Category: International Sports

Liverpool held by Chelsea

Liverpool held by Chelsea

​Raheem Sterling’s superb second-half goal means Liverpool go into their Capital One Cup semi-final second leg with Chelsea with the scores level at 1-1, despite dominating at Anfield. Chelsea took the lead on 18 minutes after Emre Can brought down Eden Hazard in the area, before the Belgian dusted himself off to slot the penalty [&hellip

Messi leads Barca rout

Messi leads Barca rout

​Lionel Messi once again responded to speculation about his Barcelona future with a sensational performance on the pitch, scoring a hat-trick as the Catalans trounced Deportivo La Coruna 4-0. The Argentinian sounded the alarm bells last week by declaring at the FIFA Ballon d’Or ceremony that he did not know where he would be next [&hellip

Sunderland sign Defoe

Sunderland sign Defoe

Sunderland have signed Jermain Defoe on a three-and-a-half year contract from Toronto FC and he could face former club Tottenham on Saturday. Defoe returns to the Barclays Premier League, where he has scored over 120 goals during spells with West Ham United, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur. As part of the deal, striker Jozy Altidore moves [&hellip

Ginola wants FIFA presidency

Ginola wants FIFA presidency

​David Ginola is set to unveil plans to challenge Sepp Blatter to be president of FIFA in a campaign backed by a bookmaker. The former Tottenham and Newcastle winger, 47, will launch his campaign, supported by Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, in London on Friday to outline his plans. Ginola, who played for France 1990-95, has [&hellip

Torres sends Atletico through

Torres sends Atletico through

​Fernando Torres struck twice to reaffirm his place in Atletico Madrid hearts and send arch-rivals Real Madrid crashing out of the Copa del Rey. The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker scored his first two goals since rejoining his boyhood club as Atleti claimed a 2-2 draw at the Bernabeu to reach the last eight of [&hellip

Man City complete Bony deal

Man City complete Bony deal

​Manchester City have completed the signing of Swansea striker Wilfried Bony on a contract until the summer of 2019 for a fee of £25m that could rise to £28m. Bony is away on international duty with Ivory Coast as they prepare for the Africa Cup of Nations and they looked to have broken the news [&hellip

Falcao future up in the air

Falcao future up in the air

​Radamel Falcao’s future with Manchester United is uncertain, the striker’s agent Jorge Mendes has admitted. Falcao is on a season-long loan deal at United from Monaco which includes the option for the Barclays Premier League side to buy. However, the Colombia international has scored only three goals so far in an injury-affected season and was [&hellip

Sanogo finalises Palace loan

Sanogo finalises Palace loan

​Arsenal striker Yaya Sanogo has joined Premier League rivals Crystal Palace on loan for the rest of the season. The 21-year-old has only played six times for the Gunners this season, but did manage his first competitive goal for the club in their 2-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund. Sanogo joined Arsenal from Auxerre [&hellip

Ronaldo retains Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo retains Ballon d’Or

​Cristiano Ronaldo has been awarded the Ballon d’Or for a third time at a ceremony in Zurich. The Real Madrid superstar topped a poll of journalists, international coaches and captains for the second year running and is now within one win of equalling rival Lionel Messi’s four awards. Ronaldo received 37.66 per cent of all [&hellip

City agree fee for Bony

City agree fee for Bony

​Swansea and Manchester City have agreed a fee of more than £25m for the transfer of Wilfried Bony, according to Sky sources. The two clubs have been in talks over the sale of the striker, who cost Swansea £12m when he was bought from Vitesse Arnhem in July 2013. An agreement has now been reached [&hellip