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first_img Mourinho charged by FA MANCHESTER, England (AP): Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho found himself in more trouble with English football authorities yesterday when he was again charged with misconduct, this time for verbally abusing a referee in a Premier League game. Five days after being charged for comments made about a referee ahead of a game, Mourinho was accused by the Football Association of using “abusive and/or insulting words towards a match official” during United’s 0-0 draw against Burnley at Old Trafford on Saturday. He could be handed a touchline ban. Joshua to fight Molina MANCHESTER, England (AP): Anthony Joshua will make the second defense of his IBF world heavyweight title in a fight against American challenger Eric Molina on Dec. 10. Joshua’s promoters announced the fight yesterday. It will take place at the Manchester Arena in northern England, a rare fight outside London for the unbeaten British boxer. It is the 34-year-old Molina’s second world title fight, after losing to compatriot Deontay Wilder for the WBC belt in June last year. Molina beat Tomasz Adamek in the 10th round of their fight for the IBF inter-continental belt in April. Joshua, whose 17 straight professional wins have all come inside the distance, won the world title by knocking out Charles Martin in the second round at London’s O2 Arena in April. He successfully defended the IBF belt with a seventh-round win over Dominic Breazeale, also in London. Joshua had hoped to fight former world champion Wladimir Klitschko in December, but the bout was postponed after the Ukrainian picked up an injury. Man City tops UCL prize money NYON, Switzerland (AP): Manchester City earned 83.8 million euros in Champions League prize money last season to top the table of UEFA payments to clubs. Although Man City lost in the semi-finals to eventual winners Real Madrid, their share of lucrative British television rights lifted them above Madrid’s 80 million euro share of the 1.345 billion euro UEFA prize fund. Juventus were third with 76.2 million euros.last_img read more

Juventus to beat Premier League duo to signature of World Cup winner

first_img Sami Khedira 1 Juventus will beat Chelsea and Manchester United to the signing of Sami Khedira, reports in Italy have revealed.The Real Madrid midfield powerhouse is out of contract next month and the German international’s representatives will meet with the Italian champions on Wednesday to thrash out a deal.The news comes as a blow to Blues boss Jose Mourinho, who had been keen to sign the 28-year-old for a second time, having previously brought the midfielder during his time in charge at Real.Sport Mediaset is reporting Massimiliano Allegri is willing to offer Khedira £3m-a-year on a three-year deal to tempt the former Stuttgart man to the Juventus Stadium, instead of the Premier League.Khedira has been frozen out of first-team action at the Santiago Bernabeu this season and made only 11 appearances in La Liga.last_img read more