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The Patriots are the most inevitable franchise in sports

“Is this the end for Patriots dynasty?” asked the Boston Globe in mid-December, when the Patriots had — unthinkably — lost to the Steelers, falling to a truly embarrassing record for the storied team.

They were 9-5.

For New England fans being 9-5 must have felt akin to what being 5-9 feels like for fans of the rest of the NFL, if the subsequent hand-wringing about the state of the team is any indication. “Let’s face it, it doesn’t appear to be the Patriots’ year,” another Globe writer insisted around the same time…………………..Read More

Milan’s Cutrone attracting interest from Spain and Germany – agent

Patrick Cutrone has attracted interest from LaLiga and the Bundesliga but the Italian striker wants to “keep doing well for AC Milan”, according to his agent.

Cutrone enjoyed a breakout campaign with 12 goals in all competitions in 2017-18 and the 21-year-old has followed that up with seven this term.

The Italy international – who is contracted until 2023 – has been limited to just eight starts from 17 Serie A appearances following Gonzalo Higuain’s arrival from rivals Juventus……………..Read More

‘Ronaldo only wanted to play for Juventus’ – Mendes reveals Real Madrid exit call was made in January

Cristiano Ronaldo “only wanted to play for Juventus”, claims his agent Jorge Mendes, with the decision taken to leave Real Madrid for Serie A in January.

A big-money move for the Portuguese had been mooted for several years before a deal was finally done over the summer.

Few clubs boasted the ambition and financial muscle to put an agreement in place, but Italian giants Juve formed part of an exclusive club………………Read More

Ballon d’Or: Luka Modric ends dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade.

Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final……………..Read More