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Three more Marseille fans given prison sentences MARSEILLE: Three more Marseille fans were handed prison sentences on Tuesday for their parts in violence surrounding the Ligue 1 clash against Lyon in September.The three fans, aged between 18 and 25, were all given two-month suspended sentences and banned from attending football matches for a year.The 18-year-old, who had hoped to join the army, was sentenced for throwing a banger at police before the match.A 19-year-old was found to have brandished a flare while the 25-year-old was found guilty of insulting police officers.All three also copped a 300-euro ($319) fine.Back in September, three other Marseille fans were given prison sentences of between four and six months for their parts in the violence that marred the 1-1 draw between the two sides.The match at Marseille's Stade Velodrome had to be stopped for 20 minutes as home fans threw objects onto the field, including bottles and cups, with Lyon leading 1-0 ...

Records fall as Kostova claims crown HOUSTON: Boyanka Kostova of Azerbaijan set two new world records on her way to victory in the 58kg category at the World Weightlifting Championships on Monday.The Bulgaria-born powerhouse, who switched allegiances to Azerbaijan in 2010, set new records for the snatch (112 kg) before adding a new overall total record (252kg) with her final lift.She failed to add a third record in the clean and jerk, settling for 140 kg, but said she is confident ...
Eight Barca players nominated for UEFA Team of the Year PARIS: European champions Barcelona featured prominently in the 40-man shortlist for the UEFA Team of the Year announced on Tuesday.Barca, who claimed their fifth European title after beating Juventus 3-1 in June's Champions League final, have eight representatives with the Serie A champions accounting for six.Cristiano Ronaldo was included in the shortlist for the 12th straight time, having been named in the final 11 last year for a record eighth successive season.Bayer Leverkusen's Turkish midfielder ...
Second Lyallpur Kabaddi Tournament to start from Nov 27 FAISALABAD: Second Lyallpur Punjab Kabaddi Tournament will be held from November 27 to 29 at Kamalpur. According to the district sports officer, total 16 teams from all over Punjab will participate in the event. All arrangements have been finalised to hold the event, he added.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015 ...
 Shaw to be spared PSV reunion with Man United MANCHESTER: Luke Shaw has been allowed to miss Manchester United's Champions League game with PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday by manager Louis van Gaal after breaking his leg in the reverse fixture.All members of United's first-team squad are normally obliged to attend home games, whether they are able to play or not.But left-back Shaw has been spared a reunion with PSV as he continues his recovery from the double leg break he sustained in United's 2-1 ...
Struggling Stuttgart fire coach Zorniger BERLIN: Bundesliga strugglers Stuttgart announced on Tuesday that they have parted company with coach Alexander Zorniger after their 4-0 mauling at home to Augsburg kept them in the bottom three."The manner of last Saturday's defeat has kept us very busy," said club president Bernd Wahler."In the aftermath, we analysed the team and the coaching staff and came to this conclusion."The 48-year-old Zorniger has only been in charge since the start of the season after Stuttgart ...
Russia to strengthen 2018 World Cup security MOSCOW: Security at the 2018 World Cup will be strengthened in the wake of this month's attacks in Paris, Russia's Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko promised on Tuesday.The vow came after Russia's 2018 World Cup local organising committee met with inspectors from FIFA."We discussed the problems of security in detail," Mutko, who is also the head of the 2018 World Cup organising committee, told a press conference after the meeting."The security plan has already been approved. ...


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