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See Kobe Bryant’s Last Words As Tributes Pour In

Basketball Legend and LA Lakers star Kobe Bryant died on Sunday in an helicopter along with his 13 year old daughter Gianna.

In his last words prior to his death, he had taken to his twitter handle @KobeBryant to congratulate fellow Basketball Star, Lebron James who had broken his points record for the LA Lakers Club.\

Lebron James had broken Bryant’s 33,643 points record for the club.

Kobe Bryant had written on twitter: “Continue to move the game forward @KingJames. Much respect my brother #33644”

Little did Kobe Bryant know that would be his last tweet as he died later in the day in a helicopter crash.

Meanwhile, reactions and tributes have continued to pour in for the legend.

Longtime teammate between 1996 and 2004 Shaquille O’Neal said that words could not express the pain he was going through over the loss of Bryant and his daughter.

Deron Williams, who won an Olympic gold alongside Bryant, said he was lost for words. He described Bryant as “the greatest competitor I have ever gone up against and played with.”

U.S. President Donald Trump who described Kobe’s death as a terrible news, tweeted:  “He loved his family so much, and had such strong passion for the future. The loss of his beautiful daughter, Gianna, makes this moment even more devastating.”

“…..Melania and I send our warmest condolences to Vanessa and the wonderful Bryant family. May God be with you all!,” he wrote.

Former President Barack Obama also joined in the Tribute and mourning over the death of the Basket Ball legend. He described him as a legend, adding that his daughter’s death even worsens the situation.

Manchester City forward Raheem Sterling wrote “rest easy legend” in a tweet accompanied by a black-and-white photo of the sports star.

“This is absolutely terrible. Everyone is numb,” American actress and model Chrissy Teigen tweeted.

Pop star Mariah Carey said she was in shock.

Fans gathered at a makeshift memorial for Bryant in front of the Staples Center sports and entertainment arena in Los Angeles, laying flowers and basketballs in memory of the star.

Also, NBA players during their games took an 8 seconds and a 24 seconds violation in their games in honour of Kobe Bryant.

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Basketball Star Kobe Bryant, Daughter, Die In Helicopter Crash

U.S. basketball legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna are among nine people killed in a helicopter crash in the city of Calabasas, California.

Bryant, 41, was travelling in a private helicopter when it came down and burst into flames.

The LA county sheriff said there were no survivors.

Bryant, a five-time NBA champion, played for the LA Lakers throughout his career and is considered one of the greatest players in the game’s history.

Tributes from celebrities and fellow sports stars have been pouring in, many expressing shock at his sudden death.

Moments of silence have been observed at basketball games across the US.

Bryant has also been remembered at the Grammy Awards which are being held at the Los Angeles Lakers’ stadium.

“We’re all feeling crazy sadness right now,” said Grammys host Alicia Keys.

“Because earlier today Los Angeles, America and the whole wide world lost a hero. We’re literally standing here heartbroken in the house that Kobe Bryant built.”

The NBA issued a statement saying it was “devastated by the tragic passing of Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna” aged 13.

“For 20 seasons, Kobe showed us what is possible when remarkable talent blends with an absolute devotion to winning,” it said.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said the helicopter manifest indicated that nine people were on board when it crashed, raising the number from five in earlier statements by officials.

In a statement on Sunday afternoon, the City of Calabasas said it heard the news “with great sadness”.

“The aircraft went down in a remote field off Las Virgenes around 10:00 this morning. Nobody on the ground was hurt,” it added.

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Liverpool Sign New Striker, Joe Hardy

Liverpool have completed the signing of former Manchester City academy striker, Joe Hardy from Brentford B for an undisclosed fee.

This is coming after the UEFA Champions League winners signed midfielder, Takumi Minamino, from Red Bull Salzburg some few days ago.

Brentford disclosed this in a statement on the club’s official website on Monday.

The statement read: “Brentford Football Club can confirm that Joe Hardy has joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.”

