Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Russia returns to Olympic fold after less than three months in cold

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Russia returns to Olympic fold after less than three months in cold
Russia returns to Olympic fold after less than three months in cold
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has lifted the Russian Olympic Committee's ban for state-sponsored doping only three days after the 2018 Winter Games' closing ceremony.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Carlos Carvalhal and his Swansea City squad dreaming of Wembley after creating history with FA Cup victory

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Carlos Carvalhal and his Swansea City squad dreaming of Wembley after creating history with FA Cup victory
Carlos Carvalhal and his Swansea City squad dreaming of Wembley after creating history with FA Cup victory
The Portuguese manager says survival is the priority but is happy to dream of Wembley

Usain Bolt is following in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho

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Usain Bolt is following in the footsteps of Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldinho

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for.

Ever since we saw those videos of Usain Bolt training with Borussia Dortmund, we’ve been desperate to see if the fastest man in the world can actually play football.

Well in June you will see Bolt take to the Old Trafford pitch with a galaxy of footballing legends.

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That’s right, the 100m world record holder has hung up his running spikes and is going to be pulling on a pair of Pumas to light up Old Trafford.

Bolt will appear in the Soccer Aid for Unicef charity match on June 10 in a game of England v Soccer Aid World XI.

He will captain the world XI against an England side led by Robbie Williams, to be honest I can’t wait to see Robbie trying to catch him in a foot race.

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This match has previously featured seen the likes of Diego Maradona, Zinedine Zidane, Luis Figo and Ronaldinho all kit up for the good cause.

Soccer Aid has said that some of ‘football’s biggest legends’ are set to join the Olympic sprinter and popstar for the match.

In other ground breaking Usain Bolt and football related news this week a South African side, Mamelodi Sundowns, hinted they had signed the sprinter on an official deal.

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However, back at Old Trafford Bolt says this game is the first step in him becoming a professional footballer.

“It is my dream to make it as a professional footballer, so to be able to step out onto the pitch at Old Trafford in June, and play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable,” the 31-year-old said.

“I enjoy the thrill of competition in front of a crowd, so Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them. I’ve got a pretty special celebration planned for when I score.

“My team is going to be unbeatable – and Soccer Aid for Unicef is counting on your support to make a difference to thousands of children around the world.”

Monday, February 26, 2018

Former Swansea City and Leeds United boss Garry Monk reveals he took advice from Wales rugby stars after being sacked

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Former Swansea City and Leeds United boss Garry Monk reveals he took advice from Wales rugby stars after being sacked
Former Swansea City and Leeds United boss Garry Monk reveals he took advice from Wales rugby stars after being sacked
The former Swansea, Middlesbrough and Leeds boss is looking for a route back into management

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Twitter couldn’t help but notice Gary Neville absolutely destroying Arsenal in commentary

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Twitter couldn’t help but notice Gary Neville absolutely destroying Arsenal in commentary
The former Manchester United defender did not hold back in his assessment of the League Cup runners-up.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Arbeloa teases Lucas Vazquez live on air

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Arbeloa teases Lucas Vazquez live on air
Arbeloa teases Lucas Vazquez live on air

Report Names Former Rival as Potential Destination for Gareth Bale as Real Exit Looms

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Report Names Former Rival as Potential Destination for Gareth Bale as Real Exit Looms
​Gareth Bale's potential exit from Real Madrid in the summer is once again making headlines, but recent reports have named Arsenal as a potential destination. The former-Tottenham forward, who supported Arsenal as a child, has reportedly been pushed towards the exit door at Real after seemingly failing to live up to his huge expectations after his then-world record move in 2013. ​The Independent reports that the Gunners could be a potential destination in comparison to other Premier League...

