Sport

Anastasiades: State stands by all sports clubs

The government stands by all sports clubs without exception, President Nicos Anastasiades said at the inauguration ceremony of the Aek Larnaca academy sports centre on Wednesday evening. In his greeting, the president congratulated the management of the football club for naming the sports centre Nicolas Theodotou in memory of the… Cyprus Mail …


Real Madrid stun Liverpool to win Champions League title

Vinicius Junior’s second half tap-in steered Real Madrid to a 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final on Saturday for the Spanish champions’ record-extending 14th European Cup victory. Vinicius tapped in at the far post from a Federico Valverde pass in the 59th minute after Liverpool had completely… Cyprus Mail …


Djokovic maintains winning return in Dubai

World number one Novak Djokovic impressed again at his first tournament since being deported ahead of the Australian Open, beating Russian Karen Khachanov 6-3 7-6(2) to reach the Dubai Championships quarter-finals on Wednesday. Just as against Lorenzo Musetti in his opening match here on Monday, Djokovic received plenty of vocal… Cyprus Mail …


Scotland edge out England at Murrayfield

Finn Russell slotted a penalty eight minutes from time to earn Scotland a narrow 20-17 win over England on Saturday as they took advantage of a penalty try and a yellow card for the visitors to edge a nerve-shredding Six Nations clash. Scotland, 10-6 up at halftime, were 10-17 down… Cyprus Mail …


Roberto Carlos to play for English pub team

Brazil World Cup winner Roberto Carlos will make an appearance for an English pub team after they acquired his services in a dream transfer raffle on auction website eBay. The 48-year-old former full back, who played for Real Madrid and was well-known for his swerving free kicks, will swap the… Cyprus Mail …


Man City pull out of Ronaldo race amid talk of Man Utd return

Manchester City have pulled out of the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, clearing the way for a potential shock return to Manchester United. The PA news agency understands United have held discussions with the five-time world player of the year’s agent, Jorge Mendes. City were offered the 36-year-old, who has… Cyprus Mail …


Olympics-Up to 10,000 spectators allowed at each venue despite warnings

Olympics organisers on Monday capped the number of spectators at 10,000 for each venue at the Tokyo 2020 Games, days after experts warned that holding the event without fans would be the least risky option during the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision, widely expected following comments by both organisers and government… Cyprus Mail …


British sport unites to support football in social media boycott

English cricket and Premiership Rugby on Wednesday announced they will join football’s social media blackout this weekend in response to continued online racist abuse of professional players in the country. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) with all 18 first-class county teams, the eight women’s regional teams and the… Cyprus Mail …


Dawson own goal gives Man United win over West Ham

Manchester United stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 13 games after a second-half own goal by West Ham United’s Craig Dawson gave them a 1-0 home win in the Premier League on Sunday. The result left United second on 57 points from 29 games, 14 behind Manchester City… Cyprus Mail …


Omonia back on top, Salamina in trouble in Cyprus playoffs

Omonia are back on top of the Cyprus First Division after a 1-0 win over Olympiakos on Sunday, courtesy of Giannis Kousoulos. The Greens leapfrogged AEL Limassol, who went top on Friday with a 3-0 victory over AEK. The race for the title is extremely tight, with Omonia just one… Cyprus Mail …