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Kalu suffers injury setback ahead of Bordeaux’s clash with Brest
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Kalu suffers injury setback ahead of Bordeaux’s clash with Brest

The Nigeria winger remains a doubt for Sunday's league outing against Brest Bordeaux manager Jean-Louis Gasset said Samuel Kalu has suffered another injury setback in training on Friday. The Super Eagles forward joined his teammates in preparing for Sunday's Ligue 1 outing against Brest, after he recovered from a thigh muscle strain. Unfortunately, the training session did not end well for Kalu as he picked up an injury around the quadriceps of his right thigh which might delay his return to action further.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport
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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night at the airport

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and his Gabon teammates were forced to spend the night sleeping on the airport floor ahead of their vital 2021 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) qualifier against Gambia. Aubameyang used social media to highlight their plight after arriving at Banjul airport on Sunday, ahead of Monday’s Group D clash in the Gambian capital. The Gabon delegation were told they were not allowed to leave the airport because of an administrative problem. They were forced to sleep on the floor before being allowed to leave in the morning after government intervention. No reason was given for not allowing the team to exit the airport and head to their hotel after arrival. Even by previous standards of gamesmanship in African football, this was unusual. Gabon’s football...
Italian club, Crotone stalls signing of Ogenyi Onazi due to his high salary demands
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Italian club, Crotone stalls signing of Ogenyi Onazi due to his high salary demands

Super Eagles player, Ogenyi Onazi’s proposed move to Italian Serie A side, Crotone, is now on hold due to his high wage demands, according to new reports.   Crotone, newly promoted to the Italian top division want to tie Onazi, 26, to a new three-year deal .   The club is in final stages of talks with Onazi as the midfielder is a free agent, after ending his contract with Turkish club, Denizlispor in July.   Pictures surfaced on the internet last week, showing Onazi as he was undergoing medicals at the club, but the deal is still far from over as Crotone want to pay him according to his performances but Onazi and his management want a normal salary like his teammates.   According to Italian media reports, Onazi's agent will wait and see to find o...
Lionel Messi ‘Isolates’ Himself From Teammates After Barca Defeat
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Lionel Messi ‘Isolates’ Himself From Teammates After Barca Defeat

Lionel Messi ‘isolated’ himself from other teammates in the dressing room after Barcelona ‘s 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich on Friday night as he couldn’t hide his devastation. The Argentine was helpless to stop the La Liga giants from being dominated by the Bavarians in a massively one-sided Champions League quarter final. An image that emerged from the team dressing room shows Messi unable to quite come to terms with what happened, staring blankly into the distance alongside Marc-Andre ter Stegen. Interestingly, this is the first time since 2006/07 that Messi ends a season without a trophy, and the pain of the latest defeat will definitely take some time to get over.
Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms
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Willian Confirms Chelsea Exit as Arsenal Move Looms

Willian has announced he is leaving Chelsea after seven years with the club. The Brazilian confirmed his exit in an open letter to fans on Sunday. It read in part: “The time has now come to move on. I am certainly going to miss my teammates. I will miss all the staff at the club who’ve always treated me like a son and I will miss the fans. “I leave with my head held high, safe in the knowledge that I won things here and always did my best in a Chelsea shirt!” Willian is believed to have rejected a two-year contract extension with the Blues. He will now sign for their London rivals Arsenal in the coming days after the Gunners offered him a three-year deal.
Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates
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Van Persie Names Five Favourites Manchester United Teammates

Former Manchester United striker, Robin van Persie, has named his top five Red Devils teammates from during his time at the club. Van Persie joined Man United from Arsenal for £24million. The Dutch star went on to almost single-handedly secure Legendary Man United manager, Sir Alex Ferguson’s 13th and final Premier League title. He netted 26 goals in 38 appearances in his first season at Old Trafford, and seven years later he has now picked out the five players he enjoyed playing with the most when he was a Man United player. “It is hard to answer because most of them were impressive in their own style,” Van Persie told So Foot. “[Nemanja] Vidic was a warrior. He put his head where normally it is scary to do so. He did anything to win. “[Rio] Ferdinand, he was more ‘...
Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd
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Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo’s Recommendation, Choice of Player for Man Utd

