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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
Steven Gerrard pays tribute to retiring Xabi Alonso
Former Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard pays tribute to ex-teammate Xabi Alonso following the Spaniard's decision to retire from football at the end of the season.
Mar 9, 22:14
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
Spain star Xabi Alonso bids "farewell" to football
Xabi Alonso and Bayern Munich confirm that the Spaniard will retire from football at the end of the season.
Mar 9, 10:41
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger on the touchline during the match against Liverpool on March 4, 2017
Result: Bayern Munich embarrass Arsenal to reach Champions League quarter-finals
Bayern Munich record a second successive 5-1 victory over Arsenal to progress through to the Champions League quarter-finals.
Mar 7, 21:37
Alexis Sanchez reacts at the end of the Champions League game between Arsenal and PSG on November 23, 2016
Team News: Alexis Sanchez returns to Arsenal starting lineup
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger recalls Alexis Sanchez to his starting lineup for their Champions League last-16 second leg against Bayern Munich at the Emirates Stadium.
Mar 7, 18:46
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
Preview: Arsenal vs. Bayern Munich
Sports Mole previews Tuesday's Champions League last-16 second leg between Arsenal and Bayern Munich as the Gunners bid to overturn a 5-1 first-leg deficit.
Mar 6, 15:12
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
Carlo Ancelotti admits to middle finger gesture after "being spat at"
Carlo Ancelotti confesses to gesturing to Hertha Berlin fans with his middle finger, but only after being "spat at" during Bayern Munich's 1-1 draw.
Feb 19, 17:18
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
Paul Scholes urges Manchester United to target Toni Kroos
Paul Scholes believes that Toni Kroos could be the missing piece for Manchester United, describing him as the "best in the world" in his deep-lying position.
Feb 17, 20:56
Granit Xhaka sees red during the Premier League game between Arsenal and Burnley on January 22, 2017
Team News: Granit Xhaka brought straight back into Arsenal XI
Granit Xhaka comes straight back into Arsenal's starting lineup for the Champions League meeting with Bayern Munich as one of two changes from last time out.
Feb 15, 18:46
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
Xabi Alonso doubtful for Arsenal match after limping out of training
Xabi Alonso is crocked by teammate Javi Martinez during a training session, just two days before Bayern Munich face Arsenal in the Champions League.
Feb 13, 21:43
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
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso 'to retire at end of the season'
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso will reportedly retire from football at the end of the season.
Jan 18, 10:03
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
Result: Bayern Munich ease past 10-man RB Leipzig
Bayern Munich move three points clear at the top of the Bundesliga courtesy of a 3-0 win over second-placed RB Leipzig, who played an hour with 10 men.
Dec 21, 20:52
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
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 3-0 RB Leipzig - as it happened
Relive Bayern Munich's 3-0 victory over 10-man title challengers RB Leipzig as the champions go three points clear heading into the winter break.
Dec 21, 18:00
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
Xabi Alonso: 'Liverpool in better position than Manchester United'
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso believes that the Reds are favourites to come out on top against Manchester United when they meet in the Premier League on Monday.
Oct 16, 20:26
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
Xabi Alonso expects to end career at Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso expects to end his career with the Bundesliga giants.
Sep 26, 16:27
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
Renato Sanches: 'I chose Bayern Munich because they showed belief in me'
Renato Sanches reveals that he chose to join Bayern Munich because they put in a "lot of effort" to sign him from Benfica.
Sep 21, 20:35
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
Phil Neville: 'Manchester United target Paul Pogba worth £100m'
Paul Pogba is worth the world-record £100m transfer fee Manchester United are allegedly ready to pay Juventus for the Frenchman, according to former Red Devil Phil Neville.
Aug 3, 19:45
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
Xabi Alonso: 'Pep Guardiola will make Manchester City players better'
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso believes that Manchester City's players will improve under Pep Guardiola if they are open to his "very different" training methods.
Jul 22, 14:08
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
Xabi Alonso backs Pep Guardiola to succeed in Premier League
Former Liverpool midfielder Xabi Alonso is confident that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will be able to impose his style on the Premier League.
Jul 22, 13:37
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
Team News: Pep Guardiola names Oleksandr Zinchenko in first Manchester City lineup
Pep Guardiola hands a debut to Oleksandr Zinchenko in Manchester City's friendly with Bayern Munich.
Jul 20, 18:54
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
Preview: Spain vs. South Korea
