‘Our pride is political’: Thousands march in Paris for LGBT rights

Between 2,000 and 3,000 people turned out Saturday in Paris for a politically engaged Gay Pride march, a week after the officially scheduled event was cancelled because of coronavirus restrictions. A young, multicultural crowd marched behind a lorry bearing a banner declaring "our pride is political", carrying rainbow flags, coloured hair and some dressed in drag. People … Continue reading ‘Our pride is political’: Thousands march in Paris for LGBT rights

Chelsea bounce back to cruise past Watford

London (AFP) Chelsea retook their place in the Premier League top four as goals from Olivier Giroud, Willian and Ross Barkley capped a dominant display to beat Watford 3-0 and leave the Hornets still precariously placed just one point outside the relegation zone. Manchester United's 5-2 thrashing of Bournemouth earlier in the day saw Chelsea … Continue reading Chelsea bounce back to cruise past Watford

Lewandowski passes 50-goal mark as Bayern win 20th German Cup to complete double

Berlin (AFP) Robert Lewandowski passed the 50-goal mark this season as Bayern Munich completed the double with a 4-2 victory over Bayer Leverkusen behind closed doors to win a 20th German Cup on Saturday. Bundesliga champions Bayern dominated at Berlin's Olympic Stadium as David Alaba smashed home an early free-kick before Serge Gnabry added the … Continue reading Lewandowski passes 50-goal mark as Bayern win 20th German Cup to complete double

Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper

Geneva (AFP) A Siberian tiger attacked and killed a Zurich zookeeper on Saturday, the management said in a statement. An emergency team was alerted in the early afternoon and quickly managed to draw the tiger away from the cage where the attack took place, it added. A tiger is pictured at a zoo in India … Continue reading Tiger kills Zurich zookeeper

De Kock named South African cricketer of year

Johannesburg (AFP) Limited-overs captain Quinton de Kock was on Saturday named South Africa's men's cricketer of the year for the second time. The left-handed De Kock, 27, was comfortably South Africa's best batsman in a year in which the national team won only one out of seven series across all formats. De Kock (L) has … Continue reading De Kock named South African cricketer of year

Saka’s first Premier League goal keeps Arsenal in Euro race

Wolverhampton (United Kingdom) (AFP) Arsenal climbed back into the race to qualify for the Champions League as Bukayo Saka's first Premier League goal inspired a crucial 2-0 win against Wolves on Saturday. Mikel Arteta's side made it three successive league victories thanks to Saka's first half strike and a late Alexandre Lacazette goal at Molineux. … Continue reading Saka’s first Premier League goal keeps Arsenal in Euro race

Serpentine gives O’Brien record eighth win in ‘surreal’ Derby

London (AFP) Serpentine sprang a huge surprise to give trainer Aidan O'Brien a record eighth Epsom Derby on Saturday in front of deserted stands due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although trainers are permitted on course 50-year-old O'Brien was not there to experience history in the making and watched from his stables in Ireland. Serpentine runs … Continue reading Serpentine gives O’Brien record eighth win in ‘surreal’ Derby

Leeds take another step towards Premier League, Bristol City sack Johnson

London (AFP) Championship leaders Leeds moved closer to their long-awaited return to the Premier League after a 3-1 win at Blackburn, while Bristol City sacked boss Lee Johnson after their 1-0 loss to Cardiff on Saturday. Goals from Patrick Bamford, Kalvin Phillips and Mateusz Klich kept Leeds on course for automatic promotion as they seek … Continue reading Leeds take another step towards Premier League, Bristol City sack Johnson

Buffon breaks Serie A appearances record as Juve move seven points clear

Milan (AFP) Gianluigi Buffon set a new Serie A appearances record on Saturday as Juventus beat Torino 4-1 in the Turin derby to move seven points clear at the top of the table. The 42-year-old goalkeeper Buffon passed the previous record of 647 appearances he jointly held with AC Milan great Paolo Maldini as he … Continue reading Buffon breaks Serie A appearances record as Juve move seven points clear

Polish president speaks out against same-sex couple adoptions

Warsaw (AFP) Poland's President Andrzej Duda, who is running for re-election in the conservative, Catholic EU member, on Saturday said he wanted the constitution to explicitly forbid the adoption of children by same-sex couples. He said he planned to propose a constitutional amendment on Monday. Polish President Andrzej Duda, in a June 28, 2020 image, … Continue reading Polish president speaks out against same-sex couple adoptions

Rampant Man Utd rout Bournemouth, Leicester’s Vardy reaches century

London (AFP) Manchester United powered into fourth place in the Premier League with a 5-2 rout of struggling Bournemouth, while Leicester got back on track with Jamie Vardy reaching 100 top-flight goals in a comfortable win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side boosted their bid to qualify for next season's Champions League … Continue reading Rampant Man Utd rout Bournemouth, Leicester’s Vardy reaches century

Five-star Man Utd thrash Bournemouth to climb into top four

Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) Manchester United continued their charge into the Premier League top four with another devastating attacking display as they thrashed Bournemouth 5-2 on Saturday with Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford and Bruno Fernandes doing the damage. Another bad day for Bournemouth pushed the Cherries closer to a return to the Championship … Continue reading Five-star Man Utd thrash Bournemouth to climb into top four