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

Chinese shoppers spend record $25.3b in one day

Chinese shoppers spent a record $25 billion online on this year’s “Singles Day” promotion run by e-commerce giant Alibaba, up nearly 40 percent from last year, figures showed on Sunday. At the peak, 256,000 payments were being processed per second on Saturday, the firm said, more than 90 percent of them placed via mobile. The… Continue reading Chinese shoppers spend record $25.3b in one day

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

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

Reports: Ronaldo set to settle Spanish tax bill

Real Madrid’s football player Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to pay 14.7 million euros to Spain’s tax authorities over alleged tax fraud. Spanish broadcaster TVE cited unnamed sources and reported that the soccer star was ready to pay the money as a gesture of good will. Ronaldo is accused of using a business structure created in… Continue reading Reports: Ronaldo set to settle Spanish tax bill

Senator vow to sue sports minister, as crisis mars federation elections

Nigeria Sports Federation elections organised by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Development at the main bowl of Abuja National Stadium was on Tuesday marred by fighting, verbal abuses and protests following petitions and counter petitions by contestants of various positions. Taekwondo federation and the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) were the centre of attraction… Continue reading Senator vow to sue sports minister, as crisis mars federation elections