Champions League final – football match or showbiz extravaganza?

Champions League final – football match or showbiz extravaganza?

Singer Dua Lipa performs before the match. (Reuters File Photo) NYON, May 16 (Reuters): Football fans are renowned for their creativity and passion, adapting the most unlikely songs into stadium anthems and brightening up the drabbest of grounds with their banners and flags. Yet, at major matches such as the Champions League final, the World […]

Manchester City referred to UEFA judicial chamber over alleged FFP breaches

Manchester City referred to UEFA judicial chamber over alleged FFP breaches

A corner flag inside the stadium before the match. (Reuters Files Photo) May 16 (Reuters): Manchester City have been referred to an independent judicial chamber following an investigation into alleged breaches of Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations, European soccer’s governing body UEFA said on Thursday. UEFA had opened an investigation into City over potential breaches […]

Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from French Open

Tennis: Sharapova withdraws from French Open

Russia’s Maria Sharapova looks on during the match against Australia’s Ashleigh Barty. (Reuters File Photo) PARIS, May 16 (Reuters): Twice champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from the French Open after failing to recover fully from shoulder surgery, the former world number one said on Wednesday. “Withdrawing from the French Open today. Sometimes the right decisions […]

11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019

11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019

A matches in progress at the ongoing 11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019 in Kohima on May 15. (Photo Courtesy/Menuseo (Max) Khieya) Our CorrespondentKohima | May 15 Day three of the 11th Open Basketball Tournament 2019 was held today at Khuochiezie, Kohima Local Ground under the aegis of Suncity Kohima in association with Nagaland Basketball Association. […]

Japan head to France 2019 with one eye on Olympics

Japan head to France 2019 with one eye on Olympics

Fapan celebrate winning the FIFA Women’s World Cup final (Reuters File Photo) TOKYO, May 15 (Reuters): Although Japan head to France for the women’s World Cup focussed on the task at hand, it is only natural that Asako Takakura’s young team should have one eye on the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Excitement is building in Japan […]

US to focus on firepower in search of fourth World Cup

US to focus on firepower in search of fourth World Cup

Megan Rapinoe poses during a reception at New York City Hall. (Reuters File Photo) May 15 (Reuters): The United States are widely tipped to retain their crown at the Women’s World Cup but to do so they will have to focus on their firepower and park the potentially distracting differences between the players and their […]

Tough Bronze brings Lyon experience to Lionesses

Tough Bronze brings Lyon experience to Lionesses

Sweden’s Kosovare Asllani (L) in action with England’s Lucy Bronze. (Reuters File Photo) LYON, May 15 (Reuters): When Lucy Bronze kicked off her professional career at Everton, her earnings were all-but wiped out by the cost of being a footballer. Bronze did not care about the money, though. She just wanted to play football. It […]

Golf: Course familiarity could give Tiger edge in upcoming majors

Golf: Course familiarity could give Tiger edge in upcoming majors

Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates with with his green jacket and trophy after winning the 2019 Masters. (REUTERS/Files) May 15 (Reuters): Tiger Woods should be a contender at this week’s PGA Championship and June’s U.S. Open as he chases Jack Nicklaus’s record haul of major titles because of his familiarity with the venues, longtime […]

Italy’s oldest club Genoa to be put up for sale

Italy’s oldest club Genoa to be put up for sale

MILAN, May 15 (Reuters): Genoa, Italy’s oldest professional football club, will be put up for sale, the Serie A outfit said in a statement. Founded in 1893, the club has been owned by Enrico Preziosi, head of Italy’s largest toy manufacturer, for the last 16 years. “Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces that a mandate […]

NBA showdown starring a Turk won’t be on Turkish TV

NBA showdown starring a Turk won’t be on Turkish TV

Turkish NBA player Enes Kanter watches the final minutes of the game as his team, the New York Knicks, plays the Washington Wizards. (Reuters File Photo) ANKARA, May 15 (Reuters): Turkish basketball player Enes Kanter’s Portland Trail Blazers reached the NBA’s Western Conference finals, which start on Tuesday, but for the first time the series […]

Soccer: Sheffield United’s Wilder wins LMA Manager of the Year award

Soccer: Sheffield United’s Wilder wins LMA Manager of the Year award

Chris Wilder poses with The Sir Alex Ferguson trophy for the LMA Manager of the Year 2018/19 with Sir Alex Ferguson and Gareth Southgate (Action Images for LMA via Reuters) LONDON, May 15 (Reuters): Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder beat off competition from Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola and Liverpool’s Juergen Klopp to win the League […]