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Watford boss Nigel Pearson has no regrets over prioritising league survival ahead of FA Cup run 13 Jan 7:03pm Updated Watford boss Nigel Pearson has no regrets over prioritising league survival ahead of FA Cup run
Watford head coach Nigel Pearson has no regrets about prioritising Premier League survival over FA Cup glory this season ahead of Tuesday's third-round replay at Tranmere.
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Police investigating racial abuse suffered by Mansfield defender Mal Benning on social media  13 Jan 7:02pm Updated Police investigating racial abuse suffered by Mansfield defender Mal Benning on social media 
Police are investigating racial abuse suffered by Mansfield defender Mal Benning on social media. Benning highlighted a tweet he received in which he was called a 'dirty p*** b******'.   
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Australian Open organisers postpone qualifying as bushfires cause hazardous pollution in Melbourne 13 Jan 6:58pm Updated Australian Open organisers postpone qualifying as bushfires cause hazardous pollution in Melbourne
MIKE DICKSON IN MELBOURNE: Australian Open organisers took the highly unusual step on Monday night of postponing the start of the qualifying event due to air quality concerns.
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Norwich and Watford offered the chance to sign AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia 13 Jan 6:53pm Updated Norwich and Watford offered the chance to sign AC Milan midfielder Lucas Biglia
La Liga side Celta Vigo have also been given the opportunity to sign the 33-year-old. Nigel Pearson's side may need the extra bodies as they prepare to stay in the Premier League.
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Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon at loggerheads over Bruno Fernandes as talks continue for star 13 Jan 6:20pm Updated Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon at loggerheads over Bruno Fernandes as talks continue for star
Manchester United and Sporting Lisbon are still some way apart in their valuation of Bruno Fernandes as talks continue over a deal for the Portugal star.
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Chelsea youngster Tariq Uwakwe to head out on 18-month loan with Derby, Hull and Swansea interested 13 Jan 6:18pm Updated Chelsea youngster Tariq Uwakwe to head out on 18-month loan with Derby, Hull and Swansea interested
Chelsea youngster Tariq Uwakwe is set for an 18 month loan switch, with Hull and Swansea in the running for his signature. The 20-year-old is being tipped for big things at Stamford Bridge.
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Chicago Fire pull out of move for Manchester United Nemanja Matic after deeming him too expensive 13 Jan 6:17pm Updated Chicago Fire pull out of move for Manchester United Nemanja Matic after deeming him too expensive
Chicago Fire have pulled out of a proposed move for Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic after the MLS club deemed the Serbian too expensive.
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Everton sign 17-year-old defender Jarrad Branthwaite from Carlisle for £1million  13 Jan 5:50pm Updated Everton sign 17-year-old defender Jarrad Branthwaite from Carlisle for £1million 
Everton completed the signing of 17-year-old defender Jarrad Branthwaite on Monday night after agreeing a £1million deal.
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ECB to beef up drug testing for the Hundred amid concerns format will increase temptation 13 Jan 5:47pm Updated ECB to beef up drug testing for the Hundred amid concerns format will increase temptation
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: The ECB already conduct more drugs tests than any other domestic board, with more than 350 taking place last summer, and even more due to occur this summer.
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Antonio Conte wins legal battle against Chelsea after employment tribunal rule for Italian 13 Jan 5:43pm Updated Antonio Conte wins legal battle against Chelsea after employment tribunal rule for Italian
Chelsea will have to pay former manager Antonio Conte an extra £85,000 after he won his claim for unfair dismissal.
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World Athletics will sue former boss Diack and five defendants for £35m but corruption trial stalls 13 Jan 5:41pm Updated World Athletics will sue former boss Diack and five defendants for £35m but corruption trial stalls
MIKE KEEGAN IN PARIS: World Athletics is to sue Lamine Diack and his co-defendants for £35million. The ex-head of the sport's governing body, formerly known as the IAAF, was in a Paris court on Monday.
