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Manchester City winger Leroy Sane celebrates after scoring during the Champions League last 16 first leg against AS Monaco at the Etihad Stadium on February 21, 2017
Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane gets tattoo of himself celebrating a goal
Manchester City midfielder Leroy Sane gets a full-spine tattoo apparently showing him celebrating a goal against AS Monaco last season - a tie City would go on to lose.
Jul 25, 10:52
Sunderland's Jermain Defoe with fan Bradley Lowery at the Premier League match against Everton on February 25, 2017
Everton to host charity game at Goodison Park in memory of Bradley Lowery
Everton announce that they will host a charity football match at Goodison Park this September in memory of young Bradley Lowery.
Jul 24, 20:29
General view at the Riverside Stadium ahead of the Premier League clash between Middlesbrough and Chelsea on November 20, 2016
Middlesbrough's Anthony Renton diagnosed with leukaemia
Middlesbrough reveal that 18-year-old academy player Anthony Renton has been diagnosed with leukaemia.
Jul 24, 14:48
Chelsea's Kenedy during the Premier League match against Watford on May 15, 2017
Chelsea 'face ban from China following Kenedy comments'
A report claims that Chelsea face the prospect of being banned from entering China following the recent insensitive comments made by Kenedy on social media.
Jul 24, 11:38
A general view showing the Liverpool club badge at The Kop end prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester United at Anfield on March 22, 2015
Liverpool fan group holds public meeting over stadium safe standing areas
Liverpool fans will be able to vote on whether they agree with safe standing areas after supporters' union Spirit of Shankly held a public meeting on the issue.
Jul 22, 22:08
A general view of Fratton Park prior to the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Northampton Town at Fratton Park on December 29, 2013
Portsmouth fan dies during pre-season friendly with Bournemouth
Portsmouth confirm that a fan was taken ill during their pre-season friendly against local rivals Bournemouth on Saturday and later died in hospital.
Jul 22, 21:55
Wilfried Zaha of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Hull City at Selhurst Park on April 25, 2015
Wilfried Zaha reveals racist abuse after pre-season friendly
Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha claims that he was subjected to racist abuse from Manchester United and Liverpool fans following his performance against West Brom.
Jul 22, 18:26
A general shot of the Holy Trinity statue outside of Old Trafford.
Manchester United unveil grey fan-designed third kit for new season
Manchester United are to wear a grey third kit next season in a carbon-copy of the strip infamously worn two decades ago, which was voted the worst in their history.
Jul 21, 12:14
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OJ Simpson granted parole after nine years in prison
Former NFL player OJ Simpson is granted parole for a Las Vegas robbery.
Jul 20, 20:00
A general view of inside Pittodrie Stadium before the Scottish Premiere League match between Aberdeen FC and Motherwell FC at Pittodrie Stadium on May 11, 2014
Aberdeen fans 'attacked in Bosnia ahead of Europa League game'
A dozen masked men have allegedly attacked a group of Aberdeen fans ahead of this evening's Europa League tie against Siroki Brijeg, leaving two in need of treatment.
Jul 20, 15:20
Jason Day celebrates victory on the final day of the World Golf Championship-Dell Match Play on March 27, 2016
US PGA Championship coverage to return to BBC?
A report claims that the US PGA Championship is to return to the BBC after Sky Sports failed to reach an agreement with PGA of America to retain the broadcasting rights.
Jul 19, 18:28
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Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar 'arrested on corruption charges'
Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar is reportedly arrested on allegations of corruption.
Jul 18, 09:45
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Eight supporters dead after wall collapse at ground in Senegal
A wall collapse at the Demba Diop stadium in Senegal leaves eight people dead and many more injured.
Jul 16, 12:19
Detail shot of Kei Nishikori of Japan's racquet and slazenger tennis balls during his Gentlemen's Singles third round match against Simone Bolelli of Italy on day six of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Cl
Amazon to challenge Sky for live tennis rights?
Amazon is allegedly readying a bid to bring live tennis to its streaming packages.
Jul 15, 13:14
Sunderland's Jermain Defoe with fan Bradley Lowery at the Premier League match against Everton on February 25, 2017
Jermain Defoe returns to England for Bradley Lowery funeral
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe leaves the club's pre-season training camp in Spain to travel back to England for the funeral of Bradley Lowery on Friday.
Jul 13, 17:48
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Manchester United, Real Madrid pre-season base in Los Angeles suffers bomb scare
A bomb scare forces students to seek refuge at Manchester United and Real Madrid's Los Angeles pre-season base just hours after the teams finished training.
Jul 13, 17:21
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Former Parma youngster Solomon Nyantakyi murders mother, sister
Former Parma youngster Solomon Nyantakyi confesses to the double murder of his mother and sister earlier this week.
Jul 13, 09:40
Andy Murray celebrates during his match against Juan Martin del Potro at the French Open in June 3, 2017
Andy Murray corrects reporter after 'casually sexist' question
Andy Murray shoots down a casually sexist remark made by a journalist following his quarter-final Wimbledon exit.
Jul 12, 18:02
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich applauds from the stand the FA Cup third-round match against Scunthorpe United at Stamford Bridge on January 10, 2016
Roman Abramovich gives Chelsea players watches
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich rewards his players for their 2016-17 title triumph with expensive limited-edition watches.
Jul 12, 10:50
Sergio Aguero celebrates netting the third during the Premier League game between Southampton and Manchester City on April 15, 2017`
Sergio Aguero denies 'drunk row' claims
Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero denies allegations that he was involved in an incident outside a nightclub in Argentina over the weekend.
