Portugal’s Sanches breaks Ronaldo’s national call-up record

Lisbon, May 18 : Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches has broken the record of compatriot Cristiano Ronaldo as the youngest player to be called up for the Portugal football team to participate in an official competition. As Euro 2016 approaches, Renato, who recently joined Bayern Munich, will be 18 years and ten months old, compared to […]

Midfielder Turan back to Barcelona training before Copa del Rey final

Barcelona, May 18 : Catalan football giants Barcelona’s midfielder Arda Turan returned on Wednesday to workouts in preparation for the Copa del Rey final next Sunday against Sevilla in Madrid. The Turkish international, who missed the training session on Tuesday for personal reasons, worked out with the rest of his peers at the club’s training […]

Manchester City’s Demichelis fined for betting misconduct

London, May 18 : Manchester City defender Martin Demichelis has been fined 22,058 pounds ($32,200) after accepting a charge of misconduct in relation to betting, the English Football Association (FA) announced on Wednesday. Demichelis was also warned about his future conduct after he “breached FA Rule E8 in respect of 29 bets placed on football […]

Kremlin sceptical about US probe into Russian athletes’ doping abuse

Moscow, May 18 : The Kremlin perceives with scepticism a statement by the US Department of Justice to investigate alleged doping abuse by Russian athletes during the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Wednesday. ‘We treat with notable scepticism and a notable degree of misunderstanding and rejection the cases […]

Netanyahu seeks to enlist far-right Lieberman into Israeli government

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, May 18 : Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched talks today with far-right politician Avigdor Lieberman on recruiting him into Israel’s coalition government, where he wants to be named defence minister. Netanyahu, who won a fourth term last year, governs by a majority of one in the 120-member Knesset, making his administration […]

Leicester looking to buy 3 or 4 new players

By Simon Webb and Manunphattr Dhanananphorn BANGKOK, May 18 : English Premier League champions Leicester City will probably need to buy three or four players over the summer to compete in the European Champions League, vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha told Reuters today. He declined to say how much money he and his father, club owner […]