• Unstoppable Ibrahimovic nets hat trick in upset win over LAFC
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    Unstoppable Ibrahimovic nets hat trick in upset win over LAFC

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic lived up to the bravado on Friday, scoring all three goals to power the LA Galaxy to a hard fought 3-2 victory over MLS rivals Los Angeles Football Club. The unstoppable 37-year-old showed he's still capable of astounding feats by dominating the smaller LAFC defence and scoring

  • Algeria sink Senegal to claim 'incredible' second African crown
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    Algeria sink Senegal to claim 'incredible' second African crown

    Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi lauded his side's "incredible" Africa Cup of Nations triumph Friday as Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal earned a 1-0 victory over Senegal in the final. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start against Sadio Mane's Senegal, the top team in Africa, in front

  • Dortmund sink Liverpool in US tour opener
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    Dortmund sink Liverpool in US tour opener

    Danish internationals Thomas Delaney and Jacob Bruun Larsen scored second half goals as Borussia Dortmund handed Liverpool a 3-2 defeat in the opening game of the Premier League giants pre-season US tour on Friday. In sweltering heat at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana, Bundesliga side Dortmund

  • Senegal's Cisse laments another missed opportunity
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    Senegal's Cisse laments another missed opportunity

    Senegal coach Aliou Cisse rued his side's inability to recover from an early goal as their wait for a first Africa Cup of Nations title was extended following Friday's 1-0 loss to Algeria. The Teranga Lions arrived in Egypt as the top-ranked nation in Africa but finished runners-up for the second

  • Belmadi savours 'incredible' Africa Cup of Nations triumph
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    Belmadi savours 'incredible' Africa Cup of Nations triumph

    Algeria coach Djamel Belmadi saluted his side's "incredible" Africa Cup of Nations triumph after they defeated Senegal 1-0 in Friday's final to lift the trophy for the first time since 1990. Baghdad Bounedjah's deflected goal in the second minute in Cairo completed a stunning transformation

  • Algeria sink Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations
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    Algeria sink Senegal to claim second Africa Cup of Nations

    Baghdad Bounedjah's early goal propelled Algeria to a first Africa Cup of Nations title in 29 years after a fiery 1-0 victory over Sadio Mane's Senegal in Friday's final in Cairo. Bounedjah gave Algeria a dream start in the second minute when his deflected shot looped over Senegal goalkeeper

  • Football: The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from A to Z
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    Football: The 2019 Africa Cup of Nations from A to Z

    An A to Z of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, which concluded in Cairo Friday with Algeria defeating Senegal 1-0 in a final decided by a Baghdad Bounedjah goal after only two minutes: A Riyad Mahrez-captained Algeria were crowned African champions a second time after a tournament in which many rival coaches

  • Argentina hero Bilardo in serious condition after brain surgery
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    Argentina hero Bilardo in serious condition after brain surgery

    Argentina's 1986 World Cup winning coach Carlos Bilardo is in a serious condition in hospital following brain surgery, the center treating him has confirmed. The 81-year-old was taken into intensive care at the Argentine Institute of Diagnosis in Buenos Aires on July 4 due to a "deterioration

  • Algerians mix protest and football with eyes on Africa cup
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    Algerians mix protest and football with eyes on Africa cup

    Protesters took to the streets of Algiers Friday for a rally boosted by hopes that their national team would beat Senegal to win the Africa Cup of Nations. The protests have been held every week since they flared in February over veteran president Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term in office

  • Roma great De Rossi on verge of Boca Juniors move
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    Roma great De Rossi on verge of Boca Juniors move

    Veteran former Italy international Daniele De Rossi is "99 percent" sure of joining Boca Juniors, the Argentine giants' president Daniel Angelici said on Friday. The 35-year-old midfielder brought down the curtain on an 18-year career with his hometown club Roma at the end of last season

  • Eoin Morgan says no decision yet on future after England World Cup win
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    Eoin Morgan says no decision yet on future after England World Cup win

    Eoin Morgan says he has not yet decided whether to remain as England's white-ball skipper following their dramatic World Cup win against New Zealand. Morgan, 32, told BBC Sport it would be a "big commitment" to continue until the 2023 World Cup, with next year's T20 World Cup a "

  • 'Discrimination' victim Tatishvili wins Roland Garros prize money appeal
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    'Discrimination' victim Tatishvili wins Roland Garros prize money appeal

