August 8, 2019

Norway’s government defeated by wide margin (on the football pitch)

The Norwegian government suffered a heavy defeat on Thursday, but it was on the football pitch rather than in parliament as a team of recovering addicts defeated them 7-0 in a football match.
August 8, 2019

Factbox: Major transfers by Premier League clubs – ins and outs

List of major transfers in the Premier League ahead of the 2019-20 season (all transfer fees as reported by British media):
August 8, 2019

Pliskova into Toronto quarters, Andreescu awaits

Karolina Pliskova beat Estonian Anett Kontaveit 6-3 7-5 on Thursday to set up a Rogers Cup quarter-final showdown with Canadian Bianca Andreescu and keep alive her hopes of reclaiming the world number one ranking.
August 8, 2019

We want to stop South Africa winning title – Pumas captain

Argentina have warned South Africa not to expect an easy walk to the Rugby Championship title in their decisive final match in Salta on Saturday.
August 8, 2019

Arsenal sign Brazilian defender Luiz from Chelsea

Arsenal have signed Brazilian centre back David Luiz from London rivals Chelsea, the Premier League clubs said on Thursday.
August 8, 2019

Federer and Nadal return to ATP Player Council

The political rumblings in men's tennis took another twist on Thursday when Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal were elected on to the ATP Player Council along with Austrian Juergen Melzer.
August 8, 2019

Mexico staying on F1 calendar for three more years

Mexico will stay on the Formula One calendar for three more years after a new contract was signed on Thursday, with the sport set to expand to a record 22 races next season.
August 8, 2019

Wexford Youths Women seek crowdfunding for Champions League campaign

Ireland's Women's National League champions Wexford Youths have launched a crowd-funding campaign to cover the costs involved in their Champions League qualifying campaign.
August 8, 2019

Tottenham complete signing of Sessegnon from Fulham

Tottenham Hotspur have completed the signing of 19-year-old Fulham winger Ryan Sessegnon on a five-year deal, the north London club said on Thursday.
August 8, 2019

Ventspils keeper gets 10-match European ban for racist conduct

FK Ventspils goalkeeper Kostiantyn Makhnovskyi has been given a 10-match European ban for "racist conduct" during the Latvian side's Europa League match at Malta's Gzira United, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Thursday.
August 8, 2019

Gove tells taxman to help SMEs through no-deal Brexit

Ministers have ordered the taxman‎ to soften its revenue-raising zeal in the event of a no-deal Brexit, saying the priority must instead be providing support to cash-squeezed small businesses.
August 8, 2019

Inter sign Belgium striker Lukaku from Manchester United

Inter Milan have completed the signing of striker Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United, ending the Belgium international's two-year spell at Old Trafford which began brightly but ended with him battling for a place in the team.