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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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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Tour de France 2018: Geraint Thomas wins to make sporting history

Sporting history was made on the Champs-Elysees Sunday as Geraint Thomas became the first Welshman to win cycling’s Tour de France. Arm-in-arm with 2017 champion and Team Sky teammate Chris Froome, the 32-year-old Thomas crossed the finishing line after the 21st and final stage in Paris in triumph. His eventual …

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Mesut Ozil: German FA rejects the Arsenal midfielder’s racism claim

Germany’s football association (DFB) has “emphatically rejected” allegations of racism from Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil but says it could have done more to protect him from abuse. Ozil, 29, announced his retirement from international football, citing “racism and disrespect” within German football. The midfielder says he received hate mail and threats, …

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Egypt bags 5 gold medals at African Youth Games

Egyptian athletes have snatched four more gold medals at the African Youth Games, currently held in Algeria. Taekwondo player Abdel Rahman Khalaf got a gold medal in the +73 kg competition, to be added to three gold medals collected by weightlifter Ismail Helal in the 85 kg competition. Egypt has …

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