While You Were Sleeping: 5 stories you might have missed, May 8 edition

Leicester City's Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri lift the trophy as they celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League.
Leicester City's Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri lift the trophy as they celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League.PHOTO: REUTERS

Football: Wes Morgan lifts trophy to complete Leicester fairytale


Leicester City captain Wes Morgan hoisted the Premier League trophy aloft to a burst of pyrotechnics on Saturday as one of sport's most captivating stories reached its giddy climax.

Following a 3-1 win over Everton in their final home game, the 5,000-1 outsiders, whose exploits have captivated fans around the world, got their hands on the prized trophy at an exultant King Power Stadium.

After the players had been called up one by one to a hastily constructed on-pitch plinth - the biggest cheers reserved for star players Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante - Morgan was handed the trophy by competition winner Steve Worthy, a lifelong Leicester fan.


Sadiq Khan sworn in as London's first Muslim mayor

Sadiq Khan was sworn in as London mayor Saturday after being elected the first Muslim leader of a major Western capital, as the Conservatives defended attempts to link him to extremism during the campaign.

The opposition Labour lawmaker, the son of a Pakistani bus driver who grew up in social housing in the city, broke from convention by taking his oath of office in a multi-faith ceremony at Southwark Cathedral.

“My name is Sadiq Khan and I’m the mayor of London,” the 45-year-old said to cheers from supporters, who had earlier given him a standing ovation as he walked in.


Spain police seek child victims of 'porn king' director

Police in Spain said on Saturday they were trying to identify children who had been forced to appear in pornographic videos after they arrested the country's "king of porn".

The investigation was launched after a minor lodged a complaint alleging she had been asked at a Madrid bar to appear in porn films, a police statement said.

"While she accepted at first, she subsequently refused. Still she was forced... to film such scenes after consuming drugs," it said.


Football: Injured Belgium captain Kompany out of Euro 2016

Belgium suffered a mighty Euro 2016 blow on Saturday when inspirational skipper Vincent Kompany was ruled out of the tournament after failing to recover from injury.

"I'll miss the Euros. To me that's very sad news," the 30-year-old Manchester City captain wrote on his Facebook page.

"So I could be standing here, feeling sorry for myself. I could fear for my career, as others may do. I could give up...That is not me."


Tennis: Simona Halep beats Cibulkova to win Madrid Open

Romania's Simona Halep sealed her first title in 14 months with a 6-2, 6-4 win over Dominika Cibulkova to claim the Madrid Open on Saturday.

Halep stormed through the first set in half an hour and needed just one break in the first game of the second to win her first tournament since Indian Wells last year.

Victory will move Halep up from seventh to fifth in the world when the latest rankings are released on Monday while victory is also a timely boost ahead of the French Open which starts in two weeks.