Brentford B head coach, Neil MacFarlane told the club’s official website: “He’s perhaps come to the end of his time with the club in terms of the strategy, and to go to a club the size of Liverpool can only be good for him.

“The club are flying at the moment, they’re European champions, and potential Premier League winners, so being in and around that environment can only be good for Joe. He’s certainly going from an environment here that has prepared him properly.

“We’ve said it in recent months, that not all of our players will go on to play for Brentford’s first team, but what we want to do is give them a career and this is a step forward in Joe’s career and his mind to go to Liverpool and compete with the U-23 group and see where it takes him.”

Hardy scored 40 goals in 80 appearances for Brentford B this season.

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Liverpool Sign New Striker, Joe Hardy

Liverpool have completed the signing of former Manchester City academy striker, Joe Hardy from Brentford B for an undisclosed fee.

This is coming after the UEFA Champions League winners signed midfielder, Takumi Minamino, from Red Bull Salzburg some few days ago.

Brentford disclosed this in a statement on the club’s official website on Monday.

The statement read: “Brentford Football Club can confirm that Joe Hardy has joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.”

Brentford B head coach, Neil MacFarlane told the club’s official website: “He’s perhaps come to the end of his time with the club in terms of the strategy, and to go to a club the size of Liverpool can only be good for him.

“The club are flying at the moment, they’re European champions, and potential Premier League winners, so being in and around that environment can only be good for Joe. He’s certainly going from an environment here that has prepared him properly.

“We’ve said it in recent months, that not all of our players will go on to play for Brentford’s first team, but what we want to do is give them a career and this is a step forward in Joe’s career and his mind to go to Liverpool and compete with the U-23 group and see where it takes him.”

Hardy scored 40 goals in 80 appearances for Brentford B this season.

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Liverpool Sign New Striker, Joe Hardy

Liverpool have completed the signing of former Manchester City academy striker, Joe Hardy from Brentford B for an undisclosed fee.

This is coming after the UEFA Champions League winners signed midfielder, Takumi Minamino, from Red Bull Salzburg some few days ago.

Brentford disclosed this in a statement on the club’s official website on Monday.

The statement read: “Brentford Football Club can confirm that Joe Hardy has joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.”

Brentford B head coach, Neil MacFarlane told the club’s official website: “He’s perhaps come to the end of his time with the club in terms of the strategy, and to go to a club the size of Liverpool can only be good for him.

“The club are flying at the moment, they’re European champions, and potential Premier League winners, so being in and around that environment can only be good for Joe. He’s certainly going from an environment here that has prepared him properly.

“We’ve said it in recent months, that not all of our players will go on to play for Brentford’s first team, but what we want to do is give them a career and this is a step forward in Joe’s career and his mind to go to Liverpool and compete with the U-23 group and see where it takes him.”

Hardy scored 40 goals in 80 appearances for Brentford B this season.

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Liverpool Sign New Striker, Joe Hardy

Liverpool have completed the signing of former Manchester City academy striker, Joe Hardy from Brentford B for an undisclosed fee.

This is coming after the UEFA Champions League winners signed midfielder, Takumi Minamino, from Red Bull Salzburg some few days ago.

Brentford disclosed this in a statement on the club’s official website on Monday.

The statement read: “Brentford Football Club can confirm that Joe Hardy has joined Liverpool for an undisclosed fee.”

Brentford B head coach, Neil MacFarlane told the club’s official website: “He’s perhaps come to the end of his time with the club in terms of the strategy, and to go to a club the size of Liverpool can only be good for him.

“The club are flying at the moment, they’re European champions, and potential Premier League winners, so being in and around that environment can only be good for Joe. He’s certainly going from an environment here that has prepared him properly.

“We’ve said it in recent months, that not all of our players will go on to play for Brentford’s first team, but what we want to do is give them a career and this is a step forward in Joe’s career and his mind to go to Liverpool and compete with the U-23 group and see where it takes him.”

Hardy scored 40 goals in 80 appearances for Brentford B this season.

