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Barcelona sign Aguero from Man City

FC Barcelona have reached an agreement for Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero to join the club as from July 1. The club made the announcement on Monday in a statement on its website. “FC Barcelona and Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero have reached an agreement for the player to join the Club from …

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Osaka faces expulsion from French Open over media boycott

Japanese superstar Naomi Osaka was on Sunday threatened with disqualification from the French Open if she persists with her controversial media boycott, officials said. “We have advised Naomi Osaka that should she continue to ignore her media obligations, she would be exposing herself to possible further code of conduct infringement …

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Man City, Chelsea set for Champions League final clash in Porto

Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City and Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea are in Porto as tension builds towards Saturday’s all-English Champions League final showdown in the Portuguese city which was named as a last-minute host for the match. It is the third final of Europe’s elite club competition to be played between two …

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Ex-Inter manager Spalletti named new Napoli coach

Former Roma and Inter Milan boss Luciano Spalletti was on Saturday named Napoli’s new coach. “Welcome Luciano, together we will do a great job,” the Serie A club’s president Aurelio De Laurentiis posted on Twitter. He succeeds Gennaro Gattuso, who left after failing to qualify Napoli for the Champions League. …

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Nike sexual assault claim an ‘absurd lie,’ says Neymar

Neymar said Friday that Nike’s claim it parted ways with him last year because he refused to cooperate with its internal investigation into an employee’s accusation he sexually assaulted her was an “absurd lie.” “(To) state that my contract was terminated because I did not contribute in good faith to …

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AC Milan sign Lille goalkeeper Maignan

French international goalkeeper Mike Maignan has signed a five-year contract with AC Milan, the Serie A club announced on Thursday. The 25-year-old, who is the third-choice goalkeeper for the French national team, will have the tough task of succeeding Italian first choice Gianluigi Donnarumma whose departure was made official on …

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Kanu, Amuneke rue Osimhen, Ndidi, Iheanacho UCL miss

Former Super Eagles stars Nwankwo Kanu and Emmanuel Amuneke have expressed their disappointment at not seeing Nigerian trio Victor Osimhen, Wilfred Ndidi and Kelechi iheanacho qualify for the UEFA Champions League with their respective clubs, The PUNCH reports. The trio missed out on Europe’s most glamourous football competition on the …

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Mandzukic leaves AC Milan after six months

Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic confirmed Monday he was leaving AC Milan at the end of his six-month contract. The 35-year-old former Juventus and Bayern Munich player joined the club last January as cover for Zlatan Ibrahimovic but made just 11 appearances because of muscular problems and scored no goals. “It …

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Messi to miss Barcelona’s last La Liga match

  Lionel Messi will miss Barcelona’s final La Liga game of the season against Eibar on Saturday in order to “enjoy a rest” before the Copa America, the club announced. The Argentine, who is still in contract negotiations with Barcelona, was given permission to miss training on Friday by coach …

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Halep withdraws from French Open over calf injury

  Simona Halep, the 2018 French Open champion, announced Friday she has withdrawn from this year’s tournament because she has failed to recover from a calf injury. “Unfortunately the tear in my left calf muscle needs more time to recover and the timeline is just too short,” said Halep, the …

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