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CHRIS SUTTON: Steve Bruce may not be Rafa Benitez but Newcastle fans must stop the doom and gloom!17h Updated CHRIS SUTTON: Steve Bruce may not be Rafa Benitez but Newcastle fans must stop the doom and gloom!
CHRIS SUTTON - FA CUP VERDICT: People from the North East live and breathe football. Walk around Newcastle city centre on any given day, and you'll see black and white stripes aplenty.
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Burnley 1-2 Norwich: Canaries into the FA Cup last-16, stunning hosts with two goals in four minutes 25 Jan 2:43pm Updated Burnley 1-2 Norwich: Canaries into the FA Cup last-16, stunning hosts with two goals in four minutes
JACK GAUGHAN AT TURF MOOR: This was not a bad game of football - it just felt like it ought to be one. A sparse Turf Moor was deathly quiet for much of the afternoon in Burnley.
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Liverpool close on Arsenal record but have to avoid defeat until SEPTEMBER to be all-time best 25 Jan 1:23pm Updated Liverpool close on Arsenal record but have to avoid defeat until SEPTEMBER to be all-time best
Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool may be racking up wins like they're going out of fashion this season, but in terms of the greatest records of European football history, there is still quite some way to go.
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Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham will not benefit from two-week Premier League winter break  25 Jan 8:44am Updated Jose Mourinho insists Tottenham will not benefit from two-week Premier League winter break 
Jose Mourinho is not impressed with English football's attempt to introduce a winter break, claiming it is in the wrong place and of no help to Tottenham.
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Trent Alexander-Arnold equals Premier League assist record and is now ahead of Lionel Messi 25 Jan 6:08am Updated Trent Alexander-Arnold equals Premier League assist record and is now ahead of Lionel Messi
It's safe to say Trent Alexander-Arnold is enjoying the season of his young life, with football records falling at his feet as the weeks go by. Another has broken, and the figures are remarkable.
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Sports minister promises to address issue of betting and gambling within football 24 Jan 6:06pm Updated Sports minister promises to address issue of betting and gambling within football
EXCLUSIVE BY DAVID COVERDALE: In a wide-ranging interview with Sportsmail, Nigel Adams has expressed his serious concerns over clubs relying on money from betting companies.
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Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts says Liverpool tie will bring vital cash and memories for a lifetime  24 Jan 5:58pm Updated Shrewsbury boss Sam Ricketts says Liverpool tie will bring vital cash and memories for a lifetime 
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW BY IAN LADYMAN: The manager of Shrewsbury Town has played in the Premier League and knows how it feels to be on a treadmill of constant football.
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Wycombe forward Scott Kashket banned for two months after breaking FA betting rules  24 Jan 5:40pm Updated Wycombe forward Scott Kashket banned for two months after breaking FA betting rules 
Wycombe's Scott Kashket has been banned from all football-related activity for six months, with four months suspended, after he admitted breaking FA betting rules.
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24 Jan 12:45pm Pep Guardiola: Manchester City boss suggests scrapping of FA Cup replays
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola says the scrapping of FA Cup replays could be the solution to football's crowded fixture schedule.
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Bristol City target Leicester defender Filip Benkovic with Brendan Rodgers willing to loan him out 24 Jan 6:29am Updated Bristol City target Leicester defender Filip Benkovic with Brendan Rodgers willing to loan him out
Brendan Rodgers is a big fan of the Croatian centre-back Benkovic, having taken him to Celtic in August 2018 for a season long spell, but is open to the idea of letting him get regular football elsewhere.
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JEFF POWELL COLUMN: The football loan system is in urgent need of radical reform 23 Jan 7:25pm Updated JEFF POWELL COLUMN: The football loan system is in urgent need of radical reform
JEFF POWELL: Barnett took issue with any suggestion that Bale should be farmed out on loan. The loan system was not intended to include the temporary movement of stars between major clubs.
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23 Jan 5:23pm Jamie Murray column: Australian Open weather, ATP Cup & footballing rivalries
Britain's Jamie Murray discusses the strange weather at the Australian Open, playing the ATP Cup and football rivalries with doubles partner Neil Skupski.
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Football Association of Ireland name Niall Quinn as interim deputy chief executive  23 Jan 5:00pm Updated Football Association of Ireland name Niall Quinn as interim deputy chief executive 
Niall Quinn has been appointed interim deputy CEO at the Football Association of Ireland. The former Republic of Ireland international will work alongside Gary Owens.
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23 Jan 6:35am Juan Roman Riquelme: Youth tournament in South America features 11 players named after Argentina legend
In this year's Sao Paulo Junior Football Cup - a competition for Brazilian under-20 football teams - there are 11 players named after Argentina legend Juan Roman Riquelme.
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22 Jan 2:18pm Updated Agents threaten Fifa with legal action over transfer payment cap plans
Football's leading agents threaten legal action against Fifa over their plans for a cap on transfer payments.
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Jurgen Klopp calls for FA Cup replays to be ditched in favour of penalty shoot-outs 22 Jan 5:58am Updated Jurgen Klopp calls for FA Cup replays to be ditched in favour of penalty shoot-outs
IAN LADYMAN: The Liverpool boss is concerned that the domestic football calendar in England is placing too much strain on the nation's top stars.
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CHELSEA FAN VIEW: I was gutted when David Luiz left but we sold Arsenal a clown 21 Jan 11:07am Updated CHELSEA FAN VIEW: I was gutted when David Luiz left but we sold Arsenal a clown
CHELSEA FAN VIEW: David Luiz is a clown. Now, there is nothing particularly controversial or insightful about me saying that - it's the general consensus among football supporters.
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Football fan admits he was CHEATING on partner after being caught on camera during match 21 Jan 8:03am Updated Football fan admits he was CHEATING on partner after being caught on camera during match
The football fan who was caught out looking very guilty after cameras filmed him locking lips with the woman next to him at a match has reportedly admitted he was cheating on his partner.
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Football fan who looked VERY guilty after cameras filmed him kissing woman admits he WAS cheating 21 Jan 7:26am Updated Football fan who looked VERY guilty after cameras filmed him kissing woman admits he WAS cheating
The football fan who was caught out looking very guilty after cameras filmed him locking lips with the woman next to him at a match has reportedly admitted he was cheating on his partner.
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21 Jan 1:18am Kylian Mbappe: I just want to follow my dream
Paris St-Germain striker and World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe talks to Natalie Pirks about becoming a football superstar, Liverpool's title charge and his future.
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EFL charge Mcclesfield with misconduct for failing to fulfil Plymouth fixture 20 Jan 1:30pm Updated EFL charge Mcclesfield with misconduct for failing to fulfil Plymouth fixture
Macclesfield Town have been charged by the English Football League for failing to fulfil their December 21 fixture against Plymouth. The Silkmen were handed a zero capacity notice.
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EFL charge Mcclesfield Town with misconduct for failing to fulfil Plymouth Argyle fixture 20 Jan 1:18pm Updated EFL charge Mcclesfield Town with misconduct for failing to fulfil Plymouth Argyle fixture
Macclesfield Town have been charged by the English Football League for failing to fulfil their December 21 fixture against Plymouth. The Silkmen were handed a zero capacity notice.
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Biggest spending football managers: Who has splashed the most cash? 20 Jan 3:25am Updated Biggest spending football managers: Who has splashed the most cash?
The leading managers in world football have never been afraid to splash the cash when top class players are available. But which manager has spent the most on signings during their career?
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How much have prominent managers spent in the transfer market during their careers? 20 Jan 2:11am Updated How much have prominent managers spent in the transfer market during their careers?
The leading managers in world football have never been afraid to splash the cash when top class players are available. But which manager has spent the most on signings during their career?
