Dortmund rule out big signings as coronavirus hits finances

Dortmund rule out big signings as coronavirus hits finances

Dortmund rule out big signings as coronavirus hits finances. Borussia Dortmund’s chief executive has ruled out making any big-money transfers this summer to challenge Bayern Munich next season as a result of the financial fallout caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga this season, 13 points behind Bayern who won the league for the eighth year…

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Is there ‘Juju’ in sport? My baptism ― Segun Odegbami

Is there 'Juju' in sport? My baptism ― Segun Odegbami

Does Juju exist at all? Does it work? Does it exist in Sport?. I do not have any of the answers to the three questions, but I have experiences that span almost 50 years since I played my first serious football competition as a teenager in my first year in Ibadan after leaving Jos at 18. These past two days, foremost African…

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Liverpool eyeing more trophies after Premier league ― Werner

Liverpool eyeing more trophies after Premier league ― Werner

Premier League success has increased Liverpool hunger to win trophies and enter a “period of sustained success”, says chairman Tom Werner. Liverpool were crowned champions of England on Thursday after Manchester City’s 2-1 loss at Chelsea left Pep Guardiola’s side 23 points adrift of the Reds with seven games remaining. Read also: Lewandowski named Bundesliga Player of the Year Jurgen…

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British police rebuke Liverpool fans after street party

British police rebuke Liverpool fans after street party

British Police have criticised Liverpool fans after thousands poured into the streets around Anfield to celebrate their Premier League triumph, urging them to show caution during the coronavirus pandemic. Jubilant supporters thronged the area after Chelsea beat Manchester City in London, guaranteeing an end to Liverpool’s 30-year wait to win the English top-flight crown. Read also: Liverpool fans gather at…

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Leicester boss Rodgers hopes Maddison signs new deal

Leicester boss Rodgers hopes Maddison signs new deal

Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers is hopeful that James Maddison will sign a new contract, citing the club’s new £100m training facility as a reason to stay. Maddison has excelled since signing from Norwich in 2018, scoring 13 Premier League goals and registering a further ten assists – form that earned him an England debut against Montenegro earlier this season.…

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Brighton hands Arsenal second successive defeat

Brighton hands Arsenal second successive defeat

Brighton came from a goal down to hand Arsenal their second successive defeat since the resumption of the league. Arsenal’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League suffered a fatal blow as Neal Maupay fired Brighton to a last-gasp 2-1 win after Gunners keeper Bernd Leno was stretchered off, while Watford snatched a late 1-1 draw against Leicester on Saturday.…

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Barca should be allowed to play Napoli at Camp Nou – Setien

Barca should be allowed to play Napoli at Camp Nou – Setien

Barcelona coach Quique Setien has said it will be unfair if his team have to play their Champions League second leg against Napoli at a neutral venue rather than Camp Nou. Read also: BREAKING: Chelsea announces another signing UEFA announced on Wednesday that a ‘final eight’ knock-out tournament will be held in Lisbon in August for clubs through to the…

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Mourinho congratulates Rashford: He is a man with principles

Mourinho congratulates Rashford: He is a man with principles

Jose Mourinho praised Marcus Rashford following his successful free school meals campaign, describing the Manchester United forward he knows well as a “man with principles”. Read also: David Luiz won the match for Manchester city- Jamie Carragher Rashford’s lobbying of the United Kingdom government led to a U-turn as the food voucher scheme for vulnerable school children was extended beyond…

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Premier League returns after 100-days virus exile

Premier League returns after 100-days virus exile

The Premier League makes its eagerly anticipated return on Wednesday after 100 days in lockdown, with Manchester City’s clash against Arsenal taking centre stage at the start of a frenetic dash to finish the season. Coronavirus restrictions mean the drama will be played out with no fans in the stands but football-starved supporters in Britain and around the world will…

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Casillas ends Spanish football federation presidency bid

