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Guardiola’s mother dies after contracting coronavirus

  Pep Guardiola’s mother has died aged 82 after contracting coronavirus, Manchester City have confirmed. Dolors Sala Carrio passed away in Barcelona on Monday, with the club releasing a statement via their official Twitter account. It read: “The Manchester City family are devastated to report the death today of Pep’s mother Dolors Sala Carrio in Manresa, Barcelona after contracting coronavirus. She was 82 years ...

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Footballers Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella and Dusan Vlahovic cleared of coronavirus

Fiorentina trio Patrick Cutrone, German Pezzella, and Dusan Vlahovic are clear of coronavirus, the Serie A side announced on Sunday. Vlahovic was the Viola’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, with the striker revealing in an Instagram post that his fever at one stage reached 39 degrees. Fellow forward Cutrone and defender Pezzella also contracted the virus, though all three are ...

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Premier League grounds could be used as auxiliary hospitals in fight against coronavirus

Premier League football grounds could be turned into auxiliary hospitals to aid the fight against coronavirus. A number of top-flight clubs have virtually handed over their stadiums to the NHS, with football suspended and the pandemic continuing to surge. Over the coming days the underground car park at Tottenham’s new home is set to become a drive-thru coronavirus testing centre. ...

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I’m a Chelsea fan because of Mikel – Paul Okoye

Paul Okoye popularly know as Rudeboy shares his love for sports, playing football with Mikel Obi as a teen and why he became a Chelsea fan in this interview with  Kelvin Ekerete Favourite Sport? Everybody knows my favourite sport is foo tball. I can’t do without football. I play a lot of sports as well including basketball but I was ...

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Neymar donates £775,000 to fight COVID-19

Neymar has been revealed as the anonymous donor who gave 5 million Brazilian real (£775,000/$950,000) to charity to fight coronavirus. The Paris Saint-Germain star split the donation between UNICEF and a benefit fund in his home nation of Brazil to aid in the battle against the Covid-19 pandemic. Neymar had made the generous gesture without putting his name to it, ...

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Ronaldo becomes football’s first billionaire

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will become the third sportsman in the world after golf star Tiger Woods and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr to have earned $1bn during his career. The Old Lady announced a massive pay cut to help them during a period with loss of revenue, but it won’t affect the Portuguese superstar too much. Thanks to the brand ...

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Premier League return suspended indefinitely due to coronavirus pandemic

  After previously targeting a return on April 30, the Premier League announced on Friday that play will not resume by that date and matches remain suspended indefinitely. The Premier League originally announced their suspension on March 13 following Arsenal’s announcement that manager Mikel Arteta had tested positive for the illness. In the weeks since, the outbreak has all but shut down ...

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Private jet used by Lionel Messi forced to make emergency landing at Brussels airport due to fault with £12m plane

An £12million private jet used by Lionel Messi has been forced to make an emergency landing at Brussels airport due to a fault with the plane. The Barcelona star’s favoured plane was making its way to Tenerife in the Canary Islands when it suffered from issues with its landing gear. The aircraft grounded at Zaventem Airport in the Belgian capital ...

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Aston Villa star Jack Grealish crashes his £80K Range Rover after telling fans to stay home

Premier League ace Jack Grealish crashed his car following a 4am party – just hours after urging fans stay indoors for the virus lockdown. The Aston Villa hypocrite, 24, apparently smashed the £80,000 Range Rover into three parked cars near Solihull, West Midlands. Grealish appeared unsteady and confused moments after the alleged crash. The Aston Villa captain was seen arguing ...

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Ighalo wins Manchester United’s goal-of-the-month award

Odion Ighalo has won the Manchester United’s March Goal-of-the-Month award, for his sparkling effort against LASK in the Europa League. The former Super Eagles top striker scored a stunning goal against the Austrian club, after some skilled ball juggling in the build-up, it was an effort that perhaps shut up the critics of his loan move to United, who are ...