    Anna Tatishvili, who was stripped of her entire 46,000-euro ($52,000) prize money at Roland Garros for "not playing at a professional standard", has had her punishment overturned, the player announced on Twitter on Friday. "The Grand Slam Board has reversed the sanction imposed on me

  • New Derby boss Cocu happy to work outside Premier League
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    New Derby boss Cocu happy to work outside Premier League

    New Derby boss Phillip Cocu says he has no reservations about taking a job outside of the Premier League as he seeks to build on the work done by the departed Frank Lampard. Cocu said last season's Championship play-off finalists Derby were the "right fit" for him. "I realise and

  • Algerian football fans spark national identity debate in France
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    Algerian football fans spark national identity debate in France

    Thousands of extra French police are set to be on duty later Friday in Paris and other major cities for the final of the Africa Cup of nations following violence that has touched off a debate about national identity. Algeria play Senegal in the final of the African Cup of Nations on Friday evening with

  • Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final
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    Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

    Sadio Mane's Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday's final in Cairo. Senegal, the 2002 runners-up, are desperate to end a long wait for a first continental title, while Algeria are looking to add to

  • De Ligt aiming for Champions League after record-breaking Juve arrival
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    De Ligt aiming for Champions League after record-breaking Juve arrival

    Matthijs de Ligt is targeting the Champions League with Juventus after the Serie A side pried him from Ajax thanks to the largest fee ever paid for a defender. Juve haven't won the tournament since beating Ajax in Rome in 1996 and De Ligt is hoping to end that drought of European glory after missing

  • Conte quiet on Lukaku as Inter search for striker
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    Conte quiet on Lukaku as Inter search for striker

    Inter Milan coach Antonio Conte expressed frustration Friday at his new side's lack of attacking options but played down reports of an imminent deal for striker Romelu Lukaku "out of respect for Manchester United". The former Juventus and Chelsea manager took over at the San Siro club

  • Nishino aims to make Thailand regional soccer power
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    Nishino aims to make Thailand regional soccer power

    Former Japan head coach Akira Nishino says he wants to help Thailand's national team become a regional power as its new manager. "I was honored to receive this chance," Nishino said at a news conference on Friday. "I went to Thailand last month and could see their passion.

  • Solskjaer targets more signings in search for fast start
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    Solskjaer targets more signings in search for fast start

    Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Friday the club is working on one or two more signings as he hopes to hit the ground running in the new campaign after stuttering badly towards the end of last season. Solskjaer enjoyed a stellar start after replacing Jose Mourinho in December, winning

  • France legend Trezeguet stopped for drink driving in Turin
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    France legend Trezeguet stopped for drink driving in Turin

    Former France striker David Trezeguet faces legal action in Italy after being stopped by police for drink driving in Turin.

  • Salomon Rondon leaves West Brom for China's Dalian Yifang
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    Salomon Rondon leaves West Brom for China's Dalian Yifang

    Salomon Rondon has completed a move to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang from West Brom for an undisclosed fee, the English Championship club announced on Friday. The striker spent last season on loan at Newcastle and links up again with manager Rafael Benitez, who left St James's Park for

  • 'They are talking': Guardiola unamused by Bayern's Sane pursuit
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    'They are talking': Guardiola unamused by Bayern's Sane pursuit

    Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola took a swipe Friday at Bayern Munich over their pursuit of Leroy Sane and said there had been no contact from them about the winger. Former Bayern star Lothar Matthaus was quoted as saying that the German can become the "new face" of the Bundesliga champions

  • Bruce hits out at 'nonsense' in bullish Newcastle debut
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    Bruce hits out at 'nonsense' in bullish Newcastle debut

    Steve Bruce made a defiant first appearance as head coach of Newcastle United on Friday, hitting out at the "nonsense" surrounding his appointment and asked for time to prove himself. The 58-year-old was installed as Rafael Benitez's replacement on Wednesday, as angry fans vented their

  • European defeat fires up Tottenham's Pochettino for next season
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    European defeat fires up Tottenham's Pochettino for next season

    Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino said Friday that last month's Champions League final defeat has made him more determined to succeed at the club, after the conclusion of another solid campaign. Pochettino said he was keen to continue with the five-year "project" that has seen

  • Li Na's tennis journey to stretch from China to Hall of Fame
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    Li Na's tennis journey to stretch from China to Hall of Fame

    Li Na remembers first watching a tennis match on TV, drawn to the unforgettable style of one of the players. Andre Agassi had long hair, an earring and wore denim shorts, and made an instant fan in China. "Andre Agassi is my role model," Li said.