Friday, May 30, 2014

Cristiano Ronaldo's Shirtless Goal Celebration Was Reportedly Done for a Movie

Not everyone was a fan of Cristiano Ronaldo's shirtless goal celebration in the Champions League final, but if reports are accurate, the star put some thought into it. After Ronaldo found the back of the net on a penalty for Real Madrid's fourth goal against Atletico Madrid, he ripped his shirt off and flexed his muscles. Given that his goal gave his club a 4-1 lead, it seemed a bit excessive. As it turns out, there may have been a reason for the move. Spanish outlet El Confidencial 's Jose Felix Diaz reported that Ronaldo's celebration was all for the cameras. The report states that the shirtless celebration was done for Ronaldo, the Movie. The Real Madrid star reportedly knew where the camera was and went to a certain spot so the camera could capture the celebration. Real Madrid had every right to celebrate their three-goal lead, but Ronaldo may have been more concerned with finding the camera than celebrating with his teammates.

Angel Di Maria: It hurts to be linked to a move to Tottenham

Angel diMaria probably didn't mean to be quite so down on Tottenham when speaking about his Real Madridfuture, but he managed to produce a gem of a line on going to London. Di Maria has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeuat various points over the last 12 months, ever since Gareth Balejoined the club. Quoted in Marca(Spanish, translation via ESPN), the Argentinesaid: Many things were said, sometimes you think a lot and it hurts you when you are trying to always do your best for a club and then it comes out that you might be going to Tottenham. Ouch. On the plus side, at least he'd be popular instantly if he were to be moved on to Arsenal . [ ESPN]

Barcelona Finally Forced To Grow Up

----->Barcelona have been forced to take a more mature approach to rebuilding this summer, with a strong focus on fixing the defence. It's a big job for Luis Enrique...<---- It's an interesting move, to be sure. In order to combat the duel threats of Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid - and threatening noises from Getafe, oh yes - Barcelona have channeled an Adam Sandler film. Not all that surprising really, for a popular-culture loving club who once had a coach that based an epic six-trophy campaign on repeatedly playing a Coldplay song in the dressing room. However, this particular tribute to the sadly now rubbish American comedy actor is not all that positive. Barcelona's ongoing makeover is more 'Big Daddy' than 'Punch Drunk Love'. Or even Wedding Singer, which is genius in parts. Barça are following the lovable-oaf-has-to-get-real-and-grow-up-fast narrative, done to death and then some by Sandler over the past decade or so. The golden era 2009 is well and truly over and Barcelona have only just woken up to that fact, some six years on. Gone are the days of sweeping all-comers with a brand of possession and passing football. This is now the era of the Camp Nou club failing to beat Atlético Madrid on six occasions this season and limply surrendering the league title to their rivals on the last day. This summer is the time when Barcelona have woken up on a Sunday and realised that the fridge finally needs a thorough clean-out. Another in-house manager has come in in the form of Luis Enrique, and the former Celta Vigo boss, along with Sporting Director Andoni Zubizarreta, is spearheading a new look for Barça. Of course, the club's makeover is not entirely of Barça's own choosing. The departure of Víctor Valdés and the retirement of Carles Puyol sees a couple of holes needing to be plugged. Marc-André ter Stegen has been brought in from Borussia Mönchengladbach to fill the ranting void in goal left by Valdés. With José Pinto being waved off into the sunset, Barça are also in the hunt for a strong number two to help out the German keeper, and it looks like being Real Sociedad's fine Chilean international goalie, Claudio Bravo. Personal terms have reportedly been agreed, and all that is required now is the go-ahead from the Basque side who could be receiving €12m in the deal. The centre-back resource gap is one that has been stubbornly ignored for seasons now, but that looks set to change. If the summer transfer stories are in any ways accurate, then the purchase of Miranda - a season too late - would be a great start, combined with interest in PSG stopper, Marquinhos, who was involved in a flurry of rumours this week. The midfield is a curious department, with another saga over Cesc Fabregas' happiness at the club due to set sail. A lot of that might depend on what the immediate future is for Xavi Hernández, with questions about whether the 34-year-old has the knees and mental strength to lead another project and a potentially more dynamic style of play under Luis Enrique. There are no signs at the moment that much is set to change up front with Gerard Deulofeu - a possible late entrant into Spain's World Cup squad - returning from a loan spell at Everton - a forward who is a carbon copy of other Masia-produced talents at the club. Leo Messi has recently signed the umpteenth contract of his Barça career, so can expect to remain the focal point of attack, which again begs the question of whether a Zlatan-lite project will be relaunched with a target man being introduced to the Catalan club's tactical thinking. Barcelona have some ground to catch up on a jubilant Real Madrid side that can be expected to spend big once again and even Atlético, a team that is lining up Ivan Rakitic and Roberto Soldado for their summer swoops. The attention currently being paid to the back line is a positive start in what will be a necessarily disruptive summer for the club. Tim Stannard - follow him on Twitter @LaLigaLoca.

