Football World Cup 2022, Portugal, Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo, Everton fan clash, FA suspension, fine

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for two matches and fined £50,000 ($90k AUD) for hitting a mobile phone out of a teenage fan’s hand at Everton, the Football Association said. Ronaldo, now a free agent following his release by Manchester United on Tuesday, was involved in a flare-up with a 14-year-old boy following the Red … Read more

Glenn Maxwell issues response over T20 World Cup

Glenn Maxwell has moved to set the record straight about the comments he made about Australia’s T20 World Cup, saying his words were taken out of context. Maxwell was quoted as saying Australia’s exit “doesn’t mean anything” because the non-stop cricket schedule meant players would quickly move on. That was taken by many to mean … Read more

England vs Iran, Jack Grealish celebrates with tribute for Finlay with cerebral palsy, news, video, reaction

Grealish kept his promise to a young fan who has cerebral palsy with his celebration after scoring his first World Cup goal for England against Iran on Monday (local). Grealish tapped home the final goal from close range in a 6-2 win and marked the moment with a broad smile and stretched his arms out … Read more

Mick Schumacher told off in brutal scenes after final race, Abu Dhabi, donuts, message to team

The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was a bittersweet finish to the season with four drivers set to be off the grid for 2023. Aussie Daniel Ricciardo and retiring four-time champion Sebastian Vettel may have grabbed most of the attention but it was also the end of the line for Haas’ Mick Schumacher and Williams’ Nicholas … Read more

One Love armbands banned by FIFA before England vs Iran showdown

Drama has exploded at the World Cup with FIFA outlawing “One Love” armbands at the 11th hour. Hours after England captain Harry Kane and several other national captains declared that they would defy any potential ban on the rainbow armbands, FIFA is reported to have finally dropped the hammer and banned the items outright. European … Read more

Ecuador beat Qatar in opening match, fans, bribery, corruption, beer banned in stadiums

Qatar and Ecuador fans clashed at the Al Bayt Stadium as the World Cup hosts copped plenty of criticism from the South American supporters over the Middle Eastern nation’s troubled build-up to the major tournament. The opening match of the tournament – ​​won 2-0 by Ecuador – took place in Al Khor around 50 kilometers … Read more

Kyrie Irving return for Brooklyn Nets, Black Hebrew Israelites, anti-Semitic film, apology, Brooklyn Nets vs Memphis Grizzlies

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving said he wants to “apologise deeply” for social media links to a film with anti-Semitic ideas, the NBA guard declaring, “I’m not anti-Semitic.” In an exclusive interview with SportsNet New York (SNY) released Sunday [AEDT]Irving made his most direct public comments regarding the posts he made linking to a controversial … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2022, VAR drama in Qatar vs Ecuador, Enner Valencia, off-side, explainer, news, reaction

It took less than five minutes for refereeing controversy to strike at the 2022 World Cup, with hosts Qatar benefiting from a dramatic off-side call that saw Ecuador captain Enner Valencia’s opening goal waved off. The former West Ham and Everton striker headed the ball into the net from close range after some atrocious defending … Read more

New Zealand vs India T20I, Suryakumar Yadav 111 not out, Tim Southee hat-trick, video, highlights

Suryakumar Yadav struck an imperious century as India posted 191-6 in the second Twenty20 international against New Zealand at Mount Maunganui on Sunday. Suryakumar made shot-making look easy in an unbeaten 111 off 51 balls, illustrating why he is ranked the world’s best T20 batter. The 32-year-old struck 11 fours and cleared the Bay Oval … Read more

Mitchell Starc breaks silence on T20 ax, Test plans, IPL

Mitchell Starc has broken his silence on his shock axing at the T20 World Cup, and flagged that he could soon give away at least one white ball format to protect his Test career. Starc was controversially axed for Australia’s final group stage match against Afghanistan as selectors favored the death bowling of Kane Richardson. … Read more