• Real Sociedad face test of credentials against in-form Real Madrid
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    Real Sociedad face test of credentials against in-form Real Madrid

    Real Sociedad meet Real Madrid on Saturday with the chance to reassert their stiring start to the season and press home their case as genuine contenders for La Liga's top four. Real Sociedad have so far avoided a similar reality check, even if their latest three games before the international break

  • Despite a month on top, 'Gladbach boss Rose wary of title talk
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    Despite a month on top, 'Gladbach boss Rose wary of title talk

    Borussia Moenchengladbach fans have already been singing about winning the Bundesliga this season, but head coach Marco Rose is refusing to sing along, despite being four points clear. Gladbach go to mid-table FC Union Berlin on Saturday and after a month at the top of the table, their fans are dreaming

  • Mourinho returns to the fray as Man City face tough Chelsea test
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    Mourinho returns to the fray as Man City face tough Chelsea test

    Jose Mourinho will inevitably be the centre of attention as he takes charge of Tottenham for the first time this weekend while Manchester City look to get their Premier League title challenge back on track against Chelsea. The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager has been charged with rescuing

  • Mourinho seeks quick fix to win over Spurs doubters
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    Mourinho seeks quick fix to win over Spurs doubters

    Jose Mourinho believes the quality of players he has at Tottenham do "not belong" down in 14th in the Premier League as he tries to salvage Spurs' season. Mourinho starts his tenure at a third English club after grossly different experiences at Chelsea and Manchester United hoping to inspire

  • Canada reach Davis Cup semi-finals after ousting Australia
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    Canada reach Davis Cup semi-finals after ousting Australia

    Canada became the first team to make the semi-finals of the new Davis Cup on Thursday as they clinched a tense and decisive doubles rubber to defeat Australia in Madrid. Nick Kyrgios had declared Australia capable of winning the tournament earlier this week but he played no part against Canada, perhaps

  • Cuadrado extends Juventus deal until 2022
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    Cuadrado extends Juventus deal until 2022

    Colombian international Juan Cuadrado has followed Leonardo Bonucci's example by extending his contract with Juventus, penning a deal until 2022, the Serie A champions announced on Thursday.

  • Verona's partial stadium ban for Balotelli racist abuse suspended
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    Verona's partial stadium ban for Balotelli racist abuse suspended

    Italian club Verona's partial one-match stadium closure for racist chants directed at Brescia striker Mario Balotelli in a Serie A game earlier this month was suspended on appeal Thursday. The Italian Football Federation's (FIGC) disciplinary commission had ordered Verona to host Fiorentina

  • Rodgers 'very happy' at Leicester following Spurs link
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    Rodgers 'very happy' at Leicester following Spurs link

    Brendan Rodgers says he has no thoughts about leaving Leicester following reports that Tottenham made tentative enquiries before replacing sacked manager Mauricio Pochettino with Jose Mourinho. Spurs announced Mourinho as their new head coach on Wednesday, just hours after dismissing Pochettino. Rodgers

  • Euro 2020 confusion reigns ahead of playoff draw
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    Euro 2020 confusion reigns ahead of playoff draw

    The draw for the Euro 2020 playoffs takes place in Nyon on Friday amid widespread confusion over the format and make up of the group stage for next year's finals. The Northern Irish will visit Bosnia and Herzegovina on March 26 while the Republic going to Slovakia the same day, with the winners

  • Xhaka's 'mindset is better' after spat with fans, says Arsenal's Emery
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    Xhaka's 'mindset is better' after spat with fans, says Arsenal's Emery

    Arsenal boss Unai Emery said Thursday that Granit Xhaka's "mindset is better" after he missed four matches following his public run-in with the club's fans. The Switzerland international was stripped of the club captaincy after swearing and throwing the captain's armband to the

  • 'Humble' Mourinho not planning on big changes at Spurs
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    'Humble' Mourinho not planning on big changes at Spurs

    Jose Mourinho is not planning on wholesale changes as he tries to turn Tottenham's season around and believes he is humble enough to have learned lessons from his failed spell in charge of Manchester United. Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino as Spurs boss on Wednesday after the Argentine'

  • Neymar set for latest comeback, but Davis Cup trip leaves PSG coach unhappy
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    Neymar set for latest comeback, but Davis Cup trip leaves PSG coach unhappy

    Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel has again been left frustrated by Neymar after the Brazilian took time out from recovering from his latest injury to fly to Madrid for the Davis Cup tennis this week. "I am not his Dad, I'm not the police," said an exasperated Tuchel on Thursday,

  • Real Madrid winger Vazquez breaks toe in dumbbell accident
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    Real Madrid winger Vazquez breaks toe in dumbbell accident

    Real Madrid winger Lucas Vazquez has broken his toe, the club announced on Thursday. Vazquez sustained the injury after dropping a dumbbell on his foot in the gym, according to reports in the Spanish press. "After tests done today on our player Lucas Vazquez, the medical services of Real Madrid

