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US gymnast Biles out of two More Olympic Finals
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US gymnast Biles out of two More Olympic Finals

Simone Biles has pulled out of two more Olympic finals at the Tokyo Games, USA Gymnastics said in a statement on Saturday, with her entire campaign now in serious doubt. The 24-year-old gymnastics great came to Tokyo seeking five gold medals to equal the Olympic all-time career record of nine, but withdrew during the women’s team competition and also skipped her all-around title defence, citing mental health issues. That left Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 Rio Games, with a potential four more medal events in Tokyo, but she pulled out of two of those on Saturday. “After further consultation with medical staff, Simone Biles has decided to withdraw from the event finals for vault and the uneven bars,” the USAG statement said. “She will continue to be evaluated da...
Martinelli bills Arteta as ‘one of the best in the world’ despite consistency struggles
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Martinelli bills Arteta as ‘one of the best in the world’ despite consistency struggles

The Brazilian forward is looking for the Gunners to burst out of the blocks in 2021-22 and start playing to their full potential Gabriel Martinelli has claimed Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta is "one of the best in the world" despite the Gunners continuing to struggle for consistency under his watch. That has become a familiar issue for the north London giants over recent years, with Arsene Wenger and Unai Emery enduring similiar problems during their respective reigns. A young squad is, however, being pieced together at Emirates Stadium and 20-year-old Brazilian forward Martinelli is looking for their full potential to be unlocked.
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[BREAKING] Olympics: Disqualified Nigerian athletes Protest in Tokyo

' Nigerian athletes staged a protest in Tokyo after 10 of them were disqualified from taking part in the the track and field events of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The protesting athletes carried placards with the inscription “Why should we suffer for someone else’s negligence”, “All we wanted to do was compete” and “We are not just alternates but potential medalists.” The PUNCH had reported that the Athletics Integrity Unit disqualified Ruth Usoro, Favour Ofili and eight other athletes after they failed to conduct the mandatory three out-of-competition tests before the Olympics.
We Don’t Want you here – PSG supporters warns Pogba
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We Don’t Want you here – PSG supporters warns Pogba

A group of Paris Saint-Germain supporters has made their feelings towards Paul Pogba clear, by hanging a banner outside Parc des Princes, telling the Manchester United midfielder he is not wanted at the club. Pogba’s future in England remains up in the air, with PSG reportedly ready to test United’s resolve with an opening offer of £43 million. The World Cup winner has just a year left on his current contract and looks increasingly unlikely to sign an extension. However, a group of PSG ultras are unhappy with Pobga, who is known to support fierce domestic rivals Marseille being linked with their club. In protest, a banner was displayed outside their stadium on Friday, which read: “Pogba you should listen to your mother, she doesn’t want you here. Neither do we!” With Pog...
Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands
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Arsenal Agree to Tammy Abraham’s Demands

  Arsenal are ready to meet the wage demands of Chelsea striker, Tammy Abraham, according to the Daily Express. The Gunners are very keen to land the 23-year-old this summer. Abraham has always scored for Chelsea and shown his ability during loan spells at Bristol City, Swansea City and Aston Villa. But Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, is unconvinced and left the forward out of a number of his matchday squads last season. A potential stumbling block in Abraham’s move to Arsenal was his wage demands. He is currently earning £80,000 a week and wants to be paid £125,000. Arsenal have now made it clear during talks that they are prepared to meet the player’s demands, as Mikel Arteta looks to bolster his attacking options. Abraham has scored 30 goals in 82 appearanc...
UFC star, Conor McGregor buys £2.6m Lamborghini yacht after Dustin Poirier Defeat
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UFC star, Conor McGregor buys £2.6m Lamborghini yacht after Dustin Poirier Defeat

UFC star, Conor McGregor has splashed £2.6million on a Lamborghini yacht days after his defeat to Dustin Poirier. The Irishman lost his trilogy fight against his rival when the fight was stopped after McGregor broke his leg in the first round. Although, UFC president Dana White is talking up a potential fourth bout. After breaking his leg, McGregor will need at least a year to recover before even thinking about returning to the Octagon. In his latest Instagram post to his 41m followers, McGregor posted a picture of his newest yacht. He captioned the post: "My Lamborghini yacht is ready.” Speaking before his recent loss to Poirier, the 33-year-old said: “Obviously, with financial freedom, I can acquire the best of the best regarding condition and strength training. "I...
Anderson could have been the world’s best player if he didn’t love McDonald’s so much, says former Man Utd team-mate Rafael
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Anderson could have been the world’s best player if he didn’t love McDonald’s so much, says former Man Utd team-mate Rafael

