Sunday, 30 June 2013

Insanity! Jessica Korda fired her caddie during the middle of her round at the U.S. Open

A lot of people think the only job of a caddie is to carry the bag. That couldn't be more wrong. A caddie is a swing coach, a mental coach, a voice of reason and persuasion and the person who makes sure, if you go on tilt, that things can smooth over so you can finish your round and not post some absurdly high number.

Yohann Blake ruled out of the World Championships

World 100 metres champion Yohan Blake will not be fit to defend his title in Moscow in August, according to reports in Jamaica.

Blake, 23, won the 100m title in Daegu, South Korea, two years ago after Usain Bolt was disqualified for a false start and had been selected in the Jamaican team as a wildcard pick despite being unable to compete at the National Championships last week.

Chaos in Britain as Rosberg wins Silverstone Thriller, World champion Vettel forced to retire.. (Exclusive Photos)

Nico Rosberg powered to his second victory of the season at the British Grand Prix, winning a dramatic race at Silverstone which saw early leader Lewis Hamilton suffer a high speed blowout – one of four spectacular Pirelli failures on the day.

This handed the lead to Sebastian Vettel who looked to be cruising to another victory until the gearbox on his Red Bull packed up within sight of the finish line.

Saturday, 29 June 2013

What kind of Slam is this? Wimbledon injury-list equals Grand Slam record after 13th withdrawal

Wimbledon claimed another casualty on Saturday when Dutchman Igor Sijsling retired from his third round match with Croatia's Ivan Dodig.

It was the 13th singles retirement/walkover of the injury-plagued tournament.

Equalling an open era Wimbledon record for drop-outs, which was set in 2008, Sijsling was 6-0 6-1 1-0 down when he called a halt for a reason yet to be specified.

The grasscourt Grand Slam had already seen several high-profile pull-outs in the first week.

Lawyer issues Carlos Tevez prison sentence warning

Shaken: Tevez did look slightly taken aback with all the attention

Carlos Tevez signed for Juventus this week but he will have to complete 250 hours of community service. The sentence was handed to him by Macclesfield magistrates court in April for driving while disqualified and without insurance.

Tevez's legal team confirmed it will ensure he "bides by the rules" but it remains to be seen when he will serve the rest of his punishment with pre-season training at Juventus set to begin on July 12.

Hamilton sends Silverstone wild with superb pole position

Lewis Hamilton gave the Silverstone crowd exactly what they came for with a scintillating lap to claim pole position for the British Grand Prix. The home favourite had to work hard to see off the challenge of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg but a stunning 1:29.607 saw him four tenths clear in the end with Sebastian Vettel two tenths further back in third.

Iniesta saves Albacete from relegation with £200,000 injection

Albacete is a Spanish club that plays in the Segunda division, they were in the LaLiga as recent as 8 years ago. The cash strapped institution has found it difficult to pay its debt and have received relegation threats from the Spanish authorities.

Tour de France - Angry riders hit back after Armstrong doping claims

Failed test: Di Luca in action on the eighth stage of the Giro D'Italia

Cycling is highly regarded as the world's dirtiest sport in terms of doping, In 2011, blood tests accounted for 35 per cent of tests in cycling while 17.6 per cent in athletics and less than 6 per cent in tennis.

Even yesterday, disgraced cyclist - Lance Armstrong admitted it was impossible to win without doping. The statement which has gone on to cause uproar in the cycling industry.

Henry, Aguero and Cavani among stars set to team up for Messi foundation in trio of charity matches

Lionel Messi's foundation - FundacionLeoMessi works to build a better future for children and adolescents internationally. Part of the foundation's current project is Learning and collaborating in the fight against Chagas disease from Santiago del Estero, Rehabilitating a municipal sports venue in the city of Rosario, Structural development and maintenance of a school for children located in Santiago del Estero.

Against all odds! Miracle man Muamba celebrates another child

All smiles: Fabrice Muamba has welcomed the arrival of his second child, Matthew Josiah Muamba

Fabrice Muamba has announced the arrival of his second child. The former Arsenal man broke the news via twitter;

Friday, 28 June 2013

TRANSFER BATTLES: Jordi Amat, Baines, Powell, Cavani, Caballero, Pepe, Kolarov, Mkhitaryan, Van Ginkel, Vermaelen, Ashley Williams, Reina, Aubameyang, Fellaini..

Swansea City have completed the £2.5million signing of Jordi Amat from Espanyol, subject to a medical and international clearance. The Catalonian, who was capped by Spain at every level from Under 16 through Under 21, has signed on a four-year deal.

Asafa Powell wins two races in 10 minutes.. The Jamaican is crowned Sprint King of Ostrava

Asafa Powell held off a strong challenge from Kim Collins to win the men’s 100m at the Ostrava Golden Spike – IAAF World Challenge Meeting in Ostrava, Czech Republic yesterday.