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has revealed that he spoke with Cristiano Ronaldo, before deciding to sign Bruno Fernandes. Fernandes has become an instant hit at United since joining in a £67.7million deal from Sporting in the January transfer window. The Red Devils had extensively scouted the Portugal midfielder, but Solskjaer wanted to find out more about the 25-year-old before approving the deal. Fernandes and Ronaldo know each other well from playing together with the national team. “We’ve got the chief scouts who do all the scouting, we’ve got the analysts who analyse and break everything down to the minutest detail. But you can see that with your eye really what talent and quality you’ve got,” Solskjaer told the High-Performance Podcast. “Then you...
How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger
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How I Convinced Timo Werner to Snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger, has revealed how he convinced the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, to snub a move to Liverpool for the Blues. Chelsea officially completed the signing of Werner for £53 million from Bundesliga club, RB Leipzig last week, seeing off competition from Liverpool. The 24-year-old striker will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge next month. But Rudiger has now disclosed that he was in constant dialogue with his fellow compatriot throughout the COVID-19 lockdown in a bid to persuade him to join Frank Lampard’s side ahead of Liverpool. “Like everyone, I am very excited that he’s chosen Chelsea and I am looking forward to working with him,” Rudiger told Chelsea’s website. “I...
Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer
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Lille coach, Christophe Galtier confirms Super Eagles Striker Victor Osimhen will Leave the Club this Summer

Lille manager, Christophe Galtier has announced that Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen will be leaving the club this summer. The 21-year-old youngster has been in top form for the club, scoring 13 goals in 25 appearances as Lille finished the 2019/20 season in fourth place. Back in May, Lille owner Gerard Lopez revealed that 'multiple offers' have been made for the Nigerian star. Coach Galtier has now confirmed that Arsenal target Osimhen and one of his teammates, Gabriel will leave the club. Speaking at a press conference, the Lille manager said: 'Regarding Victor and Gabriel, yes, I've known for a long time that they're leaving.' 'They're working hard with us in the meantime. We're working on the players who are currently here and those likely to replace them. 'Of c...
Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea
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Cesar Azpilicueta Predicts what will Happen to Timo Werner at Chelsea

<img class="i-amphtml-intrinsic-sizer" style="max-width: 100%; display: block !important;" role="presentation" src="data:;base64," alt="" aria-hidden="true" /> Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta, has predicted that the club’s new signing, Timo Werner, can raise Frank Lampard’s to the next level. Werner officially completed a £53 million move to Chelsea from Bundesliga side, RB Leipzig, on Thursday. The 24-year-old will link up with the rest of Chelsea’s teammates at Stamford Bridge in July. But Azpilicueta the Germany international is a big addition for the Blues. “He is an amazing attacking player with great experience in the Bundesliga where he has scored a lot of goals,” Azpilicueta told Sky Sport...
Ronaldo’s Goals and Character Missed at Madrid, Says Modric as Croatian Aims to Finish Career with Real
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Ronaldo’s Goals and Character Missed at Madrid, Says Modric as Croatian Aims to Finish Career with Real

The midfielder has eulogised over the qualities of his former team-mate, who left the Santiago Bernabeu for Juventus in 2018 Cristiano Ronaldo always motivated Real Madrid to win and Los Blancos miss his goals and character, says Luka Modric. Portugal great Ronaldo became Madrid's all-time leading goalscorer during nine prolific and trophy-laden seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2018. Madrid sanctioned a big-money sale to Juventus after winning a third Champions League title in as many years, and fourth in five seasons, and Los Blancos stumbled in their first campaign without their talisman in 2018-19.
Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash
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Bentaleb: Newcastle United will be ready for Sheffield United clash

The Algeria international looks forward to playing a part for the Magpies when they resume league action at St. James’ Park later this month Nabil Bentaleb has praised his Newcastle United teammates for their hard work in training ahead of the Premier League restart. The English top-flight will resume action on June 17, more than three months after it was suspended due to coronavirus lockdown and Steve Bruce’s men are scheduled to host Sheffield United at home four days later. Newcastle intensified their preparation with a behind-closed-doors training match at St James' Park on Saturday with the Algerian midfielder scoring a stunning goal from outside the penalty area.
Why Lampard May Bring Back Victor Moses to Play for Chelsea this Season
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Why Lampard May Bring Back Victor Moses to Play for Chelsea this Season

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, may call on Victor Moses to help the team out if an emergency happens, the Daily Mail reports. Moses is currently on loan at Inter Milan from the Blues. The former Super Eagles winger signed a loan deal with the Serie A side until June 30, 2020. Players such as Moses, Alexis Sanchez, and Chris Smalling who are returning on loan, will be blocked from Premier League action, but will only be allowed to play in an emergency. “We’ve been told it will take a situation where the goalkeeper has to play center-forward or the center-forward has to go in goal for these players to be allowed to play. “A lot of players will be in limbo over the next couple of months and will probably have to train at home for a period,” the report...
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Modric Reveals how Mourinho Almost Made Cristiano Ronaldo Cry

Real Madrid ace, Luka Modric has revealed how Tottenham Hotspur manager, Jose Mourinho, almost made Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo cry during their time together at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Croatian international also disclosed that both Mourinho and Ronaldo nearly engaged in a real physical fight. Modric and Ronaldo were teammates together at Real Madrid for six years. The pair played under Mourinho at the Los Blancos, before Ronaldo left the La Liga giants in 2018 for Juventus. “I was surprised by Mourinho’s reaction. We were winning 2-0 in the Copa del Rey,” Modric wrote in his biography ‘My Game’. “Ronaldo did not chase the rivals on his throw-in, and Jose was furious with Cristiano. “The two fought for a long time on the field. After re...
Mother of late Captain of Flying Eagles, Ali Jeje Receives N50,000 Palliative from Sports Minister Sunday Dare
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Mother of late Captain of Flying Eagles, Ali Jeje Receives N50,000 Palliative from Sports Minister Sunday Dare

