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  • Table doesn't lie says Chelsea's Mourinho

    London (AFP) - Jose Mourinho believes his Chelsea side have improved sufficiently in 2014 to justify their position as Premier League leaders.

  • Van Gaal irked by United's festive schedule

    Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has bemoaned the lack of time at his disposal as he attempts to nurse an injury-plagued squad through his first Christmas in English football.

  • NHL Three Stars: Stepan rules Jersey; Holtby halts Penguins

    Puck Daddy's Three Stars for Saturday, Dec. 27.

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  • Atletico close to sealing Torres deal

    MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid are close to sealing a deal for Spain forward Fernando Torres to return to his boyhood club, assistant coach German Burgos said on Saturday. Later in the day, Torres' parent club Chelsea announced that the player's loan switch to AC Milan would become permanent…

  • Sunderland-Aston Villa Preview

    Just one point separates Aston Villa and Sunderland heading into their clash at Villa Park on Sunday.

    The Associated Press
  • Spurs double-winning defender Henry dies, aged 80

    LONDON (Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur's double-winning defender Ron Henry has died at the age of 80. "We extend our condolences to his family at this sad time," the Premier League club said on their website ( on Saturday. Henry, who won one cap for England, was a member of…

  • Soccer-Serbian Uros Matic to play for Macedonia

    SKOPJE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Uros Matic, the brother of Chelsea and Serbia midfielder Nemanja, is set to play for Macedonia, the Balkan nation's FA president Ilco Georgioski said on Saturday. The 24-year old attacking midfielder, who played seven games for Serbia's Under-19s, visited the Macedonian…

  • Everton-Newcastle United Preview

    Everton and Newcastle United are mired in losing streaks and mid-table mediocrity ahead of their clash Sunday at St James' Park.

    The Associated Press
  • Ex-Chile goalkeeper Rojas hospitalized in Brazil

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Former Chile goalkeeper Roberto Rojas has been hospitalized in Brazil because of a urinary infection and chest pain.

    Associated Press
  • McDowall says sorry after Rangers thrashing

    Edinburgh (AFP) - Rangers caretaker manager Kenny McDowall said sorry to the Glasgow club's support after his first match in charge ended in a 4-0 thrashing by Hibernian.

  • Striker Torres to join Milan on permanent deal

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea says striker Fernando Torres will join AC Milan on a permanent basis in the January transfer window.

    Associated Press
  • Russia 2018 Organising Committee in budget deficit

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Local Organising committee for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will have a budget deficit for the next year, the country's minister for sport said on Friday. Mutko was speaking at a meeting held by the organization's directorate of which he is a member. "We will have a budget…

  • VIDEO: Premier League title is Chelsea’s to lose

    The offseason signings of Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa have worked wonders as Jose Mourinho’s men have only lost one match in all competitions this season.

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  • Title rivals Chelsea and Man City pass West test

    By Martyn Herman LONDON (Reuters) - Chelsea overpowered West Ham United 2-0 and Manchester City outclassed West Bromwich Albion 3-1 as the Premier League title rivals flexed their muscles at the start of a hectic holiday programme on Friday. With nine points available in less than a week the…

  • Soccer-Japan coach Aguirre denies match-fixing, calls for calm

    By Olivier Fabre TOKYO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Japan coach Javier Aguirre denied on Saturday any involvement in match-fixing in Spain and called for calm from the team's supporters during their Asian Cup defence. The Mexican was among 41 people named by Spain's anti-corruption prosecutor in court this…

  • Rampant Ronaldo looking to improve on outstanding 2014

    MADRID (Reuters) - Not content with four titles in 2014, including his second Champions League, prolific Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to make next year an even bigger success. Ronaldo netted 51 goals in 47 appearances last season, setting a record of 17 goals for one edition…

  • Soccer-Scottish Premiership preliminary round results and standings

    Dec 27 (Infostrada Sports) - Results and standings from the Scottish Premiership Preliminary Round matches on Saturday Saturday, December 27Celtic 0 Ross County 0 Dundee 1 St. Mirren 3 Kilmarnock 1 Hamilton Academical 0 Motherwell 1 Partick Thistle 0 St. Johnstone 2 Dundee United 1 Standings P W D…

  • Mourinho appeases 'crying' Chelsea players

    By Tony Jimenez LONDON (Reuters) - Jose Mourinho was purring like a cat that had devoured the leftovers from Christmas dinner but it did not stop him showing his professional claws after his Chelsea side eased past West Ham United 2-0 on Friday. Not content with basking in the glow of one of…

  • Soccer-Former Brazil striker Adriano set to join Le Havre

    PARIS, Dec 26 (Reuters) - Former Inter Milan and Brazil striker Adriano is set to revive his troubled career at the oldest French professional club after second division Le Havre struck a deal to sign him. The 32-year-old Adriano, whose career has fallen apart in recent years due to disciplinary…

  • Crystal Palace fires manager Neil Warnock

    LONDON (AP) -- Crystal Palace fired Neil Warnock after only four months in charge on Saturday, becoming the first English Premier League manager to lose his job this season.

    The Associated Press