Noussair Mazraoui levelled midway through the first half after a one-two with Dušan Tadić. Ajax threatened a second goal but ultimately both teams moved on to four points. AEK Athens 2-3 Benfica Substitute Alfa Semedo...
Manchester United failed to ease the pressure on manager Jose Mourinho with a goalless draw against Valencia in the Champions League at Old Trafford. United, enduring their worst start to a league campaign for 29 years, started brightly, thanks mainly to the energy of recalled widemen Marcus Rashford and Alexis...
A Las Vegas woman has publicly come forward with rape allegations against soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. Kathryn Mayorga says the Portuguese footballer raped her in a Las Vegas hotel in 2009 while she repeatedly screamed no, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in Clark County. After the attack, according to the...
Tennis great Serena Williams was left out of the China Open tennis draw on Friday as reports said she’s called time on her season following her meltdown at the US Open. Williams’ name, along with that of her sister Venus, did not appear on a list of 64 players ahead...
Former world number one Karolina Pliskova stunned Japanese tennis sensation Naomi Osaka in straights sets to capture the Pan Pacific Open on Sunday. The fourth seed needed just 63 minutes to complete a clinical 6-4, 6-4 victory over the newly crowned US Open champion in Tokyo, bringing Osaka’s 10-match winning...
Real Madrid star Luka Modric, the latest to be caught by the Spanish taxman, has admitted two counts of tax fraud and accepted an eight-month suspended prison sentence as part of a plea bargain deal with prosecutors. Cristiano Ronaldo, formerly of Madrid, Lionel Messi of Barcelona, former Madrid Coach Jose...
Barcelona fans can stop worrying. Lionel Messi is just fine — and he scored a record eighth Champions League hat trick to prove it. Three days after a rare poor performance in the Spanish league, Messi returned to normal service on Tuesday with three goals in a 4-0 win over...
By Zubairu Idris Amaju Pinnick has been re-elected as President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF). Announcing the result on Thursday in Katsina, the Chairman of Electoral Committee, Mr Mohamned Sani, said Pinnick scored 34 out of the 44 votes cast in the election. Sani said that Aminu Maigari got eight votes...
Naomi Osaka told her revered US Open title opponent Serena Williams “I love you” just moments after she became the first Japanese woman to reach a Grand Slam final. The 20-year-old breakout star of the tournament swept into the record books and Saturday’s championship match against the 23-time major winner...