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Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico

Diego Costa says he won't go to China, only to Atletico

28 May 2017 | 6:51 PM

LONDON, May 28 (REUTERS) Chelsea striker Diego Costa has no interest in a lucrative move to a Chinese club because it would jeopardise his chances of playing in next year's World Cup.

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Chicharito becomes Mexico's leading goalscorer

Chicharito becomes Mexico's leading goalscorer

28 May 2017 | 3:46 PM

Undated, May 28 (REUTERS) Javier Hernandez passed Jared Borgetti as Mexico's all-time leading scorer today when his goal in their 2-1 defeat to Croatia took his tally to 47.

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Watford appoint Marco Silva as head coach

Watford appoint Marco Silva as head coach

27 May 2017 | 7:14 PM

LONDON, May 27 (Reuters) Watford have named former Hull City manager Marco Silva as their new head coach on a two-year deal to replace Italian Walter Mazzarri who left at the end of the season, the Premier League club said in a statement today.

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Pochettino dismisses 'rumours' after friendly win

Pochettino dismisses 'rumours' after friendly win

26 May 2017 | 10:39 PM

HONG KONG, May 26 (Reuters) Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said he was unconcerned over speculation Eric Dier and Kyle Walker are due to move away from the London club in the upcoming summer transfer window.

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Free agent Zabaleta joins West Ham on two-year contract

Free agent Zabaleta joins West Ham on two-year contract

26 May 2017 | 6:25 PM

Undated, May 26 (Reuters) West Ham United have signed full back Pablo Zabaleta on a two-year deal, the Premier League club said today.

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Will try to deliver our best, says Lalruatthara and Mawia

Will try to deliver our best, says Lalruatthara and Mawia

26 May 2017 | 6:17 PM

New Delhi, May 26 (UNI) Lalruatthara and Laldanmawia Ralte, the two newcomers summoned by National Coach Stephen Constantine at the training camp ahead of the forthcoming Asian Cup Qualifier, today said that they will try to deliver their best if given a chance in the national squad.

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Rooney 'more or less' decided on Man United future

Rooney 'more or less' decided on Man United future

26 May 2017 | 3:23 PM

Undated, May 26 (REUTERS) Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is close to making a decision about extending his 13-year stay at the Premier League club but will take a few weeks to contemplate, the 31-year-old has said.

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Arsenal must stop Hazard in Cup final, says Ramsey

Arsenal must stop Hazard in Cup final, says Ramsey

26 May 2017 | 2:46 PM

Undated, May 26 (Reuters) Arsenal must make a quick start tomorrow's FA Cup final and clamp down on Chelsea playmaker Eden Hazard to reduce his impact on the game, midfielder Aaron Ramsey has said.

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Leeds United manager Monk resigns despite contract extension offer

25 May 2017 | 8:17 PM

Undated, May 25 (Reuters) Leeds United manager Garry Monk has resigned only days after Andrea Radrizzani's takeover of the Championship soccer club, eschewing the Italian businessman's offer of an extended contract to keep him at Elland Road.

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Mata praises ruthless Mourinho as finals streak continues

Mata praises ruthless Mourinho as finals streak continues

25 May 2017 | 5:27 PM

By Richard Martin

STOCKHOLM, May 25 (Reuters) Juan Mata praised Jose Mourinho's remarkable knack for coming out on top on the biggest occasions after Manchester United beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 on Wednesday to signal the Portuguese coach's 12th triumph in a final from 14 attempts.

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Rooney left out again by England boss Southgate

Rooney left out again by England boss Southgate

25 May 2017 | 5:18 PM

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) England's record international goalscorer Wayne Rooney has been left out of Gareth Southgate's squad for next month's World Cup Group F qualifier against Scotland and a friendly with France.

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Everton eyeing 'productive' players in transfer window

Everton eyeing 'productive' players in transfer window

25 May 2017 | 2:57 PM

Undated, May 25 (REUTERS) Everton are looking to sign "productive" players in the upcoming transfer window to strengthen their squad for next season, manager Ronald Koeman has said.

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Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final

Arsenal face defensive crisis ahead of final

24 May 2017 | 4:44 PM

LONDON, May 24 (REUTERS) Arsenal face a defensive crisis ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final against Chelsea with Gabriel ruled out with a knee injury and Laurent Koscielny suspended after being red-carded against Everton last weekend.

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Koke pens five-year extension at Atletico

Koke pens five-year extension at Atletico

24 May 2017 | 1:44 PM

Undated, May 24 (Reuters) Midfielder Koke has signed a contract extension to stay at Atletico Madrid until June 2024, the club confirmed.

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Burnley release banned Barton after betting charge

Burnley release banned Barton after betting charge

24 May 2017 | 1:14 PM

Undated, May 24 (Reuters) Premier League club Burnley have released midfielder Joey Barton, a month after he received an 18-month ban from the English Football Association (FA) over a charge for breaking rules concerning betting on matches.

