Football

FIFA vs. UEFA: Tensions escalate over Club World Cup and Global Nations League

[ad_1] FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti about his hopes that the 2018 and 2022 World Cups change negative perceptions of Russia and Qatar. FIFA president Gianni Infantino discusses the proposed transfer window changes and addresses inequalities within leagues with ESPN FC's Gab Marcotti. FIFA president Gianni Infantino tells Gab Marcotti the World Cup 'cannot afford' to be decided by an incorrect refereeing decision. UEFA put up apparently immovable
Politics

Chris Grayling defends handling of East Coast line

[ad_1] The government is facing criticism over the East Coast Main Line rail franchise after announcing it would be brought back under state ownership.Speaking to BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg, Transport Secretary Chris Grayling defended the government's handling of the service.He said it would continue to make money for the taxpayer, "just not as much as expected", and rejected calls to renationalise the entire rail network. [ad_2] Source link
Cricket

Sri Lanka Cricket reaps record profits despite shocker year

[ad_1] Sri Lanka's cricket board on Wednesday announced a profit of $14 million in 2017, far above all previous records, despite one of the worst on-field performances by the islanders in years.The board said that it made a net profit of 2.12 billion rupees ($14 million) in 2017 — a staggering 33 times what it made the year before.Revenues, at six billion rupees, were roughly double the 2016 figures, Sri
India Top News

IPL Live Score, MI vs KXIP: Kings XI Punjab opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians | Cricket News

[ad_1] Live Blog: Mumbai Indians vs Kings XI Punjab TOSS | Kings XI Punjab win the toss and opt to bowl against Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede stadium Playing XIs Mumbai Indians: Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Rohit Sharma (c), Ishan Kishan (w), Hardik Pandya, Krunal Pandya, Kieron Pollard, Ben Cutting, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah Kings XI Punjab: KL Rahul (w), Chris Gayle, Aaron Finch, Yuvraj Singh, Manoj Tiwary,
Cricket

‘Proper big dog’ coming to county, Moeen Ali on Virat Kohli

[ad_1] Some assumptions in the Surrey dressing room are sure to come crashing down when “proper big dog” Virat Kohli joins the side, said England all-rounder Moeen Ali as he reflected on the Indian captain’s much-talked-about county stint in June.While there aren’t too many big local names in the Surrey squad, there are a few international stars in the line-up, headlined by South Africa’s Morne Morkel, Tom Curran, Dean Elgar
Science/Nature

Copy of BepiColombo Mercury mission goes on display

[ad_1] Image copyright SCIENCE MUSEUM Image caption The BepiColombo Structural Thermal Model will become the centrepiece for events that will be held at the museum to mark key milestones in the progress of the European mission to Mercury A near-exact replica of the probe Europe will be sending to Mercury later this year has gone on show at London's Science Museum. BepiColombo is due to blast off on a seven-year
Football

Russell Canouse Brooks Lennon left Europe for MLS’ promise of playing time

[ad_1] ESPN FC's Taylor Twellman explains why the onus is on D.C. United and not Wayne Rooney to make his potential move to Major League Soccer a success. At 15, Russell Canouse left for Germany to find his soccer future. The midfielder had already spent two years with the PA Classics near his childhood home of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and another two with the New York Red Bulls academy before signing
Science/Nature

Switzerland to vote on pesticide ban ‘in 3 years’

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Farmers in Switzerland may have to end their use of synthetic pesticides Swiss citizens will get the chance to vote on a complete ban on the use of synthetic pesticides after campaigners secured enough signatures to force a referendum.More than 100,000 Swiss signed the call for a ban that would apply to all farmers, industries and imported foods.If the vote is passed, Switzerland
Entertainment

Comic fiction award put on hold because books ‘aren’t funny enough’

[ad_1] An award for humorous novels has been put on hold after the judges said this year's entries weren't funny enough.The Wodehouse Prize for Comic Fiction won't be awarded this year."We did not feel than any of the books we read this year incited the level of unanimous laughter we have come to expect," judge David Campbell said.A statement said there were "many amusing and well-written books", but "none fulfilled