Category: Sport

Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and will begin chemotherapy immediately, the club said on Thursday. Abnormal blood tests were taken during the Championship club’s pre-season training and further medical investigation has revealed the 31-year-old is suffering from leukaemia. “It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened […]

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Mayweather vs. McGregor is great for boxing – Khan

Mayweather vs. McGregor is great for boxing – Khan

Amir Khan spent years trying to nail down a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr yet the Briton is more than happy to see the undefeated multi-division world champion come out of retirement to face a man who has never had a single professional bout. Mayweather hung up his gloves in 2015 with a 49-0 record but the 40-year-old American will […]

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F1 needs two races in China, says McLaren boss

F1 needs two races in China, says McLaren boss

Formula One needs two races in China and one should be on a street circuit to help make the sport more popular, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said on Thursday. The American also suggested the calendar should feature an updated ‘Asian Tour’ grouping the key races in the region — Japan, Singapore, China and other venues to be determined such […]

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Athletics – South African Van Niekerk wins on international return

Athletics – South African Van Niekerk wins on international return

South African Wayde van Niekerk cruised to victory in the Diamond League 400 meters on Thursday in his first international race since he set the world record at last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Van Niekerk broke American Michael Johnson’s world record with a 43.03 seconds performance in Rio but cut his 2016 season short and had so far this […]

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Murray and Nadal lead third-round Wimbledon charge

Murray and Nadal lead third-round Wimbledon charge

Defending champion Andy Murray and fourth seed Rafael Nadal will lead the men’s charge at Wimbledon on Friday as they play their third-round matches on Centre Court. Both are in superb form and have yet to drop a set at this year’s championship. Britain’s Murray, the number one seed, will face 28th ranked Fabio Fognini from Italy while Spaniard Nadal […]

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Olympique Lyon shares boosted by sale of Lacazette to Arsenal

Olympique Lyon shares boosted by sale of Lacazette to Arsenal

Shares in Olympique Lyonnais rose on Thursday after the French soccer club announced the sale of striker Alexandre Lacazette to Arsenal for a fee of up to 60 million euros ($68 million). Lyon said the fee for Lacazette, who recently broke into the French national team, was the highest ever achieved by the club in a transfer. Olympique Lyon shares […]

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Germany’s Podolski eyes Champions League berth with Kobe

Germany’s Podolski eyes Champions League berth with Kobe

Germany’s Lukas Podolski has set his sights on helping Vissel Kobe qualify for the Asian Champions League in his maiden J.League season, the World Cup-winning forward said on Thursday. Podolski became the biggest name to arrive in the J.League since Uruguayan striker Diego Forlan joined Cerezo Osaka in 2014 when the 32-year-old signed an estimated $5.3 million deal to make […]

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Man City’s Gundogan working hard for pre-season return

Man City’s Gundogan working hard for pre-season return

Manchester City’s Ilkay Gundogan is working hard to regain his full fitness and feature in the club’s pre-season programme, the Germany midfielder has said. The 26-year-old played 16 matches for City before sustaining a season-ending knee injury in December. He returned to light training last month, ahead of his team mates. “I still have to do a lot of work […]

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Thiem hopes to bring Paris form to Wimbledon grass

Thiem hopes to bring Paris form to Wimbledon grass

French Open semi-finalist Dominic Thiem takes on France’s Gilles Simon at Wimbledon on Thursday, hoping to make inroads into what has been the weakest grand slam for one of the so-called next generation of men’s tennis. The 23-year-old Austrian eighth seed produced one of his finest displays on clay to knock out holder Novak Djokovic in Paris last month, only […]

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Torres extends Atletico contract

Torres extends Atletico contract

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres has signed a one-year contract keeping him in the Spanish capital through to June 2018, the La Liga club said on Wednesday. “I’m delighted to stay here for another year,” the 33-year-old Torres, who joined Atletico aged 11 and has made 294 appearances for them, told the club website. After making his first-team debut in […]

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