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Four reasons why Wayne Rooney's shock England retirement makes no sense

Four reasons why Wayne Rooney's shock England retirement makes no sense The 31-year-old has scored in both his league appearances for Everton - including Monday's against Manchester City when he joined Alan Shearer as the only players to score 200 Premier League goals - and has garnered support for a recall to the England squad which will be named on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Wayne Rooney Becomes Second Player to Score 200 English Premier League Goals

Wayne Rooney Becomes Second Player to Score 200 English Premier League Goals As many had thought, the Premier League game between Manchester City and Everton was a tough one with lots of action and drama. Another iconic former striker, Gary Lineker , who scored 30 league goals during his one-year stay with Everton in 1985-86, was also quick to laud Rooney , and equally fulsome in his praise for another Blues' attacker. [Full Article...]

Gareth Southgate likely to omit ex-captain Wayne Rooney

Gareth Southgate likely to omit ex-captain Wayne Rooney The England global becomes only the second player to achieve the feat in the history of the league, after Newcastle United icon Alan Shearer who netted 260 goals . Everton manager Ronald Koeman also had reason to rue one of the referee's decisions after he, too, lost a player to a harsh second booking, with Morgan Schneiderlin sent off late on after sliding in to tackle Aguero. [Full Article...]

Chelsea respond to claims that Tuchel will succeed Conte

Chelsea respond to claims that Tuchel will succeed Conte It has been claimed Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich's close confidant and powerful Chelsea official Marian Granovskaia has been leading the battle for Conte's exit this summer. Things took a turn for the worse after the nightmare season opener (a 3-2 loss to Burnley at Stamford Bridge) but this was followed up with an impressive 2-1 victory over Tottenham . [Full Article...]

Versatile Man Utd Star Ashley Young Delighted to Be Returning From Injury

Versatile Man Utd Star Ashley Young Delighted to Be Returning From Injury I could've played longer, but I was brought off. Mourinho wasn't in attendance to see his players' return opting to instead watch Man City take on Everton at the Etihad, but is sure to be pleased that both managed 58 minutes after an aim of playing 45-60. [Full Article...]

Afridi hits maiden T20 century

Afridi hits maiden T20 century Afridi hit seven sixes and 10 fours to power Hampshire to 8-249, their highest T20 score and the equal-eighth highest of all time. The captain James Vince crossed the half century with 56 runs from 36 balls . "Batsmen like me, who play aggressively, have to utilise those first six overs", he said. Afridi's previous high score in the competition this season was just 18. [Full Article...]

Sevilla, Napoli qualify for Champions League

Sevilla, Napoli qualify for Champions League The governing body's coefficient rankings system is based on results over five seasons in both the Champions League and Europa League. Napoli secured a second leg 2 - 0 win over French side Nice to progress 4 - 0 on aggregate while Olympiacos progressed 3 - 1 on aggregate after securing a 1 - 0 second leg win at Rijeka. [Full Article...]

Thirty million South Africans living in poverty

Thirty million South Africans living in poverty The above number is still lower than the 16.7 million reported in 2009. "Female-headed households remain significantly poorer than male-headed households", Stats SA tweeted, suggesting that the incidence of poverty for female-headed households was up to 27% higher than male-headed households. [Full Article...]

Frampton splits with his mentor McGuigan

Frampton splits with his mentor McGuigan In the aftermath of that narrow points defeat he vowed to bounce back against a marquee opponent and, after Santa Cruz reneged on travelling to Belfast for a third fight, Frampton fans crossed their fingers for a "Battle of Britain" showdown against Lee Selby at Windsor Park. [Full Article...]

Arsenal contract rebel 'unlikely' to sign new contract amid Chelsea & Liverpool interest

Arsenal contract rebel 'unlikely' to sign new contract amid Chelsea & Liverpool interest Oxlade-Chamberlain, who can play on either flank as a wing-back in Arsenal 3-4-2-1 formation, has long expressed a desire to be used as a central-midfielder. Antonio Conte will likely be looking to sign him in order to provide competition for Victor Moses. The England worldwide has entered the final year of his contract - much like a number of Arsenal teammates, including Alexis Sanchez and Me... [Full Article...]

