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South African appeals court more than doubles Pistorius sentence

first_imgJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s Supreme Court more than doubled Oscar Pistorius’ murder sentence on Friday, accepting prosecutors’ argument that the original jail term of six years for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was “shockingly lenient”.last_img

Juventus ready to step up interest in Arsenal and Chelsea target

first_img1 PSG star Adrien Rabiot Juventus are ready to step up their interest in Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Adrien Rabiot, who has also attracted interest from Arsenal and Chelsea.The 19-year-old, who came through the ranks at PSG, has less than one year left on his contract but has thus far been reluctant to pen new terms in the French capital.He started 12 Ligue 1 fixtures last term but wants more first-team football – and that could be difficult as PSG boss Laurent Blanc is also able to call upon the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Marco Verratti, Blaise Matuidi and Thiago Motta.Roma and Inter Milan are keen on the France Under-21 international but Serie A champions Juventus could look to steal a march on their domestic rivals by firming up their interest in the coming weeks.Sources in Italy claim Juve are also willing to offer Swiss defender Stephan Lichtsteiner as  makeweight in the deal, but it is believed PSG would prefer a cash-only package.last_img read more

‘HAHAHA’ – schadenfreude sweeps web after German downfall

first_img“Don’t mention the VAR,” was a common refrain, while Brazilian media gleefully took their revenge for Brazil’s 7-1 humiliation by Germany at the last World Cup in 2014.“AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…” read a tweet from Fox Sports Brasil that ran to 272 characters.In dramatic scenes in Kazan, Kim Young-gwon’s stoppage-time opener was ruled legitimate after intervention from the Video Assistant Referee, before Son Heung-min added the second goal minutes later.“Germany’s fastest exit from Russia since 1943,” posted one user, while another tweeted a picture of Germany towels reserving all the seats on an empty plane.Mexico fans were particularly delighted after South Korea’s last-gasp win allowed them to qualify for the last 16 behind Group F winners Sweden — while Germany finished rock bottom.Aeromexico offered a 20 percent discount on flights to South Korea, tweeting an image of a plane with doctored “AeroCorea” livery and the slogan, “We love you Korea!”Ryanair tweeted a picture of an unhappy Germany fan, offering “Loew fares” — a reference to German coach Joachim Loew.One joke in German showed a supermarket check-out assistant asking Loew, “Do you collect points?” with the coach answering, “No.”Meanwhile, England striker-turned-TV-presenter Gary Lineker revised his famous maxim that “Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.”“Football is a simple game,” Lineker tweeted.“Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans no longer always win. Previous version is confined to history.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Germany made their earliest World Cup exit in 80 years. © AFP / Jewel SAMADMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 28 – The internet turned cruel for Germany fans on Thursday as online mockery swept the globe following the defending champions’ shock World Cup elimination.A stream of memes and jokes flooded social media after a stunning 2-0 defeat to South Korea condemned Die Mannschaft to their earliest exit in 80 years.last_img read more