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Liverpool return to Anfield as Man City aim to prolong title wait

Liverpool’s 30-year wait to win the English title could come to an end this week, but the Reds must rely on Manchester City dropping points at Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s men host Crystal Palace in the first Premier League game at Anfield for 110 days. A 0-0 draw at Everton in their first match for threeRead More
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Five takeaways from the Premier League weekend

All 20 Premier League sides have now had at least one experience of their ‘new normal’, adapting to empty stands and strict hygiene protocols to try and complete the season despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. There are also changes to how the game operates on the field with more substitutions, water breaks and a packedRead More
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Athletics: Igboka backs Eid Naser to beat dope ban

By Ben Efe Grassroots athletics coach, Johnny Igboka said suspended world women 400m champion, Salwa Eid Naser has always had the natural ability to run faster, and she should be able to convince the World Athletics integrity unit why she missed out of competition dope tests. Eid Naser who was discovered by coach Igboka inRead More
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Milan mark Serie A return with 4-1 triumph over Lecce

Milan marked their return to Serie A action with an eventually comfortable 4-1 win over Lecce at the Via del Mare on Monday. Samu Castillejo put the Rossoneri ahead in the 26th minute but Lecce equalised through Marco Mancosu’s penalty after Matteo Gabbia fouled fellow substitute Khouma Babacar. However, Giacomo Bonaventura and Ante Rebic, whoRead More
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COVID-19: Premier League reveals one positive case in latest round of tests

The latest round of coronavirus testing in the Premier League has found one positive case. A total of 1,829 players and staff from clubs were involved in the testing, staged between June 17 and June 21. The league announced on Monday that one person tested positive for COVID-19 and they will now self-isolate for aRead More
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RACISM: Burnley condemn ‘offensive’ white lives matter banner

Burnley have condemned the appearance of a plane flying a banner that read “White Lives Matter Burnley” over the Etihad Stadium at the start of Monday’s Premier League match against Manchester City. Shortly after players from both sides took a knee to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement, a feature of every PremierRead More
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There’s nothing left for me to conquer, says The Undertaker as he announces retirement from wrestling

After over three decades, the legendary professional wrestling career of Mark Calaway, better known as WWE superstar The Undertaker has officially come to an end. In the final episode of his WWE Network docuseries Undertaker: The Last Ride, the multi-time champion explained that he feels it’s time to walk away from the ring, saying heRead More
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17 out of 20 NPFL clubs vote to end season over coronavirus

Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) clubs have voted to end the current season due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Plateau United, Enyimba, and Rivers United qualifying for continental competitions. “The 2019/2020 season has been brought to a halt because of the prevailing circumstances, that is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has ravaged all parts of theRead More
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Covid-19: NPFL clubs vote to end season

Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, clubs have voted to end the current season due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Plateau United, Enyimba and Rivers United qualifying for continental competitions. “The 2019/2020 season has been brought to a halt because of the prevailing circumstances, that is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has ravaged all parts of theRead More
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Japan to let 5,000 fans attend baseball, football

Up to 5,000 fans will be able to attend Japanese football and baseball games from July 10, officials said Monday as the sports inch towards normality after coronavirus suspensions. The heads of Nippon Professional Baseball and football’s J-League announced the move at a joint press appearance after consultations with infection experts. “We must fully considerRead More
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Ronaldo breaks Serie A record after Juventus’ 2-0 win against Bologna

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo overtook former Fiorentina star, Rui Costa to become the leading Portuguese scorer in Serie A history on Monday night. Ronaldo scored from the spot in Juventus’ 2-0 win against Bologna, a result that saw Maurizio Sarri’s men move four points clear at the top of the Serie A table. The goal …
Ronaldo breaks Serie A record after Juventus’ 2-0 win against Bologna

Nicolas Anelka names best managers he ever worked with

A former Chelsea and Arsenal striker, Nicolas Anelka, has named Arsene Wenger and Sam Allardyce as the best managers he ever worked with. Anelka played under Wenger, Allardyce, Carlo Ancelotti, Vicente Del Bosque, Guus Hiddink, Luiz Felipe Scolari and Kevin Keegan during his career. But the former France international has described Wenger and Allardyce as …
Nicolas Anelka names best managers he ever worked with

COVID-19: How three Arsenal players were pulled from training over ‘positive’ test

Three Arsenal players were forced to withdraw from training, after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, The Athletic reports. Ever since the Gunners returned to football, they have lost their two Premier League fixtures. Mikel Arteta saw his side suffer a 3-0 humiliation on his return to Manchester City, before throwing away a one-goal lead …
COVID-19: How three Arsenal players were pulled from training over ‘positive’ test

EPL: 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 …
EPL: How I convinced Timo Werner to snub Liverpool for Chelsea – Antonio Rudiger

EPL: Nicol reveals Chelsea’s biggest problem under Lampard

Former Liverpool star, Steve Nicol, has revealed Chelsea’s biggest problem under their manager, Frank Lampard, so far this season. According to Nicol, the Blues’ biggest problem under their Lampard was the vulnerability of their defence. On Sunday, Chelsea came from a goal down to beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the Premier League to move five …
EPL: Nicol reveals Chelsea’s biggest problem under Lampard

Transfer: Chelsea confirm deal for 25-year-old midfielder

Chelsea has confirmed that their 25-year-old midfielder, Mario Pasalic has joined Serie A side, Atalanta on a permanent deal. The Blues disclosed this in a statement via their official website on Monday. The statement read: “Atalanta has today exercised their option to sign Mario Pasalic on a permanent deal. The midfielder is currently spending his …
Transfer: Chelsea confirm deal for 25-year-old midfielder

The Undertaker hints on retiring from WWE

Wrestling legend, Mark Calaway, popularly known as The Undertaker has hinted on the possibility of retiring from WWE. Undertaker, whose career has spanned over three decades, said he has no desire to get back in the ring. The 55-year-old made the disclosure during the new WWE biopic The Last Ride. His most recent match was …
The Undertaker hints on retiring from WWE

Real Madrid coach, Zidane names best defender in world football

Real Madrid coach, Zinedine Zidane, has named captain, Sergio Ramos as the best defender in the world presently. Zidane said this after Ramos led the Los Blancos to defeat Real Sociedad 2-1 in the La Liga encounter on Sunday night. Zidane’s men defeated Sociedad at the Reale Arena Stadium, thanks to two goals from Ramos …
Real Madrid coach, Zidane names best defender in world football

EPL: Solskjaer told he has ‘big’ decision to make on goalkeepers next season

Former England striker, Alan Shearer, has said Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has a big decision to make about goalkeepers next season. David de Gea was at fault for Tottenham’s goal as United drew 1-1 on Friday night. The result put a dent on their top-four hopes, especially with Chelsea defeating Aston Villa 2-1 …
EPL: Solskjaer told he has ‘big’ decision to make on goalkeepers next season

EPL: What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has said he told his players to control their emotions better, after a scene was created during their 2-1 defeat at Brighton last Saturday. Some of Arteta’s squad members were furious with Neal Maupay after he clashed with goalkeeper, Bernd Leno in the first half. Leno was later taken off on …
EPL: What Arteta told Arsenal players after 2-1 defeat to Brighton

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