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Kylian Mbappe: PARIS St-GERMAIN STRIKER HAS ‘SERIOUS ANKLE SPRAIN’ AFTER FRENCH CUP WIN

Paris St-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe suffered a “serious right ankle sprain” in his side’s French Cup final victory over Saint-Etienne on Friday.

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Barcelona Draws with Sevilla Whiles Messi Misses The Mark

The Catalans are at top of the league with 65 points from 30 games played but Real Madrid at the second position with 62 points, can out-soar their rivals if they beat Real Sociedad on an away match on Sunday.Sevilla are third on 52 points. Barca’s Lionel Messi didn’t get the goal that could mark […]

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‘We were wrong’: NFL commissioner regrets stance on player protests, condemns racism

NEW YORK (Reuters) – National Football League (NFL) Commissioner Roger Goodell said the league made mistakes in not listening to players, in a video on Friday denouncing racism in the United States amid widespread protests over police brutality against black people. “We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL […]

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Milan president opposes plan to restart with Cup matches

AC Milan President Paolo Scaroni says he is opposed to plans to restart the Italian season by playing the Coppa Italia semifinals and final in the space of a few days. The season was suspended on March 9 due to the novel coronavirus outbreak after the semifinal first legs had been played. Sports Minister Vincenzo […]

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Villa boss Smith’s father dies from coronavirus – club

The father of Aston Villa manager Dean Smith has died after contracting the coronavirus, the English Premier League club announced late Wednesday. Villa said 79-year-old Ron Smith, a lifelong fan of the Birmingham side, had been suffering from COVID-19 for four weeks. “The Aston Villa family are saddened to announce that Ron Smith, the father […]

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Premier League clubs to vote on next stage of Project Restart

Premier League clubs will vote on Wednesday over whether to move to the second phase of Project Restart as they intensify efforts to return to full action. Clubs began training in small groups last week under strict limitations and no contact but Wednesday’s meeting opens the door to a gradual return towards contact training. Phase […]

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Soccer-Premier League confident about June restart

May 22 (Reuters) – The Premier League is “as confident as we can be” about England’s top-flight soccer league restarting in June, its chief executive Richard Masters was quoted as saying by the BBC on Friday. The Premier League has been suspended since March 13 amid the COVID-19 crisis and June 12 has been identified […]

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Pochettino ‘happy’ that Mourinho replaced him at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino insisted on Friday that he was “happy” that Jose Mourinho replaced him as Tottenham coach. Mourinho took over in November despite Pochettino having enjoyed a successful five-and-a-half year spell in charge of the London side. “I am so happy that he is at Tottenham, replacing me,” admitted Pochettino who is now officially off […]

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UPDATE 2-Australian Rules-AFL to restart June 11, four clubs moving to Gold Coast

* Players under strict biosecurity protocols * Four clubs moving to Gold Coast due to social curbs at home * League to conduct “risk” inspections of players’ households (Adds details, byline) By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE, May 15 (Reuters) – The Australian Football League season will resume on June 11, with players returning to training from […]

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Neymar Turns Down Huge PSG Contract to Secure Barcelona Return – But Seems Destined to Go on Waiting

Neymar is said to have already rejected the offer of a new contract and eight-figure bonus at Paris Saint-Germain in order try and facilitate a return to former club Barcelona. Neymar infamously quit Camp Nou in 2017 when PSG triggered his €222m buyout clause to make him the most expensive footballer in history. But the […]

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Ajax Boss Admits André Onana Could Be Sold ‘for the Right Price’ Amid Barcelona, Chelsea & Tottenham Interest

Ajax manager Erik ten Haag has conceded that coveted goalkeeper André Onana could be sold for ‘the right price’ when the summer transfer window eventually opens. Onana has moved into the sights of Barcelona, Chelsea and Tottenham in recent weeks, with the former seeking backup for indisputable no.1 Marc-André ter Stegen and the latter searching […]

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CAF boss Ahmad rules out 2020 CHAN in June as doubts over finals grow

