SOCCER

Haunting ‘confession’ of slain soccer star’s husband after condition of goalkeeper’s body left cause of death a mystery

COPS say the husband of a slain soccer star made a haunting confession on the day her body was found. The husband allegedly claimed that divine intervention urged him to kill his wife, the local police chief said, as her cause of death remains a mystery. 4 Family of Regan Noelle Gibbs (pictured) described her …

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Transfer rumours: Calvert-Lewin, Gundogan, Lingard, Umtiti, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Pogba

Everton and England striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin, 25, expects to leave the club in the summer, with Arsenal and Newcastle United both interested. (Football Insider)external-link Real Madrid are reportedly interested in Manchester City and Germany Ilkay Gundogan, 31. (Marca)external-link Newcastle United are ruling out a move for Manchester United’s out-of-contract England server Jesse Lingard unless the …

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Berkane sink Pirates on penalties to maintain Moroccan dominance

Moroccan dominance of the CAF Confederation Cup continued in Uyo, Nigeria, on Friday as Renaissance Berkane beat South Africans Orlando Pirates 5-4 on penalties after a 1-1 draw following extra time. Youssef el Fahli scored his sixth goal of the second-tier African competition for Berkane seven minutes into extra time from a penalty awarded after …

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Glory awaits but first comes the pain for Guardiola and Manchester City | Premier League

To this day Joleon Lescott still hates watching the final day of the 2011-12 Premier League season. Arguably it was his error, a poor defensive header allowing Djibril Cissé to equalise for Queens Park Rangers, that set up the most thrilling climax seen in English top-flight football. And so for Lescott the memory of Manchester …

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Guardiola adamant winning Premier League harder than Champions League

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has insisted winning the Premier League is tougher than lifting the Champions League trophy. City are on the brink of taking their fourth domestic title in five seasons, with victory at home to Aston Villa in their final game of the season on Sunday enough for them to be crowned …

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Antonio Conte admits he’d ask Daniel Levy ‘are you joking?’ if Spurs chairman made one demand

Antonio Conte has admitted that he would have asked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy whether he was joking if he had requested a top four finish this season when he first joined back in November. Spurs are on the verge of a fourth-place finish if they can get a point or more at Norwich in their …

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Weston McKennie returns from injury for US Soccer World Cup training camp

There’s a familiar face and an intriguing new one on the roster for the US men’s second-to-last training camp before the World Cup. Weston McKennie was among the 27 players called in Friday for the training camp that begins next week in Cincinnati. The player, who has established himself as the USMNT’s most valuable player …

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Chicago Fire goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina chooses USMNT over Poland

Gabriel Slonina has chosen to represent the US, despite being called up by Poland this week. Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Chicago Fire FC goalkeeper Gabriel “Gaga” Slonina has pledged his international future to the US, the player announced on his social media on Friday. Slonina, 18, had been seen himself dragged into a …

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