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EPL Honours Super Eagles Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi (Video)

The English Premier League (EPL), on Sunday honoured Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, as he celebrated his third year with Leicester City FC.

Ndidi joined Leicester on Jan. 5, 2017 from Belgian club Genk.

EPL on its verified Twitter handle @premierleague shared a video clip of some of the best moments of the Super Eagles player in action for Leicester.

Watch the video below:

The Premier League stated that Ndidi has been very impressive since he joined the EPL side three years ago.

Ndidi made his Belgian Pro League debut with Genk on 31 Jan. 2015 against Charleroi in a 1–0 away defeat.

He played the first 74 minutes of the game, before being substituted for Jarne Vrijsen.

During the Belgian League play-off game against Club Brugge, Ndidi scored a long-range goal, which was named the goal of the season in the Belgian league.

He has been exceptional for Leicester since he joined the club three years ago.

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EPL Honours Super Eagles Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi (Video)

The English Premier League (EPL), on Sunday honoured Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, as he celebrated his third year with Leicester City FC.

Ndidi joined Leicester on Jan. 5, 2017 from Belgian club Genk.

EPL on its verified Twitter handle @premierleague shared a video clip of some of the best moments of the Super Eagles player in action for Leicester.

Watch the video below:

The Premier League stated that Ndidi has been very impressive since he joined the EPL side three years ago.

Ndidi made his Belgian Pro League debut with Genk on 31 Jan. 2015 against Charleroi in a 1–0 away defeat.

He played the first 74 minutes of the game, before being substituted for Jarne Vrijsen.

During the Belgian League play-off game against Club Brugge, Ndidi scored a long-range goal, which was named the goal of the season in the Belgian league.

He has been exceptional for Leicester since he joined the club three years ago.

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EPL Honours Super Eagles Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi (Video)

The English Premier League (EPL), on Sunday honoured Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, as he celebrated his third year with Leicester City FC.

Ndidi joined Leicester on Jan. 5, 2017 from Belgian club Genk.

EPL on its verified Twitter handle @premierleague shared a video clip of some of the best moments of the Super Eagles player in action for Leicester.

Watch the video below:

The Premier League stated that Ndidi has been very impressive since he joined the EPL side three years ago.

Ndidi made his Belgian Pro League debut with Genk on 31 Jan. 2015 against Charleroi in a 1–0 away defeat.

He played the first 74 minutes of the game, before being substituted for Jarne Vrijsen.

During the Belgian League play-off game against Club Brugge, Ndidi scored a long-range goal, which was named the goal of the season in the Belgian league.

He has been exceptional for Leicester since he joined the club three years ago.

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EPL Honours Super Eagles Midfielder, Wilfred Ndidi (Video)

The English Premier League (EPL), on Sunday honoured Super Eagles midfielder Wilfred Ndidi, as he celebrated his third year with Leicester City FC.

Ndidi joined Leicester on Jan. 5, 2017 from Belgian club Genk.

EPL on its verified Twitter handle @premierleague shared a video clip of some of the best moments of the Super Eagles player in action for Leicester.

Watch the video below:

The Premier League stated that Ndidi has been very impressive since he joined the EPL side three years ago.

Ndidi made his Belgian Pro League debut with Genk on 31 Jan. 2015 against Charleroi in a 1–0 away defeat.

He played the first 74 minutes of the game, before being substituted for Jarne Vrijsen.

During the Belgian League play-off game against Club Brugge, Ndidi scored a long-range goal, which was named the goal of the season in the Belgian league.

He has been exceptional for Leicester since he joined the club three years ago.

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Ex-Super Eagles Striker, Odion Ighalo And Wife Spark Marriage Crisis Rumours

Former Nigeria international, Odion Ighalo, is reportedly having crisis in his 10-year-old marriage to Sonia.

On Sunday, we observed that the 30-year-old and his wife are no longer following each other on Instagram.

