Archive | March 26, 2020

Kidnapped Nigerian footballers freed….

Two Nigerian footballers – one a Super Eagles international – have been released after being kidnapped on Sunday. Enyimba FC, for whom midfielder Ekundayo Ojo plays, said that both he and Abia Comet’s Benjamin Iluyomade had “regained their freedom.”

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Coronavirus: Conor McGregor pledges 1m euros of protective equipment….

Conor McGregor has pledged one million euros worth of personal protective equipment for hospitals in Ireland. In a private twitter exchange with Irish Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe, published by McGregor, the UFC star said he planned to buy the equipment on Wednesday before distributing it around hospitals in Dublin. It comes a day after the Dublin native, 31, called for the government to fight back against the coronavirus by introducing an immediate lockdown.

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Coronavirus: Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund stars to take pay cut….

Players and directors at Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund have agreed to take a temporary pay cuts. Both German giants said the move was to help the other employees at the club financially during the coronavirus crisis. Players at Union Berlin, 11th in the Bundesliga, announced they will go entirely without their wages. Last week, Borussia Monchengladbach’s players were the first in the country to offer to forgo wages.

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Cesc Fabregas explains why he left Arsenal….

Cesc Fabregas made 303 appearances for Arsenal from 2003 to 2011

Cesc Fabregas says he left Arsenal for Barcelona in 2011 for a number of reasons, including his relationship with some former team-mates, pressure on winning trophies and the club’s lack of recruitment. Fabregas joined Arsenal from Barca as a 15-year-old in 2003 and went on to make 303 appearances across all competitions before returning to the Nou Camp, where he then joined Chelsea, and now plays for Monaco in Ligue 1.

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Tom Brady avoids criticising New England Patriots after exiting team….

Quarterback Tom Brady backed New England Patriots chiefs after he was asked whether they could have done more to prevent the end of their 20-year relationship. The 42-year-old helped Patriots to six Super Bowls, but became a free agent in this off-season and signed for Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. “No, I have a great deal of respect,” responded Brady. “I’m so grateful to Robert Kraft [owner] and coach [Bill] Belichick.”

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