However, the race occurred amid some chaos, which forced a delayed re-run.

Initially, the Jamaican ran 9.97 seconds to win at the first sending off, but the race was ordered for a re-run, after a call back, which was missed by several runners, including Powell.

In the end, the Cayman Islands’ Kemar Hyman was disqualified for a false start.

Andy Murray and Serena Williams set for Las Vegas showdown in 'Battle Of the Sexes'

Serena Williams' iron grip on the women's game has reached such a level that even Andy Murray fancies taking on the American.

Williams showed she remains the immovable rock at the top of women's tennis with a comfortable 6-3 6-2 win over France's Caroline Garcia at Wimbledon yesterday, exhibiting none of the vulnerability that sent her rivals tumbling 24 hours earlier.

Tour de France - Armstrong: Winning without doping was impossible

Lance Armstrong (AFP)

The disgraced Lance Armstrong, who cheated his way to seven Tour de France victories from 1999-2005, claims it would have been impossible to win the world's greatest race without doping. Asked if riders won races drugs-free in the era when he competed, a bullish Armstrong told French daily Le Monde on Today: "It depends on the races. The Tour de France? No. Impossible to win without doping.

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Mo Farah in hot water after allegedly filming at Wimbledon

Olympic champion Mo Farah is usually the subject of praise and adulation wherever he sets his foot since winning a pair of gold medals at the Olympic Games last summer, but landed in hot water this week after uploading video footage of his visit from his smartphone on to Twitter.

Rules state that phones must be switched off during play to avoid disturbances for one thing, and to ensure there is no threat to the BBC's position as the rights-holders for another.

Cocky! Ronaldinho Launches His Own Line Of Condoms

It appears that boots, kits and footballs just aren’t enough for the top stars when it comes to endorsement, and one star has even moved into the contraception market.

Former Barcelona and Brazil playmaker Ronaldinho Gaucho has put his signature to a new line of condoms.

Formula 1 - Webber to leave Red Bull and Formula 1

Mark Webber has announced that he will leave Formula 1 at the end of the season to join Porsche's new LMP1 sportscar programme.

Bloodbath and Massacre in Wimbledon as top Tennis players are injured, Ball girl gets hit and leaves court in tears

Standing in the path of a Milos Raonic serve is a dangerous, dangerous activity. 

Out of reach: Milos Raonic had no answer for the Swiss great, however hard he tried (below right)
The 6'5 Canadian is one of the biggest servers in the history of the sport. Yesterday, an unfortunate Wimbledon ball girl found out the hard way what happens when you react too late. She appeared to be okay, and walked off on her own power like a trooper. 

TRANSFER BATTLES: Tevez, Higuain, Alcantarra, Villa, Soldado, Baines, Ronaldo, Mendy

Juventus last night confirmed the signing of striker Carlos Tevez from Manchester City on a three-year deal. Reports indicate that the Turin club have paid an initial £10million for the 29-year-old, rising to £12m with add-ons.

NFL Player Aaron Hernandez Charged With Murder

Aaron Hernandez has been charged with six counts including murder in the death of 27-year-old Odin Lloyd.

He was arrested yesterday and arraigned in Massachusetts court and charged with murder, as well as five gun-related charges.

He is being held without bail.

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

A Lion never dies, It only sleeps...10 YEARS IN MIND, MARC - VIVIEN FOE!

Marc Vivien Foe was a defensive midfielder for Cameroon and a host of English clubs. He made the Indomitable lions thick because he was simply indomitable in midfield. He was a fighter up to the very end, but as they say a lion never dies it only sleeps.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Serena Williams Says She Apologized To Maria Sharapova Two Days Before Maria Called Her A Homewrecker

Serena Williams

Sportunes brought to you the tug of war that went on between Sharapova and Serena (HERE)Two days before Maria Sharapova slammed Serena Williams for her love life, Williams thought she squashed the beef by apologizing to Sharapova face-to-face at a Wimbledon party.

Here's what she told the media after hearing Sharapova's remarks (via ESPN):

"I personally talked to Maria at the player party, incidentally. I said, 'Look, I want to personally apologize to you if you are offended by being brought into my situation. I want to take this moment to just pour myself, be open, say I'm very sorry for this whole situation.'"

Apparently that apology wasn't as clear as Williams thought it was.

Champions League - Turkish duo banned from European competition

Fenerbahce have been banned from European club competition for two seasons and fellow-Turkish side Besiktas for one, European soccer's governing body UEFA said on Tuesday.

The UEFA control and disciplinary body confirmed Fener would be banned from Europe for three seasons in total, with the third deferred for a probationary period of five years.

