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Footballer’s wife attempts to murder him after he filed for divorce over her alleged cheating

                                                                  Turkish football WAG Yagmur Asik has been accused of plotting to have her husband murdered by a $1.2 million hitman, according to reports.   Yagmur, 27, married ex-Turkey international Emre Asik in 2012, with the couple since having three children together. But after Yagmur was accused of having an affair, Asik, 46, began the process of filing for divorce. ...

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Fresh controversy as Messi slam Barcelona over Luis Suarez departure

  Lionel Messi has aimed a fresh dig at Barcelona on the back of his efforts to leave the club, with the Argentine questioning the decision at Camp Nou to “throw out” Luis Suarez. Having endured a frustrating end to the 2019-20 campaign, a six-time Ballon d’Or winner pushed for the exits in Catalunya. His path was blocked and the 33-year-old eventually revealed ...

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Chelsea ready to send Kepa Arrizabalaga out on loan

  Mendy set to become first choice Kepa Arrizabalaga is set to leave Chelsea on loan, claims the Sun. The Blues have brought in Edouard Mendy following months of sub-par performances, and the new man may become first-choice goalkeeper straight away. As such, Frank Lampard is reportedly set to allow Kepa to leave on loan before the transfer window closes if a club ...

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Bayern Munich clinch the Super Cup with a 2-1 victory over Sevilla

Javi Martinez was Bayern Munich’s unlikely hero as the Spaniard came off the bench to head in an extra-time winner in the 2-1 Super Cup victory over Sevilla. Hansi Flick’s treble-winning outfit struggled against a stubborn Sevilla side who had been unbeaten since February – a run that included a record sixth triumph in the Europa League, formerly the UEFA Cup – and the LaLiga side ...

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Popular Italian referee, Daniele De Santis and model girlfriend murdered at home

                                                          Italian referee Daniele De Santis and his girlfriend Eleonora Manta were brutally killed in their home in Lecce on Monday.   Police have launched a murder investigation but it has left the Italian footballing world in utter shock and in mourning. The 33-year-old mostly officiated in Serie C while his partner, 30, was a model. Reports from Italy claim ...

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Messi and Ronaldo left out of ‘Player of The Year’ shortlist for first time in 10 years

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been left off the final shortlist for the UEFA Men’s Player of the Year award for first time in 10 years, with Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski set to battle it out for the individual prize. Ronaldo, who currently plies his trade in Italy with Juventus, has picked up the accolade on three occasions and also ...

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Tottenham completes Gareth Bale loan signing from Real Madrid

Gareth Bale is back in familiar surroundings at Tottenham, with the Welshman seeing a loan return to north London bring a nightmare spell at Real Madrid to a close. The 31-year-old left Spurs in the summer of 2013 as the most expensive player on the planet. A dream start was made to life at Santiago Bernabeu, with a useful habit ...

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Naomi Osaka withdraws from French Open with hamstring injury

                                    Japan’s Naomi Osaka has withdrawn from the upcoming French Open with a hamstring injury.   The 22-year-old had her left hamstring taped when she battled back against Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open final in New York on Saturday to win her third Grand Slam title. “Unfortunately, I won’t be able to play the French Open this year,” the ...

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Nigeria ranks 29th in the world in new FIFA ranking

         Nigeria’s Super Eagles have moved up by two spots in FIFA’s ranking for September to place 29th after more than six months of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   In the ranking placed on the world football governing body’s website on Thursday, Nigeria garnered 1493 points during the period under review without playing any match. The movement also ...

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Liverpool agree £20m Thiago fee as Reds close in on signing Bayern star

      Liverpool have agreed an initial £20 million (€22m/$26m) deal with Bayern Munich for midfielder Thiago Alcantara, Goal can confirm. The Reds are stepping up their efforts to land the Spain international, with the fee potentially rising to £27m (€30m/$35m) in add-ons. After months of speculation official contact has been made between the two clubs, with Liverpool now set to agree terms with the player, who is keen to move ...

