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Daily Archives: June 13, 2019

Premier League fixtures announced, champions Manchester City to kick off season at West Ham

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Representational image (Source: Twitter) Champions Manchester City will kick off their 2019-20 Premier League season with an away trip to West Ham United while Liverpool get the ball rolling with a Friday evening home clash against promoted Norwich City. The fixtures, released at 0800 GMT on Thursday, also included a meaty first-weekend clash with Manchester United hosting Chelsea, who finished ...

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Dilemma for France as potential U.S. clash looms

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France’s Eugenie Le Sommer celebrates with team mates after scoring their second goal from the penalty spot against Norway (vetembaste/Jean-Paul Pelissier) France’s last group game against Nigeria at the women’s World Cup will be a double-edged sword as a draw will see them advance as top of Group A, but will also send them towards a likely quarter-final clash against ...

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic sets MLS salary record at $7.2 million

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Zlatan Ibrahimovich celebrating a goal for LA Galaxy. (Source: AP) LA Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic is earning a Major League Soccer-record $7.2 million salary this season. The 37-year-old Ibrahimovic, who earned a relatively modest $1.5 million last year, broke the previous mark of Toronto’s Sebastian Giovinco, who had $7,115,556 in total compensation in both 2017 and 2018. The MLS Players ...

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Caster Semenya hopes to inspire South Africa at FIFA women’s World Cup

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Olympic champion Caster Semenya with the members of South African team competing at the FIFA women’s World Cup.  (Source: Twitter/Banyana_Banyana) Double 800 metres Olympic champion Caster Semenya hopes she can be an inspiration to the South Africa team competing at the FIFA women’s World Cup after paying a visit to their camp in Paris on Wednesday. Semenya won a 2,000 ...

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FIFA Women’s World Cup: Germany beat Spain to close in on next round

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Germany’s Sara Daebritz celebrates with teammates after scoring their first goal against Spain’s Sandra Panos (REUTERS) Sara Daebritz scored the only goal of the game as Germany beat Spain 1-0 in their women’s World Cup Group B match on Wednesday to all but secure a spot in the next round. The two-times champions, who beat China in their group opener, ...

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