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Djokovic will get back to his best, insists Nadal

Published: May 11, 2018

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Rafael Nadal is sure Novak Djokovic will return to the highest level in tennis despite the Serb crashing out of the Madrid Open on Wednesday after defeat to Britain’s Kyle Edmund. Nadal’s defence of his title began in comfortable fashion as he coasted to a 6-3, 6-1 win over France’s Gael Monfils. Edmund had not taken a set off Djokovic in three previous meetings but the Serb is still feeling the effects of elbow surgery and his opponent took full advantage.


Michy Batshuayi: Uefa ends investigation into Borussia Dortmund striker’s racial abuse claim

Published: March 30, 2018

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Uefa has ended its investigation into a complaint from Borussia Dortmund’s Michy Batshuayi of racist chanting during last month’s Europa League tie against Italian side Atlanta. Batshuayi said after the 1-1 draw that he heard “monkey noises in the stands”. Uefa fined Atlanta 34,000 euros for fireworks, thrown objects and blocked stairways, but said it had closed racism disciplinary proceedings.


Scott McTominay: Brian McClair backs Manchester United midfielder for Scotland

Published: March 21, 2018

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Former Manchester United and Scotland player Brian McClair believes Scott McTominay can establish himself in international football. McTominay, who also qualifies for England, was called up for Scotland’s games against Costa Rica and Hungary. The 21-year-old has made 18 appearances at United so far this season


Premier League round up: Wins for Everton, Newcastle, Leicester and Burnley

Published: March 11, 2018

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Newcastle were the big winners on another tense afternoon at the foot of the Premier League table as West Ham and Southampton suffered damaging defeats.


Gossip: Kroos, Zaha, Rojo, Asencio, Fekir, Ulloa, De Vrij, Pardew

Published: February 21, 2018

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Real Madrid and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos, 28, is Manchester United’s main transfer target to replace Michael Carrick, who is retiring in the summer.


Gossip: Alderweireld, Courtois, Neymar, Mahrez, Isco, Conte

Published: February 12, 2018

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Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld will not travel to Turin for their Champions League last-16 tie with Juventus, putting the 28-year-old Belgian’s future at the club in doubt.


Michy Batshuayi: Chelsea striker in contention to face Bournemouth on Wednesday

Published: February 1, 2018

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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi remains in contention for Chelsea’s game against Bournemouth on Wednesday, says manager Antonio Conte. The 24-year-old, who has been linked with a loan move to Borussia Dortmund, trained with the Blues squad on Monday


Man City can learn from Bristol City tie for Champions League

Published: January 25, 2018

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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes his side can learn important lessons from Tuesday’s frantic finish at Bristol City ahead of their Champions League tie against Basel. Guardiola’s side progressed 5-3 on aggregate with a 3-2 win at Ashton Gate to reach the Carabao Cup final. But, late in the second leg, Bristol City fought back from 2-0 down to level at 2-2, before Kevin De Bruyne’s 96th-minute goal settled it


Mohamed Salah named BBC African Footballer of the Year

Published: December 13, 2017

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Media playback is not supported on this device Egyptian Mohamed Salah has been voted BBC African Footballer of the Year for 2017. Following a record number of votes, the Liverpool star won ahead of Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Guinean Naby Keita, Sadio Mane of Senegal and Nigeria’s Victor Moses


USMNT player offers crushing explanation for Bruce Arena’s World Cup failure

Published: December 13, 2017

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The USMNT’s failure to qualify for the World Cup was a massive embarrassment that will likely have far-reaching consequences on the sport in this country. While there was plenty of blame to go around, Bruce Arena’s stubborn reliance on majority MLS players was a glaring mismanagement of the United States’ talent pool


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