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With €700m Buyout Clause, Lionel Messi becomes World’s Most Expensive footballer

After months of speculation, Lionel Messi inked a new contract with FC Barcelona on Saturday morning that commits him to Camp Nou through the 2020-21 season when he is 34-years old. His previous deal was set to expire at the end...
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Jose Mourinho to leave Manchester United for PSG

Guillem Balague believes Jose Mourinho could be tempted to leave Manchester United should he get the opportunity to manage Paris Saint-Germain. In a recent interview with French TV, Mourinho said he will not end his managerial career with United, adding...
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Nigeria to participate in African Weightlifting Championships

The President of Nigeria Weightlifting Federation (NWF), Mohammed Yahaya, on Monday in Abuja said the federation would participate in the African Youth/Junior Weightlifting Championships in Uganda. Yahaya told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) the competition would hold in Entebbe,...

Chelsea taken ‘massive gamble’ with Alvaro Morata

Chelsea are taking a "massive gamble" in opting to play Alvaro Morata over Diego Costa, according to Stuart Pearce. Morata joined Chelsea for a club-record £70m fee in July, and having missed a penalty in Chelsea's shootout defeat to Arsenal...

Diego Costa absent from Chelsea’s pre-season training

Chelsea forward Diego Costa has been excused from the start of pre-season training by the club, according to Sky sources. Costa's absence has been mutually agreed and he did not join the squad as they returned to work on Monday. The...
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Arsenal’s Petr Cech angry after Tottenham loss

An "angry and disappointed" Petr Cech admits that Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Tottenham has left Arsenal’s Champions League hopes in real doubt. Second-placed Spurs moved 17 points ahead of their north London rivals in the Premier League table with the...
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Petra Kvitova eyes French Open comeback

Petra Kvitova is planning a surprise return at the French Open, six months after her left hand was badly injured in a knife attack, she said on Monday. The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered severe injuries to her playing hand as...
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Real Madrid make bid for AS Monaco striker Mbappe

Though AS Monaco have no need to sell their young superstar, Kylian Mbappe, that hasn't stopped Real Madrid from making an approach. Los Blancos are so keen to land the forward that the deal may even be done as early...

Enrique blames Pique, Mascherano and Neymar for Barca defeat

Tensions continue to escalate in the Barcelona dressing room following Tuesday's 3-0 loss against Juventus in Turin, with Luis Enrique unhappy with the errors of three players in particular. On Wednesday morning, the Blaugrana coach held a 30-minute meeting before...

StarTimes acquires rights to 2018 FIFA World Cup

Africa’s leading pay TV operator StarTimes has acquired media rights to 2018 FIFA World Cup as FIFA officially granted media rights to all 2017-2018 FIFA events in Sub-Saharan Africa on Thursday. StarTimes has been awarded pay-TV transmission rights for exploitation...