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Ronaldo, Bale on UEFA best player shortlist

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale headlined a 10-man shortlist announced on Monday for the UEFA Best Player in Europe Award. Ronaldo struck the winning spot-kick as Real claimed an 11th Champions League title, beating city rivals Atletico Madrid on penalties in May, before leading his country to Euro 2016 glory. Fellow Portugal and Real team-mate Pepe …

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Henrikh Mkhitarayan signs for Manchester United

Manchester United on Wednesday announced that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has completed his transfer from Borussia Dortmund. Henrikh joins on a four-year contract with the option to extend for a further year. Mkhitaryan, 27, made 140 appearances and scored 41 goals for Borussia Dortmund after joining them in 2013. Last season he scored 23 goals and registered an impressive 32 assists across …

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic confirms he will sign for Manchester United

Former Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confirmed he will sign for Manchester United after leaving Paris St-Germain. The 34-year-old, capped 116 times for his country, was out of contract after four years at the French champions. He will link up again with his former Inter Milan boss Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford. “Time to let the world know. My next …

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Eva Carneiro ‘rejected £1.2m Chelsea settlement’

Former Chelsea first team doctor Eva Carneiro rejected a £1.2m settlement from the club, documents submitted to her employment tribunal show. Dr Carneiro is claiming constructive dismissal against the football club. She is also bringing a separate legal action against Jose Mourinho, who left Chelsea in December, for alleged victimisation and discrimination. Dr Carneiro’s lawyer said the former Chelsea manager …

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Nigerians pay tribute to Mohammed Ali

Chuka Momah, a prolific boxing analyst on Saturday described Mohammed Ali, who died on Friday, as a boxer of exemplary humanity, whose legacy would always be remembered and cherished. Ali, 74, one of the greatest legends of the sport, passed away on June 3. at a hospital in Phoenix, Arizona,U.S., after being admitted on Thursday. He had contracted a respiratory …

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