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Steve Bruce aims to mould attacking Newcastle style over FIVE transfer windows 19 Jan 6:44pm Updated Steve Bruce aims to mould attacking Newcastle style over FIVE transfer windows
The more you watch this Newcastle side under Steve Bruce, the less you understand about football. With just about every metric imaginable, they are in the Premier League's bottom three.
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19 Jan 2:23pm Liverpool 2-0 Manchester United: Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool played sensational football
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says his side were "clearly the better team" and played "sensational football" in their 2-0 victory over Manchester United in the Premier League.
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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson praises director of football Dougie Freedman over Tosun deal 19 Jan 4:48am Updated Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson praises director of football Dougie Freedman over Tosun deal
JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE ETIHAD: It's rare for Premier League managers to lavish praise on a director of football but Roy Hodgson was happy to hand over credit after striker Cenk Tosun scored.
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18 Jan 6:38pm Liverpool v Manchester United: Liverpool could dominate like United did - Jermaine Jenas
Liverpool can dominate English football like Manchester United did in the 1990s and 2000s, says ex-England midfielder Jermaine Jenas.
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IFAB set to look at tweaking wording of new handball rule after Premier League frustration builds 18 Jan 5:38pm Updated IFAB set to look at tweaking wording of new handball rule after Premier League frustration builds
EXCLUSIVE: Football's lawmakers will propose a tweak to the wording of the new handball law next month in an attempt to clarify how the controversial rule should be applied.
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Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson praises director of football Dougie Freedman 18 Jan 5:01pm Updated Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson praises director of football Dougie Freedman
JOE BERNSTEIN AT THE ETIHAD: It's rare for Premier League managers to lavish praise on a director of football but Roy Hodgson was happy to hand over credit after striker Cenk Tosun scored.
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AHEAD OF THE GAME: FA asked Joe Gomez if he wanted to report Raheem Sterling incident to the police 18 Jan 8:49am Updated AHEAD OF THE GAME: FA asked Joe Gomez if he wanted to report Raheem Sterling incident to the police
MATT HUGHES - AHEAD OF THE GAME: Joe Gomez was asked by the Football Association if he wanted to report Raheem Sterling to the police following their infamous clash last November.
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Controversial new handball rules to be reviewed next month 17 Jan 11:43am Updated Controversial new handball rules to be reviewed next month
EXCLUSIVE BY SAMI MOKBEL: The controversial new handball rules will be reviewed by football's rule-makers next month, Sportsmail understands.
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Premier League football star Mamadou Sakho falls victim to £500,000 burglary 17 Jan 9:23am Updated Premier League football star Mamadou Sakho falls victim to £500,000 burglary
Crystal Palace star Mamadou Sakho, 29, was away with his wife Majda and their three children when the home in Wimbledon was hit by a gang of thieves.
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16 Jan 3:36pm Updated Derby County: Championship club charged for breach of spending rules
Derby County are charged by the English Football League for a breach of spending rules and face a possible points deduction.
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16 Jan 12:21pm Updated Derby County: Championship clubs charged for breach of spending rules
Derby County are charged by the English Football League for a breach of spending rules and face a possible points deduction.
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Mauricio Pochettino coy over where his next job will be 15 Jan 6:56pm Updated Mauricio Pochettino coy over where his next job will be
Mauricio Pochettino is keeping his cards close to his chest over where his next job in football lies - but hinted that a return to the Premier League or LaLiga remains a strong possibility.
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How Antonio Conte is using ex-Premier League talent to mount a Serie A title charge  15 Jan 4:10pm Updated How Antonio Conte is using ex-Premier League talent to mount a Serie A title charge 
If anyone is going to stop Juventus' recent dominance in Italian football, then it's Inter Milan. And Antonio Conte is assembling a squad filled with ex-Premier League players.
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Former England international Eni Aluko calls time on career 15 Jan 7:15am Updated Former England international Eni Aluko calls time on career
The 32-year-old announced her retirement on social media on Wednesday morning. She wrote: 'My dear friend football, it's time to hang up my boots and retire as a professional footballer.'
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15 Jan 5:30am Updated Eniola Aluko: Ex-England, Chelsea & Juventus striker retires
Former Chelsea and Juventus striker Eniola Aluko, who won more than 100 England caps, retires from football aged 32.
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Who is Aliko Dangote and does he really stand a chance of ousting Stan Kroenke at Arsenal? 15 Jan 5:25am Updated Who is Aliko Dangote and does he really stand a chance of ousting Stan Kroenke at Arsenal?
Aliko Dangote certainly got football fans talking on Monday when he outlined his ambitious plans to oust loathed owner Stan Kroenke and take over his beloved Arsenal in 2021.
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14 Jan 12:04pm Updated Joe Burrow, LSU complete dream season to win national title
Before the 2019 season started, members of the LSU football team, knowing the national championship game would be in New Orleans, about 80 miles away from their campus, made a resolution: They would not be denied.
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Former Inter Milan star and Turkey legend Hakan Sukur reveals he now drives for Uber 14 Jan 7:05am Updated Former Inter Milan star and Turkey legend Hakan Sukur reveals he now drives for Uber
Turkey football legend Hakan Sukur has opened up on the bizarre path his life has taken since retiring from the sport, taking him from a political 'exile' to running a cafe and driving for Uber in the USA.
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Ecuador unveil Jordi Cruyff as new manager to lead side to 2022 World Cup  14 Jan 5:38am Updated Ecuador unveil Jordi Cruyff as new manager to lead side to 2022 World Cup 
Jordi Cruyff, son of football icon Johan, has been appointed as the new Ecuador manager. He was unveiled and is tasked with leading the national team through qualifying for the World Cup.
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Tottenham are paying the price for being the bargain bucket club despite making £443m last year 14 Jan 5:16am Updated Tottenham are paying the price for being the bargain bucket club despite making £443m last year
IAN HERBERT: It may grieve Tottenham fans to know it, but there is one league in which their team are flying. The club reached their highest position in the Deloitte Football Money League.
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Man United still top in Deloitte Football Money League but City and Liverpool are closing in 14 Jan 4:33am Updated Man United still top in Deloitte Football Money League but City and Liverpool are closing in
Man United remain the top-ranked English club, but their 23-year dominance of Deloitte's Football Money League could come under threat from City or Liverpool in next year's table.
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13 Jan 9:15am Oli McBurnie: Sheffield United striker reminded of responsibilities for gesture
Sheffield United's Oli McBurnie is reminded of his responsibilities by the Football Association after appearing to make an obscene gesture while watching Swansea City.
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Manchester City Women 3-1 Everton Women: Hosts move into WSL joint top-spot 11 Jan 6:24pm Updated Manchester City Women 3-1 Everton Women: Hosts move into WSL joint top-spot
CLAIRE BLOOMFIELD: Manchester City breezed past Everton to move level with Arsenal at the top of the FA WSL table in a rare night under the lights at the City Football Academy stadium. 
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OLIVER HOLT: My one wish for football in 2020 is to put some of our aggression and angst away 11 Jan 5:41pm Updated OLIVER HOLT: My one wish for football in 2020 is to put some of our aggression and angst away
OLIVER HOLT - CHIEF SPORTS WRITER: It was late in the afternoon on the fifth day of the second Test at Newlands when a beautiful thing happened in the stand next to the Oaks Enclosure.
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FA and PFA urged to help fund £1million football dementia study 11 Jan 7:19am Updated FA and PFA urged to help fund £1million football dementia study
EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: Sportsmail reported that researchers at the University of East Anglia want to test former players for early signs of the disease in a trailblazing project.
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PFA urged to help fund £1million football dementia study 10 Jan 5:31pm Updated PFA urged to help fund £1million football dementia study
EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: Sportsmail reported that researchers at the University of East Anglia want to test former players for early signs of the disease in a trailblazing project.
