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Wenger fumes over gruelling schedule

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger has criticised the gruelling schedule that forces Arsenal to play three games in the space of just seven days. Wenger’s side eased to a 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Monday thanks to Alexandre Lacazette’s brace at the …

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Trump says NFL insults about patriotism, not race

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump denied stoking racial tensions Monday, insisting his charged comments that prompted a wave of symbolic protests by NFL players were about patriotism not race. After a volley of verbal attacks on black athletes led players across the country to kneel during …

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Dortmund out to ruin Ronaldo milestone

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Borussia Dortmund will aim to maintain their unbeaten record at home to Real Madrid in the Champions League on Tuesday and spoil Cristiano Ronaldo’s 150th European appearance. Dortmund and title holders Real meet in the group stage for the second year running. The teams drew both …

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No regrets over Trump ‘bum’ jibe – LeBron

Los Angeles, United States | AFP |  LeBron James said Monday he did not regret branding President Donald Trump a “bum”, accusing the US leader of dividing the nation in his feud with the sports world. NBA star James had taken aim at Trump on Twitter on Saturday after the …

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Rejected Kenya vow to continue stadia project

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya, stripped this weekend of the right to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), have vowed to continue with a stadium construction project. Only one of four venues earmarked for the January 12/February 4 competition was ready, leading the CAF executive committee to dump the …

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Egypt jails 14 over deadly stadium stampede

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | An Egyptian court jailed two people for life on Sunday and 12 to between two and 10 years over violence that led to a deadly football stadium stampede in Cairo. At least 19 people died in the disaster after police fired tear gas at fans who …

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Federer leads Europe to maiden Laver Cup title

  Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  World number two Roger Federer handed Team Europe the maiden Laver Cup title after beating Team World’s Nick Kyrgios in a super tie-break thriller in Prague on Sunday. Federer, this year’s Australian Open and Wimbledon champion, won 4-6, 7-6 (8/6), 11/9 to give …

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Five things we learned in the Premier League

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Manchester clubs kept control of the title race, Alvaro Morata scored his first Chelsea hat-trick and Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho began to redeem himself for angling to join Barcelona. Here are five things we learned in the Premier League this weekend: Aguero remains a …

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Wave of protests in NFL after Trump criticism

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | A wave of protests swept National Football League games on Sunday after US President Donald Trump called for players demonstrating against racial inequality during the national anthem to be fired. Dozens of players at several games across the league chose to kneel during the …

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Neymar earns 3m euros per month at PSG – report

Berlin, Germany | AFP |  Brazil superstar Neymar earns just over three million euros a month at Paris Saint-Germain, according to German magazine Der Spiegel. The magazine, using Football Leaks as a source, claims the 25-year-old Neymar, who cost PSG 222 million euros ($265m) from Barcelona, earns 36.8 million euros …

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