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    Leicester City’s Claudio Ranieri and his players were forced to make a last minute dash to Sunday night’s PFA Player of the Year awards in London after defeating Swansea 4-0 to keep their Premiership title bid on track.

    Algerian international Riyad Mahrez, who was named PFA Player of the Year, and his teammates made it to the Grosvenor House Hotel in London, thanks to a fleet of helicopters that were specially chartered for them.

    Besides Mahrez, 25, Jamie Vardy and his fiancee Rebekah Nicholson, were also among those who flew to the capital shortly after the win against Francesco Guidolin’s side.

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    The Foxes sealed a comfortable win to regain their eight-point advantage at the top of the table, but the late kick-off left them with little time to travel for the awards.

    Vardy, who missed Sunday’s game due to suspension, touched down wearing the same clothes he was wore to

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  • Liverpool’s Firmino shows off new Ferrari

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    If you’re a Premiership footballer like Liverpool’s Roberto Firmino, you surely can afford to drive around in a fancy car.

    The forward celebrated the club’s recent 4-0 Merseyside derby win by getting behind the wheel of his new ride.

    The 24-year-old Brazilian took to his Instagram account to show off his bright red Ferrari 458 Italia, with the colour of the car matching his outfit.

    The Italian supercar, a favourite with sportsmen, is capable of reaching 202mph (325kmh) with a 0-60mph time of just 3.4 seconds.

    The Liverpool forward played 75 minutes during Liverpool’s ruthless thrashing of rivals Everton at Anfield last week.

    Fans will surely feel Firmino more than deserves some down time before the season comes to an end.


    John Terry plays golf during recovery

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    Chelsea captain John Terry, who has not played since March 19, has been undergoing rehabilitation from injury by

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  • Arsenal’s Ozil in hilarious spoof

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    Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil has been impressing for his side this season, but it isn’t just his assists and brilliant techniques that are making fans sit up.

    It’s his sense of humour - and hilarious acting chops- as seen in a new amazing spoof clip above.

    And it seems that the German international is so accustomed to assisting his teammates on the pitch that he has decided to use his special talent elsewhere.

    In the video, the 27-year-old can be seen assisting with other day-to-day tasks, including providing an umbrella, shoe horn and even a tea bag in humorous fashion.

    Ozil has made 18 assists this season, six more than his nearest rival, Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen.

    Jamie Vardy’s fiancee enjoys hen night with 18 masks of him

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    Jamie Vardy’s fiancee was surrounded by 18 other “Vardys” this weekend as her friends wore masks of the Leicester striker for her hen party.

    The forward’s

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    Man United striker Anthony Martial, 20, has reportedly split with the mother of his daughter and childhood sweetheart, Samantha, 19.

    The French media reported that the duo stopped following one another on social media, allegedly due to infidelity. 

    She also deleted all of the pictures of herself with Anthony on her personal Instagram account, but photos of the couple's baby daughter Peyton remain.

    On Monday, Samantha took what appeared to be a swipe at the £58million ($112 million) striker by posting a pic of her and their eight-month-old daughter Peyton, with the caption : "I just want to be with you for life Peyton, I just want to be a mum."

    Last November, a worried Samantha warned females on social media to “stay away from her husband”.

    She explained that with approximately 43.6 million Instagram accounts out there - half of which belonged to men -  she wanted

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  • Ronaldo’s sister hits out at Barca’s Gerard Pique

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    Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been buzzing especially after scoring an amazing goal in Real Madrid’s recent 2-1 win over Barcelona in El Clasico. 

    But it’s not the case for Barca defender Gerard Pique, who quickly became the butt of jokes from Ronaldo’s sister, Katia Aveiro. 

    She couldn’t resist taking a cheeky jibe at him for using the live streaming app ‘Periscope’ a little bit too much. 

    Pique previously used the live mobile app to predict a 2-0 win for Barcelona in El Clasico with his teammate Fabregas.

    In a message directed at him, Katia wrote on Twitter in Spanish, “I wonder if Gerard Pique will (use) Periscope today? With you.. it all started, no? #WhoKnows.”

    To add insult to injury, it was Pique who opened the scoring for the hosts, before Karim Benzema levelled things up and of course, Katia’s brother Ronaldo scoring the winner. 

