Thursday, August 1, 2019

Jonathan Ledger

    Ronaldo to face no criminal charges in 10-year-old sexual assault allegation

Ronaldo to face no criminal charges in 10-year-old sexual assault allegation

United States prosecutors have confirmed that Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal and Juventus FC footballer, will not be facing criminal charges in the alleged case of sexual assault brought against him by former model, Kathryn Mayorga. The case centred on a 2009 incident at a Las Vegas hotel where 34-year-old Mayorga claims Ronaldo, then of Manchester United, sexually assaulted her in his penthouse [...]

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    ANALYSIS: Eagles Bronze triumph against Tunisia with a defence that should have been

ANALYSIS: Eagles Bronze triumph against Tunisia with a defence that should have been

The Super Eagles on Nigeria earned a 1-0 win over the Carthage Eagles of Tunisia in the “Battle of the Eagles”, Odion Ighalo once again showing his predatory instinct with the solitary goal to deliver the usual Bronze for Nigeria. The Super Eagles were again dangerous but less efficient in attack, wasting several good openings to kill off the Tunisians. The [...]

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    Player Ratings: Musa, Collins led the way as Eagles crash into third place battle

Player Ratings: Musa, Collins led the way as Eagles crash into third place battle

The Super Eagles of Nigeria were served the same dish they gave South Africa, albeit so late in the game. Algeria were 2-1 winners with a last-minute goal, condemning the Super Eagles to a scrap for third place in the AFCON tournament. Gernot Rohr and the players have themselves to blame for not rising to the occasion, playing like rabbits in [...]

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    Djokovic beats Federer to win longest singles final in Wimbledon history

Djokovic beats Federer to win longest singles final in Wimbledon history

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Wimbledon Open title with a gutsy performance against Rodger Federer -- and the crowd, overcoming the Swiss maestro 7-6 (7-5) 1-6 7-6 (7-4) 4-6 13-12 (6-3) in a five-set thriller. The game, which lasted four hours, 57 minutes is the longest singles final in the tournament history. The Serbian World number One won this title on tie-breakers [...]

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    Halep crushes record-chasing Serena Williams  to win first Wimbledon title

Halep crushes record-chasing Serena Williams to win first Wimbledon title

Simona Halep, Romanian tennis player, delivered a crushing 6-2 6-2 win over Serena Williams to win her first Wimbledon Open title at the All England Club on Saturday afternoon. The Romanian, 27, won only her second Grand Slam title of her career, but denied Serena Williams a record-equaling 24th Grand Slam title in Tennis history. The capacity crowd, expecting a historic day [...]

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    Player Rating: Chukwueze’s first int’l goal, Ekong’s winner… how Super Eagles soared in Cairo

Player Rating: Chukwueze’s first int’l goal, Ekong’s winner… how Super Eagles soared in Cairo

The Super Eagles of Nigeria defeated South Africa 2-1 to join Senegal in the quarterfinals and are just two games away from reclaiming the AFCON trophy they won six years ago. Despite a VAR-awarded South Africa equalizer, it was an 89th-minute winner from rejuvenated Williams Troost-Ekong- his second international goal- which lifted Nigeria over her perennial opponent. Gernot Rhor watch It would be [...]

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    Jesus sees red as Brazil wins first Copa America title in 12 years

Jesus sees red as Brazil wins first Copa America title in 12 years

The Selecao of Brazil lifted the Copa America trophy on home soil for the first time in 30 years at a packed Maracana stadium on Sunday night, defeating Peru 3-1 to win their 9th title despite playing the last twenty minutes with ten men. The win, which is Brazil’s first Copa triumph since 2007, was sealed thanks to goals from forwards [...]

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    Player ratings: Musa or Ighalo? Who’s man of the match as Eagles devour Lions?

Player ratings: Musa or Ighalo? Who’s man of the match as Eagles devour Lions?

It was a barnstorming second half from the Super Eagles of Nigeria who had to come from being 1-2 down to tame the not-so-indomitable lions Cameroon 3-2 at Alexandria stadium.This comeback win was made possible by the leaders of the team, Ahmed Musa and Odion Ighalo, who stopped the AFCON holders’ title defence.Daniel Akpeyi (4/10): It must be a point of bother [...]

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    US beats England to reach Women’s World Cup final

US beats England to reach Women’s World Cup final

The United States of America’s women soccer team defeated England 2-1 in an entertaining match on Tuesday at the Stade de Lyon to qualify for their third successive World Cup final. The US took a 10th-minute lead through Christen Press but England equalized through Ellen White nine minutes later. Alex Morgan, joint top scorer in the competition with White, scored what proved to [...]

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    Manchester United splash £50m on Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United splash £50m on Wan-Bissaka

Manchester United have splashed the cash in their second business of the summer transfer window, signing 21-year-old full back, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, for a reported £50 million from Crystal Palace.The club confirmed the deal with a statement released on its website on Saturday afternoon as preparations are ongoing for the new season which starts in August, with pre-season due from July.“Manchester [...]

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    POST MATCH: What Nigeria Vs Guinea tells us about next match

POST MATCH: What Nigeria Vs Guinea tells us about next match

The Super Eagles of Nigeria won the West African derby against Guinea, requiring a 73rd-minute header from Kenneth Omeruo who stood head and shoulders above everyone in defence, and had his moment of glory in the attack. The Super Eagles team that came out against Guinea was filled with battle-ready gladiators. Relative to our player ratings on the match between [...]

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    Nigeria defeats Guinea, becomes first team to qualify for knockout stages

Nigeria defeats Guinea, becomes first team to qualify for knockout stages

The Super Eagles of Nigeria became the first country to qualify for the knockout stages of the Total Africa Cup of Nations with a 1-0 win over the Syli Nationale of Guinea at the Alexandria stadium, courtesy of Kenneth Omeruo’s 73rd minute header. Gernot Rohr, with the pace of Guinean midfielders in mind, dropped captain, John Obi Mikel to the bench, [...]

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    Anthony Joshua is not good at boxing, says Andy Ruiz Jr.

Anthony Joshua is not good at boxing, says Andy Ruiz Jr.

Andy Ruiz Jr., unified world heavyweight champion, says Anthony Joshua, the Nigerian-British boxer, who he recently defeated, is not so good in the boxing ring and declared that he would also win the rematch easily.Ruiz, 29, made these assertions on his return to the United States from his paternal country, Mexico, where he showed off his WBO, WBA and [...]

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    AFCON day 2: Uganda surprise DR Congo to end 41-year wait; Nigeria lead group B

AFCON day 2: Uganda surprise DR Congo to end 41-year wait; Nigeria lead group B

The Cranes of Uganda pulled off the first surprise of the AFCON tournament, defeating the Leopards of Democratic Republic of Congo 2-0 at the Cairo International stadium on Saturday to lead Group A ahead of hosts, Egypt.The win was the East African country’s first since 1978 AFCON tournament held in Ghana, where they defeated the Super Eagles (then Green Eagles) [...]

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    Player Ratings: Aina is ‘man of the match’ as Eagles edge impressive debutants

Player Ratings: Aina is ‘man of the match’ as Eagles edge impressive debutants

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    ‘It’s time for a new challenge’ — Pogba hints leaving Man United

‘It’s time for a new challenge’ — Pogba hints leaving Man United

Paul Pogba, Manchester United’s midfield talisman and record signing, has announced that he is ready to quit the Old Trafford club, citing the right time to take up a new challenge.The World Cup-winning French midfielder made his intentions known to reporters in Tokyo, Japan, during his first leg of his Asia promotional tour.The 26-year-old footballer rests after another grueling [...]

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