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Spanish side Leganes keen to alter name
Leganes owner Filipe Moreno reveals that the club want to add 'Madrid' to end of their name in a move that will serve them better off the field.
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Sam Allardyce the West Ham manager looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and West Ham United at KC Stadium on September 28, 2013
FA 'forced to bin 4,000 Big Sam T-shirts'
The FA are reportedly forced to scrap 4,000 'Big Sam' T-shirts following Sam Allardyce's dismissal as England manager.
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Jamie Vardy curses his ribs during the Premier League match between Leicester City and Southampton on April 3, 2016
Jamie Vardy has glass of port before every game
Leicester City frontman Jamie Vardy reveals that he drinks port and Red Bull before every game.
Sep 28, 18:25
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Las Palmas back Sergio Araujo over drink-driving charge
Las Palmas president Miguel Angel Ramirez says that his club will stand by Argentine forward Sergio Araujo, even if the striker is found guilty of drink-driving.
Sep 28, 13:22
Serena Williams looks deflated after losing the French Open final to Garbine Muguruza on June 4, 2016
Tennis star Serena Williams "won't be silent" on police violence in the USA
Tennis star Serena Williams says that she "won't be silent" about the police brutality in the United States.
Sep 28, 11:49
Andy Carroll in action during the Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United on April 30, 2016
West Ham United 'to investigate Andy Carroll, Darren Randolph drinking session'
West Ham United are reportedly investigating claims that Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph were spotted drinking in the day in London.
Sep 28, 11:31
Andy 'The Gazelle' Carroll leaps forward during the Premier League game between West Ham United and Manchester United on May 10, 2016
Andy Carroll 'pictured in daytime drinking session'
West Ham United duo Andy Carroll and Darren Randolph are reportedly pictured on a daytime drinking session in London.
Sep 27, 16:01
Thomas Hitzlsperger involved in a challenge with fellow German Steffen Freund.
Thomas Hitzlsperger: 'Long way to go for gay players'
Former Aston Villa midfielder Thomas Hitzlsperger says that there is "a long way to go" in the fight against homophobia in football.
Sep 26, 20:44
Antonio Valencia of Manchester United during the Capital One Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Ipswich Town at Old Trafford on September 23, 2015 in Manchester, England.
Antonio Valencia: "My civil status is single"
Manchester United full-back Antonio Valencia issues a statement declaring himself "single" following press allegations of infidelity.
Sep 26, 20:01
Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mate Shinji Okazaki during the Barclays Premier League match between A.F.C. Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium on August 29, 2015
Jamie Vardy: 'It's horrible being called racist'
Jamie Vardy admits that he regrets his choice of language during an incident in a casino last year.
Sep 26, 15:36
Patrick Bamford in action for Crystal Palace on July 23, 2015
Patrick Bamford apologises for Arsenal 'likes'
Chelsea striker Patrick Bamford apologises after appearing to like Arsenal celebratory pictures on Instagram.
Sep 26, 13:43
Paris Saint-Germain's Ivorian defender Serge Aurier celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League group A football match between Shakhtar Donetsk and Paris Saint-Germain at the Arena Lviv, in the Ukrainian city of Lviv, on September 30,
PSG right-back Serge Aurier sentenced to two months in prison for abusing police
Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier is sentenced to two months in prison for assaulting a police officer.
Sep 26, 11:52
President Barack Obama speaks during a ceremony in observance of the terrorist attacks of 9/11 on September 11, 2013
American president Barack Obama pays tribute to late US golfer Arnold Palmer
American president Barack Obama pays tribute to "the King" Arnold Palmer following the US golfer's death.
Sep 26, 11:21
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Miami Marlins pitcher dies in boating accident, aged 24
Jose Fernandez, the leading pitcher of Major League Baseball side Miami Marlins, dies at the age of 24 in a boating accident.
Sep 25, 17:14
Liverpool's German coach Jurgen Klopp at a press conference at El Madrigal stadium in Villarreal on April 27, 2016
Jurgen Klopp to appear on 'Monday Night Football'
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be a guest pundit on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football.
Sep 25, 14:44
Kenny Miller of Scotland celebrates with team-mate Robert Snodgrass of Scotland after scoring a goal during the International Friendly match between England and Scotland at Wembley Stadium on August 14, 2013
Rangers striker Kenny Miller 'arrested in connection with restaurant brawl'
Rangers striker Kenny Miller is reportedly arrested in connection with an alleged fight at a restaurant earlier this month.
Sep 23, 12:24
Rafael Cabrera-Bello in action on September 12, 2015
Ryder Cup player Rafael Cabrera-Bello "pissed off" after British Airways downgrade
Europe Ryder Cup player Rafael Cabrera-Bello slams British Airways after his flight to Hazeltine was downgraded to economy.
Sep 22, 22:20
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola shake hands before the derby at Old Trafford on September 10, 2016
Sky Sports to screen Manchester derby EFL Cup clash live
Sky Sports is to broadcast live the EFL Cup fourth-round clash between Manchester United and Manchester City, as well as Liverpool's meeting with Tottenham Hotspur.
Sep 22, 15:45
Jack Grealish of Aston Villa looks on during a warm- up prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Stoke City at Villa Park on October 3, 2015
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia gives advice to Jack Grealish on Twitter
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia gives Jack Grealish advice on Twitter after rumours about the midfielder's partying antics.
Sep 21, 20:56
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Kidnapped niece of Spanish football chief Angel Maria Villar found dead
The niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar is found dead after getting kidnapped in Mexico.
