JOHNSON REPORTEDLY INTERVENED TO RESCUE SAUDI DEAL TO BUY NEWCASTLE UNITED

Thu 15 April 2021: With British politicians being scrutinised over their lobbying activities, reports have emerged that Prime Minister Boris Johnson intervened after Saudi Arabia’s bid to buy Newcastle United football club ran into difficulties. According to the Daily Mail, Johnson asked one of his top aides to investigate after Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman warned that […]

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MESUT OZIL DONATES $120,000 TO CHILDREN OF ROHINGYA, SYRIA, SOMALIA

Wed 14 April 2021: German Fenerbahçe midfielder, Mesut Ozil, has donated €101,000 ($120,770) to the Turkish Red Crescent for an aid campaign run during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, Anadolu news agency reported. The Turkish Red Crescent Society said in a statement yesterday that Ozil’s donation will be used to provide 2,800 food aid parcels to […]

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TOKYO OLYMPIC ORGANIZERS TO SECURE 300 HOTEL ROOMS FOR ATHLETES WITH COVID-19

Sun 11 April 2021: Tokyo organizers plan to prepare 300 hotel rooms for athletes who test positive for the coronavirus but show no or minor COVID-19 symptoms, at this summer’s Olympic Games, Kyodo news agency said on Sunday. According to Kyodo news agency, the organizing committee is considering reserving an entire hotel building located a […]

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ENGLAND CRICKETERS SLAM TASLIMA NASREEN FOR “DISGUSTING” TWEET ON MOEEN ALI

Wed 07 April 2021: England cricketers like Jofra Archer and Sam Billings have come to Moeen Ali’s defence after he was targeted by Taslima Nasreen in a widely-condemned tweet in which she wrote: “If Moeen Ali were not stuck with cricket, he would have gone to Syria to join ISIS”. Taslima Nasreen later deleted that post and […]

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SACHIN TENDULKAR HOSPITALIZED ONE WEEK AFTER CONTRACTING COVID-19

Fri 02 April 2021: India batting great Sachin Tendulkar said on Friday he has been admitted to hospital as a precautionary measure after contracting the novel coronavirus last week. Tendulkar, who will turn 48 later this month, was previously quarantining at home after testing positive following mild symptoms. “As a matter of abundant precaution under […]

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UK FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION FAILED TO PROTECT CHILDREN FROM SEXUAL ABUSE: REPORT

Thu 18 March 2021: The UK’s Football Association (FA) has been accused of failing to protect children from sexual abuse and for not doing enough to keep them safe, a long-awaited inquiry has revealed.  The report, commissioned by the FA in 2016 and led by senior lawyer Clive Sheldon QC, was published Wednesday and focused […]

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DJOKOVIC BREAKS FEDERER’S RECORD FOR WEEKS AT WORLD NUMBER ONE

Mon 08 March 2021: Novak Djokovic has broken Roger Federer’s record for most weeks as the ATP world No. 1, holding the top spot for the 311th week in Monday’s rankings. Djokovic surpassed Federer after beginning his 311th week as the number one player in the men’s rankings on Monday. “Chase your dreams. Thank you guys so […]

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FIFA INTRODUCES RULE CHANGE FOR ACCIDENTAL HANDBALLS

Sat 06 March 2021: World football’s governing body, FIFA, announced on Friday a rule change for accidental handballs when scoring a goal. “Accidental handball that leads to a team-mate scoring a goal or having a goal-scoring opportunity will no longer be considered an offence,” FIFA said in a statement. Various changes and clarifications to the […]

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