Sports Mole looks ahead to the international friendly between Spain and South Korea at the Red Bull Arena in Leipzig.
May 31, 13:02
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
Result: Atletico Madrid hold off Bayern Munich to reach Champions League final
Atletico Madrid book their place in the final of the Champions League courtesy of an away-goals victory over Bayern Munich.
May 3, 21:41
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
Team News: Bayern Munich start Thomas Muller, Diego Godin returns for Atletico Madrid
Thomas Muller starts for Bayern Munich, while Diego Godin returns for Atletico Madrid in their Champions League semi-final showdown at the Allianz Arena.
May 3, 18:43
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
Live Commentary: Bayern Munich 2-1 Atletico Madrid (2-2 on aggregate, Atletico win on away goals) - as it happened
Relive Bayern Munich's 2-1 win over Atletico Madrid as the Spanish outfit hold out to reach the final of the Champions League on away goals.
May 3, 17:45
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
Result: Bayern Munich ease through to Champions League semi-finals
Bayern Munich book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions League for the fourth season in a row courtesy of a 3-2 aggregate victory over Benfica.
Apr 13, 21:39
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
Team News: Roberto Lewandowski drops to Bayern Munich bench at Benfica
Pep Guardiola leaves Robert Lewandowski on the Bayern Munich bench for Wednesday night's Champions League quarter-final second leg at Benfica.
Apr 13, 18:57
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
Tottenham Hotspur's Eric Dier impresses Bayern Munich?
Bayern Munich are reportedly closely monitoring Eric Dier's development in a Tottenham Hotspur shirt.
Apr 6, 16:40
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
Team News: Arturo Vidal, Douglas Costa in for Bayern Munich against Benfica
Arturo Vidal and Douglas Costa return to the Bayern Munich starting lineup for Tuesday night's Champions League quarter-final first leg against Benfica.
Apr 5, 19:12
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
Team News: Xabi Alonso returns for Bayern Munich
Xabi Alonso is back in the Bayern Munich team for tonight's Champions League clash against Juventus.
Mar 16, 18:47
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Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso rejects tax fraud claims
Bayern Munich midfielder Xabi Alonso rejects claims that he committed tax fraud in Spain between 2009 and 2011 while playing for Real Madrid.
Feb 26, 18:45
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
Xabi Alonso: 'Bayern Munich squad unaffected by Pep Guardiola exit'
Xabi Alonso says that he and his Bayern Munich teammates have not been distracted by Pep Guardiola's upcoming departure.
Feb 8, 17:08
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
Quartet sign new Bayern Munich deals
Thomas Muller, Javi Martinez, Jerome Boateng and Xabi Alonso all agree new contracts with German champions Bayern Munich.
Dec 18, 11:36
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
On This Day: Liverpool lose to Sao Paulo in Club World Championship final
On this day in 2005, Liverpool slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Sao Paulo in the final of the World Club Championship in Yokohama.
Dec 18, 06:00
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
Team News: Thiago returns to Bayern Munich bench
Thiago Alcantara returns from injury to earn a spot on the Bayern Munich bench against FC Ingolstadt 04.
Dec 12, 13:33
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
Match Analysis: Dinamo Zagreb 0-2 Bayern Munich
Sports Mole takes a closer look at the key talking points from Bayern Munich's 2-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb in the Champions League.
Dec 9, 22:19
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
Result: Robert Lewandowski double gives Bayern Munich victory at Dinamo Zagreb
Two goals from Robert Lewandowski see Bayern Munich ease past Dinamo Zagreb 2-0 in their Champions League clash, as Thomas Muller misses a late penalty for the visitors.
Dec 9, 21:42
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
Half-Time Report: Goalless between Dinamo Zagreb, Bayern Munich
Dynamo Zagreb and Bayern Munich play out a goalless 45 minutes in their Champions League clash, as the hosts miss a number of opportunities to take a shock lead.
Dec 9, 20:34
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
Team News: Franck Ribery starts for Bayern Munich at Dinamo Zagreb
Bayern Munich head coach Pep Guardiola changes five for his side's Champions League clash against Dinamo Zagreb, as Franck Ribery makes his first start of the season.
Dec 9, 18:59
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
Result: Borussia Monchengladbach condemn Bayern Munich to first defeat
Borussia Monchengladbach score three goals in 14 second-half minutes to claim a 3-1 victory over Bayern Munich, who lose in the Bundesliga for the first time this season.
Dec 5, 16:28
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
Half-Time Report: Borussia Monchengladbach holding dominant Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich miss good opportunities to find a breakthrough in a goalless first half against Borussia Monchengladbach.
Dec 5, 15:18
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
Xabi Alonso unsure over Bayern Munich future
Despite being "happy" at Bayern Munich, Xabi Alonso is unable to confirm if he will remain with the German club beyond the end of the current campaign.
Dec 1, 15:21