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Where will Tiger Woods break the PGA Tour record and can Rory McIlroy end his major drought? 13 Jan 5:39pm Updated Where will Tiger Woods break the PGA Tour record and can Rory McIlroy end his major drought?
DEREK LAWRENSON - WORLD OF GOLF: Next week the game's big guns return and another campaign gets under way. Here are eight talking points sure to fill the season with intrigue…
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F1 is not pretending to take the moral high ground but it is encouraging slow reform in Gulf states 13 Jan 5:35pm Updated F1 is not pretending to take the moral high ground but it is encouraging slow reform in Gulf states
COMMENT BY JONATHAN MCEVOY: I wonder whether F1 - and the other sports being lured there - might not play a constructive role in helping the kingdom towards improvement.
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Eddie Jones signs World Cup final nemesis and Springbok scrum guru Matt Proudfoot in reshuffle 13 Jan 5:30pm Updated Eddie Jones signs World Cup final nemesis and Springbok scrum guru Matt Proudfoot in reshuffle
As reported by Sportsmail last month, Jones targeted 47-year-old South African Proudfoot after he masterminded the Boks' set-piece demolition of England in Yokohama on November 2.
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ATP Cup to consider replacing deciding third sets with longer tiebreaks 13 Jan 5:30pm Updated ATP Cup to consider replacing deciding third sets with longer tiebreaks
MIKE DICKSON IN SYDNEY: The abolition of deciding third sets to be replaced by elongated tiebreaks will be seriously considered by the ATP Cup after the events of this week.
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Steve Bruce to ask Mike Ashley for another big-money Newcastle signing in transfer talks 13 Jan 5:30pm Updated Steve Bruce to ask Mike Ashley for another big-money Newcastle signing in transfer talks
Steve Bruce will tell Mike Ashley he needs to sanction another big-money signing if he is to improve Newcastle's team, with the owner expected on Tyneside for a belated transfer summit.
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Premier League clubs face disruption as FA Cup fifth round to be spread across three midweek nights 13 Jan 5:30pm Updated Premier League clubs face disruption as FA Cup fifth round to be spread across three midweek nights
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: The FA Cup fifth round will be spread across three midweek evenings this season, with at least one tie taking place on a Thursday night.
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Man who racially abused Jofra Archer during first Test against New Zealand banned for TWO YEARS 13 Jan 5:04pm Updated Man who racially abused Jofra Archer during first Test against New Zealand banned for TWO YEARS
The man who racially abused Jofra Archer during the first Test against New Zealand late last year has been banned from attending international and domestic fixtures for two years.
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Darren Randolph passed fit by Middlesbrough despite West Ham move having been put on hold 13 Jan 4:49pm Updated Darren Randolph passed fit by Middlesbrough despite West Ham move having been put on hold
EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: Darren Randolph has been passed fit by Middlesbrough despite his protracted move to West Ham hitting a snag over an issue over his medical.
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Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux set to clash again in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot  13 Jan 4:10pm Updated Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux set to clash again in the Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot 
Defi Du Seuil and Un De Sceaux, one-two in last month's Tingle Creek Chase, are on course to clash again in Saturday's Matchbook Clarence House Chase at Ascot.
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Mark Wood set to beat Jofra Archer to England spot for the third Test against South Africa 13 Jan 3:08pm Updated Mark Wood set to beat Jofra Archer to England spot for the third Test against South Africa
PAUL NEWMAN IN PORT ELIZABETH: Mark Wood moved into pole position yesterday to be included in the third Test after England's fastest bowlers were challenged to provide the X-factor.
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Aston Villa complete sign AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan as Italians sign Asmir Begovic 13 Jan 2:52pm Updated Aston Villa complete sign AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina on loan as Italians sign Asmir Begovic
Aston Villa have secured the loan signing of AC Milan goalkeeper Pepe Reina until the end of the season. Bournemouth's Asmir Begovic has joined Milan on loan to replace Reina.