    Ronaldo, 30, paid no heed

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  • John Terry linked to China move after Shanghai trip

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    Despite the end of his Premier League career, Chelsea star John Terry found himself getting mobbed by fans in Shanghai this week. And it wasn’t because he had announced plans to join the Chinese Premier League, although speculation remains on whether he will stay in Europe or ply the twilight years of his career elsewhere.

    The 35-year-old was in China’s largest city to do his part for the children as he held a football clinic at a high school to encourage youngsters to play football.

    Excited fans turned up everywhere he went for ‘selfie’ opportunities, much to the English player’s delight.

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    Photos showed him dribbling around some cones, and even getting side-tackled by the students.

    It is the second time Terry has visited China in the last year, after he toured the country in mid-2015.

    His current deal with the Blues expires at the end of the season, which means he could

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    What is it like to be in the same cafe as Real Madrid and world famous football star, Cristiano Ronaldo?

    Well, in this video clip of a social experiment, the Real Madrid star tries to go out to a cafe in Madrid like a normal human being to enjoy his chamomile tea.

    Instead of disguising himself, the self-professed workaholic simply wanted to enjoy his time out with his best friend.

    But he found himself getting mobbed for photos by the cafe patrons, almost every three seconds.

     

    Roma legend Totti and wife celebrate birth of daughter

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    Roma forward Francesco Totti and his wife Ilary have welcomed their third child, baby daughter Isabel, into the world.

    The power couple of Italian football, who married in 2005, were pictured in high spirits after leaving the hospital ‘Matre Dei’ on Monday afternoon.

    Totti’s wife Ilary, 34, is an Italian showgirl, model, television

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  • Neymar celebrates sister’s Disney-themed birthday

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    Neymar flew to Brazil this week to attend his sister Rafaella’s Disney-themed 20th birthday party. He sought special permission from his manager to make the trip home to celebrate the special occasion. 

    The Barcelona star missed out on his club’s 4-0 win against Eibar on Sunday through suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season.

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    Neymar received special dispensation from manager Luis Enrique and the club’s four captains to attend the celebration in Sao Paolo.

    However, the Brazilian brought his own signature sense of style and ignored the Disney theme, turning up to the event on Monday in his trademark hat.

    The 24-year-old is very close to his sister Rafaella and the two even got tattoos of each other last year

    Neymar clearly had fun at the event, and wrote on Instagram, “Watching my sister grow up and reconnecting with friends is priceless. I long for

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  • Daniel Sturridge to launch mother’s famous cooking sauce

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    Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge is hoping to send supermarket shoppers ‘Sturr Crazy’ with a new range of cooking sauces inspired by his family’s Jamaican roots.

    The 26-year-old may be reeling over the disappointment of defeat in the Capital One Cup final but is finally fit again after being out since December.

    Sturridge also took the opportunity to reveal one of the secrets behind his goal-scoring success — his mum’s glorious cooking.

    After participating in a workshop with British supermarket chain Sainsbury (photo above), he now wants to share mum Grace’s culinary talents by marketing his own 'Sturr Crazy’ range of sauces on his website.

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    The popularity of Mother Sturridge’s cooking at their annual summer party has convinced the England national that demand for her famous dishes went beyond just his family.

    Sturridge said, “As a family we have always enjoyed meals together,

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    Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal celebrated his side’s recent improvement in form with a trip to one of the city’s premier nightspots, Wing’s Chinese restaurant.

    The Dutchman, who has come under criticism many times this season after some disappointing results, is widely tipped to be replaced in the United dugout in the summer by Jose Mourinho.

    He was seen grinning from ear to ear as he arrived alone at the eatery over the weekend.

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    After having suffered back-to-back 2-1 defeats by Sunderland in the Premier League and minnows Midtjylland in the Europa League, United have since recorded a three-match win streak.

    That run has seen them progress to the FA Cup quarter-finals, overturn the aggregate deficit against Midtjylland to reach the Europa League’s last 16 and beat Arsenal 3-2 on Sunday to boost their chances of securing a top-four finish in the league.

    Wing’s restaurant is a popular haunt for a number of football stars, club managers and football agents in Manchester, and other

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