The crisis reportedly became apparent following Ighalo’s stay in the country alone after the completion of his mansion in Lagos while his wife and three children remain in London.

The pair have also deleted pictures of themselves together on social media platforms.

It is unclear the reason for the strife between the couple who have been together since 2009.

In December 2018, Ighalo lost his sister.

He has now taken responsibility for his niece left behind by his late sister.

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Atiku, Son Banter On Twitter Over Chelsea Vs Arsenal, See Reactions

It was a hilarious outing on twitter as reaction trailed banter between former Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his son Mustapha Abubakar over the outcome of English Premiere League match between Chelsea vs Arsenal.

The match which saw Arsenal in a 1-0 lead at the end of the first 45 minutes eventually ended 2-1 in favour of Chelsea.

Atiku’s son Mustapha, who is apparently a Chelsea fan threw the first banter when he took to his handle @HHMustaphaAA to ask: Daddy, How market? and went on to tweet: ‘Market no be good for Daddy today.

Mustapha was responding to an earlier tweet by Atiku when he commended the first goal for Arsenal by Aubameyang.

The former Presidential candidate in his response tweeted: “Musty, in the words of Timaya, I can’t kill myself”.

The response which got over 14,000 likes and almost 5,000 retweets as at time of this report, also got a lot of reaction from Nigerian who decided to join the banter.

Some who tweeted teased Mustapha that he was not going to eat for one week, others jocularly called him out for disrespecting his old father while some other also joined the party to tease Atiku.

See some of the reactions below;

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VAR, A ‘Big Mess’ – Guardiola Says

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola declared the VAR video review system a “big mess” on Sunday after a weekend which saw a series of controversial decisions from the system.

VAR was introduced in the Premier League for the first time this season and there is no sign of the controversies dying down nor of fans warming to the use of the technology.

“Every weekend is a big mess. In other games, it was a big mess. Hopefully next season, it can do better,” said Guardiola after City’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday.

It was one of several games which saw a goal overruled for the most marginal of offside calls, after VAR’s geometrical lines had been used to deliver a time-consuming verdict.

The Yorkshire side looked to have grabbed the lead through Lys Mousett in the 28th minute but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review found the slimmest of margins for offside.

Moments after the incident, both sets of supporters expressed their opposition to VAR in a loud, united chant, while United fans also adopted the ‘It’s not football any more’ anthem that has become a familiar refrain at various games.

United manager Chris Wilder noted Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki had a similar goal ruled out for a fractional offside decision in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday and said there had been “eight or nine” incidents over the weekend.

“There’s no conclusivie evidence, blurred lines and angles. There needs to be a more clear way of defining it,” he said.

Asked about the City fans joining in with the visitors in expressing strong opposition to VAR, Wilder said he was not surprised.

“Up and down the country, all the people at Norwich, a four-letter word about VAR, these are proper football people,” he said.

Asked whether the system needed to be reformed or fully scrapped, Wilder said: “It’s not my decision, it has to improve. Yet again, it’s the first question, eight or nine goals knocked off.

“Where there’s so much debate on every goal, it will be analysed yet again. I just don’t think it’s been refined enough to make a difference.”

He was also upset about City’s first goal where referee Chris Kavanagh appeared to obstruct United defenders before Kevin De Bruyne found Sergio Aguero for the opener.

“I’ve been to see the referee and he has been honest about it. We make mistakes and I believe he made one too.

“We talk about the new rule where if the referee touches the ball then he has to blow up. So surely if he is in the way and hinders us, then he makes a sensible decision.

“If he made the sensible decision then I don’t think anyone in the ground would have said anything about it,” he said.

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VAR, A ‘Big Mess’ – Guardiola Says

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola declared the VAR video review system a “big mess” on Sunday after a weekend which saw a series of controversial decisions from the system.

VAR was introduced in the Premier League for the first time this season and there is no sign of the controversies dying down nor of fans warming to the use of the technology.

“Every weekend is a big mess. In other games, it was a big mess. Hopefully next season, it can do better,” said Guardiola after City’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday.