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Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Real Madrid and more 13 Jan 2:47pm Updated Transfer news LIVE: Manchester United, Tottenham, Arsenal, Real Madrid and more
Following the long-term lay-offs of Harry Kane and Moussa Sissoko, Tottenham are scouring the market for replacements before the window closes. Follow our live transfer blog here.
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Sunderland apologise after signing of Kyle Lafferty announced with controversial song 13 Jan 2:16pm Updated Sunderland apologise after signing of Kyle Lafferty announced with controversial song
Sunderland have described a social media post about new signing Kyle Lafferty which inadvertently referred to loyalist pipe bands as a 'genuine mistake'.
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Neil Robertson left STUNNED by incredible Stephen Maguire pot at Snooker Masters 13 Jan 2:06pm Updated Neil Robertson left STUNNED by incredible Stephen Maguire pot at Snooker Masters
Stephen Maguire produced what could well be the most astonishing shot in snooker history only to have his celebrations cut short by a cruel twist.
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Jamie Vardy will NOT play for England at Euro 2020 despite leading Premier League scoring charts 13 Jan 1:39pm Updated Jamie Vardy will NOT play for England at Euro 2020 despite leading Premier League scoring charts
Following news that Kane would be out of action until April after tearing his left hamstring while playing for Tottenham, there were calls to bring Vardy out of international retirement.
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Why Ernesto Valverde is facing the chop at Barcelona despite sitting top of the league 13 Jan 1:36pm Updated Why Ernesto Valverde is facing the chop at Barcelona despite sitting top of the league
PETE JENSON IN SPAIN: The ghosts of Anfield 2019 continue to haunt Barcelona, souring the successes, amplifying the failures, and driving the club into crisis despite the fact they're top of La Liga.
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Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho raises huge fears Harry Kane might not play again until next season 13 Jan 1:35pm Updated Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho raises huge fears Harry Kane might not play again until next season
Tottenham and England star Harry Kane underwent surgery over the weekend after rupturing a tendon in his left hamstring against Southampton on New Year's Day.
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Rose expects Tottenham to name strong side against Middlesbrough as Mourinho targeting FA Cup glory 13 Jan 1:35pm Updated Rose expects Tottenham to name strong side against Middlesbrough as Mourinho targeting FA Cup glory
Tottenham defender Danny Rose says 'serial winner' Jose Mourinho will be targeting winning the FA Cup this season.
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Newcastle defender says Adama Traore was more difficult to mark than Cristiano Ronaldo 13 Jan 1:32pm Updated Newcastle defender says Adama Traore was more difficult to mark than Cristiano Ronaldo
Newcastle defender Jetro Willems has revealed marking Adama Traore was more difficult than shackling Cristiano Ronaldo because of the winger's incredible speed and strength.
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AC Milan sign Simon Kjaer on six-month loan with option to buy defender from Sevilla in June 13 Jan 1:25pm Updated AC Milan sign Simon Kjaer on six-month loan with option to buy defender from Sevilla in June
AC Milan have confirmed the signing of Sevilla centre-back Simon Kjaer on a loan deal - but there could be an awkward moment when he crosses paths with Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
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Lukasz Fabianski boost for West Ham as goalkeeper expected to make quick recovery from hip injury  13 Jan 12:41pm Updated Lukasz Fabianski boost for West Ham as goalkeeper expected to make quick recovery from hip injury 
West Ham have been handed a major fitness boost with the news that goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski only faces a couple of weeks on the sidelines.
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Norwich sign Hoffenheim midfielder Lukas Rupp for undisclosed fee 13 Jan 12:39pm Updated Norwich sign Hoffenheim midfielder Lukas Rupp for undisclosed fee
The 29-year-old Hoffenheim midfielder, who has made seven Bundesliga appearances this season, has signed a contract until the summer of 2022.