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Former Ogun Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Olopade tests positive for coronavirus… becomes first case in sports

Former Ogun State Commissioner of Youth and Sports, Bukola Olopade, has confirmed testing positive for coronavirus. He becomes the first sports personality in Nigeria to contract the virus. Olopade, who had earlier announced in a video post on Tuesday that he had gone for the COVID-19 test, kept to his promise to reveal his status once the results were released. ...

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Nigerian footballers Dayo Ojo, Benjamin Iluyomade regain freedom after abduction

Football players Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade have been released by their abductors on Wednesday, Enyimba have confirmed. Our midfielder man, Dayo Ojo has regained freedom from his kidnappers 💪👏 The duo fell into the hands of gunslingers while returning home from team camp on Sunday in the wake of the Nigeria Professional Football League’s suspension owing to the Covid-19 ...

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Pep Guardiola donates 1m euros to fight coronavirus

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has donated 1m euros (£920,000) to fight the coronavirus outbreak in Spain. Guardiola, who is at his home in Barcelona, has been working with his lawyers over the past few days to work out the best way of using the money. It will go to a campaign being promoted by the Medical College of Barcelona ...

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Manchester United to sign Ighalo for £15m in the summer

Manchester United are ready to sign Odion Ighalo for up to £15million this summer after it emerged the Nigerian striker’s loan runs out on May 31. Sportsmail can reveal Ighalo’s temporary move from Shanghai Shenhua is set to end a month earlier than most loan deals. United may have to negotiate an extension with the Chinese club if the Premier ...

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Juventus star Gonzalo Higuain broke quarantine rules in Italy to be with his mum

Juventus striker Gonzalo Higuain controversially broke quarantine rules in Italy to be with his cancer-stricken mother, his brother has revealed. The former Chelsea forward, 32, fled the coronavirus-hit country – where almost 5,000 people have died – seven days into a recommended two-week quarantine to go back to his native Argentina. One report claimed he was stopped by police as ...

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Nigeria international, Dayo Ojo kidnapped by gunmen

  Football players Dayo Ojo and Benjamin Iluyomade have been kidnapped by gunmen, according to a press statement from Nigeria Professional Football League outfit, Enyimba. The incident took place on Sunday along the Benin-Owo expressway as the trio of Ojo, Iluyomade and Emmanuel James journeyed to Akure following the suspension of the Nigeria elite division to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. While ...

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Nigerian footballer Ifeanyi George dies in ghastly accident

Ifeanyi George, Enugu Rangers International striker, has died in an accident on his way to Lagos from Enugu on Sunday. It was gathered was with two other teammates when their car ran under a trailer along Onitsha-Agbor-Benin road. Reacting to the sad news, Rangers general manager, Davidson Owumi, said, “We just heard of this disturbing news, we call for prayers ...

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Paolo Maldini and son Daniel test positive for coronavirus

Former AC Milan defender Paolo Maldini revealed that he and his son have been infected with coronavirus (COVID- Milan said Maldini, now the technical director at Milan, and his 18-year-old son Daniel, a youth team player, were also battling the disease. “Paolo and Daniel are both well and have already completed two weeks at home without contact with others,” said ...

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Juventus star, Paulo Dybala and his girlfriend test positive for coronavirus

Juventus striker, Paulo Dybala, and his girlfriend, Oriana Sabatin, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). He made this known via his Twitter handle on Saturday. He tweeted, “Hi everyone, I just wanted to inform you that we have received the results for the COVID-19 test and both Oriana and I have tested positive. “Luckily, we are in perfect condition. Thanks ...

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Coronavirus: Ex-Arsenal star, Song, eight others sacked by FC Sion

  Former Arsenal and Barcelona star Alex Song, Ivory Coast duo Xavier Kouassi and Seydou Kouassi, and Senegal’s Birama Ndoye have been sacked by FC Sion for refusing to take a pay cut due to the coronavirus outbreak. With several competitions and league halted due to the spread of Covid-19 across the world, clubs are taking steps to check their financial spending to avoid bankruptcy. Earlier this week, the ...

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