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Manchester City fan, 58, is banned from football matches for five years after hurling racist abuse 10 Jan 3:52pm Updated Manchester City fan, 58, is banned from football matches for five years after hurling racist abuse
Ian Baldry, 58, admitted to shouting racist language at Sterling during a home game against Bournemouth in 2018. He claimed Sterling was his 'favourite player' during the hearing last year.
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10 Jan 2:02pm Football Focus explores the relationship between football and gambling
Football Focus explores the relationship between football and gambling, hearing from Tony Timms, a former gambling addict, and industry expert Heather Wardle.
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10 Jan 10:39am FA Cup: FA in talks with BBC and BT Sport to show games previously only available on betting websites
The Football Association says it is in talks with the BBC and BT Sport to show FA Cup games which had previously only been available on betting websites.
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FA turns to BBC and BT Sport as they try to show every FA Cup game live outside of 3pms 10 Jan 9:25am Updated FA turns to BBC and BT Sport as they try to show every FA Cup game live outside of 3pms
The Football Association is in discussions with the BBC and BT Sport about how to show live any FA Cup match which falls outside of the Saturday 3pm blackout period.
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10 Jan 7:51am Bobby Madley: Former Premier League referee explains why he was sacked
Former Premier League referee Bobby Madley explains to Football Focus how he was sacked by refereeing body Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) after sending a video mocking a disabled person to a friend.
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The inside story of the transfer that SHOCKED football: When Newcastle sold Andy Cole to Man United 9 Jan 6:11pm Updated The inside story of the transfer that SHOCKED football: When Newcastle sold Andy Cole to Man United
EXCLUSIVE BY CRAIG HOPE: Twenty-five years ago on Friday, Manchester United signed Andy Cole from Premier League title rivals Newcastle United for a British record £7million.
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FA risk backlash from TV partners with chief executive holding crisis talks with Sports Minister 9 Jan 5:30pm Updated FA risk backlash from TV partners with chief executive holding crisis talks with Sports Minister
MIKE KEEGAN AND MATT HUGHES: The Football Association risk alienating their broadcast partners if they decide to stream matches following a climbdown from bookmakers.
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THE SECRET SCOUT: Christian Walton shows good reflexes in goal for a big man 9 Jan 5:30pm Updated THE SECRET SCOUT: Christian Walton shows good reflexes in goal for a big man
Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches searching for the next star. This week they give you the lowdown on Brighton keeper Christian Walton, who is playing on loan at Blackburn.
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Man City Women boss Nick Cushing to depart club for New York City 9 Jan 10:19am Updated Man City Women boss Nick Cushing to depart club for New York City
Cushing has enjoyed an illustrious six-and-a-half-year spell at the Women's Super League side, winning six trophies. The 35-year-old will remain a part of the City Football Group.
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The PFA want jail sentences for fans found guilty of racist offences 8 Jan 8:21pm Updated The PFA want jail sentences for fans found guilty of racist offences
EXCLUSIVE BY MIKE KEEGAN: The PFA want jail sentences as a punishment for those found guilty of racist offences at football matches, treating them as 'hate crimes'.
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KEITH GILLESPIE: I lost £47,000 in one afternoon... The FA must consider Bet365 partnership 8 Jan 6:10pm Updated KEITH GILLESPIE: I lost £47,000 in one afternoon... The FA must consider Bet365 partnership
KEITH GILLESPIE: There's always been an issue in football with gambling. People get into so much debt they think the only option is suicide. The FA's connection with Bet365 perpetuates issue.
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8 Jan 5:04am Updated FA to review broadcast rights over betting deal
The Football Association will review the sale of FA Cup broadcast rights related to matches available to watch on a gambling website.
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Can Cristiano Ronaldo win his first Golden Boot in five years? 8 Jan 4:36am Updated Can Cristiano Ronaldo win his first Golden Boot in five years?
Cristiano Ronaldo began the new year and his third decade in professional football with a bang on Monday as he netted his first ever hat-trick for Juventus.
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Spanish Super Cup is now even more unpopular than it was on home soil 8 Jan 3:46am Updated Spanish Super Cup is now even more unpopular than it was on home soil
PETE JENSON: The Spanish Super Cup was always the least important trophy in Spain's football calendar. Making it four teams and taking it to Saudi Arabia has only lessened its appeal.
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7 Jan 4:22pm Updated Sadio Mane: Liverpool and Senegal forward named Caf African Player of the Year
Liverpool's Sadio Mane is named the Confederation of African Football's (Caf) Player of the Year.
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Spanish football is BACK on our screens! Sportsmail went behind the scenes at LaLigaTV 7 Jan 2:05pm Updated Spanish football is BACK on our screens! Sportsmail went behind the scenes at LaLigaTV
NATHAN SALT IN BARCELONA: There is a modesty when the term 'trendsetter' is put out there during Sportsmail's visit to Mediapro, where the production team and studios are housed.
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Football players will think harder about reporting racial abuse after Antonio Rudiger affair 7 Jan 12:15pm Updated Football players will think harder about reporting racial abuse after Antonio Rudiger affair
OLIVER HOLT: The Antonio Rudiger case ended on Monday night , like many other football race cases before it, in an unsatisfactory stalemate.
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Manchester City last lost in EFL Cup more than THREE YEARS ago to Manchester United 7 Jan 12:02pm Updated Manchester City last lost in EFL Cup more than THREE YEARS ago to Manchester United
A grand total of 1168 days and 22.5 hours of EFL Cup football have passed since Manchester City lost a game in the competition.  
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7 Jan 7:52am From Arteta to Fergie, Brown to Benitez - team talks that hit the headlines
After Mikel Arteta's half-time fury against Leeds, BBC Sport takes a look at other infamous team talks in football.
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The PFA and football chiefs must do more to help research into link between dementia and football 6 Jan 7:38pm Updated The PFA and football chiefs must do more to help research into link between dementia and football
CHRIS SUTTON: It is 78 days since a landmark study confirmed a link between dementia and football and it feels like we've been sitting on our hands ever since.
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Rui Patricio tells court hearing what Sporting Lisbon fans told him in 2018 training ground attack 6 Jan 5:05pm Updated Rui Patricio tells court hearing what Sporting Lisbon fans told him in 2018 training ground attack
Rui Patricio has said he was threatened with a broken jaw by one of the 50 football hooligans to attack Sporting Lisbon's players and staff at the club's training ground in May 2018.
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Rory Burns faces surgery on ankle ligament injury sustained in football match 6 Jan 3:10am Updated Rory Burns faces surgery on ankle ligament injury sustained in football match
Rory Burns is likely to require surgery after sustaining ligament damage playing football on the day before this Test, an operation which would rule him out of England's tour to Sri Lanka in March.
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IAN LADYMAN: The returning David Moyes must do more than just keep West Ham in the Premier League 5 Jan 5:31pm Updated IAN LADYMAN: The returning David Moyes must do more than just keep West Ham in the Premier League
IAN LADYMAN: David Moyes was a very good football manager when he was at Preston and Everton. Since then, it has been harder to say. Manchester United was too big for him.
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5 Jan 4:30am Fallon Sherrock and World Cup winner Luca Toni team up for darts event
Fallon Sherrock and football World Cup winner Luca Toni team up for the Celebrity Darts World Cup in Bonn, Germany.
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Dean Smith leads backlash as stars are left out and crowds stay away from FA Cup ties 4 Jan 8:02pm Updated Dean Smith leads backlash as stars are left out and crowds stay away from FA Cup ties
On a day when teams made an average of almost six player changes for the third round and attendances were down by 30 per cent, Smith pointed a finger at football authorities.
