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2017/18 Premier League: Chelsea start season against Burnley

Chelsea will begin their title defence at home to Burnley when the 2017-18 Premier League season kicks off on the weekend of 12-13 August. Newly promoted Newcastle host Tottenham, while Brighton welcome Manchester City and Huddersfield visit Crystal Palace. Spurs’ first game at Wembley will be against Antonio Conte’s champions on the second weekend of the season. The league is ...

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Ten-man France down England in lively friendly

Ousmane Dembele fired the winner as 10-man France beat England 3-2 in an entertaining friendly on Tuesday after Harry Kane had scored twice for the visitors and France’s Raphael Varane was sent off early in the second half. Winger Dembele sealed the victory with an angled shot from inside the box 12 minutes from fulltime after being nicely set up ...

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A weekend of weddings

It’s set to be a busy summer in the personal lives of many Real Madrid players, with three members of the squad set to tie the knot with their respective partners. First, Alvaro Morata and his girlfriend Alice Campello will wed on Friday afternoon in Venice, before Lucas Vazquez and his partner Macarena become man and wife in Majadahonda on ...

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Luther: Idris Elba to return for a fifth series

Luther fans, your prayers have been answered – the husky-voiced detective is returning for a fifth series. Idris Elba will once again don his tweed coat for the four-part season, which has been described as “utterly heart-stopping and unmissable”. The crime drama was last on screens in December 2015, although Elba reprised the role for a Sport Relief sketch last ...

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Verratti Barcelona move could cost €100m

One of Barcelona‘s long-term targets, Marco Verratti, has taken a significant step towards linking up with the Blaugrana after confirming to Paris Saint-Germain that he wants to leave. The midfielder has probably been the one player who has been in their orbit the most in recent times, and though the Catalans won’t be able to close a deal until the ...

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Gyan scores 50th goal as Black Stars rout Ethiopia

  Asamoah Gyan scored his 50th goal for the senior national football team in a comfortable win for the Black Stars over Ethiopia on Sunday. Gyan beat his marker to head home a cross from Thomas Agyapong for the Black Stars’ opener in Kumasi as they roared to a 3-0 first half lead with further goals from John Boye and ...

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Barcelona targets tied down to long-term contracts

Last summer was an expensive one for Barcelona as sporting director Robert Fernandez splurged 120 million euros on a series of signings to varying levels of success, and a similar amount may be required to bulk up the squad in 2017. Quality not quantity is perhaps the mantra this time around but those players at the top of the Azulgrana ...

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Messi To Appear On List of 100 Most Reputable People on Earth (FULL LIST)

Global performance-reputation management consulting agency, Reputation Poll International made its inaugural list of 100 Most Reputable People on Earth released on Monday. According to the highly-revered group, the list comprises individuals across the globe, who have amassed high reputation for themselves through their works and achievements. The list features popular individuals from diverse sectors including: policy, entertainment, leadership, education, business, ...

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Ibrahimovic released by Manchester United

Manchester United are set to sign Alvaro Morata from Real Madrid, with the player’s agent Juanma Lopez having met with general director Jose Angel Sanchez on Friday to inform the club’s hierarchy of the striker’s desire to leave. All that remains now is for the directors of the English team to negotiate a transfer fee with their Spanish counterparts. According ...

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