| Sri Lanka probes allegations 2011 World Cup final was fixed

Kumar Sangakkara (Getty Images) Sri Lanka has ordered a criminal probe into allegations the 2011 Cricket World Cup final was “sold” to India, officials said Monday.”A criminal investigation has begun,” K.D.S. Ruwanchandra, the secretary to the sports ministry, told AFP.”It is handled by the (police) independent Special Investigation Unit on sports-related offences.”Former sports minister Mahindananda…Continue Reading | Mikel Arteta opens up on Nicolas Pepe: ‘I will be very persistent with him’

Nicolas Pepe was a shining light for in their FA Cup win against Sheffield United, but head coach Mikel Arteta wants the club’s record signing to be more consistent.Pepe has impressed since football resumed this month, scoring a superb goal in the Premier League defeat to Brighton before his penalty at Bramall Lane on Sunday…Continue Reading | Kaizer Chiefs confirm 1-year extension deals for trio, remain mum on George Maluleka exit

Kaizer Chiefs have confirmed that three players have inked one-year contract extension deals with the Sowetan giants.Brylon Petersen, Philani Zulu and Siphelele Ntshangase have all put pen to paper on new deals that will keep them at the club until the end of the 2020/21 season.”Foremost, I am emotional about it. I want to thank…Continue Reading

Champs League qualification: Why they will, why they won’t

LeicesterWhy they will qualify: They’re in third place and deserve to be there. Other than Liverpool and Manchester City, Brendan Rodgers’ side have played the best football in the division. The spine of Kasper Schmeichel, Jonny Evans, Caglar Soyuncu, Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison and Jamie Vardy has been unshowy but productive. A case could be…Continue Reading

Ex-Arsenal man claims Arteta ‘needs to ship out half the team’

Date published: Monday 29th June 2020 2:42 Mikel Arteta needs to sell half of his team this summer with Arsenal needing a complete rebuild, according to former midfielder David Bentley. The Gunners have followed up defeats to Manchester City and Brighton with victories over Southampton and Sheffield United, with a last-gasp Dani Ceballos strike sending…Continue Reading