Bolt arrives in Sydney for A-League trial

Athletics great Usain Bolt has arrived in Australia ahead of his attempt to earn a professional football contract with A-League club Central Coast Mariners. The winner of eight Olympic gold…

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Ramos: Real Madrid will win again

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has no doubts the European champions will reign supreme again after they suffered UEFA Super Cup defeat against Atletico Madrid. Bragging rights went in favour…

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Ronaldo in the past as Casemiro backs Lopetegui after Madrid loss

Casemiro admitted Cristiano Ronaldo is missed at Real Madrid but insisted the European champions have moved on as he put his faith in head coach Julen Lopetegui following Wednesday’s UEFA…

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I’m very happy with what I have – Spalletti not desperate for Modric

Luciano Spalletti is not desperate for the signing of Real Madrid star Luka Modric, adamant he is “very happy” with the squad he currently has at Inter. After Modric’s World…

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Ronaldo arrival has taken Juve forward in Europe – Nedved

Pavel Nedved said the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo has increased Juventus’ standing among Europe’s elite as the vice-president lauded the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Ronaldo sensationally swapped European champions Real…

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Messi becomes Barca’s most decorated player with 33rd title

Lionel Messi stands alone as the most decorated player in Barcelona history after Sunday’s Supercopa de Espana triumph. New captain and five-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi celebrated his 33rd title as…

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Spalletti expects Modric to stay at Madrid despite ‘great’ efforts by Inter

Luciano Spalletti feels Luka Modric’s interest in joining Inter is a “great sign” for the Italian club – but he still expects the midfielder to remain with Real Madrid. Modric’s…

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Bwalya banned by FIFA for two years

FIFA has banned Kalusha Bwalya from all football-related activity for two years, but Zambia’s former African Footballer of the Year continues to deny all wrongdoing. Bwalya was found to have accepted a gift, violating…

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Hart buoyed by clean sheet on Burnley bow

Joe Hart “loved” making his Burnley debut as the Clarets held on to a goalless draw in the first leg of their Europa League qualifier against Istanbul Basaksehir. Hart joined…

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Navas: I have same desire to leave Real Madrid as to die

Champions League-winning goalkeeper Keylor Navas is hell-bent on staying at Real Madrid despite the arrival of Thibaut Courtois. Navas has helped Madrid to three successive European crowns but the Costa…

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Chelsea’s World Cup stars unlikely to face Huddersfield – Sarri

Maurizio Sarri is unlikely to select Chelsea’s World Cup stars for his first Premier League game in charge away to Huddersfield Town on Saturday. World Cup winners N’Golo Kante and…

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I had a couple of accidents – driving in England a challenge for Salah

Plundering goals appeared easy for Mohamed Salah upon his arrival at Liverpool last year, but adjusting to British road conditions was apparently more of an issue for the Egypt star….

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