Sports News Today Headlines Saturday 25th July 2020

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Crotone celebrate ‘beautiful’ promotion to Serie A

Crotone president Gianni Vrenna led the celebrations on Friday after his side secured promotion back to Serie A. A 5-1 thrashing of Livorno and Spezia’s draw with Cremonese saw the Pitagorici seal a top-flight spot for just the third time. Crotone finished 17th in 2016-17 but were relegated a year later. “This Serie A promotionRead More
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Xavi tests positive for COVID-19: club

Former Barcelona star Xavi Hernandez has tested positive for coronavirus, his Qatari club Al-Sadd said on Saturday, adding he would miss their league restart fixture against Al-Khor. Xavi, 40, recently quashed rumours that he was preparing to move back to Barcelona and signed on for another season at the helm of the Qatari top-flight side.Read More
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Milan boss Pioli hopes striker Ibrahimovic extends stay

Stefano Pioli hopes to work with Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Milan again next season now his own future has been resolved and tipped Rafael Leao to “explode” in 2020-21. Veteran striker Ibrahimovic returned to the Rossoneri on a short-term deal in January and has scored seven goals in 16 Serie A appearances. Ibrahimovic had been linked to an exit at the end of the campaignRead More
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Atalanta coach Gasperini laments Mbappe injury ahead of clash

Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini bemoaned Kylian Mbappe’s injury as he claimed he hopes to face a fully fit Paris Saint-Germain side when his team take on the Ligue 1 club in the Champions League. While Atalanta’s Serie A title hopes were all but extinguished by a 1-1 draw against Milan at San Siro onRead More
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EMENALO opens up on his Chelsea days

The former Nigeria international helped steer Chelsea to great success but despite his pioneering efforts there remains a glaring absence of black directors of football in the Premier League.
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Neymar wins French Cup final for PSG but Mbappe suffers ankle injury

Neymar scored the winning goal as Paris Saint-Germain defeated 10-man Saint-Etienne 1-0 in the French Cup final on Friday, the first competitive fixture in the country since March 11 following the coronavirus pandemic. However, coach Thomas Tuchel faces an anxious wait over the fitness of Kylian Mbappe ahead of next month’s Champions League quarter-final afterRead More
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Atalanta’s slim Serie A title hopes dim a little more

Atalanta’s slim hopes of pipping Juventus to the Serie A title dimmed further Friday after a 1-1 draw at AC Milan. The team from Bergamo stay second in the table, five points behind Juve but have just two games left. Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta had routed Milan 5-0 when the teams met for the firstRead More
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Arsenal defender Mustafi to miss FA Cup final for second time

Arsenal defender Shkodran Mustafi will miss his second FA Cup final after the German international was ruled out of the rest of the season with a hamstring injury on Friday. The 28-year-old was hurt in the 2-0 semi-final win over Manchester City last weekend. Coach Mikel Arteta had already said Thursday that Mustafi would beRead More
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Rangers boss Gerrard salutes Super Eagles midfielder Aribo

Super Eagles star Joe Aribo was one of four Glasgow Rangers players singled out for praise by Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard after their 4-0 hammering of Motherwell in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday. The Light Blues ended the first half on a fine note when the recently turned 24-year-old midfielder showed great feet before slottingRead More
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NFF receives report on death of Nasarawa United’s Chineme Martins

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Mr Amaju Melvin Pinnick yesterday praised the efforts of the Federation’s Adhoc Committee on Safety and Security, set up to unravel the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate death of Nasarawa United player, Chineme Martins during an NPFL game in Lafia on 8th  March 2020, and to recommend stronger safety, securityRead More
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Leicester City vs Man Utd: Martin Keown tells Solskjaer what he must do to win EPL clash

Arsenal legend, Martin Keown, has urged Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, that he must not try his back three experiments if he wants to beat Leicester City at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League on Sunday. According to Keown, Solskjaer must stick to the formation that saw the Red Devils go on …
Leicester City vs Man Utd: Martin Keown tells Solskjaer what he must do to win EPL clash