Tevez is not going to the World cup. Here's what he's up to.

Carlos Tevez has been sighted in America with the former Manchester City striker doing little to suggest that he has come to terms with his exclusion from Argentina's World Cup squad whilst on holiday in Miami. The Juventus forward was spotted last week at Miami Beach and his mood doesn't appear to have improved as he remains on holiday. Tevez, 30, looked to be in a despondent mood as he chatted to his wife by the ocean Juventus won Serie A in emphatic fashion this season and Tevez played a big role in their success, scoring 19 goals in Serie A. Tevez was the highest profile exclusion from Argentina coach Alejandro Sabella's squad for the World Cup but it came as no shock with Tevez's last international game coming in 2011. That match was in the Copa America and Sabella was hired after Argentina's exit in that tournament, meaning Tevez is yet to play for Sabella.

Ronaldo in blue cap just before the World cup

The world's most marketable footballer arrived to another big crowd when he joined up with the Portugal squad. Cristiano Ronaldo, who is adored by fans across the globe as well as having has 82 million Facebook likes and 26m Twitter followers, joined up with the rest of the squad at the Praia del Rey resort on Portugal's Atlantic coast. Along with fellow Real Madrid team-mate Pepe, the world's best player was greeted by a large group of fans outside the team hotel. Christiano Ronaldo's Portugal are Drawn in arguably the toughest group with the US, Germany and Ghana. But portugees are not worried seeing that they have the 'worlds best player' in their squad.

Joseph Manila cleared of age cheating. He's 17 not 42

Lazio midfielder Joseph Minala has been cleared to resume his career after proving he's not a 42-year-old masquerading as a youth team player. The Italian FA launched an investigation after an African football website claimed that Cameroon-born Minala was pretending to be 17 and had altered his passport to take a full 25 years of his actual birth date That led to an official investigation which saw him questioned by the league's federal prosecutor. However a statement released by the Italian association on Wednesday confirmed that Minala has been cleared and is now free to resume his career. 'The federal prosecutor has examined the report and ordered the investigation to be closed,' the statement read. 'There are no doubts about his age. He is 17.' Minala came in for abuse on social networking sites after releasing a picture showing him looking much older than his teenage years.

Theo Walcott shows pictures of knee injury on Twitter that made him miss World Cup

Walcott took to Twitter to post a series of images that showed the extent of the damage suffered by his knee. The first picture shows the Arsenal forward's leg in light bandages just after surgery. The next image is Walcott's knee with a number of gashes, and the last picture shows his fully-healed leg which is left with a large scar. Walcott posted the image with the caption: 'Over 4 months since op - knee getting stronger every day'. The Arsenal forward was taken off on a stretcher during their 2-0 win over Tottenham at the Emirates in the FA Cup third round, when he trod on the ball during a challenge with Danny Rose. As he left the pitch, he aimed a cheeky salute to the Spurs fans, reminding them of the score. This prompted an angry reaction and some visiting supporters threw coins, some of which hit the paramedics carrying Walcott from the field. He managed six goals in 18 appearances for Arsenal before injury ruined his season and World Cup chances. Without him the Gunners won the FA Cup, their first trophy for nine years. Having made his international debut in 2006, Walcott has scored five times for England but missed out on their World Cup squad four years ago.

