Ronaldo finally heads back to Turin in £30m private jet

Ronaldo finally heads back to Turin in £30m private jet

Cristiano Ronaldo has finally arrived back in Turin after having his private jet refused permission for takeoff in Spain on Sunday. The Juventus forward suffered a logistical headache when his £30million plane remained grounded due to travel restrictions in place as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. But on Monday he was finally able to board in Madeira before enjoying a direct flight back to Italy where he will now return home as he prepares to re-join his Juventus team-mates for training. His plane had attempted to take off on…

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Manchester United agree to extend Odion Ighalo loan until January 2021

Manchester United agree to extend Odion Ighalo loan until January 2021

Manchester United have agreed a deal to extend Odion Ighalo’s loan until the end of January 2021, pending formal approval. Ighalo initially joined Manchester United in a Deadline Day move from Shanghai Shenua in January, and scored four times in eight appearances in all competitions prior to the suspension of the Premier League. His current deal at Shenua runs out in December 2022 and he will be expected to sign a contract offer until the end of 2024 worth £400,000 a week. He will now miss the majority of the…

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History, Rules & Significant Football Players

Football, also called association football or soccer, game in which two teams of 11 players, using any part of their bodies except their hands and arms, try to maneuver the ball into the opposing team’s goal. Only the goalkeeper is permitted to handle the ball and may do so only within the penalty area surrounding…

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Basketball Definition, History, Rules, Players, & Facts

Basketball, game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court, usually indoors. Each team tries to score by tossing the ball through the opponent’s goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net called a basket.The only major sport strictly of U.S. origin, basketball was invented by James Naismith (1861–1939) on or about…

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World Cup History & Winners

World Cup, formally FIFA World Cup, in football (soccer), quadrennial tournament that determines the sport’s world champion. It is likely the most popular sporting event in the world, drawing billions of television viewers every tournament.The first competition for the cup was organized in 1930 by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and was won…

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Vanessa Bryant’s Tribute to Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gigi

Vanessa Bryant's Tribute to Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gigi

Vanessa Bryant, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’ Neal pay tributes to Kobe Bryant and daughter, Gigi. The tribute service for the late National Basketball Association (NBA) star, Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gigi has been held. The service which took place at the Staple Center, Los Angeles, saw the widow of the late NBA legend, Venessa Bryant deliver a heartbreaking tribute to her late husband and daughter. She, first of all, thanked everyone for the outpour of love they have received since the demise of her husband and daughter. “I’d like…

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England in South Africa: Tourists win second T20 by two runs to level series

England in South Africa

Second Twenty20 international, Durban England 204-7 (20.0 overs): Stokes 47*, Roy 40, Moeen 39; Ngidi 3-48 South Africa 202-7 (20.0 overs): De Kock 65, Van der Dussen 43* England win by two runs Scorecard England held their nerve to level the series against South Africa with a thrilling two-run victory in the second Twenty20 international in Durban. The hosts needed three off the last two balls to reach their target of 205, but Tom Curran dismissed Dwaine Pretorius and Bjorn Fortuin to secure the win. Chris Jordan had seemingly put…

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England all-rounder says he ‘finally feels back’ after starring role

England all-rounder says he 'finally feels back' after starring role

Moeen Ali says he “finally feels back” for England after his man-of-the-match performance in the second Twenty20 against South Africa. Moeen Ali, 32, hit a live cricket score 11-ball 39 to help England post 204 before they won by two runs on the final ball. The all-rounder, playing international live cricket match for the first time since a six-month absence, said: “It was amazing to contribute and finally feel like I am back for England. “I will not take it for granted.” After a poor run of form, Moeen was…

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Usain Bolt’s heir apparent? Meet Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis, the new star of track and field

Usain Bolt 's heir apparent? Meet Armand 'Mondo' Duplantis, the new star of track and field

“I don’t blame them for wanting me to have a crazy career like Usain Bolt. I am going to try and carry the sport as much as I can and I know the best way to do that is to jump really high.” Having taken pole vaulting to new heights with a world record of 6.17m in Poland last weekend, Armand ‘Mondo’ Duplantis is addressing the question of whether he can be athletics ‘ next Usain Bolt. It’s a big question – and on paper an even bigger ask for…

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Merih Demiral: Leicester end interest in Juventus defender after ACL injury

Merih Demiral: Leicester end interest in Juventus defender after ACL injury

Leicester have ended their interest in Juventus’ Merih Demiral after the defender suffered a knee ligament injury on Sunday. The centre-back, who Leicester had looked at as a possible loan signing, will have surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament he damaged during Juventus’ 2-1 win over Roma, in which he had scored the opening goal. The 21-year-old had also reportedly been the subject of a failed £34m bid from Borussia Dortmund. He is predominantly a centre-back but can also play at right-back. Related: Carlo Ancelotti: Everton Appoint Ex-Real Madrid Coach…

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