Pochettino ‘happy’ that Mourinho replaced him at Tottenham

London (AFP) Mauricio Pochettino insisted Friday that he was "happy" that Jose Mourinho replaced him as Tottenham coach. Mourinho took over in November despite Pochettino having enjoyed a successful five-and-a-half year spell in charge of the London side. Old friends: Jose Mourinho and Mauricio Pochettino Oli SCARFF AFP/File "I am so happy that he is … Continue reading Pochettino ‘happy’ that Mourinho replaced him at Tottenham

Hertha hammer Union at empty Olympic Stadium

Berlin (AFP) Hosts Hertha claimed the Berlin derby bragging rights over Union on Friday with a convincing 4-0 victory in their almost empty 74,000-capacity Olympic Stadium. Hertha moved up to 10th place after the opening match of the second round of games since the Bundesliga restarted last week under strict coronavirus measures thanks to second-half … Continue reading Hertha hammer Union at empty Olympic Stadium

80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

Karachi (AFP) A total of 80 bodies have been recovered after a Pakistani plane crashed with nearly 100 people on board in the southern city of Karachi on Friday, Provincial health officials said in a statement, with more feared dead. The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) plane had made multiple approaches to land at the city's … Continue reading 80 bodies recovered, more feared dead in Pakistan plane crash

British PM’s top aide broke coronavirus lockdown rules, say reports

LONDON (AFP) - One of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's top advisers, Dominic Cummings, drew police attention after allegedly breaking the coronavirus lockdown, reports said on Friday (May 22). Cummings left his London home to stay with his parents in Durham, north-east England, while suffering symptoms of Covid-19, the Daily Mirror and The Guardian newspapers … Continue reading British PM’s top aide broke coronavirus lockdown rules, say reports

Buhari grants financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

Abuja, Nigeria (TVC NEWS) President Muhammadu Buhari has granted financial autonomy to the legislature and judiciary across the 36 states of the country. The president disclosed this on Friday after signing into law an executive order for the implementation of the financial autonomy of the state legislature and state judiciary. He said it is in … Continue reading Buhari grants financial autonomy to state legislature, judiciary

Bayern won’t exercise 120-million-euro option to buy Coutinho

Munich (Germany) (AFP) Bayern Munich will not activate a 120-million-euro ($130 million) option to buy on-loan Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, the German champions' chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Der Spiegel magazine on Friday. The option expired and "we haven't activated it," said Rummenigge. Price is not right: Bayern Munich's on-loan Brazilian Philippe Coutinho Christof … Continue reading Bayern won’t exercise 120-million-euro option to buy Coutinho

Bucks co-owner sees NBA back in 6-8 weeks in two cities

New York (AFP) Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry says he thinks the NBA season could resume in six to eight weeks with clubs likely gathering in Orlando and Las Vegas to play games. Lasry told CNBC television on Thursday that the league was moving closer to ending the coronavirus pandemic shutdown that began after Utah's … Continue reading Bucks co-owner sees NBA back in 6-8 weeks in two cities

Joe Biden tells radio host: African-Americans mulling Trump vote ‘ain’t black’

WASHINGTON (AFP) - White House hopeful Joe Biden told an African-American radio host on Friday (May 22) that he "ain't black" if he was unsure who to support in November's election, igniting controversy and accusations of racism from President Donald Trump's camp. Biden, the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee, also appeared on a morning television … Continue reading Joe Biden tells radio host: African-Americans mulling Trump vote ‘ain’t black’

FBI identifies slain suspect in Texas Navy base shooting

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The suspect killed at the scene of Thursday's "terrorism-related" shooting at a US naval air base in Texas has been identified as 20-year-old Adam Aalim Alsahli, a Syrian-born US citizen, federal law enforcement officials said on Friday (May 22). The gunman opened fire at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in an attack … Continue reading FBI identifies slain suspect in Texas Navy base shooting

‘Wise teacher’: Ronaldo hails Luigi Simoni after ex-Inter coach dies, aged 81

Milan (AFP) Former Inter Milan coach Luigi Simoni, who led the club to the UEFA Cup title in 1998 during the era of Brazilian star Ronaldo, died in Pisa on Friday at the age of 81 years. "Today, 22 May, he left us. Not just any date, the most Inter-related date of all," Inter Milan … Continue reading ‘Wise teacher’: Ronaldo hails Luigi Simoni after ex-Inter coach dies, aged 81