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Sonowal, Goel inspects preparation at FIFA U-17 venue

Sonowal, Goel inspects preparation at FIFA U-17 venue

23 May 2017 | 9:56 PM

Guwahati, May 23 (UNI) Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal along with Union Minister of State (i/c) Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel visited Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium at Sarusajai here today and took stock of the preparations and other ancillary facilities for the FIFA Under-17 World Cup to be held in Guwahati as one of the six venues in the country.

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Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish - Milner

Liverpool eyeing silverware after top-four finish - Milner

23 May 2017 | 12:45 PM

Undated, May 23 (REUTERS) Liverpool need to experience the feeling of winning trophies again to take the next step and compete with Europe's best, defender James Milner has said.

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Coach Schmidt leaves Mainz

Coach Schmidt leaves Mainz

22 May 2017 | 9:28 PM

BERLIN, May 22 (Reuters) Mainz 05 parted ways with coach Martin Schmidt today after the Bundesliga club struggled throughout the season and were only safe from relegation on the penultimate matchday.

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How Herrera became unlikely leader of Mourinho's United

How Herrera became unlikely leader of Mourinho's United

22 May 2017 | 6:13 PM

By Richard Martin BARCELONA, May 22 (Reuters) Ander Herrera attracted admiration from the last four Manchester United managers, from being man-marked by Alex Ferguson to being scouted by David Moyes and signed by Louis Van Gaal, but it is under Jose Mourinho that the little Spaniard has truly thrived.

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24 teams to compete in FIFA U-17

24 teams to compete in FIFA U-17

22 May 2017 | 6:00 PM

New Delhi, May 22 (UNI) List of 24 countries having completed for the upcoming FIFA U-17 football World Cup later this year today.

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Ajax will offer true test in Europa final, says Blind

Ajax will offer true test in Europa final, says Blind

22 May 2017 | 3:05 PM

Undated, May 22 (Reuters) Manchester United must not underestimate Ajax Amsterdam in the Europa League final on Wednesday, defender Daley Blind has said.

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Honda confirms AC Milan exit after difficult campaign

Honda confirms AC Milan exit after difficult campaign

22 May 2017 | 12:54 PM

TOKYO, May 22 (Reuters) Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has confirmed his departure from fallen Serie A giants AC Milan at the end of the season, Kyodo news agency reported.

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Chelsea's Kante claims hat-trick of individual honours

Chelsea's Kante claims hat-trick of individual honours

21 May 2017 | 4:04 PM

Undated, May 21 (REUTERS) Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante was named Player of the Year by the Premier League today, adding a third individual accolade to a list of achievements this season that includes winning a second consecutive Premier League title.

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Players can contact him for redressal: Goel on CK Vineeth controversy

Players can contact him for redressal: Goel on CK Vineeth controversy

19 May 2017 | 9:21 PM

New Delhi, May 19 (UNI) Speaking on the sacking of footballer CK Vineeth from his job with the Kerala Accountant General’s office due to lack of attendance, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today said if rules created hindrance, they could be changed as the sportspersons were dedicated for the passion of sports.

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Liverpool can attract top talent, says manager Klopp

Liverpool can attract top talent, says manager Klopp

19 May 2017 | 6:29 PM

Undated, May 19 (Reuters) Liverpool are a more attractive destination for top players than a few years ago and clinching Champions League football for next season would be the "icing on the cake", manager Juergen Klopp said today.

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Happy Sigurdsson says no plans to leave Swansea

Happy Sigurdsson says no plans to leave Swansea

19 May 2017 | 12:35 PM

Undated, May 19 (REUTERS) Swansea midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson is happy at the Premier League club and is not looking to leave unless the Welsh side want to sell him.

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Arsenal must not underestimate Europa League, says Cech

Arsenal must not underestimate Europa League, says Cech

18 May 2017 | 3:56 PM

Undated, May 18 (REUTERS) Arsenal must respect the Europa League next season and take the tournament seriously if they fail to qualify for the Champions League, goalkeeper Peter Cech has said.

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Leicester want top-half finish - Vardy

Leicester want top-half finish - Vardy

18 May 2017 | 12:46 PM

Undated, May 18 (REUTERS) Leicester City are gunning for two wins in their last two Premier League games to secure a top-half finish after a poor start to the season, striker Jamie Vardy said ahead of today's game against Tottenham Hotspur.

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Indian colts salvage a draw against Saint Leu

Indian colts salvage a draw against Saint Leu

17 May 2017 | 3:50 PM

New Delhi, May 17 (UNI) The Indian U-17 World Cup Team salvaged a draw against Second Division Club side of the Paris League Saint Leu in Paris, France as part of the exposure trip of Europe.

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Team India under-17 on exposure trip drew with Paris club 1-1

Team India under-17 on exposure trip drew with Paris club 1-1

17 May 2017 | 12:31 PM

Kolkata, May 17 (UNI) Team India, preparing for World Cup under-17 at home in October, 2017, played out a 1-1 draw against Division II Club side of the Paris League Saint Leu in Paris, France during an exposure trip of Europe.

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