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Bayern close in on historic Bundesliga title

Bayern close in on historic Bundesliga title

BERLIN, Germany ● Bayern Munich are ten points clear, and on the verge of an historic fourth straight Bundesliga title, after Robert Lewandowski netted twice in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Schalke. With second-placed Borussia Dortmund hosting Hamburg on Sunday, Pep Guardiola’s Bayern took the chance to extend their lead at Munich’s Allianz Arena. With four […]

United’s Rashford sends Villa to Championship

United’s Rashford sends Villa to Championship

MANCHESTER, England  ● Marcus Rashford continued his stunning start to life in Manchester United’s first-team as his fine finish secured a laboured 1-0 win over Aston Villa at Old Trafford on Saturday that relegated the bottom-of-the-table club from the Premier League. Rashford scored the only goal of a forgettable game in the 32nd minute to […]

Benzema miss Euro 2016 because of blackmail case

Benzema miss Euro 2016 because of blackmail case

PARIS, France ● Karim Benzema will not play for France at this year’s European Championship after his national federation ruled against his return due to an ongoing legal case. Benzema is facing preliminary charges of conspiracy to blackmail, relating to an extortion scam over a sex tape involving France teammate Mathieu Valbuena. Benzema was suspended […]

Leicester dominate player of the year shortlist

Leicester dominate player of the year shortlist

LONDON, England   ●   Leicester City trio Jamie Vardy, N’Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez, Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil, Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane and West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet are the nominees for the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA) Players’ player of the year. Leicester’s unexpected Premier League title charge this season has been led […]