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World Cup: Activists, Police clash in Brazil

Hundreds protest outside World Cup stadium in capital over plans to shrink size of some reserves for indigenous groups. Indigenous protesters in traditional dress squared against Brazilian police mounted on horses in the country’s capital, just outside a new football …

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Chelsea release Frank Lampard

The 35-year-old midfielder’s future has been unclear throughout the Premier League season and he was on a list of released players on Friday. Left-back Ashley Cole, striker Samuel Eto’o and goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer are among the others on the list. …

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Balotelli racially abused in Italy base

Police have had to intervene after Mario Balotelli was subjected to racist chants at Italy’s World Cup training base. A few kids outside the Coverciano complex were responsible for the chants, and Balotelli appeared visibly disturbed. The training session was …

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Toure may quit City over birthday snub –Agent

Midfielder Yaya Toure is upset with Manchester City after an apparent birthday snub and could leave the club, his agent said on Tuesday. According to Dimitri Seluk, who represents the Ivory Coast international, Toure was dismayed that, despite the club …

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Giggs retires from football

(AFP) – Ryan Giggs announced Monday he was retiring from his career as a player following his appointment as assistant manager to newly-installed Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal. The 40-year-old one-club man revealed his decision in an open letter …

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Martino quits as Barcelona coach

Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino resigned on Saturday after just one season in charge having finished second to Atletico Madrid in the La Liga title race and failed to win a major trophy. The Argentine had been faced with the tough …

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Ekiti: NULGE pledges support for Labour Party

Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees has promised support for the Labour party and its candidate in the next governorship election in Ekiti state, Hon. Opeyemi Bamidele, even as it described the Ondo State Governor, Dr Olusegun Mimiko’s government as …

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Brazil hit by anti-World Cup protests

Riot police in Brazil have fired tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro who marched against the cost of hosting the football World Cup. Some demonstrators hurled stones while other burned tyres and …

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Eagles’ World Cup list was Keshi’s decision – NFF

The Nigeria Football Federation’s (NFF) technical committee has moved to absolve itself of blame in the controversy surrounding the provisional list of players to represent Nigeria at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Super Eagles head coach, Stephen Keshi, …

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