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A maniacal Jose Mourinho tries to figure out how many matches his side have drawn at Old Trafford this season during the Premier League clash with Arsenal on May 7, 2017
Police 'will not investigate Old Trafford scuffle'
The fracas that marred Sunday's Manchester derby at Old Trafford will not be investigated by Greater Manchester Police as no complaints were made, according to a report.
12:53
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Merseyside and Manchester derbies expected to go ahead despite adverse weather
Sunday's Manchester and Merseyside derbies are expected to go ahead amid snowy conditions and adverse weather across the whole of Britain, according to a report.
Dec 10, 10:45
Kevin De Bruyne in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Ham United on December 3, 2017
Kevin De Bruyne 'being sued for £1.4m over image rights'
A report claims that Kevin De Bruyne faces the distraction of a court case in Luxembourg, having been sued £1.5m by a company based in the principality.
Dec 8, 22:38
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Pierre Gasly recalls near-fatal 2016 crash
Pierre Gasly made his F1 debut this year, but he says that an event of 2016 was more emotional.
Dec 8, 19:35
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Mike Ashley holds face-to-face talks with Amanda Staveley
Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley holds face-to-face talks with Amanda Staveley as a proposed sale of the club moves closer.
Dec 8, 12:52
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Premier League TV packages revealed
The Premier League will offer up four full rounds of top-flight matches live in the auction for the 2019-2022 broadcasting rights, according to a report.
Dec 8, 10:47
Eric Dier celebrates with teammates after scoring during the World Cup qualifier between England and Slovakia on September 4, 2017
England fans request just 0.4% of World Cup tickets in second sales period
England fans request just 5,702 tickets for the Russia 2018 World Cup in the opening 24 hours of the second sales period.
Dec 8, 09:38
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EFL clubs extend recruitment code to include BAME coaches
The EFL's 72 clubs agree to interview at least one black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidate for vacant managerial or first-team coaching jobs.
Dec 7, 21:24
A general view of the Amex Stadium prior to the Premier League game between Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United on September 24, 2017
Sussex Police apologise to Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace for weapons claim
Sussex Police issue an apology for wrongly claiming that weapons were found after crowd trouble during Brighton & Hove Albion's Premier League game with Crystal Palace.
Dec 7, 20:52
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Paulo Fonseca dons Zorro mask after Shakhtar Donetsk beat Manchester City
Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca celebrates his team's 2-1 Champions League win over Manchester City by wearing a Zorro mask at his post-match press conference.
Dec 7, 20:11
Stephan El Shaarawy celebrates scoring during the Champions League group game between Roma and Chelsea on October 31, 2017
Roma given go-ahead to begin construction of new 55,000-capacity stadium
Roma announce that they have been given the go-ahead to begin building their new 55,000-capacity stadium
Dec 7, 11:42
Kevin De Bruyne in action during the Premier League game between Manchester City and West Ham United on December 3, 2017
United ban City cameras from Manchester derby
Manchester United deny Manchester City's request to film footage in the away dressing room at Old Trafford during this weekend's high-stakes derby.
Dec 7, 09:51
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Rubin Kazan players 'not received wages for four months'
Rubin Kazan players have reportedly not been paid in the last four months due to a financial crisis at the club.
Dec 6, 20:24
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Spartak Moscow players 'receive sex ban'
Spartak Moscow's club doctor issued the players with a sex ban ahead of tonight's crunch Champions League game at Liverpool.
Dec 6, 18:09
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli during his side's Premier League clash with Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on November 28, 2017
Dele Alli joins same agency as Cristiano Ronaldo
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Dele Alli joins CAA Sports' list of clients, which also includes the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho and teammate Harry Kane.
Dec 6, 13:45
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Sunderland fan: 'I did not defecate in the Stadium of Light'
A 17-year-old Sunderland fan denies allegations that he defecated in his seat at the Stadium of Light.
Dec 5, 18:20
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Lillestrom criticised for naked celebrations
Lillestrom are criticised by the Norwegian FA after defender Aleksander Melgalvis Andreassen celebrates their cup win by placing his penis inside the trophy.
Dec 5, 17:58
Rafael Benitez gives instructions during the Premier League game between Chelsea and Newcastle United on December 2, 2017
Mike Ashley 'given two weeks to accept takeover offer'
A report claims that Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley is running out of time to strike a takeover deal with Amanda Staveley's PCP Capital Partners.
