Legendary boxer Jake LaMotta dies

Jake LaMotta

Former world middleweight champion boxer Jake LaMotta has died due to complications from pneumonia, aged 95. Real name Giacobbe LaMotta, the American’s death was announced by a relatives on social media, with his eldest daughter Christi LaMotta paying tribute on Facebook. Her post, accompanied with a picture of him and the world middleweight championship, read: “Jake LaMotta July 10, 1922 ...

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Patience will pay off, Mourinho tells midfield duo

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Michael Carrick and Ander Herrera have hardly featured in Manchester United’s early Premier League campaign but manager Jose Mourinho has assured the duo they are vital to his plans. Club captain Carrick is yet to get a game this term while United’s player of the year last season Herrera has made just one league start in five games. Mourinho has ...

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City, United seize title spotlight

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A year later than expected, Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho and Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola appear set for a season-long fight for the Premier League title. Having overseen successful close-season spending sprees after lacklustre first seasons in charge at Old Trafford and Eastlands, Mourinho and Guardiola have put United and City in pole position among the early pace-setters. After ...

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Zidane confirms Real contract renewal

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said on Tuesday that he has renewed his contract with the Spanish champions, although the deal has not yet been announced officially. Madrid have renewed various players’ contracts in recent weeks and the Frenchman told a news conference that he too has extended his deal, which was set to expire at the end of this ...

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Sundowns fly off to Morocco


African champions Mamelodi Sundowns have headed off to Morocco early for the return leg of their quarterfinal tie against Wydad Casablanca on Saturday. Sundowns take a precarious 1-0 lead to the match and have been granted a postponement of their schedule Absa Premiership match away at Ajax Cape Town on Tuesday in order to be able to travel early. Sundowns ...

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‘Everton good enough to turn things around’


Everton showed plenty of signs they were improving despite the heavy defeat to Manchester United and the side have the character to turn things around, midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson has said. Sunday’s 4-0 loss to United was Everton’s third league defeat on the trot with the 3-0 humbling at the hands of Italy’s Atalanta in the Europa League last week adding ...

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‘United will miss Pogba’

during the UEFA Europa League Final between Ajax and Manchester United at Friends Arena on May 24, 2017 in Stockholm, Sweden.

Manchester United may struggle to maintain their explosive start to the Premier League season if injured midfielder Paul Pogba is out for long, the club’s playmaker Henrikh Mkhitaryan has said. Pogba hurt his hamstring during United’s Champions League win over Basle last week and will undergo further scans to determine his recovery period. The France international, who captained United against ...

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Rooney banned from driving

Everton striker Wayne Rooney arrives at Stockport Magistrates' Court

Former England captain Wayne Rooney was Monday banned from driving for two years and ordered to perform 100 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty to drink driving. The Everton forward was stopped by police when driving a woman’s black Volkswagen Beetle at 2:00 am (0100 GMT) on September 1, while his pregnant wife and their three sons were on ...

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United thrash Everton with late goals

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Romelu Lukaku showed little room for sentiment on Sunday scoring one and creating another as Manchester United ran out ultimately comfortable 4-0 winners over his former club Everton to ruin Wayne Rooney’s Old Trafford return. Right-back Antonio Valencia gave United an early lead with a spectacular half-volley before late goals from midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan – set up by Lukaku just ...

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Wenger hails gritty Arsenal

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Arsene Wenger claimed Arsenal’s battling 0-0 draw at Chelsea proved his players have the courage and commitment required to match the champions. Wenger’s side had endured a miserable run at Stamford Bridge in recent years, but they finally emerged unscathed from west London thanks to an unusually feisty display. In the past, Arsenal have been bullied into submission by Chelsea, ...

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