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Rooney’s late penalty rescues a point for Everton at Brighton

Wayne Rooney’s 90th-minute penalty earned Everton a point against Brighton in a largely unremarkable encounter at the Amex Stadium. Brighton looked set to secure their third successive home league win when Anthony Knockaert slotted home in the 82nd minute after Jose Izquierdo’s shot was blocked by Michael Keane. But with the clock ticking down, defender Bruno, whose good work led ...

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Morocco replace Kenya as 2018 CHAN hosts

Morocco will replace Kenya as hosts of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN), organisers announced on Sunday. Kenya lost the rights to stage the 2018 African Nations Championship for failing to meet Caf’s requirements. The Confederation of African Football (Caf) unanimously decided to give Morocco the tournament ahead of Equatorial Guinea. They replace Kenya, who had their rights to host ...

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Roger Federer beats Rafael Nadal in Shanghai Masters

Wimbledon champion Roger Federer beat world number one Rafael Nadal 6-4 6-3 in the Shanghai Masters final to capture his sixth title of the year. The 36-year-old Swiss, who has lost only four times in 2017, was again in imperious form as he won in 72 minutes. It was his fourth win of the year against Nadal and his fifth ...

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‘I couldn’t use Man Utd tactics’ – Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp says the Anfield club would not be allowed to play like Manchester United after their goalless draw at Anfield on Saturday. Liverpool dominated for long spells but could not break United down, and Klopp said: “I’m sure if we played like this, you could not do this at Liverpool. Obviously for United it is OK.” Manchester ...

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Hertha Berlin players ‘take a knee’ before defeat against Schalke

Hertha Berlin’s players and officials “took a knee” to show their support for “an open-minded world” before their 2-0 loss against Schalke on Saturday. The Bundesliga club copied the protests, started by San Francisco 49ers NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, against treatment of black Americans. US President Donald Trump has heavily criticised the American protests. “Hertha BSC stands for tolerance and responsibility,” ...

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EPL on Citi: Chelsea fall to Crystal Palace, Man City thrash Stoke

Crystal Palace 2-1 Chelsea Crystal Palace secured an unlikely victory over champions Chelsea to register their first points and goals of the season. Roy Hodgson’s men came into the clash with renewed hope, following the return of star man Wilfried Zaha, and his inclusion proved pivotal. Cesar Azpilicueta’s own-goal gave the Eagles the lead before Tiemoue Bakayoko equalised for the visitors with a ...

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Liverpool 0-0 Man United: Wasteful Reds frustrated at Anfield

Liverpool were held to a frustrating draw despite dominating Manchester United at Anfield and have now won just once in eight games. The Reds were on top for long periods and peppered the United goal with 19 shots, but a combination of outstanding goalkeeping by David de Gea and poor finishing denied them a decisive moment. The most noteworthy incident ...

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Sharapova reaches first final since 2015

Former world number one Maria Sharapova reached her first WTA final since returning from a drugs ban as she beat Peng Shuai 6-3 6-1 at the Tianjin Open. Sharapova, 30, came back to the tour in April following a 15-month ban for taking the banned drug meldonium. The Russian beat defending champion Peng in 78 minutes and maintained her record of not ...

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Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante out for three weeks with hamstring injury

Chelsea say midfielder N’Golo Kante will be missing for another three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty. The 26-year-old limped out of France’s 1-0 win against Bulgaria last weekend and will be out of action until next month. Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says the midfielder will need a scan. Fellow midfielder Danny Drinkwater is “progressing well” ...

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San Antonio Spurs waive Amida Brimah

The San Antonio Spurs have released Ghanaian centre Amida Brimah as they finalize their roster ahead of the 2017/2018 NBA season. The 7’0 shot blocker was hoping to secure a roster spot with the western conference power house following a summer league stint with the Chicago Bulls and subsequently making the Spurs pre-season roster. Brimah made three pre-season appearances averaging ...

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