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Clermont condemn Saracens to record loss in rearranged game

European Rugby Champions Cup Saracens (7) 14 Tries: Penalty (auto 7pts), Kruis Cons: Farrell Clermont Auvergne (24) 46 Tries: Raka (3), Van der Merwe, Fofana, Toeava Cons: Parra (5) Pens: Parra (2) Defending champions Saracens were handed a record home European defeat by the team they beat in last season’s final, Clermont Auvergne, in their rearranged game on Monday. Winger Alivereti Raka scored a hat-trick to give the visitors a 21-0 lead on a bitterly cold night in London. The champions got on the board through a penalty try shortly…

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Jerusalem status: Saudis condemn Trump's announcement

Media playback is unsupported on your device Saudi Arabia has condemned the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, amid growing international criticism of the move. In a statement, the Gulf kingdom said President Donald Trump’s announcement was “unjustified and irresponsible”. But Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu hailed it as “a historic day”. President Trump’s move reversed decades of US policy. The fate of Jerusalem is one of the thorniest issues between Israel and the Palestinians. Eight of the 15 nations who are currently members of the United Nations Security…

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Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo condemn Weinstein at Thor premiere

Hundreds of screaming fans lined the red carpet to greet stars Chris Hemsworth and Mark Ruffalo and director Taikia Waititi for the Sydney premiere of Thor: Ragnarok at Hoyts Cinema, Moore Park, on Sunday evening. Filmed on the Gold Coast, it was a celebration of Marvel Studios’ latest superhero movie, but with all things Hollywood at the moment it didn’t take long for talk to turn to Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of decades of sexual misbehaviour, including allegations of rape. Play VideoDon’t Play Up Next Film academy expels…

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Venezuela crisis: Latin Americans condemn Trump over 'military response'

Media playback is unsupported on your device The South American trading bloc Mercosur has condemned President Trump for saying he was considering military action in the Venezuela crisis. Argentina said dialogue and diplomacy were the only ways to promote democracy in Venezuela. Venezuela’s foreign minister said Mr Trump’s words had been hostile and disrespectful and risked destablising Latin America. Violent demonstrations since April have left more than 120 people dead. President Nicolas Maduro’s new constituent assembly – which can rewrite the constitution and could override the opposition-controlled parliament – has…

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Real Betis players condemn 'public lynching' of team-mate Roman Zozulya

The Ukranian midfielder’s loan stint at Rayo Vallecano was brought to an abrupt end Thursday, February 2, 2017 Real Betis’ players have condemned the “public lynching” of team-mate Roman Zozulya after his loan stint at Rayo Vallecano was brought to an abrupt end. Ukraine international Zozulya joined Spanish second-tier side Rayo on Tuesday but left just hours later after fans protested against his alleged political affiliations. Zozulya released a statement on Wednesday saying he was “not linked to any paramilitary or neo-Nazi group” and Betis’ players have rallied round the…

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Man City condemn West Ham to heaviest FA Cup home defeat

Media playback is not supported on this device Pep Guardiola’s first taste of the FA Cup ended triumphantly as his Manchester City side thrashed Premier League rivals West Ham in the third round. City led 3-0 at the break, Yaya Toure starting the rout by firing a debatable penalty into the bottom left corner. Havard Nordtveit bundled Bacary Sagna’s teasing cross into his own net, just 146 seconds before David Silva’s composed tap-in. Shortly after the restart, Sergio Aguero cheekily diverted in Toure’s shot to become the third-highest goalscorer in…

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