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CSL: ‘Overweight’ Tevez symbol of Chinese largesse

When Carlos Tevez emerged in airport arrivals in Shanghai he had a bunch of flowers thrust into his hands and his signing was heralded as a coup for Chinese football.

Dybala hat-trick helps Juventus maintain perfect record

A Paulo Dybala hat-trick lifted Juventus back to the summit of Serie A alongside Inter Milan with a 3-1 victory at Sassuolo on Sunday making it four wins out of four for the champions.

Aguero a Man City legend after Watford hat-trick – Guardiola

Pep Guardiola has declared hat-trick hero Sergio Aguero a Manchester City "legend" as the club prepares a party for his goal-scoring exploits.

Six Argentinians sentenced to life for ‘Dirty War’ role

Six Argentinians have been sentenced to life after being convicted of committing crimes against humanity during the country's right-wing military rule from 1976-1983.

FIFA ranking: Ekpo urges Eagles not to be distracted

A former Super Eagles player, Friday Ekpo, says the six-point drop of the country in the latest FIFA ranking was insignificant and urged the team to remain focused in their future outings.

Nigeria drops in FIFA ranking, despite impressive outings

The Super Eagles of Nigeria dropped six places in the latest FIFA Coca Cola world rankings despite impressive results against Cameroon in the World Cup qualifying matches.

Juventus deny receiving Dybala bid from Barca

Inspite of widespread transfer speculations in the media last summer, Juventus CEO Giuseppe Marotta has denied receiving a bid from Barcelona for Paulo Dybala as he ruled out selling the star forward.

Netanyahu slams Iran as he arrives for landmark Latin America visit

Benjamin Netanyahu urged all countries to fight terrorism and singled out Iran as a serial offender as he paid tribute to the victims of two bombings in Argentina on the first trip by an Israeli premier to Latin America.

Kane can be even better than Batistuta – Pochettino

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Harry Kane can be an even better player than his former Argentina team-mate Gabriel Batistuta.

Barcelona’s Valverde hails ‘extraordinary’ Messi

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde hailed "extraordinary" Lionel Messi after the Argentina playmaker netted a hat-trick in the 5-0 thrashing of Catalan rivals Espanyol at the Nou Camp.

Stephens outlasts Venus to reach US Open final

Sloane Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, reached her first Grand Slam final by outlasting Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 Thursday at the US Open.

Stephens beats Venus to reach US Open final

Sloane Stephens, who missed 11 months with a left foot injury before returning in July, reached her first Grand Slam final by outlasting Venus Williams 6-1, 0-6, 7-5 Thursday at the US Open.

Will Lionel Messi miss 2018 World Cup?

Argentina’s poor run of results in the South American qualifiers has left everyone contemplating the unthinkable: a World Cup next summer without Lionel Messi.

Mbappe embarks on new adventure with PSG

Kylian Mbappe takes centre stage on Friday as the French league returns from the international break with Paris Saint-Germain taking on Metz where they will unleash their latest marquee recruit.

Di Maria thigh injury raises PSG fears

Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria could be sidelined for several weeks after injuring his left thigh during Argentina’s 2018 World Cup qualifier against Venezuela on Tuesday.

WCQ: Argentina struggle to Venezuela draw

Argentina struggled to a 1-1 draw with Venezuela here Tuesday which left the South American giants’ 2018 World Cup qualification hopes hanging in the balance.

Alli finger fuss takes shine off England win

England were left fearing disciplinary action against Dele Alli after the midfielder was caught on camera making an obscene gesture during his side's World Cup qualifier against Slovakia.

Messi could leave Barca next summer on a free transfer – Gibson

Terry Gibson insists he can see a scenario where Lionel Messi leaves Barcelona on a free transfer next summer.

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