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad has confirmed the 2020 African Nations Championship (CHAN) finals will not be played in Cameroon during June/July. This has put the future of the tournament in doubt after the continent’s football governing body postponed it because of the coronavirus outbreak. Ahmad told the French newspaper Le Monde: ”Our desire is to […]

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Factbox: Sports events hit by the coronavirus epidemic

(Reuters) – Here is a list of international sports events hit by the coronavirus outbreak: ITALY – All sports events have been cancelled until April 3. OLYMPICS – The Tokyo 2020 Olympics torch lighting ceremony in ancient Olympia will be held without spectators. NORTH AMERICA – Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the National Basketball […]

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Former Premier League winger Lee signs up for South Korea’s Ulsan

HONG KONG (Reuters) – Former Bolton Wanderers and Crystal Palace winger Lee Chung-yong has signed up for South Korean side Ulsan Hyundai, the K-League club announced on Wednesday. Lee, who spent six seasons with Bolton before a three-year stint at Selhurst Park, is moving from German side Vfl Bochumhas to Ulsan, last year’s runners-up in […]

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Chelsea beat Liverpool to reach FA Cup quarter-finals

LONDON (Reuters) – Vibrant Chelsea made it a torrid few days for Liverpool as goals by Willian and Ross Barkley sealed a 2-0 victory to send them through to the FA Cup quarter-finals on Tuesday. Liverpool’s 44-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League ended in stunning fashion with a 3-0 defeat at Watford on Saturday […]

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Doping: Russia’s Olympic ban appeal not heard before late April – CAS

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s appeal against a four-year ban from the Olympics and other major sporting events will not be heard before the end of April and will be closed to the public, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) said on Thursday. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in December last year barred Russians from […]

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Matic dismissal against Man City an ‘absolute joke’ – Solskjaer

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the decision to send off midfielder Nemanja Matic in Wednesday’s 1-0 League Cup victory over Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium was an “absolute joke”. Matic, who scored the winner in the first half, was shown a yellow card for a foul on Riyad Mahrez before being […]

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Barty comforted by baby after shock Australian Open loss

World No 1 Ashleigh Barty said her 12-week-old niece helped put her Australian Open semifinal defeat into perspective on Thursday as she delivered her post-match press conference holding the baby girl. American 14th seed Sofia Kenin silenced Rod Laver Arena with a surprise 7-6 (8/6), 7-5 win over the home favourite in fierce Melbourne heat. […]

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After second great escape, Federer faces Djokovic

For his next trick, Swiss great Roger Federer will look to make holder and ‘Big Three’ rival Novak Djokovic disappear from the Australian Open on Thursday. Federer heads into the semifinal clash having performed another Houdini act in this year’s tournament, saving seven match points to overcome American world number 100 Tennys Sandgren 6-3 2-6 […]

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Jürgen Klopp’s approach to replays waters down delights of the FA Cup

Jürgen Klopp’s halo slipped a bit on Sunday night. Having watched a reserve Liverpool side get overrun by Shrewsbury and throw away a two-goal lead into the bargain, Klopp used his post-match remarks to threaten another scratch team as he zoned in on a recurring topic – fixture congestion. The replay with Shrewsbury, he said, ran contrary […]

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NBA great Kobe Bryant and daughter among nine killed in helicopter crash near Los Angeles

CALABASAS, Calif. (Reuters) – Kobe Bryant, one of the NBA’s all-time greatest players and an athlete of global renown, was killed at age 41 on Sunday in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles along with his 13-year-old daughter and seven on board, officials said. Bryant rocketed to fame as an 18-year-old rookie and played 20 […]

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All senior players, Klopp to miss Liverpool’s FA Cup replay

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp confirmed he will not take charge of the Reds’ FA Cup replay against Shrewsbury, nor will any senior players from the European champions take part. Klopp made 11 changes as the League One side, 59 places below Liverpool in the English football pyramid, came from 2-0 down to secure a replay […]

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‘Our enemy is here’: Iran protesters demand that leaders quit after plane downed

DUBAI (Reuters) – Protests erupted across Iran for a second day on Sunday, increasing pressure on the Islamic Republic’s leadership after it admitted its military shot down a Ukrainian airliner by accident, despite days of denials that Iranian forces were to blame. “They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” […]

