Arsenal, Atletico, Marseille, Salzburg reach Europa League semis

Salzburg, Marseille, Atlético and Arsenal are the semi-finalists in the UEFA Europa League. Salzburg beat Lazio 6-5 on aggregate, scoring four goals in 20 minutes of the second half to edge out the Italians. Italians had won the first leg 4-1. French team Marseille ousted the Bundesliga team Leipzig 5-2. Arsenal survived a scare and… Continue reading Arsenal, Atletico, Marseille, Salzburg reach Europa League semis

Madrid v Juventus: Buffon blasts referee Michael Oliver

Juventus and Italy great Gianluigi Buffon told English referee Michael Oliver he “has no heart” and should have been watching Juventus’ Champions League quarter-final against Real Madrid in the stands “with his wife and a Sprite”. Oliver awarded Real a penalty in the 93rd minute at the Santiago Bernabeu, after Juve defender Mehdi Benatia brought… Continue reading Madrid v Juventus: Buffon blasts referee Michael Oliver

Photos: Dramatic win for Madrid after Juve scare

What a dramatic victory for defending champions Real Madrid, having to endure Juventus  3-0 trashing at Santiago Bernabeu and then getting the winning goal via Cristiano Ronaldo’s  penalty in the dying seconds! The second leg of the UEFA quarter-final was almost going into extra-time in the 92nd minute, when Medhi Benatia pushed in the box… Continue reading Photos: Dramatic win for Madrid after Juve scare

Bayern edge Sevilla for UEFA semi-final

A goalless draw against Sevilla on Wednesday was enough to send Bayern Munich into the Champions League last four with a 2-1 aggregate victory. The slim win keeps the Bavarians’ hopes of a treble-winning season alive. Bayern, playing in their seventh straight Champions League quarter-final, never needed to hit top form but were in control… Continue reading Bayern edge Sevilla for UEFA semi-final

Rozov Russia’s Everest Mountain jumper dies

 A Russian extreme sportsman,Valery Rozov, famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas. Expedition organisers confirmed his death in in Nepal on Sunday. The 52 year-old Russian, an acclaimed dare-devil, was pursuing a “seven summits” quest — base jumping from the highest mountains on all seven continents.… Continue reading Rozov Russia’s Everest Mountain jumper dies

BBC unveils contenders for African footballer of 2017

The five-man shortlist for the BBC African Footballer of the Year 2017, including Nigerian Victor Moses, has been revealed. Other contenders are Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah were unveiled during a special live launch broadcast in London. Cameroon’s 2017 Africa Cup of Nations winner Arnaud Djoum was part of the panel… Continue reading BBC unveils contenders for African footballer of 2017

Federer downs Sock for winning start in London

Second seed Federer recorded his 50th match win of the year with a 6-4, 7-6(4) victory over eighth seed Jack Sock in one hour and 31 minutes in their Group Boris Becker opener. The Swiss ace who had taken a holiday after winning the Basel tournament for a record eighth time, is also in London… Continue reading Federer downs Sock for winning start in London