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Marquinhos becomes FIFTH PSG player targeted by burglars after four men attempted break-in 13 Jan 12:26pm Updated Marquinhos becomes FIFTH PSG player targeted by burglars after four men attempted break-in
Marquinhos has become the fifth PSG player targeted by burglars after an attempted break-in at his house. 
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Tottenham winger Jack Clarke to join QPR for rest of the season 13 Jan 11:58am Updated Tottenham winger Jack Clarke to join QPR for rest of the season
Tottenham winger Jack Clarke is to join QPR on loan for the rest of the season. The 19-year old will be in contention to face former club Leeds at Loftus Road this Saturday.
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Fabinho wants former Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe to join him at Liverpool 13 Jan 11:48am Updated Fabinho wants former Monaco team-mate Kylian Mbappe to join him at Liverpool
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho wants PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe to join him at Anfield. Both players worked together at Monaco under Leonardo Jardim. 
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Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester City target Merih Demiral out for rest of the season for Juventus 13 Jan 11:44am Updated Arsenal, Leicester and Manchester City target Merih Demiral out for rest of the season for Juventus
Juventus defender Merih Demiral is out of action for the rest of the season after suffering a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament with meniscus damage. 
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Real Madrid star Fede Valverde apologises to Alvaro Morata for swiping him down when in on goal 13 Jan 11:23am Updated Real Madrid star Fede Valverde apologises to Alvaro Morata for swiping him down when in on goal
Morata had found himself racing through on goal in the 115th minute of the showpiece, but was prevented from becoming the hero after Valverde's last-ditch cynical intervention.
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Andy Robertson believes Liverpool records are meaningless without silverware 13 Jan 11:20am Updated Andy Robertson believes Liverpool records are meaningless without silverware
The Reds set the standard across the continent after beating Tottenham at the weekend, with Jurgen Klopp's men having achieved the best ever start to a campaign across Europe's top five divisions.
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Charles Leclerc insists he and Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel will not crash again 13 Jan 11:17am Updated Charles Leclerc insists he and Ferrari team-mate Sebastian Vettel will not crash again
Following a number of on-track disputes last season - the pair's first together at Ferrari - their battle reached boiling point when they crashed into each other at the Interlagos circuit.
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West Brom invite Martin Olsson to train with squad as they consider signing the Swedish free agent 13 Jan 11:06am Updated West Brom invite Martin Olsson to train with squad as they consider signing the Swedish free agent
The 31-year old is a free agent after leaving Swansea City last season and fellow Championship outfit West Brom have invited him in to train with their squad.
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Only Man City can stop Liverpool becoming INVINCIBLE, Aguero is irreplaceable - 10 things we learned 13 Jan 10:53am Updated Only Man City can stop Liverpool becoming INVINCIBLE, Aguero is irreplaceable - 10 things we learned
ADAM SHERGOLD: It was the Premier League weekend that saw Liverpool clear another hurdle, Aguero show his class and Watford escape the drop zone. Here's what we learned.
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Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits Inter Milan target Christian Eriksen is not playing at his best 13 Jan 10:30am Updated Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits Inter Milan target Christian Eriksen is not playing at his best
Jose Mourinho's Tottenham side welcome Middlesbrough to north London for an FA Cup third-round replay, having drawn 1-1 at the Riverside Stadium earlier this month.
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends personal scout to watch Declan Rice in action against Sheffield United 13 Jan 10:27am Updated Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sends personal scout to watch Declan Rice in action against Sheffield United
EXCLUSIVE BY CRAIG HOPE: Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sent his personal scout to report on West Ham's Declan Rice at the weekend ahead of a summer move for the England midfielder.
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Jonathan Woodgate believes Middlesbrough young guns can shock Tottenham in FA Cup replay 13 Jan 10:25am Updated Jonathan Woodgate believes Middlesbrough young guns can shock Tottenham in FA Cup replay
Woodgate, whose extra-time goal in the 2008 League Cup final secured Spurs their last major trophy, will send his team out on Tuesday evening desperate to dump his former employers out.
