Pliskova’s loss meant Elina Svitolina booked her place in next week’s season-ending tournament in Singapore. However, fellow contender Kiki Bertens lost in three sets to Aliaksandra Sasnovich to give Pliskova the eighth and final spot. * FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi was named the best player in La Liga Santander for September, the Spanish Football League confirmed on Wednesday. Despite Barca's recent patchy form, the Argentinean scored three goals during September, one against Girona and two against Huesca, and also laid on four assists for his teammates. * The English Football Association on Wednesday confirmed that it will not be selling Wembley Stadium to billionaire Shahid Khan. The owner of Premier League side Fulham and the US NFL team the Jacksonville Jaguars, has withdrawn the offer he made to buy what many consider the spiritual home of English football. * Real Madrid has written to Spain's football federation outlining its opposition to La Liga's plans to … [Read more...] about Pliskova seals WTA finals spot despite defeat in Moscow
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Not soccer: The new White Hart Lane will play host to two NFL games this season. — Photo coutersy of Tottenham Hotspur FCViet Nam News I remember well the first football match I ever went to. It was an FA Cup match at Anfield in 1981. I was eight-years-old. Liverpool won 4-1 with Kenny Dalglish scoring twice. The following year I was given a season ticket for a Christmas present, which I’m guessing cost my parents around VNĐ1million (US$44). I got the kit too, which again would have cost very little. This season if you want the full Manchester United kit of shirt, shorts and socks it will set you back VNĐ5million. Now I totally understand how times have changed, and on the whole, football has gotten much, much better. It’s far safer for one. Stadiums are much more comfortable and fans are for the large part treated with more respect instead of being herded in and out of grounds like cattle. But despite all these vast improvements, I am concerned … [Read more...] about What is happening to the beautiful game?
Executives from Facebook, Alphabet Inc’s Google and Twitter have been asked to testify to the U.S. Congress in coming weeks as lawmakers probe Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election, committee sources said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is seen on stage during a town hall at Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California September 27, 2015. A Senate aide said executives from the three firms had been asked by the Senate Intelligence Committee to appear at a public hearing on Nov. 1. The leaders of the House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said the panel would hold an open hearing next month with representatives from unnamed technology companies in an effort to “better understand how Russia used online tools and platforms to sow discord in and influence our election.” … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google, Twitter asked to testify on Russian meddling