The Brazilian believes that his fellow countryman's struggles to stick to a healthy diet prevented him from fulfilling his potential Anderson could have been the world's best player if he didn't eat so much and love McDonald's, according to his former Manchester United team-mate Rafael. United paid £28 million ($39m) to sign Anderson from Porto in the summer of 2007, and he went on to form part of one of the most successful squads in the club's history. The Brazilian picked up nine trophies during his time at Old Trafford, but was never able to hold down a regular spot in the starting XI, with Rafael now revealing that he struggled to stick to a healthy diet amid persistent struggles with injury.
Adult film star, Dahlia Sky found dead aged 31 in Suspected Suicide
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Adult film star, Dahlia Sky found dead aged 31 in Suspected Suicide

American Adult film star, Dahlia Sky has died at the age of 31 in a ‘potential suicide’. The body of Sky was found inside a car in the San Fernando Valley, LA, around 8 pm on June 30, with authorities currently treating it as a suspected suicide. The 31-year-old was believed to have been battling stage four breast cancer for several years. LAPD detective, Dave Peteque, told Adult Video News (AVN) that Sky was discovered with a fatal gunshot wound, and that police officials are awaiting autopsy results from the LA County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office.'' The case is being investigated as a potential suicide, with Peteque saying that a cause of suicide is ‘what the investigation is leaning towards, and there’s no evidence at this time that there’s any foul play’. The owne...
EPL: Haaland issues response as Chelsea owner, Abramovich releases cash for deal
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EPL: Haaland issues response as Chelsea owner, Abramovich releases cash for deal

Borussia Dortmund striker, Erling Haaland has opened the door on a potential blockbuster transfer by refusing to rule out an exit from the club. Football London reports that after asking Haaland if he will leave Dortmund, amid interest from Chelsea, the Norway international opted to remain silent, simply offering a smile in response. This is coming after Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, released cash for the Haaland deal. Abramovich is a huge admirer of the 20-year-old and is not prepared to give up easily in his efforts to sign the forward as Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, wants to bring in a new striker to Stamford Bridge ahead of his first full season in charge of the West London club. Meanwhile, Dortmund sporting director, Sebastian Kehl, recently insisted that Haaland...
Rejuvenated’ Italy can break cycle of Euros disappointments, says Zambrotta
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Rejuvenated’ Italy can break cycle of Euros disappointments, says Zambrotta

The 2006 World Cup winner is excited by the potential of the current Azzurri side, who face England in the Euro 2020 final ar Wembley today Former Italy midfielder Gianluca Zambrotta has backed the current squad to begin a new cycle of success for the Azzurri, starting with victory over England in Sunday's Euro 2020 final. Zambrotta was part of the Italy side that lifted the World Cup in 2006 but feels it has taken time for a new generation to emerge. They have not won the European Championship since 1968 and have been beaten in the final and quarter-final of the last two tournaments - though Zambrotta thinks they are capable of going all the way this time.
D’Tigers, US clash in pre-Olympics friendly
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D’Tigers, US clash in pre-Olympics friendly

D’Tigers will play reigning world and Olympic champions USA in an exhibition game in Las Vegas on Saturday (today) ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Saturday PUNCH reports. The game will offer coach Mike Brown an opportunity to prune his 15-man squad down to 12 players for the Games. He is expected to announce his final squad on July 17, before the team’s departure to Kizarazu city in Japan two days later for the Pre-Games training camp, before moving into the Olympics Village. D’Tigers will play Italy, Germany and Australia in Tokyo. The upcoming Olympic Games will be the Nigerians’ third straight appearance in the history of the eagerly-awaited tournament. They made their debut at the London 2012 Games before making it to the Rio de Janeiro Olympics in 2016. Th...
Argentina vs Brazil: Messi warns team mates about Neymar ahead of Copa America final
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Argentina vs Brazil: Messi warns team mates about Neymar ahead of Copa America final

Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has warned his teammates over the threat posed by Brazil forward, Neymar Jr, ahead of the Copa América final on Sunday. Messi and his teammates qualified for the final following a nervy penalty shootout against Colombia. The game ended 1-1 after 120 minutes and Emiliano Martinez produced three saves in the ensuing shoot-out. This weekend’s game represents another opportunity for Messi to finally win a major trophy with his country But standing in their are hosts and Brazil and Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Neymar Jr. “Brazil, with Neymar, are going to be very difficult. “We know his potential, what he does individually,” Messi said according to Sport. The final will take place at Maracana at 1am UK time (2am Spanish time) on Sun...
Chelsea identify N’Golo Kante’s replacement at Stamford Bridge
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Chelsea identify N’Golo Kante’s replacement at Stamford Bridge

