Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has launched a verbal attack on the judges at the International Criminal Court after one of them had criticised what he saw as efforts to bully the court.Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji, who is presiding over the ICC case of Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto, said that some Kenyans have issued “abusive commentaries” when they disagree with a court decision.President Kenyatta told a rally marking Heroes’ Day that those who want to “lecture” Kenya about the ICC should “leave us alone”.The ICC case against the president for crimes relating to the violence that followed the 2007 Kenyan election has been dropped.But the cases against the deputy president and another Kenyan continue.
Press Association The 19-year-old, whose existing Anfield contract runs to 2017, has reportedly attracted the interest of European champions Real Madrid, but believes he can realise all his dreams on Merseyside. Quoted in several national newspapers, he said: “I am happy to be here for as long as possible. Hopefully I can achieve the goals I want to achieve here at Liverpool in years to come. England forward Raheem Sterling is ready to commit his long-term future to Liverpool. “I am just happy to play football at this club for many years to come. The club has spoken to my representatives and hopefully something can be done soon.” Sterling found himself in the spotlight off the pitch recently after England boss Roy Hodgson revealed the player had told him he was tired ahead of the final training session in the build-up to last month’s Euro 2016 qualifier against Estonia in Tallinn. That led to accusations the teenager had said he did not want to play, but Sterling insists nothing could be further from the truth – and says he has learned from the experience. “It was pretty difficult,” he said. “I tried to not really watch TV much or listen to things. “If I saw a conversation about me on TV, I would just turn over. It was the first time I’d had to deal with anything like that. It was different but I felt I dealt with it really well. I didn’t read too much into it. “The main thing I’ve learned is to just shut off. I was always on my phone and Instagram – things would pop up and you could not go past it without having a look. But now I’ve learned to block it all out and not read what is said. “I just love playing football for club or country. If anything I said got taken the wrong way, I’m sorry about that, but I am always happy to play football.” read more
In this April 3, 2005, file photo, Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File) by Dan GelstonAP Sports WriterEven at 60, Hulk Hogan wants to win one more time in the ring.For a generation of Hulkamaniacs, his return to wrestling is certainly more appetizing than Hogan’s latest foray into pop culture: His parody of Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” video, that features the former champ swinging on a ball in his red-and-yellow shirt, bandanna, feathered boa, boots — and a black thong that puts a sports entertainment twist on cheeky humor.Hogan laughs, looks at the camera, and simply says, “Brother!”Let’s just say, not even Hogan’s personal life was ever this exposed on his former reality show.Hogan ditched the wrestling tights to promote Hostamania, his latest business venture that aims to break into website hosting, much like GoDaddy. He’s turned Hogan’s Beach into a Tampa, Fla., hotspot, and he stands out as one of the headline attractions at this weekend’s New York Comic Con.Almost 30 years after it was launched, Hulkamania is still running wild.Just not in the ring.Hogan just might be one of the hottest free agents in sports entertainment after his contract expired this week with TNA Wrestling.He could re-sign with the second-tier TNA promotion — or return to deliver one more yellow boot to the face in a final match for Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment.“Let me put it to you this way, brother,” Hogan said on Friday. “With the right guy, the right situation, with a big enough event, big enough storyline, you’re damn right I have one more left in me.”Slowed by age and injuries, Hogan has made sporadic appearances in the ring the last few years. Hogan last appeared on WWE’s flagship show “RAW” in 2007 and he signed with TNA in 2009. He wrestled a few times with TNA but served mostly as the on-screen general manager.Watching Hogan in TNA was a bit like watching Michael Jordan dunk with the Washington Wizards or Brett Favre sling passes for the New York Jets.The uniform just never seemed right.The Hulkster “quit” TNA as part of a televised angle last week, written out of storylines because his contract expired Thursday.He hasn’t ruled out a return to the promotion, especially with TNA’s “Bound For Glory” pay-per-view set for Oct. 20 in San Diego.“We couldn’t figure things out,” Hogan said. “We’re talking, but I’m wide open right now.”The other option is a return to the WWE, the promotion that shot him to movie roles, cartoons, and a Sports Illustrated cover in the 1980s.In his absence, WWE certainly hasn’t forgotten about Hogan, putting him on the cover of its recent DVD release “The Best of WWE at Madison Square Garden.” He’s also a playable character in six classic WrestleMania matches in 2K Sports’ “WWE2K14” video game, out Oct. 29.Hogan felt warmly received at a recent charity event with wrestler Triple H — McMahon’s son-in-law, who also serves as a real life WWE executive.“He just welcomed me with open arms. He said if ever I decide I get the itch to come back home,” the door’s open, Hogan said.Hogan was already the biggest name in wrestling when he bodyslammed Andre the Giant at 1987’s WrestleMania, and he remained as beloved as ever when he faced The Rock at 2002’s WrestleMania.Led by John Cena and Randy Orton, a new generation of stars eventually put Hogan on WWE’s backburner, and eventually out of the company.“Maybe my ego was in the way. I felt like, man I can still do this,” Hogan said. “Listen to the crowd. Don’t you guys hear what I hear? Even though I passed the torch to The Rock, I kept feeling there was more gas in the tank. Maybe I couldn’t see what everybody else saw. Maybe I was going out there and embarrassing myself when I wrestled The Rock, I don’t know. I just wanted something different for the character.”Of course, as with all forms of sports and entertainment, money came into play and a contract dispute sealed his fate — something Hogan regrets.With the milestone 30th WrestleMania set for April 6 in New Orleans, the time seems right for a Hogan comeback.