APRNEWS - Handed an unforgiving start as Arsenal’s first new manager for nearly a quarter of a century, Unai Emery has quickly put defeats to Manchester City and Chelsea behind him with a 13-game unbeaten run to earn the respect of the Gunners’ support.
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APRNEWS - Jamaican sprint star-cum-footballer, Usain Bolt has turned down a two-year contract offer from Maltese club Valletta, his agent says.
The eight-time Olympic champion, who retired from athletics in 2017, is currently on trial at Australia’s Central Coast Mariners.
APRNEWS - Egypt international and Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah has been nominated for the 2018 FIFA best player award, football world governing body announced on Monday.
He was shortlisted along with Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal / Juventus) and Luka Modric (Croatia / Real Madrid).
APRNEWS - Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho walked out of the news conference on Monday night, waving three fingers to emphasise the Premier League titles he has won and angrily demanding “respect, respect, respect” from the reporters.
The news conference followed the club’s humiliating loss to Tottenham at the Old Trafford, with Spurs goals coming from Lucas Moura and Harry Kane.
APRNEWS - Cristiano Ronaldo seems to have ended his battle with Lionel Messi by leaving Real Madrid and La Liga behind, says Barcelona boss, Ernesto Valverde.
APRNEWS - Cristiano Ronaldo says the decision to leave Real Madrid for Juventus in Italy after nine trophy-filled years in Spain was an easy one to make.
The 33-year-old joined the Italian champions last month on a four-year deal, ending a stint in Spain that saw him win two La Liga titles and four UEFA Champions League trophies.
APRNEWS - Manchester United and England legend David Beckham will receive the 2018 UEFA President’s Award, in recognition of his remarkable career and humanitarian efforts, the sport’s European governing body said on Tuesday.
APRNEWS - Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt says he was ready to prove his doubters wrong by winning a professional football contract.
Bolt eased into his first training session with Australia’s Central Coast Mariners on Tuesday.
APRNEWS - Spanish football heads into the post-Cristiano Ronaldo and Andres Iniesta era as the 2018-19 La Liga season begins this weekend.
With these two greats of the modern age having moved on, AFP Sport picks out six new signings to watch in the coming campaign.
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APRNEWS - Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo left a clinic in Ibiza on Tuesday following a four-night stay for treatment for a flu infection.
"He left this morning at 10:30am, not wanting to depart from the side where the press were waiting," said a spokesman for the clinic in the centre of Ibiza.