Minister of Youth Development and Sports, Sunday Dare has donated the sum of N50,000 to the family of the late Ali Jeje, who captained Nigeria at the U-20 level . Ali Jeje (pictured below introducing his teammates) captained Nigeria to win her first Under-20 African Championship in 1983 and also was captain when Nigeria played in her first FIFA tournament at the Under-20 World Championship in 1983. Ali Jeje died of an ailment in Jos some years ago and his family have reportedly been suffering economic hardship since he passed away. On Thursday, the sports minister sent various food items and the sum of fifty thousand naira (N50,000) to the mother of the former Nigeria International. The cash and items were presented to Ali's mother on behalf of the Minister by journali...
Former Paris Saint-Germain Footballer, Jordan Diakiese is Dead
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Former Paris Saint-Germain Footballer, Jordan Diakiese is Dead

Former Paris Saint-Germain footballer and French defender, Jordan Diakiese has died at the age of 24. His current club, French amateur outfit A.S. Furiani Agliani announced the sad news in a post on social media on Friday morning. The club statement read: "Our club is in mourning today. It's with deep and immense sadness that we've learnt of the death of our player Jordan D, 24, yesterday afternoon in Paris. "After arriving last July, this amazing kid was a winner both on the pitch and beyond. Always smiling, discreet, hard-working, he settled in very quickly. "The whole Furianinca family is reeling from the news. The staff, Jordan's teammates, as well as all the directors and volunteers have been hit hard. "Our thoughts are, first and foremost with his family, friends a...
Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’
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Chelsea to Allow N’Golo Kante Miss Rest of the 2019-20 Season if Fears Over Coronavirus Continue’

Premier League club, Chelsea are reportedly prepared to allow N'Golo Kante to miss the rest of the 2019-20 season if his fears over coronavirus persist. The French midfielder, 29, who reported for the first day of training at the club's Cobham HQ on Tuesday failed to show up for Wednesday's training due to health concerns linked to the coronavirus. On Thursday, Kante was present at the club's training ground on Thursday to undergo testing but is now remaining at home over concerns for his health over the ongoing pandemic. Sources told Mail Online Football that the World Cup winner is nervous about returning to action, and Manager Frank Lampard is said to be entirely supportive of his key midfielder's fears and decision. The insiders said that the club will put no pressure o...
COVID-19: Juventus Forward, Dybala’s Second Coronavirus Test Results Out
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COVID-19: Juventus Forward, Dybala’s Second Coronavirus Test Results Out

Italian Serie A giants, Juventus, have announced the result of forward Paulo Dybala’s second Coronavirus (COVID-19) tests. Juventus, in a statement on its website on Wednesday, disclosed that the follow-up tests for Dybala returned negative. “The player made a double-check, which failed,” a club’s statement read. “Paulo Dybala performed, as per protocol, the double-check with diagnostic tests (swabs) for the coronavirus (COVID-19). “The exams failed. The player is therefore healed and no longer subjected to the home isolation regime.” DAILY POST recalls that Dybala became the third player of the club to test positive for coronavirus last month, after teammates Daniele Rugani and Blaise Matuidi. The Argentine international and his girlfriend, Oriana S...
Vanessa Bryant Post Tribute to Gianna on 14th Birthday
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Vanessa Bryant Post Tribute to Gianna on 14th Birthday

Kobe Bryant's widow, Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to pen down a heartfelt message to her daughter, Gigi who would have turned 14 today. In her posthumous birthday message to her late daughter, Vanessa disclosed that she misses her smile, hugs and giggles. She added that her daughter will be part of her soul forever. Vanessa wrote; Happy 14th Birthday to my sweet baby girl, Gianna. Mommy loves you more than I can ever show you. You are part of MY SOUL forever. I miss you so much everyday. I wish I could wake up and have you here with me. I miss your smile, your hugs and your giggles. I miss EVERYTHING about YOU, Gigi. I LOVE YOU so much!!!!!!!   Gianna and her father, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, died alongside 7 others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, L...
Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona must be named champions
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Ivan Rakitic: Barcelona must be named champions

