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  • Swansea City-Manchester City Preview

    Manuel Pellegrini insists he is not unduly concerned by Chelsea's impressive start to the season as Manchester City return to action after the international break with a match against Swansea City at the Etihad Stadium Saturday.

    The Associated Press
  • AM's Week 12 Player Picks

    Nik Argiropoulos runs you through the players you should be considering for your Yahoo Fantasy Premier League side.

    Rotoworld
  • Liverpool striker Sturridge suffers new injury blow

    London (AFP) - Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge may not return until the new year after it was announced Wednesday that the England forward had suffered a fresh thigh injury.

    AFP
  • Hodgson dismayed by England fan chants

    Glasgow (AFP) - England manager Roy Hodgson admitted that his side's 3-1 friendly victory over Scotland in Glasgow had been slightly tarnished by antagonistic chanting from the away supporters.

    AFP
  • Police swoop in Marseille transfer probe

    The president of Marseille football club and two former directors were taken in for questioning Tuesday as part of a probe into transfers including that of top striker Andre-Pierre Gignac, sources close to the investigation said. The investigation, which includes claims of extortion,…

    AFP
  • United at 'start of something special' despite income drop

    London (AFP) - Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward said Tuesday the club were at the "start of something special" despite announcing a near 10 percent drop in income in the first quarter of the financial year following the English giants' failure to qualify for this season's…

    AFP
  • Real Madrid's Modric facing three-month injury break

    Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be sidelined for up to three months after injuring his left thigh while playing for Croatia in a 1-1 draw with Italy, press reports said Tuesday. Modric hobbled off just before the half-hour mark of the Euro 2016 Group H qualifier at a packed San Siro on…

    AFP
  • Ronaldo aims to outshine Messi on Manchester return

    Manchester (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo will try to outshine Lionel Messi on his return to Old Trafford when the two best players in the world clash in a friendly between Portugal and Argentina on Tuesday.

    AFP
  • Rooney steels England for Celtic Park cauldron

    Glasgow (AFP) - England captain Wayne Rooney revealed on Monday that he has warned his younger team-mates to brace themselves for a hostile reception in Tuesday's friendly against Scotland at Celtic Park.

    AFP
  • Croatia's Modric set for three-week lay-off

    Milan (AFP) - Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric could be sidelined for three weeks after suffering a suspected groin strain while playing for Croatia in a 1-1 draw with Italy, national team bosses said.

    AFP
  • Berahino completes remarkable rise to England team

    WEST BROMWICH, England (AP) -- Saido Berahino's path to becoming one of the new stars of English football began with kickabouts with his cousins on the streets of Burundi, using a makeshift ball made from plastic bags or rolled-up socks.

    The Associated Press
  • Wales secure battling point in Belgium

    Brussels (AFP) - Wales maintained their impressive start to the 2016 European Championship qualifiers with a superb defensive display to gain a vital draw against highly-fancied Belgium in a 0-0 draw on Sunday.

    AFP
  • 'Unbeatable' Klitschko improving with age, says brother Vitali

    Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is currently unbeatable and improving with age, according to his brother Vitali, after knocking-out Kubrat Pulev to earn the 17th defence of his world titles. The three-time former world heavyweight champion Vitali was in his younger brother's…

    AFP
  • Inter need to start winning again: Mancini

    Roberto Mancini said he hopes to get stuttering Inter Milan back to winning ways quickly after returning to the Serie A giants for a second spell as coach on a two-and-a-half-year deal on Saturday. "I don't have a magic wand," Mancini told reporters in Milan. Mancini, who spent four success-laden…

    AFP
  • Mancini takes over at Inter Milan as Mazzarri sacked

    Inter Milan named Roberto Mancini as coach on Friday shortly after the Serie A giants sacked Walter Mazzarri. A statement on the club's website, www.inter.it, quoted club president Erick Thohir as saying: "Happy to welcome back Roberto Mancini. Mancini returns to the San Siro following a six-year…

    AFP
  • Bayern break the one-million shirts record

    Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich sold more than a million shirts last season for the first time in the club's history, according to their marketing director Andreas Jung. "Last season, we sold 1.3 million shirts, more than all the other Bundesliga clubs put together. It's a new record," Bayern…

    AFP
  • Azzurri revival clouded by bleak reality of Italy's Serie A

    Italy host Croatia on Sunday in a crucial Euro 2016 qualifier but behind the veneer of Antonio Conte's seemingly rejuvenated Azzurri squad lies a murky backwater that is Italy's Serie A. Italy's once revered top flight, a former haven for the finest purveyors of the 'beautiful game', is in crisis…

    AFP