“My mind has been going crazy the last couple of weeks trying to figure out the best thing to do will be,” he said.For now, it’s rest.To paraphrase his “Real American” theme song, when it comes crashing down and it hurts inside … it really hurts inside. Decades of using a legdrop as his finisher — which he landed with a wallop on everyone from Randy Savage to Sting — wrecked his body. He’s had hip and knee replacements and multiple back surgeries, proof that even in the show biz world of pro wrestling, the nightly shots are every bit as jarring as the ones in other sports.“What an idiot to say I had the largest arms in the world,” he said, “and jump up and land on my tailbone every night.”The chronic pain was nothing compared to the mess his personal life had become, his turmoil splashed on the pages of TMZ as often as TNA thanks to a nasty divorce.With his private life settled, the Hulkster has found a new joy with his wife of almost three years, Jennifer.“Brother,” he said, “I’m living the dream.”Up next, he’s signing autographs Saturday and Sunday at the Jacob Javits Center.“I really feel you owe it to the fans at this point,” he said. “That’s where I’m having the toughest time in my head. I owe it to those fans that have been loyal to me for 35 years for this Hulkamania thing to probably not end, it will probably go on forever after I’m dead and gone, but, what’s the logical extension? What’s the right direction right now?“I owe it to them to make the right choice.”That might start with putting on some trunks. read more
Image Courtesy: Shutterstock/NY TimesAdvertisement c8fyNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E7bf( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 26maWould you ever consider trying this?😱s7zduCan your students do this? 🌚4eueyRoller skating! Powered by Firework The novel Coronavirus pandemic has caused some major disturbance in the world of sports, and being the most followed around the globe, football was hit the hardest by the virus outbreak. Not only the month of March saw several major events and leagues in Football face cancellation or postponement, a lot of footballers, managers and officials from all over the world have been unfortunately infected by the COVID-19 virus. However, the beautiful game has seen a number of players and clubs who have come forward with charity, donations and aiding against the crisis that has created a worldwide panic.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Shutterstock/NY TimesFollowing the lockdown in Italy and cancellation of the 2019-20 Serie A season, the country’s heavyweights AC Milan joined up with its charity foundation Fondazione Milan to donate €250,000 as emergency support to Lombardy government’s emergency arm AREU.Inter Milan’s first team players and staffs donated €500,000, along with Roman, Juventus and Fiorentina who’s crowdfunding campaigns raised over €420,000.Advertisement Napoli skipper Lorenzo Insigne, Juventus winger Federico Bernardeschi, Torino striker Simone Zaza and SPAL forward Andrea Petagna have joined hands to raise a total of €430,000 together.Cristiano Ronaldo teamed up with his agent Jorge Mendes pledged £1 million to many hospitals in Lisbon and Porto.Advertisement Lionel Messi raised over 1 million Euros to aid several hospitals and charitable foundations in Catalonia, Spain and in his home country Argentina.Zlatan Ibrahimović organised a fundraiser named ‘Kick the Virus away!’, which till now has raised over 300,00 Euros.In England, the Manchester rivals joined hands together to pledge a combined £100,000 to Trussell Trust, which supports over 1,200 food banks.Roman Abramovich, Chelsea FC’s owner decided to cover the accommodation costs for the National Health Service (NHS) staffs who are operating from the Millennium Hotel at Stamford Bridge.Manchester City gaffer Pep Guardiola donated 1 Million Euros to Angel Solar Daniel Foundation.Arsenal have jointly pledged a total of £100,000 along with Arsenal Foundation to aid the NHS.Liverpool donated £40,000 to the North Liverpool Foodbank, and their first-team squad jointly pledged £40,000 along with LFC Foundation for every remaining home game of the currently suspended EPL season.Everton aided the North Liverpool Foodbank with donating more than 635 kg of fruit and vegetables.Former Chelsea star Joe Cole donated £25,000 to a charity supporting NHS.Manchester United superstar Marcus Rashford teamed up with FareShare to redistributing surplus food supplies to charities.Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha offered to open up 50 properties in London to aid the work of NHS staffs.Andy Robertson, Liverpool’s Scottish full back made donations to six food banks.Manchester United superstar Marcus Rashford teamed up with FareShare to redistributing surplus food supplies to charities.Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld has donated tablets to several hospitals and nursing homes.Everton right back Séamus Coleman has launched a fundraises termed ‘Feed The Heroes’, which till now has raised over €300,000.The Germany national football team together pledged a total of 2.5 million Euros, in association with ‘Wir Helfen’, an online platform that is aiding volunteers and charities in the country.The Croatia national football team raised over 1.5 Million Euros to help the several charities working in the country, which has also been hit with an Earthquake amidst the virus pandemic.La Liga giants Real Madrid has donated an undisclosed amount to aid the virus outbreak in the country, as confiemed by Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the president of Comunidad de Madrid.Bayern Munich stars Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich set up a fund named ‘We Kick Corona’, and til now has raised a total of 2.5 million Euros for charity.Bayern’s talisman Robert Lewandowski and his wife Anna followed up with pledging 1 million Euros.Borussia Dortmund fans have donated more than €70,000 to aid the several bars and restaurants around the Signal Iduna Park stadium.Ligue 1 elite Paris Saint Germain has donated €100,000 to Secours Populaire Français, a French non-profit organisation which is battling the virus outbreak in the country.Also read-IPL in further jeopardy after BCCI cancels conference call with franchise owners Advertisement read more