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Fulham footballer accuses his club’s fans of beating and racially abusing his sister after they lost their first game of the season

Fulham footballer, Cyrus Christie, has accused supporters of the football club of beating and racially abusing his sister after they lost their first game of the season.   On Saturday, August 3, the EFL Championship club lost 1-0 to Barnsley. After the game, Christie said his sister was attacked by a male Fulham fan, with his wife justifying his actions with ‘racist remarks’. ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo loses bid to get Las Vegas rape lawsuit dismissed

Cristiano Ronaldo has lost a bid for dismissal or complete secrecy in a lawsuit by a Nevada woman who accused him of raping her at a Las Vegas resort in 2009.   A judge rejected Ronaldo’s claim that releasing court records would have ‘weaponised the allegations in this case,’ risk public scandal and harm Ronaldo’s reputation and endorsements. ‘The cat is ...

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Messi given three-month suspension and hefty fine for Copa America ‘corruption’ comments

  The Argentine star will be absent from his national team until November for the outburst last month Lionel Messi has been suspended from Argentina‘s next three matches and given a $50,000 (£41,000) by CONMEBOL for his controversial comments made during the Copa America. The Barcelona superstar accused South America’s football governing body of corruption following the red card he received in ...

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Super Cup final clash between Chelsea and Liverpool to be officiated by female referee, Stephanie Frappart – UEFA

UEFA has announced that Stephanie Frappart will become the first woman in history to referee a high-profile men’s football clash in one of its competitions.   Stephanie Frappart from France has been appointed to take charge of Chelsea vs Liverpool game in the European Super Cup final on August 14, 2019, at Besiktas Park in Istanbul. She will be accompanied by Manuela Nicolosi of France and Michelle O’Neal from the Republic of Ireland who will ...

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Novak Djokovic gushes over his wife Jelena during romantic beach stroll in Marbella (Photos)

Serbian professional tennis star, Novak Djokovic, who won his fifth Wimbledon title last month was spotted out with his wife, Jelena in Marbella.     The world number one, 32, and his philanthropist wife,33, were on Thursday pictured enjoying a romantic stroll on the beach in Marbella.     At one point, the pair later packed on the PDA as Novak planted a sweet kiss on ...

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Kelechi Iheanacho gives up his No.8 jersey for Belgium star Youri Tielemans at Leicester City

Premier League Club, Leicester City have confirmed their squad numbers ahead of the new season. The Foxes stars have been given their jersey numbers for the new season with a number of notable changes made to the squad. Super Eagles striker, Kelechi Iheanacho who was omitted from Nigeria’s 2019 African Cup of Nations squad to Egypt, gave up his number eight jersey for the ...

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Bournemouth secure the signing of Nigerian- born footballer Danjuma from Club Brugge for £13.7m

Premier League club, Bournemouth have completed the signing of Nigerian-born footballer, Arnaut Danjuma from Club Brugge for £13.7million.     The 22-year-old has signed a long-term contract to become the fourth signing of the summer for the club, following the arrivals of Lloyd Kelly, Jack Stacey, and Philip Billing.  Danjuma told the club’s official website: ‘Coming to AFC Bournemouth is a really good step up for me. ‘The ...

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Cameroon footballer Clinton N’jie streams sex video of himself and a woman to his followers, but claims he ‘pressed the wrong button’

Cameroonian footballer and former Tottenham forward, Clinton N’jie, has been forced to tender an apology after live-streaming himself having sex.   The 25-year-old who had recently signed a four-year deal with the Russian club Dynamo Moscow after a disappointing season with Marseille, accidentally filmed himself and a female partner in a compromising position.   The footage was posted via his Snapchat account before he realised his mistake ...

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#AFCON2019: Femi Otedola redeems pledge of $25000 per goal to Super Eagles (Photo)

At the just concluded 2019 African Cup of Nations, Nigerian billionaires, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola together pledged $75,000 for every goal scored by the Super Eagles in the knockout stage of the tournament.   Today, Femi Otedola redeemed his pledge to representatives of the Super Eagles.   He shared the photo above and wrote, ‘Integrity is keeping your word. I redeemed my ...

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Cristiano Ronaldo splashes £1.3m on a new mansion next door to Conor McGregor in Marbella (Photos)

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo and Conor McGregor are set to become neighbours in Marbella as Ronaldo has just bought a £1.3million holiday villa there.   According to The Sun, the four-bedroom property takes Ronaldo’s property empire to £27m.     The publication also added that the new homes ‘are hi-tech facilities on an exclusive development called ‘The Heights’, on the La Resina golf and ...

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Manchester United legend Patrice Evra confirms retirement from football at 38

Manchester United legend, Patrice Evra, who was one of the best left-backs in Premier League history, has announced his retirement from football at the age of 38.   Evra enjoyed a brilliant career at Manchester United, where he won 10 major trophies. He announced his retirement on Monday, July 29, 2019. “My playing career is officially over,” the 38-year-old told Gazzetta dello ...

