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03 December 2018 8:07 PM Tottenham fan arrested after banana skin thrown onto Arsenal pitch

London - A football fan has been arrested after a banana skin was thrown onto the pitch at the Emirates Stadium as Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang celebrated scoring a penalty in front of Tottenham fans. The Gunners won a memorable match 4-2 on Sunday and London's Metropolitan Police afterwards confirmed that seven arrests had been made. Britain's 23

03 December 2018 11:43 AM Ban Ki-moon urges North Korea to take denuclearisation steps

Former UN secretary-general Ban Ki-moon has urged North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to take concrete steps toward complete denuclearisation and gain the trust of the international community if he wants sanctions lifted. Ban told The Associated Press on Monday that "this is the time" to achieve North Korea's denuclearisation after nearly a quarter century 25

27 November 2018 5:57 PM Ex-Aussie captain Smith to play in Bangladesh T20 league

Dhaka - Bangladesh Premier League side Comilla Victorians on Tuesday announced the signing of former Australian captain Steve Smith for the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 tournament. Victorians coach Mohammad Salahuddin told AFP that Smith would join the team mid-January for the second phase of the BPL as a replacement for Pakistani cricketer Shoaib 23

20 November 2018 4:41 PM British sprinter Levine banned after failing drug test

London - British sprinter Nigel Levine has been suspended from all sport for four years after testing positive for banned drug clenbuterol, UK Anti-Doping announced on Tuesday. Levine failed a drugs test on November 24 last year and it emerged in February that he had been provisionally suspended. Announcing the four-year ban on Tuesday, UKAD said the 29-year-old's 32

20 November 2018 8:26 AM Airbnb to remove Israeli settlement listings

Airbnb has said it will stop renting out homes in Jewish settlements of the West Bank, a move that drew sharp rebukes from Israeli officials on Monday. The San Francisco-based company said it would remove about 200 home and room rentals in the disputed region. Airbnb said that although US law allows for it to continue operating there, it made the controversial 48

12 November 2018 4:01 PM Nasri set for Premier League return

London - Samir Nasri is in line to rejoin Manuel Pellegrini at West Ham when his doping suspension ends, the London Evening Standard reported on Monday. The Standard said the 31-year-old midfielder, who played under Pellegrini at Manchester City, is undergoing a medical prior to signing a short-term contract with London club West Ham. While the former 30

07 November 2018 7:18 AM Disgraced top Italian swimmer banned for 4 years

Rome - Former two-time world 100m freestyle champion Filippo Magnini was handed a four-year ban for doping on Tuesday after being found guilty of using or attempting to use banned products, said reports. Italy's anti-doping agency (Nado) had demanded an eight-year ban for the 2005 and 2007 world champion, who also won Olympic bronze with the 4x200m Italian 22

05 November 2018 4:20 PM Man United's Matic explains why he won't wear poppy

London - Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic says he cannot wear a red poppy to remember Britain's war dead because it reminds him of the trauma of a NATO bombing campaign on his home country when he was a young child. The 30-year-old Serbian said he had worn the symbol in the past but would not do so this year. Matic was the only United player 24

30 October 2018 6:28 AM Chiefs won't play SuperSport behind closed doors

Cape Town - Although Kaizer Chiefs are serving a supporter ban on fixtures at Moses Mabhida Stadium, this will not apply for the Telkom Knockout quarter-final against SuperSport United. Amakhosi will host Matsatsantsa at the iconic venue on Sunday and acting Premier Soccer League (PSL) CEO Mato Madlala has explained that the match will be open to the public 33

24 October 2018 6:09 PM Cipriani hit with 3-week ban for red card

Paris - Mercurial England flyhalf Danny Cipriani was handed a three-week ban on Wednesday for a dangerous tackle on Munster centre Rory Scannell during Gloucester's 36-22 defeat in their European Champions Cup match last Saturday. The 30-year-old - overlooked for England's squad for the upcoming November Tests despite recent good form - had been given 31