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Gary Neville DEFENDS Oli McBurnie after he made an obscene gesture while watching Cardiff vs Swansea 13 Jan 10:08am Updated Gary Neville DEFENDS Oli McBurnie after he made an obscene gesture while watching Cardiff vs Swansea
The 23-year-old was spotted among the travelling fans at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday as he supported his old team Swansea during the South Wales derby.
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Jamie Carragher claims Tottenham have gone BACKWARDS under Jose Mourinho 13 Jan 10:02am Updated Jamie Carragher claims Tottenham have gone BACKWARDS under Jose Mourinho
Jose Mourinho was brought in earlier in the season to replace Pochettino after a difficult run of form at the start of the campaign. But before that they regularly challenged for honours.
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Arsenal centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos makes loan switch to German second tier side Nurnberg 13 Jan 9:52am Updated Arsenal centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos makes loan switch to German second tier side Nurnberg
Arsenal defender Konstantinos Mavropanos has joined second-tier German side FC Nurnberg on loan until the end of the season after a long period struggling for game time at the Emirates.
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Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte loses patience with questions about Alexis Sanchez 13 Jan 9:17am Updated Inter Milan boss Antonio Conte loses patience with questions about Alexis Sanchez
The 31-year-old, currently on loan from Manchester United, was among the title chasers' substitutes on Saturday but was not brought on despite Inter appearing at risk of dropping points.
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Deontay Wilder says he would KILL his opponent in a UFC fight 13 Jan 9:16am Updated Deontay Wilder says he would KILL his opponent in a UFC fight
Deontay Wilder believes he would finally deliver on his promise to kill a man inside the ring if he were to take part in a UFC fight. The heavyweight boxer has said he wants a 'body on his record'.
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Neymar insists he has great relationship with PSG fans despite angling for Barcelona return 13 Jan 9:15am Updated Neymar insists he has great relationship with PSG fans despite angling for Barcelona return
Neymar insists there is 'immense affection and great respect' between him and Paris Saint-Germain fans despite beeing booed by supporters earlier this season after trying to force a return to Barcelona.
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10 THINGS WE LEARNED from the Premier League weekend 13 Jan 9:06am Updated 10 THINGS WE LEARNED from the Premier League weekend
ADAM SHERGOLD: It was the Premier League weekend that saw Liverpool clear another hurdle, Aguero show his class and Watford escape the drop zone. Here's what we learned.
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Barcelona could sack Ernesto Valverde TODAY as the pressure grows on him 13 Jan 8:57am Updated Barcelona could sack Ernesto Valverde TODAY as the pressure grows on him
Ernesto Valverde is under pressure after his side were knocked out of the Spanish Super Cup at the semi-final stage by Atletico Madrid and his future could be decided at a board meeting on Monday.
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Steve Bruce reveals he is set for meeting with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to discuss transfers 13 Jan 8:49am Updated Steve Bruce reveals he is set for meeting with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to discuss transfers
CRAIG HOPE: Ashley and Bruce will discuss potential incomings and, after a run of one point from a possible 12, the owner will be concerned about the club's Premier League status.
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Kevin De Bruyne lauds Sergio Aguero after Man City star broke Premier League record 13 Jan 8:47am Updated Kevin De Bruyne lauds Sergio Aguero after Man City star broke Premier League record
TOM COLLOMOSSE: Aguero's hat-trick for City at Aston Villa on Sunday took to him to 177 goals in the competition - beyond Thierry Henry's mark of 175.
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Gabriel Jesus determined to learn from Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero 13 Jan 8:44am Updated Gabriel Jesus determined to learn from Manchester City team-mate Sergio Aguero
Gabriel Jesus hopes to emulate Sergio Aguero as a Premier League legend by continuing to learn from the man himself. Aguero broke more records with a hat-trick against Aston Villa on Sunday afternoon.
