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Man Utd lead race for Ronaldo as Man City interest cools

Man Utd lead race for Ronaldo as Man City interest cools

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United have already significantly strengthened their squad with the signings of Sancho and Varane during the transfer window as they aim to win the Premier League for the first time since 2013 Manchester United moved to the front of the race to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo Friday after Manchester City reportedly withdrew their interest in the 36-year old. Earlier in the day, Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri confirmed the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's desire to leave the Italian giants. Premier League champions City had been widely linked with a move for the Portuguese forward after missing out on England captain Harry Kane. However, United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer hinted the Red Devils could make a late swoop to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford. Ronaldo won the first of...
Man City’s Mendy charged with four counts of rape, suspended by club

Man City’s Mendy charged with four counts of rape, suspended by club

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The police added Mendy has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Chester Magistrates' Court Friday Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was charged by the Cheshire Constabulary with four counts of rape and one count of sexual assault Thursday, with the Premier League club suspending the Frenchman pending an investigation. The police added Mendy, 27, has been remanded in custody and is set to appear at Chester Magistrates' Court Friday. City said in a statement they would not be making any further comment as the matter was subject to a legal process. Mendy, who has played for France 10 times and won the World Cup in 2018, was signed by City from AS Moncao in 2017 for a fee in the region of 52m pounds ($71.32m). He has won the Premier League three times with City...
Messi’s PSG draw Guardiola’s Man City in Champions League group stage

Messi’s PSG draw Guardiola’s Man City in Champions League group stage

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Lionel Messi's new club Paris St Germain will play Manchester City, managed by the Argentine's former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, after being drawn together in Champion's League Group A Lionel Messi's new club Paris St Germain will play Manchester City, managed by the Argentine's former Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola, after being drawn together in Champion's League Group A on Thursday. Messi joined Qatar-owned PSG, who will also face Bundesliga side RB Leipzig and Belgium's Club Brugge, from Barcelona this month. Abu Dhabi-owned City lost last season's final to Premier League rivals Chelsea, who were drawn in Group H against Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg and Malmo. Ads Lionel Messi's new club Paris St Germain will play Manchester City, managed by the Argentine's former Bar...
EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 9

EPL commentator assignments on NBC, Gameweek 9

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The international break is over, and the Premier League has returned. Complete with several enticing fixtures including Spurs against Liverpool to kick it all off, our favorite commentators will be taking their positions in stadiums up and down England and Wales. But who will be calling the games that we’ll be watching on TV, online and our mobile devices? Here’s the schedule of commentator assignments for this weekend:   Saturday, October 17 Spurs vs. Liverpool, 7:45am, NBCSN and NBC Universo; Peter Drury & Jim Beglin Everton vs. Manchester United, 10am, NBCSN; Gary Weaver & Davie Provan Chelsea vs. Aston Villa, 10am, USA; Tony Jones & Tony Gale Crystal Palace vs. West Ham, 10am, NBC Sports Live Extra; Gary Taphouse & Ray Houghton Manchester City vs. Bourn...
Liverpool defender Van Dijk signs new long-term deal

Liverpool defender Van Dijk signs new long-term deal

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Since joining Liverpool from Southampton in January 2018, Van Dijk has made 130 appearances for the club in all competitions and led them to both Champions League and Premier League glory Liverpool centre back Virgil van Dijk has signed a new long-term deal, the Premier League club said on Friday, with the Netherlands international set to be at Anfield until 2025. Van Dijk recently returned to action during pre-season after spending nine months on the sidelines with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury sustained in the Merseyside derby in October. The defender subsequently chose not to play in the European Championship this summer to focus on his rehabilitation. "Since day one when I joined the club, I felt so much appreciation from the fans and from my teammates and the ...
Messi reaches agreement to join France’s PSG, his father says

Messi reaches agreement to join France’s PSG, his father says

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Lionel Messi has agreed to join French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) following his abrupt departure from Barcelona, his father said on Tuesday Lionel Messi has agreed to join French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) following his abrupt departure from Barcelona, his father said on Tuesday. Reuters reporters saw Messi and his father Jorge arrive at Barcelona airport after French newspaper L'Equipe and Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo said the Argentine midfielder had reached an agreement to join PSG on a two-year deal. Also Read: Explained: Why Barcelona had to let Messi go Asked by reporters at the airport if his son would sign for PSG, Jorge Messi replied: "Yes." The destination of the plane carrying Messi, 34, was not immediately confirmed but Messi was expected to arrive i...
Record man Shakib continues to rewrite history

Record man Shakib continues to rewrite history

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Shakib is the only cricketer who have scored 1,000 runs (1,718) and taken 100 wickets (102) in T20Is Ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan has had a remarkable series overall as he was adjudged man of the series for his all-round performance. The left-hander batted quite well in the second and third game of the series. As for his bowling, he surprisingly got hammered for five sixes in an over by Australian batsman Daniel Christian in the fourth game where Bangladesh lost for the only time this series. Shakib had never been hit for five sixes in an over in any format in his entire career, whether in international or franchise or in domestic cricket. But the champion bowler came back strongly in the fifth game with a four-wicket haul conceding just nine runs in 3.4 overs. By doin...
NZC to send weakened side, BCB must play smart

NZC to send weakened side, BCB must play smart

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New Zealand Cricket has decided to send the weakest side for the Bangladesh tour as none of the members from their World T20I squad will feature in the series New Zealand Cricket Monday named a 15-man squad for the World T20I 2021, alongside squads for upcoming limited-overs tours of Bangladesh and Pakistan. They also named the squad for the tour of India that will take place following the World T20I. However, NZC has decided to send the weakest side for the Bangladesh tour as none of the members from their World T20I squad will feature in the series. And, upon receiving the news, New Zealand cricket has been at the center of social trolls among the Bangladesh cricket fanatics. Their squad is scheduled to reach Dhaka on August 24 for a five-match T20I series. The squads w...
Messi arrives in France to join PSG from Barcelona

Messi arrives in France to join PSG from Barcelona

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Messi would have medical tests Tuesday, and that a news conference to mark his arrival was likely Wednesday Six-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi arrived in France Tuesday to finalize a transfer to Paris Saint Germain after reaching a deal with the club following his shock departure from Barcelona. The agreement is a major coup for wealthy PSG, who will add one of the greatest players of all time to an already formidable front line that includes Brazil's Neymar and young Frenchman Kylian Mbappe. Messi's plane touched down at Le Bourget airport on the outskirts of the French capital, according to reporters at the scene and the Flightradar24 website. Scores of fans gathered at the airport before his arrival, chanting: "Messi, Messi, Messi." "It's going to be mad. After all,...
Kipyegon retains 1500m gold, ends Hassan’s treble dream

Kipyegon retains 1500m gold, ends Hassan’s treble dream

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Kipyegon has either won or finished second at every major 1500m championship final she has competed in since 2015 Kenya's Faith Kipyegon retained her title in the women's 1,500m Friday as she denied Dutchwoman Sifan Hassan her dream of winning an unprecedented Olympic treble. Hassan had to settle for bronze as Britain's Laura Muir took silver at the Olympic Stadium. It was a fast race as Hassan moved to the front with Kipyegon right behind her. But the Kenyan accelerated to grab the lead on the last lap and won in an Olympic record time of 3:53.11. Hassan came into the race as the newly-crowned 5,000m Olympic champion, a first of what she had hoped would be a hat-trick of golds. She also plans to compete in the 10,000m Saturday. Hassan led for most of the race but Kipy...