Friday, February 23, 2018

Liverpool v West Ham Match Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More

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Liverpool v West Ham Match Preview: Classic Encounter, Key Battle, Team News & More
More Liverpool will be hoping to distance themselves from a reasonably worrying theme so far this season, which has seen them fall at a number of hurdles following euphoric victories, when they welcome West Ham United to Anfield on Saturday.  In the immediate fixture after wins over Arsenal and Manchester City, and their 7-0 thrashing of Maribor, Jurgen Klopp's outfit came unstuck against the Citizens, Swansea City and Tottenham Hotspur respectively, as well as being dumped out of the FA Cup by...

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Spanish police officer dies in clashes with Spartak Moscow fans before Europa League match against Athletic Bilbao

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Spanish police officer dies in clashes with Spartak Moscow fans before Europa League match against Athletic Bilbao
Spanish police officer dies in clashes with Spartak Moscow fans before Europa League match against Athletic Bilbao
The police officer died in hospital, where he had been taken following a heart attack

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United: De Gea Saves Mourinho's Gameplan as Red Devils Take Clean Sheet

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Sevilla 0-0 Manchester United: De Gea Saves Mourinho's Gameplan as Red Devils Take Clean Sheet
Jose Mourinho and his Manchester United bus rolled into Seville on Wednesday night as the Red Devils held Vincenzo Montella's men to a bore draw.  Despite having plenty of the ball, and dominating the match stats over 90 minutes with over 25 shots, Sevilla failed to make the most of their home advantage, and were frustratingly forced into the return leg at Old Trafford with the aggregate score goalless. ​Sevilla came into the game most likely unaware that ​Ray Wilkins had likened them to a...

Jose Mourinho attempts to lift pressure on out-of-form Paul Pogba ahead of Sevilla vs Manchester United

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Jose Mourinho attempts to lift pressure on out-of-form Paul Pogba ahead of Sevilla vs Manchester United
Jose Mourinho attempts to lift pressure on out-of-form Paul Pogba ahead of Sevilla vs Manchester United
On the eve of the Champions League last-16 first leg, the United manager has defended his club-record signing following recent criticism of his performances

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

LIVE: Isaac Drogba emulates his father to sign for Guingamp

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LIVE: Isaac Drogba emulates his father to sign for Guingamp
LIVE: Isaac Drogba emulates his father to sign for Guingamp

Monday, February 19, 2018

Pep Guardiola loses cool with opposition manager as Man City exit FA Cup

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Pep Guardiola loses cool with opposition manager as Man City exit FA Cup
Pep Guardiola loses cool with opposition manager as Man City exit FA Cup
Pep Guardiola was involved in a furious row with Wigan boss Paul Cook as Manchester City's quadruple bid was sensationally derailed by their FA Cup bogey team.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirms players set to miss Sevilla

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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirms players set to miss Sevilla
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho confirms players set to miss Sevilla
Manchester United face Sevilla in the Champions League with a lengthy injury list.

Tony Collins' Rochdale success serves as a sad reminder of football's whitewashed history

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Tony Collins' Rochdale success serves as a sad reminder of football's whitewashed history
Tony Collins' Rochdale success serves as a sad reminder of football's whitewashed history
Profile: Collins was the first black manager in the history of English football, leading Rochdale to the League Cup final in 1962

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Coutinho left out of Barcelona side to face Eibar

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Coutinho left out of Barcelona side to face Eibar
Coutinho left out of Barcelona side to face Eibar

Friday, February 16, 2018

Chelsea vs Hull City LIVE – FA Cup fifth round!