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Marcelo Bielsa wary of reunion with Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe ahead of FA Cup third-round clash 4 Jan 5:42pm Updated Marcelo Bielsa wary of reunion with Arsenal star Nicolas Pepe ahead of FA Cup third-round clash
RICHARD GIBSON: Marcelo Bielsa believes Nicolas Pepe has the attributes necessary to justify his status as English football's fifth most expensive player in history.
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Absent owners, unpaid wages and zero budget - Fylde manager Jim Bentley has seen it all 4 Jan 5:40pm Updated Absent owners, unpaid wages and zero budget - Fylde manager Jim Bentley has seen it all
INTERVIEW BY IAN HERBERT: It is testament to football's flawed habit of measuring achievement by silverware alone that AFC Fylde manager Jim Bentley is not a household name.
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South Africa opener Elgar goes it alone as his team-mates lag behind in second Test against England 4 Jan 5:40pm Updated South Africa opener Elgar goes it alone as his team-mates lag behind in second Test against England
NEIL MANTHORP AT NEWLANDS: Dean Elgar is exactly what England could do with at the top of their batting order, especially now that Rory Burns has returned home licking his football wounds.
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Referees in VAR protest after lawmakers suggest they are wrongly applying rules 4 Jan 5:30pm Updated Referees in VAR protest after lawmakers suggest they are wrongly applying rules
Premier League referees chiefs have been left frustrated by statements from football's lawmakers that suggested they are wrongly applying VAR rules when judging marginal offsides.
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Fulham vs Aston Villa, LIVE: Plus latest scores and updates across the 3.01pm FA Cup games 4 Jan 11:34am Updated Fulham vs Aston Villa, LIVE: Plus latest scores and updates across the 3.01pm FA Cup games
Five Premier League teams are in action for one of the highlights of the English football calendar as the FA Cup third round weekend continues with nine matches getting underway from 3.01pm.
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Bankrupt ex-Everton striker Marcus Bent comes out of retirement to join Cornard United 4 Jan 10:41am Updated Bankrupt ex-Everton striker Marcus Bent comes out of retirement to join Cornard United
Bent, who plied his trade Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Everton, has returned to football having signed for minnows Cornard of the Thurlow Nunn League First Division North.
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FA Cup giant killing ratings: Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa in danger 4 Jan 5:10am Updated FA Cup giant killing ratings: Newcastle, West Ham and Aston Villa in danger
The Christmas decorations are being taken down and New Year's Resolutions are already being broken. The third-round of the FA Cup is now upon us after a festive flurry of football.
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Alisher Usmanov insists he would love to invest in Everton after billionaire sold stake in Arsenal 3 Jan 5:49pm Updated Alisher Usmanov insists he would love to invest in Everton after billionaire sold stake in Arsenal
Alisher Usmanov has stated his ambition to return to top level football ownership and is prepared to invest in Everton. The Russian magnate's net wealth is estimated at £15billion.
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Guingamp striker Nathael Julan, 23, dies in car crash following training 3 Jan 2:44pm Updated Guingamp striker Nathael Julan, 23, dies in car crash following training
The Ligue 2 side mourned the 'tragic day' as Julan died in the car crash as they shared the news on social media, leading to a number of tributes across French football.
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3 Jan 1:03pm Jurgen Klopp: We throw football at people, says Liverpool boss
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp says "we throw football at people" and that it should be "quality over quantity" when it comes to the fixture schedule.
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3 Jan 11:34am Manchester City v Port Vale: Tom Pope & James Gibbons on Kevin De Bruyne & Danny DeVito
Port Vale players Tom Pope and James Gibbons tell Football Focus which Manchester City player they'd most like to have in their side before they meet in the FA Cup this weekend.
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3 Jan 11:31am Updated England will no longer play football in warm-ups before matches
England's cricket team will no longer play football as a warm-up before matches following an injury to opener Rory Burns.
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England see sense and BAN stars from playing football in warm ups after Rory Burns injury 3 Jan 10:46am Updated England see sense and BAN stars from playing football in warm ups after Rory Burns injury
Opener Burns suffered ankle ligament damage to his left ankle on Thursday after going down under a challenge from captain Joe Root. And now the ECB has decided to ban football as part of any warm-up.
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Chelsea coach Jody Morris hints that Olivier Giroud will only be sold if the club sign a replacement 3 Jan 10:03am Updated Chelsea coach Jody Morris hints that Olivier Giroud will only be sold if the club sign a replacement
Olivier Giroud has already admitted he may have to seek a move for more regular football, but Morris suggested Chelsea can ill afford to lose players without suitable replacements.
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3 Jan 9:43am James McClean: Barnsley charged after alleged abuse of Stoke City winger
Barnsley are charged by the Football Association after Stoke's James McClean was allegedly subjected to sectarian abuse at a game in November.
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CHRIS SUTTON and ex-England physio GARY LEWIN discuss festive football  3 Jan 4:45am Updated CHRIS SUTTON and ex-England physio GARY LEWIN discuss festive football 
SUTTON AND LEWIN: : When players are tired, they are more likely to get injured because they have less control over their muscles. Think about players who jump for headers.
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Glen Kamara has been a revelation at Rangers, as Arsenal ponder a move 2 Jan 6:34pm Updated Glen Kamara has been a revelation at Rangers, as Arsenal ponder a move
Quietly spoken, respectful and resistant to generating headlines through his words, Glen Kamara is about as far removed from football's brasher stereotypes as it's possible to imagine.
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Derby 2-1 Barnsley: Wayne Rooney provides assist on debut in Championship victory  2 Jan 5:49pm Updated Derby 2-1 Barnsley: Wayne Rooney provides assist on debut in Championship victory 
TOM COLLOMOSSE AT PRIDE PARK: Wayne Rooney could not manage a goal on his return to English football but produced two moments of quality that showed he can still make an impact.
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Rory Burns out of South Africa series after suffering ankle ligament damage playing FOOTBALL 2 Jan 4:08pm Updated Rory Burns out of South Africa series after suffering ankle ligament damage playing FOOTBALL
PAUL NEWMAN IN CAPE TOWN: Rory Burns has been ruled out of the rest the series after inexplicably and embarrassingly being injured by his own captain.
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2 Jan 2:11pm Updated England in South Africa: Rory Burns limps out of practice after football match
Watch as England's Rory Burns limps out of a football match during practice the day before the second Test against South Africa in Cape Town.
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2 Jan 2:01pm England in South Africa: Rory Burns out of tour with football injury
Rory Burns will miss the rest of England's tour of South Africa after damaging his ankle playing football, while Jofra Archer is another fitness doubt before Friday's second Test.
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2 Jan 12:36pm Updated Premier League club calls for court crackdown on abuse
British courts should be granted the power to hand out tougher punishments to supporters found guilty of racist or homophobic abuse at football games, says a chief executive of a leading English Premier League club.
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2 Jan 12:33pm Updated England in South Africa: Rory Burns has ankle scan after football injury
Rory Burns is sent for a scan after injuring his ankle playing football, with Jofra Archer another fitness doubt for England before the second Test in South Africa.
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Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going nowhere in January 2 Jan 11:31am Updated Mikel Arteta insists Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is going nowhere in January
The Arsenal captain is keen on leaving the club with the hope of playing Champions League football. Inter Milan have joined Barcelona in the race to sign Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
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West Brom 1-1 Leeds: Semi Ajayi on target for hosts but own goal ensures spoils shared 1 Jan 3:29pm Updated West Brom 1-1 Leeds: Semi Ajayi on target for hosts but own goal ensures spoils shared
JANINE SELF AT THE HAWTHORNS: Honours even, reputations as the Championship's great entertainers intact, and nothing to separate these two Goliaths of football's second tier.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wary of Carlo Ancelotti ahead of Everton clash 1 Jan 9:23am Updated Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wary of Carlo Ancelotti ahead of Everton clash
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that Carlo Ancelotti will be a big success at Everton, branding his managerial rival as one of the 'smartest guys' in football.
