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Welsh Hollywood? Bale decides to try his luck in Los Angeles

MADRID/LOS ANGELES: Wales forward Gareth Bale has agreed to join Major League Soccer side Los Angeles FC on an initial one-year deal when his contract with Real Madrid expires. The five-time Champions League winner is soon to be a free agent and is looking for […]


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Manchester City in new swoop for England midfielder Phillips

LONDON: Manchester City have agreed a potential £45million deal with Leeds to sign England midfielder Kalvin Phillips. The Premier League champions have had a bid of £42m, with a possible extra £3m in add-ons, accepted by the Elland Road outfit. A separate agreement has also […]


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FIFA bosses permit World Cup squad expansion of up to 26 players

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Team managers at the World Cup finals in November and December can take an increased squad of up to 26 players to Qatar. The decision had been expected after the lawmaking International Board expanded substitution regulations earlier this month and because the […]


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Newcastle kick off summer spending spree by landing Pope

LONDON: Newcastle have signed goalkeeper Nick Pope from Burnley on a four-year deal. The 30-year-old England goalkeeper was on Tyneside on Thursday to undergo a medical and formally seal his switch, which is understood to have cost his new employers in the region of £10million. […]


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Eight medical staff to go on trial over the death of Diego Maradona

BUENOS AIRES: Eight people are to stand trial in Buenos Aires over alleged failures in the care of Diego Maradona. Medical staff are to be tried for “simple homicide with probable intention” in relation to the death of the Argentinian football legend in November 2020. […]


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Lukaku off back to Inter as new Chelsea owners start clearing the deck

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: Chelsea’s new owners have moved quickly to impose their command at Stamford Bridge both on and off the pitch. Centre-forward Romelu Lukaku is on the way out and so are key executives Bruce Buck and Marina Granovskaia. Todd Boehly, who has taken […]


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End of an Anfield era as Mane wraps up £35m Bayern transfer

FRANKFURT: Sadio Mane has completed his £35.1m move from Liverpool to Bayern Munich. The 30-year-old has agreed a three-year contract with the German club and is a likely replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who is being strongly linked with a move to Barcelona after publicly expressing […]


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Ryan Giggs resigns to clear the World Cup pathway for Page

CARDIFF: Ryan Giggs has resigned as Wales manager after being on leave since November 2020. He faces a domestic violence trial in Manchester on August 8. The 48-year-old former Manchester United player is accused of controlling and coercive behaviour against his former girlfriend Kate Greville […]


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Third time lucky as Saudi Arabia win Asian under-23 crown

TASHKENT: Saudi Arabia were crowned the AFC U23 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2022 champions after beating Uzbekistan 2-0 in the final. The young Green Falcons turned on the power in the second half with Ahmed Alghamdi and Firas Albrikan finding the back of the net as […]


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World Cup bidding threat looms to Europe’s South America strategy

KEIR RADNEDGE REPORTS: The European and South American confederations have continued to cosy up but this strategy of mutual friendship may soon hit a roadblock when FIFA opens up for bids to host the 2030 World Cup finals. Earlier this month the champions of Europe […]


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