Conte wants Chelsea vote of confidence

Conte wants Chelsea vote of confidence

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has called for public backing from the Stamford Bridge hierarchy to put an end to growing speculation about his future as manager. The Italian won the Premier League title in 2016-17 in his first year in England but there have been persistent rumours about his job being under threat this season due to the Blues’ indifferent form. Conte has repeatedly expressed his desire to honour the remaining 18 months of his…

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Morocco Thrash Nigeria 4-0 To Win CHAN Title

Morocco Thrash Nigeria 4-0 To Win CHAN Title

Morocco emerged champions of the 2018 African Nations Championship (CHAN) no thanks to a 4-0 thumping of Nigeria’s Super Eagles Team B in a one sided final at the Stade Mohamed V in Casablanca, yesterday. The Atlas Lions started the game sharper than they did in the semifinals win against North-African rivals, Libya on Wednesday. Zakaria Hadraf gave the host a first half lead in the 45 minute, before Walid El Karti, Zakaria Hadraf and…

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Conte under pressure as Bournemouth shock Chelsea

Conte under pressure as Bournemouth shock Chelsea

Chelsea’s Danish defender Andreas Christensen (2L) sits with an injury during the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge in London on January 31, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL Antonio Conte had no doubt the pressure on his position would intensify after his Chelsea side’s stunning 3-0 defeat by Bournemouth at Stamford Bridge on Wednesday. The Blues head coach insists his Chelsea team, the reigning Premier League champions,…

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Report: LeBron James would meet with Warriors if they clear max cap space

Report: LeBron James would meet with Warriors if they clear max cap space

LeBron James‘ agent, Rich Paul, said the most important thing for LeBron should be winning. Somewhat in jest, I noted, if LeBron were only about winning, he’d sign a minimum contract with the Warriors. Well… Chris Haynes of ESPN: If the Golden State Warriors can create a max salary slot this offseason, the defending NBA champions could position themselves to secure a meeting with LeBron James, league sources told ESPN. Out of respect for the Warriors’…

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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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