Three key players behind Bayern Munich’s eighth straight title

Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich were crowned German champions for the 30th time in the club's history on Tuesday as the Bavarian giants secured an eighth straight Bundesliga title. Here, AFP Sport looks at three key players from Bayern's league-winning campaign: Alphonso Davies has been outstanding in his first full season with Bayern Christof STACHE POOL/AFP/File … Continue reading Three key players behind Bayern Munich’s eighth straight title

Flick sets Bayern on treble course with Bundesliga title in the bag

Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich are German champions yet again, but an eighth consecutive Bundesliga title looked anything but inevitable when Hansi Flick was appointed coach in November. Flick came in as a caretaker to replace the sacked Niko Kovac with Bayern reeling after a 5-1 hammering at Eintracht Frankfurt -- their worst Bundesliga defeat since … Continue reading Flick sets Bayern on treble course with Bundesliga title in the bag

Bayern clinch eighth straight Bundesliga title with Bremen win

Berlin (AFP) Bayern Munich secured their eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday as Robert Lewandowski's first-half volley saw them claim a 1-0 win at Werder Bremen. The Bavarian giants were confirmed German champions for the 30th time in the club's proud history to maintain their iron-grip on the Bundesliga shield in recent years.ADVERTISING Lewandowski has … Continue reading Bayern clinch eighth straight Bundesliga title with Bremen win

Getafe’s Champions League charge falters with Espanyol stalemate

Madrid (AFP) Getafe dropped more points in the race for Champions League qualification on Tuesday after they failed to break down struggling Espanyol despite their opponents playing most of the 0-0 draw with 10 men. The stalemate represents a missed opportunity for Jose Bordalas' side and they could even have lost to Espanyol, who are … Continue reading Getafe’s Champions League charge falters with Espanyol stalemate

New US sanctions aim to ‘starve’ Syria, Lebanon: Hezbollah

Beirut (AFP) New US sanctions against the Syrian government aim to "starve" the country and its neighbour Lebanon, the head of the Lebanese movement Hezbollah said Tuesday. "The Caesar Act aims to starve Lebanon just as it aims to starve Syria," Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech. Hassan Nasrallah, the head of Lebanon's powerful … Continue reading New US sanctions aim to ‘starve’ Syria, Lebanon: Hezbollah

Van Gogh, Gauguin brothel letter sells for 210,000 euros

Paris (AFP) A letter written jointly by Vincent Van Gogh and Paul Gauguin in which they talk of their brothel visits and share their mutual admiration, sold for 210,600 euros ($236,000) at auction in Paris on Tuesday. The letter, which mentions how they wanted to revive modern art and set up an "association of painters", … Continue reading Van Gogh, Gauguin brothel letter sells for 210,000 euros

Gladbach brush aside Wolfsburg to boost Champions League hopes

Berlin (AFP) Borussia Moenchengladbach stayed in the hunt for a Champions League berth with an emphatic 3-0 Bundesliga home win over Wolfsburg on Tuesday as midfielder Jonas Hofmann scored twice. After consecutive defeats by Freiburg and Bayern Munich, who can win an eighth straight league title later on Tuesday with victory at Werder Bremen, Gladbach … Continue reading Gladbach brush aside Wolfsburg to boost Champions League hopes

Jimmy Kimmel To Host 2020 Emmys, Making Nine Consecutive Years Of Male Hosts

TOPLINE Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2020 Emmy Awards on September 20, ABC announced Tuesday, though many details of how the broadcast will be staged amid the coronavirus pandemic have yet to be decided. Jimmy Kimmel attends an evening with Jimmy Kimmel [+] PHILLIP FARAONE/GETTY IMAGES KEY FACTS "I don't know where we will do this … Continue reading Jimmy Kimmel To Host 2020 Emmys, Making Nine Consecutive Years Of Male Hosts

Trump Praises Scientists, Doctors For An AIDS Vaccine That Doesn’t Exist

TOPLINE President Donald Trump incorrectly suggested that scientists and doctors had developed an AIDS vaccine before appearing to correct himself during a press conference on police reform that took a detour when the president flaunted the progress being made into finding a vaccine for Covid-19. U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event [+] GETTY IMAGES KEY … Continue reading Trump Praises Scientists, Doctors For An AIDS Vaccine That Doesn’t Exist

Coronavirus hot spots flare in US states Arizona and Florida; Oregon church linked to outbreak

CHICAGO (REUTERS) - For a second week in a row, half a dozen US states face a surge in new coronavirus cases and rising hospitalisations, including an outbreak linked to a church in rural Oregon. Arizona, Florida and Oklahoma all reported record increases in new cases on Tuesday (June 16) after recording all-time highs last … Continue reading Coronavirus hot spots flare in US states Arizona and Florida; Oregon church linked to outbreak