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Johan Cruyff scores for Holland against Argentina on June 26, 1974.
Barcelona unveil Johan Cruyff tribute plans
Barcelona announce that they will name a new stadium at their training complex in memory of Johan Cruyff, as well as building a statue of him at Camp Nou.
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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 takeover by former Disney chairman moves closer
Former Disney chairman Michael Eisner is to begin discussions with Portsmouth over a proposed takeover after entering an exclusivity agreement with the League Two club.
Mar 23, 18:52
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EFL announces minute's silence plans following terror attack
Every EFL fixture this weekend will hold a minute's silence in honour of those that lost their lives in the recent London terror attack.
Mar 23, 14:22
Jeff Stelling addresses the audience during Gillette Soccer Saturday Live with Jeff Stelling on March 19, 2012
Jeff Stelling: 'I am considering retirement'
Long-serving presenter Jeff Stelling admits that he is considering retirement after spending 40 years in the industry.
Mar 23, 13:39
Marouane Fellaini in action during the Premier League game between Everton and Manchester United on December 4, 2016
Marouane Fellaini 'installs barber shop in £2.3m mansion'
A report claims that Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini, famed for his afro hairstyle, has installed a barber shop in his £2.3m mansion.
Mar 23, 11:28
Wayne Shaw eats a pie during the FA Cup game between Sutton United and Arsenal on February 20, 2017
'Pie-gate' goalkeeper Wayne Shaw to feature in charity match
Former Sutton United goalkeeper Wayne Shaw joins Cheltenham Town for a charity match.
Mar 22, 19:27
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Former football coach Barry Bennell denies 20 charges of child sex offences
Former football coach Barry Bennell denies 20 charges of historical child sex offences in Chester Crown Court.
Mar 22, 10:36
A General external view of Fratton Park before the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Chesterfield at Fratton Park on August 31, 2013
American billionaire to buy Portsmouth?
American billionaire Michael Eisner reportedly enters discussions to buy League Two side Portsmouth.
Mar 21, 17:18
Ian Holloway, Manager of Millwall looks on ahead during the Sky Bet Championship match between Millwall and Blackpool at The Den on August 30, 2014
Ian Holloway fined for interview phone call
Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway accepts a fine after taking a phone call from the club's owner in the middle of an interview.
Mar 21, 17:09
 A general view of the Ricoh Arena prior to the npower Championship match between Coventry City and Middlesbrough at The Ricoh arena on January 21, 2012
Coventry City to leave Ricoh Arena in 2018
Coventry City chairman Tim Fisher confirms that the club will leave the Ricoh Arena in 2018 and most likely move to the Butts Park Arena.
Mar 21, 16:56
Mark Wright of England celebrates his goal with Olly Murs during the Soccer Aid 2016 match in aid of UNICEF at Old Trafford on June 5, 2016
Former TOWIE star Mark Wright 'to invest in Billericay Town'
A report claims that former TOWIE star Mark Wright is in talks with Billericay Town FC over a 20% investment in the Essex club.
Mar 20, 09:55
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Derry City captain Ryan McBride dies, age 27
Derry City captain Ryan McBride dies suddenly at the age of 27, just one day after captaining his team against Drogheda United.
Mar 20, 09:28
A general view of the Etihad Stadium is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester City and Leicester City at Etihad Stadium on March 4, 2015
Manchester City owners to expand global club network
The City Football Group, which owns Manchester City, admits that they looking to expand their global network of clubs.
Mar 18, 13:26
 Michael Essien of Chelsea in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on March 20, 2011 in London, England.
Michael Essien's wife purchases Italian third-tier club
Akosua Puni Essien, the wife of former Chelsea midfielder Michael, wins a bid to purchase Italian third-division outfit Como.
Mar 17, 22:12
An Ipswich Town sign is seen inside of Portman Road, home of Ipswich Town Football Club on March 15, 2011
Ipswich Town announce "regrettable" price rise
Ipswich Town announce that the price of all adult season tickets will rise by 1.5% next season.
Mar 17, 14:39
Eden Hazard in action for Chelsea on August 23, 2016
Chelsea confirm Singapore tour
Chelsea announce fixtures against Bayern Munich and Inter Milan in Singapore this summer as part of their pre-season preparations.
Mar 16, 15:58
Joe Thompson of Tranmere during the npower League One match between Tranmere Rovers and Brentford at Prenton Park on September 29, 2012
Rochdale's Joe Thompson diagnosed with cancer again
Rochdale midfielder Joe Thompson reveals that he has been diagnosed with cancer for a second time.
Mar 16, 15:51
Lionel Messi celebrates with Luis Suarez after getting on the scoresheet for the sixth during the La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Barcelona on April 20, 2016
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez 'urinate sitting down'
Barcelona duo Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez give a bizarre interview in which they confess to urinating sitting down.
Mar 16, 14:32
Manager Gary Johnson of Yeovil watches on during the Sky Bet Championship match between Burnley and Yeovil Town at Turf Moor on August 17, 2013
Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson to undergo heart surgery
Cheltenham Town manager Gary Johnson is to undergo heart surgery on Thursday, the League Two club has announced.
Mar 16, 11:38
Adam Johnson arrives for sentencing at Bradford Crown Court on March 24, 2016
Adam Johnson loses Court of Appeal challenge against sexual offence conviction
Ex-Sunderland footballer Adam Johnson loses his Court of Appeal challenge against a conviction for sexual activity with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.
