Guatemala arrests ex-soccer chief Jimenez amid FIFA probe

Guatemalan police on Tuesday (January 12) arrested fugitive former national soccer federation president Brayan Jimenez in connection with a corruption probe into the sport’s world governing body FIFA. Police said they detained Jimenez in an apartment building called Torre Sol in an affluent neighbourhood of Guatemala City. He was due to appear in court later on Tuesday to be formally charged. “As national civil police, we know that we are a fundamental pillar in the […]

FIFA World Football Museum to open

Scandal-plagued FIFA will open its “World Football Museum” on February 28 in Zurich, just two days after the election of its new president, its managing director Stefan Jost announced on Tuesday (January 12) during a press tour of the venue. At a cost of $140 million, the museum has three floors covering about 3,000 square meters dedicated to permanent and temporary exhibitions, and 1,500 square meters of public space including a shop, a bar and […]

Rain or Shine wins over San Miguel

MANILA, Philippines – Rain or Shine was able to score a victory against defending champions San Miguel in the second game of the of the Best of Seven Series of the PBA Cup semi-finals, with a score of 105-97. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing and Uploaded by Vince Alvin Villarin)

Azkals, now at 135th world rank – FIFA

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine national football team, Philippine Azkals rose up by four places in the world rankings, from being at the 139th and now at the 135th. Said rise in position was recorded in the latest world rankings released by FIFA. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing and Uploaded by Vince Alvin Villarin)

Suspended Guatemalan judge granted release on bond in U.S. football case

A suspended Guatemalan judge who was arrested last month as part of a U.S. investigation into corruption in soccer’s world governing body FIFA won the right to be released from jail on Thursday (January 07) on a $4 million (USD) bond. Héctor Trujillo, 62, was secretary general of the Guatemalan soccer federation and a Constitutional Court judge until his Dec. 4 arrest while aboard a Disney cruise ship docked in Florida. With Trujillo’s wife and […]

Paraguay officials raid South American soccer confederation CONMEBOL

Paraguayan state prosecutors on Thursday (January 7) raided the headquarters of South American soccer confederation CONMEBOL after a request for cooperation from U.S. justice officials probing corruption inside world soccer, the prosecution office said. CONMEBOL lawyer Cristóbal Cáceres said the raid was linked to the case pending in the United States against former long-time confederation chief Nicolás Leoz, who was indicted for corruption and is facing extradition. Caceres said CONMEBOL was cooperating. “We are following […]

PBA suspends two referees

The Philippine Basketball Association Technical Committee suspended two referees. After the deliberation by said committee, the two referees received a maximum of 21-day suspension after it was found out that the two failed to call out violations during the overtime game last Sunday. (Eagle News Service Described by Jay Paul Carlos, Video Editing by Dexter Magno, Uploaded by MRFaith Bonalos)

Manchester United draw 0-0 with Chelsea

Under-fire manager Louis van Gaal said he would not quit after Manchester United extended their run without a victory to eight games in all competitions with a 0-0 draw with champions Chelsea in the Premier League on Monday (December 28). Sixth-placed United produced an improved display at Old Trafford, having limped to a 2-0 defeat at Stoke City on Saturday, enjoying two-thirds of the possession without being able to break down Chelsea’s defense. Interim manager […]

Celebrations as Comanche wins Sydney to Hobary yacht race

Ken Read, the American skipper of super-maxi Comanche, said the yacht was “nothing shy of spectacular” after it took line honours in the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race on Monday (December 28). Comanche crossed the finishing line in Hobart’s Derwent River estuary late on Monday night, clocking an unofficial time of two days, eight hours, 58 minutes, over 50 nautical miles ahead of compatriot Rambler 88, vindicating Read’s decision to make running repairs in winds […]

Lionel Messi named player of the year at Globe Soccer Awards

Barcelona forward Lionel Messi was named the best player of the year at the Globe Soccer Awards in Dubai on Sunday (December 27). The 28-year-old Argentine international, who is a four-times world player of the year and has been shortlisted for the 2015 Ballon d’Or, helped to inspire his team to the Champions League, La Liga and King’s Cup treble despite losing two months to injury. “It’s always beautiful receiving this recognition. Even though the […]

Manning denies using HGH after surgery in 2011

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning denied an Al-Jazeera report that he took human growth hormone (HGH) following neck surgery in 2011, but on Sunday (December 27) acknowledged he visited a clinic that allegedly supplied the banned substance. Meanwhile, the source of the Al-Jazeera report that the anti-aging clinic in Indianapolis provided HGH to Manning recanted his allegations in a video statement. Manning, who missed the entire 2011 National Football League season with a serious neck […]