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GPL: Bechem United fined GHc105,000 for misconduct

Ghana Premier League side, Bechem United, has been fined GHS 105,000 for misconduct by the Disciplinary Committee of the Ghana Football Association. The decision was announced by the GFA on Wednesday after the Disciplinary Committee sat on the case. According to the ruling of the Disciplinary Committee, Bechem United was found guilty of three charges of misconduct and breaches of ...

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Former Wimbledon champion to return to WTA Tour

Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli will return to the WTA Tour in 2018, bringing an end to more than four years in retirement. The Frenchwoman, 33, quit the sport in August 2013 citing persistent injury problems, less than six weeks after winning her only Grand Slam title. “It’s going to be a huge challenge,” said Bartoli, who will make her comeback at ...

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Gatlin ‘shocked’ over doping allegations

World champion sprinter Justin Gatlin says he is “shocked and surprised” at doping allegations made against his coach and an agent. Athletics anti-doping officials have begun an investigation into what the president of the sport’s governing body called “serious allegations” about Dennis Mitchell and Robert Wagner. The Daily Telegraph said Wagner – an agent linked to Gatlin – offered to “illicitly supply performance-enhancing drugs” ...

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CAF Awards: Pinnick questions Victor Moses’ exclusion

Nigeria Football Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick, has questioned the integrity of the CAF Awards after his country man Victor Moses, missed out on the final 3-man shortlist for the awards for 2017. Mohammed Salah (Egypt & Liverpool) Sadio Mane (Senegal & Liverpool), Pierre Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Borrussia Dortmund), are up for the prestigious Best Player of Year award in Accra ...

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Suarez, Paulinho net doubles as Barcelona go six points clear

Luis Suarez and Paulinho both scored twice as Barcelona beat Deportivo to go six points clear at the top of La Liga. Lionel Messi provided two assists but was unlucky not to be on the scoresheet himself as he hit the woodwork three times and missed a penalty. First, Suarez tapped in Messi’s pass before Paulinho struck after the Argentine’s ...

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West Brom 1-2 Man Utd: Red Devils hold on for nervy win

Manchester United survived a late scare to clinch an uninspiring victory at West Brom. Romelu Lukaku’s 15th goal of the season and Jesse Lingard’s deflected effort sealed a 2-1 win at The Hawthorns. They were made to sweat after Gareth Barry’s second-half strike but held on, and once again they sit 11 points behind Premier League leaders Manchester City. Albion at least ...

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Former Brazil and AC Milan midfielder Kaka announces retirement

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid midfielder Kaka, a 2002 World Cup winner with Brazil, has retired. The 35-year-old, who began his career in Brazil with Sao Paulo, was most recently with MLS club Orlando City. Kaka played his final match as Orlando’s season ended in October, and in November was reportedly offered a director role at Serie A club Milan. He ...

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Bundesliga: Ulreich the hero as Bayern Munich go 11 points clear

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Sven Ulreich saved a 95th-minute penalty as the Bundesliga leaders beat Stuttgart to move 11 points clear at the top. Substitute Thomas Muller scored late on, turning in Kingsley Coman’s cross at the near post. Stuttgart were then given the chance to equalise with a penalty, awarded by the video assistant referee for Niklas Sule’s foul on ...

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Neymar scores two, creates two as PSG thrash Rennes

Neymar marked his return to the Paris St-Germain team with two goals and two assists as the Ligue 1 leaders swept aside Rennes. The forward was suspended for last weekend’s win over Lille and missed the midweek League Cup win at Strasbourg to travel to Brazil for personal reasons. He struck after four minutes before setting up Kylian Mbappe to ...

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Ronaldo nets winner as Real Madrid win Club World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo expects to continue his “trajectory” and win more trophies at Real Madrid after scoring the winner against Gremio in Saturday’s Club World Cup final. The Portugal international, 32, curled home a free-kick as Real became the first team to win back-to-back titles. Ronaldo won a fifth Ballon d’Or earlier this month and crowned himself “the best player in history”. ...

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