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Djokovic leads Serbia to ATP Cup glory

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic inspired Serbia to victory in the inaugural ATP Cup team event in Sydney after defeating his long-term Spanish rival Rafael Nadal in singles on Sunday before playing a pivotal role in the deciding doubles match. With the final locked at 1-1, Djokovic partnered veteran Victor Troicki to beat Spain’s Pablo […]

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Warne, Ponting to play Twenty20 bushfire match, Serena donates winnings

MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Former Australian cricketing greats Ricky Ponting and Shane Warne will temporarily come out of retirement to play in a charity Twenty20 match next month as sports organisations and athletes seek ways to raise funds for bushfire relief. Since October, thousands of Australians have faced repeat evacuations as huge and unpredictable fires scorched […]

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Solskjaer berates Man Utd for ‘worst’ half of the season in derby loss

(Reuters) – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labelled his side’s first-half performance in Tuesday’s League Cup semi-final, first leg defeat their worst display of the season. Despite starting the game without a recognised striker, holders City outclassed United in a 3-1 victory at Old Trafford, scoring all three goals in a 21-minute first […]

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POGBA SET TO RETURN FOR MAN UNITED’S TRIP TO ARSENAL

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is set to return for their Premier League visit to Arsenal on New Year’s Day after sitting out Saturday’s 2-0 win over Burnley as a precaution, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said. The France international returned from a long layoff injury in United’s 2-0 defeat by Watford on December 22 […]

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OLYMPICS: BOLT GETS TO THE TRACK TO OPEN TOKYO NATIONAL STADIUM

Tokyo’s newly-completed National Stadium is opened by Usain Bolt with a ran on Saturday. The venue will be set for next year’s Olympics. Bolt, the eight-times Olympic gold medalist, jogged around the track as part of a relay race in front of an audience of approximately 60,000 people, who were the first members of the […]

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Frank Lampard Reveals Chelsea Will Look to Sign Eden Hazard Replacement in January

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard has confirmed the club’s intention to dip into the transfer market in January to try and find a player who can replace the goals and creativity lost from Stamford Bridge when Eden Hazard joined Real Madrid in summer. Chelsea agreed an initial fee of around £85m for Hazard, but a transfer […]

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Man Utd Willing to Let Paul Pogba Leave as New Midfielders Become Transfer Priority

Pogba has long been linked with a move to Real Madrid. Despite knuckling down and being praised for his professionalism since admitting in June would be open to a ‘new challenge’, the player is increasingly the subject of gossip once more owing to his contract situation. Pogba has just 18 months left to run on […]

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Everton sack Marco Silva as manager after 18 months in charge

Everton have sacked manager Marco Silva after 18 months, with the club in the Premier League relegation zone after their Merseyside derby humiliation. Wednesday’s 5-2 defeat by Liverpool at Anfield was their ninth of the season and leaves them 18th in the Premier League after three successive losses. Silva, who took charge in May 2018, won 24 […]

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Brendan Rodgers:Leicester manager signs new deal to 2025

The former Liverpool manager, 46, had previously dismissed speculation linking him to the Arsenal job. “Having that ownership here gives you great confidence that you can progress together,” he said. “I hope we can continue to break records, win some trophies, and ideally be in a healthy position in the table.” Rodgers’ new contract builds […]

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Megan Rapinoe wins Women’s Ballon d’or

Winger Rapinoe, 34, co-captained the US to victory at this summer’s World Cup, where she was named player of the tournament and finished joint-top scorer with six goals. Bronze, 28, the Uefa Women’s Player of the Year, played a key part in England’s run to the semi-finals. Rapinoe’s compatriot Alex Morgan came third in the […]

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Jose Mourinho says Man Utd is a closed Chapter

Jose Mourinho says his time at Manchester United is a ‘closed chapter’ as he prepares to take Tottenham Hotspur to Old Trafford on Wednesday. Mourinho left United in December 2018 after two-and-a-half years as manager. The Portuguese was out of work until taking over at Spurs in November, winning his first three matches. “This is […]

