One scalp they didn’t want: Why Cristiano Ronaldo accusations are a dangerous test for #MeToo

Campaigners risk a furious backlash if they mete out the same rough justice to Cristiano Ronaldo as they did to less popular suspects, and charges of hypocrisy if they don’t “believe” his accuser just because he is a sports icon. Allegations concerning the Portuguese footballer are a magnitude more grave and

MMA fans disgruntled after Bellator main event replaced by Peppa Pig in TV coverage

MMA fans in the UK who were hoping to see the Bellator main event in the early hours of Sunday morning were left fuming after TV coverage on Channel 5 switched to the cartoon ‘Peppa Pig’ when the event overran. Fans waiting to see Gegard Mousasi and Rory MacDonald face

Team McGregor vs Team Khabib: Artem Lobov against Zubayra Tukhugov is in works for UFC 229

Teammates of the UFC 229 main event fighters Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, Artem Lobov and Zubayra Tukhugov respectively, are expected to be added to the same card to fight each other in the octagon. Lobov and Tukhugov, who were both involved in the notorious confrontation at the fighters’ hotel

Englishman in Moscow: Politics mean nothing to thousands of fans enjoying the World Cup

The striking thing about Moscow during the World Cup so far is just how much the atmosphere of openness and joy is in stark contrast to the bad spirited build up seen in parts of the western, english speaking media. Scare stories of hooliganism, racism, and homophobia dominated coverage which

‘Somewhere, Ronaldo is winking’: Social media piles in on penalty-missing Messi after poor match

Lionel Messi played with the weight of Argentina’s hopes upon his shoulders, laboring against a tenacious Iceland, before underlining a frustrating performance with a decisive penalty miss. Twitter was not kind. Just the facts. 11 – Lionel Messi attempted 11 shots for Argentina vs Iceland (the most he’s ever attempted

Liverpool goalkeeper Karius shows humility amid sickening death threats over UCL final nightmare

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has continued to reach out to fans following his Champions League final nightmare, despite twisted online trolls making sickening death threats against him and his family. Karius suffered a Champions League final horror show in Kiev on Saturday night as his blunders gifted Real Madrid two

World Cup 98 featured ‘fixed’ France v Brazil final – former UEFA President Platini

Disgraced former UEFA President Michel Platini has astonishingly claimed the 1998 World Cup was fixed to increase the chances of host nation France meeting holders Brazil in the final. Platini, currently serving a four-year ban from involvement in football after being found guilty of taking bribes from then-FIFA boss Sepp

Football ‘beyond politics’: World Cup official says West’s political game not affecting ticket sales

Western attempts to use politics to undermine the 2018 World Cup are regrettable, but won’t keep fans from enjoying the tournament, Alexey Sorokin, head of Russia’s World Cup organizing committee, told Sophie Shevardnadze. Speaking on Shevardnadze’s interview program SophieCo, Sorokin said it was unfortunate that some nations have disrespected the

NFL team makes history by hiring male cheerleaders

The Los Angeles Rams have added two men to their cheerleading squad, becoming the first National Football League (NFL) team to have male dancers on the field. Quinton Peron and Napoleon Jinnies were named for the 40-member cheerleading squad following several stages of rigorous auditions. The two California natives successfully

‘We’ll demand Ferguson fight as long as he’s alive’ – Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov says that once Tony Ferguson has recovered from injury, they intend to demand another match-up with the American. It emerged on Sunday night that the much-anticipated UFC fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson had been canceled for the fourth time, this time