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#Wrestlemania: Kofi Kingston becomes the first ever black man to emerge WWE champion

Kofi Kingston made history last night when he became the African-American world champions after he defeated Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 35.   The WWE veteran and one-third of The New Day fought out of a long attempt from Bryan to worked the crowd into a frenzy. HeRead More

Diego Maradona to resign as coach of Mexican Club, Dorados over ‘referee bias’

Argentine legend, Diego Maradona has said he will quit his job at Mexican second-division club Dorados at the end of the season over perceived refereeing bias against his team.   The 58-year-old Maradona made the decision on Friday following a 1-1 draw with Venados, claiming his touchline presence led to decisionsRead More

Man United fan stabbed in the chest by taxi driver in Paris after PSG match

A Manchester United fan had to undergo emergency surgery after being stabbed in the chest by a taxi driver in Paris after his club trashed Paris Saint-Germain 3 – 1 on Wednesday in France. According to reports in France, the suspected attacker was arrested by French police on Thursday. TelegraphRead More

Italian coach banned for headbutting rival coach after ordering one of his players to break an opponent’s legs (Watch video)

Giancarlo Favarin, the head coach of Lucchese in Serie C has been given a five-month ban for head-butting another coach after ordering one of his players to break an opponent’s legs In the viral video below, Giancarlo is launching a killer headbutt on Gaetano Mancino, assistant coach of rivals Alessandria,Read More

Naomi Osaka wins Australian Open to become world number one female tennis player

Naomi Osaka has won the Australian Open and is the new world number one, after beating Czech Petra Kvitova 7-6 (2) 5-7 6-4 in a dramatic final.   Just last September, Osaka was reduced to tears when the crowd booed her after a controversial US Open final in which SerenaRead More

Monaco suspends first-team coach, Thierry Henry until further notice just 15 weeks into his managerial job

Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry has just been suspended as the first team coach of AS Monaco until a final decision is made on his future just 15 weeks after he signed a 3 year deal that was supposed to last until 2021. He won just 4 of his 20 matches.   TheRead More

Chelsea confirm Gonzalo Higuain signing after striker joins on loan from Juventus until end of season

Chelsea have completed the signing of Argentine striker Gonzalo Higuain on loan from Juventus until the end of the season The deal reunites the 31-year-old striker with Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri, who was his former manager at Napoli in Italy.     ‘When the opportunity to join Chelsea presented itselfRead More

Liverpool beat Crystal Palace 4-3 , Man U 2-1 Brighton (The English Premier League today!)

Liverpool continued their march to English Premier league glory this season with a thrilling 4-3 win over Crystal Palace despite being 1-0 down at halftime, while Manchester United made it six Epl wins out of six matches with a rather nervy 2-1 win over Brighton.     Liverpool manager, JurgenRead More

Arsenal surprisingly humiliate Chelsea 2-0 (Epl Match of the Day, as it happened)

Arsenal football club of England against all odds defeated London rivals, Chelsea, 2-0, in  tactical fashion, effectively putting an end to Chelsea’s title ambitions.   Pundits had expected a toughly contested match given that both clubs needed a win to advance their season ambitions, and given Arsenal haven’t been inRead More

EPL: Rooney kicks against Solskjaer becoming Man Utd permanent manager

EPL: Rooney kicks against Solskjaer becoming Man Utd permanent manager DC United striker, Wayne Rooney, has urged his former Manchester United team to go “all out” in their efforts to lure Mauricio Pochettino away from Tottenham. Rooney admitted that interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is doing a great job andRead More

Copa del Rey draw revealed [Full list]

Copa del Rey draw revealed [Full list] The draw for the Copa del Rey round of 8 has been released. According to All Football, the draw was released on Friday in Spain. The first legs will take place on 23rd January, and returns a week later on the 30th January.Read More

Ronaldo vs Messi: Mourinho speaks on who’s a better player

Mourinho stated this ahead of his “forthright opinions” on the Premier League match between Arsenal and Chelsea on Saturday. Asked to pick between Ronaldo and Messi who is better, Mourinho heaped praises on the five-time Ballon d’Or winners without calling one of them superior. Ronaldo vs Messi: Mourinho speaks onRead More

Arsenal and Chelsea football stars storm the O2 Arena in expensive designer wears to watch a basketball clas

Footballers including stars from Chelsea and Arsenal stormed the O2 Arena on Thursday,  wearing expensive designer outfits for the ninth installment of the annual NBA regular season between the Washington Wizards and New York Knicks at the O2 Arena in London Arsenal stars like  Hector Bellerin, Shkodran Mustafi, Carl Jenkinson, LucasRead More

Celtic fans warn Brendan Rodgers against Man Utd signing – ‘He’s not good enough!’

CELTIC have been linked with a loan swoop for Manchester United star Scott McTominay. But fans have warned Brendan Rodgers against the move. McTominay emerged under Jose Mourinho last season and his performances earned him a call-up to the Scotland national team. But the midfielder has struggled for regular gameRead More

Man Utd news: David de Gea edges closer to agreeing new mega deal at Old Trafford

DAVID DE GEA is making it clear to Manchester United that he is ready to commit himself to a new deal. United will still have to come up with a mega contract to keep De Gea but there is now a feeling and confidence on both sides that they canRead More

Chelsea reach Gonzalo Higuain agreement – AC Milan star ‘buzzing’ to play under Sarri

CHELSEA have agreed a deal with Juventus to sign Gonzalo Higuain on loan until the end of the season, according to Sky Italia. The Argentina international has been on loan at AC Milan from the Serie A champions since the start of the season, with an option to buy atRead More

Former South African football star, Phil Masinga dies at 49 after a long illness

Former Leeds and South African international striker, Phil Masinga has died at the age of 49 after a long illness.   Masinga was a huge name in South African football after becoming one of the first players to establish himself in the top leagues in Europe. He was admitted to hospital inRead More

India vs Australia Live Score, 4th Test Day 3: Harris, Labuschagne solid as India bowlers toil

Live Cricket Score, India vs Australia 4th Test Day 3 Sydney: Marcus Harris and Marnus Labuschagne have looked solid and especially Harris has played brilliantly this first session. Australia (122/1) at lunch, trail India (622/7d) by 500 runs in Sydney. Marcus Harris (77*), Marnus Labuschagne (18*), Kuldeep Yadav (1/40)  JadejaRead More

Rishabh Pant 4th Indian wicketkeeper to score 150 in Test cricket

India vs Australia: Rishabh Pant joined MS Dhoni and Nayan Mongia to become the third Indian wicketkeeper to score 150 plus against Australia in Test cricket. Pant remained unbeaten on 159 in the first innings at SCG. Rishabh Pant became only the fourth Indian wicketkeeper to score 150 in TestRead More

Salah, Mane and Aubameyang to battle for African player of the year award

Premier League strikers Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang have been shortlisted for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) player of the year award. This is the second year running the trio who are from Eygpt, Senegal and Gabon respectively have battled for the prestigious award. Egyptian striker SalahRead More