Real Madrid star Karim Benzema gets 1-year suspended jail term in sex-tape trial

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has been handed a one-year suspended prison sentence after being found guilty of blackmailing his former France international teammate Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape. The Versailles court also fined him 75,000 euros ($84,170) and ordered him to pay Valbuena 80,000 euros to cover…

Algerian judoka, coach, slapped with 10-year ban for pulling out of Tokyo Olympics to avoid Israeli opponent

HIGHLIGHTS Nourine and his coach are banned from all IJF events and activities through to July 23, 2031 The IJF said the pair used the Games “as a platform for protest and promotion of political and religious propaganda” pulled out of the 2019 world championships in Tokyo for the same reason Algerian Fethi…

WTC final: Rohit Sharma and Trent Boult were involved in banter even during IPL, says Shane Bond

World Test Championship final: Former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond said Rohit Sharma’s approach is quite similar to Matthew Hayden in the way he likes to impose himself on bowling attacks. Bond said he is eagerly waiting to see the battle between Rohit and Trent Boult in the much-anticipated final in…