Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans seek lawsuit after South Korea no-show

Angry South Korean football fans are seeking compensation after Cristiano Ronaldo failed to take to the pitch during a Juventus pre-season friendly. The superstar was contracted to play 45 minutes when the match against K League All Stars was announced, organisers say, but he stayed on the subs’ bench. Fans became angry when he made…

Neymar rape case dropped over lack of evidence

Police investigating rape allegations against Brazilian football player Neymar say they have closed the case. The São Paulo attorney general’s office said the case was suspended due to a lack of evidence, but will be sent to prosecutors for a final decision. The investigation was opened after Brazilian model Najila Trindade alleged the footballer attacked…

PSG sign Gueye from Everton for €32m

Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of midfielder Idrissa Gueye from Everton for a fee of around €32 million, which could increase through bonuses. “I’m immensely proud to sign for Paris Saint-Germain,” Gueye said. “After focussing on the AFCON with Senegal, I wanted to give a new boost to my club career by joining Paris Saint-Germain, one…

England call up Archer for Ashes opener, Stokes reinstated

(Reuters) – Speedster Jofra Archer received his maiden call-up to the England test squad for the Ashes series opener against Australia while all-rounder Ben Stokes was reappointed Joe Root’s deputy on Saturday. Barbados-born Archer was one of the standout performers in England’s maiden 50-overs World Cup triumph earlier this month. The 24-year-old, who claimed 20…

Bale’s agent blames Madrid for failed China deal

Gareth Bale’s proposed transfer to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning broke down because Real Madrid “changed their minds,” his agent Jonathan Barnett has told ESPN FC. On Sunday, Bernabeu sources told ESPN FC the proposed transfer was called off after the Wales international’s family opted against the move. However Barnett has blamed Madrid’s hierarchy for the…

Narine and Pollard recalled for T20Is against India

Sunil Narine and Kieron Pollard have been recalled to the West Indies T20I squad for the opening two matches against India, with uncapped wicketkeeper-batsman Anthony Bramble also earning a call-up. Allrounder Andre Russell has been included subject to passing a fitness test following the knee injury which forced him out of the World Cup. John Campbell, the opening batsman, takes the spot…