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  • Iran's protest over Iraqi player rejected

    Iran's protest that Iraq fielded an ineligible player in their stormy Asian Cup quarter-final was shot down following lengthy deliberation by tournament organisers on Sunday. Iran lodged a formal complaint, claiming that midfielder Alaa Abdulzehra failed a drugs test while playing for an Iranian…

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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,"…

    AFP
  • High ranking sits uncomfortably on Nishikori's shoulders

    By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A break-out 2014 season and a career-high ranking of five has added extra weight to Kei Nishikori's shoulders, with the U.S. Open finalist already bearing the burden of huge expectations in his home country Japan. Nishikori became the first man from an Asian…

    Reuters
  • 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,…

    Reuters
  • 'Ashamed' Mourinho vows Chelsea will recover from Cup humiliation

    Jose Mourinho insists Chelsea will quickly recover from their humiliating FA Cup exit against third-tier Bradford because most of his star players missed the stunning fourth round defeat. Mourinho suffered one of the most embarrassing defeats of his career as the Premier League leaders squandered a…

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  • American Football - Belichick says '100 percent' Patriots did no wrong

    - A New England Patriots internal investigation shows the NFL club did nothing wrong in the controversy over football inflation levels in a playoff victory, coach Bill Belichick said Saturday.

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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.

    AFP
  • 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,…

    Reuters
  • Wrong to call Cameroon favourites, says Finke

    Cameroon coach Volker Finke claimed that Saturday's 1-1 Africa Cup of Nations draw with Guinea proved that his side should not have been considered favourites in an extremely tight Group D. "I have never said that we are the favourites in this group," said the veteran German after his side failed…

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  • 2022 World Cup in winter, says AFC boss

    The 2022 World Cup in Qatar looks increasingly likely to be played in November and December to avoid the region's blazing summer heat, Asia's football supremo said. Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, who heads the FIFA taskforce charged with…

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  • FA Cup holders Arsenal emboldened by Man City win

    Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says his side have been strengthened by their victory over Manchester City last weekend, as they continue their FA Cup defence at Brighton and Hove Albion. Wenger believes that landmark success -- Arsenal's first away win against either City, Manchester United or…

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  • DeAndre Yedlin added to US roster for exhibition at Chile

    CHICAGO (AP) -- Newly acquired Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin will join the U.S. national team in South America for Wednesday's exhibition against Chile at Rancagua.

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  • Bookmaker-funded Ginola campaign could breach FIFA rules

    Even if David Ginola gains the nominations required by Thursday's deadline to stand against Sepp Blatter, his improbable bookmaker-funded campaign could be scuppered by FIFA's gambling rules. Ginola's campaign is being organized by stunt-prone Irish bookmaker Paddy Power, which is paying the former…

    The Associated Press
  • Ronaldo off in Real win as Barca hit six

    By Tim Hanlon BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off for kicking out at an opponent but Real Madrid still beat Cordoba 2-1 away on Saturday while Barcelona kept on their heels with a 6-0 romp at Elche. Real remain top with 48 points, one more than Barca and also with a game in hand,…

    Reuters
  • Real Madrid snap up Brazilian midfielder Silva

    European champions Real Madrid have completed the signing of Brazilian under-21 international midfielder Lucas Silva from Cruzeiro. "Real Madrid and Cruzeiro have reached an agreement for the transfer of Lucas Silva, who will be tied to the club until June 30, 2020," said a statement on Madrid's…

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  • Soccer-Bolivian championship results and standings

    Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Bolivian championship matches on Saturday Saturday, January 24 Blooming 1 Universitario de Pando 1 Sport Boys 1 The Strongest 2 Friday, January 23 Universitario de Sucre 1 Real Potosi 0 Standings P W D L F A Pts 1 Blooming 2 1 1 0 3 1 4…

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  • Soccer-Ligue 1 top scorers

    Jan 24 (Infostrada Sports) - Top scorers of the Ligue 1 on Saturday 20 Alexandre Lacazette (Olympique Lyon) 13 Andre-Pierre Gignac (Olympique Marseille) 10 Claudio Beauvue (En Avant Guingamp) 8 Daniel Wass (Evian Thonon Gaillard FC) Cheick Diabate (Girondins Bordeaux) Nabil Fekir (Olympique Lyon)…

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