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NBA legend Patrick Ewing tests positive for COVID-19

Patrick Ewing has tested positive for COVID-19 and is sharing his diagnosis to raise public awareness. The Knicks legend and current Georgetown coach is under the care and isolated at a local hospital, the school’s athletic department said in a statement. ALSO READ: Terry can match Lampard’s success as a manager, says Ancelotti “I want toRead More
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Liverpool chairman expresses regret over furlough decision

Liverpool chairman Tom Werner accepts the club made a mistake when they announced plans to use the government’s furlough scheme. The Premier League leaders faced huge criticism in early April when owners Fenway Sports Group revealed they planned to take advantage of the coronavirus job retention scheme, which would see the United Kingdom government coverRead More
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Juve’s Higuain would love to retire at boyhood River Plate

Gonzalo Higuain is not sure if he will leave Juventus for River Plate, though the striker would like to retire at his boyhood club. Higuain has been linked with a move away from Serie A champions Juve – a return to Argentine powerhouse River on the cards. The 32-year-old – also the subject of reportedRead More
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Bayern opt out of permanent deal for Coutinho

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge revealed the Bundesliga champions have not activated their purchase option for Philippe Coutinho and the clause has now expired. Coutinho joined Bayern on a season-long loan deal from LaLiga holders Barcelona at the start of the 2019-20 campaign but he has struggled to establish himself in Munich. ALSO READ: San SiroRead More
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Coronavirus: Lyon to take Ligue 1 challenge to Council of State

Lyon, Amiens and Toulouse have had their appeals against the decision to end the Ligue 1 season early dismissed by a Paris court, which said only the Council of State can make a determination on such matters. The administrative court declared a case of that nature could only be challenged before the Council of StateRead More
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Terry can match Lampard’s success as a manager, says Ancelotti

Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti believes John Terry will impress as a manager in the same way Frank Lampard has done at Stamford Bridge. Lampard, who like Terry played under Ancelotti when he was in charge of the Blues between 2009 and 2011, has won praise for his stewardship of a young Chelsea squad thisRead More
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Pochettino happy Mourinho replaced him at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino is happy Jose Mourinho replaced him as Tottenham boss. Tottenham sacked Pochettino in November, with the team that reached the Champions League final in the 2018-19 season sitting 14th in the Premier League. Mourinho was drafted in as his replacement but has struggled for consistency despite lifting Spurs to eighth, overseeing elimination fromRead More
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Pochettino ‘happy’ Mourinho replaced him at Tottenham

Mauricio Pochettino insisted 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 the payrollRead More
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Bayern may not sign Coutinho on permanent basis

Bayern Munich will not activate a 120-million-euro ($130 million) option to buy on-loan Brazilian star Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, the German champions’ chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge told Der Spiegel magazine on Friday. READ ALSO: Coutinho not worth £80m – Leboeuf advises Lampard The option expired and “we haven’t activated it,” said Rummenigge. “Now we’re going to drawRead More
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Court rejects appeals against ending French football season

A Paris court on Friday rejected an appeal from relegated French Ligue 1 clubs Toulouse and Amiens as well as rivals Lyon who claimed the season had wrongly been abandoned last month. While Toulouse and Amiens were both relegated, Lyon fell short of European qualification when time was called on the campaign due to theRead More
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Transfer: Philippe Coutinho’s preferred move revealed

Bayern Munich attacking midfielder, Philippe Coutinho, wants a move to Chelsea this summer transfer window. DAILY POST recalls that Coutinho had drawn the interest of Chelsea in the past few weeks. The Brazilian international is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona until the end of the season. Coutinho has struggled to find his …
Transfer: Philippe Coutinho’s preferred move revealed

EPL: Super Eagles defender reveals chat with Wenger before leaving Arsenal

West Brom defender, Semi Ajayi, has opened up on his conversation with legendary Arsenal boss, Arsene Wenger, before leaving the club. Ajayi was close to making to a first-team debut for the Gunners, with Wenger facing an injury crisis. Despite being third choice, Wenger preferred to use fullbacks in central defence, rather than give the …
EPL: Super Eagles defender reveals chat with Wenger before leaving Arsenal

Anthony Joshua reacts as Mike Tyson returns to boxing

Anthony Joshua has admitted he “would love to see” Mike Tyson fight again. Joshua currently holds the WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO heavyweight titles and says Tyson was his idol growing up. “If he’s back in the ring then I would love to see it, I would definitely be one of the viewers that’s for …
Anthony Joshua reacts as Mike Tyson returns to boxing

EPL: Willian gives conditions to remain at Chelsea

Chelsea forward, Willian, has said he might have to leave the club, as they are refusing to offer him a new three-year deal, the UK Mirror reports. Willian is out of contract this summer and will become a free agent at the end of June. With the Premier League season set to run at least …
EPL: Willian gives conditions to remain at Chelsea

Coronavirus: EPL gives update on restarting in June

The Premier League’s chief executive, Richard Masters, has said he is “as confident as we can be” about restarting in June. England’s top flight was suspended on March 13 amid the coronavirus crisis. June 12 has been pencilled in as a possible date to restart, with players returning to training in small groups this week. …
Coronavirus: EPL gives update on restarting in June

Sodje reveals greatest Nigerian footballer to play in Premier League

A former Nigeria international, Sam Sodje, has said that former Chelsea defender, Celestine Babayaro, is the greatest Nigerian footballer to ever play in the English Premier League (EPL). Many Nigerians have played in EPL, including the likes of Austine Okocha, Kanu Nwankwo, Osaze Odemwingie, Obafemi Martins, Yakubu Aiyegbeni, Joseph Yobo and John Obi Mikel. But …
Sodje reveals greatest Nigerian footballer to play in Premier League

Transfer: Liverpool told who to sign between Mbappe, Haaland, Sancho

Former Liverpool striker, Emile Heskey, has urged the club to make a transfer move for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho over Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe and Dortmund’s Erling Haaland. Sancho, Mbappe, and Haaland have all been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past. But Heskey believes Sancho would be great at the Reds because …
Transfer: Liverpool told who to sign between Mbappe, Haaland, Sancho

PSG lose former defender, Jordan Diakiese

Former Paris Saint-Germain academy defender, Jordan Diakiese, is dead. He was aged 24. Diakiese was playing for fifth-tier French club, AS Furiani-Agliani, who released a statement via its official Twitter page to confirm his passing on Friday. The right-back played alongside the likes of Kingsley Coman and Presnel Kimpembe during his time at PSG youth …
PSG lose former defender, Jordan Diakiese

LaLiga: Ex-official claims 90 per cent of referees support Real Madrid, 10 per cent Barcelona

Ex-referee, Eduardo Iturralde Gonzalez, has claimed 90 per cent of match officials in Spain lean towards Real Madrid and the remaining 10 per cent support Barcelona. Iturralde refereed almost 300 matches in LaLiga before retiring in 2012. According to him, a lot of people support Madrid from a young age, including most of the match …
LaLiga: Ex-official claims 90 per cent of referees support Real Madrid, 10 per cent Barcelona

Chelsea to support N’Golo Kante on decision to avoid training

Chelsea has decided that the club will continue to lend full support to its midfielder, N’Golo Kante, after the 29-year-old decided to stay away from the club’s training due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. According to The Sun, Chelsea could even permit Kante to miss the rest of the Premier League campaign. Kante’s season had …
Chelsea to support N’Golo Kante on decision to avoid training

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