Forbes: Ronaldo’s $105 Million Year Tops Messi And Crowns Him Soccer’s First Billion-Dollar Man

Add another zero to soccer’s most expensive rivalry. Cristiano Ronaldo earned $105 million before taxes and fees in the past year, landing him at No. 4 on the 2020 Forbes Celebrity 100, one spot above his top rival in the sport, Lionel Messi, and making him the first soccer player in history to earn $1 billion across his playing career. The 35-year-old striker is only the third athlete to hit the mark while still playing, following Tiger Woods, who did it in 2009 on the back of his long-term endorsement…

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Chelsea To Sign Big Money ? Players

Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich has reportedly approved two ‘big-money’ signings for manager, Frank Lampard, this summer’s transfer window. Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Blues were set to be one of the busiest clubs this summer to help boost the squad. According to the Athletic, Abramovich is “enthusiastic” about the club’s future under Lampard and is prepared to fund the signings at the end of the 2019/20 season. Chelsea and Lampard failed to sign in any player in the last January transfer window. One of Chelsea’s top targets to sign this…

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George Murder: Liverpool F.C. Players Kneel Down In Solidarity

Liverpool football players took a knee around the centre circle at Anfield Stadium on Monday, in a gesture of solidarity as protests swept the United States following the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, in police custody. Squad members posted a picture of the act on their social media accounts with the caption “Unity is strength #BlackLivesMatter”. The move evoked memories of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the US national anthem before NFL games in 2016 to protest against police brutality and racial inequality…

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Bayern Munich 10 Point Clear On Bundesliga Table

Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf behind closed doors with the league’s top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. Duesseldorf defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own goal before Benjamin Pavard, Lewandowski (2) and Alphonso Davies hit the target. With five games left, Bayern, who have won their last eight league games, are comfortably on course for an eighth straight league title. However, second-placed Borussia Dortmund could trim their lead on Sunday at bottom side Paderborn.…

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Social Media: President Trump Signs Executive Order

On Thursday, the US president Donald trump fulfilled his threat to “do something about social media” by signing executive order to that effect. Trump had threatened to silence social media platforms for what he claimed are “stifling free speech” and silencing conservatives. “This will be a Big Day for Social Media” he tweeted a few hours before he signed the executive order. The motive behind the order has centered on the events of Tuesday, when Twitter fact-checked him following his tweets calling mail-in voting fraud. Twitter attached a link under…

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Roger Federer Becomes Forbes Highest Paid Sportman

Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros). The Swiss tennis legend, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, becomes the first player from his sport atop the annual list since its 1990 debut, rising from fifth in 2019. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/covid-19-has-found-its-way-into-kogi-state/ Federer’s haul over the past 12 months included $100 million from appearances fees and endorsement deals plus $6.3 million in prize money. His previous best…

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Oshimen: Napoli Contact Lille For A Switch

Napoli have contacted Lille to enquire over the availability of Victor Osimhen.Sport Mediaset claims the Serie A side want the Nigeria forward as a replacement for Arek Milik and Lille are demanding nothing less than €55 million for his release.Osimhen moved to France last summer and he contributed 18 goals with six assists in 38 appearances for the Great Danes in his debut season. Oshimen recently lost his father to the cold hands of death.

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Ole Solskjaer Hopes Ighalo Would Stay In Manchester United

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said on Tuesday he hopes January signing, Odion Ighalo will stay at the club should the Premier League season restart next month. Former Super Eagles forward, Ighalo, was signed from Chinese side Shanghai Shenhua in January, but his short-term deal expires at the end of May. Despite United’s interest in extending Ighalo’s stay, Shanghai are reportedly keen for him to return to China for the start of their season. “The loan deal went to the end of May now, so obviously he’s supposed to…

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Ighalo Exit Manchester United To Focus Target On Dembele, Werner

The former Nigeria international performed better than expected at Old Trafford, but he was never the long-term answer regardless of the coronavirus. As Harry Maguire headed in Manchester United’s second goal against Chelsea in their 2-0 Premier League away win in February, Odion Ighalo could be seen on the touchline celebrating like a fan.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had sent his deadline-day signing from the January window out to warm up ahead of his debut at Stamford Bridge, and the lifelong United supporter was – as he has since said in his…

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Premier League To Vote For Return On Contact Training

Premier League clubs will vote on proposals for a return to contact training on Wednesday as the English top-flight seeks to take another step closer to resuming the season next month. New UK government guidelines issued on Sunday allow for the return of “close contact” training, including tackling, to help players step up their match fitness ahead of a return to competitive action. “This type of training would start with smaller ‘clusters’ of 2-3 athletes and eventually progress to larger groups of 4-12 athletes, and ultimately full team training,” added…

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Victor Oshimen Of The Super Eagles Loses Dad

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been thrown into mourning following the death of his father, Elder Patrick Osimhen. Osimhen announced the death of his dad on his social media on Sunday, May 24, 2020. “RIP dad…no words to describe this feeling,” the striker wrote. Sources close to the player confirmed to Pulse Sports that Elder Osimhen died on Saturday night after a brief illness. He was 80-year-old. Osimhen had a very close relationship with his dad who raised him as a single parent after the player’s mum, Christiana died…

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CoVid-19: Late Abba Kyari,Top Celebs And Politicians Affected

The coronavirus pandemic has spread to at least 188 countries and territories, with the worldwide death toll from the virus surpassing 338,000. Among the 5.2 million cases recorded globally are government officials, celebrities and sports personalities as authorities around the world grapple to contain the spread of the virus. Many high-profile events have been cancelled. They include the annual Met Gala – often referred to as fashion’s biggest night out – which was postponed indefinitely from its scheduled date in May, according to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New…

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Former Football star to build Mosque in Spain

Former football star Fred Oumar Kanoute has raised $1m in an online crowdfunding campaign to build the first purpose-built mosque and cultural centre in Seville, Spain, in over 700 years. Kanoute, a French-born Muslim with a Malian background who previously played for Sevilla FC, started the campaign a year ago on LaunchGood, a crowdfunding platform focused on the global Muslim community. “Thank you and may Allah reward for you for all those who participated in the campaign,” Kanoute tweeted on Tuesday. Kanoute 4 Seville Mosque will collect any additional funds…

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Sports: Leaders Bayern Munich Brush Aside Union On Bundesliga Return

Robert Lewandowski bagged his 26th league goal this season as leaders Bayern Munich maintained their four-point lead by brushing aside Union Berlin 2-0 behind closed doors on Sunday on the Bundesliga’s restart weekend. Read Also: https://theemage.com/sport-i-dont-have-a-problem-with-sunday-oliseh-enyeama/ Lewandowski netted a first-half penalty and defender Benjamin Pavard added a late header in Berlin after the Bundesliga became the first top European league on Saturday to resume during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Sport- I Don’t Have A Problem With Sunday Oliseh – Enyeama

Former Super Eagles captain, Vincent Enyeama has said he does not have issues with ex-coach of the team, Sunday Oliseh. Enyeama, 37, unceremoniously quit the Super Eagles in 2015 after a row with the then-coach, Oliseh. This was after the 1996 Olympic gold medalist had stripped the former Lille goalie of the team’s captaincy and handed it over to Ahmed Musa. There are speculations that the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) winner is not in a good term with Oliseh since the incident, but Enyeama has brushed aside such…

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