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Chelsea announce £96.6m LOSS during financial year after making a profit in 2017 and 2018  31 Dec 2019, 4:29pm Updated Chelsea announce £96.6m LOSS during financial year after making a profit in 2017 and 2018 
Chelsea have confirmed they made a huge loss of £96.6million in the financial year ending June 30 2019 having missed out on Champions League football that season.
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Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola backs Carlo Ancelotti to be a success at Everton  31 Dec 2019, 9:55am Updated Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola backs Carlo Ancelotti to be a success at Everton 
Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola believes that Carlo Ancelotti will be a big success at Everton, branding his managerial rival as one of the 'smartest guys' in football.
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Premier League will NOT tweak VAR offside rule despite guidance from law-makers 30 Dec 2019, 5:30pm Updated Premier League will NOT tweak VAR offside rule despite guidance from law-makers
The International Football Association Board, who are in charge of the laws of the game, are planning to issue VAR guidance following their annual meeting in February.
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30 Dec 2019, 5:01pm Derby County 2-1 Charlton Athletic: Jason Knight gives 10-man hosts much-needed win
Jason Knight's first goals in professional football are enough to give 10-man Derby a much-needed win over Charlton.
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30 Dec 2019, 10:57am Abingdon Town manager quits in wake of side refusing to play on after going 8-0 down
The manager of a non-league football team that refused to play after going 8-0 down at half-time resigns.
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Football law-makers insist VAR should NOT be used for marginal offsides 30 Dec 2019, 8:53am Updated Football law-makers insist VAR should NOT be used for marginal offsides
VAR technology should only be called upon to reverse 'clear and obvious' mistakes regarding offside, according to the general secretary of the International Football Association Board.
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An incredible 31 Premier League wins and European success… how Liverpool dominated football in 2019  30 Dec 2019, 8:07am Updated An incredible 31 Premier League wins and European success… how Liverpool dominated football in 2019 
2019 is drawing to a close and Liverpool supporters could be forgiven for not wanting the year to end, with Jurgen Klopp's side having enjoyed an incredible twelve months.
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A football wishlist for the 2020s (starting with abolishing the League Cup) 30 Dec 2019, 7:51am Updated A football wishlist for the 2020s (starting with abolishing the League Cup)
With the year and the decade coming to a close, Sportsmail has asked our reporters to look ahead to the next 10 years and say what they would like to see change in football. 
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Cristiano Ronaldo plays football with star-struck Kazakhstani boy, 12, born without legs 30 Dec 2019, 7:23am Updated Cristiano Ronaldo plays football with star-struck Kazakhstani boy, 12, born without legs
Ali Turganbekov, 12, was born without legs but the boy saw his dream realised in Dubai this week as he got to meet and play football with his idol Cristiano Ronaldo.
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Scholes urges importance of Manchester United playing Champions League football to keep star players 29 Dec 2019, 5:08pm Updated Scholes urges importance of Manchester United playing Champions League football to keep star players
Scholes, who spent his entire career at Old Trafford, did not understate the importance of the club playing in the Champions League next season, in order to keep Rashford and Pogba.
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Diego Forlan bids farewell as he plays final match alongside golfer Sergio Garcia and Luis Suarez 29 Dec 2019, 6:37am Updated Diego Forlan bids farewell as he plays final match alongside golfer Sergio Garcia and Luis Suarez
The ex-Atletico Madrid star was joined by some big names from the world of football as Juan Roman Riquelme turned out to play in the match - while Spanish golfer Sergio Garcia also featured.
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29 Dec 2019, 5:51am Ronaldo wants to try acting when done with football
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Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba in January... his presence is a blemish on the club 29 Dec 2019, 4:17am Updated Manchester United should sell Paul Pogba in January... his presence is a blemish on the club
IAN HERBERT AT TURF MOOR: The players with some self-respect do not recoil from playing football in the cold depths of east Lancashire.
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DANNY MURPHY: My TEN football predictions for 2020 29 Dec 2019, 4:16am Updated DANNY MURPHY: My TEN football predictions for 2020
DANNY MURPHY: This year brought Manchester City's historic Treble, Liverpool's incredible run to the Champions League and the Premier League return of Jose Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti.
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29 Dec 2019, 12:13am Updated LSU overwhelms Oklahoma to reach the College Football Playoff national championship game
Joe Burrow and LSU just keep making it look easy.
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Brighton 2-0 Bournemouth: Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Aaron Mooy decide relegation six-pointer 28 Dec 2019, 2:08pm Updated Brighton 2-0 Bournemouth: Alireza Jahanbakhsh and Aaron Mooy decide relegation six-pointer
TOM FARMERY AT THE AMEX STADIUM: Eddie Howe may say he is a fan of the Christmas football schedule in England but it really hasn't been kind to him and is unlikely to relent anytime soon.
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28 Dec 2019, 6:59am Greatest moments of the decade: Brazil 1-7 Germany, World Cup semi-final
BBC chief football writer Phil McNulty recalls the day hosts Brazil were humiliated in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals.
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27 Dec 2019, 1:38pm Updated Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns to Italian giants AC Milan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has returned to European football at the age of 38, after agreeing to rejoin Italian club AC Milan.
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27 Dec 2019, 11:35am Football Focus: Jamie Vardy looks forward to new baby
Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy chats to Football Focus' Caroline De Moraes about fatherhood and his family's imminent new arrival.
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Chinese Super League facing exodus of foreign stars after officials impose salary cap of £2m a year 27 Dec 2019, 11:32am Updated Chinese Super League facing exodus of foreign stars after officials impose salary cap of £2m a year
The Chinese football authorities have introduced a new salary cap that could see former Premier League stars return from Asia.
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Zlatan Ibrahimovic agrees sensational AC Milan reunion 27 Dec 2019, 7:03am Updated Zlatan Ibrahimovic agrees sensational AC Milan reunion
Ibrahimovic has signed an 18-month contract and will receive around £4.3million, bonuses included, with director of football Zvonimir Boban and Milan legend Paolo Maldini fundamental.
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26 Dec 2019, 3:07pm Updated Clan Des Obeux doubles up in King George VI
Clan Des Obeaux, part-owned by legendary football manager Alex Ferguson, produced a storming finish to win the prestigious King George VI steeplechase at Kempton Park for the second straight year.
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A look at the best Boxing Day football games in Premier League history 26 Dec 2019, 2:47am Updated A look at the best Boxing Day football games in Premier League history
It's the most wonderful time of the year. You guessed it, festive football is back. Sportsmail has looked back on some Boxing Day crackers from down the years.
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25 Dec 2019, 1:22pm Updated Transfer quarterbacks loom large in the College Football Playoff semifinals
In recent years, the college football landscape notably has been altered, with a wave of high-profile quarterbacks transferring to new schools. And this weekend's College Football Playoff semifinals showcases that trend.
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25 Dec 2019, 6:13am Football shirts: How they got ultra local and hyper cool
Nightclubs, coal mines, 2 Tone and Tudor architecture - how football shirt design got ultra local and hyper cool.
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25 Dec 2019, 6:02am Alternative end-of-year football awards: Who was the best player? Who had the biggest meltdown?
From the best player to the biggest meltdown, BBC Sport's completely unofficial and by no means deadly serious 2019 alternative football awards.
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Manchester United are the heavyweights of Boxing Day football 25 Dec 2019, 5:23am Updated Manchester United are the heavyweights of Boxing Day football
Manchester United hold the title of the Premier League's Boxing Day champions as all but two of the top-flight's 20 clubs get set for another bumper day of action.