Theo Walcott shows pictures of knee injury on Twitter that made him miss World Cup

Walcott took to Twitter to post a series of images that showed the extent of the damage suffered by his knee. The first picture shows the Arsenal forward's leg in light bandages just after surgery. The next image is Walcott's knee with a number of gashes, and the last picture shows his fully-healed leg which is left with a large scar. Walcott posted the image with the caption: 'Over 4 months since op - knee getting stronger every day'. The Arsenal forward was taken off on a stretcher during their 2-0 win over Tottenham at the Emirates in the FA Cup third round, when he trod on the ball during a challenge with Danny Rose. As he left the pitch, he aimed a cheeky salute to the Spurs fans, reminding them of the score. This prompted an angry reaction and some visiting supporters threw coins, some of which hit the paramedics carrying Walcott from the field. He managed six goals in 18 appearances for Arsenal before injury ruined his season and World Cup chances. Without him the Gunners won the FA Cup, their first trophy for nine years. Having made his international debut in 2006, Walcott has scored five times for England but missed out on their World Cup squad four years ago.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Aguero: Messi dreams of being like me!

Sergio Aguero has claimed that Argentina team-mate Lionel Messi dreams of being like him - not the other way round! The City forward is hoping to follow up Premier League and Capital One Cup success by leading his country to victory at the World Cup in Brazil this summer. But, in an interview with himself to launch PUMA's new Tricks boot, Aguero joked that he is his nation's best hope rather than Barca star Messi. He said: "I don't dream about being like Messi... because he dreams of being like me!" Aguero interview The 25-year-old also explained that he will not be worried if he does not start the tournament with a bang, as he expects goals to come eventually. "If I fail to score in the group stage, I can keep believing I will score in the knockout stage, because that's already happened to me," he added. "It happened in Beijing at the Olympics. I was in the starting XI throughout the group stage and I didn't score. Then in the quarter-finals I didn't score, but the manager believed in me and in the semi-finals I scored twice against Brazil. "So I know I will believe in myself because I have already experienced that exact situation. You have to stay calm and believe the goals will come. You might score loads of goals in the group stage and then none in the latter stages."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

#VoltaWakaWaka World Cup:'We Are One' is Not Popular; Brazilian Fans Want Shakira's 2010 World Cup Song

By LUIS ANDRES HENAO Associated Press SANTIAGO, Chile —The official World Cup song is definitely striking a chord — the wrong one with many in host country Brazil. Since the recent release of FIFA's "We Are One (Ole Ola)," hordes of fans in Brazil have been slamming the official 2014 Cup theme. Many expressed their frustration on Twitter under the tag #VoltaWakaWaka — a plea for the return of the widely loved song that Colombian artist Shakira performed for the 2010 tournament in South Africa. Although Brazilian Claudia Leitte is also featured in the official theme, critics say they don't understand why Cuban-American rapper Pitbull and Bronx-born Puerto Rican singer Jennifer Lopez were chosen for the song when there are so many other great musicians in the land of Bossa Nova. They also complain that the song is mostly in English and Spanish, leaving only a few seconds at the end for Leitte to sing in her native Portuguese. "What I don't like about the music is that it's a poor, dull, generic pop theme," said Gaia Passarelli, a Brazilian music journalist and a former VJ for MTV Brazil. "It's a shame considering Brazil's rich musical tradition, which is admired all over the world." "In the end, we lost a chance to do something rich, inspiring and cool. I'm feeling 'saudades' for Shakira," Passarelli said, using a Portuguese word that roughly translates as painful longing. Shakira does have a song on FIFA's official World Cup album, the driving "Dare (La La La)." By Sunday, a video of it featuring Barcelona players such as Argentina's Lionel Messi and Brazil's Neymar had been viewed nearly 27 million times on YouTube in the three days since its release. But it's not the designated official song for the event. FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke emphasized Leitte's involvement when the song was released earlier this year. "In my many visits to this country, I've heard a lot about the great Brazilian music tradition and it gives me great pleasure to see a Brazilian artist at the heart of this song," Valcke said after the theme was presented at Rio de Janeiro's Maracana stadium. The song's music video features images of Brazil's icons like Rio's Christ the Redeemer statue as well as Brazilian soccer stars. But critics say it also reinforces stereotypes with smiling, barefoot children and semi-naked, samba-dancing women. Naming an official FIFA song dates back to the 1966 Cup in England. Since then, fans have hummed to favorites like "Un'estate italiana" by Edoardo Bennato and Gianna Nannini in Italy 1990 and "La Copa de la Vida" by Ricky Martin in France 1998. While Shakira's catchy "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)" was popular, Placido Domingo's "El Mundial" for Spain 1982 was less so. "The music in other World Cups was also stripped of local color," said Leonardo Martinelli, a composer and music critic who lives in Sao Paulo. "Whether it's in South Africa, Germany or Japan-Korea, the regional musical element was used only as a very light seasoning, just enough to give it a discreet local color," he said. "In the case of this latest song, the seasoning has its right amount of cliches and stereotypes usual with commercial music." --- Online: Video for "We Are One (Ole Ola)": /news/y=2014/m=4/news=official- song-released-official-album-tracklist- revealed-2316268.html Luis Andres Henao on Twitter:

