Michael Phelps and Wife Nicole Johnson Are Expecting Second Baby

Michael Phelps and Wife Nicole Johnson Are Expecting Second Baby

Michael Phelps  shared a photo on Instagram Tuesday revealing that he and wife Nicole Johnson are expecting their second child together. “Number 2 on the way!!!!” Phelps captioned the cute photo of Nicole holding their 1-year-old son, Boomer. “So excited!! Wonder if it’s a boy or a girl??” Johnson also shared the same snap, which she captioned, “Lil mans going to be a Big Brother!!!” Boomer became a social media sensation when he was born…

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Premier League transfer window spending breaks record

Premier League transfer window spending breaks record

With a week to go before the window closes, top-flight teams have already surpassed last summer’s level of spending, figures show. Premier League clubs’ transfer window spending has broken its previous record level with seven days to go before it closes, according to analysis. Figures from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group showed that by 9am on Thursday, total gross transfer spending by the 20 top-flight clubs stood at £1.17bn. That beats the previous record of £1.165bn…

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Liverpool demolish Hoffenheim to qualify for Champions League group stage

Liverpool demolish Hoffenheim to qualify for Champions League group stage

Liverpool produced a stunning attacking display against play-off opponents Hoffenheim to ensure five English sides will compete in the Champions League group stage for the first time. Leading 2-1 from the first leg, the Reds virtually wrapped up the tie with three goals in the opening 20 minutes. Emre Can’s deflected shot put them ahead before Mohamed Salah reacted quickest to slot in a rebound off the post. Can stroked in Roberto Firmino’s cross at…

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Neymar to contest legal action against Barcelona

Neymar to contest legal action against Barcelona

Paris St-Germain forward Neymar will contest the legal action brought against him by former club Barcelona. Barcelona want a 8.5m euros (£7.8m) renewal bonus Neymar received for signing a five-year deal – just nine months before his move – returned. The Brazil international made a record 222m euro (£200m) move to PSG in August after buying out his contract. “The player’s formal defence will be filed in due course,” read a statement from the 25-year-old and his lawyers. Neymar…

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Wayne Rooney retires from England duty after rejecting recall

Wayne Rooney retires from England duty after rejecting recall

England’s record goalscorer Wayne Rooney has retired from international football after rejecting a Three Lions recall. The Everton striker, who rejoined his boyhood club from Manchester United this summer, announced on Wednesday he will step down from national duty “for good” with immediate effect. The 31-year-old, who has enjoyed a fine start to the new season, revealed England manager Gareth Southgate had been preparing to recall him to the national squad for next month’s World…

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Diego Costa: Chelsea are demanding ‘impossible’ fee from Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa: Chelsea are demanding ‘impossible’ fee from Atletico Madrid

Diego Costa says Chelsea are demanding a fee Atletico Madrid “can’t get near” for the Spain striker to complete his desired move back to his former club. Costa, 28, remains in his native Brazil after being sent a text in June by boss Antonio Conte telling him he would not be part of the squad this year. The Blues signed Costa from Atletico for a reported £32m in July 2014. On Friday, Conte laughed at…

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Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea midfielder

Everton agree £45m deal for Swansea midfielder

Everton have agreed a deal to sign Swansea City midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson for a fee believed to be about £45m. The Iceland player scored nine goals and contributed 13 assists last season to help the Swans avoid relegation from the Premier League. The 27-year old will have a medical at Goodison Park on Wednesday. Sigurdsson will be a record signing for Everton, who paid £31.8m to Chelsea for striker Romelu Lukaku in 2014. Swansea set…

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Cristiano Ronaldo banned for pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo banned for pushing referee

Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games following his red card in Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over rival Barcelona, the Spanish Football Federation confirmed Monday. The forward received two yellow cards in this season’s first El Clasico, the first after removing his shirt to celebrate scoring, and the second for supposedly diving in the Barcelona box. On top of the one-game ban for the red card, Ronaldo will miss four further games for pushing…

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Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scores and sent off

Barcelona 1-3 Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo scores and sent off

Cristiano Ronaldo scored and was then sent off as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in the Spanish Super Cup first leg. Gerard Pique slid Marcelo’s cross into his own net before Lionel Messi levelled with a penalty. Ronaldo, who was a substitute, restored Real’s lead when he ran from halfway before smashing an effort home. He was booked for taking off his shirt to celebrate and shown a second yellow shortly after for a dive…

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Olarenwaju Kayode: Nigerian set to sign for Man City

Olarenwaju Kayode: Nigerian set to sign for Man City

Manchester City are set to sign Nigeria international Olarenwaju Kayode from Austria Vienna on a four-year deal and send him on a season-long loan to Spanish side Girona. The 24-year-old striker finished as the top scorer in Austria’s top flight last season with 17 goals in 33 games. Kayode had been linked with a move to Newcastle United. Four other City players are to spend the 2017-18 season at newly-promoted La Liga side Girona. Brazilian…

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