Six-times Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton donned a T-shirt protesting against police violence in Nigeria for a pre-race television interview at the Portuguese Grand Prix on Sunday. Thousands of Nigerians have been demonstrating for several days against a police unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), which has now been...
US President Donald Trump has been given permission to build another golf course in Scotland, after authorities there decided in his favour on Sunday in spite of local opposition. The new 18-hole course is to be named after Trump’s mother, Mary Anne MacLeod, who hailed from a Scottish island. It is...
Sid Hartman, the longtime columnist for the Star Tribune of Minneapolis and a noted booster for sports in the region, died Sunday. He was 100 years old. Hartman played a big role in drawing professional sport teams to Minnesota, going back to 1947, when he paid $15,000 to the owner of...
FIFA has suspended Trinidad and Tobago from international football after its football association (TTFA) pursued a dispute through the country’s High Court in contravention of the world governing body’s statutes. The TTFA and FIFA have been at loggerheads since March after the world governing body dissolved the executive of the...
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on Thursday said he contemplated leaving Arsenal but opted to extend his contract. Aubameyang said his change of heart came after manager Mikel Arteta revitalised the English Premier League club and told him that he could leave behind a legacy at the Emirates Stadium. The Gabonese, Arsenal’s top goalscorer...
Bayern Munich beat Sevilla 2-1 after extra time on Thursday to lift the UEFA Super Cup and complete a quadruple under coach Hansi Flick. The match was the first European game played with fans in the stands since the sport returned amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Substitute Javi Martinez headed in the...
COVID-19 relief campaign supported 31 member unions through a dedicated solidarity fund In June Rugby Africa (http://www.RugbyAfrique.com) announced the immediate release of EUR 170,000.00 from a solidarity fund for its member unions. The Rugby Africa Executive Committee had initiated the relief campaign given the current health crisis and the immediate...
The Rugby Federation of Libya under the presidency of Mustapha Hoty inaugurates today their first state-of-the-art rugby stadium at the university of Benghazi, home to 150,000 students of which 2,000 are studying sports. The modern facility complies with international standards and will facilitate trainings and the organisation of national...
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday hit out at fans who sing and cheer at football matches, saying they were frustrating the fight against COVID-19 amid a surge in infections. Limited crowds have been allowed back in Dutch stadiums since the start of the new season this month. But that...
Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said on Sunday he was not out to copy anyone, after beginning his new career with a comfortable 3-0 win over Sampdoria in Serie A. Pirlo, who only received his coaching badge last week, has cited Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte as his biggest...
Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is on the verge of sealing a move to Inter Milan from FC Barcelona after landing in Milan on Sunday. Inter Milan’s official Twitter account published a photo of Vidal’s arrival and a video of the 33-year-old player saluting fans saying “Hi Inter, I’m here”. Vidal, who...
African countries are gearing up for a return to international football in October but with many borders throughout the continent still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic most teams are headed to Europe to play. Cameroon are travelling to the Netherlands, Guinea to Portugal, while the Ivory Coast, Nigeria and...
Everton’s impressive 1-0 victory at Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday was their first against them for eight years, but of greater significance was the impact of their new signings. Optimism was hardly high at the end of the last campaign as Everton finished down in 12th place. But it has returned in...
Rockets’ swingman Danuel House is the first player ejected from the “bubble” put in place by the National Basketball Association (NBA), organisers of the basketball league competition in the U.S. “House had a guest in his hotel room over multiple hours on Sept. 8 who was not authorised to be on campus,” the...
Newly-promoted English Premier League (EPL) clubside Fulham have signed wing-back Ola Aina on a season-long loan from Italian Serie A side Torino. Fulham also have an option to make the 23-year-old’s arrival permanent and the Nigeria international said he was happy to return to London where he was born and...
Number five seed Alexander Zverev overcame a listless start to secure a thrilling 3-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 6-3 U.S. Open semi-final win over Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta on Friday. Victory enabled the German to reach his first Grand Slam final. Zverev, with his back against the wall, raised his game just...
Victoria Azarenka and Naomi Osaka were set for a title clash two weeks back before the Japanese withdrew due to injury. But the former world number one players will have another chance to establish supremacy during Saturday’s U.S. Open women’s singles final. A left hamstring injury forced the 22-year-old Osaka to...