  English Premier League giants, Chelsea, are targeting AC Milan midfielder, Franck Kessie, as a potential successor for N’Golo Kante. According to Pianeta Milan, Chelsea have expressed an interest in Kessie, who is out of contract at AC Milan next year. Kante turns 31 next year, and with his current deal expiring in 2023, Kessie is being eyed as part of a succession plan. However, AC Milan are struggling to agree an extension with the Ivory Coast international, prompting speculation about his future. Chelsea will have to rival Tottenham and Arsenal, who are also thought to be keeping tabs on Kessie’s situation. Kessie, 24, has been excellent for Milan over the last two seasons.
Nigeria’s leather industry capable of generating $1bn – Osinbajo
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Nigeria’s leather industry capable of generating $1bn – Osinbajo

  Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said that there is a projection that Nigeria’s leather industry has the potential to generate over $1billion by 2025. Osinbajo stated this in Abuja at the formal inauguration and sensitisation workshop on the National Leather and Leather Products Policy Implementation Plan. According to him, the leather value chain had created wealth and substantial job opportunities in Nigeria. “Nigeria is one of the highest producers of leather and finished leather products in Africa; a study carried out by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) projected that the Nigerian leather industry has the potential to generate over $1 billion by 2025. “The leather value chain is extensive; it includes tanneries, animal husbandry, finished leath...
Liverpool coach sees ‘world-class’ potential in Konate as £36m ‘proper centre-half’ joins Reds
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Liverpool coach sees ‘world-class’ potential in Konate as £36m ‘proper centre-half’ joins Reds

The highly-rated French defender is being backed by Peter Krawietz to slot seamlessly into Jurgen Klopp's squad at Anfield Liverpool assistant manager Peter Krawietz claims to see "world-class" potential in Ibrahima Konate, with a £36 million ($50m) addition at Anfield being backed to make an immediate impact. Jurgen Klopp has moved to bolster his defensive ranks during the summer transfer window after being left alarming short in that area by an unfortunate run of injuries in 2020-21. Promising Frenchman Konate is considered to be a "proper centre-half" in the Premier League mould, with the 22-year-old expected to slot seamlessly into the Reds' ranks.
Kovacic backs Gilmour to become ‘important player’ at Chelsea after seeing Scot shine at Euro 2020
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Kovacic backs Gilmour to become ‘important player’ at Chelsea after seeing Scot shine at Euro 2020

The 20-year-old midfielder saw Covid-19 bring his Euros to an abrupt halt, but his potential has been noted by a much wider audience Billy Gilmour will become "an important player for Chelsea in the near future", says Mateo Kovacic, with the Scotland midfielder enhancing his reputation at Euro 2020. The promising 20-year-old took in just one appearance at the tournament, but a star showing was put in during a 0-0 draw with England at Wembley. Gilmour's potential has now been noted around the world, with a loan move away from Stamford Bridge being mooted, but Kovacic expects the youngster to be a key part of the Blues' plans for many years to come.
Man Utd Closing in on £77m Sancho Deal
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Man Utd Closing in on £77m Sancho Deal

Manchester United are getting closer to agreeing a deal to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund. A proposed deal for the England winger is worth in the region of £77m, with the clubs in the process of finalising the payment structure and potential add-ons. The Bundesliga side have pushed for more of the fee to be paid up front - and are now willing to lower their asking price if United agree to front-load the payment. It is understood Dortmund's asking price for the 21-year-old at the start of the summer transfer window was in excess of £85m. Meanwhile, a £77m fee would be more than £30m less than the £108m valuation Dortmund placed on Sancho last summer. The agreement of personal terms between United and Sancho is not expected to pose any issues, although that is un...
Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’
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Euro 2020: Mourinho Names Portugal Player that has ‘Ghosted’

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has claimed Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes has ghosted at Euro 2020. According to him, Fernandes has taken up space on the pitch but “not playing”. Mourinho admits the Manchester United man has “incredible potential”, but isn’t showing the same abilities he usually offers at club level. “Portugal at its highest level can beat anyone,” Mourinho said on talkSPORT. “But we need to play with 11 players, in these two matches, Bruno Fernandes was on the pitch but not playing. “I hope he turns up against France because he’s a player with incredible potential.” He added: “Portugal has three fantastic attacking players, Bernardo Silva, Cristiano [Ronaldo] and [Diogo] Jota. “We need that connection, but until now Bruno is not playing.”...
Transfer: Alex Ferguson Gives Verdict on Man Utd’s target, Sancho
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Transfer: Alex Ferguson Gives Verdict on Man Utd’s target, Sancho

