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After 30 league games without a win, Schalke stops the rot with 4-0 victory

After 30 league games without a win, Schalke stops the rot with 4-0 victory

Having last won a German Bundesliga game just under a year ago, Schalke ended that dismal record in some style on Saturday — comfortably beating Hoffenheim 4-0 on Saturday. Matthew Hoppe was the star of the Schalke show as he became the first-ever American player to score a hat-trick in the Bundesliga. Armine Harit, assisted…

Football player Alex Apolinario dies aged 24

Football player Alex Apolinario dies aged 24

Brazilian football player Alex Apolinario has died at the age of 24, his club FC Alverca said in a statement Thursday. Alverca said Apolinario collapsed in the 27th minute of the club’s Portuguese third division match against UFC Almeirim on Sunday, after apparently suffering a cardiorespiratory arrest. “It is with deep sadness that we report,…

Karim Benzema to face trial over alleged involvement in blackmail scheme

Karim Benzema to face trial over alleged involvement in blackmail scheme

French striker Karim Benzema is set to face trial for his alleged involvement in a scheme to blackmail his former teammate Mathieu Valbuena in 2015, the prosecutor of the Versailles Tribunal confirmed to CNN. The case relates to the existence of a sex tape which features Valbuena. Benzema is accused of pressuring Valbuena, who played…

Sports world sees two Americas in policing of DC riot and Black Lives Matter protests

Sports world sees two Americas in policing of DC riot and Black Lives Matter protests

After rioters stormed the US Capitol on Wednesday to protest Joe Biden’s Electoral College victory, players and coaches across American sports leagues voiced their concerns about what they witnessed in Washington. “This is what’s going on. It has been incited. People can’t be surprised at what’s happening, because it’s kind of been provoked for a…

Lionel Messi scores twice to help resurgent Barcelona move to third in La Liga

Lionel Messi scores twice to help resurgent Barcelona move to third in La Liga

After a turbulent summer, Lionel Messi has had an atypically slow start to the season. However, with the calendar having flipped to 2021, the Barcelona forward looks to have kicked into another gear, showing glimpses of his best. On Wednesday night, Messi scored twice and hit the woodwork twice in Barcelona’s 3-2 victory over Athletic…

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Juventus win

Cristiano Ronaldo scores twice in Juventus win

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Juventus’ 4-1 win over Udinese on Sunday to start the year in typical ruthless goalscoring style. The Portuguese forward’s brace took him to 758 career goals, edging ahead of Pele’s total by one, according to Juve’s official website. The late Czech striker Josef Bican is reportedly the all-time record holder…

Steph Curry scores career-high 62 points in Golden State Warriors victory

Steph Curry scores career-high 62 points in Golden State Warriors victory

In his three-time NBA title winning career, Steph Curry has put in some dominant performances. However, he might have eclipsed them all on Sunday night in the Golden State Warriors’ 137-122 win over the Portland Trailblazers. Curry scored a career-high 62 points in his 36 minutes on the floor, finishing 18-for-31 from the field, 8-for-16…

Covid-hit Manchester City cruises to win at struggling Chelsea

Covid-hit Manchester City cruises to win at struggling Chelsea

Manchester City shrugged off the loss of six players to Covid-19 to beat Chelsea 3-1 on Sunday to reignite its English Premier League title challenge. Pep Guardiola’s team has made, by its own high standards, a faltering start to the campaign, not helped by the disruption of recent positive coronavirus tests among squad members, with…

Petra Vlhova crowned ‘Snow Queen’ as Mikaela Shiffrin takes fourth

Slovakia’s Petra Vlhova was crowned “Snow Queen” of Zagreb for the second straight year after claiming the World Cup slalom event as four-time winner Mikaela Shiffrin finished back in fourth. Vlhova powered down the second of her two runs under the floodlights for a combined time of 1 minute 59.05 seconds, edging out second-placed Katharina…

Paul Westphal, NBA player and coach, dies at 70

NBA player and coach Paul Westphal died on Saturday in Scottsdale, Arizona, according to the University of Southern California. He was 70 years old. Westphal died after a battle with brain cancer, according to USC, where he played from 1969 to 1972. He’s survived by his wife Cindy, two children and grandchildren. In a statement,…

Floyd Little, NFL running back and Hall of Famer, dies at 78

Floyd Little, NFL running back and Hall of Famer, dies at 78

Former Denver Broncos running back Floyd Little died Friday at the age of 78, according to his family. “After nearly a year of confronting, even battling cancer, the beloved hero, brother, uncle, grandfather, father and husband, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Denver Bronco, and Syracuse #44 Legend, Floyd D. Little ran his last mile, gracefully…

Mauricio Pochettino takes charge at French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain

Mauricio Pochettino takes charge at French powerhouse Paris Saint-Germain

Mauricio Pochettino was officially confirmed as the new coach of French champion Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday following the sacking of Thomas Tuchel. The news had been widely expected since the departure of Tuchel, who was relieved of his duties in December despite leading PSG to the Ligue 1 title and the Champions League final last…

Premier League stars condemned for Covid lockdown breach

Premier League stars condemned for Covid lockdown breach

Tottenham Hotspur has publicly criticized three prominent first team players for flouting coronavirus rules after they attended a Christmas party with their families. Photographs that circulated on social media showed Erik Lamela, Sergio Reguilon and Giovani Lo Celso at the party in London, with West Ham player Manuel Lanzini also in attendance. Restrictions by the…

Manchester United draw level with Liverpool as Fernandes penalty sees off Villa

Manchester United draw level with Liverpool as Fernandes penalty sees off Villa

Manchester United drew level with archrival Liverpool on points at the top of the English Premier League as a sweetly struck Bruno Fernandes penalty secured a 2-1 victory over Aston Villa at Old Trafford. Fernandes’ 15th goal of the season settled a high-quality New Year’s Day encounter after Bertrand Traore had canceled out Anthony Martial’s…

LeBron James celebrates scoring milestone on 36th birthday

LeBron James celebrates scoring milestone on 36th birthday

As if there was any doubt, LeBron James celebrated his 36th birthday in style. Not only did he top score for the Los Angeles Lakers in a 121-107 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, but his 26 points marked another milestone for James. He has now gone 1,000 consecutive games with a personal score of…

Lewis Hamilton knighted in UK’s New Year Honours List

Lewis Hamilton knighted in UK’s New Year Honours List

Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton capped a remarkable year on and off the track after he was awarded a knighthood in the UK’s New Year’s Honours List which was announced on Wednesday. This year, Hamilton won his seventh F1 driver’s championship title, equaling the great Michael Schumacher’s record. Off the track, the 35-year-old became a…

Atlético Madrid and Diego Costa agree termination of striker’s contract

Atlético Madrid and Diego Costa agree termination of striker’s contract

Atlético Madrid and Diego Costa have agreed to an early end of the 32-year-old striker’s contract, the Spanish club said on Tuesday. “The striker, who asked to leave the club for personal reasons, signed the termination of his contract that ran until June 30, 2021,” said Atlético on its website. Costa played 215 matches and…

LeBron James and the LA Lakers yet to click in early days of NBA season

LeBron James and the LA Lakers yet to click in early days of NBA season

Only two NBA teams have played four games so far this season: the Los Angeles Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. Both are talked up as potential championship contenders. Both have started the season a vanilla 2-2. Glimpses of championship quality alongside the growing pains of a team filled with new faces. For the Lakers, LeBron…