Wayne Rooney Fined 2 Weeks Wages by Everton After Drink-Driving Arrest

Wayne Rooney Fined 2 Weeks Wages by Everton After Drink-Driving Arrest

on September 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm Wayne Rooney has been fined two weeks wages by Everton after his conviction for drink-driving. . Simon Stone of the BBC reported on Wednesday the money will be donated to the Toffees’ community scheme. According to BBC News, the former Manchester United captain was arrested in Cheshire after being stopped by police on Sept. 1. Rooney was recorded as three times over the legal limit and later plead guilty to the charge in court on Monday. He received a two-year driving ban and £170 fine from Stockport Magistrates’ Court along with 100 hours of community service. After receiving the verdict, Rooney commented: “I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment in driving while over the legal limit. It w...
My son doesn’t want any war – Nnamdi Kanu’s father says (photos, video)

My son doesn’t want any war – Nnamdi Kanu’s father says (photos, video)

Note that this interview was done before the military invasion of the palace of Eze Israel Kanu, the father of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu.- The father to the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra has said that his son does not want war - Eze Israel Kanu said he is in total support of the ongoing agitation for Biafra by his son - He said his son never wants to actualize Biafra through war - He also advised his son to be careful and mindful of enemies while in pursuit of his agitation Eze Israel Kanu, the father to the leader of the Indigenous of People of Biafra (IPOB) Nnamdi Kanu, has said that everything about his son is proposed by God. Eze Kanu in an interview with NAIJ.com said the ongoing Biafra agitation is so dear to young Kanu. He also said...
Manchester City stars go unfairly unrecognised in FIFPRO list

Manchester City stars go unfairly unrecognised in FIFPRO list

Ale Moreno says Man City's abundance of talent and squad depth is why they're such heavy favourites to win the league. Pep Guardiola credits Sergio Aguero for letting Raheem Sterling take a penalty that capped Man City's 6-0 win at Watford. It is fair to say Manchester City have undergone quite a transformation over the last 10 years. From having a reputation for blundering about making historical muddles of their own business, the club has been recreated as a shining paradigm of a modern, streamlined and flourishing enterprise. It is a club visited by others to see what they can copy. It is a club that now occupies the upper echelons once cordoned off for the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool. As transformational change goes this has been pretty much the full makeover. Unrecogn...
Mediocre marks abound after Inter Milan’s draw at Bologna

Mediocre marks abound after Inter Milan’s draw at Bologna

Mauro Icardi's PK earned Inter Milan a point at home, which temporarily puts them atop the Serie A table. Mauro Icardi's PK earned Inter Milan a point at home, which temporarily puts them atop the Serie A table. The perfect start to the new Serie A season for Luciano Spalletti's squad was wrecked at Bologna. Inter struggled massively against Bologna at the Stadio Renato Dall'Ara. After a bright opening two minutes, they let the Felsinei walk all over them with Simone Verdi scoring a beauty on 32 minutes to send the Rossoblu ahead. Inter improved a little after the break -- Bologna were never dangerous again -- but could never really get things going, earning a penalty when Ibrahima Mbaye floored Eder. Mauro Icardi made the most of it, but the Nerazzurri failed to siege the home side f...
Mexico earthquake latest: rescue crews search for survivors as death toll rises

Mexico earthquake latest: rescue crews search for survivors as death toll rises

12.54pm EDT12:54 Firsthand accounts of the rescues Guardian readers have sent in their accounts and photos of the ongoing devastation and rescue missions. Luis, an aviation worker who lives in Mexico City, was one of the hundreds of volunteers who rallied to help those affected by the 7.1-magnitude earthquake that hit the capital on Tuesday afternoon: I arrived at the corner of Avenue Nuevo León and Calle Laredo with some friends from work around 10pm and left at 2am. Volunteers are being coordinated into shifts of four hours. As we were leaving, more people were arriving. We flagged down a police truck as we were making our way there on foot and they gave us a lift. People noticed we were on our way to help and would pull us over to give us water and first aid supplies. ...
Iranian president Rouhani condemns ‘ignorant, absurd, hateful’ Trump speech

