SAUDI-BACKED GROUP PULLS OUT OF NEWCASTLE TAKEOVER BID

Fri 31 July 2020: A Saudi Arabia-backed consortium has ended its bid to buy Newcastle United in a deal worth £300 million ($447 million). The group, which included Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund PIF, PCP Capital Partners and Reuben Brothers, was reported to have made a 300 million pounds ($391m) bid to buy United from […]

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REAL MADRID RETAKE CROWN AS WORLD’S MOST VALUABLE FOOTBALL BRAND

Wed 29 July 2020: Real Madrid’s value dow 14% in 2020 versus last year due to coronavirus pandemic ISTANBUL (AA) – The Spanish sports club Real Madrid remained to be most valuable football club brand with €1.42 billion ($1.64 billion) in the world, according to an independent valuation consultancy firm’s report published on Wednesday. Real […]

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WASHINGTON RETIRING REDSKINS NICKNAME AND LOGO, TEAM SAYS

Mon 13 July 2020: The Washington Redskins announced Monday they are retiring their nickname, which has long been considered derogatory by Native Americans. The American football team said on its official Twitter account it is taking the action, which also includes ending use of the team’s logo, a profile of a Native American man, following a […]

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MANCHESTER CITY WIN APPEAL AGAINST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BAN

Mon 13 July 2020: European football’s governing body on Monday confirmed that English Premier League club Manchester City’s two-year ban on participating in UEFA competitions has been lifted. “UEFA takes note of the decision taken by the Court of Arbitration for Sport [CAS] to reduce the sanction imposed on Manchester City FC by UEFA’s independent […]

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UFC CHAMP KHABIB’S FATHER ABDULMANAP NURMAGOMEDOV, DIES FROM COVID-19

Fri 03 July 2020 The father and trainer of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap, has died in a Moscow hospital due to complications stemming from Covid-19 infection aged just 57. A world-renowned mixed martial arts coach, Abdulmanap suffered a heart attack after being diagnosed with the deadly coronavirus, which required emergency bypass surgery, after which he was […]

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NBA: 9 MORE PLAYERS TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID-19

Thu 02 July 2020: 25 of 351 players contract virus ahead of resumption of games ANKARA (AA) – The NBA and its players’ association confirmed Thursday that nine additional players have tested positive for COVID-19. ”In test conducted of 344 NBA players between June 24-29, an additional nine players have tested positive for the coronavirus. Twenty-five […]

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‘WHOLLY UNACCEPTABLE’ – LIVERPOOL CONDEMN FANS OVER TITLE CELEBRATIONS

Sat 27 June 2020: English champion Liverpool has condemned the behavior of crowds of fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win after a 30-year wait. Merseyside Police issued a dispersal order for Liverpool city center on Friday night. This allowed police to disperse crowds who had gathered on […]

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LEEDS UNITED SORRY AFTER OSAMA BIN LADEN CUTOUT APPEARS IN CROWD

Fri 26 June 2020: As English football clubs resume matches post a three-month halt following the Coronavirus outbreak, football fans watching games from their homes spotted a familiar, not so popular face among the crowds. Not allowing Leeds fans to attend the game in the Elland Road stadium ,in efforts to control the spread of COVID-19, the […]

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”#UyghurLivesMatter”: G.SARAY’S FEGHOULI SHOWS SUPPORT FOR UIGHURS

Fri 19 June 2020: Algerian player tweets #UyghurLivesMatter to raise awareness of Turkic Muslim group’s problems in China ANKARA (AA) – Sofiane Feghouli, an Algerian player for Turkish football powerhouse Galatasaray, has stepped up to voice his support for Uighurs in China. ”#UyghurLivesMatter,” Feghouli, 30, posted late Wednesday on Twitter to raise awareness of problems faced […]

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