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Referee aims kick at player during PSG win – then sends him off

Paris St-Germain’s latest Ligue 1 win ended in controversy as the referee aimed a kick at a Nantes player after they collided – then sent him off. Nantes finished the game with 10 men as defender Diego Carlos was shown a second yellow card in injury time after the incident with referee Tony Chapron. Nantes chairman Waldemar Kita said Chapron should be banned for six months for the “scandalous” decision. But he added: “I do not want to believe he did it on purpose.” ‘It’s a joke’ As PSG broke…

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Hawaii sends out missile alert by mistake

People across the US state of Hawaii received a text on Saturday morning, warning of an impending missile strike. It was declared a false alarm shortly afterwards, but not before panic started to spread. “Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill,” read the message, all in capital letters. Hawaii Emergency Management Agency later confirmed there was no threat. In an online statement, Honolulu Police Department said: “State Warning Point has issued a Missile Alert in ERROR! There is NO threat to the State…

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Kanye West sends Kim Kardashian emails with fashion advice

It is no secret that Kanye West has significant influence over his family’s aesthetic, but it was not known that his fashion directives were quite so… formal. In Tuesday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kim Kardashian revealed her husband, like a bridezilla attempting to save a buck by having her bridesmaids dress themselves but unwilling to let go of her big red button on the matter, sends her emails telling her what she can and cannot wear.  “You cannot wear big glasses anymore. It’s all about tiny little glasses,” Kanye…

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Newcastle United 0-1 Manchester City: Sterling's strike sends City 15 points clear

Raheem Sterling fired Manchester City 15 points clear at the top of the Premier League table as they extended their winning run to 18 games at Newcastle. Sterling’s 31st-minute strike was all the leaders had to show for a dominant display in front of a crowd of 52,311 at St James’ Park as the Magpies’ ultra-conservative approach frustrated them despite their wealth of possession. But ultimately it was enough on a night when Rafael Benitez’s men slipped to a fifth successive home defeat for the first time since 1953, and…

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Superb Ozil strike sends Newcastle into bottom three

Newcastle dropped into the relegation zone after suffering a fourth defeat in a row, while Arsenal moved back into the top four with a narrow victory. Mesut Ozil’s brilliant volleyed goal in the first half was enough for Arsene Wenger’s side, who dominated until a late rally from Newcastle. Ainsley Maitland-Niles hit the side-netting for Arsenal before the break, but Newcastle had chances in the second half for Jacob Murphy and Ayoze Perez. The result puts Arsenal into fourth place while Newcastle have now claimed just one point from the…

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England 'won't be intimidated', Stokes sends a message & vote on who's on top

Media playback is not supported on this device First Ashes Test, Gabba, Brisbane (day one of five) England 196-4: Vince 83, Stoneman 53 Australia: Yet to bat Scorecard England “sent a message” on the opening day of the Ashes that they will compete with Australia, says former captain Michael Vaughan. The tourists recovered from 2-1 to reach 196-4 in Brisbane, thanks to James Vince’s 83, Mark Stoneman’s 53 and an unbeaten 28 from Dawid Malan. “I was concerned that England might get blown away,” Vaughan, who captained England to an…

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Draw sends Arsenal into Europa League last 32

Arsenal reached the knockout stages of the Europa League despite a goalless draw against Red Star Belgrade. Striker Olivier Giroud, who scored a late winner in the reverse fixture, was guilty of missing a number of chances, twice being thwarted by Red Star goalkeeper Milan Borjan and shooting wide from inside the area. The game’s best chance fell to midfielder Jack Wilshere, but his shot from close range was cleared off the line. Serbian side Red Star had opportunities themselves, but striker Richmond Boakye could not hit the target with…

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