  Former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, has given his verdict on the club’s transfer target, Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho. Man United and Dortmund are stepping up talks over Sancho, with the German club having reduced their asking price to £77 million. Both clubs are optimistic that a deal will be completed and the 21-year-old has already verbally agreed to personal terms with the Red Devils. Manchester United spent most of last summer trying to prise the England international away from Dortmund, but the Bundesliga giants refused to budge on their €120m (£103m) asking price. Twelve months later and Sancho is once again Manchester United’s top target, though this time there is growing confidence a deal will be agreed before the end of Euro 2020. “I think a ...
De Gea doesn’t need Man United exit to prove he’s among the best, says his former driver
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De Gea doesn’t need Man United exit to prove he’s among the best, says his former driver

Ex-Ghana youth star Baba Sule, who formerly worked as the chauffeur to Spain goalkeeper David De Gea, believes the Manchester United keeper doesn’t need to move to prove he’s at the top of his game. Following a difficult season at Old Trafford in which he lost his undisputed starting berth to Dean Henderson, De Gea has been linked with a potential United exit this summer. There have been rumours in the British press that he may be offered to Atletico Madrid in a part-swap deal for Jan Oblak, but De Gea’s former driver doesn’t believe it’s the right time for him to return to Spain. “He’s still one of the best players,” Baba Sule told Goal. “Footballers [have] bad patches, where you can have a very good year then the next year you cannot progress or continue the good year you had. ...
Keita is a very sensitive guy’ – Orban sympathises with former team-mate’s struggles at Liverpool
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Keita is a very sensitive guy’ – Orban sympathises with former team-mate’s struggles at Liverpool

A man who played alongside the midfielder earlier in his career says he needs "to feel completely comfortable" to reach his full potential RB Leipzig's Willi Orban says he has not been surprised by Naby Keita's struggles at Liverpool and has described his former team-mate as a "sensitive guy". Keita completed a £53 million ($75m) move to Liverpool from Leipzig in the summer of 2018, bringing to an end his two-year spell with the German outfit. The Guinea international arrived at Anfield with a reputation as an all-action midfielder, but has so far been unable to live up to that in the Premier League.
Poverty: ”Insurgents Offered as Low as between 5,000 and 10,000 Naira to recruit some spies and Smugglers of Weapons”- Governor Zulum
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Poverty: ”Insurgents Offered as Low as between 5,000 and 10,000 Naira to recruit some spies and Smugglers of Weapons”- Governor Zulum

Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has emphasized the need to continue to fight poverty in the country. According to him, the insurgents who have subjected the state to years of hardship and turmoil have recruited some residents into their fold by offering as low as N5000 or N10, 000 to them. The governor said this while delivering an address to mark 2021 democracy day and second-year anniversary of his government. “From records, we have experienced instances when insurgents offered as low as between 5,000 and 10,000 Naira to recruit some spies and smugglers of weapons. We needed to ensure that our good citizens had the support they needed, and they aare not exposed to potential attractions for the incentives of insurgents. There was the risk that insurgents could,...
Man City have no plans to offload Gundogan amid Barcelona transfer rumours
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Man City have no plans to offload Gundogan amid Barcelona transfer rumours

The Germany international has been linked with a move to Camp Nou but still has two years remaining on his current contract Manchester City have no plans to sell Ilkay Gundogan this summer and remain relaxed about his contract situation, Goal can confirm. The Germany international, who finished the season as the club’s top scorer, has two years remaining on his current deal with no talks planned over an extension. Barcelona, who have already signed Sergio Aguero and Eric Garcia from City on free transfers this summer, have been linked with a potential move for Gundogan.
El Salvador Approves Bitcoin as Legal tender
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El Salvador Approves Bitcoin as Legal tender

In a first of its kind move, El Salvador has approved bitcoin as legal tender, the county's president said. This makes El Savador the first country in the world to adopt a cryptocurrency for everyday use. Lawmakers in the Central American nation’s Congress passed a bill late Tuesday, June 8, that will eventually allow the digital currency to be used for many aspects of daily life, from property purchases to tax contributions. "The #BitcoinLaw has just been approved by a qualified majority" in the legislative assembly, President Nayib Bukele, 39, tweeted after the vote late Tuesday. "History!" the 39-year-old president added With 62 out of 84 possible votes, lawmakers voted in favor of the move to create a law to adopt bitcoin, despite concern about the potential impact on ...
Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal
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Premier League Announces Punishment for Man Utd, Chelsea, Arsenal

