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  • Volleyball : National team intensifies training ahead of contest

    January 8, 2014 12:00 AM 22

    Updated Tuesday, January 7th 2014 at 23:22 GMT +3 The national men’s volleyball team has intensified training following a confirmation of dates for the 2014 FIVB World Championships African Qualifiers. Head coach Gideon Chenje (pictured) said there was no time to waste since the February 5-11 dates were very close. The Confederation of African Volleyball

  • Emmanuel Frimpong trolls David Moyes with ‘taxi for Moyes’ Instagram picture

    January 7, 2014 10:02 PM 19

    After yet another defeat in charge of Manchester United, it seems everybody is queuing up to stick the boot into the under-fire David Moyes. And it’s not just supporters or the media either, with Arsenal midfielder Emmanuel Frimpong even joining in on the Moyes bashing. The Gunners youngster, who is well known for his controversial use of social media

  • Who will United sign this month? We look at 20 possibilities

    January 7, 2014 7:47 PM 34

    United tried to sign the Athletic Bilbao midfielder in the summer but his botched signing rather summed up their ineffective dealings in the transfer market. With a £30m release clause, he remains an available, if perhaps slightly pricey, option in January. An old-fashioned target man, Mandzukic has been linked with a move to United recently after Bayern

  • Chelsea fan gets John Obi Mikel tattoo on his bum after Twitter bet

    January 7, 2014 8:37 AM 30

    Once upon a time, empty promises about self-inflicted forfeits would be uttered to mates in a pub, it was generally beery bravado and meant nothing. It was forgotten. Now, promises are made on public forums, leaving the promiser under a huge weight of expectation. Which brings us to Lee Mitchell, a Chelsea fan who now sports John Obi Mikel’s name on his backside

  • John Obi Mikel warns his Chelsea team-mates: ‘It’s Jose’s way or the highway’

    January 6, 2014 9:27 PM 13

    John Obi Mikel has warned his Chelsea team-mates they must adopt Jose Mourinho’s winning mentality if they are to have a future at the club. The Blues are just two points adrift of Arsenal, a big improvement on their Premier League form in the past two seasons when they have finished 25 and 14 points behind the champions. Mourinho’s methods have seen Juan Mata marginalised

  • West Ham owners publicly back Sam Allardyce

    January 6, 2014 7:14 PM 17

    West Ham United owners David Gold and David Sullivan have issued a statement supporting manager Sam Allardyce as well as suggesting that West Ham will be active in the January transfer window. The Hammers sit second from bottom in the Premier League table after a dire run in which they won once in the last 13 games and were humiliated 5-0 by Nottingham

  • Poyet set to relish cup semi-final

    January 6, 2014 7:12 PM 15

    Gus Poyet has urged his Sunderland players to put a "nightmare" season to one side and relish the chance to reach the Capital One Cup final. The Barclays Premier League's bottom club host faltering Manchester United at the Stadium of Light on Tuesday evening in the first leg of their semi-final showdown. United's visit to Wearside comes against the backdrop

  • West Ham offer crying boy VIP package after FA Cup exit at Nottingham Forest

    January 6, 2014 1:07 PM 14

    West Ham have launched an appeal to find a boy spotted crying during the 5-0 FA Cup drubbing at Nottingham Forest, and are willing to offer the youngster and his family a VIP package in a bid to make amends. The travelling Hammer was filmed in floods of tears by TV cameras during the Premier League side’s embarrassing third round exit, and the London

  • Federer eager to 'attack' the Australian Open

    January 6, 2014 11:16 AM 64

    BRISBANE: Swiss tennis great Roger Federer insisted Sunday that his three-set loss to Lleyton Hewitt at the Brisbane International was not a setback to his Australian Open preparations. Federer lost the Brisbane final to an inspired Hewitt 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 in just over two hours at the Pat Rafter Arena. But Federer, who was using the Brisbane tournament

  • Lleyton Hewitt beats Roger Federer to end title drought

    January 6, 2014 11:01 AM 26

    (CNN) -- The last few years when he has played at his home grand slam, the Australian Open, Lleyton Hewitt has been asked: When are you going to retire? The former No. 1 has been hit hard by injuries in recent campaigns, undergoing multiple hip operations and another procedure to mend a foot, so it's not the silliest question. Hewitt perennially replies