Sunderland Sack Djilobodji

Sunderland have terminated Papy Djilobodji’s contract after the League One Club said the Senegal centre-half waited until this month before reporting back for “pre-season” training and then failed a fitness test. By sacking the 29-year-old former Chelsea defender, who cost £8m two years ago, Sunderland will be unable to recoup a transfer fee but Stewart Donald, the chairman, has said he is taking legal advice about the possibility of the club potentially suing Djilobodji and Didier Ndong on the alleged grounds of “deliberately devaluing themselves”. It is understood the decision…

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McManaman: Mourinho-style management still effective in modern gam

The former Liverpool midfielder believes that the tough approach by old-school managers should not be seen as bullying in the modern game Liverpool legend Steve McManaman believes modern day footballers need to learn how to accept criticism and suggested a disciplined brand of man management like that used by Jose Mourinho should not be condemned as bullying. Manchester United boss Mourinho has come under fire for publicly criticising his players during his reign at Old Trafford, with his no-nonsense treatment of Luke Shaw, Anthony Martial and Paul Pogba coming in for scrutiny. However,…

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Hazard Joins Elite League As Chelsea Top EPL In Week 5

The Belgian was at his awesome best during a Premier League clash with Cardiff and now sits inside the top 10 of all-time goalscorers for the Blues Eden Hazard’s hat-trick for Chelsea against Cardiff has seen him join an exclusive club alongside Blues legends Frank Lampard, Didier Drogba and Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink. The Belgian was at his awesome best during a Premier League clash with Cardiff on Saturday. Maurizio Sarri’s side fell behind in their latest outing at Stamford Bridge, but hit back in some style and Hazard led that…

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Marcelo sentenced to four month imprisonment with €750,000 fine over tax fraud

Real Madrid defender, Marcelo is the latest player to be charged with using offshore accounts to shelter income from image rights, according to the report. The 30-year-old has accepted a four-month suspended prison sentence and a €750,000 fine as part of a deal to settle a Spanish tax fraud case, according to publication El Mundo. The 30-year-old will not spend time in prison, however, with Spanish law stating that a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation. The Brazilian becomes the latest figure…

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Anthony Joshua’s £200k custom-built Land Rover stolen

Anthony Joshua’s custom-built Land Rover has been reportedly stolen. The personalised luxury motor – embossed with AJ’s signature – was stolen just days before his world title fight against Alexander Povetkin. Joshua is set to defend his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight crowns against the Russian challenger, 39, at Wembley next Saturday. AJ was training at the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield, South Yorks., when it was nabbed from a relative’s home in London on Thursday. Joshua parked the black motor – complete with a drawer for his…

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Tottenham goalkeeper arrested for drunk driving

Hugo Lloris, Tottenham goalkeeper has been charged with drunk driving after failing a breathalyser test at 2.30am in central London. The World Cup-winning captain was held in jail for seven hours in the early hours of Friday morning after a night of celebration with fellow France team-mates Olivier Giroud and Laurent Koscielny. The 31-year-old father of two was taken to Charing Cross police station where he was put in a cell after fingerprints and a DNA swab were taken. Lloris and his French team-mates had enjoyed an evening of celebration…

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Japan send basketball players home for spending night with women

Four players have been sent home by Japan from their Asian Games basketball team, for spending the night with women in a Jakarta hotel. The head of the delegation Yasuhiro Yamashita, said on Monday. The players left the athletes’ village, following their game against Qatar on Thursday to eat at a restaurant where they met a Japanese-speaking local. They were then told about a bar where they could meet women, Yamashita told a news conference. The quartet, who were wearing their team uniforms, spent a couple of hours at the…

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Turkish club sells 18 players to buy 10 goats

Gulspor, a Turkish football club have  sold 18 youth players and bought 10 goats in a bid to earn ‘extra money from milk sales’ which will be used to serve the club’s priority needs. The team’s president Kenan Buyuklebleb said  the step to buy goats was dictated by a  lack of available finance as there is no essential governmental or sponsorship investment for Turkish youth teams performing in lower leagues.  “We must have a constant income,” Buyuklebleb told CNN Turkey. “Funds are overloaded because there is no government or corporate…

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Moses Retires From International Football

The winger has confirmed his intention to step down from the Super Eagles after earning his first cap in 2012 Chelsea winger Victor Moses has announced his international retirement from Nigeria. The 27-year-old steps down after playing all three matches for Nigeria at World Cup 2018 in Russia, with the Super Eagles eliminated in the group stage. Moses ends his international career with 37 caps and 12 goals. He played in two World Cups, and also helped the Super Eagles lift the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations. The Chelsea man…

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Atletico Blow Away Real to Seal Super Cup

Saul Niguez scored a sensational volley to help earn Atletico Madrid a 4-2 UEFA Super Cup triumph in extra time against city rivals Real Madrid. Diego Costa’s wonderful goal after 49 seconds, the fastest in Super Cup history, got Atletico off to a flyer in Tallinn on Wednesday. But Karim Benzema headed in Gareth Bale’s brilliant cross and Sergio Ramos converted a penalty awarded for a Juanfran handball to turn the tie around for Julen Lopetegui in his first game in charge of Madrid. Despite Diego Simeone serving a touchline…

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