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Pele’s ‘1,000th goal’ scored 50 years ago today – The Punch
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Pele’s ‘1,000th goal’ scored 50 years ago today – The Punch

The revered Brazil striker Pele scored his 1,000th goal on November 19, 1969 at Rio de Janeiro’s Maracana stadium in a match between his beloved Santos and local outfit Vasco de Gama, whose vast ranks of fans gave the iconic No. 10 a standing ovation. That goal half a century ago was a beautifully converted…

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Sixteen years on, Messi continues to amaze – MARCA.com
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Sixteen years on, Messi continues to amaze – MARCA.com

Barcelona Made his debut on November 16, 2003Leo Messi Lionel Messi still hasn’t stopped amazing the football world. Just as he did 16 years ago, on November 16, 2003, when the Argentine debuted with Barcelona’s first team, he keeps on making headlines.That first appearance came in a friendly under Frank Rijkaard, with the Blaugrana taking on…

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Man jailed for 10 years for attempted robbery of Arsenal duo Ozil and Kolasinac – The42
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Man jailed for 10 years for attempted robbery of Arsenal duo Ozil and Kolasinac – The42

A MAN HAS been jailed for 10 years for the attempted robbery of Arsenal players Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac. Ashley Smith, 30, pleaded guilty to attempted armed robbery and possession of cannabis when appearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court via video link on October 3. He was sentenced at Harrow Crown Court on Friday. A…

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Man jailed for 10 years for attempted robbery of Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac – The Independent
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Man jailed for 10 years for attempted robbery of Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac – The Independent

An armed mugger has been jailed for 10 years after attempting to rob two Arsenal footballers of luxury watches worth £200,000. Harrow Crown Court heard that Ashley Smith and his accomplice did not count on the bravery of Bosnian defender Sead Kolasinac, in fighting back. His teammate Mesut Ozil then drove them from the ambush…

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Celebrating 15 years of Lionel Messi – Chapter 5: Identity Change (2017-present) – Sport360
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Celebrating 15 years of Lionel Messi – Chapter 5: Identity Change (2017-present) – Sport360

We’re celebrating 15 years since Lionel Messi made his official debut for Barcelona by chronicling his career so far through five chapters. Here’s is chapter five, all chapters can be read here: Magician Appears (2004-08) Evolution Under Pep (2009-11) Statistical Phenom (2012) Stocking Trophies (2013-16) Identity Change (2017-) ‘La Liga de Messi’…a new catchphrase was…

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Mba aims to return after 2 years out – Blueprint newspapers Limited
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Mba aims to return after 2 years out – Blueprint newspapers Limited

Nigeria’s 2013 African Cup of Nation hero ,Sunday Mba is determined to return to active football after staying two years without a club. ‪Mba,who was instrumental to late Stephen Keshi winning the AFCON in South Africa and scored the Super Eagles’ winning goal, was released by Turkish club Yeni Malatyaspor in September 2017. ‪Mba has…

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‘Judge me in six years’ – Harry Maguire’s message to United fans – Off The Ball
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‘Judge me in six years’ – Harry Maguire’s message to United fans – Off The Ball

Manchester United’s Harry Maguire is telling the side’s fans to judge him in five or six years as to whether he is a success at the club. The England international signed for the Red Devils in the summer on a six-year contract, with the option to extend for a further year, for a deal believed to be…

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Four years of Jurgen Klopp: From doubters to mentality monsters – This Is Anfield
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Four years of Jurgen Klopp: From doubters to mentality monsters – This Is Anfield

On this day four years ago, Jurgen Klopp officially became Liverpool manager and his arrival ensured the club was rightfully ushered back in the direction of their perch. Cast your mind back a little over four years ago; October 4, 2015, to be exact. Liverpool had just laboured to a 1-1 draw against Everton and…

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Four years on, UFC’s Marvelous rise is evident in Australia – ESPN
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Four years on, UFC’s Marvelous rise is evident in Australia – ESPN

11:11 PM ETStuart RandallManaging Editor, espn.com.au On Sunday morning (AEDT), more than 50,000 fight fans will flock into Marvel Stadium in Melbourne, as an Australia vs. New Zealand world title fight headlines a UFC card full of local fighters. It’s yet another indicator of how much the sport has grown globally, especially in Australia.Rewind the…

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Four years later, Real Madrid tighten up at the back – MARCA.com
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Four years later, Real Madrid tighten up at the back – MARCA.com

Real Madrid Have not conceded in three straight LaLiga matchesThe goalless draw in the Madrid derby between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano was Los Blancos’ third successive game in LaLiga Santander where they’ve kept a clean sheet, a record they hadn’t achieved in four years.The last time Madrid were able to…

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“Ribery at 36 years old was better than Cristiano Ronaldo” – AS English
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“Ribery at 36 years old was better than Cristiano Ronaldo” – AS English

Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso could not contain his glee over the impact of summer signing Franck Ribéry in La Viola’s 0-0 draw with Juventus, describing the veteran Frenchman as “better than Cristiano Ronaldo” over the course of the 90 minutes. “I’m very happy, it was a great game,” Commisso told Sjy Italia after the match.…

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20 years ago: Serena Williams sets the stage for the next millennium – Tennis Magazine
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20 years ago: Serena Williams sets the stage for the next millennium – Tennis Magazine

In 1997, 17-year-old Venus Williams reached the US Open final on her tournament debut, justifying the expectations heaped upon her at an even earlier age. While the glare of the spotlight was bright, though, she wasn’t the only player in the Williams household who was being hailed as a future star of the game. Serena…

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For the first time in 68 years, Cherry Starr will watch football without the love of her life – ESPN
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For the first time in 68 years, Cherry Starr will watch football without the love of her life – ESPN

Sep 4, 2019Ian O’ConnorESPN Senior Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Cherry Starr was sitting on her wraparound couch, next to the vacant seat that belonged to the love of her life. This is where Cherry and Bart always watched the Green Bay Packers upstairs in their home. This is where she is expected to sit Thursday…

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Ansu Fati: 16 years old, 15 minutes to dream and congratulations from Messi – MARCA.com
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Ansu Fati: 16 years old, 15 minutes to dream and congratulations from Messi – MARCA.com

Barcelona vs Real Betis Barcelona’s second-youngest player everLionel Messi hugging Ansu Fati after the game. InstagramErnesto Valverde gave a first-team debut to Ansu Fati at the age of just 16, taking to the Camp Nou pitch against Real Betis for just over 10 minutes.The forward, from Guinea-Bissau, has been training with the first team this week…

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20 Years On: Serena Williams vs. Martina Hingis | 1999 US Open Final – WTA
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20 Years On: Serena Williams vs. Martina Hingis | 1999 US Open Final – WTA

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