Twitter has more tools to use against Trump, if it chooses

Washington (AFP) Twitter's moves to label or hide comments from President Donald Trump have escalated a feud between the social network and the White House, but there could be more to come. The messaging platform has a range of "enforcement" options for dealing with content in violation of its policies, each of which carries its … Continue reading Twitter has more tools to use against Trump, if it chooses

Football: Leicester boss Rodgers left with ‘no strength’ by virus

London (AFP) Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers revealed Friday he "had no strength" after contracting the coronavirus in March. The Northern Irish boss is the second Premier League manager to confirm he had suffered with COVID-19 after Arsenal's Mikel Arteta also tested positive in March. 'No strength' - Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers said Friday … Continue reading Football: Leicester boss Rodgers left with ‘no strength’ by virus

Football: UEFA considers ‘all options’ for Champions League format

Paris (AFP) UEFA is studying "all the options" for the format of this season's interrupted Champions League, amid reports on Friday that European football's governing body is considering moving the final from its scheduled venue in Istanbul. The Turkish city was due to host the final this Saturday at the Ataturk Olympic Stadium, but the … Continue reading Football: UEFA considers ‘all options’ for Champions League format

Poor and black, northeast Brazil faces virus ‘hurricane’

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) Brazil's northeast, a harsh place of arid land, cyclical drought and crushing poverty, is emerging as the next crisis zone in the coronavirus pandemic. As the virus surges in Brazil -- which now has the second-most cases in the world after the United States -- the country's poorest region has been … Continue reading Poor and black, northeast Brazil faces virus ‘hurricane’

Fans could return for 20-21 season: Premier League chief

London (AFP) Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said on Friday that fans could be allowed to attend top-flight matches in the 2020-21 season on a "phased basis". The Premier League plans to resume the 2019-20 campaign on June 17 following the coronavirus lockdown. The Premier League hope to have fans back in stadiums at … Continue reading Fans could return for 20-21 season: Premier League chief

Former Mexico star Galindo undergoes brain surgery

San Francisco (AFP) Former Mexican international midfielder Benjamin Galindo, an assistant coach for Major League Soccer's San Jose Earthquakes, was hospitalized after undergoing brain surgery, according to updates from the team and his family. Galindo, a former manager for multiple Mexican League clubs, had suffered a stroke while visiting family in Guadalajara, Mexico. Former Mexican … Continue reading Former Mexico star Galindo undergoes brain surgery

Black CNN reporter, crew released after live arrest covering Minneapolis riots

Police arrested a black CNN correspondent and his crew broadcasting live from the US city of Minneapolis early Friday while covering unrest sparked by the death of a black man at the hands of law enforcement. The crew was later released. Black reporter Omar Jimenez had just shown a protester being arrested when about half a … Continue reading Black CNN reporter, crew released after live arrest covering Minneapolis riots

Football: Khedira ‘very happy’ at Juventus

Sami Khedira has declared his happiness at Juventus as he looks to put his injury issues behind him and help the club win more trophies. The Germany midfielder twice underwent knee surgery in 2019, while he also missed a month of the previous season after undergoing treatment on a heart problem. Khedira has not featured … Continue reading Football: Khedira ‘very happy’ at Juventus

Football: Dortmund midfielder Dahoud out for rest of season with knee injury

Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund midfielder Mahmoud Dahoud has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury, the Bundesliga club announced on Friday. The 24-year-old was replaced by Axel Witsel in the 85th minute of Dortmund's 1-0 defeat by title rivals and league leaders Bayern Munich on Tuesday. Dahoud started Dortmund's … Continue reading Football: Dortmund midfielder Dahoud out for rest of season with knee injury

Football: Dutch coach Koeman had cardiologist appointment postponed before suffering heart problem

The Hague (AFP) Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman on Friday said that he "was lucky" after suffering a heart problem just a few weeks after his appointment with a cardiologist was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 57-year-old underwent a "cardiac catheterisation" procedure at a hospital in Amsterdam in early May after feeling unwell following … Continue reading Football: Dutch coach Koeman had cardiologist appointment postponed before suffering heart problem

Football: Man Utd legend Giggs modelling Wales on ‘fantastic’ Liverpool

Ryan Giggs has been so impressed by "fantastic" Liverpool this season that he is trying to get his Wales team to play like Jurgen Klopp's side. The Reds' relentless pace in the Premier League has been too much for their challengers, with Liverpool having built up a 25-point lead over Manchester City prior to the … Continue reading Football: Man Utd legend Giggs modelling Wales on ‘fantastic’ Liverpool

Football: Everything he touched was gold – Athletic great Susaeta hails Aduriz after retirement

Athletic Bilbao great Markel Susaeta has lauded former team-mate Aritz Aduriz following his retirement, hailing the star's longevity at San Mames and in Spanish football. Aduriz was given a special send-off by Athletic on the hallowed San Mames turf last week after the 39-year-old retired – the coronavirus pandemic and a hip injury prematurely ending … Continue reading Football: Everything he touched was gold – Athletic great Susaeta hails Aduriz after retirement