Sep 21, 14:49
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on August 19, 2016
Manchester United team warm up for EFL Cup tie against Northampton in car park
Manchester United's players are spotted warming up for tonight's EFL Cup tie against Northampton Town in a car park.
Sep 21, 14:32
 Iceland celebrates a goal during Euro 2016 round of 16 football match between England and Iceland at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice on June 27, 2016
Iceland miss out on 'FIFA 17' appearance
A dispute over money results in Euro 2016 quarter-finalists Iceland missing out on an appearance on EA Sports game FIFA 17.
Sep 21, 11:25
Sergey Kovalev celebrates his unanimous decision win against Bernard Hopkins after their IBF, WBA, & WBO Light Heavyweight title fight on November 8, 2014
Sky Sports secures rights to screen Sergey Kovalev, Andre Ward showdown
Sky Sports announces that it has secured the rights to screen the highly-anticipated light-heavyweight showdown between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward.
Sep 21, 10:52
UEFA president Michel Platini talks about Sepp Blatter during a press conference on May 29, 2015
Report: Michel Platini could receive cash compensation from UEFA
Ex-UEFA president Michel Platini could receive cash compensation from European football's governing body, even though he is serving a four-year suspension.
Sep 20, 16:08
Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene speaks with members of his team in the paddock after final practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 18, 2015
Singapore denies Maurizio Arrivabene littering reports
Singapore authorities have rejected reports that Maurizio Arrivabene was detained and fined for discarding a cigarette butt last week.
Sep 20, 11:37
Ferrari Team Principal Maurizio Arrivabene speaks with members of his team in the paddock after final practice for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at Bahrain International Circuit on April 18, 2015
Maurizio Arrivabene fined for Singapore littering
Maurizio Arrivabene spent hours in custody in Singapore after discarding a cigarette on the street, according to media reports.
Sep 18, 10:26
Ferrari's Michael Schumacher in the garage during a practise session of the San Marino F1 Grand Prix on April 23, 2004
Schumacher family to win case against magazine
A case brought against a German magazine is likely to be won by Michael Schumacher's family.
Sep 18, 09:41
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on August 19, 2016
Manchester United team coach 'collides with stadium'
Manchester United's team coach collides with the perimeter of Feyenoord's home ground, but no players were injured.
Sep 15, 21:15
A general view of the KC Stadium is taken ahead of the English Premier League football match between Hull City and Chelsea in Kingston upon Hull, north east England on March 22, 2015
Hull City, Arsenal to observe minute's silence for footballer Daniel Wilkinson
Hull City announce that a minute's silence will be observed against Arsenal to pay tribute to non-League footballer Daniel Wilkinson, who died aged 26.
Sep 15, 11:44
Olympiakos' Nigerian forward Ideye Brown celebrates scoring during the UEFA Champions League football match between Dinamo Zabreb and Olympiakos at the Stadion Maksimir stadium in Zagreb on October 20, 2015.
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius denies claims he is dating Stephanie Davis
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius rubbishes rumours that he is dating pregnant actress Stephanie Davis.
Sep 15, 11:25
Luis Enrique looks on prior to the Champions League round-of-16 second leg between Barcelona and Arsenal on March 16, 2016
Luis Enrique 'fell off bike' before Champions League clash
A report claims that Barcelona boss Luis Enrique fell off his bike hours before Tuesday night's Champions League clash with Celtic.
Sep 14, 14:35
A general view of the IOC Anti-Doping Laboratory based at the Richmond Olympic Oval on February 9, 2010 in Vancouver, Canada
Russian hackers leak confidential files of United States athletes
Tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams are among those to have had their personal data leaked by Russian hackers, in a possible revenge attack.
Sep 13, 23:14
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
Protestors interrupt Ryan Lochte's 'Dancing with the Stars' performance
Two protestors try to storm the stage while disgraced USA swimmer Ryan Lochte performs on Dancing with the Stars.
Sep 13, 12:18
A general view inside the stadium prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Everton and Manchester United at Goodison Park on April 26, 2015
Everton donate £200k to help fund treatment for cancer-stricken Sunderland fan
Everton donate £200,000 to help fund life-saving treatment for five-year-old Sunderland fan Bradley Lowery, who is battling cancer.
Sep 13, 10:27
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Non-League footballer Daniel Wilkinson dies after collapsing during match
Non-League footballer Daniel Wilkinson dies at the age of 26 after collapsing during a local cup match.
Sep 13, 09:20
Valtteri Bottas of Williams in the paddock during previews ahead of the Formula One Grand Prix of Russia at Sochi Autodrom on April 28, 2016
Valtteri Bottas gets married in Helsinki
Valtteri Bottas enjoys an exciting preparation for this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix as he marries his long-term girlfriend, swimmer Emilia Pikkarainen.
Sep 12, 13:45
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 become first UK club to pocket over £500m in one year
Manchester United become the first UK club to pocket more than half a billion pounds in a year.
Sep 12, 12:14
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Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort denies planning to kill herself after Rio
Belgian wheelchair racer Marieke Vervoort denies reports that she will kill herself after the Paralympics in Rio.
Sep 12, 11:22
Pape Souare of Crystal Palace in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Aston Villa at Selhurst Park on August 22, 2015
Crystal Palace full-back Pape Souare hospitalised after car accident
Crystal Palace confirm that Pape Souare is in hospital after suffering injuries in a car accident on the M4.
Sep 12, 10:41
Brazilian football player Neymar poses in Police sunglasses as part of their new 2014 eyewear campaign
Neymar to launch music career
Barcelona forward Neymar reveals via a Twitter post that he will launch his music career on Wednesday.
Sep 11, 20:39