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Lampard must deliver after Chelsea spending spree

Chelsea coach Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver a serious Premier League title challenge after a spending spree fueled by his desire to catch champions Liverpool.Lampard showed promise in his first season by steering the Blues into the Champions League with a fourth-place domestic finish.

The true cost of Lionel Messi: How the Argentine superstar's wages compare to his Barcelona teammates

Barcelona have told Lionel Messi that president Josep Bartomeu will resign if that would persuade him to stay in Spain, according to reports. Bartomeu is willing to step down on the condition that Messi publicly says that the president was the reason for the Argentina star wanting to leave, Barca

Messi departure jeopardizes Barcelona’s restructuring plan

Lionel Messi’s surprise decision to leave Barcelona has dealt a blow to the club’s restructuring project even before it began. Shortly after the humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Barcelona said they wanted to make “profound changes to the first team.

WWE’s Saudi superstar Mansoor aiming to make his mark and satisfy loyal fanbase

Saudi superstar Mansoor is relishing flying the flag for the Middle East – and he is fully focused on making the most of every opportunity which comes his way in WWE over the coming months. KSA-born Mansoor has already established a big following in his homeland, and across the MENA region,

Serena crashes out, Djokovic reaches quarterfinals

NEW YORK: An out-of-gas Serena Williams crashed out of the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday, losing in three sets to 13th seeded Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-6 (7/5), 6-1 in New York. The 23-time Grand Slam winner finished with a whimper at the end of the two-hour, 17-minute match as Sakkari c

Top European clubs including Man City, PSG circle as Lionel Messi calls time at Barcelona

Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave in a “bombshell” fax that is expected to spark a legal battle over a buy-out clause worth hundreds of millions of dollars and a fight from top European clubs eager to sign up the Argentinian.Signalling

Suarez, Rakitic, Vidal and Umtiti could be leaving Barcelona

MADRID: With or without Lionel Messi, incoming Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman seems to be clear about who won’t fit into his squad next season. Among them are some key players from recent years, including Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, Ivan Rakitic and Samuel Umtiti. Neither the club nor t

Late win over Al-Faisaly puts Al-Hilal within touching distance of SPL title

Al-Hilal took another big step towards a record 16th Saudi Professional League title on Tuesday thanks to two late goals that secured a 2-0 victory over Al-Faisaly. The result preserves their six-point lead over closest rivals Al-Nassr, who later thrashed bottom-of-the-table Al-Adalah 6-1. It wa

Lionel Messi hands in Barcelona transfer request

Lionel Messi has stunned Barcelona by asking to leave the Spanish giants. Lawyers for the Argentina star sent Barca a fax in which they announced Messi's desire to end his contract by triggering a release clause. The club confirmed to the Associated Press that Messi has asked to leave.

Johnson back to No. 1 with performance that looked the part

Dustin Johnson is back to No. 1 in the world and wants to stay there as long as he can. The manner in which he obliterated one of the strongest fields of the year at The Northern Trust is to wonder how he ever left in the first place. At his best, no one makes golf look easier. “He can ab

Al-Ittihad hit form at last to boost battle against relegation

Relegation-threatened Al-Ittihad belatedly seem to have hit something approaching top form as the disrupted Saudi Professional League season heads toward a tense conclusion. Having flirted with the relegation zone, and what would be an ignominious drop from the Saudi top flight, the Jeddah club e

Neymar's night started with a swagger but ended in floods of tears as Bayern Munich beat PSG

  Where there is Neymar, there is normally a bundle of drama and emotion - and the Champions League final was no exception. But instead of raucous after-match partying and tears of joy, it was nothing but sorrow for the Brazilian star as his Paris Saint-Germain side were edged out

Paris Police Arrest 148 after PSG Loses in Champions League

Paris police arrested 148 people as Paris Saint-Germain football fans clashed with officers and smashed cars and store windows after the club lost the Champions League final in Lisbon. Hundreds of fans were also fined for not wearing masks, a Paris police spokesman said Monday. Interior Minister

Kingsley Coman scores winner as Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain

  Kingsley Coman scored a second-half winner as Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League final. Coman's 59th-minute header ensured Bayern triumphed at the Estadio da Luz in Lisbon and condemned his boyhood club PSG to defeat in their first ever final in the competi

Paulo Dybala: 'Lots of People Pay More Attention to Footballers Than to Presidents'

It is only a few days since Juventus beat Sampdoria to seal their ninth consecutive Scudetto, and Paulo Dybala already has his mind on other challenges. Football still has plenty of those in store for him, of course, particularly with his team taking a one-goal deficit into next Friday’s Cha

Bayern stars Lewandowski, Coutinho and Gnabry prepare for PSG Champions League showdown in final training session

  Bayern Munich coach Hansi Flick says he trusts their high line defence and will resist making changes in order to contain Paris Saint-Germain forwards Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in Sunday's Champions League final. Forward Robert Lewandowski - with 55 goals this season - and midfielders

Manchester United captain arrested following incident in Mykonos

Manchester United captain Harry Maguire appeared in court on Saturday after being arrested following an incident on the island of Mykonos. The England defender, 27, is on holiday in Greece. The Syros prosecutor's office said on Friday that "three foreigners" had been arrested after an alleged alte

Williams Says US Open Title Would Not Be Diminished by Pullouts

Serena Williams believes the withdrawal of some of the world’s top tennis players from this year’s US Open amid the COVID-19 pandemic will not take the shine off a potential record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title for her. Six of the top 10 women’s players, including defending cha

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