LONDON: Manchester City's quest for four trophies continued with a 5-0 thrashing of Burnley to march into the FA Cup fifth round as League One Shrewsbury narrowly missed out on shocking Wolves in a 2-2 draw on Saturday (Jan 26).City boss Pep Guardiola labelled talk of a quadruple as "fantasy" earlier in the week, but after cruising into the League Cup final in midweek, the English champions are in contention for a clean sweep of trophies as they challenge Liverpool in the Premier League and face Schalke in the last 16 of the Champions League.The defeat left Burnley to concentrate on their bid for survival in the top flight.Guardiola named a strong side with just four changes from last weekend's Premier League win at Huddersfield.Gabriel Jesus continued his hot streak with a fine individual run and powerful finish past Nick Pope to open the scoring with his eighth goal in five games.Burnley wasted a great chance to level when Matej Vydra fired wide with just Ederson to beat and … [Read more...] about Football: Man City continue quadruple quest, Wolves fightback avoids shock
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LONDON: The Son ain't gonna shine any more, at least not for Tottenham Hotspur over the next few weeks while Son Heung-min is away captaining South Korea at the 2019 Asian Cup."Sonny" has travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the tournament after Sunday's 1-0 defeat to Manchester United at Wembley.He joins the squad ahead of their final group match against China on Wednesday, and may well miss Spurs' next five matches should Korea make it all the way through to the final in Abu Dhabi.With reference to his favoured shirt number for club and country, here are seven solid reasons why we are all going to miss Son in his absence.THAT RICH VEIN OF FORMHaving taken a while to get going this season, Son has been in fine fettle since mid-December having amassed nine goals and six assists in his last 11 appearances at club level.Spurs must be galled to think that their man might be continuing his impressive hot streak out in the UAE rather than the Premier League but … [Read more...] about 7 reasons the Premier League will miss Tottenham’s South Korea star Son Heung-min at Asian Cup
When basketball star LeBron James became a free agent earlier this year, the sports media went into meltdown predicting where he would go before he eventually signed for the LA Lakers in July. Faker is not exactly in the same bracket as “King James” in terms of worldwide fame or earnings, but the biggest name in Esports saw his contract end on November 18 and his next move is a major topic of conversation. The dailyReport Must-reads from across Asia - directly to your inbox Esports, the competitive playing of video games, is an industry that is predicted to be worth US$1.5 billion by 2020. As it grows, so does the number of people employed in it. The most high-profile are those professionals who play various games full-time and compete in tournaments that are held around the world almost every weekend. These tournaments are watched by millions online and by thousands in stadiums and arenas. Many of these players, who practice for hours every day when … [Read more...] about Esports: Faker stays in a league of his own
Follow our CNA LIFESTYLE page on Facebook for more trending stories and videosSINGAPORE: Looking back at the last four weeks as the World Cup Final between France and Croatia takes place this Sunday (Jul 15), one can say it’s been a tournament of a few surprises.England got so much further than anyone expected. Argentina and title- holders Germany shockingly got booted out in the group stages. Yet, sadly there are still some things that unsurprisingly never change: Sexism in football fandom.This writer was watching England beat Sweden during the quarter-finals at a house party when a male acquaintance started “mansplaining” the beautiful game to me.“You know why that’s a foul? Now, they are going to take a freekick. You know who is very well known for freekicks? The very handsome David Beckham,” he said to me, and only me - the lone girl on a couch full of men.“Eh, are you a real football fan or just watching because … [Read more...] about Why are female football fans still victims of sexism in 2018?
NO BANG but lots of interesting noise for our last buck. With precious little at stake, the Premier League season was never going to give us another "Aguero moment" yet still managed an eventful finale. City reached their century of points with a late intervention from a man called Jesus. Mo Salah took the Golden Boot and ensured Liverpool will be in the Champions League. Spurs won from 4-1 down and Arsene Wenger quipped that he should retire every week! So, as the sun shone and the goals rained down, what to make of the EPL's 26th season? City were simply too good. Too good for the rest as their monopoly of both ball and stats suggests, but too good for their own good at times. And for all their brilliance, they are not yet loved – they have too much money. Having the most cash and the best coach seems unfair – City getting Pep Guardiola was like the governors of El Dorado hiring Midas. Success seems inevitable and they appeared to be playing a different game to the rest. … [Read more...] about Fitting finale to mixed bag of a season