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Wayne Rooney’s Fleet of Luxury Supercars the Everton Man Can’t Drive for Two Years

Wayne Rooney

WAYNE ROONEY was banned from driving for two years and slapped with 100-hours community service after he pleaded guilty to drink-driving earlier this month.

The Everton forward, 31, was found to be three times the limit when arrested with 104 micrograms of alcohol in his breath… as the legal limit in the UK is just 35 micrograms.

After being sentenced, Rooney said: “Following today’s court hearing I want publicly to apologize for my unforgivable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit.

“It was completely wrong. I’ve already said sorry to my family my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC.

“Now I want to apologize to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career.

“Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service.”

Now, after being banned from driving for two years, Rooney’s fleet of supercars are set to go utterly untouched.

We take a look at just which stunning machines are set to gather dust in the next 24 months.

BMW i8

Cost: £100,000+

Top speed: 155mph

0-60mph: 4.4secs

WHEN Rooney made his emotional return to Everton from Man United, he arrived for his press conference in the stunning BMW i8.

The sleek and sporty number would have set England’s all-time leading goal scorer back at least £100,000.

On top of that, with a top speed of 155mph and a 0-60mph time of just 4.4 seconds, Roo will be missing out on some serious adrenaline rushes in the next two years.

 

Audi Q7

Cost: £50,000+

Top speed: 144mph

0-60mph: 7.3secs

PERFECT for Rooney the family man, the Audi Q7 is a super-fast SUV – perfect for ferrying the kids around in a hurry.

Costing at least £50,000, the German motor can reach eye-watering speeds of 144mph.

The Audi can even do 0-60mph in just 7.3 seconds – which for a car of that size and weight is mightily impressive.

 

Range Rover Overfinch

Cost: £200,000+

Top speed: 161mph

0-60mph: 8secs

THE most expensive so far, Rooney’s Overfinch-modified Range Rover is arguably the cream of the crop.

Roo’s 4×4 was modified to his exact specifications and would have set him back at least £200,000.

It was the last car the Everton man drove before his driving ban was enforced – and it’s easy to see why, with a top speed of 161mph and a 0-60mph time of just eight seconds.

 

Bentley GT

Cost: £250,000+

Top speed: 206mph

0-60mph: 3.9secs

BACK in January of this year, Rooney was spotted in a “flame orange” Bentley GT.

A terrifyingly quick vehicle, the sleek motor can shatter the 200mph barrier – and blitz 0-60mph in under four seconds.

That one will certainly be missed during the ban…

 

Source: THE SUN

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BoxingSports

Mayweather knocks out McGregor

Mayweather

Floyd Mayweather Jr. for sure had his last good dance in a dancing bout against Conor McGregor. Although many thought it was going to be a fierce fight, it turned out being a good dance. Many are of the view that these two fighters made millions to not throw one hard punch. Good business anyway! The fight took place on August 27, 2017 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Being his 50th, he mentioned that this was his last fight. With boxing reputation on the line, Mayweather knocked out McGregor at the 10th round, and being the first ever boxer with 50 straight wins, undefeated—record. He said, “I gave the fans what they wanted to see”, Mayweather said after the fight. “I told them that I owed them for the Pacquiao fight. I must come straight ahead and give them a show.”

McGregor started well, but Mayweather showed his quality to come through. Mayweather jabbed McGregor with a series of rights and lefts. McGregor almost fell to the ground but was saved by the referee as he stepped in to stop the fight with over a minute remaining in the 10th round.

Mayweather kept positioning his body in a way that McGregor could only hit the back of his head. For most boxers, they would not throw that punch. But McGregor is not most boxers. He mostly hit the back of Mayweather’s head, and the referee seemed reluctant to do anything about it. But that did not stop him from landing some strong right hands. He was completely in control. Given that U.F.C. fights are much shorter than boxing matches, McGregor’s stamina was in question. And he certainly got tired in the late rounds as Mayweather made easy work of him.

This is what Mayweather had to say after the fight.

“He is a tough competitor and I thought we gave the fans what they wanted to see.