  The English Premier League has confirmed that the six English clubs that secretly agreed to play in a European Super League (ESL) will pay a combined £22m fine. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Premier League and the Football Association on Wednesday afternoon. The teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham – have also agreed to a £25m fine and a potential 30-point deduction, if it happens in future. “As a gesture of goodwill, the clubs have collectively agreed to make a contribution of £22m, which will go towards the good of the game, including new investment in support for fans, grassroots football and community programmes,” the statement read in part. It added that “the clubs have agreed to support rule ...
Rio Ferdinand Hands Man Utd list of three Players to Sign this Summer
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Rio Ferdinand Hands Man Utd list of three Players to Sign this Summer

Manchester United legend, Rio Ferdinand, has handed a list of three players to the club to sign. Ferdinand wants Man United to make a move for a central defender, a right-winger and for Tottenham’s Harry Kane this summer transfer window. “They [Manchester United] need to recruit well in this window in the right areas,” Ferdinand told Goal. “I think they need a centre-back, a right-winger and maybe even a centre-forward.” Ferdinand was then asked about a potential move for Tottenham’s Harry Kane, to which he replied: “It would be nice, wouldn’t it. “But my first position to buy would be centre-back.” Man United finished in the second position on the Premier League table this season behind champions Manchester City.
Benzema Should be Scoring 50 Goals, not 30 – Real Madrid coach, Ancelotti
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Benzema Should be Scoring 50 Goals, not 30 – Real Madrid coach, Ancelotti

  Newly appointed Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has insisted that striker Karim Benzema should be scoring 50 goals and not 30 goals for the club in a season. Ancelotti described Benzema as a ‘top striker’, adding that he has done really well for the club. The Italian disclosed this on Wednesday during an introductory press conference. The 61-year-old returned to the Santiago Bernabeu from Everton on Tuesday. Ancelotti said, “Benzema should be scoring 50 goals, not 30. Vini Jr. has to score more and we have to get more goals from the others too. “These are the players I’ve got, Karim has done really well. Karim has improved a lot in this period, he has more responsibility. “He’s a top striker. Then there are young players with a lot of potential. The ai...
Ancelotti Gives Update on Hazard, Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid
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Ancelotti Gives Update on Hazard, Gareth Bale leaving Real Madrid

  Returning Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti, has said he expects to have Eden Hazard and Gareth Bale in his squad next season. Ancelotti stated this on Wednesday, during an introductory press conference. The Italian returned to the Santiago Bernabeu from Everton on Tuesday. The 61-year-old was asked about Eden Hazard, who has yet to find his best form while battling injuries during his two seasons at the club. “Hazard is a top player, he has had injury problems and hasn’t shown his top potential yet here. I believe he can do that next year. He wants to and is motivated,” Ancelotti said. On Bale, who spent the 2020/2021 season on loan at former club Tottenham, he added: “Gareth has not played much in the Premier League. “But he scored lots of goals, was ve...
UEFA Set to Punish Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus
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UEFA Set to Punish Real Madrid, Barcelona, Juventus

  UEFA has begun disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus, over their attempts to create a breakaway Super League. The European football governing body confirmed this in a statement on Tuesday. The clubs are the only three left of the initial 12, that have refused to distance themselves from the Super League following an outpouring of criticism. UEFA said: “Following an investigation conducted by UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspectors in connection with the so-called ‘Super League’ project, disciplinary proceedings have been opened against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus FC for a potential violation of UEFA’s legal framework. “Further information will be made available in due course.” UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin, warned the...
Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk
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Hibernian teenage defender Doig reacts to Arsenal, Chelsea and AC Milan transfer talk

The 18-year-old left-back is said to be attracting admiring glances from across Europe, but he is turning a deaf ear to the speculation Hibernian defender Josh Doig is said to have emerged as a transfer target for Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City, Leeds United, AC Milan and Celtic, but the teenager is paying little attention to the rumours. At just 18, the promising left-back has seen his potential noted by leading sides across Europe. It is considered to be only a matter of time before he finds himself on the move, either to the Premier League or further afield, but for now he remains fully focused on events in Edinburgh.
When discussing with a man talk sense into him until he begins to see you beyond your breast and vagina point of view – Nigerian pastor advises ladies
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When discussing with a man talk sense into him until he begins to see you beyond your breast and vagina point of view – Nigerian pastor advises ladies

