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Friday, October 22, 2021

October 22, 2021

I Was Raped When I Was 13 - Former Man Utd Defender, Evra


 

Former Manchester United and France defender Patrice Evra has said he was sexually abused as a teenager.


In an interview to publicise his new autobiography, Evra told The Times on Friday the abuse took place when he was a 13-year-old schoolboy. 


The now 40-year-old Evra said that far more difficult than detailing the abuse in his autobiography or speaking about it an interview, was telling his mother for the first time.


“Of course, she was devastated,” he told The Times. “It was a tough moment for me. I have still to tell a few of my brothers and sisters and close friends.”


Evra said he had decided to make a public revelation in order to help children who may be in a similar situation.


“I don’t want people to feel pity,” he explained. “It’s a difficult situation. 


“A mother does not expect to hear this from their own child… 


“Only now when I am 40 years old do I tell her. It was a big shock for her. A lot of anger. She said she was sorry. 


“She said: ‘You must not put it in your book, it’s private Patrice,’ but that’s when I say, mum, it’s not about me, it’s about other kids then she says OK, she understands.”


Evra added he did not plan to take legal action against his alleged assailant.


“The first thing my mum says is, ‘if you don’t sue him, I’ll sue him. If he’s still alive, I’m going to kill him’…But I buried this thing so deep I didn’t think about (prosecution).”


Evra also told The Times that when he was 24 and playing for Monaco, he received a call from police regarding accusations against his alleged abuser but that he felt unable to tell them what had happened to him.


“Living with that was one of my biggest regrets because I could have helped so many people,” he added.


AFP


Friday, October 15, 2021

October 15, 2021

EPL: Manchester United Striker, Marcus Rashford Returns Against Leicester


 

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has confirmed that Marcus Rashford is included in his side’s squad to face Leicester City on Saturday evening.


Solskjaer said this during his pre-match press conference on Friday.


Rashford is yet to play this season for Man United, having undergone an operation on his shoulder last month.


“He’s in the squad, yes. If he’s going to start or not, I can’t tell you now because it wouldn’t be right, but he’s worked really hard throughout the whole lay-off, “Solskjaer said.


“He’s been really bright this week, he had a 60-minute involvement behind-closed-doors last week so he’s fit and raring to go.”



Man United head to the game after playing a 1-1 draw with Everton in their last match.


Meanwhile, Providing the latest update on his situation, Rashford wrote on Twitter: “I see the doctor on Friday for a consultation. All being well, I will get the green [light] to join in with contact training again.”




Tuesday, September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021

Boxing: Match-Fixing Scandal Trails Anthony Joshua Vs Usyk Fight









Match-fixing scandal trails Anthony Joshua vs Usyk fight

Boxing fans have claimed Anthony Joshua’s fight against Oleksandr Usyk was stopped early, with the British boxer looking on the verge of being knocked out in the 12th round.

Joshua suffered only his second career loss against Usyk on Saturday night.

The Ukrainian won with a unanimous points decision, to become the new heavyweight champion of the world.

Usyk had Joshua on the ropes in the last 30 seconds of the fight at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.


Fans have now claimed there was a discrepancy between the nine seconds left on the on-screen clock and how quickly the fight ended.

As shown by DAZN, the final nine seconds seemed to end in just three seconds with Joshua helpless and close to being knocked out.

One said: “They rang that bell 5 seconds early lol, saved Anthony Joshua from a 12th round KO,” and another noted: “Is it just me or did the bell go early in the 12th round?”

Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has, however, moved to quash the rumours: “I don’t believe it did, I saw that it did on the DAZN clock but I remember specifically the ten seconds came and it was ten seconds.

“Because I remember hearing when there were ten seconds to go, it wasn’t three seconds after the clock went so I don’t believe that was an early bell.”

