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Ex-Barcelona star Ronaldinho retires from football

Brazilian World Cup winner Ronaldinho has formally confirmed his retirement from football, more than two years since his last appearance as a professional, reports in Brazil said Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s motivation puts him above Lionel Messi – Roberto Carlos

Cristiano Ronaldo's professionalism and determination set him apart from Lionel Messi and Neymar, according to Real Madrid great Roberto Carlos.

FIFA slaps Peru captain Paolo Guerrero with one-year drug ban

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after been banned from football for a year for failing a drugs test, FIFA’s disciplinary committee announced on Friday.

Chapecoense qualify for Copa Liberadores one year after tragic plane crash

Brazilian side Chapecoense qualified for the Copa Liberadores with a last-gasp winner on Sunday, a year after a plane crash killed 19 of their players.

Diego Ribas reveals offers from Real Madrid, Bayern Munich

Brazil international Diego Ribas has revealed that he was in negotiations to join Bayern Munich and Real Madrid in 2009.

Footballer who fed girlfriend’s body to dogs gets reprieve

The jail sentence of Brazilian goalkeeper Bruno Fernandes for 2010 murder of a former girlfriend has been reduced by 18 months, according to court documents filed in the state of Minas Gerias.

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Jose Mourinho: I hold no grudges against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho holds no grudges against his former club Chelsea who travel to Old Trafford on Sunday to face Manchester United.

North Korea slams latest US sanctions as ‘act of war

North Korea on Sunday slammed the latest US measures against its regime as an “act of war”, after US President Donald Trump announced the “heaviest sanctions ever” on the nuclear-armed regime.

Winter Olympics: Canadian athlete charged with theft

The Canadian skier, David Duncan, was arrested on charges of stealing a car in South Korea, where he was competing at the Winter Olympics, officials and Canadian media said on Saturday.

South Africa busts evil Angels Church with 100 sex slaves

South African police have busted Mancoba Seven Angels Ministry, a church run as a cult, with no fewer than 100 sex slaves, among them girls as young as 12, nursing tiny babies and with leaders who regard themselves as angels.

Nigeria sets 2030 to end violence against children

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has fixed 2030 to end all forms of violence against children in the country.

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Donald Trump suggests armed deputy at Florida school was a ‘coward’

US President Donald Trump on Friday cast doubt on the character of an armed deputy who failed to intervene during last week's school shooting in Florida, saying he froze or was a "coward."

Osun govt to commence payment of pensions next month

Osun State Government, on Thursday, disclosed that a sum of N1 billion had been released to 142 beneficiaries ‎of Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS) and N200 million to settle part of the outstanding gratuities of the 2011/2012 retirees.

Osun guber: APC to lift ban on aspirants in two-week – Chairman

The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Osun State chapter, on Friday declared that the ban hitherto placed on gubernatorial contestants, restricting from officially declaring ambition would be lifted in two weeks’ time.

Boko Haram: Kano govt offers scholarships to 100 Borno orphans

The Governor of Kano State, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Friday, announced that the state government has awarded life scholarships to 100 children orphaned by the ongoing Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State.

Libya removed from terror-financing watch list

The international Financial Action Task Force (FATF) lifted Libya from the list of countries unable to fight money laundering and terrorism financing, the Central Bank of Libya said in a statement.