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Bahrain Insists on Extradition of Detained Footballer

Bahrain insisted Monday on the extradition of a footballer with refugee status who has been detained in Thailand for nearly two months over his alleged role in protests in the Gulf state.

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Italy Minister Slams 'Mercenary' Higuain for Chelsea Move

Italy's interior minister Matteo Salvini on Monday branded Argentina international Gonzalo Higuain a "mercenary" for leaving AC Milan for Premier League club Chelsea.

"I'm glad that Higuain has gone and I hope we'll never see him again in Milan because he really behaved in an unworthy manner," Salvini, a staunch AC Milan supporter, told Italian radio.

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Belgian Justice Seeks Access to 'Football Leaks' Documents

Belgian justice wants access to documents on alleged corruption in football acquired by Portuguese hacker Rui Pinto who is under arrest in Budapest, the prosecutor's office said on Monday.

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Sala Remembered as Liverpool, Man City Resume Title Showdown

Liverpool and Manchester City will resume their fight for Premier League supremacy in a midweek round of fixtures clouded by the suspected death of Cardiff striker Emiliano Sala.

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Qatar Blockade Hits Asian Cup with UAE-Only Ticket Giveaway

When the United Arab Emirates take on bitter Gulf rivals Qatar in the Asian Cup semi-finals on Tuesday, good luck spotting the Qatari fans.

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From Pain to Pleasure: Djokovic's Rocky Road to Magnificent Seven

Twelve months after exiting the Australian Open with fitness, form and career doubts swirling, Novak Djokovic on Sunday struggled to keep his emotions from reducing him to tears.

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Morata Edges Closer to Atletico Madrid Move

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata appears close to securing a move to Atletico Madrid after the striker was pictured passing a medical with the Spanish club on Sunday. 

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Malaysia Stripped of World Para Swim Championships over Israel Stance

Malaysia has been barred from hosting the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships for refusing to let Israeli athletes compete, the International Paralympic Committee said on Sunday.

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Djokovic Overwhelms Nadal for 7th Australian Open Title

Novak Djokovic was so good, so relentless, so pretty much perfect, that Rafael Nadal never stood a chance.

Djokovic reduced one of the greats of the game to merely another outclassed opponent — just a guy, really — and one so out of sorts that Nadal even whiffed on one of his famous forehands entirely.

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Top African Football Official Faces World War Crimes Court

Top African football official Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona faced judges at the International Criminal Court for the first time Friday, with his lawyer complaining his "dignity was not respected" during his arrest and extradition from France.

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