Former Prem striker Pogrebnyak accused of racism by Putin advisor for saying 'It is laughable when a black player represents the Russian national side'

FORMER Fulham and Reading striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has been slammed for "racist" comments by Vladimir Putin's human rights adviser Mikhail Fedotov. The 35-year-old forward spoke against naturalisation of foreign players in his homeland, saying "it is laughable when a black player represents Russia". Pogrebnyak brought up an example of CSKA Moscow player Mario Fernandes and Krasnodar forward Ariclenes da Silva […]

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Hockeyroos striker calls for change on beauty standards

Hockeyroos striker Kalindi Commerford has called for change on the unrealistic expectations placed on the appearance of female athletes. Commerford wrote a revealing blog last week detailing the challenges she's faced trying to fit the mould of "what an athlete should look like" in female sport. Hockeyroos striker Kalindi Commerford is an advocate for change.Credit:Photosport NZ "Whether they are suiting […]

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Liverpool striker Dominic Solanke wanted by Galatasaray after his heroics for England Under-21

The Turkish giants have also been in talks to take Divock Origi on loan but Wolves are said to be leading the race for the unwanted Belgian. According to Fotospor, Galatasaray chairman Abdurrahim Albayrak has been in talks with two senior figures at Liverpool, Michael Gordon and Philip Nash. But while talks were primarily believed to be about Origi, the […]

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Manchester United striker Romelu Lukaku in contention to play City after returning to training… but fans don't want him to start

Manchester United have won both games against Bournemouth and Juventus in the Belgian's absence. After recovering from a muscle injury, Lukaku is back in training and in contention for Sunday's Premier League showdown at the Etihad. Mourinho said: "Lukaku is training with the team this morning and we have of course one more session tomorrow. "In this moment I can […]

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Arsenal striker Danny Welbeck rushed to hospital with sickening ankle injury suffered against Sporting Lisbon in Europa League

The Gunners striker – who was given oxygen and taken off the pitch on a stretcher – went up for a header midway through the first-half and landed awkwardly. Welbeck was then substituted for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang with what must be a broken ankle. His team-mates including Matteo Guendouzi were left visibly shocked by the incident, as he was given a standing […]

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Victory striker crisis not a curse, says Muscat, as Toivonen battles for fitness

Melbourne Victory's severely-depleted striking stocks will allow them to attack the Newcastle Jets with pace during Saturday's grand final re-match in the Hunter Valley, coach Kevin Muscat believes. The defending A-League champions are without their two first-choice strikers Ola Toivonen (calf) and Kenny Athiu (hamstring) after the latter was injured in last week's 3-2 loss to Perth. The former has […]

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Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford 'gives kids trick or treating £20 notes' on 21st birthday

The United ace, whose big day falls on Halloween, received a personalised pair of trainers from Nike as a surprise gift. While out celebrating his landmark birthday, his paths crossed with five young Trick-or-Treaters. Simon Austin, one of those youngsters' dads, explained on Twitter how Rashford’s generous and kind-hearted nature made the kids' days. He said: "My 8 year old […]

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Former Liverpool striker Djibril Cisse ditches traditional Halloween costume for outfit made of CHOCOLATE

The former Liverpool forward decided to ditch the traditional Halloween outfit and instead hit the catwalk in the edible clobber for charity. The 37-year-old Frenchman, who now plays for Italian side AC Vicenza 1902, headed out in Paris as a "gourmet model". The striker paraded down a catwalk at the 2018 Salon du Chocolat, as one of their celebrity guests. […]

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West Ham striker Javier Hernandez's girlfriend Sarah Kohan is a law graduate who counts 'being naked' as one of her favourite things

That's because the Mexican, who hasn't scored a league goal since April, has now shacked up with gorgeous law graduate, model and travel blogger Sarah Kohan. View this post on Instagram Had a Marilyn moment back in London last week 😂 wearing @lioness_official 📷 by @tajnihal A post shared by SARAH KOHAN 🦏🌙🦋🍵 (@moonstrucktraveller) on Oct 14, 2018 at 8:53am […]

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