Mar 16, 10:52
Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba in action during the EFL Cup final against Southampton at Wembley on February 26, 2017
Report: Paul Pogba flies Italian chef over to Manchester to work for him
A tabloid report claims that Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has relocated his favourite Italian chef from Turin to work for him in England.
Mar 12, 21:47
Cristiano Ronaldo at the Best FIFA Football Awards on January 9, 2017
Cristiano Ronaldo 'to become dad to twins via surrogate'
A report claims that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is expecting to become the father to twin boys "very soon".
Mar 12, 10:08
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Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees dies, aged 83
Former Formula 1 and motorcycling world champion John Surtees dies at the age of 83.
Mar 10, 16:15
Antoine Griezmann for Atletico Madrid on January 24, 2015
Antoine Griezmann fined after lifting shirt to show birthday message for wife
The Spanish FA issues Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann with a £520 fine for celebrating his wife's birthday after his goal against Valencia on Sunday.
Mar 9, 18:27
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Barry Bennell charged with child sex abuse
Former football coach Barry Bennell is charged with four counts of child sex abuse.
Mar 9, 14:26
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Serge Aurier's brother 'arrested for robbery'
The brother of Paris Saint-Germain's Serge Aurier is reportedly arrested in France for stealing from a prostitute.
Mar 9, 14:24
Kevin De Bruyne and George Boyd in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on January 2, 2017
Premier League to crack down on Kodi users
The Premier League wins a high court order allowing it to clamp down on viewers watching live streams of games using Kodi software.
Mar 9, 13:19
Gerard Pique and pregnant wife Shakira pose topless (4x3 version)
Gerard Pique predicts "a lot of lovemaking" after Barcelona win
Gerard Pique jokes about hospitals in Barcelona having to hire more nurses in anticipation of a baby boom following the club's progress in the Champions League.
Mar 9, 12:28
Rolando Aarons of Newcastle United in action during the pre season friendly match between York City and Newcastle United at Bootham Crescent on July 29, 2015
Newcastle United's Rolando Aarons facing violent disorder charge
Newcastle United midfielder Rolando Aarons is one of seven men summoned to appear at court next month following a late-night brawl in Newcastle city centre in October.
Mar 8, 15:46
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp before the match against Arsenal on March 4, 2017
Graffiti urging Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp to be sacked appears at Melwood
'Klopp Out' graffiti is spotted on a wall at Liverpool's Melwood training ground.
Mar 8, 12:13
Greg Rutherford in action at the Rio Olympics on August 13, 2016
Greg Rutherford conned out of £48,000 by former manager
Great Britain long jumper Greg Rutherford was left "feeling sick" when he discovered that his former manager cheated him out of tens of thousands of pounds.
Mar 6, 18:21
Enrique Cerezo during the Fernando Torres presentation as new Club Atletico de Madrid signing at Vicente Calderon Stadium on January 4, 2015
Atletico Madrid 'close' to Mexican investment
Atletico Madrid reveal that they are in talks to buy shares in a Mexican club, believed to be Atletico San Luis.
Mar 6, 15:57
A crotch-focused shot of Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Zlatan Ibrahimovic earns nickname for 'big penis'
Zlatan Ibrahimovic reportedly earns the nickname "The Big Man" from his Manchester United teammates due to the size of his penis.
Mar 6, 14:21
A general view of a corner flag ahead of the Barclays Premier League match between Chelsea and Manchester City at Stamford Bridge on January 31, 2015
Chelsea given green light for £500m Stamford Bridge redevelopment
Chelsea can push ahead with plans to redevelop their Stamford Bridge home following the settlement of a dispute over the long-term lease of the playing surface.
Mar 6, 10:31
The trophy at the Champions League draw in 2013
BT Sport extends Champions League rights deal in £1.2bn agreement
BT Sport will continue to air Champions League football until 2021 in an exclusive deal worth just short of £1.2bn, with ITV Sport losing the rights to show highlights.
Mar 6, 09:29
Fans clash after the Euro 2016 Group B game between England and Russia on June 11, 2016
Igor Lebedev: 'Turn football hooliganism into a spectator sport'
Russian politician and football official Igor Lebedev suggests that hooliganism should be legalised and turned into a spectator sport.
Mar 5, 21:03
External view of Vale Park, home of Port Vale on March 1, 2011
Norwegian firm make bid to buy Port Vale?
A Norwegian firm reportedly makes a £6.5m bid to buy League One strugglers Port Vale.
Mar 4, 13:48
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Wigan Athletic manager Warren Joyce undergoes surgery
Wigan Athletic confirm that manager Warren Joyce has undergone "immediate" surgery for a "minor but important procedure".
Mar 4, 13:09
John Terry of Chelsea during the Premier League match between Chelsea and West Ham United at Stamford Bridge on August 15, 2016
Burglars 'ransack John Terry's mansion while away on holiday'
John Terry and wife Toni are said to be "very shaken" after reportedly being the victims of a raid at their Surrey home this week.
Mar 4, 10:23
Robert Snodgrass for Hull on August 7, 2014
Warrant issued for West Ham United's Robert Snodgrass
A warrant is issued for West Ham United midfielder Robert Snodgrass after he failed to turn up to court.
Mar 4, 10:10