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Barack Obama Finally speaks on Kobe Bryant's death (Video)

Barack Obama, Former US President has come out to speak publicly on the death of legend Basketball Kobe Bryant and daughter Gianna; saying their deaths affected him because as a father he also was a big supporter of his daughters in the sporting field and at home . Kobe and his daughter Gianna who died in a helicopter crash on 26th January in Calabasas, California while he was escorting his daughter to a basketball game, and Obama also said he knew Kobe's death was still fresh in the minds of the NBA circle. Obama when speaking on Saturday in a room full of journalists at a brunch hosted by the NBA for All-Star weekend. In a video posted on Instagram by CNN journalist Wolf Blitzer, Barack says ... "That loss is something that I know many are still grappling with -- particularly, Kobe because he was with his daughter and those families and those children. And those of us who have had the joy and privilege of being parents, and taking our kids to ball games, and roo

Cristiano Ronaldo's wages at Juventus revealed: Portuguese star earns three times more than any other player in Italy

Cristiano Ronaldo' s wages at Juventus has been revealed.  According to  Gazzetta dello Sport,  the Portuguese star   is earning £28million-a-year in wages at  Juventus  after taxes, three times more than any other player in  Italy.  Juventus' new summer signing  Matthijs de Ligt  is the second highest earner in Serie A as he   takes home £7.2million-a-year plus bonuses.  Third spot is another Serie A newcomer,  Romelu Lukaku , who is getting £6.7million-a-year plus bonuses after joining  Inter Milan  from  Manchester United  this summer.  SEE SERIE A TOP FIVE EARNERS.  1. Cristiano Ronaldo - £28m 2. Matthijs de Ligt - £7.2m 3. Romelu Lukaku - £6.7m 4. Gonzalo Higuain - £6.7m 5. Paulo Dybala - £6.5m

Lionel Messi is free ‘to leave’ at end of season - Barcelona president, Josep Maria Bartomeu

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said the Spanish giants are not worried about Lionel Messi’s future, despite the Argentinian star being able to leave the club at the end of the season.   The five-time Ballon d’Or winner signed a new four-year deal with Barca in 2017, but Bartomeu says he is free to end his contract beforehand. Bartomeu while speaking with Barcelona’s in-house television channel said, “Leo Messi has a contract through to the 2020-21 season, but the player is able to leave Barca before the final season".   He added, “It’s the same case as with the final contracts that Xavi, (Carles) Puyol and (Andres) Iniesta had. They are players who deserve that liberty, and we shouldn’t worry, as they are very committed to Barca. We want Messi to play for Barca through to 2021 and beyond. We are very calm.”   Messi, 32, has been at Barcelona since 2001 and is the club’s record goalscorer.

Samuel Eto'o retires from football at 38 after glittering 22-year career

Samuel Eto'o  has announced his retirement from football after a trophy-laden 22-year playing career. The Cameroonian legend, 38, began his career with  Real Madrid  and went on to play for 13 clubs including  Barcelona, Inter Milan,   Chelsea ,  Everton , and  Sampdoria. In a short message on Friday night (Sept. 6) the Cameroon legend regarded as one of the greatest African players of all-time announced that he has decided to call time on his career after leaving  Qatar SC  earlier this year. He wrote on Instagram: "The End. Towards a new challenge. Thank you all, big love." View this post on Instagram THE END😉 VERS UN NOUVEAU DÉFI... Merci à vous tous big love ❤️ adrénaline 💉💉💉💉💉💉 A post shared by Samuel Eto'o (@setoo9) on Sep 6, 2019 at 12:15pm PDT   Eto'o who won three La Liga titles and two Champions League trouphies with Barcelona also helped his country to win Olympic g

FIFPro World 11 shortlist revealed: Premier League players lead the way with 21 stars listed in the 55-man list.

The FIFPro World 11 shortlist has been revealed with   Premier League leading the way for the first time in a decade after a total of 21 Premier League players made the 55-man list. Current European club champions,  Liverpool  lead the Premier League clubs with 7 selections. THE 55 MOST VOTED PLAYERS ARE: GOALKEEPERS (5) Alisson Becker  (Brazil, Liverpool FC) David De Gea  (Spain, Manchester United) Ederson Moraes  (Brazil, Manchester City) Jan Oblak  (Slovenia, Atletico Madrid) Marc-Andre ter Stegen  (Germany, FC Barcelona) DEFENDERS (20) Jordi Alba  (Spain, FC Barcelona) Trent Alexander-Arnold  (England, Liverpool FC) Daniel Alves  (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain/Sao Paulo) Joao Cancelo  (Portugal, Juventus/Manchester City) Daniel Carvajal  (Spain, Real Madrid) Giorgio Chiellini  (Italy, Juventus) Virgil van Dijk  (The Netherlands, Liverpool FC) Diego Godin  (Uruguay, Atletico/Internazionale) Joshua Kimmich  (Germany, Bayern Munich) Kal