Sports

22
Nov
Jamaica anti-doping board resigns over drug-testing crisis

The Jamaican Anti-Doping Commission's (Jadco) board has resigned to try to restore public confidence in the wake of a drug-testing crisis. Concerns that Jamaica's athletes have not been tested rigorously enough led to an emergency visit from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) this month. The island's sports minister Natalie Neita-Headley said she "respected" the decision of the board to resign. Six Jamaican athletes have tested positive... [read news]

21
Nov
Sepp Blatter: 'Qatar working conditions unacceptable'

FIFA president Sepp Blatter has condemned working conditions in Qatar as "unacceptable" after an Amnesty International report claimed migrant worker abuse was rife in the country which will host the 2022 World Cup. The head of world football's governing body was speaking after a meeting with International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) president Michael Sommer in Zurich, during which the pair agreed "fair working conditions must be... [read news]

20
Nov
Greece seal World Cup spot

Greece booked their place at the 2014 World Cup with a 1-1 draw in Romania to complete a 4-2 aggregate play-off win. Leading 3-1 from the first leg, the Greeks soaked up some early pressure before Konstantinos Mitroglou beat the offside trap to put them ahead. Romania were gifted a bizarre equaliser after the break when Greece defender Jose Holebas's clearance hit Vasilios Torosidis and span into the net. But Greece saw out the rest of... [read news]

19
Nov
Larsson warns of Portugal 'tricks'

Sweden midfielder Sebastian Larsson believes English referee Howard Webb will not fall for Portugal's "tricks" when the two countries meet in the second leg of their World Cup play-off. Webb is in charge for Tuesday's tie in Solna, with Portugal having defeated Sweden 1-0 in Friday's first leg. "We have an English referee now so we can probably go in a bit harder," said Sunderland player Larsson. "I do not think he is going to fall... [read news]

18
Nov
LeBron James in talks on David Beckham Miami MLS team

Basketball superstar LeBron James says he is in talks with David Beckham about investing in the former England captain's planned Miami MLS franchise. James, 28, won back-to-back NBA titles with Miami Heat and believes a football team would be popular in the city. "David has become a good friend of mine. There's interest on both sides" he told South Florida Sun-Sentinel.  The chance to become a team owner at a discounted price was... [read news]

17
Nov
David Haye advised to retire after major shoulder surgery

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye has been advised to retire after major shoulder surgery. The 33-year-old Briton had a five-hour reconstruction operation on his right shoulder in Germany on Thursday. "The boxing gods keep hinting that maybe enough is enough," said Haye, who has cancelled his 8 February bout with Tyson Fury. "It's a crushing blow for me. This wasn't how I wanted to end 2013. Perhaps it just wasn't meant to... [read news]

16
Nov
Wojciech Szczesny: Arsenal goalkeeper signs 'long-term' deal

Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has signed a new contract which the club describe as "long-term". The Poland international joined the Premier League leaders from hometown club Legia Warsaw in 2006 and made his first-team debut in September 2009. Preferred to his fellow Pole Lukasz Fabianski, the 23-year-old has made 123 appearances for the Gunners. Arsenal did not reveal the length of the deal signed by Szczesny, who said the club was... [read news]

14
Nov
Tottenham - Newcastle Match Report TEAM NEWS

Tottenham host, weekday by four quarters of the Europa League group already secured a top-round berth. Tottenham goal tract distress is still not resolved. While many different names contribute to the score Spurs striker Defoe, Adebayor and a Soldado not catch any form. Newcastle United last week, beating Chelsea 2-0 Spurs intimidated. London representative points in a row of losses experienced by a full 5 points behind arch-rivals Arsenal... [read news]

12
Nov
Giants Face Big Decision Over Nicks's Future

Hakeem Nicks has been a productive receiver in recent years, but with no touchdowns this season, he may be losing value to the team. EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Midway through the second quarter of the Giants’ victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, the second-year wide receiver Rueben Randle broke to the back of the end zone, where Eli Manning lofted a delicate touch pass over a defender.Stretching to make the catch, Randle shielded... [read news]

12
Nov
BT football broadcasting deal leaves a bitter taste for fans

Pay-TV is now king but the only winners in football broadcasting's Wild West will be in the pubs where fans can watch the games for free Right, I’m off to buy a pub. Something fancy, somewhere nice, full of optics and fibre-optics with plenty of standing room and flat-screens the size of murals. I’m going to call it “The Dog and Game-changer”. There will be a sign above the entrance confirming we’re “licensed to sell... [read news]


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