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Zinedine Zidane reflects on lifting ninth trophy from as many finals as Real Madrid boss 13 Jan 8:30am Updated Zinedine Zidane reflects on lifting ninth trophy from as many finals as Real Madrid boss
Zinedine Zidane has hailed Real Madrid's winning mentality after they lifted the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday by beating local rivals Atletico Madrid in Saudi Arabia.
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Jack Grealish backed for £70million Man United move by old Aston Villa team-mate Gabriel Agbonlahor 13 Jan 7:59am Updated Jack Grealish backed for £70million Man United move by old Aston Villa team-mate Gabriel Agbonlahor
Jack Grealish would 'walk' into the Manchester United team, according to Gabriel Agbonlaor - as the Aston Villa captain faces a tough decision if United come calling this January window.
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Thomas Muller reveals he may leave Bayern Munich after TWENTY years at the club 13 Jan 7:46am Updated Thomas Muller reveals he may leave Bayern Munich after TWENTY years at the club
Thomas Muller admits ending his 20-year association with Bayern Munich is a distinct possibilty this summer. The 30-year-old joined the club's youth system back in 2000.
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Liverpool send Nathaniel Phillips back to Stuttgart after Everton FA Cup appearance 13 Jan 6:44am Updated Liverpool send Nathaniel Phillips back to Stuttgart after Everton FA Cup appearance
Nathaniel Phillips spent the first half of the season on loan at the Bundesliga II club after joining them with the intention of staying for the entire campaign, but was recalled last month.
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Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo set to join Schalke on loan until the end of this season 13 Jan 6:28am Updated Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo set to join Schalke on loan until the end of this season
Barcelona defender Jean-Clair Todibo is set to join Bundesliga side Schalke on loan until the end of the season. The 19-year-old is highly-rated but has not featured often for Barcelona.
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AC Milan join Arsenal in race to sign £12.8m Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng 13 Jan 6:14am Updated AC Milan join Arsenal in race to sign £12.8m Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng
AC Milan have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Bayern Munich centre-back Jerome Boateng. The Serie A side are looking to strengthen their defence amid a woeful campaign.
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Manchester United could be forced to give Nemanja Matic new deal 13 Jan 6:09am Updated Manchester United could be forced to give Nemanja Matic new deal
Manchester United 'could be forced to give Nemanja Matic a new deal' to cope with their injury crisis in midfield. The Serbian, 31, has just six months remaining on his contract.
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Man United left red-faced after missing out Norman Whiteside in youngest players list 13 Jan 6:05am Updated Man United left red-faced after missing out Norman Whiteside in youngest players list
Manchester United were left red-faced after forgetting about Norman Whiteside when publishing a list of the youngest players in the club's history to reach 200 appearances.
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Mat Ryan will donate £15,000 to Australian bushfire relief fund after Premier League saves 13 Jan 5:46am Updated Mat Ryan will donate £15,000 to Australian bushfire relief fund after Premier League saves
The Brighton goalkeeper made a pledge that he would hand over A$500 for every save made by a goalkeeper in the English top flight over the weekend to help fight the Australian bushfire.
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James Maddison told NOT to join Manchester United by Alan Shearer 13 Jan 5:14am Updated James Maddison told NOT to join Manchester United by Alan Shearer
James Maddison has been a key part of a Leicester side that have impressed in the Premier League this season, climbing to third in the table and looking likely to qualify for the Champions League.
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Disgruntled supporters are unlikely to let Everton off the hook despite win over Brighton  13 Jan 5:12am Updated Disgruntled supporters are unlikely to let Everton off the hook despite win over Brighton 
MIKE WHALLEY AT GOODISON PARK: If the past week has taught Everton's players one thing, it is that repairing relations with their supporters will be an arduous process.
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SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Eddie Jones needs to put England stars on trial ahead of Six Nations 13 Jan 5:09am Updated SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: Eddie Jones needs to put England stars on trial ahead of Six Nations
SIR CLIVE WOODWARD: What England need is a good old-fashioned final trial match, a fixture that was still in place when I was trying to break into the England team and should be re-introduced.