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The Brits abroad: English footballers from Jadon Sancho to Bobby Duncan 24 Dec 2019, 2:14pm Updated The Brits abroad: English footballers from Jadon Sancho to Bobby Duncan
As the football season picks up momentum with the weeks flashing by, it's easy to get drawn into all-consuming Premier League. Sportsmail has taken a look at the players battling overseas.
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Willian urges more action against racism after alleged abuse of Antonio Rudiger 24 Dec 2019, 9:52am Updated Willian urges more action against racism after alleged abuse of Antonio Rudiger
Chelsea winger Willian admits he does not understand why football fans racially abuse opposition players when there are black players on their own team.
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Jose Mourinho failed to use sharp tongue to properly condemn Antonio Rudiger racial abuse 23 Dec 2019, 7:16pm Updated Jose Mourinho failed to use sharp tongue to properly condemn Antonio Rudiger racial abuse
IAN HERBERT - COMMENT: Jose Mourinho is one of the most memorable orators in football when he has a grievance, deploying his vast canon of sarcasm, poison and wit.
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The shocking incidents of racial abuse this season that have shamed football 23 Dec 2019, 7:16pm Updated The shocking incidents of racial abuse this season that have shamed football
Antonio Rudiger reported being racially abused during Chelsea's win against Tottenham Hotspur. It was not the first such incident so far this season and Sportsmail has looked at all of them.
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Racial abuse damaging chances of safe standing being introduced to the Premier League 23 Dec 2019, 7:16pm Updated Racial abuse damaging chances of safe standing being introduced to the Premier League
Racist incidents scarring football are damaging any prospects of safe standing being introduced to the Premier League. The Conservative Party had pledged to introduce it in their manifesto.
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23 Dec 2019, 10:58am Bees send footballers diving in Tanzania
A football match in Tanzania is briefly stopped when a swarm of bees invades the pitch.
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Pep Guardiola concerned racism in football will never stop after alleged abuse at Antonio Rudiger 23 Dec 2019, 10:56am Updated Pep Guardiola concerned racism in football will never stop after alleged abuse at Antonio Rudiger
Pep Guardiola conceded that football will find it impossible to completely eradicate racism after another high-profile incident over the weekend.
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Bukayo Saka is struggling to decide whether to play international football for England or Nigeria 23 Dec 2019, 6:31am Updated Bukayo Saka is struggling to decide whether to play international football for England or Nigeria
The 18-year-old was born in Ealing, London but has Nigerian parents so therefore can play for England or Nigeria. The winger is currently playing at left-back for the Gunners.
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PFA calls for government inquiry into racism within football 23 Dec 2019, 6:12am Updated PFA calls for government inquiry into racism within football
The PFA has called for a government inquiry into racism within football after Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger was allegedly the latest victim of racial abuse on Sunday.
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22 Dec 2019, 6:26pm Updated Tottenham 0-2 Chelsea: PFA wants inquiry after alleged racism mars match
The PFA calls for a government inquiry into racism in football after Chelsea's Premier League win over Tottenham is marred by alleged racist behaviour from the crowd.
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Chris Wilder plays down European football as Sheffield United look to Manchester City and Liverpool 22 Dec 2019, 9:39am Updated Chris Wilder plays down European football as Sheffield United look to Manchester City and Liverpool
Sheffield United dispatched Brighton 1-0 at the Amex Stadium on Saturday as the Blades secured a third successive victory, forcing Wilder to field questions about Europe.
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22 Dec 2019, 7:30am Everton: Carlo Ancelotti targets Champions League football
Carlo Ancelotti targets Champions League qualification and bringing silverware to Everton after taking over as the club's manager.
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Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he will have to rest Jamie Vardy during Christmas run 20 Dec 2019, 7:56pm Updated Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers reveals he will have to rest Jamie Vardy during Christmas run
Brendan Rodgers has revealed he will rest Jamie Vardy for at least one game over Christmas as the Leicester boss urged English football chiefs to bring in a 'proper' winter break.
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PETER CROUCH: Sorry Abbey... but I will miss playing football this Christmas 20 Dec 2019, 5:35pm Updated PETER CROUCH: Sorry Abbey... but I will miss playing football this Christmas
PETER CROUCH: One word started floating around my mind on the afternoon of Friday, July 12. At 11am, I announced my decision to retire and I was coming to terms with being a former footballer.
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FA consider putting measures in place to restrict coaching of heading footballs at all levels 20 Dec 2019, 12:05pm Updated FA consider putting measures in place to restrict coaching of heading footballs at all levels
The FA are reviewing whether to restrict the coaching of heading footballs at all levels, in light of recent damning research that confirmed a link between football and dementia.
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Cristiano Ronaldo should have been cautioned after header for Juventus, jokes Sampdoria president 20 Dec 2019, 6:46am Updated Cristiano Ronaldo should have been cautioned after header for Juventus, jokes Sampdoria president
Ronaldo stunned the football world yet again during the week after incredibly jumping eight feet before hanging in the air for 1.5 seconds to score the gravity-defying header in the 2-1 victory.
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20 Dec 2019, 6:46am El Clasico fallout: Real Madrid takes aim at referee, VAR
Spain's two biggest football clubs haven't been happy with refereeing, with Real Madrid the latest to take a swipe at the officials in the wake of Wednesday's controversial goalless draw in El Clasico.
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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals he tries to enjoy a normal life but struggles due to publicity 20 Dec 2019, 5:07am Updated Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp reveals he tries to enjoy a normal life but struggles due to publicity
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lifted the lid on his life away from football, admitting he enjoys the occasional trip to the pub but worries about being seen in the public eye.
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Moise Kean has failed to live up to the hype at Everton but Carlo Ancelotti could be the answer 20 Dec 2019, 2:53am Updated Moise Kean has failed to live up to the hype at Everton but Carlo Ancelotti could be the answer
Everton's director of football, Marcel Brands, promised Moise Kean's mum that Everton would look after him, but four months later he was being subbed off after just 19 minutes on the pitch.
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This is a gamble but Arsenal had very little choice other than to appoint Mikel Arteta 19 Dec 2019, 5:35pm Updated This is a gamble but Arsenal had very little choice other than to appoint Mikel Arteta
COMMENT BY MATT BARLOW: In truth, when isn't it a gamble? There is no such thing as a guarantee in football and the closer you get to one, then the more it will cost.
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Chelsea handed midfield boost as Ruben Loftus-Cheek looks set for January return to action 19 Dec 2019, 5:30pm Updated Chelsea handed midfield boost as Ruben Loftus-Cheek looks set for January return to action
The 23-year-old England midfielder is edging closer to a return and posted an encouraging progress video this week as he was put through his paces during some football drills outside.
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19 Dec 2019, 3:09pm Updated Macclesfield Town docked six points by EFL over financial issues
Macclesfield Town are docked six points by the English Football League after pleading guilty to charges over non-payment of wages and failing to fulfil their fixture with Crewe.
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19 Dec 2019, 1:18am BBC Sport advent calendar: David Beckham catches a ball while spectating at Wimbledon
Day 18 of BBC Sport's advent calendar looking back at the sporting decade features a former England football captain showing off in the Wimbledon royal box.
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Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was denied breakfast by security who blocked him at Club World Cup 18 Dec 2019, 10:32am Updated Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was denied breakfast by security who blocked him at Club World Cup
Jurgen Klopp may be one of the most recognisable characters in world football but he was still blocked from going to breakfast in Liverpool's hotel without his security pass. 
