Football scandal: “My client collected the packaging of luxury watches”

Football scandal: “My client collected the packaging of luxury watches”

The lawyer of Mogi Bayat has spoken out after his client, Belgium’s leading football agent, was arrest on suspicion of money laundering and involvement in a criminal organisation. The football agent or broker organised transfers at practically all big Belgian clubs. Bayat’s fortune is estimated at some 15 million euros. During the last 6 years he made profits worth 9 million euros. At the federal prosecutor’s press conference prosecutors noted that luxury watches and packaging of luxury watches worth 8 million euros, jewels and cash were seized from Bayat. The…

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UFC ignores Conor McGregor’s troubles as it targets Nurmagomedov payday

UFC ignores Conor McGregor’s troubles as it targets Nurmagomedov payday

On a chilly Thursday afternoon in April, Conor McGregor stormed into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, and proceeded to wreak havoc. The Irishman snuck into the building with the intention of confronting Khabib Nurmagomedov, who was scheduled to compete for the vacant UFC lightweight title that weekend. McGregor, accompanied by an entourage, entered the building’s parking lot and began vandalizing a bus full of fighters before throwing a dolly through one of the windows. Several fighters were hospitalized and removed from their scheduled bouts. The entire scene was…

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Novak Djokovic handles Kei Nishikori to set up delicious Del Potro showdown

Novak Djokovic handles Kei Nishikori to set up delicious Del Potro showdown

Not long after Rafael Nadal had to quit against Juan Martin del Potro with a knee injury, Novak Djokovic inflicted more conventional pain on Kei Nishikori in straight sets on Friday night to reach the US Open final for the eighth time. The remarkable Djokovic, who lost on his last visit to the final two years ago to Stan Wawrinka, has won the title in New York twice, against Roger Federer in 2015 and Nadal in 2011, the best season of his career. Arthur Ashe Stadium had not long emptied,…

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Stoffel Vandorn to leave McLaren

Stoffel Vandorn to leave McLaren

Fleming-Stoffel Vandorn will leave McLaren at the end of the season of Formula 1. The announcement was made in a statement released by McLaren on Monday. McLaren didn’t say who would replace Vandoorne, but British reserve driver team Lando Norris is the leader in that position. Other candidates are Frenchman Esteban Ocon and his Force India team mate Sergio Perez, the Mexican who raced for McLaren in 2013. The tone of the statement suggested Vandoorne had secured a position elsewhere. Speaking about his departure from the McLaren Formula One team,…

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Red Flame Tessa Wullaert “on fire” in Manchester

Red Flame Tessa Wullaert “on fire” in Manchester

In women’s football, Fleming Tessa Wullaert enjoyed an excellent day with Manchester City. In the starting 11 for the first time this season, she scored twice against Leicester City to be chosen “Player of the Match”. Man City won the game 4-0. “I am glad I don’t have to wait too long for my first goals with my new employer”. Wullaert is a Belgian international player who left Wolfsburg last season to try her luck with Manchester City. She scored twice against Leicester to be chosen Player of the Match:…

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“Great Old” spoils the party for the leaders of the Brugge club

“Great Old” spoils the party for the leaders of the Brugge club

In football, “Antwerp” held a draw on their home stadium “Bosuil” when Brugge’s first dropped points in four games this season. Royal Antwerp FC, the country’s oldest football club, are in their second season in the top flight after promoting last summer. While the second season is mostly a difficult one, Antwerp are doing well so far. Coach Laszlo Bölöni thought out a strong defensive plan which makes the well-organised team difficult to manoeuvre for their opponents. In a game that saw many fouls, Golden Shoe Ruud Vormer put Club…

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Nicky Degrendele takes silver in keirin

Nicky Degrendele takes silver in keirin

Nicky Degrendele just lost the gold in keirin to the European Cycling Champions in Glasgow. However, instead she took a silver medal. The race was won by Mathilde Gros from France. Degrendele had put her best foot forward in the first and second rounds, winning both races and going into the final as favourite. In the final she was allotted number 4, which meant that she remained the 4th rider behind the pacemaker for some time. As soon as the pacemaker left the circuit, Nicky Degrendele shot forward like an…

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Fleming wins Lyon to China race on solar-powered electric bike

Fleming wins Lyon to China race on solar-powered electric bike

A 43-year-old architect from Mechelen in the province of Antwerp won a 12,000 km bike ride from the French city of Lyon to Gangzhou in China. The Sun Trip race is for electric bikes powered by solar energy. It took Raf Van Hulle who is originally from Alken in Limburg Province took 45 days to complete the course. This was more than a week quicker than the competitor that came in second. The Sun Trip is the World’s longest electric bike race. It is not the first time the Raf…

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Hazard and De Bruyne among the nominees for the Best Player 2018 FIFA

Hazard and De Bruyne among the nominees for the Best Player 2018 FIFA

Two Belgians are among the ten nominations for the Best Player of the Year award this year. “Eden Hazard” and “Manchester City” from Manchester City Chelsea played a big role in the World Championship campaign in Belgium, which showed that the Red Devils took third place, the best result of our team. The two Belgian will face stiff competition though. Also on the list are Barcelona Argentine star Lionel Messi, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and the young French international Kylian Mbappé. The ten players on FIFA’s long list were chosen…

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