Category: International Sports

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Robin Van Persie’s magnificent career comes to an end

The 35-year-old, who made his debut for the Rotterdam club as a 17-year-old, scored 50 goals in 102 appearances for the Netherlands. In England, van Persie won an FA Cup with Arsenal and a Premier League title at Manchester United. His 144 Premier League goals make him the highest-scoring Dutchman in the competition. Erik Falkenburg […]

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UEFA Nations League: 16 players from Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal and Chelsea set for short turnaround

England’s bid for a first trophy since 1966 is set to be affected by the incredible form of Premier League teams in Europe. The Three Lions will compete in the UEFA Nations League finals this summer in Portugal after topping their group with Croatia and Spain. Gareth Southgate’s side will face the Netherlands in their […]

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Man City legend Yaya Toure announces retirement from football and eyes coaching career in Russia

YAYA TOURE has announced his retirement from football and now has his heart set on going into coaching. The former Barcelona and Manchester City legend, 35, will hang up his boots after a stellar career spanning 17 years which saw him win two La Ligas, three Premier Leagues, the Champions League, the Club World Cup […]

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Tiger Woods awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom

Controversial golfing figure Tiger Woods has been awarded the US’ highest civilian honour – the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Donald Trump, a keen golfer and owner of several courses, presented the medal on Monday evening in the White House’s Rose Garden. The Medal of Freedom is awarded to those who have made a significant contribution […]

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Franck Ribery will leave Bayern Munich in summer with ‘no plan yet for next season’

The 36-year-old Frenchman joined Bayern for £17m from Marseille in June 2007 and will leave, along with Dutch winger Arjen Robben, at the end of the season. “Bayern owes a lot to both of them and we will give them a wonderful and emotional farewell,” said Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. “They’ve helped shape Bayern’s most successful decade.” […]

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Donald Trump to present Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

The 43-year-old, who won the Masters at Augusta in April, will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a White House ceremony on Monday, 6 May. American Woods overcame persistent injury problems – including four back operations culminating in fusion surgery in April 2017 – to win his first major title for 11 years with a one-shot […]

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Women’s World Cup: Ada Hegerberg not in Norway squad for France 2019

The 23-year-old striker’s absence for the tournament in France this summer was expected because she has refused to play for the national side since 2017. Hegerberg has taken a stand against what she describes as a lack of respect for female players in Norway. The Lyon player’s sister, Paris St-Germain midfielder Andrine, is also absent […]

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League One promotion: Luton Town and Barnsley return to Championship for 2019-20

Pompey lost 3-2 at home to Peterborough, while the Black Cats were beaten 2-1 at Fleetwood Town. Luton will be back in the second tier following a 12-year absence, while Barnsley have secured an immediate return after relegation last season. The Hatters are now favourites to seal the League One title on Saturday. Barnsley, level […]

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Emiliano Sala’s father Horacio has died of a heart attach three months after his son’s tragic death

Reports in Argentina claim the would-be Cardiff star’s father has passed away in another shocking twist of fate for the family. Emiliano died in a plane crash aged 28 in January this year when his light aircraft crashed en route from Nantes to Cardiff. Sala was confirmed dead after the Cardiff striker’s body was pulled […]

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Tiger Woods made our golf model look silly. Have we learned a lesson?

FOR EVERY single week between August 2013 and September 2018, betting on Tiger Woods was a losing proposition. Owing to a series of injuries and over-use of pain-killing prescription drugs, golf’s biggest star went five years without winning a single tournament. So in hindsight, it looks like remarkably poor timing that the The Economist ran an article […]

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