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Joshua gets £20m for shock defeat, Ruiz £5m for winning

Andy Ruiz Jr might have produced one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight history on Saturday, but his pay cheque was distinctly lightweight, compared to Anthony Joshua’s. The Mexican stunned Britain’s WBA, IBF and WBO champion to shake up heavyweight boxing’s established order in dramatic style. Ruiz is understood to …

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Toronto Raptors stun Golden State Warriors in first NBA Finals

The Toronto Raptors won the first NBA Finals game played outside the United States with a thrilling 118-109 victory over the two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors. Toronto were led by Cameroonian forward Pascal Siakam, who scored a playoff career-high 32 points on Thursday while Golden State’s sharp-shooting duo of …

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Kwasi Appiah, Gyan finally reconcile

It was an emotional scene to behold when the Black Stars Coach, James Kwasi Appiah, and his general captain, Asamoah Gyan, buried the hatchet at a meeting held at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Accra yesterday afternoon. The meeting, which was called at the instance of Gyan, was meant to …

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Neymar stripped of Brazil captaincy and replaced by Dani Alves

Neymar has been stripped of the Brazil captaincy for next month’s Copa America and will be replaced by his Paris St-Germain team-mate Dani Alves. The 27-year-old forward, given the role eight months ago but under pressure after recent disciplinary issues, was informed by manager Tite on Saturday. Alves, 36, will …

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Coach Kwasi Appiah names Ayew as new Black Stars captain

Black Stars coach, Kwasi Appiah has named André Ayew as the permanent captain of the team. This follows a meeting with the top brass of the Ghana Football Association (GFA) Normalization Committee (NC) after which approval and full backing was granted to the plans of the coach. Ayew replaces Asamoah …

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