“He is a lot better than I thought he was, he used different angles and was a tough competitor but I was the better man tonight.

“Our game-plan was to take our time, let him shoot all his heavy shots early on and then take him down at the end, down the stretch.

“We know in the MMA he fights 25 minutes real hard and after that he starts to slow down.

“I guaranteed this fight wouldn’t go the distance. A win is a win.”

However, McGregor felt the fight could have continued. This is what he also said.

“I took the early rounds fairly handy,” he said. “I thought it was close, I thought the stoppage was a bit early, there was a lot on the line and I thought he should have let me carry on.

“I was just a little fatigued. He is composed and you have got to give it to him.

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FootballSports

Cristiano Ronaldo–UEFA Best Player in Europe Award 2016-17

Cristiano Ronaldo

For a record third time, Cristiano Ronaldo picks up coveted award, beating Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Juventus’ Gianluigi Buffon—the other nominees. The Portuguese and Real Madrid star scored 42 goals in 46 matches for Real Madrid last season. He has become the first player to win the UEFA Best Player in Europe award three times.

Ronaldo received 482 points, with Messi (141) and Buffon (109) finishing second and third respectively

In a tweet, he appreciates support from his coaches and fans, saying, “Thanks to my teammates, coaches and staff who helped me win this trophy. I dedicate this to my family, friends and fans. This is also yours!”

The famous CR7 has four FIFA Ballon d’Or awards, the most for a European player, and is the first player in history to win four European Golden Shoes. He has 24 trophies in his career, which includes five league titles, four UEFA Champions League titles and one UEFA European Championship.

His Real Madrid team-mates Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric also took the Defender of the Year and Midfielder of the Year respectively.

Gianluigi Buffon also picked up Goalkeeper of the year, while Holland and Barcelona midfielder Lieke Martens took home the UEFA Women’s Player of the Season.

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FootballSports

The Dynasty Neymar

Neymar

As of today, the 8th of the 8th month…, with the number eight on display connotes a new beginning. I strongly believe that beginning of another era, one the world will savor for long. It’s boldly labeled Neymar, the era that belongs to another phenomenon of our beloved game. A year down the timeline by the eighth day of the eighth month of two thousand and eighteen, this beginning will have fully blossomed, but my eyes being able to see this beautiful beginning even before it began.

As of today, Neymar for my cash is the best footballer among all professional footballers on the globe. That must be such a claim, you may claim, and I dare insist a yes and say again, Neymar for want of a better expression, is the best footballer alive today plying his trade.

The haze in many minds, maybe due to two names that readily comes up for the arguments and tabloids alike, Lionel Messi and his fiercest ally comrade and perhaps opponent Cristiano Ronaldo. These two have by stretches of miles sat at the every pinnacle and glory of world football as kings in their own right for at least a decade. Lionel Messi one, I describe as abundantly talented has for the better part of contemporary football dominated the game with his size, speed, skill, trickery and a surplus bag of intelligence perhaps only second to Diego Amanda Maradona (compared with the same bag of criteria) on the all-time list of greats.  Cristiano within the same period out of an elastic desire to improve and get better successfully has rivaled Messi and in the process also earned his place undisputed as the greatest finisher of all time (for both club and country) urging out Senior Ronaldo, Edson Arantes De Nacimento, Gerd Muller, and perhaps Marco Van Bastien (Eusebio and many more will have their opinions about this).

What a claim is it then to say perhaps a work in progress like Neymar is better than these two (finished materials) who have clouded our minds and skewed our opinions for many years now. Well, it is also true that of the many players aspiring for greatness lingering in the shadows of these ‘Big Two’, Neymar has clearly been the stand out performer at least in Europe for 4 seasons now. He has on three occasions in the last 4 years been part of the 3 finalist for World player of the year.

