September 12, 2018

France keeper Lloris gets 20-month ban for drink-driving

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been banned from driving for 20 months and fined after pleading guilty to a charge of drink driving, British media reported on Wednesday.
September 12, 2018

Real Madrid influence shines through Luis Enrique’s resurgent Spain

Spain's golden era is often described as being constructed on a base of Barcelona players but the team's future looks set to revolve around footballers from Real Madrid if the resounding 6-0 hammering of Croatia on Tuesday is anything to go by.
September 12, 2018

Disaster risks make 2020 planning ‘more complex’ – IOC’s Coates

Planning for the Tokyo 2020 Games has been made harder because of the high disaster risks in Japan, a reality hammered home by a deadly typhoon and earthquake just last week, International Olympic Committee (IOC) member and top Tokyo planner John Coate...
September 12, 2018

International break a blessing for West Ham, says Antonio

The international break arrived at the right time for struggling West Ham United and their focussed training in the past fortnight can kickstart their Premier League campaign, winger Michail Antonio said on Tuesday.
September 12, 2018

South Korea to float idea of co-hosting 2032 Games with North

South Korea will sound out the North over a possible joint bid for the 2032 Summer Olympics and is also keen to advance the idea of a Northeast Asia bid to host the 2030 World Cup, Seoul's Sports minister Do Jong-hwan said on Wednesday.
September 12, 2018

Ex-Man City and Juventus striker Bojinov returns home with Botev

Much-travelled Bulgarian forward Valeri Bojinov has returned home to join top-flight newcomers Botev Vratsa until the end of the year after leaving Croatian club HNK Rijeka last month in a bid to resurrect his flagging career.
September 12, 2018

Wallabies coach Cheika welcomes Ashley-Cooper World Cup bid

Australia coach Michael Cheika has welcomed Adam Ashley-Cooper's bid to return to the Wallabies fold and play at a fourth World Cup in Japan next year.
September 11, 2018

La Liga applies for permission to play Girona vs. Barca in U.S.

La Liga's plans to play Girona's fixture with champions Barcelona in Miami moved a step closer after the league's organising body said on Tuesday they have asked for permission from the Spanish football federation to take the game abroad.
September 11, 2018

Everton’s Moshiri increases ownership stake in club

Everton majority shareholder Farhad Moshiri has increased his ownership stake in the club from 49.9 percent to 68.6 percent, the Premier League side announced on Tuesday.
September 11, 2018

South African Miller quits first-class cricket to focus on World Cup

Hard-hitting middle-order batsman David Miller has quit first-class cricket in a bid to concentrate on his limited overs game ahead of next year's World Cup in England and Wales.
September 11, 2018

JD Sports to invest $260 million in U.S. to maintain momentum

Britain's JD Sports promised on Tuesday to back up its purchase of U.S. chain Finish Line by investing 200 million pounds over the next five years after overseas growth helped fuel a 19 percent rise in first-half earnings.
September 11, 2018

Czech Republic coach Jarolim leaves by mutual consent following defeats

The manager of the Czech Republic national team Karel Jarolim has left his position by mutual consent, the country's Football Association said on Twitter on Tuesday.