Pieters in action for Stoke this seasonThursday, March 22, 2018Stoke City defender Erik Pieters has been fined £70,000 by his club after it emerged he was at a nightclub on the eve of his side's 2-1 Premier League defeat to Everton.Pieters was due to start at the back for the Potters against Sam Allardyce’s side, but was dropped after the club learned he was in a nightclub the evening before.Paul Lambert was reportedly upset the 29-year-old chose to spend the evening before a game in a Cheshire hotspot, just 24 hours before a crucial game for his side.Stoke lost the game 2-1, to leave them second bottom of the Premier League table.Pieters was fined two weeks wages, the maximium amount, after being hauled into the club’s offices for talks.Potters chairman Peter Coates said: “Erik is a very
Facebook says it is changing the way its news delivery service works by focusing on local news sources in its drive for "high quality" content."Local news helps us understand the issues that matter in our communities," explained chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his page on Monday.The update will initially apply to the US before it is rolled out more widely.It comes after Facebook announced that it was making posts from businesses, brands and media less prominent."Starting today, we're going to show more stories from news sources in your local town or city," Mr Zuckerberg said in his post. "If you follow a local publisher or if someone shares a local story, it may show up higher in News Feed," he added. Mr Zuckerberg said that Facebook users who are made aware of what is happening in thei...
Bordeaux star MalcomMonday, January 29, 2018Arsenal and Tottenham target Malcom will not leave Bordeaux before Wednesday's transfer deadline.That is according to the French club's president, Stephane Martin, who is adamant the side's star forward will not be sold this month.Malcom has been attracting interest from both Arsenal and Tottenham after putting in some eye-catching performances in France.The 20-year-old has struck eight times in Ligue 1 this season and it looked as though he could be heading to either one of the Premier League's north London clubs for around £40million.But now Martin has revealed that any deal for the Brazilian is off the table and he will not be sold during the current transfer window."There is no shadow of ambiguity, Malcom stays at Bordeaux," Martin told Frenc
Follow talkSPORT.com's transfer live blogThursday, January 25, 2018Another day of the transfer window has come and gone, and there are only seven days left until business stops until the summer.We are still waiting to hear whether Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang will join Arsenal, while Chelsea want to complete the double signing of Emerson and Edin Dzeko from Roma.But what is all the latest news on Thursday, January 25?Follow talkSPORT.com's live blog, below, to keep up to date with all the latest transfer news and done deals...Let's block ads! (Why?)
Can a democratic country outlaw fake news? France is about to find out, after President Emmanuel Macron ordered a law to quash false information disseminated around electoral campaigns. Criticism is pouring in from media advocates, tech experts — and Kremlin-backed broadcaster RT. They say the law smacks of authoritarianism, would be impossible to enforce and is sure to backfire. Macron's stance "could be just the beginning of actually censoring freedom of speech. We believe it is a very dangerous situation," Xenia Fedorova, director of RT's newly launched French-language channel, told The Associated Press. Yet in a world where a falsehood can reach billions instantaneously and political manipulation is increasingly sophisticated, Macron argues something must be done. A congressional repo