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August 20, 2017 7:05 PM Wembley atmosphere inspired Chelsea in win vs. Tottenham

LONDON -- Antonio Conte revealed that his Chelsea players had been inspired by the prospect of playing at Wembley after Marcos Alonso struck late to stun Tottenham in their first Premier League home match at the national stadium. Chelsea went into the game as underdogs after losing to Burnley on the opening weekend and were without Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas 6

August 20, 2017 5:39 PM Who needs Alex Sandro? Amazing Alonso proves value to Chelsea in smash-and-grab at Spurs

Chelsea have been repeatedly rebuffed in their summer-long pursuit of Alex Sandro all summer long but Marcos Alonso made one wonder if the Blues really need the Juventus wing-back with a wondrous display at Wembley on Sunday. The Premier League champions had arrived at Spurs' new home shorn of several first-team players through a combination of suspension 3

August 17, 2017 3:34 AM Kaya Tiwi tingling with intent

The Kenyan trio of champions Kaya Tiwi, Tigoi Girls and St Brigid’s Kiminini will be looking to sweep all medals in basketball at this year’s Brookside East Africa Secondary School games in Gulu, Uganda. The three schools will be aiming to extend the country’s dominance in the sport during the regional games which begin on Saturday. Kenya has won the girls’ 4

August 14, 2017 4:09 PM Cristiano Ronaldo banned for 5 games after pushing referee

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool, and now Real Madrid has lost its main man for five matches at the start of the Spanish season. Ronaldo was banned for five games on Monday after shoving a referee who sent him off for diving in Madrid's 3-1 win over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup. Ronaldo was suspended for one game for the red card in Sunday's 4

August 14, 2017 2:42 PM Why Ronaldo's ban can be a good thing for Real Madrid

It is official: Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Real Madrid's next five matches. The Portuguese forward has received the suspension for pushing the referee in Sunday's 3-1 win over Barcelona at Camp Nou. It could have been worse, though, and it may actually be a blessing in disguise for Los Blancos. Ronaldo returned to training later than his team-mates 15

August 14, 2017 2:05 PM Cristiano Ronaldo hit with five-match ban for red card, pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five matches after pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea during Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win at Barcelona on Sunday. Ronaldo's 24 minutes as a substitute at the Camp Nou saw him score a superb goal, pick up a booking for removing his shirt during the celebration, and then quickly receive 3

August 14, 2017 12:32 PM 'I'm no criminal!' Diego Costa blasts Chelsea

Out-of-favour Chelsea striker Diego Costa has launched an angry broadside against both the club and manager Antonio Conte, accusing them of treating him like a “criminal“. Costa, 28, has been informed by Conte that he has no future at the club and having been frozen out of the first-team squad, the Brazil-born Spain international has gone home to Brazil 4

August 11, 2017 9:02 PM Bus crash in China kills 36, injures 13

BEIJING • At least 36 people were killed and 13 injured when a packed bus slammed into a wall at the mouth of an expressway tunnel in northern China. The coach struck the wall just outside the Qinling tunnel in Ankang, a city in Shaanxi province, on Thursday night, said the State Administration of Work Safety. Media photos showed twisted metal strewn 3

August 10, 2017 9:55 PM Report: men's javelin qualification – IAAF World Championships London 2017

Rather fittingly, what proved to be the greatest qualifying round in the 34-year history of the IAAF World Championships started with the bang of the best ever throw in qualifying. Drawn in group A, Johannes Vetter threw down the gauntlet to his great German teammate and rival Thomas Rohler and the rest of the field with a monster opening effort of 91.20m. The 24-year-old 3

August 10, 2017 3:22 PM Ousmane Dembele misses Dortmund training as Barca lurk

BERLIN, Germany, Aug 10 – Borussia Dortmund’s wonderkid Ousmane Dembele failed to show up for training Thursday, coach Peter Bosz said, fuelling speculation that the French youngster is poised to join Barcelona as Neymar’s replacement. “He didn’t come to practice today. We don’t know why. We tried to reach him but we were unable to,” Bosz told reporters 5