Luiz Suarez warns English players, says he'll be fit for World cup clash

*.Suarez underwent surgery on a knee injury suffered in Uruguay training *.England face Uruguay in Sao Paulo on June 19 *.The Liverpool striker has texted his club team-mates to tell them he'll be fit *.Doctor Alberto Pan says the 27-year-old could be ready for Brazil Luis Suarez has sent messages to his Liverpool team-mates in the England camp warning them he will be fit to play for Uruguay against them in the World Cup. Footballer of the Year Suarez had surgery on a knee injury he suffered in training last week but has been in contact with some of his Anfield pals to tell them he will see them in Sao Paulo on June 19. Uruguay’s team doctor Alberto Pan confirmed on Tuesday that Suarez was ‘evolving well’ after his operation.

Donald Sterling reportedly offered more than $2.5 billion for Clippers

Just how valuable of a franchise are the Los Angeles Clippers? Enough to command offers for more than $2.5 billion, apparently. NBC Los Angeles reporter Robert Kovacik said on Tuesday that Donald Sterling has been offered in excess of $2.5 billion for the Clippers. #BREAKING: #DonaldSterlinglawyer tells @NBCNews #Clippersowner "…has received offers in excess of $2.5B" for the team. — Robert Kovacik (@RobertNBCLA) May 27, 2014 As we said late last week, the NBA is essentially forcing the Sterlings to sellthe team. Donald reportedly has agreed to let wife Shelly organize the sale, so she is now entertaining offers for the franchise. Though the $2.5 billion figure sounds astounding — and this could just be the lawyer bs’ing everyone to drive up the price — don’t be shocked if the price tag ends up that high. The Dodgers sold for $2 billion two years ago. Though the Clippers don’t have anywhere near the history of the Dodgers, they’re a big-market team in a celebrity-filled city and have shown a long history of being profitable. Plus, the team is loaded with talent and has had a ton of recent success. You add all that up and factor in all the demand for the franchise — everyone from Floyd Mayweather to Oprah to Frankie Muniz expressed interest in owning the team — and you know the price is going to skyrocket. You shouldn't be suprised if the club sells for over 2 billion dollars.

Hazard ignoring rumours

--->Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard claims to be paying little attention to ongoing rumours linking him with Paris Saint-Germain. --->One player on the books at Stamford Bridge already destined to make a move across the Channel this summer is David Luiz, with PSG having agreed a big-money deal for the Brazilian defender. It has been suggested that Hazard will soon be following him to the French capital, with PSG making no secret of their admiration for the Belgium international. Hazard is, however, growing accustomed to dealing with transfer talk. He says he has learned how to ignore the gossip and focus on his football, with the World Cup finals of greater interest to him at present than speculation surrounding his future. Hazard said while away with his country: "If you got to know me you'd know I'm not someone who is disturbed by it. "Every year they say I'm everywhere. It's part of the job. "I focus on the World Cup, which is much more important than what is said in the papers." Reports that Hazard could be tempted to quit Chelsea this summer intensified on the back of comments he made questioning the tactics of manager Jose Mourinho. The Portuguese tactician hit back by claiming that Hazard was not 'a team player', but those inside the Stamford Bridge camp consider any differences to have been ironed out and harmony to have been restored. German midfielder Andre Schurrle said: "The manager and the club know that Eden Hazard is a very talented player. I think we should not overestimate these things. "Of course statements were published, but I believe Eden is very happy to be with Chelsea and Mourinho is happy to have him. "Next season everything will be all right again."

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Neymar covers Vogue Brazil edition

The World cup is fast approaching and as all focus shifts to Brazil, Neymar, who is regarded as the undoubted star of the Brazil team, took time out to do a photoshoot with the beautiful supermodel Gisele Bündchen for the latest issue of Vogue. The Brazilian supermodel is married to NFL superstar and New England Patriots quarter back Tom Brady. Sorry Neymar fans, no luck of a relationship between Neymar and the beautiful Gisele Bundchen. They look cool on the magazine cover page though.

