Archive | January 31, 2020

Manchester United complete Ighalo signing….

Manchester United have signed former Watford striker Odion Ighalo from Shanghai Shenhua on loan until the end of the season. The deal to bring the 30-year-old Nigeria international to Old Trafford contains no option to buy. Ighalo, who is still in China, scored 39 goals in 99 matches for Watford between 2014 and 2017.

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USA Gymnastics offers $215m to athletes abused by Larry Nassar….

USA Gymnastics has announced a plan to pay a $215m settlement to the group of athletes abused by former national team doctor Larry Nassar. Nassar was sentenced to up to 300 years in jail in 2018 after more than 265 women accused him of sexual abuse. Later in the year, USA Gymnastics filed for bankruptcy in order to be able to resolve claims made by athletes. Athletes have now been asked to vote on whether to accept the settlement or pursue their own lawsuits.

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NBA to honour Kobe Bryant in All-Star Game….

The NBA will honour Kobe Bryant in next month’s All-Star Game in Chicago. Bryant, 41, and his daughter Gianna were among nine people killed in a helicopter crash on Sunday. The NBA has announced a new format for the game that will “increase the level of competition, provide additional excitement and make the outcome of every quarter count for charity”.

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Daniel Podence joins Wolves….

Wolves have completed the signing of Portuguese winger Daniel Podence from Olympiakos for £16.6m in a four-and-a-half-year deal. Manager Nuno Espirito Santo had been looking to bolster a squad that has played 40 competitive games so far this season. Podence has been capped by Portugal at all age levels bar the senior team.

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Manchester United formally sign Bruno Fernandes….

Bruno Fernandes says he will give “everything” to bring “success and trophies” to Manchester United after joining on a five-and-a-half year deal from Sporting Lisbon. The midfielder, 25, has joined for 55m euros but add-ons could increase the overall cost to 80m euros. “For me to now play for Manchester United feels incredible,” said Portuguese international Fernandes.

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