Ivan Rakitic insists Barcelona must be named champions if the season is abandoned. The Catalans sit top of the table as things stand with the season on hold due to the coronavirus, and the Croatian says their work so far this season should be valued. "We all want to play again and to win the league by playing," the midfielder told Movistar Plus. "But I also understand that if we can't come back, the season will have to end. "If we're first, then we have to be the champions." Players have been training alone from their respective homes throughout the quarantine period, but Rakitic is missing his usual habits. "It's already costing me a bit," he added. "I really want to touch the ball again, to feel the grass and the group work. "I want to continue working with the ne...
Tottenham ace Lucas defends Mourinho over park training: He cares about us
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Tottenham ace Lucas defends Mourinho over park training: He cares about us

Tottenham ace Lucas Moura has defended manager Jose Mourinho for taking three teammates for training at a local park last week. Mourinho angered many curtain twitchers by taking Davinson Sanchez, Ryan Sessegnon and Serge Aurier for a run during the UK's coronavirus lockdown. Lucas told The Football Show on Sky Sports News: "He cares about our shape and he loves football and training so he wants to see everyone and make sure everyone is taking care about our body shape. "For sure, he takes care of his health as well and I don't think that it was a big problem. He is very professional. "Mourinho goes to the training centre every day with his staff and all professionals who give us the training sessions. And we see everyone in the online application at 11am every day. "It's a g...
Ice Hockey star, Colby Cave dies at 25 after suffering brain bleed
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Ice Hockey star, Colby Cave dies at 25 after suffering brain bleed

Canadian Ice Hockey star, Colby Cave has died at the age of 25 after suffering a brain bleed His family confirmed his death in a statement after the Edmonton Oilers forward died on Saturday. "It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early this morning," Cave's wife, Emily, wrote in a statement. "Both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time." According to CBS Sport, Cave was airlifted to the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday after suffering a brain bleed overnight. It was discovered that a colloid cyst was putting pressure on his brain and he underwent emergency surgery before be...
Aleesami insists Man Utd, Real Madrid target Haaland humble as f***
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Aleesami insists Man Utd, Real Madrid target Haaland humble as f***

Norway international Haitam Aleesami insists teammate Erling Braud Haaland is not arrogant. The Borussia Dortmund striker has been linked with Manchester United and Real Madrid recently. PSG mocked the 19-year-old's meditation celebration after knocking Dortmund out of the Champions League, but Aleesami has defended Haaland. "That wasn't the first time. He did it even when he played for Red Bull Salzburg," he told GFFN. "He is a young guy, but he is just a chill guy who loves to play football. One thing is to be calm and he is really calm, he is a young guy with confidence. He is humble as f***, but at the end of the day, he is hungry. "Everything seems to be going perfectly for him, he is banging in goals, but when he's on the pitch, you can see the hunger in his face. So, ...
Rashford: Fernandes has brought positive vibe to Man Utd
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Rashford: Fernandes has brought positive vibe to Man Utd

Marcus Rashford admits Bruno Fernandes' work ethic is lifting his Manchester United teammates. The Portuguese midfielder has made a startling impact at Old Trafford since his transfer in January from Sporting CP. Rashford told Bleacher Report: "He's a player that's creative, very forward thinking. Always wants to play forward and create opportunities. "Hopefully we can make some good times together. "He's got such a positive attitude and the vibe he brings to the team is just positive. "Even if he loses the ball he works to get back and that definitely rubs off on other players."
Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song shocked after Sion sacking
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Former Arsenal and Barcelona midfielder Alex Song shocked after Sion sacking

The Cameroon international was one of a number of players dismissed by the Swiss club after refusing to take a pay cut amid the coronavirus pandemic Alex Song has spoken for the first time after he and eight teammates were sacked by Swiss club FC Sion for refusing to take a pay cut following the outbreak of coronavirus. The entire squad was contacted on WhatsApp by president Christian Constantin on Tuesday. Constantin’s message asked the players to take a "technical unemployment" deal which would see them receive a payment of around 9600 Swiss francs - an amount that is equivalent to 80% of the legal monthly salary in Switzerland. Although many of the players refused or failed to reply, nine were subsequently let go - many of them on contracts that were due to expire at the end ...
Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Like “Giving Each Other a Little Space” in Their Relationship
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Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom Like “Giving Each Other a Little Space” in Their Relationship

IDK if you noticed, but Katy Perry and Orlando Bloom have so much going for them at the moment. They got engaged last year, are set to get married sometime soon, and on top of that, are going to have a baby together! But as amazing as their relationship sounds right now, Katy revealed that the one things that keep her and Orlando going strong are—get this, y’ all—good ol’ fashioned space. On last night’s episode of American Idol, Katy gave some advice to competing couples, Margie Mays and Jonny West, after they got some less than satisfactory reactions to their performance. While Katy and Orlando don’t sing together (that we know of), she told the couple that taking time out for themselves is a must so they can perform at their absolute best. “One thing that’s going very well in my curre...
Rangers Etriker, Ifeanyi George and Two other Players Killed in Tragic Car Crash Along Benin-Ore Road
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Rangers Etriker, Ifeanyi George and Two other Players Killed in Tragic Car Crash Along Benin-Ore Road

