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LA Galaxy release Aleksandar Katai following wife's racist comments on social media

Aleksandar Katai has been released by LA Galaxy, two days after the club was made aware of racist comments posted by his wife on social media. The MLS franchise announced their decision to mutually part ways with their new Serbian winger on Friday in a one-sentence news release. On Wednesday, Galaxy had condemned the comments made by Tea Katai, who had posted on Instagram a photo with a caption written

Manchester United ready to pick up where they left off, says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been encouraged by the competitive edge and camaraderie in his Manchester United squad as they prepare for the resumption of the Premier League season. United are due to face Tottenham away on 19 June in their first match since beating LASK 5-0 in the Europa League on 12 March. The victory in Austria stretched their unbeaten run to 11 matches and Solskjaer is confident they can

Klopp reveals Liverpool stars 'spontaneously decided' to take a knee

‘I was really proud… it is an important message’: Jurgen Klopp reveals Liverpool stars ‘spontaneously decided’ to take a knee in ‘extraordinary’ Black Lives Matter protest in centre circle of Anfield pitch Liverpool players all took a knee around the centre circle of the pitch at Anfield  They showed solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement during training   Georginio Wijnaldum tweeted the powerful image and wrote: ‘Unity is strength’  Liverpool

Premier League chief reveals he is 'considering' blocking £300m Newcastle takeover

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has cast some doubt on Newcastle’s £300million Saudi Arabia-led takeover after conversations between the 53-year-old and the fiancee of murdered dissident journalist Jamal Kashoggi were revealed. Hatice Cengiz, the fiancee of Kashoggi, has written to the Premier League in opposition of the deal, which would see Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund take 80 per cent control of the club. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman

Galaxy cut Katai after wife's social media posts

Jeff Carlisle covers MLS and the U.S. national team for ESPN FC. The LA Galaxy released midfielder Aleksandar Katai after racist social media posts made by his wife, Tea, the team announced Friday. – Stream ESPN FC Daily on ESPN+ (U.S. only) In a one-sentence news release, the team said that it had “mutually agreed to part ways” with the midfielder, who joined the team before this season after spending

Ronaldo becomes football's first billionaire after his social media evolution

Cristiano Ronaldo has made it. Nope, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner hasn’t added another title to his long list of accolades. Instead the Juventus superstar has finally become football’s first billionaire. Mirror Football explained back in April that the Portuguese captain was on the verge of joining the $1bn club – which, in terms of active sports stars, features just Floyd Mayweather and Tiger Woods (Michael Jordan having made much

Cristiano Ronaldo dresses as Aladdin as family celebrate twins' second birthday

Cristiano Ronaldo stepped into character to celebrate the second birthday of his twins Mateo and Eva on Friday. The Juventus striker swapped his football boots for a magic lamp as he dressed up as Disney's Aladdin. Partner Georgina Rodriguez also joined in the fun, turning into the pink Power Ranger for the event. Birthday boy Mateo took on the role of superhero with full Spiderman costume, while big brother Cristiano

Tottenham great reveals how Real Madrid stars stopped Mourinho and Ronaldo fight

Real Madrid star Luka Modric revealed that Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo once almost got into a fight until the rest of the dressing room intervened. Mourinho and Ronaldo worked together for three years at Real and their relationship wasn’t always stellar as there was a time when they almost came to blows. Tottenham hero Modric opened up about a heated altercation the two men had in the locker room

Leeds urged to complete Premier League raid for striker after failed January move

Former Leeds United defender Alex Bruce has urged the club to reignite their interest in Southampton hitman Che Adams. Leeds were interested in acquiring Adam’s services in January to bolster their promotion bid. The Whites agreed a £19million deal for the striker, who has struggled to make an impact at St Mary’s. Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl, however, pulled the plug on the deal after having a change of heart. Leeds

The 10 Premier League games you HAVE to watch when football returns

The 10 Premier League games you HAVE to watch: Jose Mourinho’s must-win reunion with Manchester United, a potentially decisive Merseyside derby and the BBC’s first EVER broadcast shouldn’t be missed as fans prepare for a feast of live football on TV All of the remaining 92 Premier League games this season will be shown on TV A provisional list of the first three full rounds of fixtures have been sent