Navratilova: Why men’s matches should be best-of-three sets

Men's Grand Slam matches are brutal best-of-five affairs, tests not just of skill but endurance and mental fortitude. And at least one tennis legend is suggesting that they've outlived their usefulness.

Martina Navratilova, who's won 18 Grand Slam singles titles of her own, said that men's matches could switch to best-of-three sets in the future in order to prevent injury.

"It's really becoming so taxing that I believe one day we will have two out of three sets in the Grand Slams, otherwise they're going to be taking people out on stretchers," Navratilova said.

Romario blasts FIFA, says Brazil hosting 2014 World Cup will make the country worse

Wiping a tear: Brazil legend Romario believes the World Cup will deepen the country's problems

Romario is a Brazillian legend and he's arguably the best player to come out from Brazilian soil. You might think the former Barcelona player would be excited that the World Cup is coming to his country, that is far from the case as the footballer-come-politician is one of the most vocal critics against the event.

TRANSFER BATTLES: Fellaini, Mendy, Paulinho, Courtois, Cavani, Rooney, Tevez, Mignolet, Odemwingie, Wanyama...

Marouane Fellaini wants to join Arsenal's £100,000-per-week club as the Gunners contemplate another big-money summer swoop. With Real Madrid striker Gonzalo Higuain on the verge of joining in a £22million move, the Gunners will now focus on strengthening their midfield.

Fellaini has emerged as a strong candidate in Arsene Wenger's search for a midfielder, but the huge cost of the move has placed question marks over the deal.

Balotelli and Girlfriend sent home from Confederations cup

Italy striker Mario Balotelli is out of the Confederations Cup because of a thigh injury and will return to Milan for treatment.

The 22-year-old AC Milan frontman has been ruled out of not only the semi-final against Spain on Thursday, but now also Sunday's final or third-place play-off.

Enrico Castellacci, the head of Italy's medical staff, said on 'I met with Balotelli this morning. The medical condition is not satisfactory, he cannot recover even for the finals on Sunday.

Monday, 24 June 2013

Barcelona youth keeper saves six penalties and scores winner

Barcelona's youngsters faced Atletico Madrid in the final of the Reino de León tournament on Sunday, but since the Blaugrana youth are taught that endless passing is far superior to actually scoring goals, it finished 0-0 in normal time.

AC MILAN President Berlusconi sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from politics for life

Verdict: Italy's former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, pictured last year, was found guilty today of paying Moroccan Karima El Mahroug, nicknamed Ruby the Heart-stealer, for sex at a 'bunga bunga' party

Milan president Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in prison after he was found guilty of paying for sex with an underage prostitute and abusing office in his former role as Italy’s prime minister.
Berlusconi, 76, has also been banned from public office after he was found guilty of giving Karima El Mahroug money for sex when she was just 17.

The flamboyant media tycoon will appeal, having already done so against a previous conviction for tax fraud.


It had been billed as Blockbuster Monday but no-one expected the movie to end like this. Rafael Nadal, a two-time Wimbledon champion and one of the greatest players of all time, was dumped out of the Championships on day one by a Belgian journeyman who only just scraped into the draw.

Arsenal star Walcott ties the knot with childhood sweetheart Melanie at luxury Italian castle

The Arsenal star married Melanie at the fairytale ceremony at Castello Di Vincigliata in Florence, 10 years after the couple met while Walcott was at Southampton.

FINALLY! Guardiola unveiled as Bayern Munich boss.. The Spaniard admits to nerves

Treble-winning Bayern Munich unveiled their new coach Pep Guardiola amid a media frenzy on Monday as the Bavarians prepare to extend their domination at home and in Europe.

The former Barcelona coach said he was ready to accept the challenge of coaching a team that has just played an outstanding season under Jupp Heynckes, winning the domestic league and Cup double and topping it off with the Champions League title.

TRANSFER BATTLES: Aspas, Cavani, Benayoun, Djourou, David Luiz, Blanc, Ancelotti, Isco

Liverpool have confirmed the signing of striker Iago Aspas from Celta Vigo and the Spaniard has already vowed to bring success to Anfield. The 25-year-old, who scored 12 goals for Primera Division club Celta last season, has signed a long-term contract with the Reds after passing his medical at Melwood.

The deal is subject to international clearance, Liverpool announced on their website, but the frontman is already thinking big.

Balotelli to miss semi-final clash with Spain

Italy striker Mario Balotelli has been ruled out of his side's Confederations Cup semi-final against Spain on Thursday with a thigh injury.

"The examinations carried out this afternoon in Fortaleza on Mario Balotelli showed a grade-one tear in the quadriceps muscle of the left leg," it said in a statement yesterday.

Gay sets up double Bolt showdown after year's best 200m

Tyson Gay rocketed to the year's fastest 200 metres, clocking 19.74 seconds at the U.S. trials on Sunday to set up a double sprint clash with Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt at August's world championships.