EPL top four: Peter Crouch predicts how it’ll end between Man United, Chelsea, Leicester

Former Liverpool forward, Peter Crouch has predicted that Chelsea and Manchester United will secure a place in the Premier League top four this weekend. He said Ole Gunner Solskjaer and Frank Lampard’s men will wrap up their place in next season’s Champions League while Brendan Rodgers’ side will settle for the Europa League. Leicester City, …
EPL top four: Peter Crouch predicts how it’ll end between Man United, Chelsea, Leicester

Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka speaks on decision to play for Nigeria, England

Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka, has revealed that he would make a decision to choose between Nigeria or England when the time comes. The 18-year-old also admitted that it would be a ‘tough’ decision for him to make because he has represented England at the youth team and his parents are Nigerians. However, Saka is yet …
Arsenal winger, Bukayo Saka speaks on decision to play for Nigeria, England

Chelsea vs Wolves: Lampard reveals how Blues will approach Premier League fixture

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has revealed that his team will approach their Premier League final day clash against Wolves on Sunday at Stamford Bridge with one intention, to win the match. Lampard explained that Chelsea would prepare right and respect Wolves, but will try to take all three points against the visitors. Lampard’s side head …
Chelsea vs Wolves: Lampard reveals how Blues will approach Premier League fixture

Chelsea vs Wolves: Lampard speaks on playing Kante in EPL clash

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has said that there is a possibility that midfielder, N’Golo Kante, will feature for the Blues when they take on Wolves on the final day of the Premier League fixture on Sunday at Stamford Bridge. According to Lampard, Kante trained with Chelsea’s first team on Friday morning, adding that he would …
Chelsea vs Wolves: Lampard speaks on playing Kante in EPL clash

Transfer: President Buhari’s position on Osimhen’s move to Napoli revealed

Nigeria’s Deputy Ambassador to Italy, Franklin Ogunyemi, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari is happy with the decision of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen to join Serie A giants, Napoli. He also said that the entire diplomatic staff in the country are delighted with the move by the 21-year-old forward. Ogunyemi said this when he …
Transfer: President Buhari’s position on Osimhen’s move to Napoli revealed

Anthony Joshua reveals what will happen if he fights Mike Tyson

Anthony Joshua has said Mike Tyson would take him the distance if they fight now. Tyson, 54, is set for a return to the ring after 15 years and will face former four-weight champion, Roy Jones Jr in an eight-round exhibition. WBC champion, Tyson Fury, claims he was offered £10 million to fight his namesake, …
Anthony Joshua reveals what will happen if he fights Mike Tyson

EPL: Man Utd battle Chelsea to sign Atletico Madrid’s Oblak

Manchester United are keeping tabs on Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, Jan Oblak, amid concerns over the form of their current No.1, David de Gea, the UK Sun reports. Oblak is believed to be unsettled in Spain and is eyeing a move to the Premier League. The 27-year old, regarded by many as one of the top …
EPL: Man Utd battle Chelsea to sign Atletico Madrid’s Oblak

EPL: Man Utd to bring back Alexis Sanchez, Smalling

Manchester United will not be extending the current loan deals for Alexis Sanchez and Chris Smalling with Inter Milan and Roma respectively, Sky Sports reports. The Red Devils are unwilling to extend both players’ loans into next season or have them stay out on loan any further than the current arrangement. Instead, the Premier League …
EPL: Man Utd to bring back Alexis Sanchez, Smalling

EPL: Man Utd in talks with Bayern Munich to sign Kingsley Coman

Manchester United have begun talks with Bayern Munich over a possible deal for Kingsley Coman, The Athletic reports. United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, is eager to bolster their wide options ahead of next season and Coman is one of the players he is considering. The France winger is seen as an alternative, if they are …
EPL: Man Utd in talks with Bayern Munich to sign Kingsley Coman

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