Iranian president Rouhani condemns ‘ignorant, absurd, hateful’ Trump speech

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has said his country would respond “decisively and resolutely” if the US walks away from the nuclear deal agreed with other nations in 2015. Rouhani was speaking at the UN general assembly a day after a speech by the Donald Trump, in which the US president repeated his denunciations of the deal signed by Barack Obama as the “worst ever”, and encouraged Iranians to overthrow their government. The Iranian president described Trump’s speech – in which he also threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea – as “ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric” that was beneath the dignity of the UN general assembly. A blunt, fearful rant: Trump's UN speech left presidential norms in the dust ...
Tottenham’s Wembley attendance woes won’t go away this season

Tottenham’s Wembley attendance woes won’t go away this season

Wembley wasn't even one-third full for Tuesday's game. There isn't much Spurs can do about it, either. Midway through the first half of Tottenham's Carabao Cup match against Barnsley, the chants of "Wem-ber-lee, Wem-ber-lee" began from the away end. The Spurs fans, who still do not really think of themselves as the "home" end, didn't join in. For Barnsley's travelling mob, a third trip to Wembley in three seasons was something to celebrate. For Tottenham's fans, a third trip to Wembley in six days was a drag, and most stayed away on a blustery Tuesday night.The official attendance for the match, a tense 1-0 win for Tottenham, was 23,926, less than a third of the national stadium's 90,000-capacity and less than for the preseason friendly against Juventus, which attracted 26,251. There have...
Jay Heaps fired but New England Revolution still beset by problems

Jay Heaps fired but New England Revolution still beset by problems

ESPN FC's Brian McBride assesses what went wrong for Jay Heaps following his sacking by the Revolution. Jay Heaps was fired as manager of the New England Revolution on Monday, and there was much cheering, at least among certain segments of the fan base. But as emotionally satisfying as Heaps' ousting might be for some fans, it shouldn't be -- can't be -- the only change that takes place in the Revs organization. This is a franchise that isn't so much adrift as it is in a death spiral. The Revs were second in the Eastern Conference in 2014, fifth a year later, and then missed the playoffs in 2016,...
Marco Asensio’s road to Real wasn’t easy but he’s now poised for greatness

Marco Asensio’s road to Real wasn’t easy but he’s now poised for greatness

Zinedine Zidane believes Gareth Bale can use jeers from fans to improve his game, just as he did during his playing days. Zinedine Zidane admits he is not surprised by the comparisons made between Marco Asensio and Lionel Messi. Asensio's worked hard to get to Real Madrid's starting XI and looks at ease alongside the established stars. Watch him play and there's an unadulterated freshness to him, a nothing-is-impossible vibe that gets crowds -- even those used to watching Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale and Luka Modric on a weekly basis -- on their feet. It's fun. It's innocent. It's a kid playing unbridled football and doing it with joy. Sometimes it feels as if Marco Asensio popped out fully-formed, perhaps straight from a Japanese cartoon, as if he'd been playing alo...
Catalan president says Madrid is suspending region’s autonomy

Catalan president says Madrid is suspending region’s autonomy

Catalonia’s president has accused the Spanish government of suspending the region’s autonomy after police intensified efforts to stop a vote on independence that has sparked one of the worst political crises since Spain’s return to democracy four decades ago. Spanish Guardia Civil officers raided a dozen Catalan regional government offices and arrested 14 senior officials on Wednesday as part of an operation to stop the referendum from taking place on 1 October. Carles Puigdemont, the head of Catalonia’s pro-sovereignty government, described the raids as a “a co-ordinated police assault” that showed that Madrid “has de facto suspended self-government and applied a de facto state of emergency” in Catalonia. 'They've called me a traitor': Ca...