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BREAKING NEWS: Ronaldo beats Messi to win 2016 Ballon d’Or and the 2016 Ballon d’Or winner in Opta Stat

2016 Ballon d'Or rankings

Cristiano Ronaldo has been announced as the winner of the 2016 Ballon d’Or, taking out the most prestigious individual prize in world football for the fourth time. Respected publication France Football named the 31-year-old forward as its player of the year on Monday, Ronaldo claiming the accolade ahead of arch-rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona. Ronaldo enjoyed a glittering 2015-16 season ...

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2016 Ballon d’Or rankings: Pogba misses out on top 10

2016 Ballon d'Or rankings

Leicester City’s fairytale Premier League title triumph was recognised in the voting for France Football’s 2016 Ballon d’Or, with Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy both named in the top 10, as Cristiano Ronaldo won the award. Algeria forward Mahrez and England striker Vardy came seventh and eighth respectively in the final rankings for the prestigious individual accolade, ahead of stellar ...

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Anthony Joshua beats Eric Molina to retain IBF heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua beats Eric Molina to retain IBF heavyweight title

Anthony Joshua emerged victorious in the fight against Eric Molina after only three rounds, with Anthony dominating the fight in all the rounds. All through the fight Eric was mostly on the defensive and rarely succeeded in throwing a punch, making the fight look like a mismatch. It ended halfway into the third round with Anthony knocking Molina to the ...

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Champions League Draw: Arsenal to face Bayern Munich, see the full draws

Champions League Draw: Arsenal to face Bayern Munich, see the full draws

Here is the draw in full for you…. Manchester City v Monaco Real Madrid v Napoli Benfica v Borussia Dortmund Bayern Munich v Arsenal Porto v Juventus Bayer Leverkusen v Atletico Madrid Paris St-Germain v Barcelona Sevilla v Leicester City

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Are you joking? – Conte baffled by points deduction talk

Are you joking? - Conte baffled by points deduction talk

Antonio Conte does not understand how Chelsea could be docked points for their role in a heated confrontation in last week’s 3-1 win at Manchester City, insisting the fault was not with his players. Tensions boiled over in the closing stages at the Etihad Stadium last Saturday after Sergio Aguero’s dreadful challenge on David Luiz, which saw the City striker ...

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Manchester United 1 Tottenham 0: Mkhitaryan winner earns United victory

Manchester United 1 Tottenham 0: Mkhitaryan winner earns United victory

Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s first Premier League goal led Manchester United to a 1-0 victory over Tottenham that kept Jose Mourinho’s men in contact with the top five as the visitors’ miserable away form continued. Mkhitaryan netted after 29 minutes of a contest in which United looked as confident and composed as they have since Mourinho took over as manager at Old ...

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Chelsea 1 West Brom 0: Costa the hero as Conte´s men return to top

Chelsea 1 West Brom 0: Costa the hero as Conte´s men return to top

Chelsea returned to the top of the table with their ninth successive Premier League win as they beat West Brom 1-0 at Stamford Bridge. Arsenal had temporarily toppled the Blues with victory over Stoke City on Saturday, but Antonio Conte’s side reclaimed pole position, Diego Costa finally breaking through a dogged West Brom defence for the decisive goal, which marked ...

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Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1: Gunners battle back to move top

Arsenal 3 Stoke City 1: Gunners battle back to move top

Arsenal came from behind to record a 15th consecutive home win over Stoke City as Arsene Wenger’s side moved top of the Premier League on goals scored with a 3-1 victory. The hosts climbed above Chelsea, who face West Brom on Sunday, but had to do it the hard way at Emirates Stadium as they made it 14 top-flight games ...

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Champions League Preview: Can Arsenal break the Basel curse? and many more

Champions League Preview: Can Arsenal break the Basel curse? and many more

Arsenal need to better Paris Saint-Germain’s result on matchday six in order to finish top of Champions League Group A, but they must be careful not to fall victim to English clubs’ dreadful run away to Basel. Manchester City are through as runners-up to Barcelona but their game with Celtic could be a good chance for Sergio Aguero to improve ...

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After 2 Months in a French Hospital, Cameroonian legend, Rigobert Song smiles again

After 2 Months in a French Hospital, Cameroonian legend, Rigobert Song smiles again

Former Cameroon and Liverpool defender, Rigobert Song who left Cameroon for France to get extra care after suffering a stroke on Sunday, October 2, 2016 is recuperating and getting better. It’s been two long months for the 40 year old African legend since he came out of a two-day coma at Yaounde Emergency Centre on Tuesday, October 4, 2016. He ...