Rangers FC striker, Ifeanyi George has been confirmed dead after he was killed in a car crash on Sunday morning. The 26-year-old former Enyimba star was travelling from Enugu to Lagos with two unidentified teammates when they ran into a heavy-duty truck along Benin-Ore road, with none of them surviving the ghastly accident. It was also revealed that the trio embarked on the journey after their club gave them a break following the postponement of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) 2019/20 season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rangers team manager, Amobi Ezeaku confirmed the sad news to TheCable, saying: “It is a black Sunday in Nigerian football and sad to say the least.”  “Yes, its true that Ifeanyi George died on the spot but will confirm others to you as I ...
Lebron James and his Los Angeles Lakers’ Teammates to Undergo Coronavirus Testing Today
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Lebron James and his Los Angeles Lakers’ Teammates to Undergo Coronavirus Testing Today

NBA star, LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers' teammates will undergo testing for the coronavirus today, March 18. Sources at the basketball club confirmed to ESPN's Dave McMenamin, following the Brooklyn Nets' announcement that four players including Kevin Durant have tested positive for the virus. The Lakers played the Brooklyn Nets' in their last game before the NBA suspended play last Wednesday following a positive test by Rudy Gobert of Utah Jazz. The Lakers will self-quarantine for 14 days. Most of the Lakers are still in town, so testing should not be a logistical issue, sources told ESPN. "Given the exposure risks from our game against the Nets on March 10th, we are following the next steps of our COVID-19 procedures and protocol that are established in consulta...
Tom Brady Announces he is Leaving New England Patriots After 12-years
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Tom Brady Announces he is Leaving New England Patriots After 12-years

American football quarterback, Tom Brady, has announced he is leaving the New England Patriots, where he's played for 12-years, winning six Super Bowl victories, nine AFC titles, 219 wins, and three Most Valuable Player awards after 20 seasons with the club. The 42-year-old first-time free agent made the announcement via his Twitter account on Tuesday but didn't reveal his next destination. In a statement, he wrote: 'To all my teammates, coaches, executives, Coach Belichick, RKK, and the Kraft family and the entire organization,' Belichick's statement began. 'I want to say thank you for the past twenty years of my life and the daily commitment to winning and creating a winning culture built on great values. I am grateful for all that you have taught me - I have learned from every...
Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates Himself After Reaching 1000 Games
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Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates Himself After Reaching 1000 Games

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo on Monday, said he was proud after reaching 1000 games in his career so far. The 35-year-old also gave special tributes to his teammates, coaches, fans, family, and friends for helping him to achieve the record. The Portugal captain reached the milestone in Juventus’ 2-0 victory against Inter Milan in Serie A on Sunday. The Bianconeri defeated Inter Milan at the Allianz Stadium, thanks to two goals from Aaron Ramsey and Paulo Dybala. Ronaldo, in a tweet on his official Twitter page, wrote: “So proud to reach 1000 official games in my career with a very important victory that put us on the top of the table again. “Thank you to all my teammates, coaches, my family & friends and to my fans that helped me to reach this great achievemen...
LeBron James says he won’t play in empty stadiums as NBA plans for games to be played behind closed Doors over Coronavirus
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LeBron James says he won’t play in empty stadiums as NBA plans for games to be played behind closed Doors over Coronavirus

Basketball legend, LeBron James, has hit back at NBA after concerns were raised about the deadly coronavirus spreading across the world. On Friday, NBA sent a memo to all 30 teams about the need to prepare for possibly playing games behind closed doors with only essential staff present due to coronavirus. In a statement made to Daily Star, NBA insider, Shams Charania claimed: "The NBA has sent a memo to its franchises explaining that, due to coronavirus outbreak, teams should be preparing to play games without fans in attendance and identifying “essential staff” present for these games - should it be necessary. Speaking after Lakers' win over the Milwaukee Bucks this morning, LeBron James made it clear he would refuse to play if they are made to play behind closed doors becaus...
Lyon vs Juventus: Ramsey Makes Demands From Sarri’s men After Champions League Defeat
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Lyon vs Juventus: Ramsey Makes Demands From Sarri’s men After Champions League Defeat

Juventus midfielder, Aaron Ramsey, has called on his teammates to focus on themselves and work hard following their 1-0 defeat to Lyon in the Champions League round of 16 first leg encounter on Wednesday night. He also wants Juventus to improve on their performances going forward. Lyon defeated Maurizio Sarri’s men in France, thanks to a lone goal from Lucas Tousart to give the French Ligue 1 side a narrow win over the Serie A champions. Speaking after the match, Ramsey was quoted by Juventus’ official website as saying: “We knew it was going to be difficult against Lyon, but we did not play the game we wanted. “We have much work to do, but I am confident because we are a united group. “This is only the first half, and now we work hard. Let’s focus on ourselves and do be...
Casemiro, Vinicius Jr. Reveals who to Blame for Real Madrid 2-1 Defeat to Man City
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Casemiro, Vinicius Jr. Reveals who to Blame for Real Madrid 2-1 Defeat to Man City

