Football

Hat-trick hero Calvert-Lewin eager to impress for ‘new’ Everton

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) – Striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s eye-catching form for Everton has been reminiscent of some of the club’s other great number nines, but he is not getting carried away after back-to-back wins at the...

Leeds hang on for points in seven-goal thriller with Fulham

LEEDS (Reuters) – Newly-promoted Leeds United continued their barnstorming return to the Premier League as they claimed their first points with a thrilling 4-3 win over Fulham at Elland Road on Saturday. After being on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline at champions Liverpool on the opening day, Leeds, back in the top flight...

Liverpool sign Portugal winger Jota from Wolves

(Reuters) – Liverpool have completed the signing of Portugal forward Diogo Jota from Wolverhampton Wanderers on a long-term contract, the Premier League champions said on Saturday. Liverpool’s versatile 18-year-old defender Ki-Jana Hoever moved in the other direction on a five-year contract, having played four senior games for the Anfield club following his arrival from Ajax...

Infantino speaks of forces wanting to drag FIFA into the darkness

BERN (Reuters) – FIFA president Gianni Infantino, the subject of criminal proceedings in Switzerland, spoke of forces which he said wanted to drag the global soccer body into the “darkness of the past” as he defended himself at the annual Congress on Friday. The Congress, usually a lavish event in which the representatives of FIFA’s...

Whirlwind Bayern dismantle Schalke 8-0 in season opener

MUNICH, Germany (Reuters) – Treble winners Bayern Munich crushed Schalke 04 8-0 with a hat-trick from Serge Gnabry and a superb debut from Leroy Sane on Friday as they made a sensational start to the new Bundesliga season and sent an ominous warning to potential challengers. With the biggest opening win in Bundesliga history, Bayern...

19th September

Man Utd working hard in the transfer market, says Solskjaer

(Reuters) – Manchester United’s transfer window has not gone according to plan, but the Premier League club is working hard to bring in new players, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said. United has made just one signing in the close season, with Dutch midfielder Donny van de Beek arriving from Ajax. The club has been...

EPL urges government on crowds

The Premier League has urged the British government to stay committed to its plans for a controlled return of fans into stadiums from the start of October. The government last week restricted pilot events to 1,000 spectators after a spike in COVID-19 cases, and said it would review the date for when fans could enter...

18th September

Southern Division wins Police IDC

The Southern Division football side won the 2020 Police Inter District Championship defeating Western Division Two 1-nil in the final. Suva team flyer and captain for the southerners Filipe Baravilala proved to be the hero of the team scoring the winning goal in the first spell. Baravilala said while he felt proud scoring the goal...

Southern leads WD 2 in Police IDC

Southern Division leads Western Division 2 1-nil at half-time at the Kontiki Finance Police IDC underway at Nasova Ground. Suva rep Filipe Baravilala scored the lone goal in first half.   Second half kicks off shortly.

Premier League: Liverpool to sign Thiago Alcantara from Bayern Munich

Thiago Alcantara is joining Liverpool after ending his seven-year stint at European champion Bayern Munich. Liverpool will reportedly pay £20 million (NZ$38.4 million) up front with a potential additional £5 million (NZ$9.6 million) later. “That was Thiago’s great wish,” Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Thursday in a video interview with German newspaper Bild. “It...

Kontiki Finance Police IDC: Westerners crush hopes of PSRU FC

The Western Division team two football team crushed the hopes of Police Special Response Unit FC from defending the Police Inter-District Championship 1-0 in the first semifinal at Nasova ground. Western’s Peni Cavuigi was the hero for his team scoring the lone goal of the match to upset the Simione Tamanisau captained side.

17th September

Teams battle for title

The Fiji Police Force acting deputy commissioner of Police, Itendra Nair, says it has stressed to its officers the importance of keeping sports drug free and being effective ambassadors to the community. “For us the onus is to keep the sports clean and to make sure we engage as much as possible with the members...

Donaldson helps WD Two secure semi-final spot

Nadi rugby team fullback Isoa Donaldson helped his Police Western Division Two football team secure a spot in the semifinals after they defeated Central 2-0 in the Police Inter District Championship today at Nasova ground. The Nadi lad positioned himself at the centre back of his team in a windy and wet weather condition where...

Wellington Phoenix skipper Steven Taylor joins Indian Super League club Odisha

Outgoing Wellington Phoenix captain Steven Taylor will be tasked with marking some of his former A-League team-mates next season after signing a one-year contract with Indian Super League club Odisha FC. Taylor is the fourth player to move directly from the Phoenix to the ISL after Roy Krishna, David Williams and Mandi joined ATK last...

16th September

2020 Kontiki Finance Police IDC kicks off

The 2020 Kontiki Finance Police Soccer IDC Tournament is underway at the Nasova Police Grounds. Eight teams from Police divisions around the country will contest the title in the three day tournament, a precursor to this year’s 2020 Sukuna Bowl where Police will defend their title. The Police Special Response Unit are the current Police...

14th September

Rewa beats Nadi to keep league lead

The Rewa football side edged Nadi 2-1 in a Vodafone Premier League match at Nausori’s Ratu Cakobau Park yesterday. Rewa started the match well with a goal from Ratu Tevita Waranivalu after Nadi goal keeper Tevita Ravai failed to stop a high cross from Mohammed Ramzaan. Nadi equalised before half-time through a Ame Votoniu goal...

Cities battle ends in a draw

A goal apiece in the second half saw Suva and Lautoka end their Vodafone Premier League clash played to a one-all draw at the ANZ Stadium yesterday. Suva coach Babs Khan said they were unlucky not to have come away with some opportunities squandered. “This is football and it’s about taking the right chances,” Khan...

PSG star Neymar claims he was racially abused during heated French football game

Neymar was among five players sent off in stoppage time on Monday (NZT) as Marseille beat bitter rival Paris Saint-Germain for the first time in nine years. PSG star Neymar got a straight red in Marseille’s 1-0 win following an altercation with centre-back Alvaro Gonzalez. Neymar was sent off following a video replay showing he...

Premier League: Jamie Vardy on target in Leicester win while Spurs lose to Everton

Timothy Castagne scored on his Leicester debut before Jamie Vardy netted two penalties in a season-opening 3-0 victory over newcomer West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Sunday. Castagne, a defensive signing from Atalanta, made an impact at the other end by heading in a cross from fellow Belgian Dennis Praet in the 56th...

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