Neymar ready to usurp Messi and Ronaldo, says Emery

Unai Emery believes Neymar has the capacity to usurp Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as the best player in the world. Former Paris Saint-Germain head coach Emery worked with Neymar for his first season in France after the Brazil international's €222million move from Barcelona in 2017. The Spaniard, who left PSG in 2018 and went … Continue reading Neymar ready to usurp Messi and Ronaldo, says Emery

Rumour Has It: Sancho an alternative to Neymar for Barcelona

Barcelona are reportedly looking at Jadon Sancho as an alternative if they cannot land Neymar. Neymar is linked with a return to Camp Nou from Paris Saint-Germain, where he arrived from Barcelona for a world-record €222million in 2017. But the LaLiga giants have options. TOP STORY – SANCHO AN ALTERNATIVE TO NEYMAR FOR BARCELONA Borussia … Continue reading Rumour Has It: Sancho an alternative to Neymar for Barcelona

Marcelo wants Real Madrid stay amid Juventus links

Real Madrid full-back Marcelo insisted he did not want to leave the LaLiga giants amid links with Juventus. The Brazilian has been linked with a move away from Madrid, where he has enjoyed a successful stay since arriving from Fluminense in 2007. But Marcelo has no desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, and he also … Continue reading Marcelo wants Real Madrid stay amid Juventus links

West Ham’s Brady sure Premier League can overcome restart challenges

London (AFP) West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady insists that every Premier League club wants to complete the season despite there being "a lot of obstacles" to restarting the campaign. Clubs were presented with the league's "Project Restart" plans at a meeting on Friday and were told the remaining 92 matches of the 2019-2020 season must … Continue reading West Ham’s Brady sure Premier League can overcome restart challenges

Mir adds two years to his contract at Suzuki

Paris (AFP) Spanish MotoGP rider Joan Mir extended his contract with Suzuki until 2022, two weeks after team-mate and compatriot Alex Rins, the team announced on Saturday. "The pairing provide a solid and competitive unit for Suzuki as they look towards the future and aim high in terms of results," said a team statement. Joan … Continue reading Mir adds two years to his contract at Suzuki

Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Europe top 1.5 million

Over 1.5 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Europe, just under half the worldwide total, according to an AFP tally at 0850 GMT on Saturday.  With at least 1,506,853 infections, including 140,260 deaths, Europe is the hardest-hit continent. Across the world, 3,350,224 cases and 238,334 deaths have been recorded. Italian anaesthesiologist Doctor Marino De Rosa … Continue reading Number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Europe top 1.5 million

How Spain’s free taxis helped battle the virus

Madrid (AFP) In Madrid's deserted streets with paying customers scarce, taxi drivers running doctors from house-to-house or taking the sick to hospital have become an essential service, their free rides helping frontline medics fight the virus. Although their role has been largely anonymous, healthcare staff say it has been essential as Spain has battled the … Continue reading How Spain’s free taxis helped battle the virus

First giant panda born in Netherlands

The Hague (AFP) Wu Wen, a giant panda loaned to a Dutch zoo by China, has given birth in a first for the Netherlands, Ouwehands animal park announced Saturday. Mating took place in January and the cub, which belongs to Beijing just like the mother and father Xing Ya, was born on May 1. One … Continue reading First giant panda born in Netherlands

Robot helps Tunisia medics avoid infection from virus patients

Tunis (AFP) Medics have deployed a robot in a Tunisian hospital caring for coronavirus victims to limit contact between staff and infected patients, in a first for the North African country. The tall, single-limbed machine is mounted on wheels and is capable of taking pulses and checking temperatures and blood oxygen levels. The robot helps … Continue reading Robot helps Tunisia medics avoid infection from virus patients

Mick Jagger, Will Smith to boost India coronavirus concert

Mumbai (AFP) Rock legend Mick Jagger and Hollywood's Will Smith will be among dozens of international and Bollywood stars taking part in a four-hour concert Sunday to raise funds for the battle against coronavirus in India, where the number of cases is surging. The country's cricket captain Virat Kohli, actors Priyanka Chopra and Shah Rukh … Continue reading Mick Jagger, Will Smith to boost India coronavirus concert

Refugees in Germany rally to help in virus battle

Berlin (AFP) In a community centre in Berlin's Spandau district, two large rooms are filled with the clunk and whirr of sewing machines, rolls of colourful fabric strewn across the tables. About a dozen migrants from countries including Iran and Afghanistan are busy making face masks to donate to the community -- and their work … Continue reading Refugees in Germany rally to help in virus battle

In Tito’s old hunting grounds, fans struggle to keep his spirit alive

Bugojno (Bosnia and Herzegovina) (AFP) Surrounded by forests in the heart of Bosnia, the town of Bugojno and its melting pot of ethnicities was once a showcase of the "brotherhood and unity" championed by late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito. But 40 years after the marshal's death, those values would have all but disappeared if … Continue reading In Tito’s old hunting grounds, fans struggle to keep his spirit alive