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Daily Archives: June 13, 2019

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


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


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


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


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


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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