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General view of the stadium prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Nottingham Forest and Yeovil Town at City Ground on February 02, 2014
Nottingham Forest's City Ground added to community asset register
Nottingham Forest's stadium, the City Ground, has been added to the community asset register.
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Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn on January 25, 2014
Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn recovering at home after minor heart operation
Bournemouth chairman Jeff Mostyn is recovering at home after a "minor" heart operation, the Premier League club announced in a statement.
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Long-limbed Angel Di Maria celebrates scoring lors de la finale de la Coupe de la Ligue entre Lille et PSG le 23 Avril, 2016
Angel di Maria to pay fine after settling Spanish tax fraud case
Angel di Maria is reportedly handed a one-year suspended prison sentence and €2m (£1.76m) fine after admitting to two counts of tax fraud.
Jun 21, 18:57
Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil pictured together on November 27, 2016
Alexis Sanchez, Mesut Ozil used in Arsenal kit promo despite transfer rumours
Arsenal quieten speculation surrounding Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil by using them in the club's promotional ad for their new kit.
Jun 21, 12:17
Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring with Philippe Coutinho during the Premier League game between West Bromwich Albion and Liverpool on April 16, 2017
Philippe Coutinho best man for Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino
Philippe Coutinho performs as best man for Liverpool teammate Roberto Firmino at the Brazilian's wedding in his hometown.
Jun 21, 12:02
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Jose Mourinho has not been contacted by tax authorities
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho reveals that he has not been contacted by Spanish tax authorities regarding allegations of fraud.
Jun 20, 19:37
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo 'to testify in tax fraud case on July 31'
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will reportedly testify in court on July 31 regarding his alleged tax fraud.
Jun 20, 12:26
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on the touchline ahead of the Premier League match against Sunderland on April 9, 2017
Manchester United's Jose Mourinho accused of tax fraud during Real Madrid spell
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho is accused of tax fraud by the Spanish authorities during his three-year spell as Real Madrid boss.
Jun 20, 11:49
Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open in June 3, 2017
Andy Murray 'to donate potential Queen's winnings to Grenfell Tower appeal'
Andy Murray reportedly pledges to give his Queen's winnings to the Grenfell Tower appeal following last week's devastating fire.
Jun 19, 22:51
A general view of the outside of the stadium ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Sunderland at Emirates Stadium on May 20, 2015
Arsenal agree partnership deal with Universal Pictures
Arsenal reportedly agree a partnership with Universal Pictures, which could see numerous first-team players appearing in promotional trailers.
Jun 19, 22:37
Luka Modric in action during the La Liga game between Barcelona and Real Madrid on December 3, 2016
Real Madrid's Luka Modric could face five years in prison over alleged perjury
Real Madrid star Luka Modric could reportedly face five years in prison if found guilty of perjury.
Jun 19, 20:02
Oscar tries to stick it in during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Stoke City on March 5, 2016
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar sparks 50-man brawl in China
Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar sparks a coming together between both sets of players and staff members during Shanghai SIPG's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F.
Jun 18, 21:43
Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short, during the launch of a pioneering partnership between Invest in Africa and Sunderland AFC at Stadium of Light on June 25, 2012
Sunderland 'prepared to accept cut-price £85m to sell club'
A report claims that Ellis Short is locked in talks with two potential buyers and could offload Sunderland for a cut-price fee of £85m.
Jun 18, 14:37
Defender Paolo Maldini in action for Italy against England on February 28, 2001.
Paolo Maldini qualifies for professional tennis tournament
Former AC Milan and Italy legend Paolo Maldini qualifies for a professional tennis tournament, eight years after retiring from professional football.
Jun 18, 11:17
A general of view of Molineux during the Sky Bet League One match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Carlisle United at Molineux on May 3, 2014
Wolverhampton Wanderers launch new home shirt into space
Championship side Wolverhampton Wanderers send a shirt into space as part of their 2017-18 home kit launch.
Jun 17, 20:40
Southampton's Ryan Bertrand in action against Arsenal on May 10, 2017
Ryan Bertrand pledges services to Grenfell Tower relief effort
Southampton defender and England international Ryan Bertrand says that he will help the Grenfell Tower relief effort by pledging his services to the cause.
Jun 17, 19:51
Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the Emirates Stadium on September 17, 2016
Hector Bellerin pledges to donate to Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund
Spain Under-21s international Hector Bellerin is to donate up to £22,500 to the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund, depending on how many minutes he plays at U21 Euro 2017.
Jun 17, 13:47
A general view of the outside of the ground ahead of the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Derby County at Griffin Park on November 1, 2014
Brentford, Southampton contribute to Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund
Brentford announce that all profits from their July 22 friendly with Southampton at Griffin Park will go towards the Grenfell Tower Disaster Fund.
Jun 16, 21:16
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling in action during his side's Premier League clash with Hull City at the Etihad Stadium on Boxing Day
Raheem Sterling to make donation to Grenfell Tower fire fund
Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling announces that he will make a donation to help those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire which killed at least 17 people.
Jun 15, 22:24
Deontay Wilder in action against Audley Harrison during their heavyweight fight on April 27, 2013
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder arrested on drugs charges
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder is arrested on possession of marijuana after being stopped by police in Alabama.
Jun 15, 16:14
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo to 'stay quiet' during tax probe
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says that "the best answer is to be quiet" amid allegations of tax fraud.
