Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Stan Wawrinka takes selfies with his trophy after winning US Open title (photos)

31 year-old Swiss Stan Wawrinka stood at the top of the Rockefeller Centre on Monday to take selfies as he celebrated defeating Novak Djokovict to win the U.S open title. More photos after the cut.

'He's a jealous man'- El Hadji Diouf blames Steven Gerrard for Mario Balotelli’s failure at Liverpool

Former African footballer of the year El Hadji Diouf has blasted former teammate and old foe Steven Gerrard saying he's the reason 'bad boy' Mario Balotelli didn't make it at Liverpool.

The controversial Italian striker Balotelli scored two goals on his debut for Nice in a win over Marseille on Sunday. He moved to Ligue 1 after having his Liverpool contract terminated. 

Speaking after the game, Balotelli said that moving to Liverpool was the worst decision of his career, Diouf then used the opportunity to dish out on Gerrard.

Speaking to L’Equipe, he said: “I told him not to go to Liverpool. It wasn’t made for him, that things couldn’t go well with Gerrard, who has never had his talent and then said negative things about him.

'Gerrard is a jealous man who doesn’t like men of character. Mario is a good person that you should listen to. He’s not a guy who’s going to cause problems in the dressing room.'

“There are a lot of things that have been made up about him. People tell tales about him, but they’re often a load of rubbish.” 

''He doesn't like black people’. He’s not a fan.'

Photo: Nigerian woman rescued from the Mediterranean with her children claimed they escaped from Boko Haram attack

Jane, a Nigerian woman rescued from the Mediterranean Sea along with her children and other African migrants yesterday, claimed she fled from Boko Haram attack.
"I fled because it was not safe there for my children anymore. Boko Haram keep spreading terror. When we fled, it took us more than eight months to get to Libya.
On the way we faced many problems. We were beaten by sticks, kicked, had little water. Then we arrived in Libya and men in police uniforms took us. I have my three children with me. It was so difficult to go on such a dangerous journey with them. Before we got on the rubber boat of course I was very afraid; but our lives are in the hand of God. If it is his will that we survive, we survive. My children got sick several times, especially while at sea. We dream about going to Germany. My biggest hope is to live a free life in Europe"