It was one of several games which saw a goal overruled for the most marginal of offside calls, after VAR’s geometrical lines had been used to deliver a time-consuming verdict.

The Yorkshire side looked to have grabbed the lead through Lys Mousett in the 28th minute but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review found the slimmest of margins for offside.

Moments after the incident, both sets of supporters expressed their opposition to VAR in a loud, united chant, while United fans also adopted the ‘It’s not football any more’ anthem that has become a familiar refrain at various games.

United manager Chris Wilder noted Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki had a similar goal ruled out for a fractional offside decision in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday and said there had been “eight or nine” incidents over the weekend.

“There’s no conclusivie evidence, blurred lines and angles. There needs to be a more clear way of defining it,” he said.

Asked about the City fans joining in with the visitors in expressing strong opposition to VAR, Wilder said he was not surprised.

“Up and down the country, all the people at Norwich, a four-letter word about VAR, these are proper football people,” he said.

Asked whether the system needed to be reformed or fully scrapped, Wilder said: “It’s not my decision, it has to improve. Yet again, it’s the first question, eight or nine goals knocked off.

“Where there’s so much debate on every goal, it will be analysed yet again. I just don’t think it’s been refined enough to make a difference.”

He was also upset about City’s first goal where referee Chris Kavanagh appeared to obstruct United defenders before Kevin De Bruyne found Sergio Aguero for the opener.

“I’ve been to see the referee and he has been honest about it. We make mistakes and I believe he made one too.

“We talk about the new rule where if the referee touches the ball then he has to blow up. So surely if he is in the way and hinders us, then he makes a sensible decision.

“If he made the sensible decision then I don’t think anyone in the ground would have said anything about it,” he said.

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VAR, A ‘Big Mess’ – Guardiola Says

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola declared the VAR video review system a “big mess” on Sunday after a weekend which saw a series of controversial decisions from the system.

VAR was introduced in the Premier League for the first time this season and there is no sign of the controversies dying down nor of fans warming to the use of the technology.

“Every weekend is a big mess. In other games, it was a big mess. Hopefully next season, it can do better,” said Guardiola after City’s 2-0 win over Sheffield United on Sunday.

It was one of several games which saw a goal overruled for the most marginal of offside calls, after VAR’s geometrical lines had been used to deliver a time-consuming verdict.

The Yorkshire side looked to have grabbed the lead through Lys Mousett in the 28th minute but the goal was ruled out after a VAR review found the slimmest of margins for offside.

Moments after the incident, both sets of supporters expressed their opposition to VAR in a loud, united chant, while United fans also adopted the ‘It’s not football any more’ anthem that has become a familiar refrain at various games.

United manager Chris Wilder noted Norwich City forward Teemu Pukki had a similar goal ruled out for a fractional offside decision in their 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Saturday and said there had been “eight or nine” incidents over the weekend.

“There’s no conclusivie evidence, blurred lines and angles. There needs to be a more clear way of defining it,” he said.

Asked about the City fans joining in with the visitors in expressing strong opposition to VAR, Wilder said he was not surprised.

“Up and down the country, all the people at Norwich, a four-letter word about VAR, these are proper football people,” he said.

Asked whether the system needed to be reformed or fully scrapped, Wilder said: “It’s not my decision, it has to improve. Yet again, it’s the first question, eight or nine goals knocked off.

“Where there’s so much debate on every goal, it will be analysed yet again. I just don’t think it’s been refined enough to make a difference.”

He was also upset about City’s first goal where referee Chris Kavanagh appeared to obstruct United defenders before Kevin De Bruyne found Sergio Aguero for the opener.

“I’ve been to see the referee and he has been honest about it. We make mistakes and I believe he made one too.

“We talk about the new rule where if the referee touches the ball then he has to blow up. So surely if he is in the way and hinders us, then he makes a sensible decision.

“If he made the sensible decision then I don’t think anyone in the ground would have said anything about it,” he said.

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