Lionel Messi brings up his 700th goal
FC Barcelona legend Lionel Messi scored the 700th goal of his career with a Panenka penalty in Barcelona's La Liga draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. The Spanish giants' all-time top scorer hit the landmark goal for club and country by gently chipping the ball into the net as Jan Oblak dived the wrong way. Barca remain second, one point behind Real Madrid, who have a game in hand
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Barcelona prepared to sack Quique Setien as manager
FC Barcelona planning to sack manager Quique Setien unless results drastically improve and they win the Liga title or Champions League this season, Goal has learned. The veteran coach, who only took the Camp Nou job in January as a replacement for Ernesto Valverde, has lost the confidence of the Barca dressing room, while the club's board are also unhappy with recent performances.
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NBA record holder Vince Carter retires at age 43
Vince Carter made his retirement official on Thursday, announcing on his podcast that his 22-year NBA career, the longest in league history, has come to an end. He played college basketball for three years at North Carolina, starting his career there under Dean Smith, and Carter’s retirement means there are no more Smith-coached players left in the NBA.
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Liverpool crowned Champions after Manchester City’s loss
Liverpool clinched their first title in the premier league since 1989-90 season. Liverpool's 30-year wait for a top-flight title is over after Manchester City lost 2-1 at Chelsea to confirm the Reds as Premier League champions. Jurgen Klopp's side needed one victory to seal the league but City's failure to win means they cannot be caught. It is Liverpool's 19th top-flight title and their first since 1989-90
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NFL pledges $250 million to help fight racism in the US
The National Football League has pledged $250m over 10 years to help combat systemic racism in the United States. The fund will "support the battle against the ongoing and historic injustices faced by African Americans". Last week, the NFL said players should be allowed to protest during the national anthem. Earlier, NFL players called on the league to "condemn racism and the systemic oppression of black people"
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NFL considering big change to widely loathed preseason
Changes would allow NFL teams to take a more measured approach to training camp, with the first preseason games pushed back a few weeks. Teams can report to camp 47 days before their first regular season game, meaning most teams will be able to open camp July 28.
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Roger Federer to miss 2020 after knee Surgery
On Wednesday, Federer announced that he recently had a second operation on his right knee and that he would not play again this year. Federer, 38, first had surgery on the knee in February, shortly after reaching the semifinals of the Australian Open and playing an exhibition match with Rafael Nadal in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Raheem Sterling backs George Floyd protests
England and Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has backed protests taking place across the UK, saying "the only disease right now is the racism that we are fighting". Thousands of people have taken part in Black Lives Matter marches in the UK, despite the coronavirus threat. "This is the most important thing at this moment in time because this is something that is happening for years and years," Sterling
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Pakistan reports deadliest coronavirus day so far
Pakistan recorded 105 coronavirus deaths in the last 24 hours as the country had the deadliest day since the virus outbreak. The South Asian country also reported 4,646 new COVID-19 cases in a single day. Pakistan working on the expansion of its testing capacity, the country conducted 24,620 tests yesterday, its highest so far. Punjab is the worst affected province with 40,819 cases
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Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas dies
As reported by Variety, Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas, the first American man to ever win a gold medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships—though possibly better known to pop culture as the star of cult classic Gymkata—has died.
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Floyd Mayweather Offers To Pay For George Floyd's Funerals
Floyd Mayweather has offered to pay for George Floyd's funeral services. Mayweather is offering to finance all 4 services for Floyd in Houston, Minnesota, Charlotte and another location to be named at a later date. Floyd is just doing what he feels is right in his heart. It's unclear if George Floyd's family has accepted Mayweather's offer.
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Lionel Messi won’t leave Barcelona for at least one more season
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi will not leave the club this summer, he opted not to activate a clause in his contract that would allow him to leave before his deal expires at the end of June next year. As part of the four-year extension signed in 2017, Messi included stipulations that he could leave the club for free at the end of any given season
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Mane and Salah will leave Liverpool for the right price, says Barnes
Former English Football player and manager John Barnes said that Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane could be lured away from Liverpool by big-money offers from afar with the Reds warned that “every club is a selling club in modern football”. Barnes said that no club able to guarantee that prized assets will be retained for a prolonged period of time
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NBA season to return by July 31
Good news for all Basketball fans, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and the league office informed the Board of Governors during Friday’s call that July 31 is the target date for the return of 2019-20 season.There’s only one scenario that involves all 30 teams going to a single site -- Disney World in Orlando -- for an undetermined number of regular-season games before starting the playoffs.