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ChinaChina34241674
United StatesUnited States29352791
JapanJapan22101446
AustraliaAustralia1751941
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Friday's key events


HOCKEY
· Great Britain's women aim to secure their place on the podium as they face India in the bronze medal match (2.30am)
· Netherlands - silver medallists five years ago - and Argentina battle for the gold medal in the women's final (11am)

BEACH VOLLEYBALL
· The women's gold medal will be decided as Australia and USA go head to head (3.30am)

BOXING
· Lauren Price will be looking to add to Team GB's success in the ring when she takes on Nouchka Fontijn of Netherlands in the women's middleweight semi-final (6am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley already has one Olympic gold to his name in Tokyo, and he begins his bid for second in the men's 10m platform. Teammate Noah Williams is also involved in the preliminary round (7am)

CYCLING
· Jason Kenny's reign as sprint king may be over, but Jack Carlin looked strong in his bid to succeed his compatriot. He takes on Harrie Lavreysen in his sprint semi-final (8.10am), with the final taking place later in the day (10.35am)
· The women's madison makes its Olympic debut at the velodrome as Team GB duo Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny look to add another medal to their collections (9.15am)

FOOTBALL
· Hosts Japan will look to get themselves on the podium as they face Mexico in the men's bronze medal match (10am)
· The women's champions will be crowned as both Sweden and Canada aim to win Olympic gold for the very first time (1pm)

ATHLETICS
· The men's 5000m final includes Great Britain's Andrew Butchart, but most eyes will be on Ugandan world record holder Joshua Cheptegei (1pm)
· Team GB's Jodie Williams will hope to get on the podium in the women's 400m final, but defending champ Shaunae Miller-Uibo is favourite for gold while Stephenie Ann McPherson should challenge and Allyson Felix is bidding to become the most decorated female track and field athlete of all time (1.35pm)
· Netherlands' Sifan Hassan takes on leg two of her ambitious attempt at a Tokyo treble in a women's 1500m final which also includes Great Britain's Laura Muir and Faith Kipyegon of Kenya (1.50pm)
· A star-studded women's 4x100m relay final will see a Team GB quartet including Dina Asher-Smith look to upset defending champions USA and favourites Jamaica, who boast Elaine Thompson-Herah as she goes for her third gold of the Games (2.30pm)
· Great Britain and Jamaica will also be going for gold in the men's 4x100m relay final, and their medal hopes have been boosted by USA's failure to qualify (2.50pm)

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