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Djokovic shakes off rust, Federer rolls in Cincinnati

Novak Djokovic survived a nervous start to see off Sam Querrey 7-5 6-1 at the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday as the world number one returned to competition for the first time since beating Roger Federer in last month’s epic Wimbledon final. Seven-time Cincinnati champion Federer, also playing his first match since Wimbledon, was quicker to […]

Man United bash Chelsea 4-0 on Lampard’s managerial debut

Marcus Rashford scored twice as Manchester United made the perfect start to their Premier League season by inflicting a 4-0 defeat on Frank Lampard in his first match in charge of Chelsea yesterday, reports AFP. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men were in need of a fast start to the campaign to erase memories of a terrible […]

Serena, Osaka top Forbes list of best-paid female athletes

Naomi Osaka’s Grand Slam title wins at the U.S. and Australian Opens have helped catapult the Japanese tennis player up to second, behind Serena Williams, in Forbes’ list here of the highest-paid female athletes over the last year. Williams, a 23-times Grand Slam champion, topped the annual list for a fourth consecutive year with estimated […]

Togo stand between Nigeria and 2020 CHAN

The Home-based Eagles will have to beat Togo if they desired to play in another African Nations Championship (CHAN). The 2020 edition of the competition is scheduled to hold in Cameroon next year. Togo qualified to face Nigeria in the final leg of the qualifiers by beating Benin Republic 1-0 over two legs. In the […]

Liverpool replace Mignolet with Adrian

Spanish goalkeeper Adrian signed for Champions League holders Liverpool on a free transfer hours after Simon Mignolet left to return to his home country and sign for Belgian side Club Brugge. Adrian, 32, will be an understudy to the European champions’ first choice ‘keeper Alisson. The Spaniard has previous experience in the Premier League having […]

Man Utd make Maguire world’s most expensive defender

Manchester United signed Harry Maguire from Leicester on Monday for a reported £80 million fee that makes the England centre-back the world’s most expensive defender. United have secured Maguire on a six-year contract with an option for a further 12-month extension. The £75 million Liverpool paid for Virgil van Dijk in 2018 was the previous […]

Messi out with injury ahead of La Liga restart

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is out of action less than two weeks ahead of the opening of La Liga season after injuring his right calf in training on Monday. “I wanted to get started and unfortunately I had a mishap during the first training session which will keep me out of action for a while,” […]

Suarez sinks Arsenal in Griezmann’s Camp Nou debut

Luis Suarez’s late volley saw Barcelona to a 2-1 win in the Joan Gamper Trophy friendly in front of a bumper crowd at the Camp Nou, as Antoine Griezmann made his home debut following his big money move from Atletico Madrid. Suarez flashed home Sergi Roberto’s lofted pass in the 89th minute in front of […]

Liverpool’s Henderson calm over lack of signings

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson says manager Jurgen Klopp’s judgement in the transfer market should not be questioned despite a lack of heavyweight signings in the transfer window. The Reds have added just teenagers Sepp Van Den Berg and Harvey Elliott to a squad that won the Champions League and finished second to Manchester City with […]

Guardiola rested Mahrez over Algeria medication doubts

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said he rested Riyad Mahrez from the Community Shield win over Liverpool because he feared any medication the player received on international duty could have fallen foul of doping rules. The 28-year-old last month helped Algeria to the Africa Cup of Nations title and Guardiola said the club did not […]