Akwa Ibom based pastor, Ab Isong, has advised young ladies to learn how to converse intelligently with potential life partners, ask serious questions and find out how they treat their family members. He wrote; Hello young lady, when engaging in a discussion with a man, talk sense into him until he begins to see you beyond your breast and vagina point of view. A potential hubby is looking for a lady who'll help him grow. Be an inspiration to him everytime you have a discussion. Avoid questions like How big is your rod of authority  and how long can you drive a canoe in lekuteh. Try stuffs like, whats your business plan? His answer will determine if he'll be able to meet some of your needs. Find out how he treats his mum, dad and siblings. It'll give you a clue on how he'...
NAFDAC Approves Emergency Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine
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NAFDAC Approves Emergency Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted approval for the emergency use of Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID19 vaccine for Nigerians from 18 years. The Director-General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known in a statement released in Abuja today May 18. “After a thorough evaluation, the NAFDAC vaccine committee concluded that the data on the vaccine were robust and met criteria for efficacy, safety and quality. The data also show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks thereby supporting the manufacturer’s recommended use. Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is the third vaccine recommended in Nigeria for preventing COVID-19. The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is administered as ...
EPL: Lampard in ‘Advanced talks’ With Chelsea’s Rivals to Become new Manager
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EPL: Lampard in ‘Advanced talks’ With Chelsea’s Rivals to Become new Manager

  Frank Lampard is in advanced talks with Crystal Palace to become their new manager. This is according to transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano. Romano also claimed that Slavia Praga’s Abdallah Sima could be one of Lampard’s first signings if he arrives at the South London club. “Crystal Palace are still in contact with Frank Lampard and his agent as potential new manager – talks progressing. “Abdallah Sima from Slavia Praga is among the options as new signings, also in case Lampard will be appointed,” he tweeted. Lampard has been out of job since he sacked at Chelsea in January. Roy Hodgson, who is the current Palace manager, has a deal which ends this summer. The 73-year-old looks to leave Selhurst Park after six years.
Hayes: Chelsea Women ‘Inspiring Generations’
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Hayes: Chelsea Women ‘Inspiring Generations’

Chelsea Women manager Emma Hayes says her players are "inspiring generations" ahead of Sunday's Champions League final against Barcelona. Chelsea, making their debut appearance in the final, take on Barcelona in Gothenburg a week on from wrapping up a second consecutive Women's Super League title. The London club also remain on course for a potential quadruple this season, having retained the League Cup in March. Hayes was involved the last time an English club were in the Champions League final, as assistant to boss Vic Akers when Arsenal won the competition in 2007. "When you work hard in a project like Chelsea, the journey of getting to this point is the part of the job I love the most," Hayes said at Saturday's press conference. "That includes the setbacks,...
Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win
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Rangers Close in on Invincible Season with Livi Win

Rangers' quest for an Invincible league campaign will go down to the final day of the season after a 3-0 win at Livingston saw them clear the penultimate hurdle. James Tavernier tucked home his 19th goal of the season from the penalty spot before Ryan Kent and Ianis Hagi sealed a 3-0 win at the Tony Macaroni Arena. The new kings of Scotland have survived 37 fixtures without defeat so far, racking up 99 points in the process. They also notched their 25th shut-out of an astonishing league season, setting a new benchmark as they beat the Scottish clean-sheet record for a 38-game schedule set by Celtic back in 2014/15. They now need only a draw to complete a blemish-free season and also smash through the century barrier when they host Aberdeen ahead of Saturday's long-awaited trop...
UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus
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UEFA Open Disciplinary Investigation against Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus

UEFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus for their involvement with the European Super League project. The three clubs are the only teams of the original 12 Super League clubs who signed up for the breakaway competition not to have formally renounced the competition and renewed their commitments to UEFA. The trio could be expelled from the Champions League for two years as a consequence. UEFA released a statement on Wednesday which read: 'In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations, UEFA Ethics, and Disciplinary Inspectors have today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of UEFA's legal framework by Real Madrid CF, FC Barcelona and Juventus FC in connection w...
J.Cole Opens up About his Retirement Plans
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J.Cole Opens up About his Retirement Plans

Rapper, J.Cole is thinking about retiring from music. Ahead of the release of his new album The Off-Season, the Grammy Award winning rapper opened up about his future in the rap game as he coverex the June/July 2021 issue of SLAM magazine. Back in December, Cole announced plans for three more projects including The Off-Season, It’s a Boy, and The Fall Off, which is rumored to be his final album. According to Cole he wants to make sure he gives his all if he does decide to leave it all behind. “Oh, bro, I’m super comfortable with the potential of being done with this shit. But I’m never going to say, Oh, this is my last album,” he tells the magazine. “Because I never know how I’m going to feel two years, three years, four years down the line, 10 years down the line, but p...
Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges
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Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges

The 22-year-old man accused of opening fire at three Atlanta-area spas in March, killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, has been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long on murder charges connected to the March 16 killings of Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63; according to The Associated Press. The indictment only covered those four killings at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta, and not the attack in Cherokee County, in which Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, were killed. The indictment charges Long with four counts of murder, four counts of felony murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four coun...
Potential Dates for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Fight revealed
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Potential Dates for Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury Fight revealed