Dec 5, 13:50
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Crystal Palace unveil Selhurst Park expansion plans
Crystal Palace unveil plans to extend the capacity of their Selhurst Park home to more than 34,000, with £100m being invested for the transformation project.
Dec 4, 15:25
A general view of the stadium prior to kickoff during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Manchester City at The Stadium of Light on December 3, 2014
Sunderland fan alleged to have defecated in Stadium of Light stands
A Sunderland fan is believed to have pulled down his trousers and defecated in the Stadium of Light stands during the Championship side's home match with Reading.
Dec 3, 21:51
Pep Guardiola gesticulates during the Premier League game between Manchester City and Burnley on October 21, 2017
Manchester City 'to spend four days in Ukraine next week'
Manchester City will spend four days in Ukraine next week either side of their Champions League tie against Shakhtar Donetsk, according to a report.
Dec 1, 18:10
Vijay Mallya pictured in 2011
Vijay Mallya fears death in Indian jail
Vijay Mallya says that he fears being murdered if he is put in an Indian jail.
Dec 1, 09:34
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England fans advised to curb beer intake during Russia World Cup
Visit Russia executive Igor Karzov urges England fans to restrict their alcohol intake to one pint of beer before or after a World Cup game to ensure their safety.
Nov 30, 22:06
Ben Stokes in action for England in September 2016
Ben Stokes investigation file passed over to Crown Prosecution Service
Avon and Somerset Police pass a file on the investigation into an incident in Bristol involving Ben Stokes to the Crown Prosecution Service for advice on charging.
Nov 29, 20:45
Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Berizzo pictured in May 2017
Sevilla boss Eduardo Berizzo undergoes successful cancer surgery
Eduardo Berizzo is to spend time recovering after undergoing successful surgery for prostate cancer, Sevilla's medical department confirms.
Nov 29, 09:21
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David Goodwillie, David Robertson lose appeal against rape ruling
Former Dundee United footballers David Goodwillie and David Robertson lose an appeal against a civil ruling that they raped a woman in 2011.
Nov 28, 20:28
Anthony Joshua in an opening training session on December 6, 2016
Anthony Joshua, Harry Kane nominated for BBC SPOTY award
Anthony Joshua and Harry Kane are among 12 nominees for 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.
Nov 27, 19:42
Beyonce posing with a ball in a Super Bowl promo shot
Gareth Bale 'wants Beyonce to perform at his wedding'
A report claims that Gareth Bale wants American popstar Beyonce to perform at his wedding and is willing to pay up to £1.5m.
Nov 26, 20:49
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Watford spend £2,000 to help stranded fans get to Newcastle United
Watford are praised after paying a £2,000 taxi bill to rescue stranded fans after their coach broke down en route to Saturday's match at Newcastle United.
Nov 26, 17:19
Everton striker Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring during his side's Europa League clash with Apollon Limassol at Goodison Park on September 28, 2017
Wayne Rooney to set up bar in new £10m mansion?
Everton striker Wayne Rooney is believed to be interested in setting up his own bar in a luxury shed, which will form part of his new £10m mansion.
Nov 26, 13:19
Celta Vigo manager Eduardo Berizzo pictured in May 2017
Eduardo Berizzo doing "fine" after cancer diagnosis
Sevilla manager Eduardo Berizzo says that he is feeling "fine" after being diagnosed with prostate cancer.
Nov 25, 15:48
Marouane Fellaini celebrates scoring during the Champions League game between Manchester United and Basel on September 12, 2017
Marouane Fellaini sues New Balance for £2m over boots
Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini sues New Balance for £2m, alleging that they provided him with "defective" football boots.
Nov 24, 09:40
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Oscar Pistorius jail term more than doubled
Oscar Pistorius's jail term for murder is more than doubled by an appeals court in South Africa.
Nov 24, 09:01
A general view of Goodison Park at night
Everton lease land at Bramley Moore Dock for proposed new stadium
Everton confirm the signing of an agreement to lease land on Bramley Moore Dock with a view to constructing a new 50,000-seater stadium on the site.
Nov 23, 19:28
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Robinho sentenced to nine years in jail for sexual assault
Former Manchester City forward Robinho is sentenced to nine years in jail for sexual assault.
Nov 23, 18:18
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Joey Barton rejects £500,000 offer to enter 'I'm A Celebrity' jungle?
Joey Barton reportedly rejects a £500,000 offer - the largest in the show's history - to enter this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.
Nov 23, 16:48


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