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Nico Rosberg announces shock retirement from Formula 1, 5 days after winning his first title

Nico Rosberg announces shock retirement from Formula 1, 5 days after winning his first title

31 year old Formula one racer Nico Rosberg has shockingly announced his retirement from the mega rich sport just five days after winning his very first Formula one title. Rosberg last Sunday, beat his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton by five points (through the 2016 season,) and despite signing a new contract with Mercedes last spring, announced on Friday night in ...

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Nigeria’s Super Falcons win 2016 African Women Cup of Nations for the eight time

Nigeria's Super Falcons win 2016 African Women Cup of Nations for the eight time

Nigeria’s Super Falcons this evening beat Cameroon’s female National team, Indomitable Lioness, 1-0, to emerge the winners of the 2016 Africa Women’s Cup of Nations. Desire Oparanozie‘s strike sealed the win for Nigeria’s team in the game that took place at the Ahmadou Ahidjo Omnisports Stadium in Yaoundé. Asisat Oshoala also received the award for the highest goal scorer of ...

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Manchester United and Liverpool kept apart in EFL Cup draw

Manchester United and Liverpool kept apart in EFL Cup draw

Manchester United and Liverpool could face each other in the EFL Cup final after they were kept apart in the semi-final draw. The great rivals are the highest-placed sides left in the competition after Southampton shocked Arsenal on Wednesday to earn a two-legged tie with Jurgen Klopp’s side. Jose Mourinho’s men required a stoppage-time winner from Marcus Rashford earlier this ...

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New England Manager Southgate to keep Rooney as captain

New England Manager Southgate to keep Rooney as captain

Gareth Southgate was appointed full-time England boss on a four-year deal.The 46-year-old was appointed interim boss of the Three Lions in September following the departure of Sam Allardyce, who managed just one match before he was caught up in a newspaper sting relating to alleged corruption in football. England have won two and drawn two of their four fixtures under ...

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We need Mikel Obi – Jose Mourinho

We need Mikel Obi - Jose Mourinho

The Sun UK newspapers has published a shocking report, saying Jose Mourinho intends to sign Chelsea and Super Eagles midfielder John Mikel Obi in January. Mourinho feels Mikel, who has a few months left in his Chelsea contact, will help improve Manchester United midfield and is prepared to sign him in January when he knows he’ll come cheap. Mikel, 29, ...

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Mourinho leads Manchester United to worst start since 1990-91

Mourinho leads Manchester United to worst start since 1990-91

Manchester United are enduring their worst start to a league season since 1990-91 following Sunday’s 1-1 draw with West Ham United. The Old Trafford side turned to Jose Mourinho ahead of 2016-17 after three underwhelming years under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal, but the former Chelsea boss has failed to get things back on track for now. United have ...

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Falconets’ Defender Mary Ologbosere admitted in Hospital after NFF paid each player N10k each

Falconets’ Defender Mary Ologbosere admitted in Hospital after NFF paid each player N10k each

One of Nigeria’s defenders in the Women’s U-20 World Cup, Mary Ologbosere has been referred to the traumatic unit of a hospital in Abuja after she suffered from depression following the inability of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) to pay the players on arrival from the tournament. The 18-year-old player lost her father during the competition and according to Vanguard, the entire ...

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Gerrard announces retirement

Gerrard announces retirement

Former Liverpool and England captain Steven Gerrard has announced his retirement from professional football. The 36-year-old revealed this month he would not remain at Major League Soccer franchise LA Galaxy beyond the expiry of his contract at the end of the 2016 season. The midfielder, who swapped Anfield for the StubHub Center in 2015, has been linked with a variety ...

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Footballer Koke calls Cristiano Ronaldo ‘fagg*t!’, He replies- ‘Might be a fagg*t, but a very rich one’ (video)

Footballer Koke calls Cristiano Ronaldo 'fagg*t!', He replies- 'Might be a fagg*t, but a very rich one' (video)

Tempers boiled over last weekend as Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid clashed in the epic Madrid derby. Ronaldo was involved in a fiery exchange with Koke and now their words have been revealed. Ronaldo and Koke were each booked for the flare-up, which saw both stars clash heads and exchange words but now Spanish Radio station Cadena Cope, have claimed that ...

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Nigerian footballer cycles 64 miles balancing football on his head to break Guiness World Record

Nigerian footballer cycles 64 miles balancing football on his head to break Guiness World Record

A local Nigerian footballer Harrison Chinedu, remarkably broke the Guiness World record of cycling for 64 miles with a football balanced on his head. Wearing the Super Eagles jersey, Chinedu rode his bicycle with a ball on his head from the beach to the National stadium, Surulere, while fans, drivers and passers by, sang and cheered him on as he attempted ...

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