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  • Hitzfeld warns Guardiola to keep Bayern's stars happy

    Bayern Munich resume their Bundesliga campaign at second-placed Wolfsburg on Friday having been warned to keep their star-studded squad happy in order to maintain their iron grip on the German league. Bayern have an 11-point lead at the top of the table and are set to break last season's record…

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  • Ronaldo handed two-match ban for kicking opponent

    By Tim Hanlon (Reuters) - Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has been given a two-match ban following his dismissal for kicking out at an opponent during their La Liga clash with Cordoba last Saturday, the Spanish league said on Wednesday. Ronaldo was unable to make an impact in the match and his…

    Reuters
  • Barca edge nine-man Atletico in five-goal thriller

    Neymar bagged a double as Barcelona twice came from behind to book their place in the semi-finals of the Copa del Rey with a 3-2 win over nine-man Atletico Madrid to seal a 4-2 aggregate victory. Fernando Torres struck for the hosts inside the first minute to cancel out Lionel Messi's winner in…

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  • Five Cameroon v Ivory Coast facts

    Malabo (Equatorial Guinea) (AFP) - Five facts on the Africa Cup of Nations Group D match between Cameroon and Ivory Coast in Malabo Wednesday:

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  • Mourinho cries foul over Costa 'stamp' claims

    Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho once again alleged that his team were the victims of a "campaign" after they edged Liverpool 1-0 in an ill-tempered League Cup semi-final second leg. An extra-time Branislav Ivanovic header earned Chelsea a 2-1 aggregate win after a high-octane encounter at Stamford…

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  • Soccer-Arsenal sign Brazilian defender Gabriel

    Arsenal have signed Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista from Villarreal, the Premier League club said on Wednesday. The 24-year-old has moved to London in a deal worth 11.3 million pounds ($17.1 million), British media reported. "It's another dream in my career that has come true," Gabriel told the…

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  • Red Bulls sign Kljestan from Anderlecht

    (Reuters) - The New York Red Bulls have signed United States midfielder Sacha Kljestan from Belgian club Anderlecht, the Major League Soccer club said on Wednesday. Californian Kljestan, 29, has 46 caps for the U.S. and moved to Anderlecht in 2010 before making 90 league appearances for the club.…

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  • Real to change stadium name to Abu Dhabi Bernabeu

    Abu Dhabi Bernabeu will be the new name of Real Madrid's stadium according to Spanish media. The home of the European champions could join Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund in the list of clubs to rename their stadium after a sponsor.

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  • Soccer-Dutch Cup quarterfinal summaries

    Jan 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Dutch Cup Quarterfinal matches on Wednesday Wednesday, January 28Groningen 4 Tjaronn Chery 63, Michael de Leeuw 66, Yoell van Nieff 76, Maikel Kieftenbeld 78 Missed penalty: Michael de Leeuw 63Vitesse Arnhem 0 Red Card: Guram Kashia 61Halftime: 0-0;…

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  • Sven lures Conca back to China in '$11m' deal

    Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson has lured Argentine star Dario Conca back to the Chinese Super League, his club Shanghai SIPG said Wednesday, on a deal reported to be worth almost $11 million a year. "Conca will arrive in Shanghai soon and will be formally signed after a medical," the…

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  • Soccer-Ice-man Eriksen sends Spurs into League Cup final

    (Adds details, quotes) LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - Christian Eriksen was Tottenham Hotspur's ice-man as they suppressed a late revival from third-tier Sheffield United to reach the League Cup final 3-2 on aggregate on Wednesday. Tottenham, who will face Chelsea in the final at Wembley on March 1,…

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  • Neymar target's Olympic salvation for Brazil

    Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar is gunning for Olympic glory with Brazil to make up for last year's World Cup disappointment. The World Cup brought double hurt for the 22-year-old as not only did the Selecao fail for a second time after 1950 to win the event on home soil but he missed the…

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  • Soccer-Spanish King's Cup quarter-final summaries

    Jan 28 (Infostrada Sports) - Summaries from the Spanish King's Cup Quarter-final second leg matches on Wednesday Atletico Madrid 2 Fernando Torres 1, Raul Garcia 30pen Red Card: Gabi 46, Mario Suarez 84Barcelona 3 Neymar 9,41, Miranda 38og Halftime: 2-3; Attendance: 55,000- - -Next Fixtures (GMT):…

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    Possible replacement goalies for Hope Solo (15 photos)

    Goalkeeper Hope Solo faces the possibility of being left off the American roster for this year's Women's World Cup if she fails to complete tasks set for her by the U.S. Soccer Federation. The 33-year-old was suspended for 30 days last Wednesday for what the U.S. Soccer Federation called ''an…

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  • Soccer-Penpix of likely FIFA presidential candidates

    By Mike Collett LONDON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - With Thursday's 2300 GMT deadline approaching for candidates to declare their intention to enter the FIFA presidential election race, the following are penpix of those expected to enter the campaign which will be decided with a vote at the FIFA Congress in…

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  • Ghana back from brink of elimination to make quarters

    Ghana came back from the brink of elimination with two goals in the last 17 minutes to beat South Africa 2-1 Tuesday and make the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals. The four-time champion was heading for a rare early exit at the continental championship after Mandla Masango's spectacular…

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  • Ronaldo suspended 2 games for kicking Cordoba player

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been suspended from Real Madrid's next two matches after his violent outburst in last weekend's league game that included kicking an opponent. The federation's disciplinary committee on Wednesday banned Ronaldo from home games against Real Sociedad on Saturday and Sevilla on…

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