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PSG aren't interested in this Man United star: report

PSG aren't interested in this Man United star: report

Sports
Paris Saint Germain are not planning a swoop for Marcos Rojo in the summer at present, according to reports. Reports have suggested that Unai Emery was planning to make a bid for the Argentine defender after negotiations over a new contract at Old Trafford broke down. Rojo missed the early stages of the campaign with a knee injury and has only made five Premier League starts since returning in November. But according to ESPN‘s Jonathan Johnson, the Ligue 1 leaders have no plans in place to sign Rojo in the summer. In fact, following the 3-1 defeat at the Bernabeu, nothing is particularly certain at the Parc des Princes – and that includes their transfer policy. Emery was booed by segments of the home crowd ahead of PSG’s 5-2 win over Strasbourg on Saturday and you sense ...
Man United receive update on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of Sevilla clash: report

Man United receive update on Paul Pogba's fitness ahead of Sevilla clash: report

Sports
Manchester United are hopeful of Paul Pogba recovering from illness in time to start against Sevilla in the Champions League on Wednesday, according to reports. Jose Mourinho claimed on Friday that Pogba, whose name has been a subject of hot interest following recent performances, would start the FA Cup clash against Huddersfield Town. However, it was confirmed on the morning of the game that the Frenchman would miss the game due to illness, with Scott McTominay taking his place in a 2-0 win. But according to ESPN‘s Rob Dawson, Man United are confident that Pogba will make the trip to Seville on Tuesday after being well enough to train with the squad on Sunday. Mourinho claimed to have no idea about Pogba’s condition on Saturday and appeared slightly frustrated at the midfield...
Report reveals the effects of legalized discrimination on LGBTQ people—and proves its illegality

Report reveals the effects of legalized discrimination on LGBTQ people—and proves its illegality

Politics
Human Rights Watch has done it again, releasing on Monday an invaluable—and deeply troubling—report documenting the effects of so-called religious liberty laws that permit discrimination against LGBTQ people, among others. The researchers and authors behind the publication have made the effects of these laws legible to those who live outside of the states in which they apply, using not just numbers but stories.  Consider the words of Pastor Brandiilyne Mangum-Dear, a lesbian living in Mississippi: “We’re not being melodramatic. You’re being treated with disrespect, as a second-class citizen—not even a citizen, an outsider. And after a while, that begins to tear a person down, to hurt them emotionally and spiritually. Rejection is hard for everyone, and we get it over and over.” Over t
Suspected Drunk Driver Kills 911 Dispatcher as Her Husband Hears Crash Report on Scanner

Suspected Drunk Driver Kills 911 Dispatcher as Her Husband Hears Crash Report on Scanner

Entertainment
A Minnesota man listening to the police scanner in his home overheard reports of a head-on crash that killed his wife, who was a 911 dispatcher on her way to work Saturday night, PEOPLE confirms. Daniel Bixby did not know the victim’s identity until State Patrol troopers knocked on his door about two hours after the 8 p.m. crash, which authorities blamed on a wrong-way driver suspected of driving while intoxicated. Jenna Bixby, 30, died in the collision on Highway 252 in the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Park, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey confirmed in a Tweet. “She was an extraordinary person,” he wrote. Her Hyundai Elantra was struck by a Toyota Sequoia driven by a 72-year-old, reports CBS Minnesota. “Alcohol is suspected to be a factor with the wrong way driver,” the Minnesota State Pat
Mourinho frustrated due to this Man Utd star's contract: report

Mourinho frustrated due to this Man Utd star's contract: report

Sports
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho is reportedly concerned with his club’s efforts in renewing Marcos Rojo‘s current contract. The Argentinian arrived at Old Trafford during Louis Van Gaal‘s reign but the Portuguese manager has clearly shown faith in him. Rojo was one of the Red Devils’ better performers last season before his horrific injury that ruled him out for quite some time with him only just recently returning. The centre-back’s contract is set to run out next summer and so Mourinho hopes not only to end it to secure his services for longer but to also ward off any interest from other clubs. Should he fail to come to terms with the club, he would be put in a scenario where he will have the upper hand in contract negotiations as the former Chelsea ma...
Mourinho has decided where this Man Utd star will play next season: report

Mourinho has decided where this Man Utd star will play next season: report

Sports
Timothy Fosu-Mensah is set for one hell of a competition next season in his attempt to win a consistent place in the Manchester United starting XI. The Dutch star was loaned out to Crystal Palace this Premier League campaign as Jose Mourinho wished to get him the game time he deserved. There’s no better experience than staying in the same division and he’s pretty much set up to return straight into the first team next season with a better chance of winning his place at the club. The question is where will Fosu-Mensah play? A quite stereotypically versatile footballer from the Netherland, he can play as a right-back, centre-back, defensive midfielder and central midfielder. For the London club though he’s mainly operated in their defence with the appearance stats leaning ...
Man Utd name their price for this Arsenal target: report

Man Utd name their price for this Arsenal target: report

Sports
Manchester United have reportedly named their price for Arsenal target Chris Smalling who is set to leave the club in the next transfer window. Rumours have been circulating since the club’s loss to Newcastle in which the Englishman played quite a huge negative role in. Smalling conceded a free-kick by diving, from which the Magpies managed to score the only goal of the game, frustrating fans and reportedly Jose Mourinho too. Apparently it upset the Portuguese manager so much that he decided to move the centre-back on right then and there with the London club being linked ever since. Arsene Wenger has publicly stated his desire to reinforce defensively but whether his target is the former Fulham man or not is yet to be seen. According to Metro, the Daily Star report that the Red Dev...
Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 65 aboard, report says

Passenger plane crashes in Iran with 65 aboard, report says

Breaking News
All 65 people on board a passenger plane that crashed Sunday in a mountainous region of southern Iran are presumed dead, the airline said. The Aseman Airlines plane was flying from Tehran to the southwestern city of Yasuj when it disappeared 50 minutes into the flight, according to a post on the airline’s Instagram account. The flight, which departed at 7:55 a.m. local time (11.25 p.m. ET Saturday), crashed in Kohangan village, 120 kilometers (74 miles) from Semirom town, authorities told Iran’s Fars News Agency . Earlier reports said 66 people had died in the crash, but one would-be passenger did not board the flight, Aseman Airlines confirmed Sunday. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani expressed their condolences to the victims and ...