  Boxing promoter, Eddie Hearn, has said Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will be staged in Saudi Arabia on August 7 or 14 However, Hearn admitted he is “frustrated” the fight is yet to be finalised. He claimed Joshua is growing impatient with Fury, who is yet to agree to the remaining terms but remains confident the fight will be announced this week. “August 7th, August 14th,” Hearn told Sky Sports News about a potential date. “I think it’s a very bad secret that the fight is happening in Saudi Arabia. To be honest with you, I don’t mind giving you that information. Bob Arum [Fury’s US promoter] has already done it. “It’s the same people that we did the deal with Andy Ruiz [rematch]. That event was spectacular. “As partners, they were fantastic as well. We’re ver...
Neymar’s best years are behind him
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Neymar’s best years are behind him

The former Parc des Princes favourite has suggested that the world's most expensive player is now past his prime Neymar's "best years are behind him" according to David Ginola, who says the Brazilian's new deal will be meaningless unless Paris Saint-Germain can also tie Kylian Mbappe down to fresh terms. Neymar put an end to speculation over his future at Parc des Princes by signing a new four-season contract last week, which includes the option of an extra year. Ginola was pleased to see the 29-year-old commit to a long-term stay but thinks it's far more important for PSG to sort out an extension for Mbappe, who he believes still has a lot more potential to unlock.
Arteta Expected to be Sacked after Europa League Flop, Allegri, Rodgers Linked to Arsenal
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Arteta Expected to be Sacked after Europa League Flop, Allegri, Rodgers Linked to Arsenal

  Mikel Arteta’s odds of being sacked as Arsenal manager have been slashed, after they were dumped out of the Europa League by Villarreal on Thursday night. The Gunners played out a goalless draw at the Emirates, after losing 2-1 in the semi-final first leg. Arteta had been priced at 14/1 to be the next Premier League manager to leave, but his odds have tumbled to 15/2. Bookmakers are now pricing up potential replacement for Arteta. Former Juventus manager, Massimiliano Allegri, is favourite to take over, with Betfred offering odds of 13/5 for the Italian. Leicester City boss, Brendan Rodgers, is priced at 3/1. Arsenal legends Patrick Vieira and Thierry Henry are 10/1 and 22/1 respectively.
Nigerian Rapper Zumzy Dies after Posting “Had too Much Potential. Good night world.”
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Nigerian Rapper Zumzy Dies after Posting “Had too Much Potential. Good night world.”

Up and coming Nigerian rapper, Michael Ozumba Uchemba, popularly known as Zumzy Brown, has died after suffering an asthmatic attack. Zumzy Brown was, until his death, a 300 level student of Political Science at the Veritas University, Abuja. He was said to have been rushed to Wuse General Hospital on Tuesday, May 4, after the attack but didn't survive it. Before he died, he wrote on WhatsApp status: "Had too much potential. Good night world." There are also screenshots of messages purported to be from him to his girlfriend.  In it, he's seen declaring his love for her and asking her to forgive him if he's ever worried her. Friends have gone on Facebook to mourn him.
LaLiga: Messi’s brace against Valencia keeps Barcelona in title race
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LaLiga: Messi’s brace against Valencia keeps Barcelona in title race

Lionel Messi netted twice for Barcelona as they beat Valencia 2-1 in LaLiga on Sunday. The win kept the title hopes alive for Ronald Koeman’s team. Valencia took the lead through Gabriel in the 50th minute. But Messi’s brace either side of an Antoine Griezmann goal earned Barca all three points. Carlos Soler scored a brilliant goal for Valencia from outside the area as full-time approached, but Barcelona were able to see out the victory. The result took the Catalans up to 74 points, good enough for second place in La Liga ahead of Real on goal difference and two behind first-placed Atleti. Barcelona play Atleti in a potential title-decider on May 8.
“If you Begin Carrying Family Problems and you’re not yet Strong, you will not Attain your Potential” Filmmaker Toka McBaror tells Entrepreneurs
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“If you Begin Carrying Family Problems and you’re not yet Strong, you will not Attain your Potential” Filmmaker Toka McBaror tells Entrepreneurs

Filmmaker Toka McBaror took to Instagram to warn entrepreneurs to avoid the temptation of carrying every family member's financial burden. He told entrepreneurs that he's speaking from experience. He went on to narrate the tale of a friend whose growth was stunted because of the weight he began carrying early in life, and likened his friend's situation to that of many struggling entrepreneurs. He added that he's not advocating for people to become stingy but said you need to be strong in order to carry the weight of other's problems. He said: "Family problem, friends problem will always be there with us. But you need to grow to a certain level before you carry load, so it won't hinder how tall you're supposed to be." He added: "If you don't plan well, your friends, your fam...
Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban
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Ibrahimovic Under UEFA Investigation, facing ban

