Dark side to being a footballer: Report

According to a survey carried out on behalf of global footballers’ trade union FIFPro, over 40% of professional soccer players have experienced late payments in the past two seasons, with 60% earning just $2,000 or less per month. More alarmingly, match fixers approached about 7% of the nearly 14,000 respondents during their careers, according to …

Ex-Cop Testifies at His Murder Trial

Former police officer Michael Slager, who is accused of murdering an unarmed black man, takes the stand in his own defense at his murder trial this morning. Slager, who is white, is accused of killing Walter Scott at a traffic stop on April 4, 2015, in North Charleston, South Carolina, when Slager was an officer …

Altar of Viking saint-king discovered in Norway

Archaeologists in Trondheim, Norway have unearthed the church where Viking King Olaf Haraldsson was first enshrined as a saint. Experts uncovered the stone foundations of a wooden stave church where Haraldsson was likely enshrined after he was declared a saint in the 11th century. Olaf Haraldsson, or Olaf II of Norway, is the country’s patron …