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Zim born teen eyes English PSL 

LONDON – From Ryan Giggs to Harry Kane via Michael Owen, Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo, the Premier League has proved a breeding ground for some of European football’s biggest stars. Ahead of the start of the 2015-16 season this weekend, AFP Sports selects five teenage players seeking to grab a share of the limelight. Brendan Galloway (19, Everton) Everton ... Read More »

2016 football Olympics to be played in 6 Brazilian cities

RIO DE JANEIRO - THE  FIFA organising committee for the football competitions at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on Monday said the tournaments would use seven grounds in six different cities. And despite previous concerns about its distance from the main venue in Rio de Janeiro, the tropical city of Manaus has been included on the list. Sao ... Read More »

Weekend English Premier League Soccer results and standings

Results and standings English Premier League (kick-off times in GMT): Matchday 26: Saturday, February 21: Aston Villa 1 Stoke City 2 Chelsea 1 Burnley 1 Crystal Palace 1 Arsenal 2 Hull City 2 Queens Park Rangers 1 Sunderland 0 West Bromwich 0 Albion Swansea City 2 Manchester United 1 Manchester City 5 Newcastle 0 Sunday, February 22: Tottenham Hotspur 2 ... Read More »

Arsenel beats Aston Villa

LONDON - MESUT  Ozil scored a goal and created another in Arsenal’s emphatic 5-0 victory over Aston Villa on Sunday as the London club earned its biggest Premier League win this season. Olivier Giroud put the home side ahead in the eighth minute after a sublime backheel pass from Ozil sent the striker through on goal. With only Villa goalkeeper Brad ... Read More »

Serena Williams beats Sharapova

SERENA Williams won her 19th Grand Slam title, continued her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals and extended her decade-long domination of Maria Sharapova with a commanding 6-3, 7-6 (5) win on Saturday night. Williams, coughing frequently and still affected by a recent cold, returned from a 13-minute rain interruption in the first set and fired an ace to ... Read More »

Samuel Eto leaves Everton

LONDON – EVERTON striker and  four time African footballer of the year, Samuel Eto’o has completed a transfer to Serie A club Sampdoria on a two-and-a-half-year contract. The 33-year-old Eto’o joined Everton on a free transfer last August, and scored four times in 20 appearances before moving back to Italy, where he used to play for Inter Milan. Everton manager ... Read More »

FIFA’s chief Blatter welcomes election challenge

GENEVA - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has welcomed his election rival Prince Ali bin Al Hussein’s challenge as good for debate. Blatter is quoted by Swiss daily Le Matin saying “I can only be happy with this candidature.” The 78-year-old Blatter, who is strongly favored to get a fifth mandate in the May 29 election, says “we are in a democracy ... Read More »

Boxing legend Mohammed Ali discharged from hospital

LOUISVILLE- A FAMILY spokesman for Muhammad Ali says the boxing great has been discharged from a hospital after recovering from a severe urinary tract infection. Ali ‘s spokesman Bob Gunnell says the 72-year-old three-time world heavyweight champion is back home after being released from an undisclosed hospital Tuesday night. Ali has been waging a battle with Parkinson’s disease for years. ... Read More »

Djokovic wins first New Year’s match in less than an hour

DOHA, QATAR-TOP-ranked Novak Djokovic started off his 2015 season with a swift 6-2, 6-1 win over Serbian countryman Dusan Lajovic at the Qatar Open on Tuesday. Djokovic’s first-round victory took 59 minutes. He put 72 percent of his first serves in play, and was successful on five of six break-point opportunities. He is making his first appearance at the Doha ... Read More »

Man U deepens Liverpool’s gloom

LONDON- MANCHESTER, United’ s Wayne Rooney, Juan Mata and Robin van Persie scored as Manchester United rubbed salt into Liverpool’s wounds with a crushing 3-0 home victory in the Premier League on Sunday. Rooney and Mata both found the net before half-time, the latter apparently from an offside position, before van Persie added a third to avenge United’s loss to Liverpool ... Read More » • Free Website Templates - Downlaod Full Themes
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