16 days to the World cup, this is how Maracana stadium looks like!

In an ever continuing tale of bad news coming out of Brazil, a situation which has been described as the most shambolic World cup preparation ever, We bring you very very recent pictures of the Maracana stadium which is set to host the football mudial's final. 19 days from now this stadium will host a group stage match between Argentina and Bosnia After the Argentina-Bosnia clash, it plays host to the meeting of Spain and Chile on June 18, Belgium's clash with Russia on June 22, France's final group match against Ecuador three days later, a last-16 tie and a quarter final before the tournament decider on July 13.

Disturbing! Super Eagles game against Scotlandd is being investigated after match-fixing tip-off

Scotland's friendly against Nigeria in London on Wednesday night is being investigated by police after claims that attempts have been made to fix the match. National Crime Agency officers, who investigate serious and organised crime, have tipped off world governing body FIFA over possible attempts to rig the fixture. There is no suggestion of Gordon Strachan's Scotland players being involved in any potential scam. Neither is there a threat to Nigeria’s pre-World Cup warm up at Fulham’s Craven Cottage, where 10,000 Tartan Army footsoldiers are expected to be following their team. However, SFA head of security Peter McLaughlin has been in touch with National Crime Agency for the last three days after the agency – Britain’s equivalent of the FBI – received general intelligence concerning the London clash. The SFA declined to comment last night, but confirmed they are aware of the matter. Neither would the National Crime Agency offer a public comment. The NCA take an interest in any intelligence from gambling commission and have told FIFA they have general information from the Asian betting markets suggesting a potential scam is afoot – and hope to stop the activities in their tracks by issuing an alert. The issue is returning to the fore ahead of World Cup warm-up matches expected to be targetted by match fixers acting on behalf of illegal betting syndicates in the Far East. There have been a series of arrests following suspected attempts to fix matches in the lower English football leagues in recent months. There have also been allegations of illicit activity in cricket. Source

Real Madrid Lifted Champions league lacking manners

Atlético doesn't forget. "You need to know how to lose... but you also need to know how to win". And some 'Rojiblancos'are not best pleased by the attitudes displayed by Real Madrid during the Champions League final. In the same game, Real Madrid defender Varane was challenged by Diego Simeone for kicking a ball at the coach after Ronaldo scored his penalty. Many Atletico fans think that Ronaldo's celebrations after scoring his penalty were way over the top. Ronaldo ripped his shirt off and took a pose on saturday night. There are three people in particular that ruffled feathers with their behaviour. The first and foremost of these was Florentino Pérez, while down on the pitch Cristiano Ronaldo and Raphael Varane were also provocative. In the case of the club president, who has been somewhat unpopular in recent months, his reaction to Real's first goal was somewhat surprising, but his reaction to the second was what many really took issue with, when he searched out José María Aznar, the former president of Spain, to celebrate the goal with him. It's understood that protocol would call for different behaviour in such a situation, especially with the clash being between two teams that aren't just from the same country but from the same city. As regards the players, the manner in which they celebrated Cristiano Ronaldo's penalty, when 'Atleti' were already destroyed and the game dead and buried, was seen as a sign of arrogance. Varane, meanwhile, booted the ball towards the Atlético bench, and that was what triggered Simeone's sprint onto the pitch, where he proceeded to explain to the youngster in no uncertain terms the error in his ways. "He's very young creating such a senseless situation", 'El Cholo' later told a press conference. The match referee eventually sent the Argentine off, meaning UEFA could now make an example of him. As regards everything else on the night, the club is satisfied with the behaviour of the 'Rojiblanco' fans in Lisbon, apart from a small number of isolated incidents.

