FIFA reveals it cautioned Croatia for ultra-nationalist banner after Nigeria match

The organizers of the World Cup have admitted Croatian supporters were warned over an incendiary banner, brought in by the supporters to the team’s opening game on June 16. “In this case, where a single banner was held by a single supporter, a warning was issued instead of a fine, because officials from the Croatian […]

Roger Federer shocked by Kevin Anderson in 5-set marathon match at Wimbledon

Kevin Anderson produced an astonishing fightback from two sets down to beat eight-time champion Roger Federer 2-6 6-7(5) 7-5 6-4 13-11 in a quarter-final cliffhanger at Wimbledon on Wednesday. The big South African's hopes looked forlorn as Federer skipped through the opening two sets on Court One with his usual panache but he turned the match on […]

Diego Maradona was living his best life before Argentina’s must-win World Cup match

Alex Livesey/Getty Images Argentine soccer legend Diego Maradona was engaging in some ridiculous, must-see behavior during the build-up to Argentina’s crucial World Cup match against Nigeria. Maradona could be seen dancing, yelling, and waving banners with his own image on it. Maradona’s antics have alread spawned memes.  Argentina has had a disastrous start to the […]

'Confrontation of ideas': Jose Mourinho on Mexico v Sweden match (VIDEO)

The Special One is RT’s special guest throughout Russia 2018 and in analyzing the upcoming Sweden versus Mexico on Wednesday, Mourinho says that it will be battle between individual player flair and collective teamwork. The winner of the crunch Group F game in Ekaterinburg Arena will likely join Germany in the knockout stages (provided the […]

Match Group buys Hinge on its way to dating dominance

Match Group, the company that owns Tinder, has bought a controlling stake in Hinge, which was redesigned to cater to individuals seeking relationships instead of the casual dating (and hookup) culture prevalent in other dating apps. This adds the ‘anti-Tinder’ to the company’s collection of other online services OkCupid, PlentyOfFish and Match.com, adding to its […]

Head scores ton in Aussie tour match

TWO warm-up games into the tour of England and Australia has produced two century makers but failed to top 300 as new coach Justin Langer continues to look for some one-day mojo. Travis Head opened the innings against Middlesex at Lords on Saturday and carved out 106 off 141 balls to follow Marcus Stoinis who […]

Serena Williams QUITS French Open: Reason for shock Sharapova match withdrawal revealed

The 23-time Grand Slam champion was set to take to the court to face arch rival Maria Sharapova on Philippe Chatrier today. But the American was struggling with injury and she dramatically pulled out less than an hour before the match was due to start. A press conference was immediately called where Williams revealed all […]

The entire Saudi Arabian refereeing team has been banned from the World Cup over a match fixing scandal

Reuters The entire Saudi Arabian refereeing team has been banned from officiating at the 2018 World Cup. This is because one referee, Fahad Al-Mirdasi, has been slapped with a life ban from soccer as he tried to fix a match in his own country. Al-Mirdasi reportedly “asked for money to help a team win a […]

Gareth Bale hits bicycle golazo just seconds after subbing into match to help Real Madrid win third consecutive Champions League title

David Ramos/Getty Images Real Madrid defeated Liverpool, 3-1, on Saturday to win their third consecutive Champions League title. The star of the match was substitute Gareth Bale, who drilled a bicycle kick into the back of the net just two minutes after subbing into the match to give Real a 2-1 lead. Teammate Cristiano Ronaldo […]