Messi and Aguero in Argentina preliminary Copa America squad

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and the returning Sergio Aguero headed the 23-man Copa America squad announced by Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni on Wednesday. Paris Saint Germain winger Angel Di Maria was also included but there was no place for striker Gonzalo Higuain, who is on loan at Chelsea from Juventus."These are the best players in... Continue Reading →

Man City’s Sterling wants to meet FA, league about racism

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling, who is leading the fight against racism in soccer, said on Tuesday he hoped to talk to officials at England's Football Association and the Premier League about combating the menace. Sterling told a conference in New York that the hectic nature of a footballer's schedule was the only thing that... Continue Reading →

Teens made up most of e-cigarette maker Juul’s Twitter following – study

Almost half of the people who followed Juul Labs Inc on Twitter last year were not old enough to legally purchase e-cigarettes in the United States, according to a study published on Monday. Researchers analysed data collected in April 2018 on public followers of Juul’s Twitter account (@JUULvapor) with at least one public tweet. About... Continue Reading →

Portuguese officers convicted of kidnapping black youths

A Portuguese court has found eight police officers guilty of kidnapping and beating up six youths from a predominantly black neighbourhood in the outskirts of Lisbon. Only one of the eight officers was sentenced to jail, while the others were given suspended sentences for various crimes, including kidnapping, assault and falsification of documents. Nine other... Continue Reading →

Lawyers for South Africa’s Zuma tell court he is being treated unfairly

Jacob Zuma’s lawyers argued on Monday that the former South African president had been treated unfairly by prosecutors in his attempt to have revived corruption charges set aside because he is unpopular in the country at large. Zuma, who was in office from 2009-2018, has applied for a permanent stay of prosecution from 16 charges... Continue Reading →

Florida man, 73, fatally shot wife because she was being ‘disrespectful,’ police say

A Florida man told police he fatally shot his wife in the face during a Wednesday night argument because he didn’t like her “disrespectful” tone, police said. Fernando De Baere, 73, faces murder charges in the killing of his 47-year-old wife, Maria Sherman, the Sun-Sentinel reported Friday. De Baere allegedly shot his wife in the... Continue Reading →

In Syria’s Aleppo, the customers are back in the bathhouse

ALEPPO, Syria (Reuters) - Swaddled in white towels, the Mansour and Wafai families sat in an arched alcove of Aleppo’s Bab al-Ahmar public bathhouse, reviving their once-weekly tradition after years of war in Syria. With steamy stone rooms, masseurs and traditional singers, the bathhouses have been a staple of Aleppo life for centuries. But located... Continue Reading →

Herrera confirms Man United exit in emotional farewell video

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has confirmed he will leave the club at the end of the Premier League season when his contract expires, the 29-year-old said on Saturday. The Spaniard, who joined United in 2014 from Athletic Bilbao, announced his departure in an emotional farewell video on the club's Twitter account. British media have... Continue Reading →

Pressure is a privilege as City look to close out title

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola wants his side to embrace the "privilege" of being in pole position to retain the Premier League title when they travel to Brighton on Sunday. City go into the final day of the season one point ahead of Liverpool after a title race that has raised the bar from anything... Continue Reading →

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