Liverpool sign Divock Origi and striker returns to Lille on loan


Liverpool have signed Belgium striker Divock Origi from Lille for a fee of £10million. Sky sources understand Liverpool wanted the 19-year-old to join them immediately but Lille insisted the player return to the French club on loan for another season. Origi, who played for Belgium at the World Cup in Brazil, has scored six goals in 35 appearances for the ...

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Commonwealth Games update: Mixed results in badminton, boxing and table tennis for Team Ghana


Team Ghana produced some victories and losses in the badminton and boxing events held so far today in the Games. In the Badminton Women’s singles round of 64,  Stella Amasah lost to Yeldy Louison of Mauritius in two sets of 21-14 each. Her team-mate, Evelyn Botwe, lost by 2 games to zero of 21-15,21-19 to Gayle Lloyd of Guernsey The men’s ...

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La Liga ‘wants all of world’s best players’


The president of Spain’s top division says he wants to attract all the best players in the world to the country and rival the commercial power of the English Premier League. La Liga boss Javier Tebas even joked he wants “the best 500 players” in global football in the league. Luis Suarez (£75m) and Gareth Bale (£85.3m) have left England ...

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Commonwealth Games update: Nyamadi 14th in decathlon, Mohammed and Acheampong make para athletics finals


Ghana’s Atsu Nyamadi is now 14th on the rankings in the men’s decathlon in the ongoing Commonwealth Games. He  now has 5256 points from the eight events done so far with the latest being the 110m hurdles. Nyamadi came fifth in the event with a time of 15.40 while the winner Stephen Cain of Australia recorded a time of 14.85. ...

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Judoka Emmanuel Nartey expelled from Commonwealth Games

Another foreign based athlete clashes with Ghanaian team officials at an international competition as the Ghana Olympic Committee sack Nartey from their Glasgow 2014 camp

Ghanaian Judoka Emmanuel Nartey has been ejected from the Ghanaian contingent and the 2014 Commonwealth Games Village for gross indiscipline with immediate effect Nartey’s accreditation for the Commonwealth Games has also been withdrawn by the Ghana Olympic Committee with immediate effect. Nartey, who is a serving officer in the British Army, showed gross disrespect to the Ghanaian officials after he ...

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Nigerian weightlifting gold medallist fails drugs test

Doubt: Nigerian weightlifting gold medalist Chika Amalaha has failed a doping test at Commonwealth Games

Nigerian gold medallist Chika Amalaha has been provisionally suspended from the Commonwealth Games after an in-competition drugs test resulted in an anti-doping violation, the Commonwealth Games Federation has announced. The 16-year-old Amalaha provided an ‘A’ sample on July 25 – shortly after winning the women’s 53kg category – which revealed traces of diuretics and maskings agents. Amalaha will have a ...

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Friendly round-up: Chelsea, Tottenham, Liverpool and Man City win


Olimpija Ljubljana 1-2 Chelsea Cesc Fabregas set up fellow debutant Diego Costa to score as Chelsea beat Olimpija Ljubljana 2-1 in Slovenia. The Blues had trailed at half-time to a Darijan Matic strike in front of 16,000 inside the Stozice Stadium. But the Spain team-mates combined for Chelsea’s equaliser after 55 minutes, before Kurt Zouma prodded in a rebound eight ...

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Messi tax fraud case to proceed


Barcelona forward Lionel Messi is still under investigation for tax fraud, a judge in Catalunya revealed on Monday. The Argentine has already appeared in court to answer claims of alleged tax evasion to the tune of €4.1 million between 2006 and 2009 and has long declared his innocence. Nevertheless, the player and his father Jorge Messi paid just over €5m ...

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Big clubs interested in Marco Reus – Agent


Marco Reus’ agent Dirk Hebel has claimed that a number of major European teams are closely monitoring his client’s situation at Borussia Dortmund with a view to a potential transfer. The Germany international has a contract with BVB until June 2017, but he’s available for a limited fee release clause of €35 million in the summer of 2015. Dortmund are ...

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QPR deny Loic Remy failed Liverpool medical

Loic Remy: QPR striker missed out on move to Liverpool

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished claims Loic Remy’s move to Liverpool broke down over a failed medical. The France striker, 27, was nearing an £8.5million switch to Anfield before the Merseyside club pulled out – amid suggestions there were concerns over his fitness – but Redknapp admitted he is baffled by the news and suggested there were ulterior motives ...

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