Juventus Have Offered Cristiano Ronaldo To Barcelona And He Could Play With Lionel Messi

Cristiano Ronaldo could be snapped up for a bargain fee of £54m this summer as Juventus are prepared to build for a future without the Portugal captain. The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar has been in superb form ever since he left Real Madrid in a stunning £99.2m deal in 2018. But Ronaldo’s future in Turin has been in doubt after Juventus crashed out of the Champions League round-of-16 stage earlier this month. According to reports in Italy, Juventus no longer see the ex-Madrid and Manchester United star as ‘non-transferable.’ TuttoMercatoWeb reports that new…

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Griezmann stars against Villarreal as Barca keep title hopes alive

Antoine Griezmann answered his critics in style on Sunday by scoring with a sensational chip as Barcelona thrashed Villarreal 4-1 to keep their faint La Liga title hopes alive. After the humiliation of being brought on in the 90th minute against his former club Atletico Madrid, Griezmann was back in the starting line-up at La Ceramica and repaid the faith with a stunning goal, teed up by Lionel Messi. “It was the kind of goal only great players can score,” said Barcelona coach Quique Setien. “He played a spectacular match.”…

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Messi scores 700th goal

Lionel Messi scored his 700th career goal but Barcelona suffered another blow to their La Liga title hopes after a 2-2 draw with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday. Messi chipped in a penalty to reach another astonishing milestone at Camp Nou but twice Atletico hit back with spot-kicks of their own, Saul Niguez converting both after Barca took an early lead through Diego Costa’s own goal. The result gives Real Madrid the chance to move four points clear at the top of the table if they can overcome Getafe at home…

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Former national gymnast Dr Farrah-Hani now an Associate Professor

Former national rhythmic gymnast Dr Farrah-Hani Imran (pic) is the first national athlete to receive the surgical Professor Madya (Associate Professor) title from a public institution. The 43-year-old was recognised last Friday (May 22) by Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) after weeks of intense interviews with the university board. Dr Farrah was the first Malaysian gymnast to compete at the 1993 World Championships in Alicante, Spain and is currently a senior lecturer at UKM and also the Head of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burns Unit and Wound Care Team. Dr Farrah-Hani…

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Olimpik Tokyo: Chong Wei Ingin Tuntut Ilmu Dari Norza

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Lee Chong Wei mahu menuntut ilmu daripada Datuk Seri Mohamad Norza Zakaria bagi mempersiapkan dirinya sebagai ketua kontinjen Malaysia ke Sukan Olimpik Tokyo. Bekas jaguh badminton negara itu, berkata banyak yang boleh dipelajarinya daripada Norza berdasarkan pengalaman beliau sebagai Presiden Majlis Olimpik Malaysia (MOM) dan Persatuan Badminton Malaysia (BAM) selain pernah menjadi ketua kontinjen negara ke Sukan SEA 2015 di Singapura. “Saya akui memang saya tiada pengalaman sebagai ketua kontinjen. Dulu saya atlet sepenuh masa tetapi selepas setahun bersara dilantik sebagai ketua kontinjen ke Olimpik. “Sudah pasti…

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No more working from car’s boot for Sabah Hockey Association

FROM a home office and files kept in a car boot for years, Sabah Hockey Association (SHA) now have their own place to meet and plan bigger things for their players. They started “dreaming bigger” after their youth teams returned with medals from the 2018 Malaysia Games. The boys’ team won the gold for the first time after beating Pahang while the girls’ team took silver after finishing second to Selangor in the final. Sabah-born Shello Silverius even captained the national junior team at last year’s Sultan of Johor Cup.…

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Different strokes for Kisona and Pei Jing

FOR some shuttlers, the dream is still on. For others, it’s only the beginning. Hence, S. Kisona and Lai Pei Jing have got very different views on the current situation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Pei Jing, a seasoned campaigner, believes there is still a glimmer of hope for her and mixed doubles partner, Tan Kian Meng, as far as the Olympics are concerned. At the other end, youngster S. Kisona is ready for a whole new start. Kian Meng-Pei Jing were almost ready to throw in the towel but…

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Safiq and Co agree to pay cuts

MELAKA captain Safiq Rahim has claimed that he and his teammates have agreed to take salary cuts despite not being paid for the last two months. Safiq, who was the captain of Malaysia’s 2010 AFF Cup winning team, said this after a meeting with the Melaka United Soccer Association (Musa) yesterday. “However, we have only agreed to accept pay cuts from this month. “The agreement does not cover our salaries for February and March. They need to pay us both months in full. “However, the pay cut scale has not…

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Chong Wei: Olympics delay will benefit Momota

THE one-year postponement of the Olympic Games due to Covid-19 has given Japan’s Kento Momota an advantage in his bid to win the men’s singles gold. This was stated by former World No 1 Lee Chong Wei as Momota makes a comeback from a tragic car accident. According to Chong Wei, the one-year delay of the Tokyo Games will greatly benefit Momota in his effort to reach his peak again. After winning the Malaysia Masters title in January, Momota was involved in a road accident that killed his driver (while…

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Athletes becoming innovative in doing homework

THE Covid-19 pandemic has taught the sporting world to become innovative and evolve into what could possibly be the “near future”. Until a vaccine is found that is… Inside of a few months, since China sent out alarm bells last December, the coronavirus is threatening to clear the shelves of routines practised by sportsmen since the time of the Roman gladiators. Now, empty stadiums, pitches, tracks, gyms, parks and roads have become a norm as countries worldwide enforce movement restrictions or call it “circuit breakers” to contain the virus. Suddenly,…

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