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Daniel Farke admits he is running out of time to keep Norwich in the top flight after one win in 17 13 Jan 5:06am Updated Daniel Farke admits he is running out of time to keep Norwich in the top flight after one win in 17
If Farke wasn't expecting to come away from Old Trafford with a result, Bournemouth's visit to Carrow Road next weekend is the kind of game Norwich simply have to win.
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Norwich seal Ondrej Duda on loan for the rest of the season as Farke prepares for relegation scrap 13 Jan 5:06am Updated Norwich seal Ondrej Duda on loan for the rest of the season as Farke prepares for relegation scrap
Norwich have signed Ondrej Duda on loan for the rest of the season. The 25-year-old arrives at Carrow Road from Hertha Berlin to try and help keep the Canaries in the Premier League.
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Mikel Arteta is now facing his first big test as Arsenal manager with Aubameyang suspended 13 Jan 5:04am Updated Mikel Arteta is now facing his first big test as Arsenal manager with Aubameyang suspended
Each match of Mikel Arteta's fledgling reign has provided different challenges and, in the main, encouraging signs that Arsenal are heading in the right direction.
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Marcus Rashford has been carrying Manchester United this season 13 Jan 5:03am Updated Marcus Rashford has been carrying Manchester United this season
CHRIS WHEELER AT OLD TRAFFORD: The statistics will tell you that Marcus Rashford played his 200th game for Manchester United here and scored two goals.
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Vincent Kompany insists Pep Guardiola will lead Manchester City fightback in the Premier League 13 Jan 5:00am Updated Vincent Kompany insists Pep Guardiola will lead Manchester City fightback in the Premier League
Vincent Kompany insists Pep Guardiola is the right man to bring further success to Manchester City - despite seeing his former club fall behind Liverpool in the Premier League title race.
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England star Jofra Archer faces final fitness test for third South Africa Test 13 Jan 4:59am Updated England star Jofra Archer faces final fitness test for third South Africa Test
Jofra Archer missed the second Test victory in Cape Town with a right elbow injury and was only able to bowl at around 80 per cent yesterday as England returned to practice.
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Tiger Woods caddies for his son Charlie at junior tournament in Jupiter 13 Jan 4:58am Updated Tiger Woods caddies for his son Charlie at junior tournament in Jupiter
Parents were left absolutely stunned when Tiger Woods caddied for his 10-year-old son, Charlie, in a junior golf tournament in Florida on the weekend.
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Ajax star Donny van de Beek dismisses links to Manchester United and Real Madrid 13 Jan 4:57am Updated Ajax star Donny van de Beek dismisses links to Manchester United and Real Madrid
Donny van de Beek has ruled out a move to Manchester United and Real Madrid this month as the Ajax star insisted he will remain with the Dutch side for the rest of the season.
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Bournemouth 0-3 Watford: Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra score 13 Jan 4:57am Updated Bournemouth 0-3 Watford: Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra score
MATT BARLOW AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: Abdoulaye Doucoure, Troy Deeney and Roberto Pereyra scored as Watford beat Bournemouth 3-0 to move out of the relegation zone.
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Troy Deeney hails resilient Watford team-mates after Premier League victory over Bournemouth 13 Jan 4:56am Updated Troy Deeney hails resilient Watford team-mates after Premier League victory over Bournemouth
MATT BARLOW AT THE VITALITY STADIUM: Troy Deeney hailed the astonishing impact of Nigel Pearson as Watford pulled clear of the relegation zone for the first time this season with a 3-0 victory.
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Oli McBurnie could face FA charge over obscene gesture at Cardiff fans 13 Jan 4:56am Updated Oli McBurnie could face FA charge over obscene gesture at Cardiff fans
The 23-year-old striker was spotted among the travelling fans at the Cardiff City Stadium on Sunday as he supported his old team Swansea during the South Wales derby.
