Venezuelan president calls for talks

  Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has called for talks to resume with the opposition. He also said he wanted local elections to take place. His comments came as another large demonstration is planned for Monday after three weeks of tense protests across the country. Demonstrators have been calling for presidential elections due next year to be brought forward and for President Maduro to step down. Last year’s negotiations between the opposition and the government broke down when the opposition accused Maduro of breaking agreements and using the talks to buy…

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La Liga: Why we lost to Barcelona – Carvajal

  Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal insists Sergio Ramos’ red card decided the Clasico in Barcelona’s favour, not Lionel Messi. Messi’s last-ditch winner secured a dramatic 3-2 victory for Barca on Sunday, although Carvajal believes Ramos’ dismissal proved more of a turning point. “It was a crazy game, the red card decided the match,” he said after the game. “We managed to get back level, but ultimately a counterattack took the three points. “Calmness is needed, it’s no big deal. We have one more game left than them, this is…

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N’Golo Kante wins PFA Player of the Year, Alli Young award

  Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante landed the prestigious Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year prize on Sunday night. The Frenchman, who is on course to win a second successive Premier League title after also being part of the Leicester side which upset the odds last season, secured the most votes from his fellow players. He saw off competition from Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard – who won the award in 2015 – plus Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez. Kante…

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La Liga: Messi’s 500th Barca goal sinks Real Madrid

  Lionel Messi scored his 500th Barcelona goal to send the Catalans top of La Liga with a last-minute winner against 10-man Real Madrid at the Bernabeu. It puts Barcelona level on points with Real Madrid, but with a better goal difference and head-to-head record. Casemiro had put the hosts ahead before Messi and Ivan Rakitic goals put Barcelona in front and Sergio Ramos was shown a red card. Substitute James Rodriguez thought he had earned Madrid a point late on, reports the BBC. But Messi fired in from the…

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N’Golo Kante wins PFA Player of the Year, Alli Young Player gong

 Beckham also honoured   Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante landed the prestigious Professional Footballers’ Association player of the year prize on Sunday night. The Frenchman, who is on course to win a second successive Premier League title after also being part of the Leicester side which upset the odds last season, secured the most votes from his fellow players. He saw off competition from Chelsea team-mate Eden Hazard – who won the award in 2015 – plus Tottenham’s Harry Kane, Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, Zlatan Ibrahimovic of Manchester United and Arsenal’s…

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Klitschko’s scientific approach opens door for Joshua to tee off

  Unlike his opponent, Dr Klitschko does not chase knockouts but has heaped pressure on Anthony Joshua to go for broke during next Saturday’s fight   The night Anthony Joshua made his winning professional debut, at the O2 Arena in London on 5 October 2013, Wladimir Klitschko was in Moscow, defending his various versions of the world heavyweight title for the 22nd time to draw alongside Muhammad Ali in longevity at that level. There was not a single soul in boxing who imagined then that the winners that night would…

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Ibra to travel to America to visit knee surgeon

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will travel to America as early as Monday to seek career-saving treatment for his knee. The Manchester United striker has suffered ‘serious knee ligament damage’ after hobbling off against Anderlecht on Thursday night. At 35, Ibrahimovic is fearful his playing career might be over and is visiting a world renowned surgeon he hopes can help him avoid enforced retirement. Pittsburgh orthopaedic surgeon Dr Freddie H Fu is one of the world’s best in reconstructing damaged knee ligaments. The Daily Mail claim United are hopeful Ibrahimovic will play again…

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