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Chelsea cruise past Brighton in 3-1 victory

  Chelsea began the new Premier League season with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion, with Timo Werner key to the first goal. Timo Werner won a penalty on his Chelsea debut as second-half goals from Reece James and Kurt Zouma ensured they began the Premier League season with a 3-1 win at Brighton and Hove Albion. Werner ...

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Dominic Thiem beats Zverev for US Open title, after four hours

                                          Austrian Dominic Thiem came back from two sets down to defeat Alexander Zverev, 2-6, 4-6, 6-4, 6-3, 7-6. and win his first US Open title, his first Grand Slam.   The winner was decided in a tie breaker after four hours on court. Thiem also made history as the first Austrian to win the title. He is also the ...

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Edin Dzeko & Amra welcome baby girl

Edin Dzeko, a Bosnian professional footballer who plays as a striker for Serie A club Roma, has welcomed the birth of their third child with his wife Amra Dzeko.   Dzeko shared the photo of Amra and the new baby girl named “Dalia” on his Twitter page on Saturday. “Welcome to the world, our little flower DALIA,” Dzeko captioned the ...

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Naomi Osaka defeats Azarenka to win second US Open title

Naomi Osaka fought back from a bruising first set loss to overcome Belarusian Victoria Azarenka to win her second US Open Grand Slam title, in three years.   After shaking off a 1-6 thrashing in the first set, the Japanese star rallied to beat her opponent 6-3 6-3 in the last two sets, to win the championship. The Athlete is ...

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Serena Williams withdraws from Italian Open over Achilles injury

Serena Williams has withdrawn from next week’s Italian Open citing the Achilles issue that bothered her in a loss to Victoria Azarenka in the U.S. Open semifinals.   Organisers of the Foro Italico announced Williams absence Saturday. Williams, a four-time champion in Rome, took a medical timeout for a tape job on her Achilles during her three-set loss on Thursday. ...

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Mohamed Salah nets hat-trick as Liverpool edge out Leeds in Anfield thriller

  Mohamed Salah scored a hat-trick, including two penalties, as Liverpool snatched victory, but Leeds took plenty of credit away from Anfield. In a battle between last season’s Premier League and Championship winners, Salah’s first two goals and one from Virgil van Dijk were countered by Leeds’ replies from Jack Harrison, Patrick Bamford and Mateusz Klich. Hat-trick hero Mohamed Salah ...

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Paul Pogba recovers from coronavirus and back in training at United

Paul Pogba has returned to training with Manchester United after recovering from the coronavirus.   The 27-year-old midfielder tested positive for Covid-19 last month but reported back to United’s Carrington training ground ahead of their friendly against Aston Villa on Saturday. Both Pogba and his wife, Maria Zulay, were positive for the virus but she revealed that the pair are ...

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Neymar recovers from coronavirus and back in training at PSG

Neymar has declared himself to be “super happy” after testing negative for Covid-19 and returning to training at Paris Saint-Germain. The Brazil international forward was one of several players at Parc des Princes to contract the disease. He formed part of a party that took in a post-season trip to Ibiza. Coronavirus outbreaks were reported on the Balearic Island, with ...

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Confusion as FG makes a U-turn over ban on football

The Federal Government says it has not lifted the ban on contact sports, including football, amid preparations by Nigeria Professional Football League clubs ahead of the 2020/21 season.   National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 Dr Sani Aliyu, while answering questions at a press briefing in Abuja on Thursday, said the PTF had only  removed restrictions on ...

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Serena Williams knocked out of the US Open by Azarenka

Serena Williams’ quest for an historic 24th Grand Slam singles title came to a stunning end against old foe Victoria Azarenka in the semi-finals of the US Open in the early hours of Friday morning.   Williams was not helped by a jarred Achilles injury early in the deciding set that required heavy strapping and her quest to equal Margaret ...

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