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Own goal: UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirms Prince Wills World Cup no go

UK Prime Minister Theresa May confirmed Wednesday that no ministers or members of the Royal family will travel to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia this summer, including President of the English FA Prince William. May also said 23 diplomats will be expelled from Russia in retaliation for the country’s suspected involvement in the nerve-agent attack on former British spy ...

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Footballer sparks brawl by shoving ball-boy into advertising boards in UCL match

Shakhtar Donetsk’s Argentinian forward Facundo Ferreyra sparked a mass brawl by shoving a ball-boy over advertising hoardings during a Champions League clash against Italian side Roma. Shakhtar held the advantage going into Tuesday’s game after winning the home leg against Roma 2-1. However, their hopes of reaching the Champions League quarter-finals disappeared when Roma’s Edin Dzeko netted for the home ...

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Sky Sports suspends spit-shame pundit Carragher until end of football season

Sky Sports has suspended pundit Jamie Carragher until the end of the football season after he was filmed spitting on a rival fan’s 14-year-old daughter. He was reacting to being goaded by her father. Read more The incident happened after Liverpool’s 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the English Premier League on Saturday, when both parties were driving away from ...

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‘We need to build bridges’ – German FA chief against Russia 2018 boycott

German Football Association (DFB) president Reinhard Grindel has spoken out against a boycott of the Russia 2018 World Cup, saying it would only serve to “harm” the situation. “The DFB is leaning towards dialogue, and not a boycott,” Bild quoted the 56-year-old as saying. “We need to build bridges. A boycott will not help. The [PyeongChang 2018 Winter] Olympics in ...

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Milenina leads Russian medal haul in PyeongChang with cross-country sprint gold

Russian Paralympian Anna Milenina has won the women’s standing sprint classic race at the PyeongChang Winter Games on Wednesday to become a six-time Paralympic gold medalist. Read more This was Milenina’s fourth medal at the 2018 Games; she earlier won three silvers in the 10km and 6km biathlon races, as well as in the 15km cross-country event, in which victory ...

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Russian curler implicated in cocaine trafficking plot – RT investigation

Russian curler Denis Kilba has been suspected of helping cocaine traffickers to smuggle nearly 400kg of the drug from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Moscow, RT has discovered after inspecting criminal case files. The investigation files claim that two citizens of Latvia were also mixed up in the alleged smuggling, suggesting the suitcases were heading to Europe through Russia. Read more ...

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US authorities refuse visa for Russian-born MMA fighter Taisumov, fight at UFC 223 off

US authorities have refused a visa to Russian-born MMA fighter Mairbek Taisumov, putting paid to a proposed fight on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov v Tony Ferguson at UFC 223 on April 7. Taisumov was scheduled to fight American Evan Dunham at the Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York City in a lightweight bout on the card. That fight has now ...

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‘Shave your terrorist beard’ – Egyptian columnist to Premier League ace Salah

Egyptian columnist Salah Montaser has caused controversy by telling Liverpool and Egypt international footballer Mohamed Salah to shave his beard, because it makes him looks like a “terrorist.” Montaser has caused a firestorm on social media after he criticised the forward in an article published on Sunday by state-run Al-Ahram. He commented that Salah’s beard “puts him in one basket ...

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Russian hockey great Ovechkin makes history by entering NHL 600-goal club

Russian ice-hockey great and Washington Сapitals captain Alexander Ovechkin has reached yet another milestone in his sporting career by becoming the 20th player in the National Hockey League (NHL) to score 600 goals. Going into Monday’s game against the Winnipeg Jets, Ovechkin was just two goals short of reaching six-century mark. The Caps captain duly scored a brace to successfully ...

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‘Unable to forgive us for winning right to host World Cup’: Russia responds to UK boycott threats

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says British media are “unable to forgive” the country for winning the right to host the FIFA 2018 World Cup. It comes amid threats of boycotting the event from UK outlets. Read more The ministry was responding to calls in the UK to shun the event in retaliation for Russia’s alleged involvement in the poisoning of former ...

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