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David Beckham's wife Victoria praises Duchess Meghan's kind personality

9 hours ago  
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Former English footballer David Beckham's wife Victoria has said that she is a huge fan of Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and praised the royal member for advocating kindness in people. Victoria, 45, who is also a fashion designer, attended Meghan's and Prince Harry's wedding last year. "I have always been about embracing who you are, supporting others, not being judgemental, treating others how you want to be treated. Sometimes it's just the fundamental basics. Women supporting women is key. I liked what Meghan Markle said at the [British] Fashion Awards, that it used to be cool to be cruel, and now it's cool to be kind. Kindness was always at the core of Girl Power," Victoria was quoted as saying by Britain's Glamour magazine. Meghan Markle Catch up on all the latest sports news and updates here. Also download the new mid-day Android and iOS apps to get latest updates..
                 

CL: This loss will hurt, says Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

11 hours ago  
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Naples (Italy): Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said it was "clear and obvious" that Dries Mertens' controversial penalty should not have been given after the holders slipped to defeat at Napoli in their Champions League opener on Tuesday. The Premier League leaders fell behind in the 82nd minute after Jose Callejon went down easily under pressure from Andy Robertson, before Fernando Llorente's stoppage-time strike secured Napoli a 2-0 win. "I don't think it's a penalty," Klopp told BT Sport. "What can I say, for me, it is clear and obvious, no penalty. He jumps before any contact, we can't change that." Jurgen Klopp Liverpool became the first holders to lose their opening game of the following Champions League campaign since AC Milan in 1994, as their front three of Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were all guilty of wasting chances. "It should hurt because there were opportunities for us," added Klopp. "It was an open game with a lot of counter-attacks, but we didn't fini..
                 

CL: Bring on Lionel Messi, says Dortmund's Marco Reus ahead of clash

2 days ago  
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Berlin: Borussia Dortmund captain Marco Reus yesterday insisted that his team could beat Barcelona regardless of whether Lionel Messi plays or not, but feared however that Dortmund would ' have to suffer' when the two sides meet in the Champions League tonight. Messi is a doubt for the game amid ongoing struggles with a calf injury, but Reus suggested Dortmund could win if they play to their own strengths instead of obsessing over the opponent. " We have to concentrate on ourselves. We have a good team, we are at home, and we can win the game," said Reus. " It will of course be a tough game, and we are going to have to suffer a lot," he said. Tonight's Champions League opener is a baptism of fire for Dortmund as they look to qualify from a fiercely difficult group which pits them against Barcelona, Inter Milan and Slavia Prague. Yet Reus said his side were confident they could make a perfect start by beating Barcelona on Tuesday. Marco Reus "It is important to start well in the group. ..
                 

Cristiano Ronaldo: I'm in love with Georgina, will marry her

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Kevin de Bruyne is best in the world: Belgium boss Roberto Martinez

8 days ago  
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Belgium manager Roberto Martinez believes a fresh Kevin De Bruyne will be even better for club and country this season after the Manchester City midfielder tore Scotland apart in a 4-0 win for Martinez's men on Monday. De Bruyne, 28, set up Romelu Lukaku, Thomas Vermaelen and Toby Alderweireld to score inside the first 32 minutes before capping a brilliant individual display by rounding off the scoring. No complacencyMartinez showed no complacency with his team selection by naming his strongest available side with captain Eden Hazard sidelined by injury. Belgium and City had to cope without De Bruyne for most of last season due to two major knee injuries. But De Bruyne has started the season like a man keen to make up for lost time. "He has started the season in a fresh manner and you can see his exceptional quality. For me he is the best playmaker in world football," said Martinez. "Playmakers used to stop the play to make the pass, he can execute that pass on the move. You saw him fr..