Category: International Sports

Trust backs Bridge development

Trust backs Bridge development

Chelsea’s Supporters Trust (CST) is supporting the decision to redevelop Stamford Bridge rather than move to a new stadium. CST accepts fans must be prepared for “some inconvenience” as the club moves forward with proposals to build a new 60,000-seater stadium on the site of their current home, which has always been their preference. On [&hellip

Messi deal stretches Barca budget

Messi deal stretches Barca budget

​Barcelona’s hopes of offering Lionel Messi an improved contract face a stumbling block because of spending caps imposed by La Liga, the club’s CEO Oscar Grau said on Wednesday. Luis Suarez and Neymar have each signed new deals until 2021 but Messi’s contract runs out in 2018, giving Barca a window of 18 months to [&hellip

Mikel leaving Chelsea for China

Mikel leaving Chelsea for China

​John Obi Mikel has announced he is leaving Chelsea to join Chinese Super League side Tianjin TEDA. The midfielder confirmed his departure on social media, saying it was “time for me to say goodbye” after 10 years at Stamford Bridge and having made 374 appearances for the Blues. Mikel joined Chelsea as a 19-year-old from [&hellip

Arsenal fight back in thriller

Arsenal fight back in thriller

​Arsenal came back from 3-0 down with 20 minutes remaining to earn a 3-3 draw in a thrilling encounter at Bournemouth on Tuesday. The Gunners were seemingly down and out in the 70th minute, before Alexis Sanchez’s header and substitute Lucas Perez’s stunning volley brought the visitors to within touching distance of an unlikely point. [&hellip

India cricket board chief ordered to resign

India cricket board chief ordered to resign

​India’s Supreme Court has ordered the country’s cricket board chief to resign for failing to implement reforms. The court on Monday told Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Anurag Thakur to quit. It had recommended sweeping changes in the BCCI following allegations of spot-fixing and betting in the 2013 edition of the [&hellip

Bailly departure irks Mourinho

Bailly departure irks Mourinho

​Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is frustrated that Eric Bailly will have to leave for international duty with Ivory Coast on Monday. Bailly returned to United’s starting team in Saturday’s 2-1 win over Middlesbrough and Mourinho was hoping he would be available to take on West Ham on January 2. That could not happen without [&hellip

Carlos Tevez is world’s highest paid player

Carlos Tevez is world’s highest paid player

Chinese Super League club Shanghai Shenhua have confirmed the signing of Carlos Tevez in a deal which will make the former Manchester United striker the world’s highest-paid player. The Argentinian will reportedly earn around £610,000 a week, with the club paying Boca Juniors £9m for his services. Chinese clubs have spent heavily over the past [&hellip

Everton see off struggling Foxes

Everton see off struggling Foxes

​Everton beat Leicester City 2-0 at the King Power Stadium on Boxing Day to increase the pressure on the struggling Premier League champions. The visitors opened the scoring through Kevin Mirallas six minutes into the second half, before Romelu Lukaku’s injury-time strike wrapped up the points. As a result, Claudio Ranieri’s side have slipped to [&hellip

FIFA appoints 1st female secretary general

FIFA appoints 1st female secretary general

The world football governing body FIFA has appointed a United Nations official as its first female and first non-European secretary general. The ground-breaking move came Friday during FIFA Congress in Mexico City where Fatma Samoura, a Senegalese diplomat of the UN, was named as the first female secretary general in the traditionally male-dominated world football [&hellip

Impressive Reds reach final

Impressive Reds reach final

Liverpool reached the Europa League final following a 3-0 semi-final second-leg victory over Villarreal at Anfield, going through 3-1 on aggregate. Jurgen Klopp’s side were looking to fight back after a late defeat in Spain last week, and levelled the tie after seven minutes on Thursday night through Bruno’s own goal. Daniel Sturridge put a [&hellip