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  • Karim Benzema drives his €2 million chrome Bugatti Veyron to training because he's gotta drive it somewhere

    Not to be outdone by teammate Alvaro Arbeloa's super cool Morgan 3 Wheeler, Karim Benzema arrived at Real Madrid's training complex in his black and chrome Bugatti Veyron, which costs roughly €2 million.

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  • The Italian Job: Torres and AC Milan reach agreement, now it's up to Chelsea

    Throwaway mentions of Juventus and AS Roma provide plenty of additional speculation. ...Galliani has three-year agreement with the Spanish striker, given in London by the leaders of the Blues: unlocks if you exceed the knot of severance pay. The mosaic is not yet complete, but yesterday Fernando…

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  • Concerns over Shaw's fitness date back to the World Cup and beyond

    England manager Roy Hodgson shares Louis van Gaal's criticisms of the United left back's conditioning It appears that Manchester United may have spent a small fortune on a footballer who finds it impossible to walk past junk food. You'll recall, no doubt, Luke Shaw looking a little Anderson-like in…

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  • Wenger: Arteta, Gibbs not ready for Leicester

    According to Arsene Wenger in today's press conference, Arsenal will face newly-promoted Leicester City on Sunday without the aid of captain Mikel Arteta and left back Kieran Gibbs: Arteta will certainly be short for Sunday. Aaron Ramsey will be back in the squad, as he was merely suspended for the…

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  • Borussia Dortmund "agree terms" with United playmaker

    The Japanese playmaker may soon be returning to the club with which he made his name. Sell them! Sell them all! The latest victim of Louis van Gaal's purge of United's flabby squad is, reportedly, Shinji Kagawa. Kagawa's departure has looked inevitable ever since Van Gaal made it clear he "could…

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  • UEFA Champions League Group Stage Draw Reaction

    FC Barcelona's fate is sealed: Group F with Paris Saint-Germain, AFC Ajax and APOEL NicosiaThis evening, FC Barcelona will discover their 2014-15 UEFA Champions League fate, as the group stage draw for this year’s edition of the world’s premier club competition is held in Monaco. Tonight, we will…

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  • Soccer-It's not the Balotelli show, warns Liverpool boss

    (Fixes lit in quote, para 5) LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - "This is not the Mario Balotelli show", warned Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers who is able to call on the mercurial Italian forward for the first time against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday. Balotelli was signed from AC Milan for 16 million…

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  • Rapids-Sounders Preview

    Coach Sigi Schmid has had the luxury of using multiple starting lineups with successful results due to the depth of the Seattle Sounders. No matter the combination Schmid puts together Saturday, the Western Conference leaders appear to have an advantage as they look to deal the visiting Colorado…

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  • Week 3 Barn-Door Bonanza!

    Rob Allen looks at this weeks choices for players you need to look to bring into your team over the Barn Door period.

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  • Mexico names squad for upcoming friendlies

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico coach Miguel Herrera has kept only 13 members of his World Cup squad for the team's upcoming international friendlies against Chile and Bolivia.

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  • Rooney gets nod as England captain

    London (AFP) - Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney will take over from Steven Gerrard as England captain, manager Roy Hodgson announced during a press conference at Wembley Stadium on Thursday.

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  • Soccer-Chelsea striker Costa doubtful for Everton trip

    (Adds more quotes) By Michael Hann LONDON, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Diego Costa is doubtful for Chelsea's trip to Everton on Saturday while manager Jose Mourinho has said the club will be in trouble if media reports of a Fernando Torres move to AC Milan prove accurate. Spain striker Costa, who joined in…

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  • Club managers, players join Nigeria league boycott

    Players and clubs on Friday joined a boycott of Nigeria's top flight league but the country's football association insisted that matches would go ahead as planned. The Association of Professional Footballers of Nigeria (APFON), which represents players and club managers said they would not…

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  • Goalkeeper in Brazil targeted in racist taunt

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Santos goalkeeper Aranha says he was the target of racist taunts by Gremio supporters during a Brazilian Cup match.

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  • Xabi Alonso: "I will always be a Madridista"

    Together with Emilio Butragueño, Xabi Alonso spoke to the media to bid farewell to Real Madrid fans. A couple hours after Real Madrid made official Xabi Alonso's signing for Bayern Munich, it was time to give Xabi the farewell he deserves. Emilio Butragueño spoke first to express Real Madrid's…

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  • Sevilla, Everton get tricky Europa League draws

    Spanish holders Sevilla and English side Everton have been handed tricky ties in the draw for the UEFA Europa League group stage, made in Monaco on Friday. Sevilla, bidding for a record fourth title in the second-tier European competition, won last season by beating Benfica on penalties in the…

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