  UEFA have opened an investigation into Zlatan Ibrahimovic over “alleged financial interest in a betting company”. Ibrahimovic recently signed a one-year extension with AC Milan, after scoring 15 times in 17 league matches this season. It means the Big Swede could play into his 40s. However, his career has been plunged into doubt, with news he is facing a UEFA probe, with the governing body appointing an official to investigate a potential breach of their Disciplinary Regulations. An official UEFA statement read: “In accordance with Article 31(4) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR), a UEFA Ethics and Disciplinary Inspector has today been appointed to conduct a disciplinary investigation regarding a potential violation of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations by M...
Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle: Joe Willock Scores Dramatic Leveller as Reds Slip Again at Anfield
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Liverpool 1-1 Newcastle: Joe Willock Scores Dramatic Leveller as Reds Slip Again at Anfield

Joe Willock scored a dramatic stoppage-time equaliser as Liverpool blew the chance to move into the top four after dominating for large parts in a 1-1 draw. Starting the day in seventh Liverpool could ill afford any more surprise defeats at Anfield and Mohamed Salah settled the nerves with an explosive finish with their first attack in the third minute. It should have set the tone for a comfortable afternoon but Jurgen Klopp's team were wasteful in front of goal, failing to score again despite registering a further 21 shots on Newcastle's goal. With time running out Newcastle sensed an opportunity to strike and thought they equalised when Callum Wilson bundled home but VAR disallowed the goal as the ball inadvertently hit his arm before he scored. Undeterred by a potentia...
We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan
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We Deeply Regret – Abramovich Sends Open Letter to Chelsea Supporters Over Failed ESL Plan

  Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich, has sent an open letter to the club’s supporters over the failed European Super League, ESL, plan. Abramovich admitted that Chelsea’s hierarchy ‘deeply regrets’ agreeing to join the European Super League, adding that the Blues supporters should have been consulted over the plans to move away from the current UEFA competitions. Recall that Thomas Tuchel’s side was one of the top six Premier League clubs to pull away from the European Super League. Chelsea fans gathered outside Stamford Bridge to protest against the west London club participation in the European Super League. The letter read in part: “The Owner and Board of Chelsea FC would like to address Chelsea supporters about the events which have taken place over the past few d...
Transfer: Raphael Varane’s Preferred move Revealed
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Transfer: Raphael Varane’s Preferred move Revealed

Real Madrid defender, Raphael Varane, wants a move to Manchester United this summer’s transfer window. Varane has drawn the interest of Man United, PSG and Chelsea in the past. The 27-year-old has just one year remaining on his contract with Real Madrid at the end of the season and is yet to agree to a new deal with the Los Blancos. It means Real Madrid is willing to listen to offers for the centre-back this summer, with Man United, PSG and Chelsea vying for his signature. However, according to AS, Varane has the preference to join Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side despite the interest from several other clubs. The report added that Varane is still weighing his options and has not ruled out the possibility of a move away from Real Madrid at the end of the season. PSG have s...
Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze
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Arsenal, West Ham Battle for Samuel Chukwueze

  Arsenal are one of three Premier League clubs chasing Villarreal winger, Samuel Chukwueze, according to Fichajes. Last year, the Super Eagles star was a potential target for Liverpool, but a deal never materialized. But the Gunners remain admirers of Chukwueze, who continues to impress in LaLiga under Unai Emery. Arsenal are looking for more options in attack this summer. Willian has failed to live up to expectations since joining as a free agent from Chelsea. There are also doubts over if Martin Odegaard will remain permanently after his loan from Real Madrid ends. Nicolas Pepe has also not delivered since he arrived in 2019. But if Chukwueze is the player Mikel Arteta want, Arsenal will not have a clear path at him. The report also adds that West Ham and E...
Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park
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Woman in her 20s Allegedly Raped by Gang of Men in Manchester park

Police are hunting for a group of men who allegedly raped a woman in her 20s. Officers were called to a report of the rape of a woman in Wythenshawe, Greater Manchester after 12.30 am earlier today, April 20, in what officers have described as a 'random and sickening attack'. Pictures from the scene show a play area in the park has been taped off with heavy police presence around the scene. No arrests have been made, and officers are appealing to anyone with information to get in touch. Chief Inspector Cara Charlesworth, of GMP's City of Manchester South Division, said: 'A truly horrendous incident took place last night and we are supporting the victim at this awful time with our specialist officers. 'At this stage this appears to have been a random and sickening att...

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