Category: International Sports

Van Gaal has lofty ambitions

Van Gaal has lofty ambitions

​Louis van Gaal is keen not to make Manchester United supporters wait too long for the return of the Premier League title. The Dutchman finally grabbed his first league win since taking over from David Moyes when United were easy 4-0 winners over QPR at Old Trafford on Sunday. Two of his summer signings, Angel [&hellip

Shearer backs Welbeck at Arsenal

Shearer backs Welbeck at Arsenal

​Striker Danny Welbeck can score 25 goals a season for Arsenal, says former England international Alan Shearer. Welbeck, 23, joined the Gunners from Manchester United for 16m on transfer deadline day, and could make his debut against Manchester City on Saturday. “I’ve heard people say he is never going to be a 20 or 25-goals-a-season striker. I [&hellip

Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

Pistorius convicted of culpable homicide

South African Olympic and Paralympic athlete, Oscar Pistorius, has been found guilty of culpable homicide for shooting dead his partner. Judge Thokozile Masipa announced the ruling on Friday, saying that Pistorius had acted “negligently” in killing Reeva Steenkamp when firing four hollow point rounds into a locked toilet door last year. Pistorius claims he thought [&hellip

Oscar Pistorius cleared of Reeva murder

Oscar Pistorius cleared of Reeva murder

​Oscar Pistorius wept in court as he was cleared of the murder of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp – but will have to wait until tomorrow to find out whether he is guilty of manslaughter. Judge Thokozile Masipa told the court there was “no doubt” when Pistorius fired his gun “he acted unlawfully”, and will rule [&hellip

Bale gets Wales out of jail

Bale gets Wales out of jail

Gareth Bale saved Wales from dropping crucial points as they won 2-1 in their opening European Qualifier away to Andorra. The visitors were stunned after just six minutes of the Group B clash at the new Estadi Nacional, when Neil Taylor was adjudged to have fouled Ivan Lorenzo in the box and defender Ildefons Lima [&hellip

Schumacher leaves hospital

Schumacher leaves hospital

Michael Schumacher has left Lausanne Hospital and will continue his rehabilitation following his skiing accident at home. The seven-time World Champion was placed in a medically induced coma after suffering severe head injuries during a skiing accident in the French Alps in December 2013. Schumacher’s life is believed to have been saved by the helmet [&hellip

Welbeck double sinks Swiss

Welbeck double sinks Swiss

​England took their first step towards the 2016 European Championships in France with a morale-boosting 2-0 victory over Switzerland in Basel on Monday. Danny Welbeck struck at either end of the second-half as England made a successful start to their Group E campaign. Captain Wayne Rooney was the catalyst in an excellent counter-attacking move which [&hellip

Blatter to seek another term as FIFA President

Blatter to seek another term as FIFA President

Blatter broke the news on Monday in a pre-recorded interview at the SoccerEx conference in Manchester, England. “I will make an official declaration definitely in September now when we have the executive committee,” the Swiss FIFA president said. “I will inform the executive committee. It’s a question of respect also to say then to the [&hellip

City too strong for Liverpool

City too strong for Liverpool

​Stevan Jovetic scored either side of half-time to help Manchester City earn a 3-1 Premier League home win over Liverpool. Slack defending from Reds debutant Alberto Moreno let Jovetic in just before the break at the Etihad Stadium on Monday night, the Montenegro international striker smashing the ball under Simon Mignolet after dispossessing Moreno as [&hellip

Barca cruise, Villarreal win

Barca cruise, Villarreal win

A Lionel Messi brace and a delightful finish from teenager Munir El Haddadi kicked off Luis Enrique’s Barcelona reign with a 3-0 win over Elche in the Primera Division. Messi got back to his marauding best and scored the opening goal before Javier Mascherano saw red in the closing stages of the first half. With [&hellip