Irobiko Chimezie

Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Boris Johnson's plan to relax the UK coronavirus lockdown over the Christmas period is like "throwing fuel over the COVID fire" and will lead to a third wave of coronavirus deaths, according to a scientist advising the prime minister. The UK government on Tuesday announced that it had agreed with the devolved administrations to let … Continue reading Britons slam Boris Johnson’s plan to allow family gatherings during Christmas

Scotland to make menstruation products freely available to all

Scottish lawmakers have unanimously passed legislation that will make period products freely available to anyone who needs them - a move that leader Nicole Sturgeon says makes Scotland the first country in the world to do so. Lawmakers in the Scottish Parliament unanimously approved a bill late Tuesday that will require local authorities to provide … Continue reading Scotland to make menstruation products freely available to all

Taylor Swift says Joe Alwyn co-wrote hit songs on Folklore

She's riding high on the success of her latest album, Folklore, which received six Grammy nominations on Tuesday. And Taylor Swift confirmed what many fans had already assumed by revealing that boyfriend Joe Alwyn co-wrote a few songs on her melodic catalog. While discussing the song Exile in her new film dedicated to creating the album, the 30-year-old singer … Continue reading Taylor Swift says Joe Alwyn co-wrote hit songs on Folklore

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Napoli announce plan to immortalize Diego Maradona

Move over St. Paul and make way for Maradona! The mayor of Naples started a formal process to rename the San Paolo stadium for Diego Maradona on Thursday. The move comes with the city in mourning for the soccer great, who died Wednesday of a heart attack at age 60, two weeks after being released … Continue reading Napoli announce plan to immortalize Diego Maradona

Rapinoe receives a touching letter from an English football fan and LGBT+ activist

Megan Rapinoe's spectacular 2019 culminated in being named The Best FIFA Women's Player at Milan's Teatro alla Scala last month. While the USA superstar has achieved just about everything possible on the pitch in international football this year, that's not the only reason why she's an inspiration to so many. Lindsay, an English LGBT+ activist and football … Continue reading Rapinoe receives a touching letter from an English football fan and LGBT+ activist

Klopp grateful to players for his successful coaching career

Jurgen Klopp was struggling to contain his emotions. Just a few moments earlier, the Liverpool coach had put the icing on his spectacular 2019 with The Best FIFA Men’s Coach Award and the smile from his face showed his immense pride. For the German coach, emotions and analysis have always gone hand in hand, and … Continue reading Klopp grateful to players for his successful coaching career

What you should know about Ferenc Puskas, the legend behind FIFA’s Puskas Awards

A physical alien among Adonises trundled, panting, into his new club’s dressing room one morning in 1958. A light session of fitness drills, in which he had only semi-partaken, had caused the sweat-saturated jersey of the man described by former England manager Ron Greenwood as 'a roly-poly little fellow who looked as if he did … Continue reading What you should know about Ferenc Puskas, the legend behind FIFA’s Puskas Awards

Atletico Madrid disappointed with Barcelona’s performance

Atletico Madrid defeated Barcelona 1-0 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on Saturday night and there was surprise in the home dressing room at what they saw from their opponents. The Atleti players, especially the veterans, couldn't quite believe how poor and indifferent the Blaugrana seemed. Diego Simeone's side were hungrier and, quite simply, better. Even though Barcelona … Continue reading Atletico Madrid disappointed with Barcelona’s performance

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Real Madrid: Odegaard brings so much to the table

With just 106 seconds on the clock, a Real Madrid side decimated by injuries found themselves one goal up at the Estadio de la Ceramica. The man who put them ahead was none other than Mariano, who had only registered 15 minutes on the pitch all season before that point. If there's one thing you can say … Continue reading Real Madrid: Odegaard brings so much to the table

James Milner

Liverpool star James Milner reveals his success secret

There's little James Milner hasn't seen or achieved in his 18-year career as a professional first-team footballer, but his hunger and desire to learn and help bring success to Liverpool hasn't diminished one iota. The vice-captain is in his sixth season with the Reds, during which time he’s played a fundamental role in putting the … Continue reading Liverpool star James Milner reveals his success secret