Rooney Gets 2-Year Driving Ban For Drinking

Former England Captain Wayne Rooney, was given a two-year driving ban after pleading guilty to drink-driving on Monday. The 31-year-old Everton striker was charged after being stopped by police in the early hours of September 1. “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologise for my unforgivable lack of judgment in driving while over the legal limit,” Rooney said in a statement. “It was completely wrong”. “I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC. “Now I want to apologise to…

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Rafael Nadal Wins 16th Grand Slam

Rafael Nadal eased into a comfortable 6-3 6-3 6-4 win over South African Kevin Anderson to clinch his 3rd US Open and 16th Grand Slam. The world Number 1 was favourite to win, and looked every bit the part as he outplayed 32nd ranked Anderson in every way. Nadal broke Anderson’s – who is a first-time major finalist – serve several times, and never gave up a break point. The Spaniard managed only 11 unforced errors, and won all 15 of the points he played at the net. The win brings Nadal his…

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Nigeria Set To Qualify; Ghana, South Africa Fall Back

Victor Moses inspired Nigeria to take a step closer to World Cup qualification on Friday but Cameroon, Ghana and South Africa suffered serious blows to their chances of reaching next year’s finals in Russia. Moses scored once and helped set up two others as Nigeria hammered African champions Cameroon 4-0 in Uyo to keep up their 100 percent record in Group B. The Super Eagles advanced to nine points, seven ahead of Cameroon, who host Nigeria in a return game on Monday but whose hopes of an African record-extending eighth…

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Guedes, Pereira Seal Valencia Moves

Manchester United midfielder Andreas Pereira joined Valencia on a season-long loan as loan deals dominated an otherwise quiet transfer deadline day in Spain on Friday. As well as Pereira, Valencia secured the services of Portuguese winger Goncalo Guedes on loan from Paris Saint-Germain. Guedes joined PSG for a fee of €30 million from Benfica in January, but has fallen down the pecking order at the Parc des Princes following the arrivals of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Barcelona failed in their attempts to land Philippe Coutinho and Angel di Maria, but…

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Serena Williams Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Tennis star Serena Williams has given birth to a baby girl at a clinic in Florida. Williams, 35, whose partner is Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical Center in West Palm Beach on Wednesday. The 23-time Grand Slam winner said last month she was planning to return to tennis for the Australian Open in January. Congratulations have been pouring in from sports stars and celebrities. News of the birth came as her sister Venus prepared to go out on court at the US Open. “Obviously…

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Nigeria Wins Third FIBA Women’s Title I Watch

Nigeria fought back from behind to claim their third FIBA Women’s AfroBaskettitle after beating Senegal 65-48 in Sunday’s Final in the Malian city of Bamako. The win means D’Tigress won all eight games they played at the competition. Evelyn Akhator led the way with team-highs of 13 points and seven rebounds in the winning effort. As finalists, both Nigeria and Senegal have qualified for the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup 2018 in Spain, a statement on FIBA’s website reads. Mali had earlier claimed the last spot on the podium, after edging out Mozambique, 75-52, in the 3rd-Place…

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Mayweather Wins Fight Against McGregor

Floyd Mayweather has won the fight against loudmouth Conor McGregor in the 10th round, with the referee having to save the Irish challenger from further punishment. Mayweather, who has a 50-0 record, will take home a potential $300m (£230m), for his efforts. Boxing pundits never expected the fight at T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, United States, to go the distance, but McGregor lived up to his promise to shock the boxing world. McGregor came out full of fury and menace but Mayweather, long regarded as the finest defensive fighter to…

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ATP Rankings: Rafael Nadal Back As World Number 1 After 3-Year Absence

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday. The 31-year-old Spaniard last topped the men’s charts in July 2014. Nadal, who has spent 141 weeks in the top spot, has struggled with knee injuries since first becoming No. 1 in August 2008 and he has admitted doubting he could ever regain the number one spot after so many years. He won his 15th Grand Slam title this year at Roland Garros, deposes Britain’s Andy Murray, who…

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Barcelona, Real Madrid Off To Winning Starts

Barcelona got off to a winning start in La Liga on Sunday, beating Real Betis 2-0 in a subdued atmosphere at the Nou Camp in the first game since the deadly attacks in the Catalan capital and the town of Cambrils. Rivals Real Madrid began their pursuit of winning back-to-back league titles for the first time since 2008 with a 3-0 win at Deportivo La Coruna, with captain Sergio Ramos sent off in the dying seconds. Betis defender Alin Tosca diverted a cross from the lively Gerard Deulofeu into his…

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Conte Praises Chelsea’s Fighting Spirit

Antonio Conte said his Chelsea players’ performance in the 2-1 victory over Tottenham was the response of champions after a tricky opening to the season. A double by Spaniard Marcos Alonso – the last Chelsea player to score an away brace prior to Sunday against Leicester in January – secured a vital three points after a stunning opening home loss to Burnley. “This was the perfect response of champions,” said Conte, who was overseeing his 50th match in charge of the Blues. “However, we must continue to work.” The 48-year-old…

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