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August 18, 2017 8:55 PM Monaco set new Ligue 1 record with 15th straight victory

Monaco set a new Ligue 1 record as a 1-0 win at Metz made them the first team to win 15 consecutive matches in the French top flight. They made light of the absence of Paris St Germain target Kylian Mbappe, who was left out, with fellow striker Radamel Falcao grabbing the only goal of the game in the 78th minute. After finishing last season with 12 successive

August 17, 2017 12:04 PM KPL slaps Muhoroni Youth chairman with 60-day match ban

Muhoroni Youth chairman Moses Adagala has been banned from attending any Kenyan Premier League matches for the next two months. Adagala was slapped with a 60-day ban on Wednesday by the Independent Disciplinary and Complaints Committee (IDCC) and a further Sh200, 000 cash fine for breaching KPL rule Rule 3.3. The KPL rule states that, “Members and spectators 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’ 2

August 15, 2017 5:45 AM Cristiano Ronaldo's 10 career red cards

Cristiano Ronaldo was handed a five-match ban on Monday for pushing a referee after being controversially sent-off in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup, first leg win at Barcelona. Here, AFP sports takes a look at all of the World Player of the Year's 10 career dismissals. Ronaldo scored in United's 2-0 win away to Aston Villa on the final day of the season 3

August 15, 2017 12:00 AM The Tragedy of India's Partition, 70 Years Later

In the middle of World War II, with the U.S. pressuring Britain to loosen its colonial grip on India, Winston Churchill issued a bitter prophecy. “Take India if that was what you want! Take it, by all means!” the British prime minister raged to a U.S. diplomat in Washington. But, he argued, only British rule kept the subcontinent’s Hindus and Muslims 2

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 1

August 14, 2017 3:24 PM Cristiano Ronaldo got away with it with five-match ban… he should have been handed full 12-MATCH suspension

Cristiano Ronaldo loves the attention and adoration of millions of fans. He understands the power of that attention and its impact. So, while I usually favour absolute equity in disciplinary punishments, I am hugely disappointed that he hasn't been handed the heaviest sanction possible - 12 weeks - imposed on him. Instead, I think he's got away lightly

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 7

August 14, 2017 2:26 PM 70 years of pain across the India-Pakistan border

By Wambui Waweru, WAGAH, India, Aug 14 – From barbed grins in a carefully synchronised daily flag ceremony to murderous exchanges across barbed wire in Kashmir, the India-Pakistan border is a 70-year-old scar that will not heal. Thousands will cheer at the Wagah border crossing this week as the two countries celebrate the anniversaries of their independence 2

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 1