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Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme in remission after cancer battle
Wolverhampton Wanderers and Nigeria goalkeeper Carl Ikeme reveals on social media that he is in remission after battling cancer for almost a year.
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Mohamed Salah in action for Egypt during a World Cup qualifying match with Congo in October 2017
Liverpool star Mohamed Salah praised for helping tackle Islamophobia on Merseyside
Liverpool politician Steve Rotheram compares Mohamed Salah's impact on Merseyside as a high-profile Muslim to the legacy of John Barnes on the region's black community in the 1980s.
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General view outside San Siro in 2015
Report: Chicago Cubs owners keen to invest in AC Milan
The Ricketts family, which owns Major League Baseball side Chicago Cubs, is interested in buying a controlling stake in AC Milan, according to the Edelman PR firm.
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Jose Enrique diagnosed with rare brain tumour
Former Liverpool and Newcastle United defender Jose Enrique reveals that he has recently been diagnosed with a rare brain tumour.
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Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee legend Alan Gilzean diagnosed with brain tumour
Former Tottenham Hotspur, Dundee and Scotland striker Alan Gilzean is diagnosed with a brain tumour.
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Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani signs Myanmar football TV rights deal
Eleven Sports, the sports media company owned by Leeds United chairman Andrea Radrizzani, signs a nine-year global rights deal with the Myanmar National League.
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Willy Caballero targeted by online trolls after World Cup blunder
Argentina goalkeeper Willy Caballero is targeted by trolls on Instagram following his howler against Croatia.
Jun 22, 16:17
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Kevin Magnussen not focusing on court case
Kevin Magnussen says that he is not focusing on a court case involving his former manager.
Jun 22, 09:07
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Five-time Open Championship winner Peter Thomson dies, aged 88
Australian golfer Peter Thomson dies at the age of 88 following a four-year battle with Parkinson's disease.
Jun 21, 23:06
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Mexico fined for homophobic chants aimed at Germany goalkeeper Manuel Neuer
The Mexico Football Federation is fined after its fans were found guilty of making "discriminatory and insulting chants" during their 1-0 World Cup win over Germany.
Jun 21, 20:45
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Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark assaulted in Magaluf
Newcastle United defender Ciaran Clark has been assaulted in a bar in the Spanish resort of Magaluf, local police confirm.
Jun 21, 20:20
Juventus midfielder Sami Khedira in action during a Serie A clash with Sampdoria on April 15, 2018
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira pranked with fake return flight tickets
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira responds to a Swedish journalist's offer of fake return flight tickets from Russia by suggesting that the World Cup holders can reach the final.
Jun 21, 19:51
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England fans filmed performing Nazi salutes
England fans are caught on film performing Nazi salutes and singing anti-Semitic songs at the World Cup.
Jun 21, 13:15
Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring the opening goal during his side's World Cup Group B clash against Morocco on June 20, 2018
Referee criticised for requesting Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt
Morocco midfielder Nordin Amrabat alleges that referee Mark Geiger asked Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt during his side's 1-0 loss to Portugal at the Luzhniki Stadium.
Jun 21, 10:51
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Football Association condemns anti-Semitic behaviour by England fans at World Cup
The Football Association condemns the "disgraceful conduct" of a group of purported England fans displaying anti-Semitic behaviour at the World Cup in Russia.
Jun 20, 20:23
Gareth Southgate during an England training session on May 28, 2018
England boss Gareth Southgate suffers dislocated shoulder
The Football Association reveals that England manager Gareth Southgate suffered a dislocated shoulder while running near the team's World Cup base in Repino.
Jun 20, 19:50
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Lord Alan Sugar sorry for comparing Senegal World Cup players to beach sellers
Businessman and Tottenham Hotspur owner Lord Alan Sugar apologises for a tweet comparing Senegal's World Cup team to merchandise sellers on the "beach in Marbella".
Jun 20, 19:09
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia pictured on August 13, 2016
Tony Xia aiming to sell stake in Aston Villa?
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia reportedly considers selling a stake in the club to ease their financial troubles.
Jun 20, 17:11
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Osama bin Laden planned to target England in World Cup terror plot?