Real Madrid’s Brazilian pair, Casemiro and Vinicius Jr have blamed themselves and their teammates for their 2-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League round of 16 first leg at the Bernabeu on Wednesday. A fine header from Gabriel Jesus and a spot kick well taken by Kevin De Bruyne cancelled out Isco’s strike for the home side. Pep Guardiola’s side now go into the second leg at home with a huge away goal advantage. Vinicius said Real Madrid players lacked focus in the final 15-minute of the game that cost them dearly. He, however, expressed optimism that the former champions will beat City in England and book a quarterfinal berth. Casemiro also said the game is not over, adding that his side is used to such situations where they have to fight to go through. ...
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Female Footballer Lucy Kerr Tragically Dies after Losing Battle with Bone Cancer

A former Charlton Athletic women's player has tragically died after a battle with bone cancer. Lucy Kerr, 20, was diagnosed with bone cancer after doctors checked her broken thigh bone. Medics, who performed an MRI scan, also found the youngster had lung cancer and she quickly underwent chemotherapy in London. Her former club, Charlton Athletic Women announced Ms. Kerr's death in a statement. A statement from the club read: 'The thoughts of everyone at Charlton Athletic Women are with the family at this difficult time and the club will pay tribute to Lucy in an upcoming fixture. 'Everyone at Charlton Athletic would like to send their condolences to Lucy's family at this difficult time.' Charlton Athletic Women's Manager Riteesh Mishra, who worked with Lucy in the U16...
Arteta Reveals Arsenal Player that Has Proven him Wrong
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Arteta Reveals Arsenal Player that Has Proven him Wrong

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has admitted that he had doubts about Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, before he was appointed as Unai Emery’s successor. Aubameyang scored twice on Sunday, as the Gunners defeated Everton 3-2 at the Emirates. Speaking to Sky Sports after the match, Arteta revealed he was not sure about the Gabon striker’s work rate. He said: “Incredible, the amount of work that he is doing and how he takes on defensive responsibility. “Before I had my questions, but it shows the commitment that he’s showing with his teammates and with the club. “I wasn’t sure if he wanted to do it or if he could do it physically. But he showed that he can do it physically, so then it is about ‘Do you want to do it or not?”
Sergio Ramos Blames Real Madrid Players after Defeat to Levante
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Sergio Ramos Blames Real Madrid Players after Defeat to Levante

Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, has blamed himself and his teammates for not being able to convert their chances to score a goal following their 1-0 defeat against Levante in La Liga on Saturday. He also commented on forward Eden Hazard’s injury after the Belgium international sustained a knock against Levante. Levante defeated Zinedine Zidane’s men at home, thanks to Jose Luis Nogales’s second-half strike. Speaking after the game, Ramos was quoted by Real Madrid’s official website as saying: “We created some good chances against them but could not score. “Levante only created one good chance, and they converted it. “We just lacked a goal against the host, and now we are devastated with the result, but we need to work hard together and move ahead because we have two t...
Police Confirm the Death of Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem, Orders Arrest of Officer Involved in his Demise
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Police Confirm the Death of Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem, Orders Arrest of Officer Involved in his Demise

The Ogun State Police Command has confirmed the death of Nigerian footballer, Tiyamiyu 'Kaka' Kazeem, who was allegedly killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) on Saturday afternoon. Kazeem, who was the assistant captain and defender of Remo Stars Football Club was reportedly on his way to Sagamu from Abeokuta with one of his teammates when they ran into SARS operatives who labelled Kazeem as a 'yahoo boy.' Despite presenting his identity (ID) card to identify himself as a player of Remo Stars FC, his club said in a statement that the officers insisted on taking them to a nearby station.  While on their way, one of the officers allegedly pushed Tiyamiyu to a moving vehicle, leading to his death. Confirming the incident, Public Relations Officer, Abimbo...
SARS Officers Allegedly Kill Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem in Sagamu
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SARS Officers Allegedly Kill Nigerian Footballer Tiyamu Kazeem in Sagamu

Tiyamu 'Kaka' Kazeem, the assistant captain of Remo Stars Football Club (RSFC) has allegedly been killed by a policeman from the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) from the Ogun State Command. The defender was on his way to Sagamu with one of his teammates, Sanni Abubakar after their training in Abeokuta on Saturday afternoon when the incident occurred. According to a statement released by his club, Kazeem ran into SARS operatives who then labelled as a 'yahoo boy' despite presenting his identity (ID) card to identify himself as a player of Remo Stars FC. The club said the two players were then ordered by SARS operatives to follow them to the nearest police station in Sagamu. According to the club, While on their way to the station, Tiyamiyu and Sanni decided to question the SA...
Greg Robinson and Quan Bray Face up to 20-years in Prison for allegedly Possessing 157 Pounds of Marijuana
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Greg Robinson and Quan Bray Face up to 20-years in Prison for allegedly Possessing 157 Pounds of Marijuana