Jul 11, 19:52
France's forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring his teams third goal with midfielder Mathieu Valbuena, during a Group E football match between France and Honduras at the Beira-Rio Stadium in Porto Alegre during the 2014 FIFA World Cup on June 15,
Karim Benzema wins appeal to have blackmail case re-examined
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema wins his appeal to have the blackmail case involving former France teammate Mathieu Valbuena re-examined.
Jul 11, 19:09
Antoine Griezmann in action for Atletico Madrid on May 28, 2016
Antoine Griezmann ditches agent
Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann parts ways with his agent Eric Olhats after 12 years.
Jul 10, 14:34
Manchester United's Paul Pogba reacts after a missed opportunity against Celta Vigo on May 11, 2017
Paul Pogba pushes female journalist into pool
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba pushes a female journalist into a swimming pool after she loses a game of rock, paper, scissors.
Jul 10, 14:26
Romelu Lukaku in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Burnley on April 15, 2017
Irish 'Herald' confuses Romelu Lukaku with Stormzy
Irish newspaper The Herald prints a picture of the grime artist Stormzy alongside a story about striker Romelu Lukaku.
Jul 10, 13:51
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Sky Sports unveils major revamp
Sky Sports unveils a major revamp of its channel portfolio, introducing sport-specific channels and reducing prices.
Jul 10, 13:19
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
Tottenham Hotspur deny Mark Zuckerberg takeover rumours
Tottenham Hotspur are forced to release a statement denying claims that a group backed by Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg had shown an interest in purchasing the club.
Jul 9, 22:12
QPR manager Harry Redknapp in the dugout during the match against Arsenal on May 4, 2013
Harry Redknapp reveals pre-season cancer scare
Harry Redknapp says that he was left fearing for his life when recently rushed to hospital to remove a tumour from his bladder.
Jul 9, 20:59
Sunderland's Jermain Defoe with fan Bradley Lowery at the Premier League match against Everton on February 25, 2017
Jermain Defoe pays tribute to "best friend" Bradley Lowery
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe says an emotional farewell to Bradley Lowery following the six-year-old's death from a rare form of cancer.
Jul 8, 20:04
Romelu Lukaku in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Romelu Lukaku to appear in court after being arrested in Los Angeles
Beverly Hills Police confirm that Romelu Lukaku was arrested last week for persistent noise complaints and will now attend a court hearing in early October.
Jul 8, 18:38
A general view of the exterior of the stadium ahead of the UEFA Champions League Group F match between AFC Ajax and FC Barcelona at The Amsterdam Arena on November 5, 2014 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Ajax youngster Abdelhak Nouri collapses during pre-season friendly
Ajax reveal that youngster Abdelhak Nouri is now in a "stable" condition after collapsing on the field against Werder Bremen, forcing the friendly to be cut short.
Jul 8, 18:14
Venus Williams of the United States returns a shot against Anett Kontaveit of Estonia during their Women's Singles Fourth Round match on Day Seven of the 2015 US Open
Tennis star Venus Williams 'drove lawfully' in fatal car crash
Footage emerges showing that Venus Williams was 'driving lawfully' during a car crash in Florida last month that led to the death of a 78-year-old male.
Jul 8, 12:59
Romelu Lukaku in action during the Premier League game between Liverpool and Everton on April 1, 2017
Romelu Lukaku 'arrested in Los Angeles for disturbing the peace'
Romelu Lukaku was reportedly arrested at his rented Beverley Hills mansion in Los Angeles last week after a number of noise complaints were made.
Jul 8, 11:27
Sunderland's Jermain Defoe with fan Bradley Lowery at the Premier League match against Everton on February 25, 2017
Sunderland pay tribute to Bradley Lowery with a minute's applause
Sunderland pay tribute to Bradley Lowery ahead of their pre-season meeting against Bury following the young supporter's tragic death.
Jul 7, 22:16
Jeff Hendrick in action for Burnley on September 26, 2016
Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick found not guilty of violent disorder
Republic of Ireland and Burnley midfielder Jeff Hendrick is found not guilty of using or threatening to use violence by a jury at the Circuit Criminal Court in Dublin.
Jul 7, 19:59
Manchester United winger Henrikh Mkhitaryan in action during the Premier League clash with Liverpool at Old Trafford on January 15, 2017
Manchester United's Henrikh Mkhitaryan mocked for 'looking pregnant'
Twitter users poke fun at Henrikh Mkhitaryan by claiming that he looks "pregnant" in a photo.
Jul 6, 20:09
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Brazilian club Gaucho sack players for performing sex acts on each other
Brazilian lower league side Gaucho sack four of its players for performing sex acts on each other.
Jul 6, 19:48
Sunderland's Jermain Defoe with fan Bradley Lowery at the Premier League match against Everton on February 25, 2017
Jermain Defoe pays heartfelt tribute to young cancer fighter Bradley Lowery
Bournemouth striker Jermain Defoe pays a heartfelt tribute to his "best friend" Bradley Lowery.
Jul 6, 19:26
Carl Ikeme of Wolverhampton Wanderers in action during the npower Championship match between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Barnsley at Molineux on August 21, 2012
Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper Carl Ikeme diagnosed with acute leukaemia
Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme is suffering from acute leukaemia - flagged by some "abnormal blood tests" during the early stages of pre-season.
Jul 6, 17:54
Big Tom Cairney in action during the FA Cup game between Cardiff City and Fulham on January 8, 2017
EFL plans huge rise in live TV games
The EFL outlines proposals to almost treble the number of games broadcast live on TV in the UK.
Jul 6, 13:14
A general view during the UEFA Champions League last 16 round match between Arsenal and PSV Eindhoven at The Emirates Stadium on March 7, 2007
Premier League season to begin on a Friday night for first time
Sky Sports and BT Sport announce their pick of televised games for August and September, beginning with Arsenal's home meeting with Leicester City on Friday, August 11.
Jul 6, 12:27