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By Timothy Akintola

Full stories on Lebron’s historic 40 points, Ronaldo, Watkins and Liverpool.

Lebron James reaches 40,000 career points, extends lead as all time NBA scorer.

Arguably the greatest NBA player of all time, Lebron James continues to blow our minds with his incredible abilities even at age 39. After overtaking the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabber to become the NBA’s all time leading scorer, he has just reached 40,000 career regular season points. In a huge clash against the reigning champions, Denver Nuggets, Lebron clinched this record with a beautiful layup at the start of the second quarter, receiving a standing ovation from fans who continue to be intrigued by his greatness. Whether you think he is the greatest of all time or not, Lebron’s consistency and longevity is definitely something to be revered.

Cristiano Ronaldo to potentially retire from football in one or two years.

One of the greatest to ever play the sport, Cristiano Ronaldo is showing no sign of decline, playing at a high level and helping his team compete even at age 39. Whilst Ronaldo has continually assured that he will retire when his body becomes exhausted from playing the sport, questions about his potential retirement keeps making headlines. In a new interview, his partner, Georgina Rodriguez has in fact revealed that Ronaldo will potentially retire in one or two years. This has immediately sent fans into a frenzy.

Ollie Watkins’ incredible form continues as he scores brace vs Luton.

Aston Villa striker, Ollie Watkins has been one of the most prolific Premier League strikers, helping Aston Villa maintain a top four spot. He is currently the league’s second highest goal scorer, trailing behind Erling Haaland for the golden boot. With a quick first half brace in Aston Villa’s clash against Luton this Saturday, Watkins have extended his tally to 16 for the season and is now closing in on breaking the clubs record for the most premier league goals in a single season by an Aston Villa player.

Real Madrid versus Valencia clash ends in wild bust-up with referee.

La Liga clash between Real Madrid and Valencia was full of surprises and chaos, as emotions of both sides were charged. Vinicius returned to the where he received racial abuses in 2023, scoring a brace to cancel Valencia’s quick fire first half goals and then celebrated with a black power salute right in front of the Valencia fans. Real Madrid and Valentina players were left in great shock after defender, Mouctar Diakhaby sustained a horrific injury after colliding with French midfielder, Tchouaméni. Another shocking event occurred at the end of the game after Jude Bellingham’s late winner was ruled out as the referee looked to blow the final whistle seconds before the goal. This caused a wild bust-up, with Real Madrid players protesting against this decision. Bellingham in fact received an after the match red card for protesting.

Darwin Nunez’s last minute goal gives Liverpool all three points.

Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool remain resolute in clinching the Premier League title this season and injury time goals like Saturday’s in fact prove the team’s determination. A huge game against Nottingham Forest looked set for a draw but Darwin Núñez scored perhaps, his most important goal at the Anfield Stadium yet, heading home MacAllister’s clipping cross, nine minutes after the 90th minute. Liverpool remain first in the Premier League table and will look to honour Klopp by winning the trophy again in in last season at the club.

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