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Juventus can win Champions League with Cristiano Ronaldo, says Wayne Rooney

Former England captain Wayne Rooney knows what it is like to be a teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo. The pair played together at Manchester United for five seasons, winning three English Premier League titles and the Champions League. The 32-year-old knows the impact the Portugal captain can have on a team, …

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Uefa Player of the Year: Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo & Mohamed Salah shortlisted

Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah are the final nominees to be the Uefa men’s Player of the Year. Real Madrid midfielder Modric, new Juventus striker Ronaldo and Liverpool forward Salah were chosen by a panel of 80 coaches and 55 journalists. The award will be presented during the …

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Kevin de Bruyne: Manchester City midfielder out for three months

Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne will be out for three months because of a knee injury. The Belgium international, a second-half substitute in Sunday’s 2-0 victory over Arsenal, suffered the injury in training on Wednesday. City say De Bruyne, 27, has a lateral collateral ligament lesion in his right …

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Pogba Impresses Mourinho in Man UTD Win Over Leicester

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho praised Paul Pogba for “putting himself forward for the team” after he captained the side and scored the opening goal in the win over Leicester City on the first day of the Premier League season. Pogba – linked with Barcelona this summer – was a …

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Chelsea defender Zouma joins Everton on season-long loan

Everton have signed French centre back Kurt Zouma on a season-long loan from Chelsea, the Premier League clubs announced on Friday. The Merseyside club made a late move for the 23-year-old ahead of Thursday’s 1600 GMT (5 pm BST) transfer deadline, and had to wait until Friday to learn if …

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Liverpool 3-1 Torino: Reds end pre-season with victory at Anfield

Liverpool concluded their preparations for the new season with a victory over Italian side Torino at Anfield. Jurgen Klopp’s side were too clever, quick and powerful for their opponents throughout the game, despite making numerous changes at the break and further substitutions throughout the second half. Roberto Firmino and Georginio …

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IJF suspends Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the Tunis Grand Prix

The International Judo Federation (IJF) has suspended the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam and the Tunis Grand Prix from its competition calendar, saying it wants to take a “firm and constructive stance in the fight against discrimination in sport.” Last year, the Abu Dhabi Grand Slam was criticized for refusing to …

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Demba Ba victim of alleged racial abuse in Chinese Super League game

Former Newcastle and Chelsea striker Demba Ba has been the victim of alleged racial abuse during a Chinese Super League game, according to his Shanghai Shenhua manager Wu Jingui. The Senegal star, 33, was involved in a heated exchange with a Changchun Yatai opponent in their 1-1 draw on Saturday. …

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Serena Williams suffers worst defeat of her career

Serena Williams is usually the one who inflicts heavy defeats on others, but the former world No.1 suffered the most one-sided loss of her illustrious career Tuesday when she was knocked out of the first round of the Silicon Valley Classic after a 6-1 6-0 defeat. During a 53-minute rout, …

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Qatar denies claims it ran secret ‘black operation’ to secure 2022 World Cup

Qatar World Cup organizers have denied allegations they ran a “black operations” campaign in their successful effort to secure the 2022 tournament. The bid team hired former CIA agents and a PR firm tasked with “pumping out fake propaganda about its main rivals, the United States and Australia,” according to …

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