Ajax star De Jong is named after Brit pop group, loves his grandma's meatballs, and is off to Barcelona in £65m transfer this summer

FRENKIE DE JONG dreamed of Barcelona but it was Merseyside that influenced his mother's mind. Marjon Schuchhard gave birth to Ajax's young superstar on May 12, 1997, enduring a 33-hour long labour, before naming him after her love from Liverpool. Healthcare worker Schuchhard was a fan of the band Frankie Goes to Hollywood and named her first-born after them – […]

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Firmino back in training for Barcelona clash as Van Dijk warns ‘Messi is not only threat for Liverpool’

ROBERTO FIRMINO has given Liverpool a major boost by returning to training ahead of tomorrow's Champions League clash with Barcelona. Firmino missed Friday's 5-0 Premier League win over Huddersfield with a groin problem which has been plaguing him in recent weeks. But the Brazilian striker, 27, looked sharp and ready for action as he joined his team-mates in training this […]

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Ex-Raiders, Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski retiring

FILE – In this Sept. 12, 2011, file photo, Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) reacts after kicking a 63-yard field goal against the Denver Broncos in the second quarter of an NFL football game, in Denver. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney, File) Former Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to retire after an 18-year career. Janikowski spent […]

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Jimmy Butler and 76ers Hold Off Late Push by Raptors

Jimmy Butler had 30 points and 11 rebounds, James Ennis scored 13 points and the Philadelphia 76ers held on to beat the Toronto Raptors, 94-89, on Monday night, tying their Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece. Down by 19 points in the first half, Toronto cut the deficit to one late in the third quarter, then went cold […]

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WWE: Raw’s Money In The Bank ladder match contenders revealed

Raw’s entrants for next month’s Money In The Bank ladder matches were confirmed on this week’s episode, with four men and four women representing the red brand. Alexa Bliss’ reveal of the men’s participants led to an instant disagreement between them, with Braun Strowman ending an in-ring war of words with a “preview” of what might be to come in […]

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Daniel Jones’ immediate Giants future: Even Vegas is clueless

The Giants didn’t draft Daniel Jones to sit him. That’s the theory being presented by Circa Sports, a new Las Vegas sportsbook that set the Over/Under at 7.5 for which game Giants rookie quarterback Daniel Jones will make his first career start this coming season — a Week 7 home showdown against No. 1 pick Kyler Murray and the Arizona […]

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