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Billy McNeill: Celtic legend and European Cup winning captain dies aged 79

Billy McNeill, the first Briton to lift the European Cup when Celtic won the competition with a team of homegrown players in 1967, has died at the age of 79. Nicknamed “Cesar” by the clubs fans, McNeill captained the Celtic team that defeated Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon in 1967, the first and only time…MORE

Kash Ali: Boxer given six-month ban for biting David Price

British boxer Kash Ali has been handed a six-month ban after biting opponent David Price during a heavyweight fight last month. Ali was disqualified in the fifth round of the bout on March 30 at Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena when he pinned Price to the ground. After the two were separated, bite marks were clearly…MORE

Man Utd vs. Man City: Mancunian derby could decide Premier League race

It’s been a tough season for Manchester United fans and the Premier League’s conclusion could be even tougher for them. After having to endure the dog days of Jose Mourinho’s tenure as United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s appointment brought renewed optimism to the club’s supporters, but recently performances under the Norwegian have dipped alarmingly. The…MORE

PSG crowned Ligue 1 champions as club pays tribute to Notre Dame

Paris Saint-Germain paid tribute to Notre Dame Cathedral as the club was crowned champion of Ligue 1 for the sixth time in seven seasons. Players wore shirts with an outline of the cathedral in place of the regular sponsor and their names were replaced by ‘Notre Dame,’ while fans held a banner aloft before kick-off.…MORE

Liverpool regain top spot in the Premier League with win over Cardiff

Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner fired Liverpool back to the top of the Premier League as Jurgen Klopp’s side overcame a resilient Cardiff City. After a goalless first half in the Welsh capital, Dutch midfielder Wijnaldum broke the deadlock in emphatic fashion 10 minutes into the second period, striking a crisp half-volley from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s…MORE

Pieter Devos wins Miami Beach leg of Global Champions Tour

Belgian Pieter Devos returned to the winner’s circle in the Longines Global Champions Tour (LGCT) — for the world’s top show jumpers — for the first time since 2014 with a narrow victory in Miami Beach. Devos and his 11-year-old Belgian-bred horse Claire Z triumphed in an eight-rider jump-off, producing a clear round that was…MORE

Juventus crowned Serie A champions as Cristiano Ronaldo makes history

Juventus came from behind to beat Fiorentina and create Serie A history, while Cristiano Ronaldo made some history of his own. The Turin club became the team first in Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 or the Premier League to win eight consecutive league titles. Ronaldo, meanwhile, became the first player to win the…MORE

Rafael Nadal suffers shock defeat to Fabio Fognini

Rafael Nadal suffered a shock defeat on clay in the Monte-Carlo Masters semifinals, going down 6-4 6-2 to Italian Fabio Fognini. The defeat, in particular the second set which saw Nadal save five match points to avoid a bagel, will raise questions about the Spaniard’s health heading into next month’s French Open. A knee problem…MORE

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