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UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov not looking for McGregor rematch
He's been to watch his local football club Anzhi Makhachkala play, he's called out boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and he's even fought a bear. Following his explosive UFC 229 victory over Conor McGregor -- and even more explosive brawl afterwards -- Khabib Nurmagomedov has been a busy man.Eleven months after he flew over the octagon's fence and jumped into a throng of people looking to fight McGregor's team, the Russian will make his long-awaited comeback following his nine-month suspension as ...
2019-09-16 17:56:57
Joao Felix: Cristiano Ronaldo comparisons 'unfair' says Benfica boss
At just 19-years old, João Felix has the football world at his feet. The fifth most expensive footballer in history following his staggering $142 million move from Benfica to Atletico Madrid in July, Felix is already being compared to another Portuguese star, a certain Cristiano Ronaldo.Felix, who turned 19 in November last year, enjoyed a stellar debut season, scoring 15 goals for Benfica as well as becoming the first teenager ever to net a Europa League hat-trick.A race for his signatu...
2019-09-16 17:37:36
Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s press conference in Rome
Henrikh Mkhitaryan, the captain of the Armenian national team, who moved to Roma from Arsenal, has returned to Rome. The Italian club held a press conference with the participation of Armenian football player and sports director Gianluca Petraki. He expressed happiness to join Roma. According to him, they need now to focus on club work. The football player noted he is not afraid of criticism and he is here in Rome to help Roma win new titles. According to him, his move to Roma took place on...
2019-09-10 16:50:48
Henrikh Mkhitaryan: The atmosphere in Arsenal is really great
Midfielder of Arsenal and Armenian team Henrikh Mkhitaryan claims the atmosphere at Arsenal is really positive
2018-03-07 12:07:58
EU Plans New Aid Package For Armenian Regions
YEREVAN (RFE/RL)—The European Parliament is planning to allocate around 40 million euros ($50 million) for development projects that will be launched in three regions in northern Armenia this year, according to a senior EU diplomat. “We are discussing with the Armenian government our action plan for 2018 and will most probably focus on three directions: tourism, agriculture and creative economy,” Piotr Switalski, head of the EU Delegation in Yerevan, said over the weekend. Sp...
2018-02-07 13:08:33
Mkhitaryan to Donate Man United Jersey to Children Fighting Cancer in Armenia
His Arsenal Number is 7International soccer star Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who signed a new three-year contract with Arsenal on Monday, said he wants to donate his Manchester United jersey to charity in Armenia that deals with children with cancer. “To thank the #mufc fans and on behalf of all those who contributed to the ‘Micki’ documentary, I’ll donate a ManUtd jersey signed by all the players to help cancer affected kids in Armenia,” Mkhitaryan said on his official Fa...
2018-01-24 11:32:23
Arsenal Welcomes ‘Wold Class Player’ Mkhitaryan
LONDON—By signing a contract, Armenian captain and midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan made his transfer from Manchester United to Arsenal official on Monday, with Arsenal Manage Arsene Wenger calling him a “a world class player.” After months of speculation, Mkhitaryan’s agreed on Saturday to join Arsenal in a player swap that saw Chilean Alexis Sanchez move to Manchester United. In addition to celebrating his 29th birthday over the weekend, Mkhitaryan completed the necessar...
2018-01-23 11:25:52
It’s Official: Henrikh Mkhitaryan Agrees to Move to Arsenal
LONDON—After months of speculation about the fate of Armenian National Soccer team captain and Manchester United midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, as well as a week of reports in the British media about a possible swap with another team in the league, on Saturday it became official, when Mkhitaryan agreed to move to Arsenal, according to a report on BBC. Mkhitaryan, 28, will have a medical on Sunday and Monday after the paperwork for his transfer was completed on Saturday. The swap means th...
2018-01-22 16:57:24
Henrikh Mkhitaryan Named Armenia’s ‘Footballer of the Year’
YERE VAN—Henrikh Mkhitaryan has been named Armenia’s Footballer of the Year for the eighth time and the seventh time in a row. In 2017 Mkhitaryan won the Europa League title, the England League Cup and made it into Europa League’s Best 11. “I’m glad to be named Armenia’s Footballer of the Year for the 8th time,” Mkhitaryan said. He thanked everyone for the “high honor.” Mkhitaryan also wished a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all A...
2017-12-23 11:10:52
What is Happening With Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Manchester United?
BY VAN DER-MEGERDICHIANSpecial to Asbarez In light of our favorite Armenian soccer player’s recent plight, many have jumped to conclusions and speculation has run rampant across both the footballing and Armenian communities. Conjecture aside, it is evident that Henrikh Mkhitaryan has fallen out of favor with Manchester United’s manager Jose Mourinho, having been absent from the 18-man roster in eight of the last nine matches. With the January transfer window nearly approaching, th...
2017-12-21 16:24:29
Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants talks with Jose Mourinho over Man Utd future
Henrikh Mkhitaryan wants showdown talks with Jose Mourinho over his Manchester United future, Daily Star reported.Mkhitaryan has been bombed out of the United side recently. The Armenian hasn’t started a game since the 1-0 defeat at Chelsea in early November with his only appearance since being a substitute appearance against Brighton late last month.And Starsport understand he wants talks with Mourinho. The player and his advisors want to sit down with the Man Utd boss and ascertain if ...
2017-12-11 12:07:29
17-Year-Old Haik Martirosyan To Be Given Grandmaster Title
The junior Armenian chess players registered impressive results at the European Individual Chess Championship 2017 held at Minsk, Belarus. “Haik Martirosyan, Aram Hakobyan, Artur Davtyan and Arman Mikaelyan played in grandmaster fashion. It is quite a great achievement to fulfill that sature at such a young age,” Mikayel Andreasyan, General Secretary of the Chess Federation of Armenia, said at a press conference on Monday. Seventeen-year-old Haik Martirosyan will be granted the Gra...
2017-06-20 12:56:35
FIFA: Armenia drop 3 spots
The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Thursday issued its new World Ranking. Accordingly, the Armenian national squad have fallen three spots and are now ranked 85th in the new FIFA standings, albeit they have played no matches since the previous World Ranking. The squad’s once 30th ranking was a record-breaking high for the country. Argentina continue to top the FIFA World Ranking; they still are followed by Brazil and—reining world champions—German...
2017-04-19 23:15:00
Mkhitaryan assists homeless man in Manchester
Manchester United (England; a.k.a. Red Devils) midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan helped out a homeless man in Manchester, according to the Mirror newspaper of Great Britain. Coming out of the San Carlo Italian restaurant in the city center, the captain of the Armenian national football squad approached his car, near which he saw a homeless man, and he gave him a £5 (about $6.30) note. According to British press, the 28-year-old Armenia international’s weekly salary at the Red Devils is...
2017-04-19 23:05:00
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