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Antoine Griezmann showers praise on Karim Benzema ahead of El Clasico 18 Dec 2019, 10:05am Updated Antoine Griezmann showers praise on Karim Benzema ahead of El Clasico
Antoine Griezmann has called Karim Benzema one of the best strikers in world football ahead of Wednesday night's El Clasico showdown.
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Will starstruck Everton never learn? Carlo Ancelotti is a vanity project 18 Dec 2019, 9:24am Updated Will starstruck Everton never learn? Carlo Ancelotti is a vanity project
COMMENT BY DOMINIC KING: For a man who once described the North West as the 'Hollywood of football', appointing Carlo Ancelotti as his manager would represent nirvana for Farhad Moshiri.
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El Clasico - Barcelona vs Real Madrid: The numbers behind the biggest rivalry in football 18 Dec 2019, 8:41am Updated El Clasico - Barcelona vs Real Madrid: The numbers behind the biggest rivalry in football
This is a contest, in both historical and present-day context, in which there is next-to-nothing to separate the two clubs. But what are the statistics at play leading into tonight's El Clasico?
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The numbers behind the biggest rivalry in football as Barcelona face Real Madrid in El Clasico 18 Dec 2019, 8:30am Updated The numbers behind the biggest rivalry in football as Barcelona face Real Madrid in El Clasico
This is a contest, in both historical and present-day context, in which there is next-to-nothing to separate the two clubs. But what are the statistics at play leading into tonight's El Clasico?
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AC and Inter in battle with Milan for plans to build new 60,000-seater stadium to replace San Siro 17 Dec 2019, 12:01pm Updated AC and Inter in battle with Milan for plans to build new 60,000-seater stadium to replace San Siro
Milan's football clubs and the city municipality are in talks to try to resolve a dispute over plans for a new stadium to replace the nearly century-old San Siro.
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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen rises to TOP of Premier League Fantasy Football table 17 Dec 2019, 4:48am Updated World chess champion Magnus Carlsen rises to TOP of Premier League Fantasy Football table
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen may soon have another title to add to his collection - this time in fantasy football.
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Serie A unveil BIZARRE anti-racism initiative using paintings of apes 16 Dec 2019, 5:56pm Updated Serie A unveil BIZARRE anti-racism initiative using paintings of apes
Serie A have made the confounding decision to use images of apes as the centre-piece for an anti-racism initiative. Italian football has been beset with racist incidents this season.
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Football League chairman Rick Parry admits worry over future of League Cup 16 Dec 2019, 5:32pm Updated Football League chairman Rick Parry admits worry over future of League Cup
The new chairman of the Football League has voiced his concerns over the continuing squeeze on the League Cup. Rick Parry has recently taken on the new role.
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16 Dec 2019, 5:03pm Fantasy Premier League: World chess champion Magnus Carlsen in top three
World chess champion Magnus Carlsen is succeeding in another game - he's also one of the world's best fantasy football playesr.
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CHRIS SUTTON - MY VERDICT: Find the right manager to sort this Arsenal lot out 16 Dec 2019, 3:50am Updated CHRIS SUTTON - MY VERDICT: Find the right manager to sort this Arsenal lot out
CHRIS SUTTON - MY VERDICT: My BBC colleague John Murray quipped on the radio that we were witnessing 'football from heaven for Kevin'. As cheesy as that line was, he wasn't wrong!
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16 Dec 2019, 3:06am Olympics 2020: There will be Scots in Team GB football side - Phil Neville
Scotland will be well represented in the 2020 Great Britain Olympic women's football team, vows the man who will lead the side Phil Neville.
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JILL SCOTT: Even though festive football is a British tradition, overworked players need a break  15 Dec 2019, 5:35pm Updated JILL SCOTT: Even though festive football is a British tradition, overworked players need a break 
Although Boxing Day football is a long-standing British tradition, if we're being completely honest, players across the FA Women's Super League need a break.
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Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City are victims of their own success 14 Dec 2019, 7:36pm Updated Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City are victims of their own success
Pep Guardiola feels Manchester City have become victims of their own success this season. The Premier League champions have set new standards in English football.
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Is the Premier League about to break a 70-year-old attendance record? 14 Dec 2019, 5:32pm Updated Is the Premier League about to break a 70-year-old attendance record?
Seventy years on from English football's attendance heyday, the Premier League is on course this season to record the highest average top-flight gate of all time.
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Jurgen Klopp insists he LIKES Boxing Day football but says there are too many festive games 14 Dec 2019, 8:58am Updated Jurgen Klopp insists he LIKES Boxing Day football but says there are too many festive games
Jurgen Klopp has spoken out on Liverpool's gruelling Christmas schedule, as the Reds prepare for the bizarre challenge of two games in two days next week following their Watford clash.
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PETER CROUCH: Quizzing Jurgen Klopp is more fun than Rafa - Liverpool are starting a golden age 14 Dec 2019, 4:03am Updated PETER CROUCH: Quizzing Jurgen Klopp is more fun than Rafa - Liverpool are starting a golden age
PETER CROUCH: Never go back: three words you often hear in football. They suggest things will never be as good if you return. This week, going back to Liverpool happened to be a fantastic decision.
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Pressure at Aston Villa is nothing compared to challenge of lower league football, says Dean Smith 13 Dec 2019, 6:55pm Updated Pressure at Aston Villa is nothing compared to challenge of lower league football, says Dean Smith
TOM COLLOMOSSE: Dean Smith says the pressure of a Premier League survival fight is a breeze compared with his time at Walsall and Leyton Orient.
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Jose Mourinho insists deal to bring Luis Campos to Tottenham is not up to him 13 Dec 2019, 5:29pm Updated Jose Mourinho insists deal to bring Luis Campos to Tottenham is not up to him
Jose Mourinho insists it will not be his decision whether his friend Luis Campos follows him into Tottenham as director of football. Campos has been linked with a move to Spurs.
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Chapecoense defender Neto, survivor of 2016 plane tragedy, announces his retirement at the age of 34 13 Dec 2019, 1:12pm Updated Chapecoense defender Neto, survivor of 2016 plane tragedy, announces his retirement at the age of 34
The 34-year-old revealed his decision to step away from football comes as a result of constant pain - despite his attempts to return to regularly playing after two years spent in recovery.
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13 Dec 2019, 5:51am Leicester City: James Maddison and James Justin take famous James quiz
Watch as Leicester City's James Maddison and James Justin take on Football Focus' Famous James Quiz.
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THE SECRET SCOUT: Kyle Edwards has enough natural ability to be a West Brom first-team regular 12 Dec 2019, 6:28pm Updated THE SECRET SCOUT: Kyle Edwards has enough natural ability to be a West Brom first-team regular
THE SECRET SCOUT: Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star. This week it is West Bromwich Albion winger Kyle Edwards.
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Salary cap may be answer to EFL crisis after growing fears of more clubs like Bury going bust 12 Dec 2019, 6:21pm Updated Salary cap may be answer to EFL crisis after growing fears of more clubs like Bury going bust
The EFL is debating the introduction of a salary cap, amid fears Bury may not be the last club to be kicked out of the Football League. There are fears other sides could joing Bury in going bust.
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12 Dec 2019, 10:49am VAR: Uefa and home nation FAs to push for changes to offside calls next season
Uefa and the home nations' football associations are trying to amend the use of video assistant referees for marginal offsides next season.
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Wales could LOSE money at Euro 2020 after draw sends them to Azerbaijan for two group games 11 Dec 2019, 11:48am Updated Wales could LOSE money at Euro 2020 after draw sends them to Azerbaijan for two group games
The Football Association of Wales could lose money at Euro 2020 after being drawn to play fixtures in Azerbaijan, its chief executive Jonathan Ford has warned.
