Chelsea faces disciplinary proceedings following racist chants in Europa League

(CNN)Chelsea will face disciplinary proceedings following an investigation into racist chanting during a Europa League game, UEFA announced Tuesday. Owner Bruce Buck penned an open letter criticizing the “deeply unpleasant but vocal minority which refuses to join us in the 21st century.” The incident in Hungary came just five days after alleged racist abuse from Chelsea fans towards Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling, which led to four supporters being suspended by the club. A group of men in the front row at Stamford Bridge were seen leaning over the advertizing hoardings at the Premier League game, directing abuse at the 24-year-old. READ: Man Utd’s renaissance continues with win over Spurs Sterling later responded in a lengthy Instagram post, accusing British newspapers …

Mo Salah scores his 50th English Premier League goal to help league leaders Liverpool to victory

(CNN)During the course of this English Premier League campaign there are those who have claimed that Mo Salah has failed to hit the glorious heights of last season, but even if the Liverpool forward hasn’t set off the pyrotechnics as frequently as he did last year he has at least not forgotten how to score for his title-chasing side. READ: Crystal Palace opens doors to homeless Solskjaer sets Man Utd record The Liverpool forward was not the only one to record a EPL milestone on Saturday as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer became the first Manchester United manager to win his first six league games in charge after his team beat Brighton 2-1 on a day that marked the 25th anniversary of …

Manchester United’s renaissance continues apace under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

(CNN)Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faced his first real test as Manchester United’s caretaker manager against a top four English Premier League side on Sunday and passed it with flying colors after coming away from Wembley Stadium with a 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur. “He’s brought happiness,” De Gea told Sky Sports as he reflected on the impact Solskjaer has had. “This is the real Manchester United.

Leeds United apologizes to Derby County over ‘spygate’

(CNN)Leeds United’s Argentine manager Marcelo Bielsa has left his club embarrassed after trying to spy on an opposition team ahead of a key game in its bid to win promotion to the English Premier League. “Following comments made by Marcelo Bielsa yesterday the club will look to work with our head coach and his staff to remind them of the integrity and honesty which are the foundations that Leeds United is built on,” said a Leeds statement on its website. READ: Gold-coated steak backlash earns Ribery ‘heavy fine’ ‘Spygate’ The incident has been dubbed “spygate” by Britain’s media. “I am responsible for it,” Bielsa, who managed the Argentina national team between 1998 and 2004, told Sky Sports on Friday. “It …

Mo Salah soothes Liverpool nerves in Premier League title race

(CNN)January has tended to be a tricky month for Liverpool under manager Jurgen Klopp. It was Salah who won the penalty after he was fouled by Pascal Gross. “For Klopp’ system to work, Liverpool has pretty much got the fastest team in the league, lead by the insane speed of Mo Salah,” sports scientist Simon Brundish and Anfield Index contributor told CNN Sport on Friday as he analyzed the league leader’s title bid. Klopp described Liverpool’s performance as “very mature.” “In the second half, we won the ball back, nice little counterattack — Mo, Shaq [Xherdan Shaqiri] I think and then Mo again in the box, clear penalty,” Klopp told the Liverpool website. “We finished it off, which is good.” …

Egypt beats South Africa to earn right to host 2019 African Cup of Nations

(CNN)Seven-time champions Egypt will host this year’s African Cup of Nations. isit cnn.com/sport for more news, features and videos Cameroon has been offered the chance to stage the finals in two years’ time, meaning the original hosts for 2021 and 2023 have been asked to delay their tournaments. While Guinea has agreed to move its staging of the event from 2023 to 2025, Ivory Coast — which was set to host in 2021 — has appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. There could be double the celebrations for Egypt as forward Mo Salah is favorite to retain his CAF Player of the Year Award at the CAF Awards, which will take place Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal. Original Article …

Andres Iniesta criticized after posting blackface picture online

(CNN)Former Spain and Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta has been criticized on social media after tweeting a picture of himself posing with two people in blackface. Visit CNN/com/sport for more news, features and videos The 34-year-old — who has 23.8 million followers — posted the picture on January 6 accompanied with emoticons of three crowns and three stars. While the post received over 23,000 likes and nearly 3,000 retweets, many were critical of the picture. English DJ Nick Bright tweeted: “I cannot believe in 2019 famous people are still doing or are around people doing “blackface” and tweeting it, where are your friends Iniesta?! Didn’t anyone say “Andres, I don’t think this is the one bro.”” READ: Atletico star apologizes for …