Category: Foreign Sports

Tiger Woods denies  drink-driving allegations

Tiger Woods denies drink-driving allegations

TIGER Woods has apologised for his arrest on suspicion of drink-driving – but claims alcohol was not involved. The former world number one blamed “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications” following his arrest on Monday morning close to Jupiter Island, Florida, near his home. He was released from Palm Beach County Jail at 10.30am, with a mugshot showing him looking […]

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Brazilian legend tips Ronaldo  to win 2017 Ballon d’Or

Brazilian legend tips Ronaldo to win 2017 Ballon d’Or

THE legendary Brazilian is reluctant to speculate on which of the Barcelona and Real Madrid stars is the best, but is impressed by the latter’s form Ronaldo considers both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to be “fantastic”, but is tipping the Real Madrid star to net another Ballon d’Or in 2017. The legendary Brazilian striker was named World Player of […]

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Costa rules out China move

Costa rules out China move

DIEGO Costa says Atletico Madrid are the only club he would join if Chelsea decide to sell him this summer, but insists he is not looking to leave the Premier League champions. The Spain international has been heavily linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge in recent months, with a big-money switch to the Chinese Super League touted as […]

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Rooney left out of England squad

Rooney left out of England squad

WAYNE Rooney has been left out of Gareth Southgate’s latest England squad, but Kieran Trippier is included. England’s record goalscorer misses out, as expected, on a 25-man group for a June 10 World Cup Qualifier in Scotland and a friendly against France three days later. Southgate did not select Rooney in his last squad and warned at the time the […]

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United, Ajax clash tonight  … In Europa League Cup final

United, Ajax clash tonight … In Europa League Cup final

THE shadow of Louis Van Gaal will loom over Manchester United and Ajax when the two teams coached by the Dutchman meet in the Europa League final tonight. Van Gaal left contrasting legacies at the two clubs. He steered a vibrant Ajax side to the 1995 Champions League title but was sacked unceremoniously by United in 2016 after two difficult […]

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Ronaldo leads Real to 33rd league title

Ronaldo leads Real to 33rd league title

REAL Madrid won their 33rd La Liga title and first for five years as Cristiano Ronaldo’s 40th goal of the season helped seal a 2-0 victory at Malaga on Sunday. Ronaldo got Madrid off to the perfect start after just two minutes before Karim Benzema’s close-range finish sealed the title 10 minutes into the second half. Madrid beat out Barcelona […]

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Kante claims Premier League  Player of the Year Award

Kante claims Premier League Player of the Year Award

CHELSEA midfielder N’Golo Kante has been named the Premier League Player of the Season. The 26-year-old has enjoyed a superb first year at Stamford Bridge and has already been awarded the PFA and Football Writers’ Association prizes for his performances. Kante won the most combined votes from a panel of experts, captains of Premier League clubs and a public ballot. […]

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Ronaldo fires Real to brink of title

Ronaldo fires Real to brink of title

REAL Madrid moved to within one point of winning La Liga as Cristiano Ronaldo struck twice to beat Celta Vigo 4-1 on Wednesday. The European champions lead Barcelona by three points at the top of the table and now need to just avoid defeat at Malaga on Sunday to secure their first league title in five years. “We will go […]

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Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt

Sanchez keeps Arsenal in top-four hunt

ALEXIS Sanchez kept alive Arsenal’s fading hopes of qualifying for the Champions League as the Chilean broke Sunderland’s stubborn resistance to seal a crucial 2-0 win on Tuesday. Arsene Wenger’s side were struggling to see off relegated Sunderland until Sanchez came to the rescue with two goals deep into the second half at the Emirates Stadium. Despite refusing to sign […]

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United to lose £21m   … If they fail to win Europa League

United to lose £21m … If they fail to win Europa League

MANCHESTER United have confirmed they will lose £21 million on sponsorship revenue alone should they lose the Europa League final and subsequently miss out on Champions League qualification. Sunday’s 2-1 defeat at Tottenham ensured that United will again finish outside of the Premier League’s top four this season, leaving the clash with Ajax in Stockholm on May 24 as their […]

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