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  • Liverpool stonewall wantaway Sterling

    Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers insisted on Friday club owners Fenway Sports Group would not back down in the acrimonious battle over Raheem Sterling's contract. "The ownership have shown their strength in their time here," Rodgers said. Fenway proved previously in their handling of Luis Suarez…

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  • The moment where it all went wrong for Real Madrid in its trophy-less season

    Real's fall from a 22-game winning streak to a trophy-less season can be traced back to an injury during November's international break.

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  • Xavi to start final La Liga game

    Barcelona boss Luis Enrique confirmed that Xavi Hernandez will captain the side on his 505th and final La Liga appearance for the Catalans at home to Deportivo la Coruna on Saturday. "Xavi will start tomorrow," Enrique told a press conference on Friday.

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  • Klopp set for emotional farewell in Dortmund

    Jurgen Klopp admits he may not be able to contain his emotions for his last home league game as Borussia Dortmund coach when he hosts Werder Bremen on Saturday. Klopp's final game in charge is the German Cup final on May 30 against VfL Wolfsburg at Berlin's Olympic Stadium having announced in…

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  • Finding the best landing spot for Liverpool's Raheem Sterling

    For club and player, the best scenario is a big-money move out of England, not a transfer to a Premier League rival.

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  • New faces in for Zenit after title win

    Andre Villas-Boas, manager of Russia's newly-crowned champions Zenit St Petersburg, is intent on refreshing his line-up for Saturday's Premiership match at Amkar Perm to give some rest to the team's top leaders. Meanwhile, Amkar are unbeaten in their last five league matches but are still battling…

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  • AM's Week 38 Player Picks

    Nik Argiropoulos runs you through the players you should be considering for the final weekend of the Premier League season.

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  • Klopp aims for Europe on his Dortmund home bow

    Jurgen Klopp plans to bow out of his last Bundesliga home game as Borussia Dortmund coach with a win over Werder Bremen on Saturday to help their Europa League bid. After two German league titles and a Champions League final appearance in the last seven years, Klopp leads out Borussia for the last…

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  • Monaco lead three-way Champions League chase

    Monaco can clinch an immediate return to the Champions League with a win at Lorient on Saturday, but Marseille and Saint-Etienne can pip them to the post on the final day of the season. Paris Saint-Germain clinched the title last weekend, while Lyon were confirmed as runners- up, but third place…

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  • Relegation, Europe to play for on Liga final day

    Almeria, Deportivo la Coruna, Eibar and Granada will fight it out to avoid the two remaining relegation places when the Spanish league season comes to a close on Saturday. The makeup of Spain's representatives in next season's Champions League will also be decided with Valencia and Sevilla still…

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  • Napoli face Champions League acid test at Juve

    Napoli face a crucial weekend in their fight for a Champions League place with Rafael Benitez's men away to treble-chasing Juventus and rivals Lazio hosting Roma in the city derby. Napoli, in fourth place three points off a Champions League place, visit a Juventus side still bubbling with joy…

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  • West Brom-Arsenal Preview

    Arsenal are all but assured of a third-place finish ahead of their clash with West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates on the final day of the season. Arsene Wenger's Arsenal (21-9-7) were held to a disappointing 0-0 draw by Sunderland on Wednesday evening - making it just one in five for the Gunners.…

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  • FIFA Presidential Election Candidates

    ZURICH (AP) -- A look at the candidates in the FIFA presidential election on May 29 in Zurich:

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  • Sheringham takes first managerial job at minnows Stevenage

    Former Manchester United and England striker Teddy Sheringham has made his first foray into management after taking charge at League Two club Stevenage on Thursday. Sheringham quit his position as attacking coach at West Ham, where he worked under boss Sam Allardyce, to learn the managerial ropes…

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  • Liverpool cancel showdown talks over Sterling's future

    Raheem Sterling's future at Liverpool was plunged into fresh doubt on Thursday after the Premier League club reportedly cancelled a meeting to discuss a new contract for the unsettled forward. Sterling's agent Aidy Ward had requested a meeting with Liverpool chief executive Ian Ayre and Reds…

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  • Xavi to leave Barcelona for Qatar at end of the season  

    Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez confirmed on Thursday that he will end his 17-year playing career with the Catalans at the end of the season to join Qatari side Al Sadd. "I would like to announce my departure from Barcelona at the end of the season," he told a press conference adding that at some…

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  • Xavi to leave Barcelona after 17 trophy-filled seasons

    Xavi Hernandez is leaving Barcelona after 17 trophy-laden seasons in which he set club records for appearances and titles won. The 35-year-old Xavi, who has played 764 matches for Barcelona, said Thursday he will cut his contract short by one year and leave after this season to play for Qatari…

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