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MANCHESTER UNITED FAN VIEW: Ole Gunnar Solskaer can be the man to rebuild the club 11 Dec 2019, 10:12am Updated MANCHESTER UNITED FAN VIEW: Ole Gunnar Solskaer can be the man to rebuild the club
SCOTT PATTERSON: Football is an emotional thing and it's for this reason that Solskjaer has been offered more support than he otherwise would have, following a disappointing start.
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Farewell Bald Eagle, thanks for the fun! Jim Smith was a true football man 11 Dec 2019, 1:52am Updated Farewell Bald Eagle, thanks for the fun! Jim Smith was a true football man
IAN HERBERT: There was a good reason why Sir Alex Ferguson once said that Jim Smith, who has died at 79, was 'legendary' and that to be in his company was 'one of the pleasures of my job'.
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Richard Keogh will appeal to EFL against his sacking by Derby in next 24 hours 10 Dec 2019, 5:30pm Updated Richard Keogh will appeal to EFL against his sacking by Derby in next 24 hours
Richard Keogh will formally lodge his appeal to the Football League against his sacking by Derby in the next 24 hours. He is also weighing up whether to take his case to a tribunal.
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10 Dec 2019, 1:16pm Updated Natalie Harrowell: England Women international forward dies aged 29
Featherstone Rovers and the Rugby Football League confirm the death of England forward Natalie Harrowell, aged 29.
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Amazon expand football coverage by buying Champions League rights in Germany  10 Dec 2019, 6:53am Updated Amazon expand football coverage by buying Champions League rights in Germany 
The US-based company has made its first movements in live football rights over the last few years and broadcast a round of Premier League games last week over Amazon Prime Video.
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Daryl Murphy makes shock admission that he was banned for taking COCAINE while at Nottingham Forest 10 Dec 2019, 3:49am Updated Daryl Murphy makes shock admission that he was banned for taking COCAINE while at Nottingham Forest
Republic of Ireland international Daryl Murphy has admitted to taking cocaine on a night out that led to him being banned by the Football Association.
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Jordan Henderson demands stronger punishments and more education to combat racism in football 9 Dec 2019, 6:37pm Updated Jordan Henderson demands stronger punishments and more education to combat racism in football
The Manchester derby was marred by a City fan allegedly making a racist gesture at United's Fred while a Burnley fan was ejected for an alleged racist gesture aimed at Spurs' Son Heung-min.
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Concussions subs to arrive in the Premier League next season amid concerns over player safety   9 Dec 2019, 5:46pm Updated Concussions subs to arrive in the Premier League next season amid concerns over player safety  
EXCLUSIVE BY MATT HUGHES: Changing the laws to facilitate concussion subs is on the agenda for the next International Football Association Board meeting in February.
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9 Dec 2019, 10:29am Fifa Club World Cup: Hienghene Sport - a boarding school manager and beach soccer specialists
Who are Hienghene Sport, the New Caledonian football team who could meet European champions Liverpool in the Fifa Club World Cup?
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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen on the brink of reaching top spot in Fantasy Football table 9 Dec 2019, 7:46am Updated World chess champion Magnus Carlsen on the brink of reaching top spot in Fantasy Football table
The Norwegian's team, named Kjell Ankedal, has risen to sixth out of 7 million players worldwide after a gameweek where captaining Mohamed Salah paid off with a 26-point return.
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Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery wanted to sign Harry Maguire, Wilfried Zaha and Thomas Partey 9 Dec 2019, 5:37am Updated Former Arsenal manager Unai Emery wanted to sign Harry Maguire, Wilfried Zaha and Thomas Partey
With Arsenal in a strong position in the race for top four and claiming a place in the Europa League final, Unai Emery had ambitious plans for the summer if they secured Champions League football.
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Graeme Souness urges PFA and Premier League to support gay players  9 Dec 2019, 4:37am Updated Graeme Souness urges PFA and Premier League to support gay players 
Liverpool icon and Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness has implored football's governing bodies to do more to eradicate homophobia in the game.
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Vitor Pereira favourite for Everton job as club step up search to find successor to Marco Silva  9 Dec 2019, 4:05am Updated Vitor Pereira favourite for Everton job as club step up search to find successor to Marco Silva 
Major shareholder Farhad Moshiri, chairman Bill Kenwright, the director of football Marcel Brands and chief executive Denise Barrett-Baxendale spoke over the weekend after the 3-1 win against Chelsea.
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Tony Morley leads tributes for Ron Saunders after Aston Villa legend dies aged 87  8 Dec 2019, 5:05pm Updated Tony Morley leads tributes for Ron Saunders after Aston Villa legend dies aged 87 
At Villa Park, the legacy of Ron Saunders is there for all to see, in large letters across the North Stand. The football world has poured in tributes following his passing, with Tony Morley leading the charge.
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8 Dec 2019, 2:18pm LSU, Ohio State, Clemson and Oklahoma will battle in the College Football Playoff
The College Football Playoff picture is set.
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Ron Saunders 1932-2019: His fierce determination helped Aston Villa achieve success 7 Dec 2019, 6:27pm Updated Ron Saunders 1932-2019: His fierce determination helped Aston Villa achieve success
For a man with football in his blood perhaps it was no coincidence that Ron Saunders should bid farewell to this world at 3pm on a Saturday afternoon.
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Ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri claims football mistakenly followed Pep Guardiola for 20 years 7 Dec 2019, 7:58am Updated Ex-Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri claims football mistakenly followed Pep Guardiola for 20 years
Guardiola put together one of the greatest teams in history while in charge at Barcelona between 2008-2012, with the likes of Lionel Messi, Andres Iniesta and Xavi leading the way.
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Raheem Sterling reveals maturing is the secret to his top form 6 Dec 2019, 7:17pm Updated Raheem Sterling reveals maturing is the secret to his top form
Raheem Sterling admits he wasn't always '100 per cent committed' to his career but is now reaping the rewards of his obsession with football. Sterling has developed into one of the best.
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Jamie Vardy is one of the best strikers in Europe... Gareth Southgate needs to bring him back 6 Dec 2019, 6:45pm Updated Jamie Vardy is one of the best strikers in Europe... Gareth Southgate needs to bring him back
PETER CROUCH: It may seem the wrong time of year to talk about international football, but Jamie Vardy has left me with no option. He is propelling Leicester's quest to push for the title.
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6 Dec 2019, 10:18am Macclesfield Town v Crewe Alexandra suspended by English Football League
Macclesfield's League Two game against Crewe is suspended by the EFL, with players "adversely affected" by financial issues.
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6 Dec 2019, 9:54am Macclesfield Town v Crewe Alexandra postponed by EFL
Macclesfield's League Two game against Crewe on Saturday is called off by the English Football League.
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Tony Adams slams Per Mertesacker for taking role as Arsenal assistant 6 Dec 2019, 3:02am Updated Tony Adams slams Per Mertesacker for taking role as Arsenal assistant
Tony Adams has condemned Per Mertesacker for abandoning his post as Arsenal's director of football to work alongside interim manager Freddie Ljungberg.
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THE SECRET SCOUT: Josh Dasilva has emerged as a key man in midfield for Brentford 5 Dec 2019, 6:52pm Updated THE SECRET SCOUT: Josh Dasilva has emerged as a key man in midfield for Brentford
Our scout is a top football expert who attends matches each week searching for the next star. This week they give Sportsmail the lowdown on 21-year-old Brentford midfielder Josh Dasilva.
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Putting fans on boards is just a cynical election tool and glib Labour election promise 5 Dec 2019, 5:32pm Updated Putting fans on boards is just a cynical election tool and glib Labour election promise
MARTIN SAMUEL: To hear the shadow sports minister Rosena Allin-Khan speak, one would think football attracts a single homogenous group. 'Labour will put fans at the heart of football,' she says.
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