  • Booking.com sets up a suite with a view on the pitch in Wembley for the Euro 2020 final
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    Booking.com sets up a suite with a view on the pitch in Wembley for the Euro 2020 final

    Watch the Euro 2020 final in Wembley Stadium in London from a football-themed suite with a direct view on the pitch. Now that the qualifying phase of the 2020 UEFA European Football Championship has come to an end, Booking.com has come up with what may be the greatest kick ever for fans of the competition

  • AC Milan offer Ibrahimovic six-month deal - reports
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    AC Milan offer Ibrahimovic six-month deal - reports

    Sweden star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been offered a six-month deal to come to the aid of struggling former Italian giants AC Milan, according to reports in Italy on Thursday. The 38-year-old striker confirmed his departure from Los Angeles Galaxy last week following the club's elimination from the

  • Murray leads Britain to opening Davis Cup win, Spain reach last eight
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    Murray leads Britain to opening Davis Cup win, Spain reach last eight

    The Davis Cup has a new format but Andy Murray's love of a comeback remains intact after the Scot battled from behind to beat Tallon Griekspoor on Wednesday as Great Britain edged past Holland. Murray came from a set down and then trailed 4-1 in the decider in Madrid before beating the spirited

  • Costa set for three months out after operation
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    Costa set for three months out after operation

    Diego Costa is facing three months out after Atletico Madrid confirmed the striker underwent surgery on a cervical disc on Thursday. Costa felt discomfort in his neck last week in training and the club decided the injury required surgery. "Diego Costa underwent surgery on his cervical disc herniation

  • India and Pakistan's Davis Cup clash to be held in Kazakstan
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    India and Pakistan's Davis Cup clash to be held in Kazakstan

    India and Pakistan's Davis Cup tie originally scheduled to take place in Islamabad will now be played in Kazakstan's capital Nur-Sultan, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) announced on Wednesday. The Asia/Oceania Group I match had initially been planned for September, but was pushed back

  • Moreno admits Spain departure "bitter-sweet"
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    Moreno admits Spain departure "bitter-sweet"

    Robert Moreno admitted his departure as Spain coach leaves him with a "bitter-sweet feeling" but avoided criticising either Luis Enrique or the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in a statement released on Wednesday. RFEF president Luis Rubiales announced on Tuesday Luis Enrique would replace

  • Jim Cornette Resigns From National Wrestling Alliance After ‘Offensive’ On-Air Statement
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    Jim Cornette Resigns From National Wrestling Alliance After ‘Offensive’ On-Air Statement

    Professional wrestling mainstay Jim Cornette has resigned his position with the National Wrestling Alliance. "Effective immediately: Jim Cornette has resigned from the National Wrestling Alliance," the company said in a statement released Wednesday. "As an announcer on the November 19th

  • Mourinho pledges 'passion' after being named Spurs boss
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    Mourinho pledges 'passion' after being named Spurs boss

    Jose Mourinho promised "real passion" following his appointment as Tottenham Hotspur boss on Wednesday after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked by the struggling Premier League club. The former Chelsea, Real Madrid and Manchester United manager was announced as the new boss at White Hart Lane

  • Djokovic presses for merge between Davis Cup and ATP Cup
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    Djokovic presses for merge between Davis Cup and ATP Cup

    Novak Djokovic has called on the Davis Cup to merge with the ATP Cup in the future and believes home ties should return in the early rounds of the tournament. The 119-year-old Davis Cup is making its first appearance in its new format in Madrid, where 18 countries are competing for the prestigious trophy

  • Winning Zimbabwe coach quits, losing Burundi boss stays
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    Winning Zimbabwe coach quits, losing Burundi boss stays

    Joey Antipas said on Wednesday he was quitting as caretaker coach of Zimbabwe, one day after achieving the best result of his four months in charge. Zimbabwe scored a rare victory in neighbouring Zambia on Tuesday with the 2-1 win placing them second behind defending champions Algeria in a 2021 Africa

  • Legendary Wrestling Announcer Jim Cornette Resigns From NWA Following ‘Offensive’ On-Air Remarks (Video)
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    Legendary Wrestling Announcer Jim Cornette Resigns From NWA Following ‘Offensive’ On-Air Remarks (Video)

    Legendary professional wrestling announcer and manager Jim Cornette has resigned from the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) following “offensive” remarks he made on Tuesday’s “NWA Powerrr” episode.Below is the NWA’s statement on the matter.Effective immediately: Jim Cornette has resigned from the National

  • Delaney out as Dortmund host bottom side Paderborn
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    Delaney out as Dortmund host bottom side Paderborn

    Borussia Dortmund will be without injured midfielder Thomas Delaney until at least January as they look to bounce back from their Bayern Munich drubbing at home to Bundesliga strugglers Paderborn on Friday. The burly Danish midfielder is out for the rest of 2019 after tearing ankle ligaments early in