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Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero bags his TWELFTH hat-trick 13 Jan 4:54am Updated Aston Villa 1-6 Manchester City: Sergio Aguero bags his TWELFTH hat-trick
RIATH AL-SAMARRAI AT VILLA PARK: The first Aston Villa fans made their move for the exit around half an hour in. In time they might come to regret it. Because sometimes the geniuses are worth it.
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Sergio Aguero can get one over on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Champions League 13 Jan 4:52am Updated Sergio Aguero can get one over on Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Champions League
TOM COLLOMOSSE AT VILLA PARK: Sergio Aguero may not end his career as revered worldwide as his best mate Lionel Messi, but few stars will be able to look back with his satisfaction.
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Chelsea boss Frank Lampard poised to make striker Bryan Fiabema first signing after transfer ban 13 Jan 4:50am Updated Chelsea boss Frank Lampard poised to make striker Bryan Fiabema first signing after transfer ban
Norwegian striker Bryan Fiabema posed with Chelsea manager Frank Lampard after his side's Premier League win over Burnley at Stamford Bridge on Saturday and is expected to join the club.
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Who are the players who can force a way into England Euro 2020 side? 13 Jan 4:49am Updated Who are the players who can force a way into England Euro 2020 side?
In exactly six months time, the Euro 2020 final will be played. England have a great chance of success. The tournament is rapidly approaching so which players could force their way into the squad?
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Sergio Aguero earns legendary status after hat trick in Manchester City rout of Aston Villa 13 Jan 4:46am Updated Sergio Aguero earns legendary status after hat trick in Manchester City rout of Aston Villa
TOM COLLOMOSSE AT VILLA PARK: Pep Guardiola hailed Sergio Aguero as a 'legend' after the Argentina striker wrote himself into history with a hat-trick against lowly Aston Villa on Sunday.
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JAMIE REDKNAPP: Sticking with Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking like a masterstroke for Southampton 13 Jan 4:45am Updated JAMIE REDKNAPP: Sticking with Ralph Hasenhuttl is looking like a masterstroke for Southampton
JAMIE REDKNAPP: I remember Crystal Palace losing 9-0 to Liverpool in the old First Division in 1989. Then later that season, the Eagles exacted their revenge in the FA Cup semi-final.
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MARTIN SAMUEL: Jurgen Klopp has taken Liverpool to another planet 13 Jan 4:34am Updated MARTIN SAMUEL: Jurgen Klopp has taken Liverpool to another planet
MARTIN SAMUEL: There were moments, as Tottenham met Liverpool, that Jose Mourinho dropped to his haunches. His labour and toil did not need to be matched by Jurgen Klopp.
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Bruno Fernandes hopes Sporting can repay his loyalty by granting Manchester United move 13 Jan 4:19am Updated Bruno Fernandes hopes Sporting can repay his loyalty by granting Manchester United move
There's a reason why Bruno Fernandes is a man in demand. This is a player all coaches dream of having in the dressing room: talented, intelligent, but above all, is the complete professional.
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Celtic agree £3.5million deal to sign Patryk Klimala on four-and-a-half-year deal 13 Jan 4:18am Updated Celtic agree £3.5million deal to sign Patryk Klimala on four-and-a-half-year deal
Celtic have agreed a £3.5million deal to sign Polish under-21 international Patryk Klimala. And the striker will pen a four and a half year contract after flying into Glasgow on Sunday night.
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CHRIS FOY: Wales MUST gamble on flying teen Louis Rees-Zammit 13 Jan 3:38am Updated CHRIS FOY: Wales MUST gamble on flying teen Louis Rees-Zammit
CHRIS FOY'S WORLD OF RUGBY: Wayne Pivac has to pick him. How can he resist? Wales' head coach must decide in the next 48 hours if he believes 'if you're good enough, you're old enough.'
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