England Women to play New Zealand in World Cup final

England Women to play New Zealand in World Cup final Simon Middleton's side produced a superb display at the Kingspan Stadium to see off the battling French, who saw off host nation Ireland in their last game. The Black Ferns awaited the victor of the second semifinal between defending champion England and France. Four-time champions the Black Ferns were far too good for the United States of America, running out 45-12 victors in the first semi-fin... [Full Article...]

Barcelona Twitter account hacked as club 'announce' signing of Angel Di Maria

Barcelona Twitter account hacked as club 'announce' signing of Angel Di Maria Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) from Neymar for breach of contract, the club said on Tuesday following his world record 222-million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain. Barcelona have since regained control of the account and acknowledge the breach. The main account, however, wasn't spared from the hack. The latest embarassment comes just this afternoon as Barca's s... [Full Article...]

Kristen Stewart, Tiger Woods And More Get Lawyers After Nude Photo Hack

The photos were taken several years ago while Vonn , 32, and Woods were dating. Despite their separation in 2015, Woods and Vonn's private photos were intact and are now in the hands of the hacker. A video, purportedly also of Vonn in a bath, has also been leaked on the site, although the woman's face is glimpsed for only a moment. Kristen Stewart , Lindsey Vonn , Katharine McPhee... [Full Article...]

Floyd Mayweather calls out 'heavy' Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather calls out 'heavy' Conor McGregor Along with eating fast food on the regular, Mayweather has also been spending nearly every night at his strip club during the week before the fight. McGregor claimed he would knock out Mayweather in the very first round of their fight on Saturday to large cheers from the crowd, before he was then confronted by his former sparring partner Malignaggi upon leaving the stage. [Full Article...]

ESPN Drops Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee From UVa. Game

ESPN Drops Asian Announcer Named Robert Lee From UVa. Game The story was broken by Outkick the Coverage writer and reporter Clay Travis on Tuesday. "In that moment it felt right to all parties", ESPN said in a statement. The decision at first didn't seem to be a big story given the low profile nature of Lee within ESPN's talent ranks and the low interest in the game which would air regionally and involved a sub bowl division team. [Full Article...]

Pittsburgh Steelers: Le'Veon Bell tweets date for return

Pittsburgh Steelers: Le'Veon Bell tweets date for return Bell (groin) indicated on his Twitter account that he is planning to report to training camp September 1. Now he will come back to Pittsburgh with no real football for almost eight months and try and get himself into game shape so that he can be productive for this team. [Full Article...]

Benitez dismisses claims he's fault for Newcastle negativity

Benitez dismisses claims he's fault for Newcastle negativity Benitez was hoping for considerable backing from owner Mike Ashley, but he has not only missed out on targets, but has also been forced to bring in players such as Javier Manquillo and Joselu, who have flattered to deceive in the Premier League with former clubs. [Full Article...]

Real Madrid star,Cristiano Ronaldo calls five-game ban 'incomprehensible'

Real Madrid star,Cristiano Ronaldo calls five-game ban 'incomprehensible' And as always I will come back stronger. Ronaldo was suspended after pushing referee Ricardo De Burgos Bengoetxea after being shown a second yellow card late in the first leg of the Spanish Super Cup. "It seems to me exaggerated and ridiculous, this is called persecution! ". Ronaldo has already served two games of his ban - last week's second leg, which Real won 2-0, and Sunday's 3-0 La Liga ... [Full Article...]

Indians place Andrew Miller, Danny Salazar on 10-day DL

Indians place Andrew Miller, Danny Salazar on 10-day DL Catching the Astros would be ideal, but the Red Sox' main course is to keep a healthy distance between themselves and the Indians. Mitch Moreland is 5-for-11 with three homers against Carrasco, including a three-run shot on August 1. "We got timely hits", Guyer said. Carrasco comes off of a 9-3 win at the Minnesota Twins with a run given up on five hits over five frames. On the trip, Bruce hit.375... [Full Article...]

ARU threatened with bankruptcy over Force axing

ARU threatened with bankruptcy over Force axing Mr McGowan also admitted the State Government was facing an uphill battle in any legal case it brought against the ARU because the previous governments had failed to secure guarantees the Force would remain in Super Rugby . RugbyWA, backers of the Force , argued the ARU had no right to axe the Perth-based club under the terms of the alignment deal that was struck past year. [Full Article...]


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