Yobo, Osaze given hearty welcome in super eagles camp

Culled from Osaze has spent nearly two years away from the squad, while Yobo has not been back since the African Nations Cup win in 2013. But both players were overwhelmed by the reception from team-mates. “I am humbled and I pray that I will justify the confidence reposed in me,” he said. Osaze spoke in a similar vein, adding that it was a family reunion that is bound to affect the fortunes of the team at the World Cup. “We will do our best in Brazil to justify this unity that we have in camp.” Article by:Colin Udoh

Monday, May 26, 2014

PIC: Dani Carvajal Follows through on blonde beard promise after Real Madrid win

Dani Carvajalshocked fans and his team mates when he arrived at Real Madrid‘s “la decima fiesta” with a bleach blonde beard. Alvaro Arbeloa tweeted the picture with the caption “promise fulfilled, genius!” and it appears that he had promised to do so if they won the Champions League: By Tom Wilde – @TWilde1 Promesa cumplida por @ DaniCarvajal92¡Genio!— Álvaro Arbeloa (@aarbeloa17) May 25, 2014 Carvajal’s beard already played second fiddle to Xabi Alonso‘s masterful facial hair in the Madrid dressing room and this change has only strengthened Alonso’s claim to having the best beard at the Bernabeu. Hopefully the dye has worn off by the time the World Cup comes around.

Rory McIlory wins tournament days after breaking up with tennis girlfriend

Rory McIlroy announced on Wednesday that he has decided to break off his engagementwith former fiancee Caroline Wozniacki. Just four days later, he erased Thomas Bjorn’s seven-shot lead to win Europe’s BMW PGA Championship. McIlroy shot a 66 on the final day of the tournament. “How the hell did this happen?” he said after the win, via ESPN UK. “I guess it was just meant to be. I can’t really explain it — it’s been a week of mixed emotions.” McIlroy played well all week and finished 14-under for the tournament. If his suddenly inspired play was purely coincidence, golf legend Greg Norman isn’t buying it. @McIlroyRoryWell played winning @EuropeanTourBMW PGA Championship. Goes to show a free mind produces free golf. More to come. — Greg Norman (@SharkGregNorman) May 25, 2014 At least one report has already indicated that McIlroy broke up with Wozniacki because he felt his relationship was hurting his golf game. The victory lends credence to that theory. “Once I got inside the ropes this week it was a release,” McIlroy told reporters. “I was on my own and doing what I do best. For four or five hours each day I was in the serenity of my own sanctuary and just concentrating on each shot in hand.” Expect Rory to be the favorite heading into the US Open next month.

Oh No! Luca Modric cuts his hair short to celebrate champions league win

In a move that will probably contend for one of the most daring moves, Luca Modric, after winning the Champions league, rang-up his barber and did the seemingly unthinkable. He cut his hair! Luca Modric always seemed to me as one in love with his hair. Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated Real Madrid's Champions League win by ripping his shirt off, while Gareth Bale tied a scarf around his head. But former Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric found a novel way to mark the triumph, cutting his long flowing locks and leaving the Croatian almost unrecognisable. So guys, is this cool?

Sami Nasri's £100,000 porshe towed for illegal parking. Nasri fined!

Daily Mail are repoting that a £100,000 porshe belonging to Sami Nasri has been towed by police in the UK for illegal parking. Manchester City midfielder Samir Nasri has been hit with a £170 fine and has had his car impounded for causing a 'severe parking obstruction'. The Frenchman will be required to turn up in person to collect the white Porsche Panamera from the council's depot in Ardwick to the east of the city, according to theManchester Evening News. This could take a while though, as Nasri is currently on holiday with girlfriend Anara Atanes after being excluded from France manager DIdier Deschamps' World Cup squad.

Billionaire guy wants to buy Reading F.C for just £1!

Israeli billionaire Teddy Sagi is in talks to buy control of Reading for just £1, according to reports in his native country. Sagi, who is worth around £1.5billion according to Forbes, would pay off the club's debt, which amounted to £38million when they were relegated from the Premier League last June. The debt has probably risen significantly during their Championship campaign that saw Reading finish seventh and miss out on the play-offs on the last day of the season. Sagi was spotted flying into the Madejski Stadium last week in his helicopter. The Israeli is a Chelsea fan with a corporate box at Stamford Bridge and if the acquisition goes ahead, Reading appears to be a real estate opportunity as much as the adoption of a new club to support. Sagi's bid includes plans to build a shopping centre and hotel in the Madejski Stadium car park and a housing development on Reading's Hogwood Park training ground. The Israeli made his fortune through Playtech Corp, which provides the software for bookmakers' websites and gambling machines, and earlier this year he bought Camden Market for £400m.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Kanye west and wife gets invited to club game in Ireland

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West received a very special invite after arriving in Cork, Ireland for their honeymoon. The newlyweds, who were married in front of 200 guests in a sunset ceremony at Forte di Belvedere in Florence on Saturday received a Tweet from Cork City FC inviting them to watch a game at Turner's Cross. The club's official Twitter page read: 'If you guys are around Friday night, we've got a game against Athlone. We're kind of a big deal. See you there!' Cork City are currently second in the League of Ireland table, two points off Dundalk, with John Caulfield's team in form having won their last three matches. The 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star and her 36-year-old rapper husband are planning to enjoy five days at a 'luxury private estate' in the country.