Indeed in the shadows of these two, Neymar in 2013 first gave the world a taste of his prowess at the confederation Cup triumph with Invincible Brazil. That final game display against the best of a Spanish generation told me of a wonder to expect from another demi-god lying in wait to explode fully. The fullness of that explosion should replace the magic of the ‘Big Two’. Yet, Neymar since then has been patient enough to bid his time, getting better at his most striking attribute of carrying his team on his shoulders with striking consistency. What a way to be introduced into Europe and into the best European side at least in the last decade, Barcelona. And in there I always felt after seeing him at the confederation cup in full glare, this young man is on a mission to take the world up in siege.

And at the world cup 2014 hosted in his homeland, Neymar with such ease was cruising Brazil into another world cup triumph, though first on home soil. The Germans know in their spirit, Neymar alive in that semi-final game would have cut them to size. His consistent ability to single handedly control games is unique, albeit more difficult in Europe, Neymar has gracefully undergone his apprenticeship 4 years understudying the master Messi. But even the master Messi, I have always held the view that his dominance in Europe has been hinged on the best midfield duo Europe has ever since in Xavi and Inniesta. If Maradona was ever blessed with this duo, he would have won the champions league every year for as long as he played with them two. Messi has killer instincts, yes, plenty of it but game controlling abilities I feel eventually Neymar will surpass both Messi and Cristiano.

It is not for nothing Neymar prioritized the last Olympic football Gold over the Copa America Centenary Competition. Believing in his ability to attain the only feat that had eluded the Brazilian Football Cabinet despite the many legendary Brazilian players of yester years and today’s, Neymar held the bull by the horn, saved his team’s blushes in the group games and eventually won the ultimate gold. The beauty thereafter was to hear that he had relinquished the captainship band as he was not to captain Brazil again!

At Barcelona, Neymar will always have a measuring rod he doesn’t need. Neymar strives in the freedom, in the beauty of displaying his best and winning games and to think that he has always carried teams on his shoulders at Santos and with the Selaesaos, it’s only right that he explores the fullness of himself. Mind you, Neymar has already won a number of titles with Barcelona and the decision to start a dynasty of his own means he can decide to play for any team of his choice and he is likely not to disappoint.

I wish Neymar well on his new sojourn and starting this season Neymar’s empire of absolute dominance is in force by the wisest decision to leave Barcelona.

paakow.arthur

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Neymar’s Goodbye Message to Barca Fans

Neymar Santos

 

A Sportsman’s life is moving for challenges. Some are given to us, others are the fruit of our decisions to maintain the light that illuminates our career, which is intense but short.

Barcelona has been more than a challenge, it has been my dream as a child. He played with those cracks in the video game. I arrived at catalunya at age 21, full of challenges. I remember my first days at the club, sharing the costumes with idols like Messi, valdés, Xavi, Iniesta, puyol, and others with the expectation of playing in a club that is “more than a club”. 

I had the honor to act with the greatest athlete I’ve ever seen in my life and I’m sure I won’t see another better, Leo Messi became my partner, friend inside and out of play. Proud to play with you. I love you!

I formed an attack with Messi and Luis Suarez that has been left for the story. I’ve conquered everything a sportsman can conquer. I’ve lived unforgettable moments! I live in a city that’s more than a city, it’s a country. I love Barcelona and catalonia.

But a sportsman (me) needs challenges.

And for the second time in my life, I’m going to be opposing my dad.
Dad, I understand and respect your opinion, but my decision is made, I ask you to support me as you always have.

Barcelona and catalonia will always be in my heart but I need new challenges.
I have accepted the PSG-Paris Saint-Germain proposal to search for new conquests and help the club achieve the titles that the hobby awaits. I have been presented with a bold career plan and I look ready for this challenge.

I appreciate the love of the wonderful hobby blaugrana and everything I’ve learned with the athletes I’ve shared costumes with.
I also feel in my heart that the time has come to leave. The PSG will be my new home for the next few years and I will work to honor the trust they deposit in my football. I count a lot with everyone’s support. Amateurs who have been with me since 2009, of my friends, of the professionals who accompany me and my family, who have suffered a lot from problems that have occurred in this period of my career and which today deserve peace.

It’s a difficult decision, but taken with the maturity of my 25 years.
FC Barcelona, thanks for everything!
PSG, I’m coming!
May God bless us and protect us!

 

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