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Chelsea vs Hull City LIVE – FA Cup fifth round!
Chelsea vs Hull City LIVE – FA Cup fifth round!
All the latest from the FA Cup fifth round clash at Stamford Bridge

Thursday, February 15, 2018

George Groves thinks he would have beaten Chris Eubank Snr if they had fought in their primes

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George Groves thinks he would have beaten Chris Eubank Snr if they had fought in their primes
George Groves thinks he would have beaten Chris Eubank Snr if they had fought in their primes
George Groves defends his WBA super-middleweight title against IBO super-middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jnr at the Manchester Arena on Saturday

Manchester United great Roy Keane criticises two players

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Manchester United great Roy Keane criticises two players
Manchester United great Roy Keane criticises two players
Man Utd players Paul Pogba and Ashley Young have both been criticised by Roy Keane following the Newcastle defeat.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jamie Ward latest as Neil Warnock delivers a full update on his injured Cardiff City stars

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Jamie Ward latest as Neil Warnock delivers a full update on his injured Cardiff City stars
Jamie Ward latest as Neil Warnock delivers a full update on his injured Cardiff City stars
Ward limped off the pitch minutes into his Cardiff debut against Bolton

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Liverpool must end long spell of Champions League underachievement against Porto

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Liverpool must end long spell of Champions League underachievement against Porto
Liverpool must end long spell of Champions League underachievement against Porto
Liverpool have not reached the knockout stages of the Champions League for nine years

Monday, February 12, 2018

How did a hashtag get people talking about Chewbacca during Chelsea’s game against West Brom?

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How did a hashtag get people talking about Chewbacca during Chelsea’s game against West Brom?
*Insert Chewbacca noise here*

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Global opens AFC Cup bid vs Thanh Hoa

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Global opens AFC Cup bid vs Thanh Hoa
Global opens AFC Cup bid vs Thanh Hoa

Philippines Football League club Global Cebu starts its uphill climb to qualify out of its group in the AFC Cup on Saturday when it battles FLC Thanh Hoa of Vietnam at My Dinh Stadium in Hanoi. Following the departure of skipper Misagh Bahadoran, midfielder Dennis Villanueva and defender Amani Aguinaldo, Global is faced with a […]

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Rico heroics earns Sevilla three vital points

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Rico heroics earns Sevilla three vital points
Rico heroics earns Sevilla three vital points

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Lewis Dunk produces tackle of the season to deny Charlie Adam tap in

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Lewis Dunk produces tackle of the season to deny Charlie Adam tap in

There’s an awful lot of fuss about Lewis Dunk at the moment.

Chris Hughton has established a stoic and organised Brighton defence during their first Premier League campaign, with Dunk their leader at the back.

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And the centre-back underlined his importance to the Seagulls with a superhuman tackle against Stoke on Saturday.

With the game finely poised at 1-1 heading into injury time, the Potters were handed a chance to grab all three points with a last-gasp penalty.

Charlie Adam’s spotkick was saved by Matty Ryan but it looked for all the world like the Scottish midfielder would tap in the rebound unguarded.

Dunk had other ideas though:

Adam steps up Dunk has race on to get there Look behind you, Charlie The ball squirms away for a corner after Dunk’s tackle

The Brighton captain, despite Adam having a six-yard head start, somehow caught up with his opponent and stuck out a leg to divert the ball wide.

It has to be said Adam’s role in the incident wasn’t great, with the six-yard box made to look like treacle as he prepared to tap the ball home.

But Dunk’s intervention could prove absolutely pivotal to Brighton come the end of the season.

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A defeat would have put Stoke, who remain in the relegation zone, level on points with the Seagulls but instead the visitors now have a three-point cushion to the bottom three.

If they were to go down you can put your house on Dunk not being there next season…

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Man City manager Pep Guardiola still a huge Riyad Mahrez fan and will consider fresh move

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Man City manager Pep Guardiola still a huge Riyad Mahrez fan and will consider fresh move
Man City manager Pep Guardiola still a huge Riyad Mahrez fan and will consider fresh move
Manchester City missed out on a deal for Leicester star Riyad Mahrez in January, but could go back in for the Algerian

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace forward ruled out for a month with knee injury

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Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace forward ruled out for a month with knee injury
Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace forward ruled out for a month with knee injury
Relegation battling Palace are in the midst of an injury crisis that Roy Hodgson has admitted is one of the worst he has ever come across in his 45 years in the game

Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera denies involvement in match-fixing

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Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera denies involvement in match-fixing
Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera denies involvement in match-fixing
Up to 42 people have been warned they could face trial over the allegations

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Valverde: Pique hasn't been ruled out

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Valverde: Pique hasn't been ruled out
Valverde: Pique hasn't been ruled out

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Real Madrid Teammate Tells Cristiano Ronaldo He Wants Liverpool Move

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Real Madrid Teammate Tells Cristiano Ronaldo He Wants Liverpool Move
​Liverpool's goalkeeping problem's look to have been handed a boost following reports from Spain claiming that Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas has told teammate Cristiano Ronaldo that he wants a move to Anfield. The Reds' current first choice goalkeeper Loris Karius has ​been criticised by former Liverpool defender Mark Lawrenson following his performance in his side's controversial 2-2 draw with Tottenham on Sunday, further highlighting the belief that the club are desperate for a new number...

Monday, February 5, 2018

'Life goes on': Antonio Conte not worried about losing Chelsea job after damning defeat at Watford

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'Life goes on': Antonio Conte not worried about losing Chelsea job after damning defeat at Watford
'Life goes on': Antonio Conte not worried about losing Chelsea job after damning defeat at Watford
Watford's emphatic win cranked up the pressure on Conte, who only last weekend challenged the Chelsea board to give him a public show of support

Luka Milivojevic: Crystal Palace players were 'not happy' when Sam Allardyce left as Everton boss faces former side

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Luka Milivojevic: Crystal Palace players were 'not happy' when Sam Allardyce left as Everton boss faces former side
Luka Milivojevic: Crystal Palace players were 'not happy' when Sam Allardyce left as Everton boss faces former side
The Toffees boss brought the midfielder to the Premier League while in charge at Selhurst but the Serbian has no time for niceties

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban

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Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban
Blatter hints at new evidence to challenge 6-year FIFA ban

GENEVA — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter claims to have “new facts” and wants to re-open the financial misconduct case that led to his six-year ban. “As new facts have appeared it’s time to question the decision of the Fifa Ethics-Committee — my suspension of 6 years!” Blatter said Friday on his reactivated Twitter account. […]

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Manchester United give Marouane Fellaini injury update

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Manchester United give Marouane Fellaini injury update
Manchester United give Marouane Fellaini injury update
Marouane Fellaini came off injured for Man Utd in their Premier League fixture vs Tottenham at Wembley and Jose Mourinho gave an update.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Karl Oyston replaced as Blackpool chairman by Natalie Christopher

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Karl Oyston replaced as Blackpool chairman by Natalie Christopher
Karl Oyston replaced as Blackpool chairman by Natalie Christopher
The announcement was made on Friday evening, and comes amid the ongoing civil war at the League One club

Swansea City wait on fitness of new arrival ahead of potential debut at Leicester City, while midfielder looks to shake off niggle

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Swansea City wait on fitness of new arrival ahead of potential debut at Leicester City, while midfielder looks to shake off niggle
Swansea City wait on fitness of new arrival ahead of potential debut at Leicester City, while midfielder looks to shake off niggle
Andy King is not available to make his debut as part of the terms of his loan agreement

Thursday, February 1, 2018

World Cup Countdown: 20 Weeks to Go - 'Victory or Death!' Argentina & Uruguay's Classic Final

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World Cup Countdown: 20 Weeks to Go - 'Victory or Death!' Argentina & Uruguay's Classic Final
inal ​“Argentina yes! Uruguay no! Victory or death!" The first ever World Cup final set a standard for hostility and hatred which has remained unrivalled in the 88 years since. The world demanded it, the police dreaded it, but as the tournament wore on it became apparent that two teams stood head and shoulders above the rest. They were the hosts and favourites Uruguay, and their arch-rivals Argentina. Some details of the game have faded over time, but history remembers a ferocious, entertaining...