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Moeen Ali, England Cricketer, Banned From Wearing Pro-Gaza Wristbands

(1) Comments | Posted 29 July 2014 | (09:36)

England's vibrant all-rounder Moeen Ali has been banned from wearing pro-Gaza wristbands during the remainder of the third Test against India yet he will continue to wear a "Help the Heroes" slogan on his match shirt.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have taken a dim view of Ali...

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Luke Shaw Is Unfit, Says Manchester United Coach Louis Van Gaal

(0) Comments | Posted 29 July 2014 | (08:29)

Louis van Gaal's autocratic reign at Manchester United continued as he claimed new signing Luke Shaw is unfit and issued an ultimatum to underachieving winger Wilfried Zaha.

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Manchester United Could Have Descended Into Old Boys' Club Under Ryan Giggs
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Manchester United Could Have Descended Into Old Boys' Club Under Ryan Giggs

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (14:41)

Their pictures adorned users' avatars and cover photos from Stretford to Shanghai but Ryan Giggs' caretaker stint as Manchester United manager, flanked by three former teammates Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes, was borne out of the same blinkered romanticism that led to the ill-fated appointment of...

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Angel Di María Wants Manchester United Move - Transfer Gossip

(0) Comments | Posted 28 July 2014 | (08:47)

"Di María debe estar el 5 de agosto en Valdebebas," reads AS' front cover, which translates as "Di María should be at Valdebebas on 5 August." However, speculation is intensifying that the Real Madrid forward doesn't want to return to the club's training base and is keen on...

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World Cup 2014 Final: Germany 1-0 Argentina As It Happened

(6) Comments | Posted 13 July 2014 | (12:10)

Germany and Argentina meet again for the third time in a World Cup final and sixth, overall, in the finals. Join Samuel Luckhurst for pre-match build-up, updates and then live minute-by-minute coverage from 6:30pm.

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World Cup Final 2014: Germany V Argentina Head-To-Head History

(0) Comments | Posted 13 July 2014 | (11:39)

Germany and Argentina provided one of the best, and one of the worst, World Cup finals in successive tournaments and their meeting tonight in football's greatest game will reignite a tempestuous and rich rivalry.

Here are their previous five tournament meetings...

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Luis Suárez Completes £75m Transfer To Barcelona

(33) Comments | Posted 11 July 2014 | (12:34)

Luis Suárez has completed £75 million transfer to Barcelona from Liverpool on a five-year contract.

The Uruguayan striker will not be able to make his debut for the Catalans until November due to the four-month worldwide ban from football activities Fifa imposed on him after he...

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Alastair Cook: England Skipper Guilty Of Taking Place For Granted

(1) Comments | Posted 11 July 2014 | (10:00)

For a man whose batting and captaincy is beginning to resemble the last days of Michael Atherton's ignominious denouement, Alastair Cook presented a staggering lack of self-awareness on the eve of England's first Test with India.

“It’s a tough selection call,” said Cook of Ben Stokes' return to...

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Alexis Sánchez To Complete £35m Arsenal Transfer

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2014 | (12:13)

Alexis Sánchez will become Arsenal's first signing of the summer when he completes his £35 million transfer from Barcelona.

The 25-year-old Chilean has agreed personal terms could soon be joined at the Emirates Stadium by France right-back Mathieu Debuchy, who is set to complete his move from Newcastle...

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World Cup 2014: The Best Celebrations

(0) Comments | Posted 10 July 2014 | (11:58)

All the world's a stage and footballers at the World Cup know how to play their audiences. From flying kicks at corner flags to gurning managers, here are the best of the goal celebrations at this year's World Cup.

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Holland 0-0 Argentina (2-4 On Penalties): World Cup Talking Points

(6) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (23:52)

Argentina beat Holland 4-2 on penalties to set up a World Cup final with Germany at the Maracanã on Sunday.

Here are four talking points from the second semi-final in São Paulo...

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Nigel de Jong lasted 51 minutes longer than Diego Costa...

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Patrice Evra To Join Juventus From Manchester United

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (13:50)

Patrice Evra is likely to join Juventus from Manchester United, which could benefit the club's pursuit of Arturo Vidal.

Juventus have made contact with United regarding the Frenchman's availability and...

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Netherlands 0-0 Argentina (2-4 On Penalties): World Cup 2014 Semi-Final As It Happened

(0) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (11:31)

The Netherlands are bidding to reach their second successive World Cup final tonight when they take on Argentina in a repeat of the 1978 final.

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Brazil 1-7 Germany: Joachim Löw's Side Provide Unbridled Schadenfreude At Hosts' Expense

(3) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (10:00)

Brazil won't be rushing to become hosts of another World Cup. Sixty-four years on from their traumatic de facto final defeat to Uruguay in the Maracanã their mediocrity was sensationally exposed by a ruthless Germany that appropriately gifted the watching world unbridled schadenfreude.

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David Luíz: The Best World Cup Viral Memes

(9) Comments | Posted 9 July 2014 | (09:23)

Schadenfreude is pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others, and boy what pleasure plenty got from David Luíz's gutless and pathetic performance for Brazil as they sieved seven goals against Germany.

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Miroslav Klose Becomes All-Time Record World Cup Goalscorer

(2) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (21:56)

Miroslav Klose became the all-time record World Cup goalscorer after hitting his 16th goal for Germany in their rout of Brazil in the Mineirão.

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Ross McCormack Joins Fulham For £11m: Best Viral Internet Reactions

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (12:45)

Yesteryear, it was Leeds United who unfathomably paid over-the-odds for average players with few international caps to their name. The days of Peter Ridsdale are over, though, and new owner Massimo Cellino has demonstrated how to humiliate buying clubs.

Fulham have bought Ross McCormack for £11 million. Eleven. Million. Pounds....

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Brazil 1-7 Germany: World Cup 2014 Semi-Final As It Happened

(14) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (10:00)

Brazil and Germany meet again in the World Cup for the first time since the Seleção's 2002 final victory. The hosts are underdogs this time and still smarting from Neymar's injury and Thiago Silva's suspension, but home advantage has been critical for this mediocre of Brazil sides at this World...

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Manchester United Want Mats Hummels And Arturo Vidal - Transfer Gossip

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2014 | (08:57)

Mats Hummels was interesting Sir Alex Ferguson two years ago and Manchester United have not forgotten about Germany's defensive lynchpin. The centre-back, due to start tonight's World Cup semi-final against Brazil, is still wanted by Louis van Gaal as he seeks to bring in...

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Alfredo Di Stefano, Real Madrid Great, Dies Aged 88

(3) Comments | Posted 7 July 2014 | (16:22)

Alfredo di Stefano, widely regarded as the greatest player in Real Madrid's history, has died aged 88.

Di Stefano suffered a heart attack the day after his birthday on Saturday and was placed in an induced coma in the coronary unit at the General Universitario Gregorio Maranon Hospital.

The Argentine-born...

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