Casillas ends Spanish football federation presidency bid

Spain’s World Cup-winning captain Iker Casillas announced on Monday he was ending his bid to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) due to the crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic. “I would like to inform you that I have decided not to run for the upcoming RFEF elections,” the Porto goalkeeper wrote on social media. Read…

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Ndidi opens up on how criticism has helped his career

Ndidi opens up on how criticism has helped his career

Super Eagles and Leicester City midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi has attributed his progress in the game to his ability to listen to criticism from his coaches, friends, and wife, has helped his career. The Nigeria international has been in top form since teaming up with the King Power Stadium outfit in 2017 from Belgian side Genk. Read also: LaLiga actions return…

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LaLiga actions return to DStv, Gotv with the Seville derby

LaLiga actions return to DStv, Gotv with the Seville derby

LaLiga actions return to DStv, Gotv with the Seville derby. After more than three months of absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2019-20 LaLiga season will be back on the screens of SuperSport viewers on DStv and GOtv, with round 28 matches. The games, scheduled to hold from 11-14 June, will be broadcast live on SuperSport 7 to DStv…

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Owen backs Ighalo’s Man United loan extension

Owen backs Ighalo’s Man United loan extension

Michael Owen has thrown his support behind Man United decision to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan deal and believes the striker has proven his doubters wrong at Old Trafford. Eyebrows were raised when United wrapped up a temporary agreement with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua for Ighalo in January but the 30-year-old seized his opportunity with both hands, racking up four goals and…

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Lallana to remain at Liverpool until end of season

Lallana to remain at Liverpool until end of season

Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana has agreed a short-term contract season extension that will allow him to remain with the Premier League leaders for the rest of the season. Lallana is set to leave Liverpool when his contract expires at the end of the current campaign. Read also: Chelsea’s Kante back in contact training With the season delayed until June 17…

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Chelsea’s Kante back in contact training

Chelsea’s Kante back in contact training

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante has returned to contact training ahead of the Premier League’s comeback next week, the Blues confirmed on Tuesday. The French World Cup winner had been allowed to continue training at home when his teammates returned to training last month due to fears over coronavirus. Read also: Chelsea readying an offer for £31m Gerson. Brazilian source “N’Golo…

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US Soccer considers scrapping ‘no kneeling’ anthem policy

US Soccer considers scrapping ‘no kneeling’ anthem policy

The United States Soccer Federation is considering scrapping a rule which bans players from kneeling during the national anthem, ESPN reported on Monday. USSF president Cindy Parlow Cone called for the policy to be discussed at a board meeting due to take place on Tuesday, ESPN reported on its website. Read also: La Galaxy terminates Katai contract after wife’s racist…

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Odion Ighalo speaks on possible comeback

Odion Ighalo speaks on possible comeback

Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has failed to rule out a possible return to Super Eagles barely one year after announcing his retirement from the national team. The 30-year-old inspired the country to third-place finish at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations competition staged in Egypt. Manchester United reporter James Cooper discusses the goings-on behind the new Odion Ighalo loan…

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Griezmann hopes to end career in MLS after winning trophies

Griezmann hopes to end career in MLS after winning trophies

Antoine Griezmann intends to finish his career in MLS but only after achieving his objective of winning LaLiga and the Champions League with Barcelona. The France international joined Barca from Atletico Madrid in a big-money deal last year and has endured a mixed first campaign at Camp Nou, scoring eight goals in 26 league appearances. Barcelona are top of LaLiga…

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Olympic silver medalist Eunice Kirwa suspended for doping

Olympic silver medalist Eunice Kirwa suspended for doping

Bahrain’s Olympic women’s marathon silver medallist Eunice Kirwa has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) said in a statement. Kenyan-born Kirwa, who switched allegiance to Bahrain in 2013 and finished second at the Rio Olympics in 2016, tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO), a banned blood-boosting hormone that improves endurance. “The AIU confirms (a)…

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