‘I give praise to Jesus Christ’ – Usyk speaks after defeating Anthony Joshua


Sunday, September 26, 2021

September 26, 2021

Boxing: Anthony Joshua Loses To Oleksandr Usyk






Anthony Joshua suffered the second loss of his career at the hands of a brilliant Oleksandr Usyk on a thrilling night at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Oleksandr Usyk defeated Joshua to become the new Unified WBO Heavyweight Champion by unanimous decision. Scorecards: 117-112, 116-112, 115-113.

Usyk started the stronger, landed a string of excellent body shots and moving around the ring with ease.

Joshua then began to work his way into the fight in the middle rounds, landing some blows that got the crowd going.

But Usyk turned the momentum round and began to land yet more convincing blows to the Brit, whose right eye was badly injured towards the end of the bout.

Both fighters gave it their all, and Usyk went on the front foot in a thrilling final round.
Usyk broke down in tears when the decision was announced

All three judges awarded a win to Usyk, and the result did not come as a surprise following a brilliant performance.

The star, who has only had two fights at heavyweight, broke down in tears after the decision was announced.

Joshua has lost his WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles.




Thursday, September 2, 2021

September 02, 2021

Ronaldo Breaks All-Time International Scoring Record


 

Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has scored his 110th international goal to overtake Iran’s Ali Daei as the men’s all-time international goal scorer.

The newly minted Manchester United man’s record mark arrived in the 89th minute of Portugal’s World Cup qualifier against the Republic of Ireland. Goncalo Guedes swung in a cross from the right wing, with Ronaldo rising to meet the service and head home the record-breaking equaliser.

He added his 111th international goal in the sixth minute of stoppage time, leading his side to a 2-1 comeback win.

Ronaldo equalised Daei’s mark of 109 earlier this year at Euro 2020 with a two-goal performance in group-stage action against France. Both those goals in the 2-2 draw in Budapest came from the penalty spot.

The all-time international scoring record is held by Canada’s Christine Sinclair who has 186 goals.

Ronaldo also made Euro history when he scored twice in Portugal’s opening group-stage game against Hungary to become the tournament’s all-time leading scorer with 11 goals.

He became the first man to appear at five Euros, second overall only to Italy’s Carolina Morace who has appeared at six tournaments.



Ronaldo is the only man to score in five Euros, extending his own record.

Ronaldo’s record puts him eighth on the all-time scorers list behind Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Kristine Lilly, Birgit Prinz, Carli Lloyd, Julie Fleeting and Sinclair.

The 36-year-old made his international debut in 2003 and his tally of 180 caps brings him level with Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos as the European man with the most appearances for his national side.

Ronaldo has two major honours with Portugal, having led his country to success at Euro 2016 and the inaugural UEFA Nations League three years later.




Thursday, August 26, 2021

August 26, 2021

Chelsea's Jorginho Wins 2020/21 UEFA Player Of The Year Award










Jorginho's brilliant summer has continued after he was crowned UEFA's Player of the Year following his double European triumph

The 29-year-old has enjoyed a brilliant few months - winning the Champions League final with Chelsea before mirroring those feats at international level as Italy became Euro 2020 champions.

And on Thursday he completed a hat-trick of accolades as he was crowned UEFA's best player of last season.

The midfielder beat Chelsea team-mate N'Golo Kante and Manchester City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne to the top prize.

Chelsea's No 5's big moment was officially announced during Thursday's Champions League group-stage draw.

Jorginho, Kante and De Bruyne had made the final three-man shortlist ahead of the likes of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski.








August 26, 2021

UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw


 



The 2021/22 Champions League group stage draw in full

Group A: Man City, PSG, RB Leipzig, Club Bruges

Group B: Atletico Madrid, Liverpool, Porto, AC Milan

Group C: Sporting Lisbon, Borussia Dortmund, Ajax, Besiktas

Group D: Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk, Sheriff Tiraspol

Group E: Bayern Munich, Barcelona, Benfica, Dynamo Kyiv

Group F: Villarreal, Man Utd, Atalanta, Young Boys

Group G: Lille, Sevilla, FC Salzburg, Wolfsburg

Group H: Chelsea, Juventus, Zenit St Petersburg, Malmo