Category: Sports

Federer and Nadal lead Europe into inaugural Laver Cup

The victory handed Cilic’s Europe side the first point of the competition which has been organised in homage to Australian tennis legend Rod Laver. Billed as the tennis version of golf’s Ryder Cup, the competition pits Europe’s best players against six from the rest of the world. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, winners of 35

Diego Costa quits Chelesa for former Atletico stomping ground

“The agreement is pending the formalisation of the contract between our club and the Spanish international forward,” said a statement issued by Atletico. “The English club has authorised Diego Costa to travel to Madrid in the coming days to undergo medical tests and settle his contract with our club.” A statement from Chelsea said: “The

Ronaldo’s returns fails to stop Madrid slump

The defeat leaves Madrid seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona after five games. Worryingly for Zinedine Zidane, the Madrid coach, his side has not won any of their games in front of their exacting fans at the Bernabeu. “Last year we won games we didn’t deserve to and now it is the reverse,” said Zidane.

Ronaldo’s returns fails to stop Madrid slump

The defeat leaves Madrid seven points adrift of leaders Barcelona after five games. Worryingly for Zinedine Zidane, the Madrid coach, his side has not won any of their games in front of their exacting fans at the Bernabeu. “Last year we won games we didn’t deserve to and now it is the reverse,” said Zidane.

Benzema signs new deal at Real Madrid

“Real Madrid and Benzema have agreed to extend the contract of the player, who will remain tied to the club until June 30, 2021,” Madrid said in a statement. Vice-captain Marcelo, Isco and Dani Carvajal have all extended their contracts until 2022 over the past week as the club hierarchy continues to reward key players

Pogba, Dembele injuries reveal high cost for clubs

After splashing out millions on Ousmane Dembele to replace Neymar who left to join Paris Saint Germain this summer, Barcelona now face the prolonged absence of their star player. The 20-year old was spotted on Monday at Barcelona airport in a wheelchair on his way to Finland to undergo thigh surgery. He’s expected to be

Hamilton dodges pile-up to win Singapore Grand Prix

Vettel, Kimi Raikkonen and Max Verstappen all went just after the start of the race which finished with only 12 of the 20 drivers after the introduction of three safety cars. The twists and sodden conditions played perfectly into the hands of Hamilton. His Mercedes powered from fifth on the grid to first and the

Tsonga clinches Davis Cup final berth for France

Tsonga, 32, won 2-6 6-2 7-6 6-2 in just under three hours at the Stade Pierre Mauroy at Villeneuve d’Ascq in northern France. The hosts advance to the final of the men’s team competition for the second time in three years. A French team including Tsonga lost to a Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka inspired

PSG welcome Lyon with the joy of six in mind

The Parisians racked up 14 goals in their first four games against Amiens, Guingamp, Toulouse and Saint Etienne. In last Saturday’s 5-1 demolition of Metz, the 466 million euro troika of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar were all on the scoresheet. The trident hit four of the five goals that floored the Scottish champions