The big victory came two days after Gay ran a world-leading 9.75 seconds to win the 100 metres at the U.S. meeting in Des Moines, Iowa.

Brighton sack Poyet... but stunned ex-boss discovers news while appearing on BBC

Gus Poyet

Brighton announced they had sacked Gus Poyet on Sunday night, with their bemused former manager discovering the news as he appeared live on the BBC’s Match of the Day.

The Uruguayan was a pundit for coverage of Sunday’s Confederations Cup clash between Spain and Nigeria when Brighton released a statement claiming they had informed Poyet that his contract had been terminated ‘with immediate effect’.

Big Boys dont cry? Murray breaks down in tears as he recalls the worst day of his life

Emotional: Andy Murray broke down in tears in an interview with the BBC when speaking about his home town of Dunblane

Andy Murray has revealed his satisfaction at being able to bring joy to the people of Dunblane.

The killings of 16 children and a teacher by former Scout leader Thomas Hamilton at Dunblane Primary School in March 1996 still scar the Scottish town.

But Murray, a pupil at the school who was present on the day of the massacre, has given Dunblane cause to be portrayed in a positive light, as the place where the reigning Olympic and US Open men's tennis champion grew up.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Kobe Bryant Mixes with Brazil and Italy stars in Changing room.. Neymar reveals Balotelli advice

Some of sport's biggest names came head-to-head after Brazil's 4-2 triumph over Italy in the Confederations Cup when basketball star Kobe Bryant had a snoop around the dressing room of the two sides.

The LA Lakers' legendary shooting guard smiled as he posed for pictures with stars including Mario Balotelli - looking surly after the Group A defeat - and Barcelona's newest Brazilian star Neymar, grinning after scoring twice in the match.

Obituary! Tragedy strikes at Le Mans as Danish driver dies in high-speed crash during 24-hour race

Allan Simonsen has died after crashing today at the Le Mans 24 Hours motor race in France.

The Dane was immediately treated by doctors and the race's medical team when he lost control of his Aston Martin and smashed into the safety barriers just 10 minutes into the race.

The 34-year-old, who was racing in his seventh race, was taken to the Circuit Medical Centre 'in a serious condition' but died from his injuries.

Amazing! Russell Westbrook Proposes for Guy over Twitter, She Says Yes


For anyone who ever criticized Russell Westbrook's skills as a facilitator, get a load of this: The Oklahoma City Thunder guard just registered a massive assist by helping a fan propose to his girlfriend on Twitter.

Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams in a TUG OF WAR as the Russian blasts the American on rape controversy and her dead love life

Looks could kill: Maria Sharapova (left) and Serena Willams (right) looked stunning at the pre-Wimbledon party

Maria Sharapova blasted Serena Williams on Saturday for the American's controversial comments over a high-profile rape case and even criticised the Wimbledon champion's colourful private life. 

Looks could kill: Maria Sharapova (left) and Serena Williams (right) looked stunning at the pre-Wimbledon party

In an astonishing attack on the world number one, which comes just two days before Wimbledon gets underway, Sharapova told Williams to keep her opinions to herself as the bitter relationship between the two was laid bare.

Williams, the 16-time Grand Slam title-winner, was forced to apologise for her comments regarding the rape of a 16-year-old girl by two high school American football players in the Ohio town of Steubenville. 

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Messi can avoid jail by paying £20m fine for alleged tax evasion... But the Barcelona star is not guilty

Lionel Messi's lawyers insist the tax fraud allegations are baseless but say he will settle any outstanding obligations if needed.

Law firm Juarez Veciana said in a statement that the Barcelona forward 'scrupulously complies with Spanish legislation.'

Messi and his father Jorge have been ordered to appear before court in the town of Gava near Barcelona on September 17 to answer allegations they owe £3.4million in back taxes from 2007 to 2009. 

TRANSFER BATTLES: Luis Alberto, Isco, Ancelloti, Rooney, Blanc, Cavani, Paulinho, Courtois, Zouma, Van Ginkel, Wanyama..

Liverpool have completed the signing of Spain youth international Luis Alberto from Sevilla. The 20-year-old has signed a long-term contract with the Anfield club after passing a medical, with the deal still subject to international clearance.

Alberto, capped at several levels of youth football by Spain, spent last season on loan with Barcelona B, where he scored 11 goals and collected 17 assists in 38 appearances.

Cycling - Ullrich finally admits doping, says it wasn't cheating

Jan Ullrich

Jan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, has admitted for the first time that he received blood-doping treatment from Spanish doctor Eufemiano Fuentes during his career, according to an interview with a German magazine published Saturday. Ullrich had previously acknowledged having unspecified ''contact'' with Fuentes, but went further in an interview with the weekly Focus.
''Yes, I received treatment from Fuentes,'' the German rider was quoted as saying.