Claims in a new book suggest that Osama Bin Laden planned to carry out a terrorist attack on the England team at the 1998 World Cup.
Jun 19, 14:03
England's Harry Kane scores their second goal in the game against Tunisia on June 18, 2018
Tunisia-England game in World Cup most-watched programme in 2018
The BBC says that Monday's World Cup fixture between England and Tunisia attracted a peak television audience of 18.3m, making it the most-watched programme of 2018.
Jun 19, 11:40
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Multiple injuries in Moscow after taxi crashes into pedestrians
Police in the World Cup host city of Moscow say that at least seven people have been injured after a taxi crashed into pedestrians on a pavement near Red Square.
Jun 16, 19:37
Chelsea loanee Kenedy in action for Newcastle United during his side's Premier League clash with West Bromwich Albion on April 28, 2018
FA planning transfer changes after Brexit?
The FA reportedly proposes that top-flight clubs should be banned from loaning overseas players to each other after Brexit.
Jun 16, 11:12
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo in action during the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool in Kiev
Eleven Sports working on Sky deal for La Liga
Eleven Sports is reportedly working on a deal to bring a new channel showing La Liga games to Sky customers.
Jun 16, 10:49
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England players to wear rainbow laces?
England players are reportedly given free choice over whether to wear rainbow laces at the World Cup in Russia.
Jun 16, 10:38
Cristiano Ronaldo in action during a Portugal training session on June 5, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo 'accepts two-year suspended prison sentence'
A report claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has accepted a two-year suspended prison sentence, on top of paying £16.5m, to end his long-running tax fraud case.
Jun 15, 14:46
The World Cup trophy pictured in February 2018
England 'in pole position for 2030 World Cup'
England are reportedly in a strong position to be awarded the World Cup in 2030 following the announcement for the 2026 tournament on Wednesday.
Jun 14, 12:47
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Birmingham City rename stadium
Birmingham City announce that their stadium's name will change as part of a new rights partnership with investment company Trillion Trophy Asia Ltd.
Jun 14, 11:10
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Three Championship players arrested in Ibiza?
Three players for a London-based Championship team are reportedly arrested in Ibiza following allegations of a sexual assault.
Jun 14, 08:18
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia pictured on August 13, 2016
Aston Villa 'set to hold talks with Football League to discuss financial plans'
Aston Villa are reportedly set to meet with EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey to discuss the financial situation of the club ahead of next season.
Jun 13, 20:59
England's Ashley Young during the press conference on May 28, 2018
England players 'request to watch Love Island while on World Cup duty'
The England squad reportedly ask for ITV2's Love Island to be broadcast in their hotel rooms in Russia.
Jun 13, 19:29
Aston Villa owner Tony Xia pictured on August 13, 2016
Aston Villa 'seeking £30m cash investment'
Owner Tony Xia is reportedly looking to secure a £30m investment to improve Aston Villa's financial situation before the start of next season.
Jun 13, 16:02
The World Cup trophy pictured in February 2018
USA, Canada, Mexico to host 2026 World Cup
The USA, Canada and Mexico win the right to host the 2026 World Cup after a joint bid.
Jun 13, 12:02
Liverpool players model their new away kit for the 2018-19 season
Liverpool unveil new purple away kit
Liverpool unveil their new purple away kit for the upcoming campaign.
Jun 13, 11:25
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US tycoon Peter Freund 'ends interest in Aston Villa takeover'
US tycoon Peter Freund reportedly cools his interest in a potential takeover of Aston Villa.
Jun 12, 22:09
Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Eric Dier in action during the Premier League clash with Leicester City on May 13, 2018
Eric Dier: 'Tottenham Hotspur players addicted to Mate tea'
Eric Dier admits that some of his Tottenham teammates will be packing 'Mate' tea to the World Cup in Russia next week.
Jun 12, 21:52
Romelu Lukaku and Pepe in action during the international friendly between Belgium and Portugal on June 2, 2018
Romelu Lukaku unveils reasons behind not signing a boot deal
Romelu Lukaku reveals the reason he did not sign a boot deal last season, having most recently played in Puma boots in Belgium's friendlies ahead of the World Cup.
Jun 12, 20:42

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