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Bolt wants to be ‘among best players in world’

PARIS: Usain Bolt conquered athletics and now the fastest man on the planet says he wants to become among the top players in world football. The Jamaican sprint legend, 30, will retire after the World Championships in London in August after a track and field career in which he has amassed eight Olympic gold medals, 11 world titles and three world records. Bolt has already made clear his desire to become a footballer, but spelling out his ambitions, the Manchester United fan told France's So Foot magazine: "I have the…

Dortmund blast victim Bartra leaves hospital

BERLIN: Defender Marc Bartra, who was wounded when three bombs rocked Borussia Dortmund's team bus, left hospital on Saturday as he recovers from wrist surgery. The 26-year-old is now resting at home after being hit by flying glass on Tuesday when Borussia's bus was attacked on the way to their stadium for a Champions League match against Monaco. German daily Bild showed pictures of Bartra being helped into a car by his family and thanking staff at a Dortmund clinic. The Spain international is expected to miss the…

Fake news warning in Germany after Muslim ‘mob’ story

BERLIN: German media and politicians warned on Friday against an election-year spike in fake news after ultra-conservative website Breitbart claimed a "mob" chanting 'Allahu Akhbar' had set fire to a church on New Year's Eve. After the report by the US website was widely shared on social media, police in the city of Dortmund clarified that no "extraordinary or spectacular" incidents had marred the festivities. The local newspaper, Ruhr Nachrichten, meanwhile charged that elements of its online reporting on New Year's…