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Dead body found in Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny’s home in Egypt

A dead body was reportedly found in Arsenal star Mohamed Elneny‘s home in Egypt.   According to Gazetta, the midfielder’s father found the corpse at the house in the city of Mahalla Al-Kubra. The shocking discovery was made on Friday, July 26, 2019, before police were alerted. The home where the body was found is currently under construction. The website 24.ae claim the ...

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First photo from Super Eagles player, Henry Onyekuru’s wedding

The wedding ceremony of Super Eagles player and Galatasaray star, Henry Onyekuru is currently ongoing in Benin-City, the Edo state capital and it attracted some members of the Super Eagles squad of the just-concluded 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.   Sharing a photo from the ongoing traditional wedding, Kenneth Omeruo wrote;   Congratulations my bro @c.henry21 you are officially a Junior ...

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Veteran Sports journalist and former NTA director, Akinloye Oyebanji dies at 62 after long battle with heart failure

Veteran Nigerian sports journalist and retired Director of Nigerian Television Authority (NTA), Akinloye Oyebanji, has died at the age of 62.   His family confirmed that Oyebanji passed on at the National Hospital, Abuja, on Saturday July 27th morning after a protracted battle with heart failure.   Bukoye Oyebanji and Steve Olarinoye, family member and closed friend, disclosed that Oyebanji had ...

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Bale set for £1m-per-week China move

  The Wales star is finally nearing a Madrid exit   Real Madrid forward Gareth Bale is finally set to bring his summer transfer saga to an end with a lucrative move to Chinese Super League side Jiangsu Suning, according to Marca.   It is widely reported that the Welshman will sign a three-year deal which will see him earn more than £1 million per ...

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Real Madrid 3-7 Atletico Madrid: Diego Costa scores four in stunning derby rout

Atletico Madrid showed no mercy in New Jersey, where Diego Simeone’s men crushed Real Madrid on Friday. Diego Costa scored four goals as Atletico Madrid humiliated LaLiga rivals Real Madrid 7-3 in an incredible display at the International Champions Cup. Atletico showed no mercy in New Jersey, where Diego Simeone’s men led 5-0 at half-time thanks to Costa’s first-half hat-trick on Friday. Big-money signing Joao ...

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Here are the highest-paid football coaches of all time

Just as player wages have grown over the years, so too have those of the men in the dugout, with the leading managers now richly rewarded Coaching a world-class team is arguably one of the most difficult jobs in football – and it is certainly one of the most volatile. Such pressure is applied that managers can find themselves out ...

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Ex Man City defender, Micah Richards retires from football at the age of 31

The 13-cap former England international has called time on a promising career blighted by injuries and inconsistency Former Manchester City defender Micah Richards has retired from football at the age of 31. Richards has been unable to play since October 2016 due to a long-standing knee problem. He has spent the past four seasons with Aston Villa but could only watch on as they ...

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Ghana’s former goalkeeper Richard ‘Olele’ Kingston arrested by the police

  A former Black Stars goalkeeper and current goalkeeper trainer, Richard Kingston, also known as Olele, has been arrested for flouting motor traffic regulations. He was arrested at the East Legon tunnel in Accra on Thursday morning together with 21 other drivers as part of a campaign against indiscipline on the roads being spearheaded by the police in collaboration with ...

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Argentine boxer Hugo Alfredo Santillan, 23, dies from fight injuries, just days after Maxim Dadashev’s death

  Argentine boxer Hugo Alfredo Santillán died early Thursday, several days after he collapsed in the ring at the end of a fight near Buenos Aires. Santillán was the second boxer to die this week following a bout. Maxim Dadashev of Russia died Tuesday in Maryland following a Friday loss to Puerto Rico’s Subriel Matías, a fight that Dadashev’s trainer, ...

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‘I hate this sport of beating each other ‘- UFC champion Khabib reacts to death of Russian boxer following fight

UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov has reacted to the tragic death of boxer Maxim Dadashev, a fellow Russian who died of injuries suffered in a recent fight.   28-year-old Maxim Dadashev suffered a subdural haematoma in a 140-pound world title eliminator against Puerto Rican Subriel Matias at MGM National Harbor in suburban Washington on Friday, July 19, 2019.   The lightweight fighter took repeated violent ...

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‘You fight because you have to, I fight when I want to’ – Floyd Mayweather brutally replies Manny Pacquiao’s rematch demand

Floyd Mayweather has hit back at Manny Pacquiao after his demand for a rematch.   Pacquiao inflicted a first defeat on Keith Thurman last weekend to enhance his legacy at the age of 40 and his victory immediately led to calls for a second fight with Mayweather, four years after the American comfortably outpointed his long-time rival.   Pacquiao himself ...

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