Jun 15, 13:38
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal against Juventus in the Champions League final on June 3, 2017
Real Madrid "convinced" Cristiano Ronaldo innocent of alleged tax fraud
Real Madrid give their backing to Cristiano Ronaldo amid accusations of €14.8m (£12.9m) tax fraud.
Jun 14, 12:09
A general view prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Queens Park Rangers and West Ham United at Loftus Road on April 25, 2015
Queens Park Rangers open Loftus Road to Grenfell Tower blaze victims
Queens Park Rangers open Loftus Road to survivors of the deadly fire at Grenfell Tower in West London.
Jun 14, 10:42
A general view of Athletic Bilbao's new San Mames Stadium on September 16, 2013
Yeray Alvarez 'to undergo more chemotherapy'
Athletic Bilbao reveal that Yeray Alvarez will undergo a fresh course of chemotherapy after 'an abnormality' was discovered in a recent check-up.
Jun 13, 13:28
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Report: Prime Minister Theresa May to attend France, England friendly
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to attend the friendly between France and England following talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, according to reports.
Jun 12, 11:13
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo 'welcomes the birth of twins'
A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo became the father to twins on Thursday, a day before netting twice for Portugal in their qualifying win over Latvia.
Jun 10, 22:20
General view of Levante UD Stadium Ciutat de Valencia before the La Liga match between Levante UD and Sevilla FC at Ciutat de Valencia Stadium on August 25, 2013
Levante to reward loyal supporters with free season ticket
Levante launch an initiative aimed at encouraging fans to attend all of their home league matches, rewarding those who do so with a free season ticket for 2018-19.
Jun 10, 14:05
The Chelsea squad celebrate with the trophy during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Sunderland on May 21, 2017
Premier League 'considering late morning kickoff times'
A proposal has reportedly been put forward by the Premier League to move as many as 22 games a season to 11.30am on a Sunday from the start of the 2019-20 season.
Jun 10, 13:54
Jose Mourinho waves after the Premier League game between Manchester United and Crystal Palace on May 21, 2017
Jose Mourinho 'racks up £150,000 hotel bill during season-long stay'
Jose Mourinho's season-long stay at Manchester's Lowry Hotel is said to have cost more than £150,000.
Jun 9, 21:58
Thanasi Kokkinakis watches on from the crowd on day one of the Australian Open on January 18, 2016
Kellogg's launch legal action against Thanasi Kokkinakis
Australian tennis player Thanasi Kokkinakis faces legal action from Kellogg's over the the use of his 'Special K' nickname.
Jun 9, 13:49
Chairman of Sunderland AFC, Ellis Short, during the launch of a pioneering partnership between Invest in Africa and Sunderland AFC at Stadium of Light on June 25, 2012
Sunderland close to German takeover?
Sunderland owner Ellis Short is said to be close to selling the club to a "mystery" German company.
Jun 9, 13:15
David Moyes looks dejected during the Premier League game between Middlesbrough and Sunderland on April 26, 2017
David Moyes fined £30,000 for 'slap' comment
The Football Association fines former Sunderland manager David Moyes £30,000 for his "slap" comment towards a female journalist.
Jun 9, 13:07
The mighty Kevin De Bruyne celebrates scoring during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Crystal Palace on May 6, 2017
Over 200 Premier League games to be shown live in UK?
More than 200 Premier League games each season could reportedly be broadcast live in the UK from 2019.
Jun 9, 00:43
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Saudi Arabia fail to take part in minute's silence for London terror attack
The Saudi Arabia football team fail to line up and take part in a minute's silence for the victims of the London Bridge terror attack prior to their match with Australia.
Jun 8, 14:36
Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann during the Champions League match against Leicester City on April 18, 2017
Antoine Griezmann: 'Players afraid to reveal sexuality'
Atletico Madrid attacker Antoine Griezmann says that "players do not come out of the closet because they are afraid" due to the stigma surrounding homosexuality in football.
Jun 8, 10:22
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo retains top spot on 'Forbes' wealthiest athletes list
Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo remains the highest-paid sportsperson in the world, according to Forbes's annual list of the world's wealthiest athletes.
Jun 7, 23:06
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Football Association issues life bans to Nazi salute England fans
The Football Association confirms that it has issued lifetime bans to England fans for the first time after two supporters' club members made Nazi gestures in Germany.
Jun 7, 21:57
A general view of Old Trafford is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford on April 4, 2015
Manchester United return to top of football rich list
Manchester United regain their place as the world's most valuable club, according to the latest edition of the Forbes rich list.
Jun 7, 14:40
Gold medalist Ryan Lochte of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Men's 200m Individual Medley Final on day thirteen of the 16th FINA World Championships at the Kazan Arena on August 6, 2015
USA swimmer Ryan Lochte 'considered suicide' after Rio 2016 scandal
Six-time Olympic gold medallist Ryan Lochte reveals that he was so low following his Rio 2016 controversy that he 'was about to hang up his entire life'.
Jun 6, 21:51
A general view of the Tottenham Hotspur crest ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United at White Hart Lane on October 6, 2013
Gary Mabbutt has "successful heart surgery"
Tottenham Hotspur reveal that their former captain Gary Mabbutt has had "successful heart surgery", and will now continue his recovery in hospital.
Jun 6, 14:22


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