PSG wants to raid Chelsea as Chelsea look at Lavessi for striking role

*.PSG have already tied up deal for Chelsea defender David Luiz *.French champions also interested in Oscar, Hazard and Cech *.Chelsea considering using Lavezzi in negotiations Chelsea have made an enquiry for Paris St Germain’s Ezequiel Lavezzi. The French club have signed David Luiz and are keen on taking Eden Hazard, Oscar and Petr Cech from Chelsea’s squad too. Yet in the throes of negotiations Chelsea are understood to have asked about a price for Argentine Lavezzi who is keen to play in a more competitive league. Chelsea are looking for striking options after Samuel Eto'o was placed on the free transfer list, and are thought to be interested in Lavezzi to come in alongside Atletico Madrid forward Diego Costa. Jose Mourinho also likes Manchester City target Eliaquim Mangala of Porto after being rebuffed in enquiries for Raphael Varane at Real Madrid.

T.I vs Mayweather--- Brawl erupts in New york

TMZ reports that T.I. approached Floyd Mayweather Jr. at a Fatburger in Las Vegas and took a swing at him. On the list of people you should pick fights with, boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. is certainly near the bottom, if not off the charts. Apparently that didn't stop T.I.from picking a fight with him early this morning, as the two set off a brawl that involved throwing chairs in a Fatburger on the Las Vegas Strip. According to TMZ, Mayweather was eating at the restaurant when T.I. approached him and began "jawing" at him. One thing led to another, with T.I. throwing a punch, bodyguards jumping in to intervene and an all-out brawl being started. Police arrived just as Maywether was leaving, and after T.I. had already left, but found another man injured with a " slash" wound from the incident. The video shared by TMZ (below) is low-quality and details are difficult to make out, but DDotOmenreports that the fight may have had something to do with Tiny, T.I.'s wife. Check out a picture of her hanging with Mayweather in the gallery above. An Instagram video from an unknown source has also surfaced, in which you can hear Mayweather Jr. shout, "Control your bitch!" Yikes. [Update: Mayweather Speaks On Fight] Floyd Mayweather Jr. just gave an exclusive interview to the blog Necole Bitchie in which he explains the origins of the brawl we all just witnessed. It all started with a pictureTiny posted on Instagram of her and Mayweather after his May 4th fight, after which T.I. approached Mayweather in New York: "[T.I] came to me when I was in New York. He stepped to me when I was at the jewelery store like, 'Yo, let’s go outside and talk.' We went outside to talk, but he talked about, basically, 'These girls tryna play us against each other.' I said, 'I don’t know what you’re talking about. You’re talking about your wife?' I never put up a picture of her on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook. I was basically like, 'Listen. I’m letting you know I ain’t got…me and your wife don’t have nothing…if you think so.'" Things escalated to a more heated level last night after Mayweather's daughter's birthday party in Las Vegas: "I throw my daughter [Iyanna] a big [14th] birthday bash today. I’m eating at Fatburger and next thing you know, he walk in talking about we need to talk again. And then I told him, 'You need to get the f-ck outta my face. That’s what you better do.' And then he said, 'I ain’t talking to all these people so you ain’t gotta talk loud.' I said, 'Listen, don’t come to my face with no disrespectful sh-t. Like I told you before, you must’ve forgot what I did for a living.' He said, 'You do in the ring, I do it in the streets.' I said, 'My man, I do it everywhere. You can find out if you want to.' Just like that. Then a couple of words exchange and people got to pushing and a riot kinda broke out. And then a bunch of chaos and that was basically it. Because, like I said before, he probably does some foolish things, but he ain’t no damn fool to swing on me. Like, you must’ve forgot what I do for a living. He had a totally different look on his face." After apologizing to Tiny for the "Control your bitch" line, Mayweather said that in the future, T.I. should "talk to her about that, don’t talk to me about that."

And the Real boys partied. #Pictures-Speak