Rio 2016 Olympic committee chief resigns after arrest

7 Oct

The chairman of Brazil’s Olympic Committee, who helped organize the Rio 2016 Games, submitted his resignation Saturday, saying he wanted to concentrate on defending himself against corruption charges.”To be able to fully exercise my right to defense, w…

Tiger hitting ‘smooth iron shots’ in injury update

7 Oct

Former world number one Tiger Woods released a 24-second slow-motion video of himself Saturday hitting an iron shot, another tease that he is returning to fitness.The 41-year-old American, a 14-time major winner, tweeted the video of himself with the t…

Iwobi sends Nigeria to Russia, Ghana eliminated

7 Oct

Alex Iwobi’s goal saw Nigeria become the first African team to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, while Ghana were eliminated in the qualifiers.A 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Super Eagles a 1-0 success over Zambia in…

Matuidi keeps French World Cup destiny in own hands

7 Oct

France kept their noses in front in the European Group A race to qualify for the 2018 World Cup as Blaise Matuidi’s early strike earned a 1-0 win in Bulgaria on Saturday.Following Sweden’s crushing 8-0 thrashing of Luxembourg, this win was enough to ke…

France on brink of World Cup, Dutch hopes all but over

7 Oct

Blaise Matuidi’s early goal saw off Bulgaria 1-0 on Saturday and kept France top of European World Cup qualifying Group A, while the Netherlands’ hopes are hanging by a thread despite a 3-1 win in Belarus.France took the lead in only the third minute a…

Iraq conflict photos, reportages dominate Bayeux awards

7 Oct

A grim series of photographs titled “Kissing Death” by Iraqi photographer Ali Arkady on the bloody conflict in his country won the prestigious Bayeux-Calvados photo awards for war correspondents on Saturday.The brutal photographs tracked Iraqi special …

Anti-Russia sanctions may be lifted soon – Saudi FM

7 Oct

An array of US and EU sanctions on the Russian economy could be poised to be lifted in the near future, Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister, Adel Al-Jubeir, told Russian state TV, adding that his country’s close ties with Washington do not pr…

Unfit Amir ruled out of Sri Lanka ODI series

7 Oct

Pakistan’s pace spearhead Mohammad Amir was ruled out of the five-match one-day series against Sri Lanka after suffering a shin injury during the ongoing second Test in Dubai on Saturday.Pakistan Cricket Board said the 25-year-old had an MRI scan, afte…