Author Archives: Edwin Kwakofi

Lukaku on target as Man Utd cruise past Swansea


A blistering three-goal burst in four minutes saw Manchester United sweep aside Swansea City to continue their impressive winning start to the Premier League season. Both teams hit the bar in a frantic start to the match – Jordan Ayew’s scooped cross for the hosts and Phil Jones’ header for United – and it was the visitors who made their ...

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Real Madrid appeal against Cristiano Ronaldo ban rejected


Cristiano Ronaldo will serve a five-match ban after Real Madrid failed in a bid to overturn the red card he received in the 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first-leg win over Barcelona. The Portugal forward was given his marching orders at the Nou Camp on Sunday after picking up two yellow cards – one for taking his shirt off after scoring ...

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Nuri Sahin relives attack on Borussia Dortmund team bus


Writing on The Players’ Tribune, Nuri Sahin relives the terrifying moment the Borussia Dortmund team bus was attacked earlier this year. “I have a ritual before every big Champions League match. Whether we’re at home or on the road I have lunch at the team hotel and then grab a coffee with a team-mate – usually Marcel Schmelzer. Then I go ...

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Premier League clubs to consider closing transfer window before season


Premier League clubs will discuss the proposed introduction of a new summer transfer window that closes before the opening game of next season. It is understood talks will take place between every club next month about whether to change the deadline of the current window, which closes nearly three weeks after the first game of the season. Sources indicate that ...

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Real Madrid boss Zidane ‘upset’ by ‘excessive’ Ronaldo ban


Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has slammed the five-game ban handed to Cristiano Ronaldo after his red card and subsequent push on the referee during Sunday’s dramatic Super Cup win over Barcelona. Madrid hold a 3-1 lead going into Wednesday’s decider against their fierce rivals but are set to be without Ronaldo at the Bernabeu. The Portugal star, having been booked ...

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I’ll be a god of boxing after beating Mayweather – Conor McGregor


Conor McGregor has said he will be a “god of boxing” after his fight with Floyd Mayweather. The Irish MMA star will participate in his first professional boxing contest on August 26, live on Sky Sports Box Office, when he tries to end Mayweather’s 49-fight unbeaten record. Given McGregor’s lack of experience and Mayweather’s reputation as one of the finest pound-for-pound fighters ...

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Newcastle 0-2 Tottenham: Spurs comfortable against 10-man Toons


Skipper Jonjo Shelvey was sent off for standing on Dele Alli as Newcastle’s return to the Premier League was ruined by Tottenham. Second-half goals from Alli and Ben Davies ultimately did for the promoted Magpies with the visitors coasting to a 2-0 victory, but it was Shelvey’s 49th-minute dismissal which opened the door after his side had scrapped their way to the break without ...

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Dortmund suspend Ousmane Dembele ‘until further notice’


Borussia Dortmund have suspended forward Ousmane Dembele “until further notice”, three days after the club rejected a bid from Barcelona. The 20-year-old France international was fined and suspended until Monday for missing Thursday’s training, but the ban has been extended indefinitely. Dortmund met with Barcelona’s representatives but the Spanish club did not meet their valuation. The German club say that Dembele ...

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Bolt injured in last race as Great Britain take 4×100 gold


Great Britain’s men claimed a stunning 4x100m relay gold at the World Championships as Usain Bolt pulled up injured in his final race. On a febrile night of track and field, Mo Farah’s own finale ended with 5,000m silver as he was beaten in a global final for the first time in six years. But with the young GB women’s sprint quartet ...

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