Racially abused by their fans, Togolese striker Francis Kone has taken on hero status after saving a rival goalkeeper's life in a Czech top-flight game last weekend. Half an hour into Saturday's tie pitting Bohemians 1905 Prague against Kone's FC Slovacko, Bohemians keeper Martin Berkovec sprinted towards the edge of the box to head out a long pass. The home crowd in Prague watched in horror as the impact left the 28-year-old Berkovec unconscious on the pitch with a swallowed tongue.
Ronaldo and Real Madrid escaped with all three points. (Reuters) So far this La Liga season, Villarreal’s Yellow Submarine had tied Real Madrid away, beaten Atletico Madrid at home and tied Barcelona at home. In the sixth-place side’s first game against
Chinese sports media company LeSports has been stripped of its rights to broadcast Asian Football Confederation soccer games after defaulting on payments, according to people familiar with the matter. The company, a subsidiary of billionaire Jia Yueting’s smartphone-to-taxi service business LeEco, missed a payment in January and another deadline to pay a portion of its $100 million contract by last week, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter is subject to a lawsuit. LeSports’ Hong Kong office declined to comment, as did a China-based spokesman for LeEco. The Asian Football Confederation didn’t immediately respond to an e-mail seeking comment. LeSports’ failure to