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NASCAR plans to release the full updated schedule soon
NASCAR will soon announce it’s updated schedule next week. It will include a doubleheader at Pocono, a midweek All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, and a Thursday night Cup race at Kansas Speedway. Marcus Smith, President of Speedway Motorsports Inc. said in a media appearance that it is almost confirmed that the All-Star Race would take place at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Roger Federer tops the 2020 list of highest-paid athletes
Tennis star Roger Federer has been ranked the highest-paid athlete in the world as the swiss legend earned $106.3 million in pre-tax earnings over the last 12 months, according to Forbes business magazine. Football stars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi follow the 38-year-old tennis player with $105 million and $104 million earnings, respectively. Neymar came at the fourth spot while Lebron James grabbed the fifth position.
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FIFA says the football environment will be different until coronavirus vaccine
Fifa told its member federations that coronavirus has changed everything in football and the overall environment of the game will be quite different until a vaccine for coronavirus is developed. "Football governing bodies must come together to cautiously and methodically prepare for a post-pandemic return to footballing activities." Fifa's message comes as the Premier League prepares to resume on 17 June
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Protests erupt across different US cities
George Floyd’s death sparked anger in the African American society across different US cities. Protesters smashed windows at CNN headquarters in Atlanta, torched a police car and struck officers with bottles. Large demonstrations in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and other cities ranged from people peacefully blocking roads to clashing with police. Authorities imposed overnight curfews to try to stem violent protests
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"I'm the second greatest MMA fighter of all time," says Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor has declared himself as the second greatest MMA fighter of all-time behind Anderson Silva. The 31-year-old fighter took to Twitter on Saturday to anoint Silva but said he will "easily" surpass the Brazilian before retiring. McGregor last fought in January, defeating Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. McGregor has a 22-4 record in the UFC
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Most expensive US sports franchises
US Sports franchises have gained significant value in the last few years. NFL franchises are considered the most valuable sports teams. They have an average valuation of $2.86 billion, according to Forbes. NBA teams rank second with an average valuation of $2.12 billion, followed by MLB teams at $1.78 billion and NHL teams at $667 million. Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai paid $2.35 billion for basketball team Brooklyn Nets
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Florida's plan to return athletes to campus
Gators athletes will have rigorous safety guidelines in place for student-athletes returning to campus, including routine sanitization of the weight room following each lifting session and again at the end of each day. The Florida football team was dispersed beginning on March 12, when the campus was shut down to in-person classes and student-athletes were urged to return home if possible.
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Lebron James, NBA GOAT
Lebron James, NBA GOAT
The NBA’s last decade featured perhaps the greatest collection of talent in league history, with plenty of Hall-of-Famers battling LeBron James for the title of Best Player Alive. Kawhi Leonard and Giannis Antetokounmpo closed the decade as the top players alongside King James. James is the ultimate master of the chess board. He manipulates defenses and controls every possession, that made him one of the best players
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Mo Salah picks the toughest game of his career
Egyptian Liverpool star Mohamed Salah said that the World Cup qualifier against Congo in 2017 was the toughest game in his career. Egypt needed to win over Congo at home to secure a direct ticket to the World Cup for the first time in 28 years. "The game against Congo was the toughest game I ever played in my career," Salah said. He scored two goals in the 2-1 win
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Messi is greatest sportsman ever, says Robert Prosinecki
Croatian Football Manager Robert Prosinecki said that Lionel Messi plays "different football to the others" and outranks Diego Maradona, Brazilian great Ronaldo, and even US basketball superstar Michael Jordan in the sporting pantheon. According to Prosinecki's verdict, Messi and Brazilian Ronaldo are players that have shown themselves capable and willing to take on teams single-handedly
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Players may reject a return to premier league training
Former English Football player Gary Neville believes that more players may reject a return to the much-awaited English Premier League due to coronavirus fears. "I know there are Premier League clubs with five or six players who don't want to return or are uncomfortable with certain things around stage two or three," Neville added. English Premier League is still looking for a June return and July finish
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