Newcastle’s Saudi owners set to keep transfer chief Steve Nickson under Eddie Howe despite Steve Bruce recruitment rows

NEWCASTLE head of recruitment Steve Nickson is staying in the Toon revolution. Boss Eddie Howe wants to shake up the staff but Nickson looks set to remain in his post. Nickson was hugely influential under Steve Bruce and although they clashed on a couple of targets, the former boss often lost. And, despite a possible new director of football being […]

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Oscar Pistorius set to meet murdered Reeva Steenkamp’s parents as he bids for parole after just half his sentence

FORMER sprinter Oscar Pistorius is set to meet murdered Reeva Steenkamp’s parents as he bids for parole after serving half his sentence. Paralympian Pistorius, was jailed for 15 years for shooting his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp,in their bathroom in Pretoria, South Africa, on Valentine’s Day 2013. The ex-athlete had always maintained that he shot four times through the closed door of the toilet, thinking she was […]

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Ben Stokes set to MISS Ashes as England star undergoes second finger operation and seen with bandage on digit

BEN STOKES has undergone a second finger operation and seems certain to be ruled out of the Ashes. The superstar all-rounder, 30, has been struggling for fitness ever since he broke his left index finger while playing in the Indian Premier League in April. And now he has had the screws removed from the digit – and the early signs […]

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Claudio Ranieri set to become Watford manager and make stunning Premier League return after Xisco Munoz's shock sacking

CLAUDIO RANIERI is set to make a stunning return to the Premier League after Watford sacked Xisco Munoz. Spanish coach Munoz became the first top flight casualty, ending his 10-month spell with the club following their 1-0 defeat to Leeds on Saturday. And the Hornets are close to confirming ex-Chelsea, Leicester and Fulham coach Ranieri, 69, as his replacement. Watford […]

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Cash-strapped Derby set for vital £100,000 cash injection after Kaide Gordon, 16, makes Liverpool debut in Carabao Cup

DERBY COUNTY will receive a much-needed cash injection after Kaide Gordon made his Liverpool debut. Gordon, 16, started his first game for the Reds in their Carabao Cup clash at Norwich on Tuesday. And Liverpool agreed to pay The Rams £100,000 after Gordon's first appearance as part of the deal which saw him swap Derby for Merseyside. Derby received £1million […]

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SpaceX set to make history with first all-civilian crew launched into orbit

By Julio-Cesar Chavez and Steve Gorman    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) – The latest in a recent line of space-obsessed billionaires was set for liftoff on Wednesday with three less wealthy private citizens along for the ride aboard a SpaceX rocket ship, seeking to become the first all-civilian crew launched into Earth orbit.    The quartet of amateur space travelers, led by […]

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Phil Foden storms off set after seeing Kyle Walker's FIFA 22 pace stat… only to find out he has been pranked

MANCHESTER CITY star Phil Foden STORMED OFF set after being pranked by City's media team. Foden, 21, and team-mate Kevin De Bruyne, 30, were tasked with guessing their team-mates FIFA 22 player cards based on ratings alone. And the last card – belonging to Kyle Walker – completely threw Foden. He could not believe the England right-back had been given […]

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Juventus set to announce £164m losses for 2020-21 – more than DOUBLE last year's figure – as Covid takes its toll

SERIE A giants Juventus are expected to announce a mammoth loss of £164million for the 2020-21 financial year. According to the club's parent company Exor, calculations by Calcio e Finanza mean the club are in dire financial straits. The official numbers will not be posted until the middle of September, but The Old Lady are expected to announce huge losses. […]

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