Soccer

Guinea triumph, Meyiwa tragedy dominate Cup

Friday, 21 November 2014.

JOHANNESBURG: Ebola-ravaged Guinea defied the odds to reach the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations while the murder of South Africa captain Senzo Meyiwa cast a dark shadow over the qualifying competition.

Messi Sr plays down Barca exit

Friday, 21 November 2014.

BARCELONA: Lionel Messi’s father Jorge has sought to play down comments his son made this week which suggested the four-times World Player of the Year could consider leaving Barcelona.

Marseille eye tonic

Friday, 21 November 2014.

LIGUE 1 leaders Marseille can put their off-pitch worries aside on Sunday as they carry a slender one point lead into the weekend with a top of the table clash against Bordeaux.

Wigan condemned for hiring Mackay during probe

Friday, 21 November 2014.

LONDON: Wigan were condemned by English football’s anti-discrimination organisation for hiring Malky Mackay as their manager on Wednesday while he is still under investigation for offensive comments.

Pompey’s Cup dream shot down

Friday, 21 November 2014.

LONDON: Portsmouth were left searching for their first FA Cup win since reaching the 2010 final after losing a first-round replay away to non-league Aldershot on Wednesday.

Jack at his best

Friday, 21 November 2014.

ENGLAND manager Roy Hodgson believes that he is finally seeing the best of Jack Wilshere following the talented Arsenal midfielder’s well-documented struggles with injury.

Contract blow for Bony suitors

Friday, 21 November 2014.

LONDON: Swansea City’s Ivory Coast international Wilfried Bony has signed a one-year contract extension, the Premier League club said on Wednesday.

Fear factor

Friday, 21 November 2014.

MANCHESTER United manager Louis van Gaal will delve into the depths of his squad for the visit to Arsenal in the Premier League tomorrow, as an injury crisis engulfs Old Trafford.

Kiatisuk opts for youthful touch

Friday, 21 November 2014.

THAILAND coach Kiatisuk Senamuang has named a youthful team comprising a majority of his Incheon Asian Games squad, for the AFF Cup in Singapore.

Pele’s son released from jail in Brazil

Thursday, 20 November 2014.

SAO PAULO: The 44-year-old son of soccer great Pele has been released from jail and will remain free while he appeals a conviction in a money laundering case that involved a drug gang.