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Swiss footballer Shaqiri tests positive for COVID-19

Swiss footballer Xherdan Shaqiri has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Swiss Football Association said in a statement on Tuesday. The 28-year-old Liverpool winger has been kept in isolation, it added. Shaqiri became the third Liverpool player to contract COVID-19. Spanish midfielder

Football: Turkey to face Germany in friendly clash

The Turkish national football team will take on Germany in a friendly match on Wednesday. The match will kick off at the RheinEnergie Stadium in the German city of Cologne at 1845GMT. French referee Benoit Bastien will officiate the game. Turkey will use the friendly match to prepare for two co

PSG sign Brazilian midfielder Rafinha from Barcelona

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) have confirmed the signing of Rafinha from Barcelona until 2023. "Paris Saint-Germain is delighted to announce the arrival of Rafinha. The Brazilian midfielder, who joins from FC Barcelona, has signed a deal through to 30 June, 2023," the Ligue 1 side said on late Monday

Serie A: Chris Smalling moves to Roma on permanent deal

English defender Chris Smalling has completed his move to Roma from Premier League club Manchester United on a €15 million ($17 million) permanent deal. ''AS Roma are delighted to announce the return of Chris Smalling to the club,'' the Serie A team said on Monday. ''Nothing in life worth h

Djokovic in 11th French Open Quarterfinal in Row

Novak Djokovic reached the French Open quarterfinals for the 11th consecutive year, extending his own Open-era record at the tournament. The top-seeded Djokovic faced his toughest challenge yet this year at Roland Garros but still won rather easily against No. 15 seed Karen Khachanov 6-4, 6-3, 6-

Algeria Put 18-Match Unbeaten Record on the Line Against Nigeria

Algeria will defend an 18-match unbeaten run when the leading African national teams return to action this week after 10 months of inactivity due to the coronavirus pandemic. The reigning African champions face Nigeria in Austria on October 9 and Mexico in the Netherlands on October 13 ahead of t

Maradona Tests Negative for Coronavirus, Says his Lawyer

Former Argentine football player Diego Maradona tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday, allaying fears he had contacted the virus after hugging a colleague who was later found to have tested positive, his lawyer said on Monday. The man who led Argentina to the World Cup in 1986 took the test afte

Man United Signs Cavani, Arsenal Adds Partey on Deadline Day

Manchester United's search for a striker ended with the signing of veteran free agent striker Edinson Cavani, while Arsenal secured midfielder Thomas Partey from Atlético Madrid before the summer transfer window closed on Monday. The 33-year-old Cavani is prolific — scoring 200 goals

Lewandowski hits four as Bayern win seven-goal thriller

Robert Lewandowski netted four goals - including the decisive added-time penalty - as defending Bundesliga champions Bayern Munich survived a fight-back by Hertha Berlin to seal a nervy 4-3 win on Sunday.Lewandowki, voted European footballer of the year on Friday, scored twice to put Bayern 2-0 up

Teenage dreams for Sinner and Swiatek as Nadal eases into 14th Roland Garros quarter-final

 Teenagers Jannik Sinner and Iga Swiatek sent shockwaves through Roland Garros on Sunday, reaching their maiden Grand Slam quarter-finals, as 12-time champion Rafael Nadal breezed into the last eight for the 14th time.Italy’s Sinner, 19 and ranked 75, defeated sixth seed Alexander Zvere

Tottenham humiliate United 6-1 as Arsenal edge Blades

Jose Mourinho humiliated his former club Manchester United as Tottenham swept to a stunning 6-1 win at Old Trafford, while Arsenal moved into the Premier League’s top four with a 2-1 victory against Sheffield United on Sunday.Tottenham boss Mourinho was sacked by United in 2018 after a turbu

Vinicius and Benzema score as Real grab top spot with win over Levante

Real Madrid moved to the top of La Liga on Sunday as Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema both scored in a 2-0 win over Levante.Vinicius, who had proved decisive in Madrid’s win over Real Valladolid on Wednesday, looked set to see off Levante as well, before Benzema notched his first goal of th

Lance Armstrong Leads ‘Bike for Beirut’ Tour

Former American professional cyclist Lance Armstrong led a bike tour around Beirut on Sunday to raise awareness and funds for organizations helping residents affected by the massive Aug. 4 blast. Dozens of cyclists took part in the “Bike for Beirut" tour as Lebanon marked two months since t

Senegalese football star Mane contracts coronavirus

The Liverpool football team announced late Friday that Sadio Mane was infected with the novel coronavirus.  "Sadio Mane has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently self-isolating according to the necessary guidelines," Liverpool said on Twitter, before adding he "has displayed minor sy

Football: Manchester City spend half a billion euros for defense

English football powerhouse Manchester City have paid at least half a billion euros to reinforce its senior team's defense since 2016 during the era of Spanish manager Pep Guardiola. Owned by the City Football Group (CFG), Manchester City spent €509.1 million ($596.4 million) to sign 11 play

Basketball: Barcelona coaches contract coronavirus

The manager and assistant coach of Barcelona have tested positive for the novel coronavirus, the Spanish basketball club announced on Saturday. "FC Barcelona basketball head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and his assistant Darius Maskoliunas have both tested positive for COVID-19 in the latest PCR te

French Open: Tunisia's Ons Jabeur advances to 4th round

Tunisian tennis player Ons Jabeur charged into the French Open last 16 on Saturday. No. 30 seed Jabeur eliminated Belarusian eighth seed Aryna Sabalenka with the sets of 7-6(7), 2-6 and 6-3 in the women's singles. Following this victory, Jabeur became the first Arab woman to qualify for the four

Khabib rejects talk of retirement after UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov has never been shy about addressing his potential retirement, and a win over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254 would leave few options available to him in the lightweight division.The undefeated Russian has run roughshod over the competition at 155 pounds in the UFC, and he holds domin

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