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  • Lampard, Terry turned my career around: Drogba

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Didier Drogba has paid tribute to the inspirational way Chelsea team mates Frank Lampard and John Terry helped turn his career around after suffering some difficult times in his early days at Stamford Bridge. The powerful Ivorian striker, signed in a big-money…

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  • The sound of silence: The January transfer window

    It's been all quiet on the winter transfer front where once again deals have been muted by high prices and Financial Fair Play.

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  • Drogba wants to remain with Chelsea 'family'

    Didier Drogba said he wanted to remain a member of the Chelsea "family" beyond the end of the current English season. The Ivory Coast forward made the announcement as he received the 2015 Football Writers' Association Tribute Award at a dinner at London's Savoy Hotel on Sunday. Drogba returned to…

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  • Hosts in safety dilemma after reaching Nations Cup knockouts

    By Mark Gleeson EBIBEYIN, Equatorial Guinea (Reuters) - Qualification of hosts Equatorial Guinea for the knockout phase of the African Nations Cup has created a potential safety dilemma for the Confederation of African Football and local organisers. The Nations Cup has already seen spectators…

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  • Soccer-La Liga top scorers

    Jan 26 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the La Liga on Monday 28 Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 21 Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 14 Neymar (Barcelona) 12 Carlos Bacca (Sevilla) 10 Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) 9 Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Luciano Vietto (Villarreal)…

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  • Soccer-Cambridge flush with cash ahead of Man Utd replay

    Cambridge United are flush with cash after securing a lucrative FA Cup fourth round replay at Manchester United and will spend their Old Trafford windfall on new toilets, the fourth tier club's chairman said. Cambridge, promoted from the minor leagues into the professional pyramid last season, held…

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  • Ronaldo apologises for moment of madness

    Three-time World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo has apologised to Cordoba defender Edimar for the kick that saw the Portuguese sent-off for the ninth time in his career in Real Madrid's 2-1 win on Saturday. "I apologise to everyone and especially to Edimar for my rash act in the game today,"…

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  • Soccer-Bayern's Guardiola in no rush for contract extension

    By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Jan 26 (Reuters) - German champions Bayern Munich have repeatedly signalled their desire for a contract extension with coach Pep Guardiola but the Spaniard seems in no rush to sign a deal past 2016. Guardiola led Bayern to the domestic league and Cup double in his first…

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  • Defeated Gabon rage at penalty call

    Gabon captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang blamed a crucial penalty decision as his side exited the Africa Cup of Nations at the expense of hosts Equatorial Guinea on Sunday. Javier Balboa won and then converted a 55th-minute penalty that set the Nzalang Nacional on the way to a 2-0 victory in Bata as…

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  • Soccer-English FA Cup 4th round results

    Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the English FA Cup 4th Round matches on Sunday 4th RoundSunday, January 25Brighton and Hove Albion (II) - Arsenal 2-3 (halftime: 0-2) Aston Villa - AFC Bournemouth (II) 2-1 (halftime: 0-0) Bristol City (III) - West Ham United 0-1 (halftime: 0-0) Saturday,…

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  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Sunday 21 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 13 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 10 Claudio Beauvue (En Avant Guingamp) 9 Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St Germain) 8 Daniel Wass (Evian Thonon Gaillard FC) Cheick Diabate (Girondins…

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  • Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

    Jan 25 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bolivian championship matches on Sunday Sunday, January 25 Bolivar 2 Oriente Petrolero 1 Jorge Wilstermann 0 Club Petrolero 0 Nacional Potosi 2 San Jose 3 Saturday, January 24 Blooming 1 Universitario de Pando 1 Sport Boys 1 The Strongest…

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  • Roma sweat on Strootman after knee knock

    Serie A title challengers Roma are sweating on Kevin Strootman after the Dutchman was forced off with a suspected knee injury during a 1-1 draw away to Fiorentina on Sunday. Strootman only returned to the Roma fray prior to Christmas having missed the end of last season and the 2014 World Cup with…

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  • Argentina reach World Cup last 16

    Doha (AFP) - Argentina clinched a 30-27 win over Russia to reach the handball World Cup last 16 on Saturday, their fourth run to the knockout stages in 10 appearances.

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  • Soccer-Out-of-favour Balotelli must improve in training, says Rodgers

    Out-of-favour Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli needs to improve in training if he wants to get back into the squad, manager Brendan Rodgers has said. Italian Balotelli, who is yet to score a league goal in 12 appearances since his 16 million pounds ($23.98 million) move from AC Milan in August,…

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  • Arsenal to buy Villarreal's Gabriel Paulista

    Villarreal have agreed to sell Brazilian defender Gabriel Paulista to Arsenal with Costa Rican striker Joel Campbell going the other way on loan until the end of the season, the Spanish club said on Saturday. He said goodbye to Villarreal fans ahead of their La Liga clash with Levante on Saturday,…

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