NFL stars, Greg Robinson and Quan Bray are facing up to 20 years in prison respectively after authorities found about 157 pounds of marijuana inside the car they were in at a border patrol checkpoint. The Cleveland Browns offensive tackle, 27, and free-agent wide receiver Quan Bray, 26, were arrested at the Sierra Blanca border checkpoint near the United States and Mexico border this week, according to an official statement from the Department of Justice in the Western District of Texas. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Robinson and Bray were in possession of 157 pounds of marijuana which was stored inside several large duffle bags in the rear cargo area of a vehicle they were driving. According to the federal criminal complaint, the defendants approached the Sierra Blanca C...
De Bruyne Reveals his Teammates  Reaction towards Ban
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De Bruyne Reveals his Teammates Reaction towards Ban

Manchester City midfielder, Kevin De Bruyne, has insisted his teammates are focused on winning trophies this season and are not thinking about their Champions League ban. City were handed a two-season ban from European football and fined £24.9million for breaching financial regulations. De Bruyne and the rest of the squad were enjoying their winter break when the news emerged last week. And following City’s 2-0 win against West Ham on Wednesday, the Belgian opened up on the players’ attitudes following the shock news. “We were on holiday when the statement happened. We came back and we played football. “The situation is what it is, but we came back, trained like normal and in the end, nothing really changed for us. We just play the games that we have and today we gave a ...
Thiago Silva Faults team After PSG Defeat Against Dortmund
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Thiago Silva Faults team After PSG Defeat Against Dortmund

Paris Saint-Germain captain, Thiago Silva, has blamed himself and his teammates for giving the ball away too easily in the first half following their 2-1 defeat against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. Dortmund defeated PSG at the Westfalenstadion Stadium, thanks to two goals from Erling Haaland. Neymar did score a goal for the French Ligue 1 champions, but Silva believes Thomas Tuchel’s men put themselves in danger. “We gave the ball too easily in the first half, and Dortmund were able to put us in danger,” PSG’s official website quoted Silva as saying after the game. “However, in the second half, it was different, and we opened the game and created many spaces against them. “Both teams have quality, but we conceded that second goal in th...
Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired
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Vanessa Bryant Shares Heartbreaking Instagram Posts as Gigi Bryant’s Jersey is Retired

Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant's jersey was retired by her private school and her mother Vanessa Bryant took to Instagram to share heartbreaking posts about it. Gigi was following in her father's footsteps as a basketball player before their tragic death in a helicopter crash. Following her death, her school, Harbor Day School held a retirement ceremony at the school's gym to retire her No. 2 jersey. On Instagram, grieving wife and mother, Vanessa Bryant shared photos and a series of videos from the ceremony held at the teenage basketball star’s middle school. The photos taken in the school’s gym show a portrait of Gigi next to a table with red and pink flowers arranged to spell out “Gianna.” The display also included a red floral arrangement of the number 2, for the one Gianna ...
Bayern Munich star, Jerome Boateng Slaps Team-mate Leon Goretzka in the Face During Training Bust-up
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Bayern Munich star, Jerome Boateng Slaps Team-mate Leon Goretzka in the Face During Training Bust-up

Bayern Munich stars, Jerome Boateng and Leon Goretzka were involved in a bust-up and had to be separated by their other teammates. The clash occurred after Goretzka launched a very dangerous tackle at his fellow German counterpart during a small-sided game in training on Wednesday. According to German publication BILD, Goretzka was originally angry after arguing with striker Thomas Muller over a penalty decision, but Boateng quickly stepped in to defend Muller. Ten minutes later during a training game, Goretzka launched a dangerous attack as he went in studs up on the German defender, who didn't find it funny and slapped Goretzka in the face. The report claims that Robert Lewandowski was quick to jump in to intervene before their manager Hans Flick came to calm the pair...
What Pablo Mari Said After Joining Arteta’s Arsenal
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What Pablo Mari Said After Joining Arteta’s Arsenal

New Arsenal player, Pablo Mari, has promised to do his best for the club after joining Mikel Arteta’s side from Flamengo on Wednesday. It was reported that Mari joined Arsenal on loan from Flamengo The Gunners will reportedly pay £4million to the Brazilian club now and £8million to make the deal permanent. Mari becomes Arteta’s first signing as Arsenal manager. The 26-year-old is now looking to repay the faith Arteta has shown in him. “I’m happy to be here today and to have signed for a big club,” said Mari at his unveiling on Wednesday. “I’m going to do my best to help my team-mates and the club. “I’m a very professional player. I like working hard every day to achieve objectives.” He added: “One thing I can control is working hard on a daily basis to help my t...
Ryan Giggs Names Players that Helped Him at Man United
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Ryan Giggs Names Players that Helped Him at Man United

