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Europe’s next generation of football stars shine across the continent

Europe’s next generation of football stars shine across the continent

With Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the twilight of their careers, football fans are fretting about the gaping hole the pair will leave in the game once they retire. But despite their inevitable departure appearing on the horizon, the sport looks to be in safe hands as several of the world’s most promising stars…MORE

Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown agrees to contract with Philadelphia Eagles

Josh McCown, a 40-year-old quarterback who had retired and was going to be an analyst with ESPN this season, agreed to contract terms with the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, the team announced. McCown has played in games for eight different teams in 16 seasons, and has been on the roster of two other teams. He…MORE

Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

Liverpool holds on for win against Southampton despite Adrian howler

Goalkeeper Adrian’s Liverpool career is proving quite a roller coaster. The Spanish shot-stopper only joined the club on August 5 to provide cover for Alisson Becker, but was immediately thrown in at the deep end after the Brazilian keeper sustained a calf injury in Liverpool’s opening day Premier League victory over Norwich. In his second…MORE

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

US Open 2019: Naomi Osaka frets over knee injury

With the US Open just days away, Naomi Osaka is fretting over a knee injury after she was forced to retire from the Cincinnati Masters on Friday. Osaka, who is the first player from Japan to win a major and climb to the No. 1 ranking, quit in the third set of her quarterfinal match…MORE

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona stunned by Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opener

Without Lionel Messi, Barcelona stunned by Athletic Bilbao in La Liga opener

Missing Lionel Messi, La Liga champion Barcelona stumbled to a 1-0 defeat by Athletic Bilbao on Friday as the Spanish league season got underway in thrilling fashion. Messi sustained a calf injury during pre-season and without the Argentine, Barca looked distinctly ordinary as substitute Aritz Aduriz’s stunning acrobatic volley in the game’s closing minutes sealed…MORE

Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers

Real Madrid heads into the new season with more questions than answers

Zinedine Zidane‘s second coming at Real Madrid proved the Frenchman is no miracle worker. When he returned to the club for a second spell as coach, he was supposed to provide solutions to a crisis-ridden season. By the time Zidane had been reappointed in March, two other managers — Julen Lopetegui and Santiago Solari —…MORE

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian injured in bizarre incident with celebrating fan

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian injured in bizarre incident with celebrating fan

Liverpool is facing a possible goalkeeping crisis this weekend after back-up keeper Adrian was injured in a bizarre incident with an overenthusiastic fan. The Spanish shot-stopper only joined the club two weeks ago but was the hero as Liverpool beat Chelsea on penalties to win the UEFA Super Cup Wednesday. However, as the team celebrated…MORE

‘Neymar’s injury is completely fixed,’ says PSG’s Leonardo

‘Neymar’s injury is completely fixed,’ says PSG’s Leonardo

Paris Saint-Germain’s sporting director Leonardo has quashed rumors surrounding Neymar’s foot injury and the Brazilian’s future at the club. “Neymar’s injury is completely fixed,” Leonardo told French radio station RMC on Thursday. “He is controlled by the world’s leading doctors and surgeons and the fracture to his fifth metatarsal has healed.” Leonardo was speaking after…MORE

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