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Man Utd are Europa League champs

Man Utd are Europa League champs

Manchester United lifted the Europa League trophy after an emotional 2-0 victory over Ajax on Wednesday night in Stockholm. Paul Pogba’s deflected strike in the 18th minute and Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s close-range goal (48) secured United’s second trophy of the season and a result which may offer some joy to the city of Manchester following a […]

Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial, but will not go to jail

Messi loses appeal in tax fraud trial, but will not go to jail

Spain’s Supreme Court, Wednesday, rejected an appeal by FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi and stood by a Catalan regional court’s 21-month prison sentence for tax fraud, according to court documents. The five-times World Player of the Year is however unlikely to go to prison. Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty by a Catalan […]

Broner jailed for three days after failing to appear in court

Broner jailed for three days after failing to appear in court

Adrien Broner, who was once considered as the heir to Floyd Mayweather as boxing’s kingpin, has been jailed for three days for contempt of court. The troubled American boxer is now serving three days behind bars after failing to appear in court for part of his hearing into a disorderly conduct charge, relating to a […]

Wilfred Ndidi, five breakout stars from 2016/17 Premier League

Wilfred Ndidi, five breakout stars from 2016/17 Premier League

Marcus Rashford and Dele Alli were last year’s breakout stars in the Premier League, but which young players made a name for themselves in 2016/17? Here are five who caught the eye. Wilfred Ndidi: N’Golo Kante’s departure left a gaping hole in Leicester’s midfield, but in Wilfred Ndidi they have unearthed a player capable of […]

Can Joshua excel against Wilder, Tyson?

Can Joshua excel against Wilder, Tyson?

Anthony Joshua’s next three fights are set to be against Wladimir Klitschko, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, Eddie Hearn has revealed. Joshua beat Wladimir Klitschko last month in a record breaking fight in front of 90,000 boxing fans at Wembley to win the IBF, WBA and IBO heavyweight world titles. Now Joshua is looking at […]

Arsenal’s top-four run comes to an end

Arsenal’s top-four run comes to an end

…as Liverpool rout seals Champions League return lexis Sanchez helped 10-man Arsenal to a 3-1 win over Everton but Arsene Wenger’s side missed out on Champions League qualification. Arsenal needed to win on the final day and hope their rivals slipped up, and goals from Hector Bellerin, Sanchez and Aaron Ramsey ensured they held up […]

Lavezzi, Tevez, Ronaldo named world highest paid footballers

Lavezzi, Tevez, Ronaldo named world highest paid footballers

Contrary to popular belief, Carlos Tevez of Shanghai Shenhua is not the world’s highest paid player that title belongs to his countryman and former Paris Saint Germaine striker, Ezequiel Lavezzi. Lavezzi who plays for Hebei China Fortune takes home £41.5million a year, which equates to £798,000 a week roughly equates to N326billion. Cristiano Ronaldo comes […]

Madrid Open: Nadal ends 7-match losing streak by defeating Djokovic to book final berth

Madrid Open: Nadal ends 7-match losing streak by defeating Djokovic to book final berth

Rafael Nadal snapped a seven-match losing streak against Novak Djokovic in commanding fashion as he romped into the final of the Madrid Masters 6-2, 6-4 on Saturday. The Spaniard looks in ominous form with just over two weeks to go till the start of the French Open as he stretched his perfect record on clay […]

Bayern confirms Badstuber’s exit

Bayern confirms Badstuber’s exit

Bayern Munich has confirmed that Holger Badstuber is to leave the club at the end of his contract and is likely to pursue a move abroad. The Germany defender has been on loan at Bundesliga rivals Schalke since January, but the Gelsenkirchen side confirmed at the weekend that they would not be making his transfer […]

Conte ready to swap Hazard for Varane, Morata 

Conte ready to swap Hazard for Varane, Morata 

Antonio Conte will offload Eden Hazard to Real Madrid if he can sign Alvaro Morata and Raphael Varane, according to reports. Hazard has been a long-term target for Real Madrid with Zinedine Zidane keen to land a marquee signing. Chelsea is facing a tough battle to keep hold of the Belgian but the Blues will […]