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Mario Balotelli:Brescis president Massimo Celliono says ‘he can leave on a free in January’

Balotelli, 29, has only scored twice and suffered racist abuse in a Serie A match away to Hellas Verona. “In January, he can leave on a free. In this moment, he needs to choose which road is best for him,” said Cellino The president also sacked manager Fabio Grosso after three games and reappointed predecessor Eugenio […]

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Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’or for six time

Lionel Messi: Barcelona forward wins Ballon d’Or for record sixth time Barcelona forward Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or award for the world’s best player for a record sixth time. It is the 32-year-old Argentine’s first Ballon d’Or since 2015 and comes after he scored 54 times for club and country in 2018-19, in […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo ends goalscoring drought with penalty to rescue Juventus a point after Bufgon howler vs Sassuolo

CRISTIANO RONALDO relied on one of his trademark penalties to notch for the first time in a month and seal Juventus a point on Sunday. An unusually tumultuous November saw the winger fail to score while fighting a niggling knee injury four games in the Turin drawCredit: Getty – Contributor But his timing in breaking his […]

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WWE NXT “TAKEOVER: WARGAMES 2019” FINALE WAS A BIG TREAT FOR THE FANS, IT HAD AMAZING PERFORMANCES, GREAT SPECIAL APPEARANCES!

Today around evening time’s show originates from the Allstate Arena close to Chicago, IL. The WWE NXT “Takeover: WarGames 2019” Pre-show opens live from the Allstate Arena close to Chicago as Charly Caruso invites us. She’s on the phase with Sam Roberts and Pat McAfee. We see a few fans in the field, and the […]

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The 20 Biggest Spending Managers in Football History

Football managers often live and die by transfers. They might not always be directly in charge of signings, but being handed expensive players by their club will always bring huge expectations. Everyone on this list has seen more than £500m worth of new players sign for their clubs over the years. But who are the […]

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‘Lampard’s success at Chelsea can boost English game’

Chelsea’s Frank Lampard is a shining example for homegrown coaches looking to make a mark in the English game after his bright start at Stamford Bridge, Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said on Friday. Lampard took charge at Chelsea after just one year of managerial experience at Derby County, where he guided the club to […]

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Guardiola issues defiant Man City battle cry

Pep Guardiola has issued a defiant message to runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool, saying his Manchester City side are not going to give up despite the yawning points gap. The City boss acknowledges that his team have it all to do, in fourth place and trailing the leaders by nine points after just 12 games. […]

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Barcelona Leading Bayern Munich, Real Madrid & Man Utd in Race for Mauricio Pochettino

​Barcelona and Bayern Munich are both considering moves for Mauricio Pochettino following his departure from Tottenham Hotspur, with the Catalan side reportedly in pole position to secure his signature. The Argentine was relieved of his duties and replaced by José Mourinho earlier in the week, but there is expected to be no shortage of interest […]

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Horrifying video of a matador repeatedly stabbing a bull in the head is released by PETA to highlight the horrors of the brutal blood sport

A horrifying video of a matador repeatedly stabbing a bull in the head has been released by PETA to highlight the horrors of the brutal blood sport. The clip shows a bullfighter plunging a knife through the animal’s skull as it lies injured on the ground in Bilbao, northern Spain. Blood could be seen pouring from […]

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TOTTENHAM FALTERS AS CHELSEA CLIMBS UP TO SECOND

Chelsea beats Crystal Palace 2-0 and move up to second on the Premier League table on Saturday, while Tottenham’s troubles continued with a draw at home to Sheffield United. League leaders Liverpool host Manchester City in a highly-anticipated clash between the champions of Europe and champions of England at Anfield on Sunday. And Chelsea took […]

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SOUTH AFRICAN CRICKET WILL BE BOOSTED BY BREXIT- DU PLESSIS

Britain’s Brexit will be a boon to ailing South Africa as they rebuild, Proteas captain Faf du Plessis said on Tuesday after his side’s series drubbing by India. Any tougher immigration controls after the British withdrawal from the European Union will mean fewer South African players in the County Championship, according to du Plessis. More […]