Mason Mount brings Chelsea back on track

LONDON: Mason Mount put Chelsea back on track with the late winner that sealed a vital 1-0 victory at 10-man Fulham, while Leicester moved up to second in the Premier League thanks to a 2-0 win over Southampton. Chelsea boss Frank Lampard was under pressure after just one win and four defeats in their previous six matches that saw the Blues kick-off at Craven Cottage down in 10th. But Chelsea got the break they needed when Fulham defender Antonee Robinson was sent off just before half-time for a rash challenge…

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Man United face title test in Liverpool

LONDON: Manchester United’s bid to win the Premier League for the first time in eight years will face a major test when the leaders face champions Liverpool on Sunday. With points certain to be dropped by one of the title contenders at Anfield this weekend, third-placed Manchester City can climb back into the race. Slumping Chelsea has been forced to put their own title ambitions on hold after a woeful run that must be arrested soon to take the pressure off boss Frank Lampard. Manchester United head to Anfield knowing…

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Diego Maradona's death may trigger family inheritance battle

Angered over a dispute with his daughter Giannina last year, Diego Maradona threatened to donate all his wealth, including properties, luxury cars and sponsorship contracts, to charity. Diego Maradona’s tormented private life, with its tangled relationships and paternity suits, suggests distributing his inheritance will be a complex task for lawyers bracing for claims from a slew of children — those he recognized and those he didn’t. “There’s going to be a big fight. He didn’t leave a will,” according to a source close to the family who declined to be…

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Diego Maradona autopsy: No alcohol, narcotic drugs in body at time of death

Maradona died at the age of 60 on Nov 25 2020, two weeks after being released from a hospital in Buenos Aires following brain surgery. Leopoldo Luque, the doctor who performed the brain operation on Maradona last month, also claimed that the former Napoli and Barcelona star was a difficult patient and had kicked the doctor out of his house several times in the weeks before his death. Earlier this month, a preliminary autopsy determined that Maradona died in his sleep of acute pulmonary edema, a build-up of fluid in the lungs, because of congestive heart…

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Cristiano Ronaldo Wins Prestigious Golden Foot 2020 Award

Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious Golden Foot 2020 award on Sunday night in Monaco for his outstanding performance over the previous season. He netted the ball on 44 occasions in 44 games and helped Juventus top Group G in the ongoing UEFA Champions League. The Golden Foot award is an international football award, given to players who stand out for their athletic achievements and for their personality. The award is only given to active players of at least 28 years of age, and can only be won once. Ronaldo…

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The Best FIFA Men's Player 2020

Lewandowski beats Messi and Ronaldo to Fifa Best Player Award   Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski was named The Best Fifa Men’s Player 2020 yesterday, beating off competition from last year’s winner Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Lewandowski, who won the German league and cup double as well as the Champions League with Bayern, finished as top scorer in all three competitions and won the award for the first time. The 32-year-old also led Poland to Euro 2020 qualification and was named the 2019-20 UEFA Men’s Player of the Year…

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King At The Top: Malaysian Athlete Breaks World Record For Tower Running

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s a rare occasion to see or hear news of our local athletes competing or breaking world records in tournaments. But what seems impossible was eventually made possible – and one local athlete’s quest to be the best even ended on a sweet note. According to Bernama, tower running athlete Soh Wai Ching broke the Guinness World Record for the greatest vertical height stair climbing in one hour. It’s safe to say he’s emerged on top to claim his crown after completing his run at the Four Seasons…

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Former Liverpool manager Gerard Houllier dies at 73

PARIS, Dec 14 — Former France manager Gerard Houllier, who rebuilt Liverpool from Premier League underachievers into a cup treble winning side in 2001, has died aged 73, his former club said today. Houllier, who also coached Paris St Germain, Olympique Lyonnais and Aston Villa, died after having a heart operation in Paris. “We are mourning the passing of our treble-winning manager, Gerard Houllier,” Liverpool said on Twitter. “The thoughts of everyone at Liverpool Football Club are with Gerard’s family and many friends. Rest in peace, Gerard Houllier 1947-2020.”

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Paolo Rossi: 1982 World Cup hero Italy dies of 'incurable disease' at age 64

Rossi became a household name after scoring six goals in the 1982 World Cup and leading Azzurri to third place. Italian footballer Paolo Rossi has died at the age of 64, his family said. Rossi became a household name after scoring six goals at the 1982 World Cup in Spain – leading the Azzurri to third place. He is the top scorer of the tournament and also won the award for best player. Image:Rossi helped Italy win 3-1 in the 1982 World Cup final Pic: Tony Duffy/ALLSPORT A At club…

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The only one person in Asian history: Son Heungmin has been shortlisted for the 2020 FIFA FIFPRO Men's World XI

The 55 most voted players for the 2020 FIFA FIFPRO Men’s World XI were announced yesterday.   FIFA and FIFPRO will announce the World 11 of the 2019/2020 season on Thursday, 17 December. FIFPRO and FIFA invited all professional footballers worldwide to vote for the World 11. We asked them to pick the most outstanding players in the following lines: goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders and forwards. The goalkeeper, as well as the three defenders, three midfielders and three forwards who received the most votes will be selected for the World 11.…

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