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Spurs, Inter eye European glory

Several former winners enter the Europa League picture this week as the likes of Tottenham Hotspur and Inter Milan begin the long road to glory in the play-off round.

UEFA to probe Italian federation chief's alleged racism

Tavecchio’s 'Opti Poba' comments had landed him in trouble. Photo: AFP/ File

European football's governing body UEFA has opened an investigation into an alleged racist comment made by new Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio.

Saudi prince carjacked in Paris

Heavily-armed robbers attacked the motorcade of a Saudi prince in Paris, making off with 250,000 euros ($335,000) in cash and reportedly stole “sensitive” documents, the French police said on Monday.

Arsenal eye spot in elite league

Arsenal’s Olivier Giroud (right) at a training session at the team’s London Colney facility in Hertfordshire on Monday -AFP

After a positive start to the new season domestically, Arsenal head to Istanbul in optimistic mood ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League play-off first leg against Besiktas.

Paris St Germain start season with 2-0 victory

Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring against Bastia in their French league match at the Parc des — AFP

Paris St Germain shrugged off the early loss of talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Saturday to record their first Ligue 1 victory of the campaign by 2-0 against Bastia in a game overshadowed by an alleged

Brandao headbutt 'scandalous', says French sports official

Thiago Motta's PSG teammate Cavani and PSG security had to stop him reacting to the unsavoury incident. Photo: Screengrab

French secretary of state for sports Thierry Braillard on Monday dubbed as "scandalous" the headbutt Brazilian striker Brandao landed on Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta.

Neuer, Ronaldo and Robben vie for UEFA Best Player award

Neuer was pivotal in Germany's World Cup triumph in Brazil. Photo: AP/ File

German World Cup-winning goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, Netherlands winger Arjen Robben and Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo are the three contenders to win UEFA's Best Player in Europe Award

Luis Suarez ban verdict on thursday


Luis Suarez will find out on Thursday whether he has been successful in his appeal to have a four-month ban for biting Italy’s Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup reduced.

Jewish group urges name change for French hamlet

Prominent Jewish group the Simon Wiesenthal Centre has sent a letter to France’s interior minister Bernard Cazeneuve, to demand that a tiny hamlet south of Paris called “Death to Jews” be renamed.

Paris plea to lovers: Say it with a selfie, not ‘love locks’


Note to romance-struck couples strolling in Paris, the eternal city of love: please consider immortalising your passion with a “selfie” rather than lashing a padlock to a city bridge.

A political party which seeks a text book start often remains superficial, pretending that the preamble or the introduction remains the real thing. For a party that created a great propaganda machine to devastate the Congress during the election, the Bharatiya Janata Party regime has little to say.

The Narendra Modi government approaching the 100-day mark demands an assessment of its performance. A national television channel even arranged, more a boxing match than a debate, a programme on whether Mr Modi’s foreign policy is continuity or radical change.