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Diego Costa to play with broken nose this weekend

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is expected to be fit to play in a mask against Newcastle on Saturday after breaking his nose in training on Thursday. Chelsea interim boss Guus Hiddink revealed on Friday that the striker suffered the injury in a training ground collision with an unnamed academy player. “Yesterday in training Diego got in a duel, got his ...

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Ampomah & Amponsah receive 2015 Liquid Sports Awards in USA

A former USA National Track and Field Team Head coach, Dean Hayes, has presented the 2015 Liquid Sports Ghana-Ethiopian Airlines men’s and women’s athlete of the year awards to John Ampomah and Janet Amponsah respectively, at a short ceremony at the Middle Tennessee State University USA on Thursday, 11th February. The award ceremony took place at the Middle Tennessee vs ...

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Athletics doping: Kenya misses deadline

Kenya has missed a deadline to prove to the World Anti-Doping Agency it is tackling cheating in athletics. It comes after a spate of positive drugs tests among the country’s athletes and fresh allegations of corruption. Kenya has not been able to provide the assurances that the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) is seeking and will be placed on a ‘watch-list’ ...

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Adam Johnson sacked by Sunderland after child sex charge admission

Adam Johnson has been sacked by Sunderland after pleading guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one charge of grooming. The 28-year-old footballer had been dropped for Saturday’s Premier League match against Manchester United, but the club later terminated his contract. He will stand trial on Friday on two further counts of sexual activity with a ...

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Black Satellites to face England on March 27

Ghana’s U-20 team, the Black Satellites, will face their counterparts from England in an international friendly on March 27 in Doncaster. The match will be the first for the new England U-20 coach Keith Downing who was given the position on a permanent basis. The match against Ghana will be his fourth after playing against Turkey, Holland and the Czech ...

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Manchester United on track to earn £500m

Manchester United are on track to become the first British club to earn more than £500m in one year despite their lack of success on the pitch. Second-quarter revenues rose by 26.6% to a record £133.8m, with commercial revenues up 42.5% to £66.1m. Broadcast revenue rose 31.3% to £37.3m and sponsorship revenue rose by £1.6m, but matchday income was down ...

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Nestle ends IAAF sponsorship deal amid doping crisis

Food and drink giant Nestle has ended its sponsorship of the IAAF, as it fears the doping scandal engulfing the world athletics governing body could damage its reputation. The Swiss company said it had taken the decision with “immediate effect”. However, IAAF president Lord Coe said he was “angered” by the decision and would “not accept” it. Last month, sportswear ...

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Badou Zaki leaves post as Morocco coach by mutual consent

Badou Zaki has left his job as coach of the Morocco national team by mutual consent, the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) announced Wednesday. A federation statement explained that “After 20 months of instability and inconsistent results” it agreed with Zaki to end his contract. The federation also announced that a new coach would be appointed in the coming days. ...

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Liverpool owners scrap £77 ticket and apologise to fans

Liverpool’s owners have scrapped their controversial £77 ticket and apologised for the “distress caused” by last week’s pricing announcement. Thousands of fans left 77 minutes into Saturday’s draw with Sunderland at Anfield in protest at the planned top-price £77 ticket in the new main stand. Club owners Fenway Sports Group (FSG) said: “Message received.” Liverpool’s dearest matchday ticket will now ...

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I’m glad to have chosen Swansea – Dede Ayew

Andre Ayew has revealed he has no regrets about signing for Swansea City – and claims starring at the Liberty has helped him make a name for himself in the Premier League. But the Ghana star has admitted he can still offer more to the Swans having vowed to improve as part of the side’s battle to avoid relegation worries. ...

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