  Manchester United legend, has identified the players that helped him during the last six years of his playing career at Old Trafford. According to Giggs, Wayne Rooney, Ji-sung Park, Patrice Evra and Michael Carrick aided his switch from left wing to a central midfield position under former Red Devils boss, Sir Alex Ferguson. “The last five or six years of my playing career were probably the most enjoyable,” he told The Coaches’ Voice. “I loved moving into a more central role. You’re involved in the game more, you have more options, the pitch opens up. “At United, I had energy all around me. Wayne Rooney dropping in, Ji-sung Park on the left, Patrice Evra up and down, Michael Carrick next to me. “I was lucky in that respect, but I was also lucky in that ...
Lamar Odom Pens Down Emotional Tribute to Late NBA Legend
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Lamar Odom Pens Down Emotional Tribute to Late NBA Legend

Former NBA star, Lamar Odom has penned down an emotional post to Kobe Bryant who died in a helicopter crash on Sunday January 26 alongside his daughter, Gianna and 7 others. Sharing a photo with the late Basketball legend as teammates at Lakers, Lamar disclosed that Kobe taught him so many things which were necessary in life on and off the basketball court. He added that their relationship was like that of a teacher and a brother. Odom also compared Bryant’s death to the loss of his 6½-month-old son in 2009. According to Lamar, if God had come to him when he was in coma and said he would take him and spare Kobe Bryant, he would have been okay with that. He wrote on Instagram; These picture are just the tip of the iceberg of our relationship. He taught me so many things in life ...
Orange County, his Wife and Daughter Died in the Helicopter Crash that Killed Kobe Bryant
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Orange County, his Wife and Daughter Died in the Helicopter Crash that Killed Kobe Bryant

Orange County baseball coach John Altobelli, his wife Keri and daughter Alyssa have been identified as the other victims who died in the helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna. John Altobelli was the head coach of the Orange Coast College baseball program and was going to his 24th season as head coach of the program when the sad incident occurred. Orange Coast College Athletic Director Jason Kehler who confirmed that John died in the Calabasas helicopter crash with his family, said; "John meant so much to not only Orange Coast College, but to baseball. He truly personified what it means to be a baseball coach. The passion that he put into the game, but more importantly his athletes, was second to none - he treated them like family. Our deepest condolence...
Conte Blasted me in front of Inter Teammates Says Lukaku
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Conte Blasted me in front of Inter Teammates Says Lukaku

Romelu Lukaku has revealed that Inter head coach Antonio Conte’s no-nonsense approach is getting the best out of his game. The Belgium international moved to the Serie A outfit from Manchester United for £75 million ($98m) in the summer and has rapidly established himself as one of the most dangerous forwards in Italy’s top flight. After being perceived as a flop at Old Trafford, Lukaku has excelled in Milan, where he has 14 goals in 20 Serie A appearances this season. He says that the mentality of Conte is getting the best from his game and even said that being rubbished in front of his team-mates after one particularly poor display has motivated him to achieve greater heights. “I remember one of my first Champions League games against Slavia Prague when I played really ba...
What Griezmann Said after Barcelona’s 2-1 win Over Ibiza
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What Griezmann Said after Barcelona’s 2-1 win Over Ibiza

  Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann has reacted to his side’s Copa del Rey 2-1 win over Ibiza on Wednesday night. The France international thanked his teammates for giving him passes during the encounter, noting that Barcelona did a good job against Ibiza. Ibiza took an early lead in the ninth minute through Josep Caballe Martin, before Griezmann scored a brace in the second half of the encounter to ensure Quique Setien’s men defeated the Segunda B side. “We didn’t have a single shot in the first half, it was a new system and we had to get used to it,” Griezmann told reporters as quoted by EuroSport. “We have to build confidence with the ball, move more in attack, understand the coach’s tactics. “We did a good job, especially in the second half, and I ...
Lampard’s first signing as Chelsea manager arrives at Stamford Bridge
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Lampard’s first signing as Chelsea manager arrives at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea have sealed the transfer for Bryan Fiabema, who becomes the club’s first January signing, the UK Metro reports. The Norwegian starlet who joins from Tromso, met with his new teammates, after Saturday’s win over Burnley. Fiabema joins the Blues academy rather than the first-team squad. The 16-year-old had a trial with Chelsea at the end of last year and impressed enough to earn a permanent move. He signed a three-and-a-half year contract on Friday morning at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground. Fiabema was in the stands, as Frank Lampard’s men thrashed Burnley 3-0 on Saturday, before being invited down to the dressing room to meet the squad. Tromso will receive around £860,000 for Fiabema and will also receive a small percentage of any resale should he leave the clu...